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psnz has been a FunTrivia author since May 03 20 and has written 24 quizzes. psnz is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being Video Games, Music, and People, and has won 3 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 693 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online May 26 24, and most recent quiz went online Jun 22 22.

Bio: Retired Schoolteacher
Hobbies: Pub Quizzes, Reading, Programming, Genealogy, Crosswords
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by psnz
1.
Mixed Sites in Oceania: Whangarei Street Art Healing
  Whangarei Street Art Healing editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Early in 2019, some of the world's best street artists created masterpieces around the city of Whangarei (Pron. "Fong-A-Ray") in New Zealand. Relax and enjoy these murals from "Tuia te muka Tangata - Weaving the Threads of Humanity".
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, Dec 31 21
Easier
psnz
Dec 31 21
446 plays
2.
  Can You Handel the Music? editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I find that the right piece of music makes things go better. Which composers helped me get through this day? The quiz title should be the only clue you need.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, Apr 02 21
Category: Composers Mixture
Average
psnz
Apr 02 21
1408 plays
3.
  Chess For Children editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about chess movies featuring children. No particular chess knowledge is assumed. If you happen to have a chess set, the quiz includes a game for you to follow. One film was made for TV.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, Jun 28 20
Category: Games in Movies
Average
psnz
Jun 28 20
404 plays
4.
  Cool Zooms, Part XXXVI    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Another week, another Zoom session for the Phoenix Rising team and another quiz to share with the Fun Trivia community. Keep your wits about you and pay careful attention to the many clues: you might discover the theme linking these 20 questions.
Average, 20 Qns, psnz, Jul 28 23
Category: Cool Zooms
Average
psnz
Jul 28 23
1300 plays
5.
  Pacific Islands: Two Legs, More or Less   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Pacific nations are home to a wide variety of endemic (native) plants and animals. Here are twelve animals from as many countries and territories. Can you determine which are birds, fishes or reptiles?
Easier, 12 Qns, psnz, Jun 02 22
Easier
psnz
Jun 02 22
423 plays
6.
Mixed Sites in Oceania: Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park
  Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
My normal route north from Auckland is via State Highway 16. Gibbs Farm with its dramatic artworks and exotic animals lies on SH16. In 2018, I finally had an opportunity to visit this amazing facility on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour.
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, Aug 01 20
Easier
psnz
Aug 01 20
139 plays
7.
  Night Becomes Them   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I can sum up this day in ten words. Then I noticed something strange. Putting 'night' in front of each word, it becomes something else. Can you match my words with these clues?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, psnz, Dec 12 20
Category: Vocabulary
Very Easy
psnz
Dec 12 20
968 plays
8.
  Cool Zooms, Part XXIII    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Phoenix Rising meets weekly on Zoom, complete with a 20-question quiz. This week's offering even has a theme (thanks to smpdit for her inspiration). How long will it take you to spot the link? Enjoy!
Average, 20 Qns, psnz, Jan 07 23
Category: Cool Zooms
Average
psnz
Jan 07 23
1275 plays
9.
  Capital Quest    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Starting with PERU in South America and changing one letter at a time, can you reach the capital city, LIMA? Solve all the words in between and remember that if you get stuck, you can also work backwards.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, psnz, Mar 28 22
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9,10
Category: Letter Quizzes
Very Easy
psnz
Mar 28 22
569 plays
10.
  KeyChars   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some common keyboard characters have unusual names. How many of these can you identify?
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, Jun 20 22
Easier
psnz
Jun 20 22
321 plays
11.
  Bloons TD 6   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Bloons TD 6" is a Tower Defense game available for Android, iOS, macOS and Microsoft Windows systems. You might be able to bust the Bloons, but can you kill this quiz?
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, Jun 28 21
Category: Bloons
Average
psnz
Jun 28 21
3114 plays
12.
  You Want to Go... Where?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Two of New Zealand's three official languages are English and Maori, the other being NZ Sign Language. Major urban areas have English or Maori names. How would people fare if common place names are translated?
