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janetgool has been a FunTrivia author since Dec 05 06 and has written 55 quizzes. janetgool writes for many different categories, but is most active in Religion, Geography, and Music.

  • has earned 4,002 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: A learned academy offers a prize for the best work on the elephant. After six months, the French researcher produces a slim, leather-covered volume entitled "The Love Life of the Elephant". After two years, the Germans produce a three-volume set called "The Anatomy, Physiology and Natural History of the Elephant". Ten years later, the Jewish writer unveils a ten-volume series with the title "The Elephant and the Jewish Question".
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1.
  Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is intended to provide information for family and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. It will include some useful advice, as well.
Easier, 10 Qns, janetgool, Oct 01 11
Easier
janetgool
5927 plays
2.
  Olives!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Olives and olive oil are an important part of the diet throughout the Mediterranean. This quiz is about this amazing fruit.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Apr 11 21
Average
janetgool
Apr 11 21
3812 plays
3.
  Our Family Vacations   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As kids in the sixties, our parents took us on many enjoyable outings. Some of these were day-trips not far from our home in Greenbelt, Maryland, and some were farther afield. Here's a quiz about fun places for family vacations on the East Coast.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Aug 22 16
Category: Mixed USA
Average
janetgool
4358 plays
4.
  The American Jewish Community   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a chance to learn something about the history of the Jewish community in the United States.
Difficult, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jul 30 16
Difficult
janetgool
2957 plays
5.
  Passover for Kids   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Passover is an important Jewish holiday, with a special place for kids. Try this quiz and learn something about it!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jul 21 08
Average
janetgool
1813 plays
6.
  Commandments and Jewish Tradition   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most important concepts in the Jewish faith is the concept of "commandments". This quiz will introduce you to the Jewish approach to Biblical commandments.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Mar 02 13
Category: Judaism
Average
janetgool
3095 plays
7.
  Setting a Royal Table   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Would you like to set a table fit for a queen or king? Take this quiz and learn how!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jun 19 10
Category: Food & Drink
Average
janetgool
2387 plays
8.
  Righteous Gentiles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During the Holocaust, courageous people of all faiths - and none, risked their lives to shelter their Jewish neighbors. This quiz is a tribute to some of those people.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Mar 30 19
Category: Holocaust
Tough
janetgool
Mar 30 19
1419 plays
9.
  Kashruth 101   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The laws of "kashruth", or fitness of food, are central to Jewish belief and a Jewish life. See if you know enough to maintain a kosher kitchen!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Apr 26 22
Category: Traditions
Average
janetgool
Apr 26 22
2243 plays
10.
  Hebrew Revival   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The revival of the Hebrew language after almost two thousand years as a "dead language" is a remarkable story. This quiz will tell you something about the rebirth of the Hebrew language, and how it is spoken today.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, May 01 08
Category: Hebrew and Yiddish
Average
janetgool
775 plays
11.
  The Jewish Messiah   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Belief in the Messiah, and longing for his coming, imbue every aspect of the Jewish experience, from prayer to rock music. Take this quiz to learn some more.
Tough, 15 Qns, janetgool, Jun 12 16
Category: Judaism
Tough
janetgool
1479 plays
12.
  Israel is Real   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Israel is the Holy Land for some, and a country torn by political turmoil to others. But it is also a vital, young country and a great place to visit. This is a quiz about Israel that has nothing to do with religion or politics!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 08 21
Category: Israel
Average
janetgool
Jan 08 21
3433 plays
13.
  And Then We Eat! A Gastronomic Jewish Calendar   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Jewish calendar is full of holidays and celebrations - each accompanied by a typical dish! See if you can match the holiday with the appropriate food, and learn something about the Jewish holidays in the bargain!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jun 13 24
Category: Traditions
Average
janetgool
Jun 13 24
2126 plays
14.
  Death and Mourning in Judaism   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rituals and traditions are often an important source of comfort following the death of a loved one. This quiz will teach you something about Jewish traditions surrounding death and mourning.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 26 24
Category: Traditions
Average
janetgool
Jan 26 24
1884 plays
15.
  A Bus Tour of Israel   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the Israeli leg of the Funtrivia Bus Tour! Step aboard our luxury, air-conditioned bus, and let our guide and driver show you this wonderful land.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Nov 26 19
Category: Israel
Average
janetgool
Nov 26 19
1661 plays
16.
