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rossian has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 11 08 and has written 719 quizzes. rossian is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being Music, People, and General Knowledge, and has won 11 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • is a member of the FunTrivia Editing staff, and is tasked with editing, reviewing, and maintaining FunTrivia quiz submissions.
  • has earned 41,364 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 105 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Feb 29 24, and most recent quiz went online Feb 27 24.

Bio: Don't be misled by my user name. I'm not called Ross, or Ian. In fact, I'm not even male. It just means I used to live in Ross-on-Wye, making me a Rossian. Supposedly, I've retired, but my boss hasn't realised!
Hobbies: Reading, quizzes - I play in the Merseyside Quiz League as well as on here - and music.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by rossian
1.
  Mickey Mouse Around the World editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Mickey Mouse is an international character but, naturally, many countries have adapted his name to their own languages. All you need to do is match Mickey's foreign name to the correct country.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 20 23
Category: Disney Characters
Average
rossian
Mar 20 23
307 plays
2.
Mixed Mammals: Paws for Thought
  Paws for Thought editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Rather than looking at the whole animal, your clues will be just the paw, or even the track left by the animal's foot. See how you get on.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 03 22
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Category: Mixed Mammals
Easier
rossian
Oct 03 22
2932 plays
3.
  Shakespeare in a few Words editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A Shakespeare play is described in a few words. Can you identify it and match it to the correct title?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 04 22
Category: Name the Play
Easier
rossian
Apr 04 22
1009 plays
4.
  Healing Hands editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are various kinds of alternative and complementary medicine, many of which involve the practitioner's healing hands. Can you match the description of the method to its name?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, May 11 21
Easier
rossian
May 11 21
1793 plays
5.
Cooking and Baking: Now Thats What I Call a Saucepan
  Now That's What I Call a Saucepan! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It might be a saucepan, or it might be another item of kitchen equipment. With the aid of some photos, can you identify some of the things hidden in my kitchen cupboard?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 29 23
Category: Cooking and Baking
Average
rossian
Jul 29 23
3843 plays
6.
Chemistry: Firework Chemistry
  Firework Chemistry editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Fireworks are often part of celebrations, especially at New Year. What do you know about the ingredients which go into them to make them so spectacular?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 27 23
Category: Chemistry
Average
rossian
Aug 27 23
655 plays
7.
  Divination Details editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions about the history and different kinds of divination used by various cultures and belief systems. The need for humans to find meaning in life is universal, although the methods chosen can differ.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 25 23
Average
rossian
Apr 25 23
365 plays
8.
  High Road, Low Road editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whichever road we take, we'll end up in Scotland, but how much do you know about the country? Taking this quiz will help you find out.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 11 11
Category: Mixed Scotland
Average
rossian
3724 plays
9.
  What I Bought On eBay editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was bored with just buying from eBay's UK site, so I spread my wings and made some bids on a few things from other countries. What could possibly go wrong with that? Let's see!
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 12 18
Category: Languages
Average
rossian
Sep 12 18
4525 plays
10.
  The Chocolate Soldier editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am offering you a selection box of questions with a chocolate theme. I hope that at least one of them turns out to have your favourite centre.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 17 12
Average
rossian
3284 plays
11.
  They Think It's All Ovine editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People with Sheep Related Names
Sheepishly, I offer you a flock of questions to be rounded up and penned by your border collie like intellect. All the people in this quiz are British, with some connection to our woolly friends.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 07 22
Category: UK
Average
rossian
Dec 07 22
2281 plays
12.
  Ten Shades of Brown    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten questions which all have some link to the colour brown.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 20 24
Category: Brown
Average
rossian
Jan 20 24
350 plays
13.
  Nicknames of Early Baseball Players    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Baseball Nicknames
One of the charms of baseball's golden age was those great nicknames. Where have you gone 'Noodles' Zupo? Match the nickname to the player.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 27 23
Easier
rossian
Dec 27 23
280 plays
14.
  A Look at Gabriel Byrne   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anyone who is a fan of Gabriel Byrne should enjoy this quiz. It has a mixture of questions about his life and career.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 10 24
Category: Byrne, Gabriel
Average
rossian
Jan 10 24
139 plays
15.
  Playing in Blue    
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
UK Football Teams Home Colours
Blue is one of the colours traditionally worn by UK football teams. Can you pick the correct teams and ignore the wrong options from this set of teams? All information is correct in February 2024.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 09 24
Easier
rossian
Feb 09 24
169 plays
16.
  Greek Myth Collection   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Can you identify the figures from Greek mythology while ignoring those found only in Roman myth? Find out by dividing the Greeks from the Romans in this group of twenty-four names.
Average, 15 Qns, rossian, Dec 10 23
Category: Greek Myth
Average
rossian
Dec 10 23
434 plays
17.
  Classifying Holiday Films   top quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
These films all take place during specific holidays or have a climactic scene on a special day. You need to sort the film titles into the categories which match. Note - there are spoilers in the information but none of these films are recent.
