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astorian has been a FunTrivia author since Sep 12 03 and has written 60 quizzes. astorian strongly focuses on quizzes in the fields of Music, General Knowledge, and Movies, and has won 1 Editor's Choice award on submitted quizzes.

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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by astorian
1.
  The Revolving Door of King Crimson editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It would take an auditorium to hold everyone who's played with King Crimson. Sooner or later, almost everyone gets sick of Robert Fripp (or vice versa!) and quits (or gets fired!). But the constant coming and going has kept the music fresh.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Oct 04 04
Category: King Crimson
Tough
astorian
853 plays
2.
  Hollywood Squares    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tic Tac Toe was never so much fun!
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Aug 16 04
Category: H
Average
astorian
1026 plays
3.
  A Perfect World!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Somebody is always seeking a perfect society or trying to devise one.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 16 07
Tough
astorian
1074 plays
4.
  Game Conversations   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Things you might overhear if you stumbled upon people playing their favorite games.
Easier, 10 Qns, astorian, Jun 29 12
Category: Games & Toys
Easier
astorian
12654 plays
5.
  Average Shaun of the Dead Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Shaun of the Dead" is either the funniest, most romantic movie ever made about flesh-eating zombies, or the goriest romantic comedy of all time.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Mar 15 09
Category: Shaun of the Dead
Average
astorian
7765 plays
6.
  "Flags of Our Fathers" and Iwo Jima   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
James Bradley's father was one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. Years later, he wrote of his father's experiences on Iwo Jima in the best seller "Flags of Our Fathers" (soon to be a film, directed by Clint Eastwood).
Average, 15 Qns, astorian, Oct 21 13
Category: Iwo Jima
Average
astorian
4038 plays
7.
  Who Killed Whom?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's no better way of making the history books than assassinating someone important.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 10 11
Category: Assassinations
Tough
astorian
7085 plays
8.
  The Movies of Abbott & Costello   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bud Abbott & Lou Costello didn't always get along, but from their early days in burlesque houses to their days as Hollywood's biggest stars, they always knew how to make people laugh.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Aug 11 05
Category: Abbott & Costello
Tough
astorian
4291 plays
9.
  "Heat": A Michael Mann Film   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most gripping crime movies ever made, Michael Mann's "Heat" shows us all angles of a bank robbery, from the points of view of both the police and the thieves.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jul 06 07
Category: Heat
Average
astorian
3782 plays
10.
  Excalibur   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Based on Malory's "Morte D'Arthur", and directed by John Boorman, "Excalibur" is one of my favorite movies ever. (It took guts to make a movie like this AFTER "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"!)
Average, 15 Qns, astorian, Feb 27 17
Category: E
Average
astorian
1045 plays
11.
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Emerson, Lake and Palmer   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Who cares if critics called them pompous and pretentious? Church organs, Moog synthesizers and 90 piece orchestras RULE! Here's the quiz for us art-rock dinosaurs who refuse to accept that the 1970's are over!
Average, 15 Qns, astorian, Oct 17 07
Average
astorian
946 plays
12.
  Hollywood's Toughest Tough Guy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Charles Bronson was born into a family of coal miners, and grew up to be Hollywood's top action star. A tribute to an actor who really looked as tough as the characters he played!
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Nov 13 21
Category: Celebrities A-B
Average
astorian
Nov 13 21
2585 plays
13.
  Dying is Easy - Comedy Is Hard    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For playwrights throughout the ages, "Make 'Em Laugh" has always been good advice.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Oct 21 22
Category: Plays
Average
astorian
Oct 21 22
1812 plays
14.
  10 F Troop Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If "Sergeant Bilko" had been set about a century earlier, you'd have "F Troop", the continuing story of a woefully inept bunch of cavalrymen.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jan 11 05
Category: F
Average
astorian
897 plays
15.
  Astorian's 13th Common Bond Game    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
First, answer nineteen questions on a wide range of subjects. Then, figure out the name of a famous person that all the answers are pointing to. Sounds easy, right? (Or is it?)
Tough, 20 Qns, astorian, Aug 01 22
Category: astorian's Series
Tough
astorian
Aug 01 22
1964 plays
16.
