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gentlegiant17 has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 18 07 and has written 72 quizzes. gentlegiant17 writes for many different categories, but is most active in Brain Teasers, Music, and Sci / Tech, and has won 3 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 3,262 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Mar 02 24, and most recent quiz went online Feb 15 23.

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1.
  Nazism and the Holocaust in Rock Music editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not many rock musicians dared to tread the paths of this dark era. This quiz focuses on those who did, each using a different approach. Be sure to read the interesting info sections.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Oct 24 07
Category: History in Songs
Tough
gentlegiant17
3436 plays
2.
  Regular Expressions 101 editor best quiz    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Regular expressions are the building blocks of text analysis, manipulation and search. This quiz demonstrates usage of a few basic ones. Find the one-to-one correspondence between the text on the right column and the regular expressions on the left one.
Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 21 17
Category: General Computing
Difficult
gentlegiant17
Aug 21 17
466 plays
3.
  Chessbogglers editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Does the notion of me twisting your brain with chess-related logic problems tickle your fancy? If your reply is in the affirmative do take this quiz before going to the doctor.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 16 09
Category: Chess
Tough
gentlegiant17
1518 plays
4.
In Common: Noted People
  Noted People   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about noted people. That is, people appearing on banknotes of several countries.
Easier, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jul 03 23
Category: In Common
Easier
gentlegiant17
Jul 03 23
779 plays
5.
  Play Around with Letters   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz involves simple vocabulary knowledge, counting exercises and a bit more. Kids and kids at heart - you're most welcome to enjoy it!
Easier, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jun 26 08
Category: Words for Kids
Easier
gentlegiant17
7720 plays
6.
Hebrew and Yiddish: Hebrew Alphabets
  Hebrew Alphabets   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
An introduction to the alphabets of the Hebrew language and various formats thereof.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Feb 02 23
Category: Hebrew and Yiddish
Average
gentlegiant17
Feb 02 23
93 plays
7.
  Pass, Door, Word and Code   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Literature is an imaginative assemblage of words that follow their own code to pass through the door of the reader's perception. Let's explore a few examples.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Feb 26 23
Average
gentlegiant17
Feb 26 23
207 plays
8.
  Is it Really in Israel?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The names of most locations in Israel are related to the history of the land and its people from biblical days to modern times. This quiz deals with a few exceptional cases.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Oct 21 15
Category: Israel
Average
gentlegiant17
3445 plays
9.
  Well Known Port Numbers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Knowledge of default port numbers used by the basic Internet services is important and handy even for home users. These "Well Known Port Numbers" (0-1023) are allocated by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). So, how well do you know them?
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 22 18
Category: The Internet
Tough
gentlegiant17
Aug 22 18
1737 plays
10.
  How I Wonder What You Are!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on stars, based on a talk I gave at my daughter's school. I figured that if they liked it, so might you.
Easier, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jan 04 11
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Easier
gentlegiant17
2151 plays
11.
  Blues Run The Game   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Passing through the lyrics of his folk classic "Blues Run The Game", you are invited to pay tribute to the life and music of Jackson C. Frank - the most famous 60s folksinger that no one has ever heard of.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Apr 08 08
Category: Folk Music
Average
gentlegiant17
276 plays
12.
  The Story Of Samson   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
FunTrivia owes a lot to Samson. From his birth to his death, Samson's life was full of enigmas and riddles. Chapters 13-16 of Judges (KJV) span the fascinating and thought-provoking story of this tragic hero, a man doomed to loneliness and ill-fate.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 06 12
Category: Samson
Average
gentlegiant17
1975 plays
13.
  The Story Of Abigail   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The story of Abigail (1 Samuel 25, KJV) is pivotal in understanding the soul of king-to-be David and sheds light on the Biblical view on monarchs and the monarchy. This quiz is a salute to this fascinating woman.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Nov 16 07
Average
gentlegiant17
825 plays
14.
  Bible People Carousel   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten Old Testament figures once went up a carousel. The funny thing about it was that the name of each figure started with at least one letter taken from the end of the name of the figure seated right behind. Use my hints and find out who they were.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 31 11
Category: Linked Answers
Average
gentlegiant17
2410 plays
15.
  Am I Blue?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of the bands presented in this quiz are blue, but at least one is not. Make out which is which. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jun 06 16
Average
gentlegiant17
2412 plays
16.
