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Snowman has been a FunTrivia author since Apr 21 07 and has written 108 quizzes. Snowman writes for many different categories, but is most active in People, General Knowledge, and Movies, and has won 5 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 11,537 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Feb 02 23, and most recent quiz went online Nov 30 20.

Bio: I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
Hobbies: er... quizzing!
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1.
  Nursery Rhymes: The Horrible Truth editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Those innocent sounding ditties that you sing to your children contain hidden secrets of licentiousness, death and sacrifice. Let's take a look at some of the more sinister amongst them.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Snowman, Mar 14 13
Category: Nursery Rhymes
Very Difficult
Snowman
11429 plays
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  Should've Seen THAT Comin' editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
For as long as people have been writing, people have been writing hoaxes. Authors, publishers and readers have all been duped but should they have seen it coming?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Feb 12 11
Average
Snowman
3755 plays
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  The Yorkshire Ripper editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Yorkshire Ripper was a brutal murderer of women in England in the 1970s and 1980s. The hunt for him was protracted and error-strewn, but the police finally got their man.
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Oct 19 12
Category: Serial Killers
Tough
Snowman
3886 plays
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  Those We Lost in 2009 Pt I editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
2009 saw the passing of many great people who made significant contributions to all facets of our lives. In part one, we look at those who left us from January to April.
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 03 09
Tough
Snowman
4219 plays
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  Snowman and the Half-Peeled Quince editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
"Snowman, I'm stuck for ideas. Can you help?" So asked JK Rowling as she prepared to begin her sixth "Harry Potter" novel. "Don't fear, Jo," I said. "Leave it with me!"
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Apr 08 20
Category: Thematic Media
Average
Snowman
Apr 08 20
726 plays
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  Unexplained Disappearances best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are ten questions about some of the more infamous disappearances of people in the last 150 years.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jun 16 14
Category: The Unexplained
Average
Snowman
13070 plays
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  The Best Quiz in the World... best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
...and other outrageous lies. Here are ten of history's greatest porkers.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 02 18
Category: Mixed Bag
Average
Snowman
Aug 02 18
4353 plays
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  The Movie Should Be Made best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
All film productions have their troubles but it's on a totally different scale when an actor dies before the film is complete. Here are ten actors whose final curtain fell before the final scene but whose directors said "the movie should still be made."
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 21 13
Average
Snowman
6126 plays
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  The Death of Kings best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Unlike the Egyptians, the English took little care of their dead kings. As the scramble for succession took hold, kings were left to die unregarded and some were even lost! How did they die, why did they die and what happened next?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 16 12
Category: U.K. Royals
Average
Snowman
8274 plays
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  Those Sporting Cats top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Lithe, graceful and deadly, and sometimes very sleepy, cats big and small are the perfect simile for the successful athlete. Not surprisingly then, cat-like nicknames have been applied to teams and individuals across the sporting world.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Oct 13 09
Average
Snowman
8181 plays
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  My True Love Guild to Me - 10th Day best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Quiz Maker Guild author Snowman has wrapped a Christmas quiz gift of "Ten Lords A-Leaping". This year his true love gave him ten Christmas gifts on the tenth day, each linked to those leaping lords. Can you fathom what he received?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 15 17
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Snowman
Sep 15 17
8932 plays
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  The Art of Being Wrong best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Predicting the future is at best brave and at worst foolhardy. Time is a harsh mistress and many of the subjects of this quiz have not been treated well.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jul 18 13
Average
Snowman
4735 plays
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  San Marino: The Ancient Republic best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
San Marino is a country that is small in size but large in history. The republic entered the 21st century as the oldest sovereign state in the world. Come inside and discover something of its long history.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Dec 27 11
Category: San Marino
Average
Snowman
2855 plays
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  Our Dumb Century best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you guess the year and the events described by these spoof headlines from 'The Onion'?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 26 15
Average
Snowman
8343 plays
15.
  Fibonacci's Films best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Leonardo Fibonacci needed a break from devising theorems so he decided to have himself a weekend movie marathon. From the clues given can you work out which ten movies he hired?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 07 11
Average
Snowman
5221 plays
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  Belize It Or Not best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The small Central American nation on the Caribbean coast is a country full of unbelievable sights.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Feb 02 20
Category: Belize
Average
Snowman
Feb 02 20
4706 plays
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  I Just Can't Wait to be King best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Imagine waiting all your life for your chance to be top dog, with a throne and all the paraphernalia that comes with it. Then, no sooner have you donned the robes of state than your reign is over. Here are ten of the shortest serving monarchs in history.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Mar 12 15
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Snowman
2180 plays
18.
