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JanIQ has been a FunTrivia author since Dec 14 03 and has written 404 quizzes. JanIQ is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being History, Movies, and Humanities, and has won 7 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 16,803 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 3 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Apr 17 24, and most recent quiz went online Dec 01 23.

Bio: I'm a bank employee with special interest in history and languages. My cats frequently inspire me to some quiz comments.
Members of the European Players are welcome to occasionally post something in their native language - it's always fun to discover that for instance Gaelic is not all Greek to you.
Hobbies: Playing chess, playing cards, reading, and of course quizzes - playing and writing.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by JanIQ
1.
  Driving Inventions editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I doubt if King Charles II (the English king from 1660 until 1685) would understand a car as known by King Charles III (the British king since 2022). Which inventions have made a difference?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 04 22
Category: Cars
Easier
JanIQ
Dec 04 22
416 plays
2.
  Tasty Men editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After my quiz on "Tasty Women", now its male counterpart. As a history loving FT quiz architect I've read a lot of cookery books in order to gather these questions. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 20 14
Category: Name Game
Average
JanIQ
4865 plays
3.
  Empedocles Goes Classic - Water editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The third element of which the Greek philosopher Empedocles thought is water. Here are some questions on classical music related to water. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Mar 13 14
Category: Composers Mixture
Average
JanIQ
1652 plays
4.
  Liberty Leading the People on the Big Screen editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The "big screen" is the movie screen. Delacroix' painting has not yet given its title to a movie at the moment of the inception of this quiz, but many movies deal with the struggle for liberty. What do you know about these movies?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 06 14
Category: History in Movies
Easier
JanIQ
1839 plays
5.
  Harry Potter's Latin editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cicero's ghost frequently visits me when reading Harry Potter aloud. He complains about the mangled Latin - dog Latin in English, "potjes Latijn" in Dutch. Mixing those two gives us "Potter's Latin". What do you know about the following spells?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Mar 12 21
Category: Harry Potter
Easier
JanIQ
Mar 12 21
727 plays
6.
  Various Vacancies: Violin Virtuosi editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'd like to hear the following fragments. André Rieu, you're welcome to apply for any of these vacancies - please call me at home.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 11 12
Category: Composers Mixture
Average
JanIQ
1434 plays
7.
  Allo Pronto editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
What if the characters from "'Allo 'Allo" all spoke their native language? Would you still recognise their recurring sayings? Match the translated line to the correct character and have fun doing so.
Tough, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 03 16
Category: Allo Allo
Tough
JanIQ
410 plays
8.
  Mozart Operas   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) composed symphonies, concerti, sonatas, and about twenty operas. This quiz deals only with the operas (as defined by Free Dictionary: theatrical presentation in which a dramatic performance is set to music).
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 08 23
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
JanIQ
Nov 08 23
113 plays
9.
  Classified   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
This title immediately reminds us of the world of espionage. So why won't you classify these James Bond characters according to the actor who portrayed Bond in the (Eon produced) movie? For instance, classify Dr. Julius No with Sean Connery.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 23
Category: Bond Mixture .
Average
JanIQ
Nov 09 23
417 plays
10.
Olympics History: Great Olympians
  Great Olympians    
Photo Match
 10 Qns
I'll give you the sport, the number of medals and the time period. You pick the flag of the nation for which the corresponding athlete won these medals.
Tough, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 10 23
Category: Olympics History
Tough
JanIQ
Nov 10 23
89 plays
11.
  African Animals Mystery Sort    
Mystery Sort
 16 Qns
Sixteen animals that live in the wild on the African mainland (and some also elsewhere) have broken loose. Can you sort them into the appropriate mystery boxes? Their habitat or their diet is not a criterion.
Average, 16 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 11 23
Category: Africa
Average
JanIQ
Nov 11 23
306 plays
12.
  The Science of a Chameleon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You'll get 9 word pairs in which the last letter of the first word is also the first letter of the last word. Replace this common letter by another letter having the same effect. The correct solution will give you (9 for 10) a word top to bottom.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 17 23
Average
JanIQ
Nov 17 23
60 plays
13.
  British Comedians   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are several British people who made people laugh. Can you identify all of them? All were *born* in the UK.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 28 23
Category: UK Celebs
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 28 23
451 plays
14.
  G Is For Gallipoli   best quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten great battles from world history. Order them from oldest to most recent.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 16 23
Category: Historical Battles
Average
JanIQ
Nov 16 23
278 plays
15.
