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lorance79 has been a FunTrivia author since May 27 06 and has written 51 quizzes. lorance79 writes for many different categories, but is most active in World, Television, and People, and has won 1 Editor's Choice award on submitted quizzes.

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1.
  The Spiel des Jahres award editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz for the board game nerds. The Spiel des Jahres is a prestigious annual award for board and card games. If you're looking for a quality new game to try, the winner's list provides a great starting point.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jun 11 13
Category: Board Games
Average
lorance79
619 plays
2.
  Three of These Places Belong Together   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Three of these places belong together. Three of these places are kind of the same. Can you guess which one just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the "Sesame Street" song ringing in your ears, your task is to identify the odd one out.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jan 09 17
Average
lorance79
7686 plays
3.
  Politics Primer, "West Wing"-style   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everything I know about American politics, I learned from "The West Wing". If you've ever started watching tv and ended up on the internet researching Senate procedures, this might be the quiz for you.
Easier, 10 Qns, lorance79, Oct 24 15
Category: West Wing
Easier
lorance79
541 plays
4.
  Well-Read, Long-Dead   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a best-sellers quiz with a twist: the authors of each book in question have been dead for more than half a century. Works of non-fiction are not included.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 23 16
Average
lorance79
2740 plays
5.
  David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I love a good prison camp movie, so here's one about the 1957 classic. Spoilers ahoy!
Easier, 15 Qns, lorance79, Feb 09 13
Easier
lorance79
535 plays
6.
  Three of These Data Belong Together   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Three of these data belong together. Three of these data are kind of the same. Can you guess which datum just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the Sesame Street song ringing in your ears, your task is to identify the odd one out in each question.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 14 19
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lorance79
Nov 14 19
2914 plays
7.
  Call the Midwife   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are 19,000 television quizzes on Fun Trivia, and not one about "Call the Midwife"! I therefore present to you an overview of the hit BBC series about a group of dedicated women, their many patients, a few men, and lots of babies!
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 23 14
Category: c ... Ca-Cm
Average
lorance79
990 plays
8.
  Three of These Games Belong Together   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Three of these games belong together. Three of these games are kind of the same. Can you guess which game just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the Sesame Street song ringing in your ears, your task is to select the odd one out in each question.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 16 12
Category: Games & Toys
Average
lorance79
2008 plays
9.
  Germanic Languages for Kids!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many languages spoken around the world today are descended from "Proto-Germanic" which was spoken around 15 centuries ago. This quiz takes a look at some of them.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, lorance79, Mar 09 19
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9
Category: Our World for Kids
Very Easy
lorance79
Mar 09 19
1562 plays
10.
  Australian Federal Elections: Rules and Customs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In an attempt to bring more variety to FunTrivia's stable of questions about elections and politics, I bring you a quiz on elections in Australia. It focuses on the rules and customs of how we choose our federal government.
Easier, 10 Qns, lorance79, Sep 05 23
Easier
lorance79
Sep 05 23
671 plays
11.
  "Call the Midwife" Characters: the Nuns   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Sisters of the Community of St. John the Divine provided midwifery and nursing services to impoverished Britons and inspired the memoir, and later BBC series "Call the Midwife". How much do you know about their fictional counterparts?
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 20 15
Category: c ... Ca-Cm
Average
lorance79
451 plays
12.
  Three of These People Belong Together   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Three of these people belong together. Three of these people are kind of the same. Can you guess which one just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the Sesame Street song ringing in your ears, your task is to identify the odd one out in each question
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Oct 14 10
Category: In Common
Average
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2180 plays
13.
  Poly wanna learn a new word?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
There are more than 120 words in my dictionary starting with the letters "poly-". Most (but not all!) of them are based on the Greek-originating prefix meaning "much" or "many". This quiz takes a look at some of these "poly" words.
Average, 15 Qns, lorance79, Nov 19 17
Category: Starting With ...
Average
lorance79
Nov 19 17
1086 plays
14.
  It's My Party   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The object of this quiz is simple: I'll give you the name of a famous Australian politician, and you tell me which political party they belonged to.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Sep 24 12
Average
lorance79
464 plays
15.
  Residents of Wandin Valley   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"A Country Practice" was one of Australia's highest rating drama series throughout the 1980s. It ran from 1981 to 1993 on the Seven Network, and was briefly reprised for a 10 month run on Network Ten. This quiz focuses on some of the main characters.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Aug 26 12
Average
lorance79
234 plays
16.
