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Brain Teasing Quizzes

Updated on December 1, 2014

Best Quizzes for Everyone

Line up for these great brain teasers as you wander through the history books, some philosophy and religious tests and also into the realm of human behaviour. There is no actual title to serve these quizzes so they are featured here in a lensography under my avatar.

As a giant here in Squidoo I have visited and rated many lenses and feel that my knowledge is something to share with my friends in here and not hide it somewhere in outer space. Enjoy your experiences as you wander through these trials of your knowledge and recall.

Its all about Knowledge

We learn a lot as we go through life and most of it sticks in our brain somewhere. Quizzes are a way to exercise our recall and dig deep into the sub-conscious archives that might otherwise not get an airing. Most squids are themeselves very knowledgeable and there is so much to learn from individual lenses written with passion and from the heart.

On my quizzes you will find such lenses featured for you to delve into and enjoy. They supply the answers to most of the questions asked on quiz lenses.

Australia

The first lot of quizzes is about Australia, mainly because that's where I come from. There are many good things about this country that people overseas may not know. So take your time and learn as you go.

Social Issues

There are so many social issues one could talk about and I have done a few lenses on them, e.g. bullying, child abuse and so on, By doing a quiz on them they become more entrenched in our minds and the focus on these lenses aims to do just that.

Do You Love Quizzes

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The Roman Empire

The stories from this era are tremendous and deserve to be put into lenses for squids to enjoy. Taking it a bit further I used a trip to Italy with 2 of my children as a background for several lenses of quiz related information. They are full of the history and origins of many of the things we take for granted while ignoring how history has been distorted and facts changed.

These lenses will fill you in.

It was a Barrel of Laughs

A long time ago when I was a medical student at the University of NSW, I had an idea for a prank on our special day of pranks. It was supposed to be that uni students took over the city and ran things their way. So one or two would dress as judges and run their own courts, for example. Others would be a fake jury and they would select someone from the crowd and charge him and hold a mock trial. Of course, he/she could also be a uni student who would protest like mad and almost cause a riot. The public were expecting these things and would gather around to watch the antics, usually timed during the lunch hour.

But my idea was a bit different. Having previously had great contacts in the advertising industry I also knew some television personalities. At one stage I had been involved in television production and one person I knew rather well was Reg G___. He ran a quiz show on Saturday afternoons which involved spinning a wheel to work out a prize for the questions he asked.

Approching him with my idea turned out rather well. He was about to leave his show and decided that he could do that on the Satuday that we would be holding our pranks. What was involved was me dressing up as a quiz master and, along with some colleagues, we would invade the studio and take over his show, pushing him into the contestant's box. He would then be asked a series of really dumb questions, such as 'what is the difference between a duck'. The answer we proposed is that there is no difference as one leg is both the same. It was pure BBC comedy stuff as in Take it From Here, which was quite a hit at that time.

Borrowing a graduation gown and mortar board and with a painted moustache and other funnies my role was something of a cinch., But two of the guys dressed as characters from a comedy show and reversed the roles, Someone else spun the wheel and another handled the gong. Of course Reg got everything wrong at which point we kidnapped him and drove back to the university.

But on the way we had an accident and that's when things got really funny. Six of us in a small Mini Minor piled out in our dressed up state and tried to explain to a rather intrigued driver of the other car who we really were. There was, of course, this very well known television personality in our midst proving we were not complete loonies. Fortunately there was little damage and we were soon on our way again.

At the Uni. we put Reg in a chair and pretended to shave off his moustache as the press arrived and took pics, It was rather funny news on the day. We were told later that many people rang the television station to complain that we had got the comedy couplen(who did a very well known act) out of order but no one offered the ransom to get Reg back. Of well, he went on to much bigger and better things.

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    • John Dyhouse profile image

      John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK

      I enjoy quizzes and learning about subjects I might not have known anything about

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      yayang0405 lm 3 years ago

      Nice lens. So many information.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Beautiful lens, and informative too. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Thanks! I enjoyed the challenge -- it made a trip a little more fun.

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      sha-ron 3 years ago

      I love doing these but need to improve.

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      Steve Dizmon 3 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Fun. I am bookmarking the Lens so I can have the links to your other quizzes for the future.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Came back to the check list to see if I've missed any of the quizzes. I have a few more I think.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Love these. They are such fun. Thanks for putting this together.

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      RoSelou 4 years ago

      Nice collection of lenses. Great lens!

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent quiz. Full of fun and knowledge. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      shana273 4 years ago

      I could spend all day on this lens. Thanks for all the quizzes. ( I really do need to study more.)

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. What fun. Thank you

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      Socialpro54 LM 4 years ago

      Cute and fun.

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      yarfodg 4 years ago

      Thanks for these quizzes... It has been fun and enjoyable... Thanks again!

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Yes, thanks. Quizzes are always a good time!

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      Monika Weise 4 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Thanks for a good time!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I have great fun taking quizzes

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      Ibidii 4 years ago

      I enjoyed taking the quizzes here Norma! I am bookmarking this lens so I can go to the other quizzes and have fun learning from them! Thank you for making this lens! :D

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      stephen downing 4 years ago

      Great fun, thank you! Everyone needs time out to procrastinate.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Great fun! Blessed! :)

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      Laura 4 years ago from Australia

      Great lens, cool quezzes fun to do,thanks for sharing, great links!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Cute and fun. I like the way you backed up the quizzes with lenses.