  Basic Geography of Palestine   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When I got the idea to write this quiz in October 2023, FunTrivia had not a single quiz on Palestine in the geography category. But since then the armed conflict between Palestine and Israel dominated the world news headlines for several weeks.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 20 23
Category: Palestine
Average
JanIQ
Nov 20 23
342 plays
16.
  Iberian Dishes    
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
Iberian cuisine has many Spanish and Portuguese delicacies. Imagine Don Juan and Donna Elvira dining out. Juan preferred Spanish dishes, while Elvira stuck with Portuguese cuisine. Fill in the correct answers.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 18 23
Category: Spanish Foods
Average
JanIQ
Nov 18 23
75 plays
17.
  N Is For Nestor   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
We continue on our journey through Greek mythology by the (Greek) alphabet. Match these mythical beings to their brief description. All names start with the Greek letter nu.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 19 23
Category: Greek Myth
Average
JanIQ
Nov 19 23
208 plays
18.
Food Themed: Books Are Food for Thought
  Books Are Food for Thought   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The entertainment company Chicken Soup for the Soul (originally a publishing firm) inspired me for these questions about novels and theatre plays with food in the title.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 22 23
Category: Food Themed
Very Easy
JanIQ
Nov 22 23
536 plays
19.
  Saint - Elsewhere in North America   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Several cities and towns in Canada and the USA have been named after a saint or share a name with this saint. Can you match these places with the saint they were probably named after?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 23 23
Category: Saints Mixture
Average
JanIQ
Nov 23 23
129 plays
20.
  Sleuth   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match these actors to the TV detective series in which they investigated crimes, especially murder. All played the main character, aged over fifty.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 22 23
Category: By Actors
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 22 23
454 plays
21.
  Elementary Pokémon Part 5    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten Pokémon from Generation V for Nintendo DS ("Pokémon White" - "Pokémon Black" - "Pokémon White 2" - "Pokémon Black 2"). Fill in their name using the chemical symbols for the given elements.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 26 23
Average
JanIQ
Nov 26 23
69 plays
22.
  World Heritage Sites in Spain   popular trivia quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Spain has over thirty World Heritage Sites inscribed on the UNESCO Word Heritage Site list. Can you pinpoint ten of these on the map?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 26 23
Average
JanIQ
Nov 26 23
158 plays
23.
  Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, best known for his fairy tales. What do you know about these?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 28 23
Category: Andersen, H. C.
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 28 23
474 plays
24.
  Xploring Xquisite Xcellence   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 26 Qns
The typos in the title are made on purpose, so you know what to find here. All answers start with the letter X and end each on a different letter of the alphabet. So the answer pattern is X-A, X-B and so on - until X-Z.
Average, 26 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 17 23
Category: W - X
Average
JanIQ
Dec 17 23
222 plays
25.
  Collect Some Disney Cats and Big Cats   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 12 Qns
Here are a dozen cats and big cats from various Disney movies. Pick the correct answers.
Average, 12 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 04 23
Category: Disney Characters
Average
JanIQ
Nov 04 23
478 plays
26.
  Tsars Ahoy!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many monarchies had kings or emperors. In Russia they were named Tsars. What do you know about these rulers?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 07 23
Category: Russian Royals
Average
JanIQ
Nov 07 23
160 plays
27.
  Capturing Carbon   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Carbon, element 6 in the Table of Mendeleev, is a fascinating element. What do you know about carbon and its applications?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 04 23
Category: Specific Elements
Average
JanIQ
Nov 04 23
219 plays
28.
  Collect Some Pokemon Starters   popular trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
Pokemon games usually start with your pick of your first Pokemon. On various games you have various other characters to start with.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 22 23
Category: Pokemon Games
Average
JanIQ
Oct 22 23
285 plays
29.
  Farm or City   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are the protagonists from stories (movies, TV series, books) which mention in the title either the word "farm" or the word "city". Classify this stories into the proper category.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 25 23
Easier
JanIQ
Jun 25 23
381 plays
30.
  Celebrities Born before 1900   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Player piccione had the idea of writing about several celebrities of so many years ago. It was an interesting but quite hard idea, so I tried to make it a bit more accessible.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 19 23
Easier
JanIQ
Jun 19 23
433 plays
31.
European Food Mix: Flags
  Flags?    
Photo Match
 10 Qns
European Foods
Here are ten European flags. Match them to a typical food item from the country they represent.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 22 23
Category: European Food Mix
Easier
JanIQ
Jul 22 23
352 plays
32.
