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agony has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 20 03 and has written 107 quizzes. agony strongly focuses on quizzes in the fields of Literature, Music, and General Knowledge, and has won 6 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • is a member of the FunTrivia Editing staff, and is tasked with editing, reviewing, and maintaining FunTrivia quiz submissions.
  • has earned 9,053 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 1 quiz that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Jan 30 23, and most recent quiz went online Dec 14 22.

Bio: agony spent many years both employed and volunteering in early childhood education, along with a lot of other jobs and volunteer work, doing a lot of other things. Following her own hearing loss, in retirement she became involved in teaching lip reading and communication strategies to the hard of hearing.
Hobbies: Swimming, reading, aimless driving around looking at things. Oh, and editing quizzes, lots and lots of quizzes!
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by agony
1.
  Canada, by Category editor best quiz best quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
Inspired by Ozzz2002's "Australia, by Category", I have written a quiz on my own country, with one question from each FunTrivia category.
Tough, 20 Qns, agony, Jan 08 21
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Mixed Canada
Tough
agony
Jan 08 21
9171 plays
2.
  What I Did On My Holidays editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Most years, I just stay home in Alberta for my holidays. Follow me around to see what I can do in my own backyard.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Jan 24 10
Category: Alberta
Average
agony
4533 plays
3.
  Early CanCon Artists editor best quiz top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
A bunch of Canadian musicians from the early '70s. I've included a few big international stars, but mostly these are acts you would only know if your radio call letters started with a C! See if you can get the name from the descriptions.
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Apr 24 22
Category: Canadian Music
Average
agony
Apr 24 22
123 plays
4.
  Into That Guild Night: Sir George Martin editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light." ~ Dylan Thomas ~ Sir George Martin passed away March 8, 2016. This first quiz in our series will look at songs produced or influenced by "The Fifth Beatle".
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 18 16
Average
agony
Apr 18 16
789 plays
5.
  Ben and Stephen and Nick editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 19 14
Category: British Literature
Average
agony
3337 plays
6.
  Word Smiths editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All of these Smiths can be found in books - either as characters, or with their names stamped in gold leaf on the spine.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Mar 28 15
Average
agony
3077 plays
7.
  Saskatchewan! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Take a look at this Albertan's second favourite province, Saskatchewan.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 14 22
Category: Saskatchewan
Average
agony
Dec 14 22
252 plays
8.
  Who Created Me? #3 best quiz - 25 questions - 5 mins
I'll name a few characters, you pick the author who created them.
Easier, 25 Qns, agony, Dec 20 22
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Character Creators
Easier
agony
Dec 20 22
361 plays
9.
  Sorting Barrymores best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Sort these accomplishments according to which member of the famous acting Barrymore family they fit - John, Lionel, Ethel or Drew.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Sep 21 22
Easier
agony
Sep 21 22
249 plays
10.
  What am I Cooking? Test best quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Most good home cooks should be able to recognize these methods and recipes. However, if your idea of cooking is pressing the 'heat' button on your microwave, watch out! Note: As I am a Canadian, this quiz uses North American names for baked goods.
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Mar 30 18
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Category: Cooking and Baking
Average
agony
Mar 30 18
27037 plays
11.
  Come out to the Meadow, Gene best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here's a quiz on some people you may have heard of, named Gene. Just match the clue with the correct name.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 29 22
Category: First Names E-G
Very Easy
agony
Apr 29 22
339 plays
12.
  If You Could Read my Mind, Love best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Turn the pages of this quiz about songs which mention books, reading, libraries - all things literary.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 14 22
Easier
agony
Apr 14 22
387 plays
13.
  Cuddle up to the Yule Log top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Gather 'round the fire for a cozy look at Christmas music about warmth and fireplaces. Just match the lyric sample to the song title.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 22 21
Category: Christmas Lyrics
Very Easy
agony
Dec 22 21
671 plays
14.
  Sorting Agatha Christie best quiz - 15 questions - 3 mins
Can you tell your Poirot from your Miss Marple from your Tommy and Tuppence? Sort these books by which detective solves the case. Just to make it interesting, I've included some books where the mystery is solved by someone else - or by no one!
Easier, 15 Qns, agony, Mar 29 22
Category: Christie, Agatha
Easier
agony
Mar 29 22
297 plays
15.
