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JanIQ has been a FunTrivia author since Dec 14 03 and has written 378 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 15,230 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Feb 02 23, and most recent quiz went online Dec 04 22.

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 - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
257 plays
2.
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
1665 plays
3.
  Tasty Men editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
4616 plays
4.
  Harry Potter's Latin editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
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
622 plays
5.
  Empedocles Goes Classic - Water editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
1580 plays
6.
  Various Vacancies: Violin Virtuosi editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
1409 plays
7.
  Allo Pronto editor best quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Nov 03 16
366 plays
8.
  UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
France has a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What do you know about the following ten examples?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 15 22
Average
JanIQ
Nov 15 22
112 plays
9.
  First Steps to European History great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
305 plays
10.
  A Chameleon on Crete - 10 questions - 8 mins
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 06 22
Average
JanIQ
Nov 06 22
39 plays
11.
  Elementary Pokémon Part 4 - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are ten Pokémon from the fourth generation ("Pokémon Diamond", "Pokémon Pearl" and "Pokémon Platinum"), developed for Nintendo DS. I'll give you the chemical elements that spell their names, you give me the correct name.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 03 22
Average
JanIQ
Nov 03 22
38 plays
12.
  His Immortal Beloved Dies great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Several operas are named after the male hero. In many cases the woman he loves, dies. Match the correct woman to the title character.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 06 22
Category: Opera
Average
JanIQ
Nov 06 22
137 plays
13.
  Australian Animals Abound great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
As Australia is rather isolated from the rest of the world, it has some very remarkable animals. What do you know about the following animals indigenous to Australia? I've included two of each class of vertebrates.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 10 22
Category: Australia
Average
JanIQ
Nov 10 22
322 plays
14.
  Belgian and Famous - 10 questions - 3 mins
These celebrities come from all over Belgium: Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels... What do you know about them?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 22
Category: Place of Origin
Average
JanIQ
Nov 09 22
67 plays
15.
  You Know More Poles than You Think popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Of course you know Marie Curie and Pope John Paul II. But what about these other Poles?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 11 22
Average
JanIQ
Nov 11 22
141 plays
16.
  Ph Is For Phaethon popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
In my series on Greek myth based on the (Greek) starting letter, I've now arrived at the letter phi - pronounced as F. Match these mythical characters to their description.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 12 22
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 12 22
85 plays
17.
  Italian Olympic Winners - 10 questions - 3 mins
Italy has competed in many Summer and Winter Olympics, but not in 1904. What do you know about Italian Olympic medal winners?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 13 22
Category: Europe
Average
JanIQ
Nov 13 22
46 plays
18.
Empedocles thought everything consisted of water, fire, earth and air (or wind). What do you know about these entertainment names referring to something above the horizon (including birds and stars)?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 20 22
Average
JanIQ
Nov 20 22
153 plays
19.
  Empedocles Reads in the Air great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
160 plays
20.
  Empedocles Enjoys High Cinematography popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Empedocles thought everything consists of water, fire, earth and air (or wind). Match these "airy" movies to their description.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 22 22
Category: Common Titles
Very Easy
JanIQ
Nov 22 22
268 plays
21.
Empedocles thought everything consists of water, fire, earth and air (or wind). What do you know about these TV titles referring to the air, the sky, or wind (or anything above the ground, including birds and flying objects )?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 27 22
Category: Titles
Easier
JanIQ
Nov 27 22
170 plays
22.
  La Cucina Italiana best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
188 plays
23.
  F Is for Fugger top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Sue Grafton inspired me to write a series of history quizzes, in which each answer starts with the same letter. Here's an installment for the letter F.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 01 22
Category: European
Average
JanIQ
Dec 01 22
235 plays
24.
  Patron Saints of South America - 10 questions - 3 mins
As most of South America was colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese, whose people are predominantly Roman Catholic, many places in South America have a patron saint. What do you know about the following?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 30 22
Category: Patron Saints
Average
JanIQ
Nov 30 22
72 plays
25.
  Swiss Cantons popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Republic of Austria are divided in Bundesländer (federal states). But Switzerland does not have federal states: it is a confederation of cantons. What do you know about these?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 03 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Category: Switzerland
Easier
JanIQ
Dec 03 22
77 plays
26.