  Any Way The Sixties Blow   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with entertainment that blew people away in the decade I was born, the 1960s. What do you remember about these turbulent times?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 04 14
Category: The 1960s
Easier
JanIQ
8617 plays
33.
   Famous Dates: When a Day Gets a Nickname
  When a Day Gets a Nickname   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Several days have made such impression they got known by a nickname. What do you know about these iconic days? Most of the images may point you to the right answer.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 24 19
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Famous Dates
Easier
JanIQ
Jul 24 19
1666 plays
34.
  Cats in History   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a potpourri of history questions related to our feline friends: cats, lions, tigers, etc. There are also some alternative 'Cats'.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 07 11
Category: World History
Average
JanIQ
11170 plays
35.
  Kitchen History   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What happens when a history-loving FT quiz architect starts reading cookery books? You would probably get a series of questions about food and drink related to historical events or places. You'll see what I mean.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 22 22
Category: Food & Drink
Average
JanIQ
Jul 22 22
13126 plays
36.
  Edible Essential Elements   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz explores elements of nutrition which contribute to your health. Take care: every of these elements (excluding red herrings) should be in your nutrition, but only with moderation.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 07 23
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Category: Mixed Elements
Easier
JanIQ
Aug 07 23
5865 plays
37.
  Kitties on the Catwalk   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz shows us various breeds of domestic (or possibly domesticated) cats. Can you recognise them?
Tough, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 23 22
Category: Cat Breeds
Tough
JanIQ
Apr 23 22
6106 plays
38.
   Famous Dates: History Never Repeats
  History Never Repeats...   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Player Pollucci19 gave me this title that at first sight seemed incorrect to me. But adding an extra element may be enough to prove the validity of the title.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 18 20
Category: Famous Dates
Average
JanIQ
Aug 18 20
676 plays
39.
  North Korea: A Basic Quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a fairly basic quiz on North Korea. Good luck. All Korean place names are written in accordance to the orthography found on Wikipedia sites.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 07 14
Category: Korea
Average
JanIQ
5121 plays
40.
  K-nock K-nock Who's There?   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
It's not Edgar Allan Poe's raven, but ten animals whose name in English starts with K. Have fun matching them to their brief description.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 21 19
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 21 19
1641 plays
41.
  The Winds Stretch Their Legs at Musical Movies   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In "La La Land" (2016), there is a great song and dance scene on the highway. Here are ten other musical movies. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 22 19
Category: Musicals Mixture
Easier
JanIQ
Apr 22 19
2039 plays
42.
  First Steps to European History   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you think European history starts with Greece? Not quite: while a Greek was the first to write down their history, other people (mostly outside of Europe) came first. What do you know about these people and their history?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 05 22
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
JanIQ
Nov 05 22
386 plays
43.
  La Cucina Italiana   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The Italian kitchen is so much more than just pasta and pizza. Match these dishes to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 24 22
Category: Italian Foods
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 24 22
340 plays
44.
  Desperate Measures   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many movies feature a main character deciding on unorthodox techniques as a desperate measure to cope with the situation. Here are a few examples. What do you know about these?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 16 23
Average
JanIQ
Apr 16 23
315 plays
45.
  Birds of a Feather   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many movies and TV shows have some bird in their title. What do you know about the featherless stars of these productions?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 23
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 09 23
2126 plays
46.
 World Flags: Flags Missing Key Elements
  Flags Missing Key Elements   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The illustrations to this quiz are purely the colour stripes on the flag. But I have left out the key element (something too complicated to draw myself). Can you recognise these flags or indicate what's the matter?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 16 16
Category: World Flags
Average
JanIQ
1003 plays
47.
 Sports Mixed: Exit That Ball Went Out
  Exit: That Ball Went Out   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten aerial views of different sport surfaces. Can you answer some questions about the sport played?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 22 22
Category: Sports Mixed
Average
JanIQ
Sep 22 22
1102 plays
48.
  Empedocles Enjoys High Cinematography   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Empedocles thought everything consists of water, fire, earth and air (or wind). Match these "airy" movies to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 22 22
Category: Common Titles
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 22 22
360 plays
49.
  Places of Ruin   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are a random ten of the Unesco World Heritage Sites. Have fun matching them to the country in which you can visit these buildings and landmarks.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 24 18
Easier
JanIQ
Sep 24 18
1806 plays
50.
  Empedocles Reads in the Air   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Empedocles thought everything consists of water, fire, earth and air (or wind). What do you know about these book titles referring to something in the air (at least above ground, including birds, flying objects and items of astronomy)?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 23 22
Category: In the Title
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 23 22
206 plays
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