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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 11,273 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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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by jouen58
1.
  Dear Athena... editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
Average
jouen58
34992 plays
2.
  Viva la Pasta! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
10721 plays
3.
  Eponymous Literary Characters editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Feb 02 23
Average
jouen58
Feb 02 23
8785 plays
4.
  Eponymous Locales editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
8542 plays
5.
  Trees of Literature, Legend, and Song editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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, Jun 04 23
Category: Thematic Trees
Tough
jouen58
Jun 04 23
6112 plays
6.
  Great Choral Music editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
Tough
jouen58
3367 plays
7.
  Perennial Borders editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
5561 plays
8.
  St. Nicholas (The Original Santa Claus) editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
4679 plays
9.
  Murder for Christmas editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
Tough
jouen58
Mar 14 22
2451 plays
10.
  Paintings of Rembrandt editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
1818 plays
11.
  The Renaissance Madrigal editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
Tough
jouen58
Jan 02 19
1256 plays
12.
  A Fatal Fraud: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1280 plays
13.
  Operatic Madness editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1596 plays
14.
  Shakespeare's Garden editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
2113 plays
15.
  Vermeer: Portraits of Women editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
"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
1597 plays
16.
  More Songs from Shakespeare's Plays editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
3051 plays
17.
  Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
568 plays
18.
  Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
874 plays
19.
  Losing It in Shakespeare's Plays   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
7697 plays
20.
  Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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, Aug 09 23
Category: Classical Music
Average
jouen58
Aug 09 23
5033 plays
21.
  Lady Catherine's Visit   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
2660 plays
22.
  Italian Cuisine - A to Z   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
7645 plays
23.
  The Twelve   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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, Feb 17 24
Average
jouen58
Feb 17 24
4917 plays
24.
  Difficult The Murder of Emmett Till Trivia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
3908 plays
25.
  The Biblical Garden   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
1738 plays
26.
  For "Moonstruck" Mavens   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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, Apr 01 23
Category: Moonstruck
Average
jouen58
Apr 01 23
4833 plays
27.
  The Fruit Bat's Fruit Quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
jouen58
4962 plays
28.
  Motive for Murder   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
Average
jouen58
1228 plays
29.
  Ten Memorable Mothers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
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3230 plays
30.
  What do you know about Patron Saints?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
5453 plays
31.
  15 Real Life Muses   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
3129 plays
32.
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
jouen58
1905 plays
33.
  The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
1254 plays
34.
  The Body in the Library   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
997 plays
35.
  Christmas Carol Trivia: Sacred Carols   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
4775 plays
36.
  Puccini's "Turandot"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
638 plays
37.
  Hedda Gabler   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
357 plays
38.
  King Richard III   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
jouen58
1120 plays
39.
  Eponyms: The People Behind the Words   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
Average
jouen58
Sep 17 20
4515 plays
40.
  Eponymous Clergymen   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
Average
jouen58
Mar 19 20
830 plays
41.
  Saints and Their Symbols II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
jouen58
3255 plays
42.
  Paintings of Caravaggio   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Aug 29 14
Category: Artists A-M
Average
jouen58
816 plays
43.
  Down the Garden Path With Christie   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1441 plays
44.
  20 Question Measure for Measure Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
One of the Bard's most unique works is this fascinating look at human frailty. It is classified as a comedy, though things frequently threaten to turn tragic.
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, Nov 02 19
Average
jouen58
Nov 02 19
1230 plays
45.
  Saints of Ireland   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz about some of the many fascinating men and women who have evangelized Ireland or maintained their Catholic faith, often in trying times and difficult circumstances. Good Luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, jouen58, Oct 08 09
Category: Saints by Region
Tough
jouen58
1570 plays
46.
  St. Therese of Lisieux   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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.
Average, 15 Qns, jouen58, Feb 18 22
Category: Individual Saints
Average
jouen58
Feb 18 22
1137 plays
47.
  Whatdunit?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
2464 plays
48.
  The Murder at the Vicarage   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
1568 plays
49.
  "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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
jouen58
1379 plays
50.
  Antony and Cleopatra   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A quiz on Shakespeare's great historical love story; one of his greatest tragedies and a play of tremendous historical scope. Enjoy!
Tough, 20 Qns, jouen58, Jun 12 05
Tough
jouen58
1380 plays
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