  The Netherlands in Ten Questions - 10 questions - 3 mins
What do you know about Dutch history, geography, movies, music...? Or are these subjects all double Dutch to you?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 27 23
Average
JanIQ
Jan 27 23
139 plays
27.
  Any Way The Sixties Blow best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
8136 plays
28.
  Cats in History best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
10896 plays
29.
     Famous Dates: When a Day Gets a Nickname When a Day Gets a Nickname top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
1311 plays
30.
  Kitchen History best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
12606 plays
31.
  Flying Aces in the Great War great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Great War (later known as the First World War) was the first in which aerial combat was introduced. As soon as someone shot down an impressive number of enemy aircraft, he was called an "ace". What do you know about these people?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 12 22
Average
JanIQ
Jul 12 22
163 plays
32.
  Edible Essential Elements best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Feb 11 21
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Category: Chemistry
Easier
JanIQ
Feb 11 21
5307 plays
33.
     Famous Dates: History Never Repeats History Never Repeats... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
530 plays
34.
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
1741 plays
35.
  K-nock K-nock Who's There? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
1220 plays
36.
  North Korea: A Basic Quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
4987 plays
37.
  Composers Mixture: Dont Play This Quiz Don't Play This Quiz... great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
...Unless you know how to read sheet music. I've copied a few bars of sheet music of ten different highlights of baroque and classical music. What do you know about these musical highlights? Take your instrument and play, or hum - it might inspire.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 14 23
Category: Composers Mixture
Average
JanIQ
Jan 14 23
107 plays
38.
   World Flags: Flags Missing Key Elements Flags Missing Key Elements popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Aug 16 16
888 plays
39.
  Can You Repeat That best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Picture yourself at a geography exam centred upon long place names. What do you know about these names?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 28 12
Category: Place Names
Average
JanIQ
3310 plays
40.
  Kitties on the Catwalk best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
6045 plays
41.
  Quite Quirky Quiz best quiz - 26 questions - 5 mins
One of my team members in pub quizzes spoke of a challenge of an alphabet quiz with 26 words starting with Q and each ending with another letter of the alphabet. Here is such a venture. Have fun.
Average, 26 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 19 22
Category: P - Q
Average
JanIQ
Apr 19 22
207 plays
42.
  Places of Ruin top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
1697 plays
43.
  These Dogs Drive Me Barking Mad! top quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Here are ten descriptions (with original tasks) of various dog breeds. Choose the dog breed that best fits the description and don't start growling at me.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 10 22
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5
Category: Dog Breeds
Very Easy
JanIQ
Feb 10 22
1459 plays
44.
  Birds of a Feather great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Jan 25 20
Easier
JanIQ
Jan 25 20
1650 plays
45.
   Sports Mixed: Exit That Ball Went Out Exit: That Ball Went Out popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
947 plays
46.
  Mary - 10 questions - 3 mins
Why is Mary a quiz title in geography? It seems a bit out of place, doesn't it? Well: here are place names containing the name Mary (in English, Marie in French or Maria in Spanish/Italian). Match the correct place to its description and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 29 19
Category: Eponymous Places
Average
JanIQ
Jan 29 19
1322 plays
47.
  I Have a Bad Feeling About this Common Bond popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Another common bond for you. The common bond is in Entertainment.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 21 21
Category: Common Bond
Average
JanIQ
Nov 21 21
376 plays
48.
  Shooting the Breeze popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The Four Winds crash an imaginary garden party in Medellin, Colombia, in January 2012 and meet some interesting Colombians. Whom do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 31 12
Average
JanIQ
4316 plays
49.
  Healing Saints - 10 questions - 4 mins
Doctors in the Twentieth Century and onwards may be not wild about this. But as well as following their doctor's advice, Roman Catholics can also pray to the following saints, saying "Even it doesn't help, it doesn't hurt".
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 28 21
Category: Patron Saints
Average
JanIQ
Nov 28 21
452 plays
50.
   Auto World: Driving on the Highway Driving on the Highway popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I've tried to draw some car brand badges. What do you know about these makes of car? The drawings are a bit shaky, but it has been over forty years since I took a pencil in my hand!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 04 17
Category: Auto World
Average
JanIQ
Dec 04 17
505 plays
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