  Pretend to have an expensive education with Latin!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You want people to think you went to an expensive school. Sadly you actually attended the local comprehensive where the uniform was "something blue". Never fear! Throw a little Latin around and the old boys/girls will welcome you with open arms.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 06 10
Category: Latin
Average
lorance79
911 plays
17.
  Middle Names of Aussie PMs   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here's a mix and match name game with an Australian politics flavour. Match the PM's surname and middle name. I've selected some of the more interesting options so they're not all John!
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jun 15 16
Average
lorance79
168 plays
18.
  Hatch and Dispatch on "A Country Practice"   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"A Country Practice" ran on Australian television for 12 years in the 1980s and early 1990s. Like any good long-running series, there were plenty of births and deaths to keep up the drama. Let's see which ones you remember.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Aug 26 12
Average
lorance79
189 plays
19.
  Not So Quiet Nights in the "West Wing"   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the many things I've mused upon while watching "The West Wing" is how little sleep all the characters must get. This quiz is a homage to dedicated public servants burning the midnight oil in real life as well as in fiction.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jul 07 14
Category: West Wing
Average
lorance79
385 plays
20.
  Short Spanish Words    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the Spanish word with its English translation. Some good words for Spanish scrabble here!
Easier, 10 Qns, lorance79, Apr 08 16
Category: Spanish
Easier
lorance79
671 plays
21.
  Haters to the Left   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In a few short years the internet has spawned its own dialect. This quiz covers some of the most popular internet memes and related slang of the 2000s. If you score well you will be certified to talk to teenagers!
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Oct 20 13
Average
lorance79
380 plays
22.
  That's Nasty!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love my relatives but there's nothing you could do that would induce me to marry any of them. For royalty, however, family relationships have a habit of getting a little closer than for the rest of us are comfortable with!
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Aug 20 12
Average
lorance79
596 plays
23.
  A Song For Each Day of the Week   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Browsing my music collection the other day I realised that I'd unintentionally completed a theme- the days of the week. How do I get ten questions when there are only seven days in a week? Play my quiz to find out!
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jan 13 11
Average
lorance79
1255 plays
24.
  Australian Federal Elections: history   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Continuing my Australian politics series, this quiz takes a look at notable moments in the history of our federal elections.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Oct 19 22
Average
lorance79
Oct 19 22
300 plays
25.
  Theme Week at the Nations Naming Committee   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As every parent knows, naming someone is a big responsibility. How much bigger then is the task of naming an entire nation? Luckily when the Nations Naming Committee finds a good theme it can crank out several new country names in one sitting.
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 19 13
Category: Place Names
Tough
lorance79
540 plays
26.
  They Didn't Have a Prayer   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australian sport fans love nothing more than an underdog (unless it's a foreign underdog beating an Aussie!) This quiz looks at 10 occasions from a mix of Australian sports when we got behind someone who didn't have a prayer.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Aug 19 13
Average
lorance79
223 plays
27.
  Up In Smoke   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some say that civilisation began when we learned how to harness the power of fire - but even so, history is full of destructive fires. This quiz is about some of the occasions when things went up in smoke.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 03 15
Category: Random History Mix
Average
lorance79
418 plays
28.
  Psalm 42   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz dissects one of my favourite psalms. I've referred to the New King James version throughout, but you should be able to complete this quiz using most common English translations.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jul 12 13
Category: Psalms
Average
lorance79
425 plays
29.
  Australian Referendums   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Australia, proposed changes to the constitution must be approved by referendum, in which all people of voting age must participate. This quiz covers some of the history of federal and state referendums held during the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Aug 15 12
Average
lorance79
327 plays
30.
  Frankie Goes to the Vatican    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 2013 the Catholic College of Cardinals surprised most of the world when they elected Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope to succeed Benedict XVI. This quiz covers a basic biographical sketch of the man who became Pope Francis.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Mar 22 13
Category: Popes
Average
lorance79
339 plays
31.
  What a Difference an Accent Makes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most obvious differences between written English and Spanish is the latter's use of accents and other punctuation marks such as the tilde (this guy: ). Can you spot the difference this little speck of ink makes?
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 27 15
Category: Spanish
Average
lorance79
340 plays
32.
  Drop a Spanish Letter   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you an English word and you tell me the Spanish translation. For the next question, drop or add a letter as instructed and rearrange to form the next word. Accents are not used in answers.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Sep 24 13
Category: Spanish
Average
lorance79
538 plays
33.