  More Money than Sense great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Once you've made it as a celebrity you are granted greater freedom to explore your creative talents. However, sometimes these projects are more to do with vanity than commercial sense, as these ten examples demonstrate.
Easier, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 26 12
Category: Celebrity Grab Bag
Easier
Snowman
2169 plays
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  I Built A Time Machine best quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
... and travelled back in time to take a look at what really happened at certain key moments in history. Unfortunately, I forgot the law of unintended consequences.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 26 14
Average
Snowman
3454 plays
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  On Christmas Day in the Mo(u)rning best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Christmas is usually a time of cheer, but sadly for some it has been a less pleasant time. Here are ten famous people for whom Christmas Day was their last.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Dec 22 09
Average
Snowman
3208 plays
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  Character Actors best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some characters have appeared multiple times on the big screen, played by a variety of actors and actresses in a variety of films. From the cast list can you establish which character is being referred to?
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 18 12
Category: Name the Character
Tough
Snowman
3998 plays
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  Those We Lost in 2010 Pt I best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
2010 has seen the passing of many fascinating and significant contributors to the world's history, culture and knowledge. In Part I we look at those we lost in January and February.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Dec 18 11
Average
Snowman
1808 plays
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  Paradise By Way of Kensal Green best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Kensal Green Cemetery was established by an act of Parliament in 1832 and is the oldest private cemetery in London. Interred in its grounds are many famous residents from Victorian times to the modern day. Lets take a tour.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Mar 11 19
Category: Burial Sites
Average
Snowman
Mar 11 19
1029 plays
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  Those We Lost in 2009 Pt II best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
2009 saw the passing of many great people who made significant contributions to all facets of our lives. In part two, we look at those who left us from May to August.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 18 09
Average
Snowman
2821 plays
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  Still Alive top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
OK, so now most of them are actually dead but at the time of their obituaries being published, these ten were very much still alive.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Oct 30 11
Average
Snowman
2275 plays
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  2009 Anniversaries top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
2009 saw many landmark events in UK history celebrate landmark anniversaries. From the descriptions given can you tell what event is celebrating what anniversary?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Nov 17 09
Category: 2000s History
Average
Snowman
1657 plays
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  So You Think You're From France top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Even if you put "le" in front of them and make them wear a beret, some words are no more French than warm beer. The French have given many words to the world but they have also borrowed a few. All words are in the "Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française".
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Mar 18 13
Category: French
Average
Snowman
2559 plays
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  The Humble Mosquito best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
It may only be little but the mosquito has been man's greatest adversary in the animal kingdom, affecting social policy and even wars.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 23 21
Category: Insects
Average
Snowman
Jan 23 21
4124 plays
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  It's All Greek to Me! best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
My boss has a major problem at work and needs me to come in and sort it out. What is in store for me? A trip around the world in idiomatic terms it seems.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 15 20
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Snowman
Jan 15 20
2788 plays
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  Rejected top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Everybody receives rejections at some point in their lives. It's how you respond to them that defines your character.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, May 04 14
Category: Famous People
Average
Snowman
1386 plays
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  How the Potato Changed The World best quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
Whilst it may appear as merely a humble foodstuff, the potato's role in history has been a remarkable and idiosyncratic tale of conquest, diplomacy, edict and famine.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Snowman, Nov 18 09
Difficult
Snowman
2348 plays
32.
  Recipes of the Raj best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Join me for a day-long feast of Anglo-Indian cuisine from the time of the British Raj.
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 21 10
Category: Indian Foods
Tough
Snowman
1039 plays
33.
  English Premier League 2008-09 best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The 2008-09 season saw records broken, established teams struggle and new ones perform way above expectation.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Nov 08 09
Category: Premiership 2000s
Average
Snowman
2711 plays
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  It Was the Best of Tims... best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
What the Dickens? A rare collection of Timothys, Timmies and Tims whose names have drifted into the public consciousness for one reason or another. Come in and enjoy their company.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Feb 19 10
Category: First Names T-Z
Average
Snowman
1602 plays
35.
