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jouen58 has been a FunTrivia author since Mar 01 03 and has written 115 quizzes. jouen58 writes for many different categories, but is most active in Literature, Music, and Humanities, and has won 18 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 11,018 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: I am the assistant manager of a nutritional program as well as a chorus manager.
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1.
  Dear Athena... editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 9 mins
The goddess of wisdom has started an advice column from her office on Mount Olympus. Can you guess the identities of her mythical correspondents? Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jun 03 13
Category: Greek Myth
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34645 plays
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  Viva la Pasta! editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
The first thirteen questions concern various shapes and cuts of pasta; the next twelve concern various cooking methods and sauces with which pastas are traditionally served. Buon Appetito!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Jul 19 21
Category: Italian Foods
Tough
jouen58
Jul 19 21
10477 plays
3.
  Eponymous Literary Characters editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Are you Pickwickian or Pecksniffian? This quiz features certain characters from classic literature and drama whose names have found their way into the English language. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jul 05 09
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8676 plays
4.
  Trees of Literature, Legend, and Song editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 15 mins
Trees have inspired authors, poets, and composers from ancient times to the present day. These are some memorable literary, legendary, and musical uses of this timeless symbol. Enjoy!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Nov 02 22
Category: Thematic Trees
Tough
jouen58
Nov 02 22
6089 plays
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  Eponymous Locales editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Certain words in the English language are derived from the names of countries, cities, and places, some of which are no longer extant. See how much you know about them. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jul 15 08
Tough
jouen58
8489 plays
6.
  Great Choral Music editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
This quiz deals with the greatest works of both sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Good luck and enjoy!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Mar 26 17
Category: Classical Music
Tough
jouen58
Mar 26 17
3281 plays
7.
  St. Nicholas (The Original Santa Claus) editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
A quiz about the fascinating evolution of the saintly 4th century bishop into the contemporary Christmas icon. For my nephew Patrick William (Nicholas) Moran. Good luck!.
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 18 22
Category: Individual Saints
Difficult
jouen58
Feb 18 22
4565 plays
8.
  Perennial Borders editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
A quiz about some of the flowering plants used to create a perennial border, some common, others not so common. Good Luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Jun 28 20
Tough
jouen58
Jun 28 20
5497 plays
9.
This infamous literary forgery served as the pretext for much of the anti-Semitic violence of the twentieth century, including the Holocaust. Sadly, it is still very much with us.
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, Dec 23 11
Category: Frauds & Hoaxes
Tough
jouen58
1264 plays
10.
  Murder for Christmas editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
A.k.a. "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" and "Holiday for Murder". There's no holiday from murder for Hercule Poirot, who must solve the brutal murder of wealthy old Simeon Lee on Christmas Eve. WARNING!-Solution revealed. Good Luck.
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Mar 14 22
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jouen58
Mar 14 22
2391 plays
11.
  Shakespeare's Garden editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
A quiz about the many herbs, flowers, trees, and plants mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems. Enjoy & Good Luck!
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Dec 09 16
Category: Shakespeare
Difficult
jouen58
Dec 09 16
2056 plays
12.
  Vermeer: Portraits of Women editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
"No Dutch painter ever honoured women as he (Vermeer) did." So wrote Dr. A.B. de Vries, and the paintings bear out his assessment. See if you can identify the portraits from the descriptions.
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Oct 25 10
Category: Vermeer
Tough
jouen58
1572 plays
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  The Renaissance Madrigal editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
The madrigal was one of the most diverse forms in Renaissance music, employing a wide range of emotions and musical effects. This quiz covers madrigals from all over Europe. Good Luck!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Jan 02 19
Category: Classical Music
Tough
jouen58
Jan 02 19
1215 plays
14.
  Operatic Madness editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Some have called opera itself a "demented" art form. Certainly, the subject of madness is a recurrent theme in many operas, particularly the ones featured here. Good Luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, jouen58, Sep 23 16
Category: Opera
Difficult
jouen58
Sep 23 16
1520 plays
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  Paintings of Rembrandt editor best quiz top quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
The name of this giant among Dutch painters has become almost synonymous with "great painter". This quiz covers some of his finest works. Good Luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Jan 02 22
Category: Rembrandt van Rijn
Tough
jouen58
Jan 02 22
1794 plays
16.
  More Songs from Shakespeare's Plays editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
An addendum to my previous quiz on Shakespearean songs. You must guess which play each song comes from (except for question 14). Good Luck & Enjoy!
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Jun 25 04
Category: Name the Play
Difficult
jouen58
3019 plays
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  Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
This 1862 work features one of Verdi's most richly melodic scores and a fascinating and varied cast of characters. Good Luck!