  I'll Be Home for Christmas Dinner! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The holidays are a time for feasting. Let's talk about the foods you will find at holiday parties, and at Christmas dinner.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 09 21
Average
agony
Dec 09 21
643 plays
16.
  Sorting Golden Age! best quiz - 15 questions - 3 mins
Sort these titles by which Golden Age of Detective Fiction author wrote them - Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, or Ngaio Marsh.
Easier, 15 Qns, agony, Feb 02 22
Easier
agony
Feb 02 22
267 plays
17.
  You Know More Poetry Than You Think! best quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Just as we all know a little classical music from watching old Bugs Bunny cartoons, everyone has picked up bits and tag ends of poetry. Just complete the line.
Average, 25 Qns, agony, Dec 25 16
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Category: Poetic Quotes
Average
agony
Dec 25 16
8510 plays
18.
  Could You Pass For Canadian? best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All of these questions will be very easy for Canadians to answer, but should be tougher for those from other countries. Could you 'pass' as a Canadian?
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Jan 07 21
Category: Mixed Canada
Average
agony
Jan 07 21
9940 plays
19.
  Your Kid Did What? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
With twelve years working in a day-care centre, and two kids of my own, I've got a lot of experience with common situations. All answers are based on standard child-care practices.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Jun 10 20
Category: Family Life
Average
agony
Jun 10 20
10870 plays
20.
  Just Walkin' in a Song... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
All of the songs in this quiz have someone walking either in the title or the lyrics. Mostly older well-known songs.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Feb 20 22
Easier
agony
Feb 20 22
443 plays
21.
  Ode to Billie Joe best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How well do you remember the lyrics to this Bobbie Gentry song from 1967?
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 23 20
Category: Gentry, Bobbie
Average
agony
Apr 23 20
6861 plays
22.
  Correction Notices best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
What is the most appropriate way to send, and respond to, a correction notice?
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Nov 22 21
Category: Correction Notes
Easier
agony
Nov 22 21
8401 plays
23.
  Ring, Ring, Golden Ring... great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Songs about rings - match the lyric to the title of the song it comes from. These rings are doubly golden, as most of them are golden oldies.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Jul 26 22
Category: Jewelery in Songs
Easier
agony
Jul 26 22
1973 plays
24.
  Children's books of magic and fantasy great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Let's take a trip - through a wardrobe, or down a rabbit hole, or over the rainbow.....
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Aug 06 22
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7
Category: Books for Kids
Average
agony
Aug 06 22
7841 plays
25.
  Donovan Comes, Singing Songs of Love top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Donovan Leitch. What can you remember of the music from this flower of the mid/late sixties psychedelic garden?
Average, 10 Qns, agony, May 29 22
Category: Donovan
Average
agony
May 29 22
152 plays
26.
  50 Essential Canadian Songs great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 9 mins
In early 2005, CBC Radio, with the help of panels of experts, and the votes of Canadians coast to coast, tried to determine the 50 essential Canadian songs. See how many of these classics ring a bell.
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Dec 28 21
Category: Canadian Music
Average
agony
Dec 28 21
6128 plays
27.
  On the Feast of Stephen top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A "feast" for you of Steves, Stephens, Stevens, Stephans....
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 27 22
Category: First Names Q-S
Easier
agony
Apr 27 22
1948 plays
28.
  There's Nothing Like Songs for the Holidays great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Join me in a tour through these holiday favourites.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 02 19
Category: Other Music
Average
agony
Dec 02 19
876 plays
29.
  Me and Bobby McGee best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How well do you remember the lyrics to this Kris Kristofferson song from the early '70's?
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Jun 26 16
Easier
agony
Jun 26 16
3622 plays
30.
  Santa, Angels, Presents.... top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
One of the joys of Christmas is sitting in a warm house with the snow coming down outside, a hot drink at your side, and a freshly bathed child in clean flannel pyjamas on your lap, wanting a story. Here are some Christmas stories.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Sep 12 20
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Average
agony
Sep 12 20
1939 plays
31.
  Famous (well, kinda famous) First Lines top quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
The first lines of "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Moby Dick" were used in other quizzes, so I had to dig a little deeper. Nothing too obscure, though, I promise.
Average, 25 Qns, agony, Dec 14 20
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Famous First Lines
Average
agony
Dec 14 20
3017 plays
32.
