Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. With the advent of photo quizzes on FunTrivia, I watched with envy as various editors got to test the format. Finally, in April of 2013, my first photo quiz, "It's a Small World After All" went online.
In the spirit of that quiz, tell me which of these Central American countries is smaller than the others.
2. In September of 2013, the 'Amazing FunTrivia Race 2' pitted team against team in a quiz-writing extravaganza! I was a member of the team Kaffeeklatsch, and I contributed seven quizzes to the effort.
My personal favourite was "Rock Solid", a photo quiz on Canada's easternmost province. Which province is that, again?
3. In the spring of 2014, I had the privilege of participating in FunTrivia's first 'Author Masterclass', which gave authors a chance to work with editors to improve their craft in a series of challenges. With the excellent tutelage of Skunkee, I managed to earn an Editor's Choice thumb for my literature quiz, "Dreaming of Paradise".
In all my descriptions of literary paradises, I never made mention of "Paradise Lost", the epic penned by which 17th-century poet?
4. Also in 2014, I managed a team quiz for the first time with the group 'Revenge of the Llamas'. As a science fiction literature quiz, I gave it the appropriate title, "Llamas in Space".
Everyone has heard of Laika, the dog that the USSR successfully put into orbit in 1957, but the first mammal actually launched into space (not into orbit) did so in 1949. What kind of animal, named Albert II, was this?
5. With my very next quiz I hit a milestone that I had been working towards for some time... at least five quizzes published in each of FunTrivia's 20 main categories. This happened with my fifth Video Games quiz, about the online game "Candy Crush Saga".
What candy is commonly crushed to make Christmas treats of various kinds?
6. In the Fall, a new endeavour was introduced to FunTrivia: The Random Idea Chamber (TRIC). I found that this really challenged me to write in new and different directions. My first TRIC quiz was entitled "Wednesday's Child".
If Wednesday is connected to a Norse god, to which of these days of the week would 'Wednesday's Child' refer?
7. During 'November Quiz Writing Month' (2014), I began an ambitious endeavour, deciding that I would write a quiz on every "Star Trek" episode in every series. I began with the two-part episode "Broken Bow".
Which "Star Trek" series began with that episode?
8. Tragedy struck our family in the winter of 2015 when our middle son was diagnosed with cancer. Amongst other things, writing quizzes took a back shelf in my life for the duration of his six-month treatment (he survived, by the way). I had been in the middle writing a short series of video game quizzes called "Arcade Nostalgia", which I picked up again in the summer.
What was the first commercially produced video game arcade machine, produced by Syzygy in 1971?
9. In the spring of 2016, match quizzes became a new quiz format on FunTrivia, a development that I took to wholeheartedly. My first match quiz was entitled "Gods of War", asking you to match various war gods with their culture of origin.
"Gods of War" also happens to be the name of a 2007 album by what heavy metal band?
10. On June 4th, 2016 I achieved the milestone of at least ten quizzes written in every main FunTrivia category with the photo quiz, "Paw Power". I asked you to identify various animals with just a closeup of their paws.
What animal's paw is used to refer to a person who is used unwittingly or unwillingly by another to accomplish the other's own purpose?
Source: Author reedy
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