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Philian has been a FunTrivia author since Apr 28 03 and has written 118 quizzes. Philian writes for many different categories, but is most active in For Children, Literature, and People, and has won 1 Editor's Choice award on submitted quizzes.

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1.
  Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Again the text and nothing but the text. Here are 25 questions about the thoughts, actions, sayings and character of Scout in Harper Lee's famous novel.
Tough, 25 Qns, Philian, Jun 12 22
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Lee, Harper
Tough
Philian
Jun 12 22
12666 plays
2.
  Double sound words live. Get on your "Gee-Gee"!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Did you call your toy train a "choo-choo" or a "puff-puff" ? When we grow up we still like those words with the sound repetitions. Have an "away-day" with these questions about them.
Easier, 10 Qns, Philian, Apr 11 21
Category: Vocabulary
Easier
Philian
Apr 11 21
12906 plays
3.
  Words by Decade 1961-1970   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Words that came into the language during "The Swinging Sixties" should be well known to us. Check them out in this multi-choice quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Mar 09 18
Category: Words by Decade
Average
Philian
Mar 09 18
8554 plays
4.
  Double sound words return. It's "easy-peasy".   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just when you thought there could be no more "double-sound" words the following 10 escaped from the depths of the dictionary. Don't tell Lulu !
Easier, 10 Qns, Philian, May 27 20
Category: Vocabulary
Easier
Philian
May 27 20
8299 plays
5.
  Double sound words again. Let's "razzle-dazzle".   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Again we lower the bucket into that reservoir of vocabulary where the doubling of the sound makes the word stick in our minds. But can you always sort out the meaning? Come on,join the "jet-set" !
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Jun 09 23
Average
Philian
Jun 09 23
7781 plays
6.
  "Hamlet" Do you know the text ?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
All the questions in this quiz are based upon the characters and the action in Shakepeare's most famous tragedy "Hamlet".
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Aug 31 21
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Category: Hamlet
Average
Philian
Aug 31 21
5404 plays
7.
  "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
There are 12 stories in the volume entitled "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Each of the multi-choice questions is based on the 12 cases that make up the book.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Jan 06 17
Average
Philian
4197 plays
8.
  Blend words again. More unusual combinations.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join "smoke" with "fog" and you get "smog". It's sometimes that easy to get a new blend word. But do you always know where the bits come from and what the new word means? Some British - some U.S.A.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Aug 01 22
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Portmanteau Words
Average
Philian
Aug 01 22
4686 plays
9.
  Double sound words yet again.Now don't go "gaga" !   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More dregs from the double sound words that have sneaked into the dictionary. Again you have to sort out the meaning with your usual "razzamatazz".
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Jul 31 22
Category: Vocabulary
Average
Philian
Jul 31 22
6864 plays
10.
  The 'Perry Mason' Television Series   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Its original run lasted nine and half years and "Perry Mason" was once voted one of the top five television series of all time. All these questions are about the early series.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Dec 04 12
Category: Perry Mason
Average
Philian
1437 plays
11.
Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Enid Blyton
  "Five on a Treasure Island" -Enid Blyton   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The first book in the celebrated "Famous Five" series and the reason why everyone wanted more. How much do you know about their first adventure? Use these multi-choice questons to find out.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Apr 29 04
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
3016 plays
12.
  Ride to "El Paso" one more time with Marty Robbins   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Do you remember the lyrics of Marty Robbins' smash hit western song "El Paso"? Check out the details in this multiple choice quiz.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Jan 05 16
Category: Robbins, Marty
Average
Philian
4861 plays
13.
  Jem in "To Kill a Mockingbird"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
All these multi-choice questions are about the sayings, actions, and personality of Jem in Harper Lee's famous novel. Only the text of the book is used.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, May 17 11
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Lee, Harper
Average
Philian
4261 plays
14.
  Before They Were King   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here are 15 monarchs who took part in or witnessed crucial or momentous events before they came to the throne of England. Can you identify the right man in each case?
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Nov 11 03
Category: U.K. Royals
Average
Philian
3517 plays
15.
  "Twelve Angry Men" (1957)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are all about the 1957 movie starring Henry Fonda as Juror Number 8.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Oct 07 09
Category: Twelve Angry Men
Average
Philian
3824 plays
16.
  Atticus in "To Kill a Mockingbird"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
There is nothing here about the film. There are just 25 multi-choice factual questions about the actions, sayings and character of Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's much-studied novel.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Aug 29 20
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Lee, Harper
Average
Philian
Aug 29 20
4044 plays
17.