Tough, 20 Qns, jouen58, Nov 15 21
Category: Verdi, Giuseppe
Tough
jouen58
Nov 15 21
558 plays
18.
  Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" editor best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
A quiz on Humperdinck's beloved fairy-tale opera based on the story by the Brothers Grimm. Along with Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet, this work has become a Yuletide tradition. Enjoy!
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Nov 15 21
Category: H
Tough
jouen58
Nov 15 21
851 plays
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  Losing It in Shakespeare's Plays best quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
I simply don't understand people who find Shakespeare dull and boring. When a character in Shakespeare goes over the edge, he/she REALLY goes over the edge. Submitted for your approval...
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Oct 12 13
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Name the Play
Average
jouen58
7543 plays
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  Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics best quiz - 25 questions - 10 mins
Are you a classical music "dummy" who has occasionally wondered about the various classical pieces which turn up in movies, on TV, at weddings, etc? This quiz is for you. Good luck!
Average, 25 Qns, jouen58, Mar 01 19
Category: Classical Music
Average
jouen58
Mar 01 19
4881 plays
21.
  Italian Cuisine - A to Z best quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Italian cuisine is probably the most popular ethnic cuisine in the U.S., and one of the most popular in the world. This quiz is a tour of the alphabet (except X) with Italian food. Enjoy!
Tough, 25 Qns, jouen58, Oct 22 21
Category: Italian Foods
Tough
jouen58
Oct 22 21
7541 plays
22.
  Motive for Murder best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
One of my first quizzes concerned bizarre Christie M.O.s. This one examines some of the equally strange reasons that drove some of her characters to kill. Enjoy! (But beware; spoilers galore!)
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jan 03 17
Category: Thematic Christie
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jouen58
Jan 03 17
1180 plays
23.
  The Twelve best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz explores the lives and characters of the twelve men chosen by Christ as his apostles. Biblical quotations are from the Confraternity text.
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, May 17 13
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jouen58
4869 plays
24.
  15 Real Life Muses best quiz - 15 questions - 9 mins
The nine Muses of Greek mythology inspired artists, musicians, poets, and writers. These 15 real-life women provided similar inspiration to the men in their lives. Enjoy!
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 01 18
Category: Famous Women
Average
jouen58
Feb 01 18
3089 plays
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  Difficult The Murder of Emmett Till Trivia best quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
The brutal 1955 murder of 14 year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi after allegedly flirting with a white woman shocked the world and galvanized the American civil rights movement. How much do you know about this American tragedy?
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Dec 11 06
Category: Civil Rights
Difficult
jouen58
3814 plays
26.
  For "Moonstruck" Mavens best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
Is there anyone who grew up in an Italian-American family who doesn't know practically every line in this film by heart? If you're a "Moonstruck" maven, let's see how you do!
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, May 12 06
Category: Moonstruck
Average
jouen58
4705 plays
27.
  The Biblical Garden best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz explores some of the many flowers, herbs, vegetables, fruits, and trees mentioned in the Old and New Testament. Biblical quotations are from the King James Bible. Enjoy!
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 16 13
Category: The Bible
Average
jouen58
1497 plays
28.
  Lady Catherine's Visit best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The stormy interview between Elizabeth Bennet and the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh is one of the most memorable chapters of Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Enjoy the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Apr 03 08
Average
jouen58
2513 plays
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One of Miss Marple's best; this also boasts a fascinating cast of characters and an affectionate picture of a post WWII English village. Warning! The solution is revealed in this quiz!
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, Jun 28 13
Category: Miss Marple
Average
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1684 plays
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  The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
This 1962 novel featuring Miss Marple concerns a beautiful, but emotionally fragile film star seemingly stalked by tragedy. The solution is revealed in the quiz. Good Luck!
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Mar 21 20
Category: Miss Marple
Average
jouen58
Mar 21 20
1164 plays
31.
  St. Therese of Lisieux best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
Therese, the "little flower", is one of the most popular saints, but her life and character are far more complex and fascinating than many people suspect. For my niece, Colleen Erin Theresa.
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 18 22
Category: Individual Saints
Tough
jouen58
Feb 18 22
973 plays
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  The Body in the Library best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
When the body of a young blonde turns up in the library at Gossington Hall, Miss Marple must solve the crime before other lives, and reputations, are destroyed. (Contains spoilers!)
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Oct 05 05
Category: Miss Marple
Average
jouen58
867 plays
33.
  What do you know about Patron Saints? top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Nearly every profession, country, city, malady, and state of being has its patron saint. See if you can guess who is patron of what. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Mar 21 14
Category: Patron Saints
Average
jouen58
5354 plays
34.