  The Perfect Pear   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pears are my favourite fruit. Here's a juicy fact file bent on making you crave for one.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Nov 14 08
Tough
gentlegiant17
1114 plays
17.
  The Battle of Beersheba   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Please join me as I put the spotlight on the background, the course and the aftermath of a classic and crucial yet little-known battle of the Great War - the battle of Beersheba.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Nov 28 09
Category: World War I
Average
gentlegiant17
770 plays
18.
  The Periodic Table of Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Trivia architects of The Lost Connection invite you to sit back and enjoy this intriguing medley of songs with chemical elements in their title or lyrics.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Nov 15 09
Tough
gentlegiant17
988 plays
19.
  The Guerlain Perfume House   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A fact file on one of the world's oldest and best perfume houses.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Sep 08 08
Average
gentlegiant17
690 plays
20.
  Scientific Names of Fruit    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the fruit with its scientific name? Please go ahead and try.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jun 05 17
Category: Fruit Mixture
Average
gentlegiant17
Jun 05 17
346 plays
21.
  The Honey Badger   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello and welcome to the FT badge awards ceremony! The big winner of the day is one of nature's most illustrious animals, the aptly named honey badger.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Apr 01 13
Average
gentlegiant17
750 plays
22.
  People with Prophetic First Names   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first names of all modern era people mentioned in this name game coincide with those of the 48 prophets or 7 prophetesses of Judaism. Can you correctly match the person with the description given? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Nov 15 11
Category: First Names
Average
gentlegiant17
1363 plays
23.
  Keeping It Real    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Keep it real by matching one word celebrity names with their real names. Designed so that educated guesses should work for you, so try them!
Easier, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jul 08 17
Category: Real Name
Easier
gentlegiant17
Jul 08 17
463 plays
24.
  US TV Series Lost in Hebrew Translation   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Try to identify the occasional lame pun, the random reference or the rare justified adaptation manipulated by Israeli broadcasters when Hebraizing the names of US TV series throughout the years. I'll give you the Hebrew name, you'll need to reverse it.
Average, 15 Qns, gentlegiant17, Sep 17 16
Category: Translated Titles
Average
gentlegiant17
753 plays
25.
  Songs in the Footsteps of Artworks   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Countless songs are inspired by poems, books, plays, statues, paintings, movies and TV series. This quiz focuses on a few of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Oct 18 12
Category: Art in Songs
Tough
gentlegiant17
348 plays
26.
  Strangely Named Football Clubs    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the football (soccer) club name with the country it hails from.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jun 07 17
Average
gentlegiant17
Jun 07 17
228 plays
27.
  The Green Vase   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A chance meeting with an author challenge by lpez led me to a lovely association game. Should be fun for you as well.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Apr 04 15
Category: Green
Average
gentlegiant17
434 plays
28.
  The Jubilee Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My fiftieth quiz deals with a few English words borrowed from the Hebrew language.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Sep 03 10
Average
gentlegiant17
1647 plays
29.
  International Music, Made In Israel   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The extremely diverse nature of the Israeli society leads to the creation of unique music. This quiz concentrates on Israeli artists who have succeeded in exporting their music to a worldwide audience.
Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Feb 04 14
Difficult
gentlegiant17
285 plays
30.
  The 2013-14 Dream Team   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager knows that sinking feeling accompanying a miscalculated decision. Try to identify the footballers I could have bought and should have kept in FPL 2013-14 unless I had made so many errors.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 16 14
Category: Premiership 2010s
Average
gentlegiant17
637 plays
31.
  Hebrew Onomatopoeia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Onomatopoeia can differ sharply between languages. This quiz tries to find out to what extent are a few Hebrew ones intuitive for you. Note: all Hebrew words are in caps.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, May 18 14
Category: Hebrew and Yiddish
Average
gentlegiant17
231 plays
32.
  The Binary Watch   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Browsing through a duty-free brochure on a recent flight, I spotted an ad for a binary watch. While it was a bit expensive, can you afford to refuse a free quiz?
Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 28 20
Category: Logic Puzzles
Difficult
gentlegiant17
Aug 28 20
2472 plays
33.
  Would You Take August 27 On A Date?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My elder daughter was born on August 27. We joined hands to research which other events, negligible as they may be, occurred on this date. You are invited to play and share with our new found knowledge.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 11 10
Average
gentlegiant17
514 plays
34.