  "Bleak House" - worst title but best Dickens book?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Many people are put off one of Charles Dickens' best books by the depressing title. However, those who have read it will know how good it is and get the answers to most of these questions.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Aug 03 05
Category: Dickens, Charles
Average
Philian
1840 plays
18.
  "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Generations of students have met this poem which appears to set about the business of seduction in a very persuasive way. Can you remember some of the important details? All spellings have been modernised.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Feb 26 06
Category: M
Average
Philian
1588 plays
19.
  Brother to the Monarch   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The answer to each question about English royalty is either the name of a monarch or of his or her brother. Can you always select the correct sibling?
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Jul 19 14
Category: U.K. Royals
Average
Philian
2232 plays
20.
  Put the words in the blender. Find strange results   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some words are created by shoving two other words together and losing some of the bits.The new "blend" words then either join the dictionary or teeter on the edge.Go on - try some "brunch".
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Aug 01 23
Category: Portmanteau Words
Average
Philian
Aug 01 23
2652 plays
21.
  "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
With these questions you can relive the exciting days when Dr. Watson started to recount the thirteen new cases of Sherlock Holmes after his return from the supposedly fatal encounter with Professor Moriarty.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Jan 05 17
Average
Philian
2375 plays
22.
  How Well Do You Know "Henry V" ?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
All the questions in this multi-choice quiz are about the action and the characters in the text. Can you come back safely from France ?
Tough, 25 Qns, Philian, Oct 26 16
Category: Henry V
Tough
Philian
1148 plays
23.
  British Comics and Their Characters   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Dandy","Beano","Topper","Eagle","Victor", "Rover","Adventure","Bunty", "Girl", "Robin","Swift". There are plenty of super British comics and even more brilliant characters hiding within them. Check them out with these questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 10 06
Category: Comics
Tough
Philian
2225 plays
24.
  Words by Decade 1951- 1960   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This decade marked the beginning of the consumer boom in both the U.S.A. and Great Britain.In the background lurked the dangers of the Cold War. However, the new words kept on arriving in the dictionary.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Dec 28 22
Category: Words by Decade
Average
Philian
Dec 28 22
5278 plays
25.
Common Titles: Movies with Fruit in the Title
  Movies with Fruit in the Title   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Did you know that at least 10 movies have been made which contain the name of a fruit in their title? Get your teeth into these and see if you can bite out the details.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Nov 14 18
Category: Common Titles
Average
Philian
Nov 14 18
4396 plays
26.
  Double sound words are fun. Come "can-can" with me   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We love to shorten words but English also has a nice reservoir of words where we have doubled the sound to make an attractive new word. Can you guess the meaning of these double-sound words ?
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 25 20
Category: Vocabulary
Average
Philian
Jan 25 20
5185 plays
27.
  The "Lost Princes" of English History   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Eldest sons didn't always grow up to succeed their fathers as King. Here are 15 multi-choice questions about English royal princes who didn't quite make it to the top position.
Tough, 15 Qns, Philian, Mar 22 04
Tough
Philian
2835 plays
28.
  "Five Go To Smuggler's Top"-Enid Blyton   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Dogs are not allowed.What will George do when she and her cousins go to Smuggler's Top? Visit the house on top of the hill amongst the marshes, answer the questions and find out what happens.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Apr 29 04
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
1373 plays
29.
  "Five On a Hike Together" - Enid Blyton   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the adventure where the Five find themselves out in the middle of a lake looking for a missing boat. Can they avoid trouble from Dirty Dick? Try out the multi-choice questions and see.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Apr 29 04
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
1322 plays
30.
  "Twelfth Night" - Do you know the text ?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Each question is a straight-forward multi-choice option about the action and the characters in this popular comedy by Shakespeare.
Tough, 25 Qns, Philian, May 25 03
Category: Twelfth Night
Tough
Philian
2084 plays
31.
  "Edward II" - Marlowe's Classic History Play   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Sex, violence, horror, power, tragedy - these are all at the core of Christopher Marlowe's most "finished" play. These questions are on the action and the characters of the drama.
Tough, 25 Qns, Philian, Feb 15 04
Tough
Philian
569 plays
32.
  Do You Know "The Merchant of Venice" Story?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Test your knowledge with these questions which are all about the action and the characters in "The Merchant of Venice".