  Exotic Jewish Communities   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During the long Jewish diaspora, Jews settled in many places around the globe. Some of these communities are large and well-known, while others are not as familiar. See what you know about some of these exotic communities.
Difficult, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 02 12
Category: Judaism
Difficult
janetgool
2291 plays
17.
  Marie Antoinette's Watch   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The story of Marie Antoinette's watch is as full of romance and tragedy as the life of the queen herself.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Aug 10 21
Average
janetgool
Aug 10 21
1853 plays
18.
  Beautiful Annapolis   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Annapolis is the capital of Maryland and home to the United States Naval Academy. It is a beautiful city with loads of history. Let's tour it together!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Sep 12 21
Category: Maryland
Average
janetgool
Sep 12 21
841 plays
19.
  Jewish Blessings   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Jewish life, there is a blessing for almost any occasion. This quiz is about a variety of those blessings. Please note - the traditional beginning of all blessings is "Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe..."
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Oct 08 23
Category: Judaism
Average
janetgool
Oct 08 23
2213 plays
20.
  The Entebbe Rescue   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The daring rescue of hijacked passengers by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was a remarkable military feat. Flying 2,200 miles into enemy territory to free innocent civilians, the IDF earned the respect of the entire world.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Mar 17 08
Category: Israel
Average
janetgool
917 plays
21.
  People of the Book   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jews have been known for centuries as the "People of the Book". This quiz is about some of most important books in Jewish tradition.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Aug 06 22
Category: Scripture
Average
janetgool
Aug 06 22
1954 plays
22.
  Let's Visit Israel!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Israel has lots to interest kids. Here's a short quiz that will take you on a little journey to this special country.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Apr 30 11
Category: Our World for Kids
Average
janetgool
1569 plays
23.
  Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Israel   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Despite Israel's small size, it contains a varied and interesting population. This quiz is about some of the smaller ethnic and religious minorities found in Israel.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jun 27 18
Category: Mixed Israel
Tough
janetgool
Jun 27 18
562 plays
24.
  The Seventh Day   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the Jewish Sabbath. It is the fourth in my series on basic Judaism. The information provided refers to mainstream Orthodox practice.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jul 11 20
Average
janetgool
Jul 11 20
2376 plays
25.
  Rice!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rice is one of the world's most important foods. This quiz will give you some interesting information about this important grain, and provide you with a tasty recipe as well! With thanks to my mother-in-law, Hannah, who taught me to cook rice.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Mar 11 18
Category: Breads and Grains
Average
janetgool
Mar 11 18
1231 plays
26.
  Spy vs. Spy: The Novels of John Le Carre   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
John Le Carre is one of the fore-most writers of espionage fiction. This quiz is about his novels.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 20 08
Category: Le Carre, John
Average
janetgool
453 plays
27.
  Atomic Spies - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for atomic espionage. Were they guilty, or victims of McCarthy era hysteria? Information for this quiz comes from Sam Roberts' excellent book "The Brother" (Random House, 2001).
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Sep 20 09
Category: Cold War
Tough
janetgool
823 plays
28.
  Jerusalem Syndrome   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jerusalem Syndrome is a little-known psychiatric disorder. Though it isn't common, it is interesting! This quiz should provide you with some basic information.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Nov 12 12
Tough
janetgool
1225 plays
29.
  Songs About Feet and Footwear   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten songs about feet or footwear. This quiz was inspired by a large basket of mis-matched socks.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jul 26 11
Average
janetgool
1610 plays
30.
  My Big, Happy Jewish Wedding   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mazal tov, mazal tov! Come and be my guest at the happiest of events, the Jewish wedding!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Sep 15 19
Category: Traditions
Average
janetgool
Sep 15 19
787 plays
31.
  Jewish Life Cycle Traditions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of the Jewish life cycle from birth to death.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Nov 05 17
Category: Traditions
Average
janetgool
Nov 05 17
2427 plays
32.
  Jewish Folk-Customs and Superstitions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my thirty-sixth quiz - so Jewish Folk-Customs and Superstitions seemed like the most appropriate topic. What is the connection to the number thirty-six? Take the quiz and find out!
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 07 15
Category: Traditions
Tough
janetgool
1073 plays
33.
  The Priests of Solomon's Temple   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Cohanim served as priests in the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. This quiz is about the Cohanim in ancient times, and their modern descendants.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Feb 19 16
Category: Traditions
Average
janetgool
620 plays
34.