  Filmography of Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Spanning from 1948 till 1965, the partnership of Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa has provided one of the silver screen's most powerful actor-director duos of all time. I'll describe the Mifune role, you give me the Kurosawa film.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jan 07 08
Category: Kurosawa, Akira
Average
gentlegiant17
376 plays
35.
  Just 17, Do You Know What I Mean?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As my nick hints, I have a peculiar liking to the number 17. Hence, my 17th quiz is dedicated to this adorable number. Please join in my little party.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jul 05 20
Category: 11-50
Tough
gentlegiant17
Jul 05 20
1225 plays
36.
  Pastime with Numerical Movie Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A medley of brain teasers and knowledge questions on movie titles with numbers in them.
Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Apr 20 23
Category: Movies Word Play
Difficult
gentlegiant17
Apr 20 23
1278 plays
37.
  Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tribute to the punk hymn and to the man behind it, Patrik Fitzgerald. Includes previously unreleased information.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, May 07 09
Category: Music D-G
Tough
gentlegiant17
156 plays
38.
  Who Am I: Card Deck Edition    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the card with the name it is otherwise known by. Most nicknames in this quiz come from Bridge jargon, but you may also know them from other card games.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jul 25 17
Category: Games & Toys
Average
gentlegiant17
Jul 25 17
240 plays
39.
  Chaos, Challenge, Logic, Order    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answers in this quiz are the numbers 1 to 10, each appearing once. In the chaos of over 3 million options, I challenge you to apply healthy logic and simple math in order to find the unique solution of this puzzle. Allow up to 1 hour. Good luck!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Mar 19 08
Very Difficult
gentlegiant17
2985 plays
40.
  Who Am I: Founder Member Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The English Football League was inaugurated in 1888 by twelve clubs, known thereafter as the Founder Members. Given a few hints, can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jul 09 13
Category: Football League
Average
gentlegiant17
236 plays
41.
  Old Adventures In Lo-Fi    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are invited to join in a nostalgic and laid-back tour of adventure games I used to play on my Apple //e in the days I should have been in high-school.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jan 13 10
Average
gentlegiant17
479 plays
42.
  Turkey In A China Shop   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on country names which became legitimate words in various languages (with a slight bias towards Hebrew).
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Sep 21 11
Category: Linguistics
Tough
gentlegiant17
1849 plays
43.
  Farhud   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
June 1941 marked a series of violent attacks on the Jewish community of Baghdad known as the Farhud. This quiz deals with its background and aftermath.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jun 01 16
Category: Iraq
Average
gentlegiant17
111 plays
44.
  The 2012-13 Dream Team    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fantasy Premier League 2012-13: Dream Team edition. Test your knowledge on the official Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football game's best 11 players of this season.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jun 01 13
Category: Premiership 2010s
Tough
gentlegiant17
441 plays
45.
  When It Rains, It Pours... Goals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on unforgettable goal showers from FA Premier League players who scored hat tricks, and beyond.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Sep 27 12
Average
gentlegiant17
527 plays
46.
  The Beautiful Game    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Football (soccer) plays a major part in the lives of many people. This quiz examines various reflections of the beautiful game in modern culture.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Sep 01 15
Average
gentlegiant17
199 plays
47.
  Divisibility Rules? Divisibility Rules!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Is 21 divisible by 7? That's easy. But is 1696968 divisible by 7? Looks like a tougher nut to crack. But it isn't... This quiz will introduce you to a few basic divisibility rules. My approach here is practical, rather than theoretical.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Dec 06 12
Tough
gentlegiant17
877 plays
48.
  Visual Perception    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It is hard to imagine the huge challenges our brain-machine had to resolve in order to turn our visual perception to such a "natural" experience. Enter to learn about several phenomena which elucidate aspects of the visual mechanisms.
Difficult, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Oct 14 17
Category: Eyes and Vision
Difficult
gentlegiant17
Oct 14 17
876 plays
49.
  Night Flight    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cruise from the word "Night" to the word "Flight" by means of adding, dropping or changing one letter at a time.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Jul 14 13
Category: Dropped Letters
Average
gentlegiant17
470 plays
50.
  Pastime with Symmetrical Flags    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify the symmetries of various world flags? Terminology: a flag identical to its left or right mirror image will be called "sidewise symmetrical", and a flag identical to its top or bottom mirror image will be called "topwise symmetrical".
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Aug 16 16
Category: World Flags
Tough
gentlegiant17
1349 plays
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