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rossian has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 11 08 and has written 622 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 8 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 36,098 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 65 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Jan 30 23, and most recent quiz went online Jan 29 23.

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.
  Shakespeare in a few Words editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
608 plays
2.
  Healing Hands editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
1367 plays
3.
  Mixed Mammals: Paws for Thought Paws for Thought editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
2307 plays
4.
  Cooking and Baking: Now Thats What I Call a Saucepan Now That's What I Call a Saucepan! editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Oct 31 22
Category: Cooking and Baking
Average
rossian
Oct 31 22
3022 plays
5.
  What I Bought On eBay editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
4379 plays
6.
  High Road, Low Road editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
3389 plays
7.
  They Think It's All Ovine editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
2215 plays
8.
  The Chocolate Soldier editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
3168 plays
9.
  Poultry: Domestic Duck Breeds Domestic Duck Breeds - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about domesticated ducks, kept for their eggs and/or meat, or as pets and show birds. Nearly all domestic ducks descend from mallards, the very common wild duck.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 29 23
Category: Poultry
Average
rossian
Jan 29 23
61 plays
10.
  Name the Movie: Three Actors One Film Three Actors, One Film best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
With the names of three actors can you successfully match them to the film in which they all appeared?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 12 22
Category: Name the Movie
Very Easy
rossian
Oct 12 22
946 plays
11.
  Religion Mixture: Religious Descriptions Religious Descriptions popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Based on just a few words relating to specific faiths, can you correctly match the religions to the clues?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 05 22
Category: Religion Mixture
Easier
rossian
Nov 05 22
316 plays
12.
  Slang from Around the UK top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz covers a variety of British slang, possibly mostly northern or Midlands, but should be well enough known if you're from the UK, or even if you're not. Can you match the words to their meanings?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 01 23
Easier
rossian
Jan 01 23
921 plays
13.
  Hepatitis Viruses popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz covers the various viruses which cause hepatitis and have been identified by the 2020s.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 15 22
Category: Viral Diseases
Average
rossian
Oct 15 22
173 plays
14.
    Wild Birds UK: Rare Bird Visitors to Britain Rare Bird Visitors to Britain top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is a quiz about the rarest avian visitors to the UK; it includes species which are not native to the country. Some are classed as vagrants - seen a few times and never again, while others may become more regular visitors due to climate change.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 09 22
Category: Wild Birds UK
Average
rossian
Dec 09 22
300 plays
15.
  A 'Super' Quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Definitions
The following quiz covers ten words which begin with the word 'super'. Can you match them correctly to their definitions?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 16 23
Category: Starting With ...
Easier
rossian
Jan 16 23
623 plays
16.
  Lost in Wallis and Futuna popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
I know there are only a few islands there, but never underestimate my ability to get lost. Come with me to explore these islands and see what you know about them as I find my way around.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 25 22
Category: Wallis and Futuna
Average
rossian
Dec 25 22
75 plays
17.
  Châteaux of the Loire & Northern France - 10 questions - 3 mins
French Castles
These castles are all located in France, but which are in the famous Loire Valley and which are in northern France? All you need to do is sort them into the correct category based on their locations.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 22 23
Category: Castles & Palaces
Average
rossian
Jan 22 23
28 plays
18.
  Famous Five Overview popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
This quiz asks general questions about Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five' books and the characters who appear in them. It doesn't focus on any single book in the series.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 15 22
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7
Category: Famous Five
Easier
rossian
Oct 15 22
224 plays
19.
  A Guide to the Thyroid top quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
You can't see it and you can't feel it, but the thyroid has many important roles to play in the body. You can test your knowledge about it by taking this quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 21 22
Category: Endocrine System
Easier
rossian
Nov 21 22
294 plays
20.
  Australia: These Thingsll Kill You These Things'll Kill You! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Deadly Australian Animals
This is all about animals found around Australia that can hurt you really badly. The photographs may help, or make you shudder. Or maybe do both.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 06 23
Category: Australia
Average
rossian
Jan 06 23
406 plays
21.
  Same Word; Two Meanings top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You'll be given two definitions and you have to match them with the word that fits both of them.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 23 22
Very Easy
rossian
Dec 23 22
687 plays
22.
  Sound Alikes - 10 questions - 5 mins
homophones
Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings. From the two short definitions given, type in both words with just a space between them - no 'and' or comma is needed. You'll be given the number of letters for each word to help.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 20 23
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9,10
Easier
rossian
Jan 20 23
267 plays
23.