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Dec 17 23
Category: Holiday Movies
Average
rossian
Dec 17 23
507 plays
18.
  A Welsh Potpourri   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a mixture of questions which all have a Welsh connection.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 11 23
Category: Mixed Wales
Average
rossian
Nov 11 23
115 plays
19.
  Well Butter My Biscuit   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you a description of a type of popular biscuit for you to match with its common name. Some of these may be UK specific.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 14 23
Category: Cookies
Average
rossian
Nov 14 23
296 plays
20.
  Mysterious Connections IV    
Mystery Sort
 16 Qns
Here's another group of what at first glance appears to be random names and things. They need to be sorted into four sets by a common factor. Beware of potential red herrings.
Tough, 16 Qns, rossian, Nov 14 23
Category: Mystery Sort
Tough
rossian
Nov 14 23
372 plays
21.
  Wild Birds UK: Watch the British Birdie
  Watch the British Birdie   great trivia quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Here are some photos of common, and perhaps less common, British birds. Just match the photo to the correct name.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 04 23
Category: Wild Birds UK
Average
rossian
Dec 04 23
232 plays
22.
  Cricket World Cup 2023   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
The 2023 edition of the fifty over Cricket World Cup took place in India from 5 October until 19 November. Can you pick out the ten teams which made it to the finals before playing nine matches in a round robin format?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 20 23
Category: 2023 ICC World Cup
Easier
rossian
Nov 20 23
171 plays
23.
Identify the Animal: Soon Ill Be
  Soon I'll Be   top quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Which Animal?
This mixture of photos shows certain creatures at an early stage of development - one which is rather different from what they'll turn into as adults. Match the photo to the creature it will become.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 09 23
Average
rossian
Dec 09 23
690 plays
24.
Meteorology for Kids: The Sky Above You
  The Sky Above You   great trivia quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Brings Bad Weather
Can you match these photos to the weather conditions they indicate? Remember you can click on them if you want a closer look.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 03 23
Very Easy
rossian
Dec 03 23
463 plays
25.
  The Gladiator Collection   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 12 Qns
Pick out the names which are associated with the 2000 film 'Gladiator'. Note these are not just the actors who appeared in the film - it includes other creative people whose names were important enough to be displayed on posters for the film.
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Dec 04 23
Category: Gladiator .
Average
rossian
Dec 04 23
296 plays
26.
  Well...   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Begins a Lot of Songs
All these songs have in common is a first line that begins with the word 'well'. Just match the artist to the first line in the question. There may be some UK bias but these are all 'well' known songs.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 21 23
Average
rossian
Dec 21 23
716 plays
27.
  The Cumberbatch Collection   best quiz  
Collection Quiz
 11 Qns
Pick out the films which featured Benedict Cumberbatch while avoiding the red herrings - the films in which he didn't appear..
Easier, 11 Qns, rossian, Jan 01 24
Category: C - People Themed
Easier
rossian
Jan 01 24
281 plays
28.
  Flying High   top quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Birds by Region
Here are twelve birds from around the world. Place them in the region to which they are endemic.
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Jan 16 24
Category: Regional Quizzes
Average
rossian
Jan 16 24
247 plays
29.
  Pretend That He Just Doesn't See    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Blindness in Films
There are quite a few films where a character, or more than one, is blind. Given a few hints, can you match the plots to the films where an actor was pretending that he (or she) just doesn't see?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 07 24
Average
rossian
Feb 07 24
504 plays
30.
  Classifying Musical Instruments    
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Directly or Indirectly
I'll give you some clues which should lead you to musical instruments which fit into the brass, percussion or strings categories. Once you've worked out the right answer, move the clue to the relevant box. Sort them all into the right categories.
Easier, 12 Qns, rossian, Feb 10 24
Easier
rossian
Feb 10 24
203 plays
31.
  Locate the Cricket Ground    
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
UK Cricket Grounds
The map shows some of the most well known cricket grounds of the UK. All you need to do is put the name of the ground next to the correct number. I've avoided using sponsor names, as these change so frequently, and information is valid in 2024.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 13 24
Category: Cricket Grounds
Easier
rossian
Feb 13 24
107 plays
32.
  Harry Potter Characters Collection    
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some of the characters who appeared in J K Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books. All you need to do is click on the names. To make it a bit harder I've mixed in some other famous names from children's books, so be careful..
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 16 24
Easier
rossian
Feb 16 24
293 plays
33.
  Wandering the UK's Western Regions    
Fun Fill-It
 14 Qns
Sites in the West of England
Join me on a journey around the western parts of England by filling in the blanks in this narrative style quiz.
Easier, 14 Qns, rossian, Feb 19 24
Easier
rossian
Feb 19 24
82 plays
34.
  Mooning Around the Dwarf Planets    
Collection Quiz
 12 Qns
Most of the dwarf and minor planets are pretty small themselves but several of them still have moons of their own. Can you pick out the moons associated with the minor planets while avoiding moons associated with the well established planets?