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, May 03 20
Category: New Zealand
Average
psnz
May 03 20
222 plays
13.
  Quay of Sea   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Were you ever forced to learn music or to play an instrument? Particularly when you'd rather have done something else? It's been said that a bad day fishing is better than a good day working. Let's put those ideas together and see what happens.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, psnz, May 16 20
Category: Music Word Play
Very Easy
psnz
May 16 20
348 plays
14.
  Write the Right Wright    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
'Wright' is a common European surname and forms part of many others. Can you match these names from the past with present-day occupations?
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, Jun 23 20
Category: Related Words
Easier
psnz
Jun 23 20
563 plays
15.
  Crash and Burn    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Crash and Burn" is a colloquialism meaning to come to grief or to fail spectacularly. It's also a popular idea in music, particularly to describe a relationship that has gone down in flames.
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, Jul 20 22
Category: Emotion in Songs
Easier
psnz
Jul 20 22
281 plays
16.
  Bloons TD 6 Heroes    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
"Bloons TD 6" is a Tower Defense game for Android, iOS, macOS and Microsoft Windows systems. This version introduced Heroes: powerful towers with unique attacks and activated abilities. Match each Hero with their title or "Monkey Knowledge" (MK) ability.
Average, 15 Qns, psnz, Jun 28 21
Category: Bloons
Average
psnz
Jun 28 21
273 plays
17.
  Zooming in on Notable Deaths (March 2021)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
At a Phoenix Rising Zoom meeting, some were unaware that Eddie Van Halen had died (October 6, 2020). We started a "Gone but not Forgotten" thread on our message board where it was suggested we honour recent notable deaths with a quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, May 10 21
Average
psnz
May 10 21
462 plays
18.
  You Want to Go... Where Again?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Two of New Zealand's three official languages are English and Maori, the other being NZ Sign Language. Major urban areas have English or Maori names. How would people fare if common place names are translated? This is my second quiz on NZ place names.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, May 17 20
Category: New Zealand
Average
psnz
May 17 20
174 plays
19.
  Innovation and Revolution: Japanese Video Games    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
In 2017, VG industry expert Blake J. Harris said: "Without the contributions of Japan, we wouldn't have a video game industry". Match these games from Japan with their year of first release in that country.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, Jul 17 22
Average
psnz
Jul 17 22
121 plays
20.
  Dining in the Reading Room   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since it accessioned Thomas Jefferson's collection back in 1815, the Library of Congress has housed books on a wide variety of subjects, including cookery. Join Phoenix Rising's Gold Team as we sample some of these morsels.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, May 13 22
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Non-Fiction
Average
psnz
May 13 22
167 plays
21.
  Cashed Up Kiwis   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
New Zealand only has five banknote denominations so people have to be really famous to feature on its currency. Here are five who reached these lofty heights.
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, Jun 09 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Category: New Zealanders
Average
psnz
Jun 09 22
140 plays
22.
  Eau de l'Homme    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Prior to Valentine's Day 2021, online product guide "CNN Underscored" published "The bestselling and best-smelling colognes for any guy". Can you match the company to the cologne?
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, May 03 23
Easier
psnz
May 03 23
146 plays
23.
  Word Alchemy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ready for an alchemical transmutation? Polish up your Philosopher's Stone and add or drop letters, anagramming as you go to change a base metal into something more valuable. If you get stuck, it may help to solve later problems and work backwards.
Easier, 10 Qns, psnz, May 19 21
Category: Drop a Letter
Easier
psnz
May 19 21
364 plays
24.
  The First Nobel Laureates : 1901   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The awarding of Nobel Prizes began in 1901. In this quiz, we look at both the awards and the first Nobel Laureates. Surprisingly, one of the 1901 Nobel Prize recipients has a connection to future awards. Let's explore...
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, May 22 20
Average
psnz
May 22 20
192 plays