Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I joined FunTrivia in October of 2002, and my first quiz went online on December 10th - "Mel Gibson Roles". One had simply to match a character that Mel played with the right movie. Well, of the movies he has done since his five-year acting hiatus, in which one does Mel play a homicide detective investigating the death of his own daughter?
2. Only two of my quizzes from my early FunTrivia years (I took a seven-year 'break') managed to maintain 'sunnies' during my absence. One of them - "Greek Gods" - was also my first quiz to reach 10,000 plays. In it, you needed to recognize the Greek god from his or her job description. Here's one goddess that didn't make my top ten:
Who was the goddess of the hearth, home and chastity?
3. One series of quizzes that I wrote early on was "A History of Manitoba", with 25-year chunks of time in each quiz. I had written up to 1975 before taking my break, and one of the first things I did upon my return was to complete the series to the year 2000. I can guarantee that my next installment (2000-2025) will have a question about the return of the NHL to Winnipeg.
From what US city did the new Winnipeg Jets come?
4. With my return to FunTrivia, I also discovered the 'Player Author Challenges'. The very first quiz that I wrote (it went online Nov. 1, 2010) was "That's So Punny!" I only actually included one question that was a pun, while the rest were questions ABOUT the different types of puns.
Do you know which of these words also means 'pun' or 'word play'?
5. After discovering the 'Player Author Challenge' titles, I soon discovered the 'Author's Lounge' and all of the wonderful challenges therein. The first challenge that I participated in was 'Lizards, Quizzards' with my late entry "That's GECKO, not GEICO!"
True or False: All geckos lack eyelids.
6. Also found in the 'Author's Lounge' are the Commissions. I wish that I could have participated in them all, but the first one I joined was Commission XVI: 'One Word'. The title I received was "Memories", and I made it a general quiz covering every FunTrivia category.
Which of these words does not translate from the given language as 'memory'?
7. A big part of my return to FunTrivia was getting involved with a team. As a fan, I joined the team 'USS Enterprise'. Together we produced more than 50 team quizzes in the year and a half I was with them. In May of 2011 I wrote my 100th quiz, "The Quiz of the ("Star Trek") Century" as a tribute.
True or False: Gene Roddenberry set "Star Trek: TOS" exactly 200 years in the future from when he wrote the pilot episode.
8. I was shocked to earn my first thumb (Editor's Choice) for my quiz "On The Road Again". I styled it as a series of police reports on bands who disappeared from 'the road', then years later returned to perform again. It took me forever to create.
If one summative police report was done listing the lengths of time each band had been missing, which one would have topped the list at 21 years?
9. My second Editor's Choice thumb came for "Pick the Proper Pepper" - a quiz that took a number of tongue-twisters and twisted them around into crime scenes. The earliest written record of Peter Piper (as a tongue twister) was in the book "Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation" (1813)
Who was the author of this book?
10. It was through the 'Adventures in Authoring' journey that I wrote the quiz that earned me my third Editor's Choice thumb. "Give Peas a Chance" looked at the world of preparing vegetables from a unique perspective. My inspiration for the quiz was a song called "Carrot Juice is Murder".
Which comedic Canadian band wrote "Carrot Juice Is Murder"?
Source: Author reedy
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