  The Kentucky Fried Movie    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Sure, it's a little dated now, but Jim Abrahams and the Zucker Brothers changed the nature of movie comedy when they made "The Kentucky Fried Movie." See how well you remember it!
Average, 15 Qns, astorian, Nov 28 03
Average
astorian
1119 plays
17.
  Team America: World Police    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Trey Parker and Matt Stone take on terrorists and Hollywood liberals in the most obscenely funny movie ever made with marionettes!
Easier, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 04 15
Easier
astorian
1469 plays
18.
  O. Henry    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tribute to one of America's best loved short story writers.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 29 04
Category: People H-J
Average
astorian
479 plays
19.
  Biblical Oddities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's much that's beautiful and inspiring in the Bible, but there's some mighty strange stuff, too! (I used the New International Version.)
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Nov 01 10
Category: Bible Oddities
Average
astorian
2588 plays
20.
  Chicago: They Put the Brass in Rock & Roll    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Chicago was the most popular American band of the 1970s, and is still recording and touring today. If you're ready to reminisce, here's your game!
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jan 27 07
Category: Chicago
Average
astorian
1578 plays
21.
  Once Upon a Time in the West   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sergio Leone's greatest "Spaghetti Western" didn't feature Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 30 03
Category: O
Average
astorian
555 plays
22.
  Horrifying Short Stories    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it can also make for terror!
Difficult, 10 Qns, astorian, Oct 03 03
Category: Horror
Difficult
astorian
2782 plays
23.
  Plato: A Real Wise Guy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A student of Socrates, a teacher of Aristotle, and one of the most brilliant philosophers of antiquity. If a subject is of any importance, chances are, Plato wrote about it.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Feb 07 21
Category: Plato
Tough
astorian
Feb 07 21
829 plays
24.
  Irish Folk Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Grab a pint, and take this quiz (and feel free to burst into song at any time!).
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Oct 12 03
Category: Irish Music
Tough
astorian
974 plays
25.
  Jeff Beck: Guitar Wizard   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whether you're a blues maven, a jazz lover or a heavy metal fan, you undoubtedly have a special place in your heart for one guitar god: Jeff Beck.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Nov 15 21
Category: B
Tough
astorian
Nov 15 21
801 plays
26.
  Robert B. Parker's Spenser    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Named for an Elizabethan poet, but still the toughest, wittiest detective in Boston.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 14 23
Category: Parker, Robert B
Average
astorian
Sep 14 23
1443 plays
27.
  Astoria NY Natives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Archie Bunker's Neighborhood - Astoria is an ordinary working-class neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York City. It's known mainly as the setting for TV's "All in the Family"- but a lot of famous people have come from my old neighborhood, too!
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Jan 05 05
Category: USA Celebs
Tough
astorian
438 plays
28.
  Astorian's Common Bond Game #11    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
First, answer nineteen questions on nineteen different subjects. Then try to figure out the common theme that the correct answers are pointing to.
Difficult, 20 Qns, astorian, Aug 01 22
Category: astorian's Series
Difficult
astorian
Aug 01 22
1863 plays
29.
  Astorian's Common Bond Game #10    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answer 9 questions of varying degrees of difficulty, on a variety of subjects, and you should find one word that links all the answers.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jul 07 14
Category: astorian's Series
Average
astorian
868 plays
30.
  The Hollies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tribute to one of the most popular bands of the British Invasion.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, May 23 07
Category: Hollies, The
Tough
astorian
1014 plays
31.
  So, Who Done It?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't play this game if you don't want the endings to great mysteries given away! But if you've already read all the good ones, come on in! (*WARNING - SPOILERS*)
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 30 22
Tough
astorian
Sep 30 22
1041 plays
32.
  The Yardbirds!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
They were the pre-eminent British blues band of the Sixties, and the pioneers of what would become heavy metal. A tribute to one of the most influential bands ever.
Difficult, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 29 03
Category: Yardbirds
Difficult
astorian
1156 plays
33.
  Now Pitching for the Yankees...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Ruths, Gehrigs, DiMaggios, and Mantles get all the glory, but you don't build the greatest dynasty in sport without great pitchers too!
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jul 11 06
Category: Yankees Players
Average
astorian
763 plays
34.