  A Golden Tour best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
To celebrate my fiftieth quiz, I've booked myself on a first-class world tour of some golden sites. So grab a glass of champagne and join me.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jul 30 09
Average
Snowman
3551 plays
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  Everything You Know is Wrong best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Inspired by BBC TV's "QI" I thought I'd write a quiz to challenge a few commonly held beliefs. Usually the most obvious answer is the wrong one.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 26 17
Very Difficult
Snowman
Aug 26 17
3900 plays
37.
  The Snows Are Coming great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
One of the joys of Christmas is the occasional flurry that fulfils those dreams of a White Christmas. Here are ten questions that are, one way or another, Snow related.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Dec 24 20
Category: Thematic Nature
Average
Snowman
Dec 24 20
1953 plays
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  Truly, Madly, Deeply top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Sometimes a movie character is driven to make sacrifices for those whom they love truly, madly and deeply. From the plot descriptions can you name the film these sacrifices come from? (Warning: spoilers ahead)
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Nov 23 09
Category: Name the Movie
Average
Snowman
1574 plays
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  2007 Anniversaries best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many famous events are celebrating (if that is the right word) landmark anniversaries in 2007. Can you tell which anniversary each event is marking?
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jun 23 13
Category: 2000s History
Tough
Snowman
3493 plays
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  I'm a Phobiaphobic! best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
...or to put it another way, "The only thing to fear is fear itself" as FDR once famously said. With thanks to hipeople for the title and the inspiration.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Apr 05 14
Category: Who Said It?
Average
Snowman
1612 plays
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  Pictures of People Taking Pictures great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Picture this: Ten descriptions of photographs of a photographer. Who are the ten that have moved from behind to in front of the lens?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Nov 14 12
Average
Snowman
1497 plays
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  There are Millions of Brazilians best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
...and one of them is the barman in my local pub. Last night he asked me ten questions about his home country. I hope you can answer more than I could.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Apr 09 20
Category: Mixed Brazil
Average
Snowman
Apr 09 20
3960 plays
43.
September 20th is my wife's birthday so I thought I'd write this quiz for her. It's a lot less expensive than a diamond after all.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 19 10
Average
Snowman
1002 plays
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  Yours Truly, Musical Maestro great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Recently I started receiving letters from a mystery author who signed off as "Musical Maestro". From the letters sent, can you work out who the self-styled Maestro is?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 01 22
Category: Common Bond
Average
Snowman
Aug 01 22
1598 plays
45.
  Sing That Again top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Covers are rife in the pop music world but less common is the self-cover. Here are ten acts that have remade their own songs employing the industry adage, "If it ain't broke, fix it anyway".
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 27 22
Average
Snowman
Aug 27 22
623 plays
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  Keeping it in the Family best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Political dynasties have arisen throughout history in despotic and democratic arenas alike. So is it nepotism or just great genes that allows these families to maintain their grip on power? With thanks to poshprice for the title and the inspiration.
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jun 06 17
Category: Government
Tough
Snowman
Jun 06 17
891 plays
47.
  Orson Welles: Before the Movies best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Even though he made his first film at the age of just 25, Orson Welles had already made quite a name for himself before the movies.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Apr 14 10
Category: Celebrities T-Z
Average
Snowman
526 plays
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  Tube Stations in Other Words best quiz - 15 questions - 10 mins
My eccentric Uncle Monty never calls places by their proper names. He has left me a list of errands to run in London that involve travelling by tube from my home in Burnt Oak (or Charred Tree as Monty calls it). Can you help me get to my destinations?
Average, 15 Qns, Snowman, Mar 04 20
Category: London Underground
Average
Snowman
Mar 04 20
1070 plays
49.
  Guilding the Stone: September best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Quiz Makers Guild monthly birthstones series reaches September; according to the American Gem Society, the sapphire. As it's my wife's birthstone, I thought I'd delve into the history of the gem that takes so much of my hard-earned cash.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 02 09
Category: Guilding the Stone
Average
Snowman
1228 plays
50.
  Literature in Colour best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
From purple prose to black humour, colour has always found its place in the literary world. Here are ten examples.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Feb 26 22
Category: Nature Themed
Average
Snowman
Feb 26 22
892 plays
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