  The Fruit Bat's Fruit Quiz top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
This fruit quiz is for my nephew Brian, the "Fruit Bat", who turns 11 this June 21. I hope you will enjoy playing it as much as he will. Good Luck!
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 09 14
Category: Fruit Mixture
Average
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4827 plays
35.
  Ten Memorable Mothers great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
In honor of Mother's Day, a quiz about several notable mothers who left their imprint on history, religion and the arts. Enjoy, and good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jun 06 16
Tough
jouen58
Jun 06 16
3104 plays
36.
  Hedda Gabler best quiz - 20 questions - 8 mins
Ibsen's immortal anti-heroine is one of the most fascinating theatrical creations of all time, and has been called "The female Hamlet". This quiz uses the Gosse-Archer translation. Enjoy!
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, Mar 21 14
Category: Ibsen, Henrik
Average
jouen58
284 plays
37.
  Puccini's "Turandot" best quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
Puccini's last and most ambitious opera, which includes the famous tenor aria "Nessun Dorma", was left unfinished at his death in 1924. How well do you know this fascinating work? Good Luck!
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, Nov 15 21
Average
jouen58
Nov 15 21
620 plays
38.
  Down the Garden Path With Christie best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Gardens and the plants that grow in them are frequently used as plot devices in Christie's novels and short stories. Here are a few notable examples. (CAUTION- contains spoilers galore!)
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jan 03 17
Category: Thematic Christie
Average
jouen58
Jan 03 17
1383 plays
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  The Murder at the Vicarage top quiz - 20 questions - 5 mins
Adultery, theft, a mysterious, beautiful woman, and finally murder (in the vicar's study)! Enter Miss Jane Marple, the unlikeliest criminal investigator in the history of crime fiction.
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, Jan 28 14
Category: Miss Marple
Average
jouen58
1466 plays
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  Eponyms: The People Behind the Words best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on certain words derived from notable individuals who gave their names to the English language. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Sep 17 20
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jouen58
Sep 17 20
4353 plays
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  Eponymous Clergymen best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The names of these various and diverse men of the cloth have found their way into the vernacular, often in unexpected and unusual ways. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Mar 19 20
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jouen58
Mar 19 20
820 plays
42.
  Saints and Their Symbols II best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
A follow-up to my previous quiz of the same name. You must name the saint from his or her traditional symbols in art. Good Luck!
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Oct 28 12
Category: Saints by Symbol
Average
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3148 plays
43.
  Christmas Carol Trivia: Sacred Carols best quiz - 20 questions - 10 mins
An assortment of little-known and fascinating facts about some of the most beloved sacred Christmas hymns and carols. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
Difficult, 20 Qns, jouen58, Dec 19 18
Difficult
jouen58
Dec 19 18
4666 plays
44.
  King Richard III top quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
Despite the controversy over its historical accuracy, this study of the brief, violent reign of the last Plantagenet monarch remains one of Shakespeare's most enduring histories. Enjoy!
Tough, 20 Qns, jouen58, Sep 07 14
Category: King Richard III
Tough
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1069 plays
45.
  Whatdunit? best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Agatha Christie never seemed to be at a loss to find creative, sometimes bizarre ways of dispatching her victims. Here are some of her more memorable M.O.s- see if you can match them up with the victims.
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jan 03 17
Category: Thematic Christie
Tough
jouen58
Jan 03 17
2417 plays
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  "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" best quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
Here's where it all began; Agatha Christie's debut as a mystery writer and the birth of Hercule Poirot. Be warned- the solution is revealed! Good Luck!
Tough, 20 Qns, jouen58, Oct 05 05
Tough
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1191 plays
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  Sad Cypress best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
One of Christie's more unusual mysteries, this one features a tragic love triangle and a young woman on trial for her life. CAUTION: the solution is revealed in the quiz. Good Luck!
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Oct 05 05
Category: Sad Cypress
Average
jouen58
897 plays
48.
  Average Evil Under the Sun Trivia great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
While Hercule Poirot enjoys a summer holiday by the sea, he realizes that a murder is being planned which he can do nothing to prevent. CAUTION- Contains spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Oct 06 05
Category: Evil Under the Sun
Average
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842 plays
49.
  Paintings of Caravaggio best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
One of the most distinctive artists of the 16th century, Caravaggio is best known for his "darker" paintings, but his art is more varied and complex than many realize.
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, Aug 29 14
Category: Artists A-M
Tough
jouen58
742 plays
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  The Mayerling Tragedy best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
The murder-suicide of Archduke Rudolf of Austria and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera in January 1889 scandalized 19th century Europe and altered the course of its history.
Tough, 20 Qns, jouen58, Sep 12 11
Tough
jouen58
836 plays
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