  Aaand Yet More Songs on my iPod popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Time for another look at what songs I have on my iPod, this time focusing on those that begin with the letter A. A pretty wide range of styles and artists here, but mostly older stuff.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Mar 02 21
Easier
agony
Mar 02 21
412 plays
33.
  Deck the Halls with Cardboard Santas! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
My kindergartener has just brought home a hand-made salt-dough, um, "ornament" to hang on the Christmas tree. Let's talk about some of the materials young children use, to make those crafts they bring home for you to proudly display.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Feb 25 22
Average
agony
Feb 25 22
621 plays
34.
  Lord Peter Who's Who best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
What do you know about secondary characters in Dorothy L Sayers' "Lord Peter Wimsey" stories? Bunter, Harriet, Parker, and more...
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 03 13
Category: Sayers, Dorothy L.
Easier
agony
512 plays
35.
  The S's are Coming, Hurrah, Hurrah! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Join me for a quick trip through some Funtrivia categories, all united by the letter S.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 07 20
Category: S
Average
agony
Dec 07 20
562 plays
36.
  Lyrics to Even More Jazz Standards best quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
"I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?" Some Gershwin tunes here, plus Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer...
Average, 25 Qns, agony, Jan 08 14
Average
agony
1824 plays
37.
  "L"ots More Songs on my iPod popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Another quiz about the songs on my iPod - this time they all start with the letter L. They're a pretty wide mix of styles, but mostly older.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Mar 12 21
Average
agony
Mar 12 21
348 plays
38.
  How Strong Are Your Arms? best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There are many famous people with the surname Armstrong. See what you know about them, and their name.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Feb 26 16
Category: Thematic Names
Average
agony
1676 plays
39.
  Who Wrote These Standards? top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you tell your Cole Porter from your Duke Ellington? See if you can tell who wrote these well known songs.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Jun 04 20
Easier
agony
Jun 04 20
376 plays
40.
  Who Created Me? #2 great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
I'll name a few literary characters, and you pick the author who created them.
Tough, 25 Qns, agony, Dec 23 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Character Creators
Tough
agony
Dec 23 17
2838 plays
41.
  Stocking Stuffers top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there..." Let's take a look at some stocking stuffers.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 09 17
Category: Thematic Objects
Average
agony
Dec 09 17
956 plays
42.
  The World of Miss Marple top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Let's travel to the little village of St Mary Mead, to visit Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Jan 25 18
Category: Miss Marple
Average
agony
Jan 25 18
1814 plays
43.
  What's My Ride? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many mystery authors have a lot to tell us about their detectives' vehicles. See if you can match the P.I. to the car.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 25 16
Average
agony
Dec 25 16
1247 plays
44.
  More (Kinda) Famous First Lines great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
"Call me Ishmael" and "It is a truth universally acknowledged..." were already taken, but you should be able to recognize the opening passages of most of these well-known stories and books.
Tough, 25 Qns, agony, Sep 30 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Famous First Lines
Tough
agony
Sep 30 17
2056 plays
45.
  Read My Lips! best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Welcome to Lipreading (Speechreading) class! Come see what you would learn in a typical class, aimed at people with hearing loss who live in the hearing world. You might want to have a mirror handy.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Nov 18 22
Category: Sign Languages
Average
agony
Nov 18 22
211 plays
46.
  Detectives in Love best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Fictional sleuths are mostly shown as detached loners, or as going through women like a hot knife through butter. However, some detectives do find love...
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 25 16
Average
agony
Dec 25 16
1981 plays
47.
  Cccome Hear What's on my iPod! - 10 questions - 5 mins
More songs from my iPod, this time all starting with the letter C. Mostly older, and leaning into Classic Rock, Folk and Country, with a few outliers.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Mar 25 21
Average
agony
Mar 25 21
347 plays
48.
  Who Created Me? popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
I'll name a few literary characters, you pick the author who created them.
Tough, 25 Qns, agony, May 27 19
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Character Creators
Tough
agony
May 27 19
2208 plays
49.
  Where Can I Find A Detective? popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
In which city, or at which address, would you find these famous fictional detectives?
Average, 15 Qns, agony, Jan 27 22
Average
agony
Jan 27 22
1740 plays
50.
  Lyrics to More Jazz Standards best quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
You know that you've heard Ella, Billie, and Louis sing these words. Just complete the lyric.
Average, 25 Qns, agony, Nov 30 12
Average
agony
2000 plays
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