  I was saying "Boo-urns"!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Silly title (thanks, Author Challenges) but a serious subject. Burns kill an estimated 300,000 people each year. How much do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 17 22
Average
lorance79
Nov 17 22
359 plays
34.
  Australian Federal Elections: the vanquished   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The object of this quiz is simple: I give you the election year and the name of the eventual Australian Prime Minister, and you tell me who missed out.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jun 07 17
Average
lorance79
Jun 07 17
341 plays
35.
  Three of These Books Belong Together   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Three of these books belong together. Three of these books are kind of the same. Can you guess which one just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the "Sesame Street" song ringing in your ears, your task is to identify the odd one out in each question
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 23 16
Tough
lorance79
667 plays
36.
  Spanish Royalty, 15th-17th centuries    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers each generation of Spanish monarchs from the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella in 1469 to Charles II, the last of the Habsburgs.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jul 19 13
Category: Spanish Royals
Average
lorance79
303 plays
37.
  The Pride of the Prado   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Museo del Prado is Spain's national museum of pre-20th century art, housing one of the finest collections in the world. This quiz takes a look at some its most prized works.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jun 14 14
Category: Art: By Museum
Average
lorance79
308 plays
38.
  Terence Elliott: Screenwriters' Punching Bag    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"A Country Practice" regular Terence Elliott was a popular target for screenwriters when they wanted to inject an extra dose of pathos into the show. This quiz looks at the tragedies inflicted on the hapless Dr Elliott throughout the series.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Mar 19 13
Average
lorance79
139 plays
39.
  It's a Paul Keating insults quiz, scumbags!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Love him or hate him, Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating certainly had the gift of the gab--no more so than when he was hurling insults at his opponents. Let's look at a few of his classics.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 04 12
Average
lorance79
337 plays
40.
  Sophie's Choice    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Sophie's Choice" is a 1982 drama nominated for five Academy Awards. How much do you remember about this movie? Warning: this quiz contains spoilers, as well as subject matter not suitable for children.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jan 28 13
Category: Sl - Sq Movies
Average
lorance79
200 plays
41.
  Roy and H.G.   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you like sport and you like comedy, you'll love Roy and HG: Australia's most loved, most passionate, most knowledgeable radio duo. How much do you know about these stadia giants?
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jul 09 15
Average
lorance79
149 plays
42.
  Sheila Be Right, Mate!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australian women are not backwards about coming forward. Here's a quiz about some of our pioneering women in the political and legal fields. Dame Edna Everage not included!
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Feb 27 18
Category: Australians
Average
lorance79
Feb 27 18
358 plays
43.
  Three of These Beliefs Belong Together    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Three of these beliefs belong together. Three of these beliefs are kind of the same. Can you guess which one just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the "Sesame Street" song ringing in your ears, your task is to identify the odd one out.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jan 02 13
Category: Religion Mixture
Average
lorance79
591 plays
44.
  "A Country Practice" Matches    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This sequel to my quiz "Hatch and Dispatch on A Country Practice" focuses on the romances major characters enjoyed over the series' decade-long run.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 14 12
Average
lorance79
185 plays
45.
  Beatles By The Numbers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz came to be through an Author Challenge. The main sources of information used to create the quiz are the Beatles Anthology book and DVD set, the book "A Hard Day's Write" by Steve Turner and, you know, the internet.
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, May 09 10
Tough
lorance79
684 plays
46.
  Australian Republicanism    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at the history of the republican movement in Australia, with a particular focus on the events and personalities of recent decades.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Oct 03 11
Category: Australian History
Average
lorance79
263 plays
47.
  Australian Prime Ministers Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tired of quizzes asking about who was John Adams and who was John Quincy Adams? Here's one on Australian Prime Ministers to add some variety to your day.
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 16 18
Tough
lorance79
Nov 16 18
699 plays
48.
  Which President: Obama or Santos?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Much has been made of the apparent similarities between the fictional Matthew Santos from TV's "The West Wing" and the real Barack Obama - but they're not alike in every respect! How well can you tell them apart? Spoilers ahoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Nov 16 23
Tough
lorance79
Nov 16 23
177 plays
49.
  In My Day It Was Called...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about things, places and people that have changed their name.
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Jan 08 22
Tough
lorance79
Jan 08 22
727 plays
50.
  Why, it's The Waifs!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Waifs are a great little Australian group. How much do you know about the band and their works?
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 07 15
Category: W
Tough
lorance79
92 plays
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