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Fun stuff, and I agree with elsahc. Weird that the correct answers are no longer given. Maybe a fix is coming.

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      TheDeeperWell 4 years ago

      Does anyone know why the correct answers are no longer shown on Squidoo quizzes? I learned a lot from my wrong answers, but now I don't know what the right answers are anymore.

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      Bill 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      This was fun! Feel free to add my Australian quiz Lens to your module at the top, it would make a great addition.

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed the quizzes and I've been inspired to add them to some of my own lens.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Looks like I will have to come back and check some of your other links.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Very nice lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      eccles1 4 years ago

      it was fun!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      Some good, some bad... oh well! Blessed!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      What a great idea, putting so many quizzes in one place for us quiz addicts.

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      pheonix76 4 years ago from WNY

      Thanks for the quiz -- I am off to take a couple more. :)

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      Alana-r 4 years ago

      Lovely Lens and i liked the quizzes too, tricky though!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the lens very much.

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for the fun and educational quizzes :)

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      sssc150 5 years ago

      This was a great lens. It was fun to get to know about some of your interests.

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      Hawaiitom 5 years ago

      great lens.

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      vinodkpillai lm 5 years ago

      This was good fun!

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      Fun quiz...thanks for sharing :)

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      Have fun. Lots of quizzes found here. Thanks.

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      Have fun. Lots of quizzes found here. Thanks.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Great quizzes...now I must work!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      I always enjoy quizzes and this was fun.

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      I enjoy taking quizzes, yours are great fun.

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      I enjoy taking quizzes, yours are great fun.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi had fun here, thanks for the points, and info.

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      Great lens! I enjoy your quizzes.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Fun fun fun all around :)

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      Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for directing me to this page! I enjoy earning points while I learn.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Thanks so much for blessing my lens on the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth which I created for the Jenga Challenge. Very kind of you.

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      nice quiz point I earned thanks for sharing! :)P

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your lenses, I hope one day to be able to make such well put together quizzes and articles myself, but I have a lot to learn.

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      Kara Hara 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed your quizzes. Thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you do excellent quizzes and feature excellent quizzes of others for excellent community spirit!

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      Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

      I enjoy doing quizzes especially when I get them right~

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      ernad18 5 years ago

      great quiz

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      I love your quizzes - particularly the historical quizzes. Could you post some questions about (eg) the Middle Ages or the Victorian Era? I also love your "Thankyou" graphic, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the lesson. It's been fun.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Loved this lens! Thanks for creating it

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Great quiz. Blessings.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I thought Australia was in the Southern Ocean, or maybe it's just sailors who talk about the Southern Ocean. I love quizzes, used to love the ones we had between different companies in a pub years ago, great fun.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

      Nice work

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Thanks! Fun and I added a few points and ideas! Blessed!

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      Johann The Dog 5 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Quizzes are fun and I always learn something new!

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      SellClean 5 years ago

      Thanks for the awesome and informative lens and quizzes!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I think it is a great idea. I thought you had to put in lots of questions, but I see you can do just one and that is enough. thanks!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Quiz lenses are a great way to reward people for reading your articles.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Neat idea for a lens. Makes me want to make another quiz lens ...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A wonderful lensography of your quizzes. I remember doing your Roman Empire quizzes a while back and learning so much from you, they are excellent...looks like you have plenty more for me to tackle.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Fun quizzes! I did pretty good. =)

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Fun lens. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Always fun to stop by. Enjoyed your lens.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very fun quizzes! :)

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      Jillynn 5 years ago

      Very nice - I need to read up on your topics and try again!

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      Thanks for inviting me here!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I do like lenses with quizzes and all of the benefits they bring.

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      Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

      I love your lens, thanks.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What a fun lens! Cheers!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What a fun lens! Cheers!

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      WilliamPower 5 years ago

      Good lens.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Enjoyed this quiz lens very much. Giving me idea's to start one of my own.

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      It was fun and that I can always appreciate! :)

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i keep on forgetting to write that i am sharing my blessings for this smartly-done lens.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i really enjoyed my tour of this lens.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      Thank you for the refresher course - I really needed it! LOL!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I had a very enjoyable time. I love history!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Good fun!

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      megabu717 5 years ago

      I had a good time here :) Thank you.

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      awakeningwellness 5 years ago

      I love quizzes and have made several but it looks like I also suck at Roman Empire questions.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      enjoyed - but I apparently suck at Roman Empire history :\

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      enjoyed - but I apparently suck at Roman Empire history :\

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Fun! Love quizzes! Blessed!

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      dannystaple 5 years ago

      I like this - engaging way to combine a lensography with interactive stuff through simple quizzes. I did something similar with poll modules on one of my Lego lenses. This is probably also a neat way to rack up lots of points, and a rock star trophy for being a quiz master or something. You've got lots of other quizzes too - I think I'll have a bit of fun with them...

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      David Dove 5 years ago

      Must add more to mine

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Even lenses that are not quiz lenses can benefit by adding a few.

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      Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

      Haven't made a quiz lens yet, but have been thinking about it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thanks for the fun quizzes. I am working hard to get to level 80 and have more points to go

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      titanslayer 6 years ago

      I've seen the video of TraskNari playing the impossible quiz before but its still funny.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Good one

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A great quizzical lensography with interesting quizzes.