Tough, 25 Qns, Philian, May 15 06
Category: Merchant of Venice
Tough
Philian
2323 plays
33.
  "Richard II" - How well do you know the action?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
It is both a history play and a tragedy. All these questions on "Richard II" are factual ones based entirely on the text.
Average, 25 Qns, Philian, Apr 30 03
Category: Richard II
Average
Philian
559 plays
34.
  "Five Go to Mystery Moor" - Enid Blyton   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Try your skill with one of the most gripping "Famous Five" mysteries. Answer the questions as the mist sweeps in from the sea and the children stumble across danger near an old railway line.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Mar 30 07
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
1160 plays
35.
  "Kidnapped" by Robert L. Stevenson   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Follow David Balfour's adventures in the Highlands of Scotland where he meets the famous Alan Breck Stewart and then has to run for his life.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Oct 17 17
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7
Average
Philian
Oct 17 17
685 plays
36.
  Richard I - The Truth Not the Myth   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many myths have grown up around this famous king of England. The truth reveals another but no less interesting story. Try out these questions and see.
Tough, 15 Qns, Philian, Nov 12 14
Category: Richard I
Tough
Philian
1258 plays
37.
  More British Comics and Their Characters   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Check out once again those remarkable characters from British comics such as "Dandy", "Beano", "June", "Bunty", "Girl", "Eagle" and many more.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 10 06
Category: Comics
Average
Philian
2183 plays
38.
  King John   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Was King John the most wicked man to sit on the throne of England? Find out now by answering these multi-choice questions.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Oct 12 13
Category: John
Average
Philian
1666 plays
39.
  "Five Go Down to the Sea" -Enid Blyton   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A mysterious light in a lonely tower, a secret passageway and a very suspicious farmer. Try the questions on this classic "Famous Five" adventure.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Apr 29 04
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
982 plays
40.
  "Five Go Off to Camp" - Enid Blyton   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the story where the Five meet the "Spook Trains" and go to a farm where all is not as it seems. Watch George lose her temper yet again as you follow these questions.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Apr 29 04
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
976 plays
41.
  Northumberland - The Northern Beauty    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about the most beautiful and the most northerly county in England - Northumberland. It is a multi-choice test on the famous places and famous people of this county.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Oct 09 18
Average
Philian
Oct 09 18
1386 plays
42.
  All about Newcastle - a Geordie Challenge   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz about the important places and the interesting people who have lived in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Oct 06 11
Average
Philian
1653 plays
43.
  Noddy's Friends and Toytown Characters   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these questions are based on the "Make Way for Noddy" television series taken from Enid Blyton's books. Check out what you have noticed about Noddy's friends and the people of Toytown.
Easier, 10 Qns, Philian, May 12 03
Category: Noddy
Easier
Philian
1265 plays
44.
  Are You As Good As Sherlock Holmes?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each of the following questions you will try to come to the same conclusion as the master detective or identify the clue that led him to his conclusion. All the puzzles are directly from the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. Beware red herrings!
Tough, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 05 17
Tough
Philian
2369 plays
45.
  Lake District Places and People   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Test yourself with these multi-choice questions about the people and places of the English Lake District.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, May 01 20
Average
Philian
May 01 20
1218 plays
46.
  William II - known as William Rufus   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
William II, his father and his brothers all imposed their grip upon the newly-conquered England. Try this multi-choice quiz about the second King in the dynasty started by William I.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Apr 30 16
Category: House of Normandy
Average
Philian
1162 plays
47.
  Perry Mason on the Case   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The clue is usually in the question ! Can you spot the titles of these Perry Mason cases as created by Erle Stanley Gardner in books. Some of the tales also appeared in the television series.
Tough, 15 Qns, Philian, Mar 21 04
Tough
Philian
685 plays
48.
  Edward VII - King in Waiting   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The eldest son of Queen Victoria had to wait many years before he became king. Find out about his life and times in this multi-choice quiz.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, May 17 18
Average
Philian
May 17 18
1837 plays
49.
  William III and Mary II   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A revolution and a joint monarchy. What do you know about the life and times of William of Orange and Queen Mary?
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Jul 04 04
Category: House of Orange
Average
Philian
1398 plays
50.
  "Five Have a Wonderful Time" - Enid Blyton   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the adventure with the mysterious Faynights Castle and the fair-folk. Join Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy as they solve the mystery of the missing scientists.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Feb 23 07
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: Famous Five
Average
Philian
944 plays
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