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Feb 27 24
Category: Moons
Average
rossian
Feb 27 24
118 plays
35.
  Wave Goodbye   top quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Those we Lost in 2023
We had to wave goodbye to these ten people who died in 2023 with the earliest in January and the last of them in October. Using the hints provided, can you put them in order starting in January - there is one for each month up to and including October.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 04 23
Average
rossian
Nov 04 23
429 plays
36.
  Which British Sport?   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Who Played Which Sport
My attempt to learn the names of Americans who play specific sports has been popular, so I thought I'd help out the Americans on the site by creating a British equivalent. Here are four sports associated with the UK and twelve Englishmen to match up.
Easier, 12 Qns, rossian, Oct 21 23
Category: UK
Easier
rossian
Oct 21 23
404 plays
37.
  Which American Sport?   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Who Played Which Sport
As a Brit, with only a marginal interest in American sports, I'm frequently stumped by questions about the topic. To help me learn a bit, I created this quiz to help me sort out who plays what. Classify the names into the sport they play or played.
Very Easy, 12 Qns, rossian, Sep 20 23
Category: USA by Player
Very Easy
rossian
Sep 20 23
1016 plays
38.
  Throw Your Hat in the Ring   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Collect the Headwear
There are so many types of head covering but can you pick them all from this list of items worn on the head while ignoring those worn on other parts of the body?
Average, 15 Qns, rossian, Oct 20 23
Category: Hats
Average
rossian
Oct 20 23
386 plays
39.
  Match the Leading Man   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Given the name and year of the film, all you need to do is match it with the leading man. Most of these are well known films, and actors.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 29 23
Category: Players - Tough 10
Easier
rossian
Sep 29 23
577 plays
40.
  West Side Story   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Shows Set in the West of England
Sorry, no Jets or Sharks in this quiz and no singing and dancing either. The title refers to the locations of the television shows in the quiz all of which are set in the west of England. You need to match a brief description of the show to its name.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 29 23
Category: British TV
Easier
rossian
Oct 29 23
235 plays
41.
  Secret Services of the World   popular trivia quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Given the initials or names of the secret service organisations of various countries, can you locate them on the map provided? The names are those used at the time of writing, in 2023, or those which are most familiar to us, even if unofficial.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 29 23
Easier
rossian
Sep 29 23
435 plays
42.
  A Trio of Actors   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Name the 1990s Film
Given the names of three actors who appeared together in a particular film, can you match them up with the correct movie from the list provided? All the films date from the 1990s. Note - some spoilers in the information, if you haven't seen these.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 29 23
Easier
rossian
Aug 29 23
538 plays
43.
  Classifying Poultry   popular trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Chicken, Duck or Goose
I'll give you twelve species of domestic poultry. You just need to class them as chickens, geese or ducks.
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Sep 22 23
Category: Poultry
Average
rossian
Sep 22 23
363 plays
44.
  Flying the Red, White and Blue    
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Flags of the World
From the countries listed, pick out the ones with national flags featuring ONLY the three colours of red, white and blue - 2023 versions of flags in case any change. Any other colour, e.g. in a featured coat of arms, will disqualify them.
Average, 15 Qns, rossian, Oct 09 23
Average
rossian
Oct 09 23
341 plays
45.
  Mysterious Connections   great trivia quiz  
Mystery Sort
 16 Qns
This group of apparently random words and names can be sorted into the boxes provided, but only if you can work out what connects them. Good luck.
Average, 16 Qns, rossian, Sep 29 23
Category: Mystery Sort
Average
rossian
Sep 29 23
323 plays
46.
  Labelling the Human Body   best quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
How well do you know the human body? I've labelled ten parts of the body with numbers, with a list of their names for you to correctly place. Will you be all fingers and thumbs or can you use your brains to find the right place?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 05 23
Category: Human Body
Average
rossian
May 05 23
2205 plays
47.
  More Mysterious Connections    
Mystery Sort
 16 Qns
This group of names and words needs to be sorted into four sets based on the connections between them. The catch is that you have to work out what the connection is. Good luck.
Tough, 16 Qns, rossian, Oct 02 23
Category: Mystery Sort
Tough
rossian
Oct 02 23
307 plays
48.
  Mysterious Connections III    
Mystery Sort
 16 Qns
Here are sixteen names which need to be sorted into four groups based on the connections between them, Beware of red herrings.
Average, 16 Qns, rossian, Oct 06 23
Category: Mystery Sort
Average
rossian
Oct 06 23
250 plays
49.
  Movie Classification   top quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Match the Actress to the Film
Here are twelve films in which the star was Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts. Can you match the movie to the correct star in this classification quiz?
Easier, 12 Qns, rossian, Jun 11 23
Easier
rossian
Jun 11 23
1682 plays
50.
  The Magnificent Alan Rickman   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
British actor Alan Rickman certainly made an impact, managing to outshine more established stars in some of his roles. This quiz covers some of his life and work.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 15 23
Category: Rickman, Alan
Average
rossian
Sep 15 23
280 plays
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