  Session Musicians    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When you listen to a recording by your favorite classic rock band, are you really hearing the band? Or are you hearing hired session men playing the instruments? Don't be too sure until you've played this quiz!
Tough, 15 Qns, astorian, Nov 15 09
Category: Backup Artists
Tough
astorian
483 plays
35.
  Astorian's Mystery Word Lyric Game #11    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You're all old pros at this, by now- just identify the artist who sang the lyrics being quoted in questions 1 through 9. Then, guess the word found in all 9 of those questions.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 03 07
Category: Mystery Word
Average
astorian
648 plays
36.
  Roddy Doyle: The Voice of Barrytown    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nobody's ever portrayed working class life in North Dublin as hilariously (or as accurately) as Roddy Doyle.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jul 02 04
Category: D
Average
astorian
249 plays
37.
  The Original Broadway Cast    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Somehow, the performer who first plays a role on Broadway defines the role forever.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Jun 09 12
Tough
astorian
890 plays
38.
  Name Changes by Musicians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What's in a name? Plenty, for a musician!
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Mar 01 07
Tough
astorian
1066 plays
39.
  The "Fletch" Mysteries by Gregory McDonald    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Gregory McDonald's "Fletch" was such a great character, even Chevy Chase couldn't mess him up! Seriously, see how well you know the funniest investigative journalist in literature.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Apr 04 04
Category: McDonald, Gregory
Tough
astorian
218 plays
40.
  Astorian's Common Bond Game #3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answer nine trivia questions, then figure out how they relate. Sounds easy, but is it? (Sports fans will have an edge here.)
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 27 10
Category: astorian's Series
Average
astorian
1449 plays
41.
  Astorian's #14 Common Bond Game    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First we test your knowledge, then we test your ability to see the Big Picture. Answer nine questions on a wide range of topics, and then figure out the job title that all nine answers are pointing you to. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 25 08
Category: astorian's Series
Tough
astorian
605 plays
42.
  Astorian's Common Bond Game #7    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First, answer 9 questions on a variety of subjects. Then, figure out what the answers have in common. They should lead you to a well known book/movie.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Jul 29 09
Category: astorian's Series
Tough
astorian
1188 plays
43.
  Barnaby Jones    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Criminals, beware! There's an 80 year old detective on your tail!
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Mar 18 05
Category: B
Tough
astorian
332 plays
44.
  Rock Lyrics Mystery Word #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rock Lyrics Mystery Word (Props to MiamiSammy): identify the artist who recorded the song with the given lyrics; when you're finished, try to figure out the word that links them all.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Jan 31 22
Category: Mystery Word
Average
astorian
Jan 31 22
777 plays
45.
  My Favorite Year    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Errol Flynn made a guest appearance on "Your Show of Shows", back when young Mel Brooks was one of their writers. That inspired one of the funniest movies of the 1980s: "My Favorite Year", produced by Mel Brooks and directed by Richard Benjamin.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 30 05
Category: Mp - Mz Movies
Average
astorian
292 plays
46.
  Astorian's Mystery Word Lyrics Game #15    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing fancy, just another test of your knowledge of classic rock lyrics. Identify the artist(s) who sang the lyrics to 9 songs, then figure out the word common to all 9 lyric samples.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 03 07
Category: Mystery Word
Tough
astorian
656 plays
47.
  Astorian's Common Bond Game #8    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You know the drill- answer nine questions, then figure out where all the correct answers are pointing you. If you're lucky and good, you'll come up with the name of a famous fictional character.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 04 10
Category: astorian's Series
Tough
astorian
936 plays
48.
  Rodney Dangerfield    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little respect for the master of self-deprecation.
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Feb 20 07
Average
astorian
1345 plays
49.
  Astorian's Common Bond Game #9    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answer nine questions of varying difficulty. If you get them right, the answers should point you to the title of a popular TV series.
Tough, 10 Qns, astorian, Oct 07 10
Category: astorian's Series
Tough
astorian
584 plays
50.
  Astorian's Mystery Word Lyrics Game #12    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First, we test your ability to recognize lyrics from 9 classic rock tunes. Then, we test your powers of observation: can you spot the one word all snippets have in common?
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Dec 03 07
Category: Mystery Word
Average
astorian
576 plays
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