  Bible Talk   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You've just been hired for a temporary job in Israel. You'll have no problem with the language since modern Hebrew uses lots of idioms from the Bible, and you're a Bible expert. Take this quiz and see how far the Bible will take you in Tel Aviv!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Feb 10 24
Average
janetgool
Feb 10 24
624 plays
35.
  Movies Made In Maryland    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It might not be Hollywood, or even Bollywood, but a number of wonderful movies have been filmed in the Old Line State. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Feb 21 10
Category: Common Locations
Average
janetgool
369 plays
36.
  American Railroad Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All aboard for a nostalgic look at America's favorite railway songs.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 13 09
Category: Transport in Songs
Tough
janetgool
751 plays
37.
  The Maccabiah Games   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Maccabiah Games, often referred to as the "Jewish Olympics", are an important sporting event. Here's a chance to learn something about it!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 02 10
Category: Asia
Average
janetgool
212 plays
38.
  Spies in the Promised Land    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The story of the spies in the Promised Land can be found in the Book of Numbers, chapters XIII to XV, and corresponds to the Torah portion called "Shelach Lecha" in Jewish tradition. The quiz is based on the Soncino translation.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jul 10 10
Category: Numbers
Average
janetgool
449 plays
39.
  Songs About Singers and Musicians   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many songwriters tip their hat at a fellow musician in their songs. Some of these references are direct, and others are more oblique. Most of the references are from the sixties and seventies.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Apr 15 22
Category: People in Songs
Average
janetgool
Apr 15 22
1468 plays
40.
  "Draft Dodger Rag" by Phil Ochs: Anatomy of a Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Phil Ochs was one of the great protest song writers of the sixties, and his "Draft Dodger Rag" was emblematic of that period. That's the reason I've chosen to dissect it for my fiftieth quiz!
Easier, 10 Qns, janetgool, May 15 11
Category: Ochs, Phil
Easier
janetgool
747 plays
41.
  The Ark Stopped Here: Beit Shemesh and Environs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Beit Shemesh, like many cities in Israel, is a modern town with its roots in the Bible. It's my home town, now. I hope you find it interesting.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jan 25 12
Category: Israel
Tough
janetgool
410 plays
42.
  Saw It With My Own Eyes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Thanks to live television, people all over the world can be eye witnesses to events of historical significance. Here are ten such events that you could see with your own eyes, in your own living room!
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Nov 17 09
Category: Mixture: News
Tough
janetgool
648 plays
43.
  Ladies of the Book Club   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our Women's Literature Group has been meeting for over a decade. Here's a chance to see what we've been reading, and to meet some of the members.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Sep 14 23
Tough
janetgool
Sep 14 23
923 plays
44.
  All About Nancy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Nancy - real or fancied, lyrical or prosaic. It's dedicated to my sister Nancy, who is celebrating a special birthday!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jun 06 11
Category: First Names M-P
Average
janetgool
876 plays
45.
  Biblical Origins of American Place-Names   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The American pioneers were avid Bible readers and often drew inspiration from the Bible when naming places in the New World. This quiz will match Biblical places with their American namesakes. All references are from the Jewish Tanach (Old Testament).
Difficult, 10 Qns, janetgool, Aug 14 13
Category: Place Names
Difficult
janetgool
2653 plays
46.
  Janet's Jewish Jokes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Enough with all these serious quizzes! If laughter is the best medicine, than this is just what the doctor ordered!
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Oct 04 22
Tough
janetgool
Oct 04 22
759 plays
47.
  Sally forth!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you have a Sally in your life? I do - and she's special enough for a quiz of her own!
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, May 07 15
Average
janetgool
401 plays
48.
  The Life and Times of Theodor Herzl   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Theodor Herzl was the visionary founder of modern, political Zionism, and played an important role in the founding of modern Israel. This quiz is about his fascinating life.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Jun 15 16
Category: Government
Average
janetgool
339 plays
49.
  Israeli Novelists   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Israeli writers have made a significant contribution to the modern literary scene, and reveal a slice of Israeli life to readers abroad. All works cited in this quiz are available in English.
Average, 10 Qns, janetgool, Oct 17 17
Average
janetgool
Oct 17 17
406 plays
50.
  Ascending to Jerusalem   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Highway Number One in Israel connects the coastal city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The ascent to Jerusalem is full of interesting and historic sites. Come along with me and explore them.
Tough, 10 Qns, janetgool, Nov 19 08
Tough
janetgool
246 plays
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