  Quote Challenge: Quotable Quotes Quotable Quotes best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Who said what
Here are some quotes, some well known and others maybe less so. Can you work out who originally came up with them, at least reputedly. The photo clues might help.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 08 23
Category: Quote Challenge
Easier
rossian
Jan 08 23
419 plays
24.
  One Film, Three Actors great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Given the names of three actors, can you match them to the film in which they appeared together?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 23 22
Easier
rossian
Dec 23 22
549 plays
25.
  Wordwise Refurbished popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Also known as dingbats or rebuses, these letters and numbers stand for a phrase, a cliché, or occasionally just one word. All you need to do is work out what they mean. If you've never done one before, you'll find a quiz to help you in the sub-category.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 03 22
Category: Minch's Wordwise
Easier
rossian
Dec 03 22
245 plays
26.
  British Place Name Derivations popular trivia quiz - 12 questions - 3 mins
Given twelve names of British places, can you correctly sort them into categories based on how their names originated?
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Nov 11 22
Category: Place Names
Average
rossian
Nov 11 22
329 plays
27.
   Celebrities MP: Dudley Moore We Miss You Dudley Moore, We Miss You popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Comic genius Dudley Moore passed away in March 2002. This quiz covers his life and career.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 04 23
Category: Celebrities M-P
Average
rossian
Jan 04 23
161 plays
28.
  Girls' Names in Song Titles popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Given a snippet of the lyrics, can you match the song to the title? Every song included in this quiz has a feminine first name in the title.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 03 23
Easier
rossian
Jan 03 23
363 plays
29.
  Aztecs: Montezumas Revenge Montezuma's Revenge best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz covers some of the history and culture of the Aztecs. The photos should add some flavour and may help you work out some of the answers.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 19 22
Category: Aztecs
Easier
rossian
Nov 19 22
157 plays
30.
  King Charles III great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022 the UK had a king for the first time in seventy years - living memory for many of us. What do you know about the longest serving heir apparent in Britain's long history.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 17 22
Category: Charles III
Average
rossian
Oct 17 22
483 plays
31.
   Time Zones: As a New Day Dawns As a New Day Dawns great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Dawn breaks at different times depending on where you are. Can you put these countries in order from the first to see the new day to the last? The quiz is based on positions relative to the International Date Line & generally ignores time changes.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 23 22
Category: Time Zones
Average
rossian
Nov 23 22
203 plays
32.
  Land War in Asia - 12 questions - 3 mins
Can you sort these battles, all of them fought in Asia, into the time periods during which they occurred. They include World War I and World War II, while the remaining two categories are those prior to WW I and those which are later than WW2.
Average, 12 Qns, rossian, Jan 14 23
Category: Historical Battles
Average
rossian
Jan 14 23
74 plays
33.
  The Sons of Jacob - 12 questions - 3 mins
Jacob famously fathered twelve sons with four different women. Can you place them in the correct order from oldest to youngest?
Easier, 12 Qns, rossian, Jan 28 23
Category: Bible People
Easier
rossian
Jan 28 23
71 plays
34.
  Feudal Terms top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
All these words date from the Middle Ages, with some still in use into the twenty-first century. Can you match the descriptions to the names?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 02 22
Category: UK History
Average
rossian
Nov 02 22
340 plays
35.
  Infamy and Tyranny best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz features films about, or set during the time of, some of the world's worst despots. I'll give you the film title and country and you need to match the tyrannical leader who cast his shadow over the events depicted. The dictator may not appear.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 01 22
Very Easy
rossian
Sep 01 22
419 plays
36.
  Historical Figures: Letter 'B' top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are questions about famous people whose last names begin with the letter B. All you need to do is match them to the brief description given.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 14 22
Easier
rossian
Aug 14 22
452 plays
37.
  Musical Lyrics Match great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Given a snippet of lyrics from one of the songs, can you work out from which musical they come? There's only one way to find out.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 11 22
Category: Name the Musical
Average
rossian
Sep 11 22
254 plays
38.
  All of These top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
'All of These' is a common, although now discouraged, answer often seen in older quizzes. In this quiz, though, it simply means all the answers begin with 'all' and just need to be matched with their definitions.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, May 27 22
Category: Starting With ...
Very Easy
rossian
May 27 22
914 plays
39.
  Starting With : A Cat in the Hat A 'Cat' in the Hat great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you match the definition to the correct word? All the answers start with the letters 'cat'.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 03 22
Category: Starting With ...
Very Easy
rossian
Jul 03 22
600 plays
40.
  Play Along with this Quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You'll find a list of play titles to be matched up with their author. The plays cover a range of American and European playwrights.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jun 07 22
Category: Plays
Easier
rossian
Jun 07 22
428 plays
41.
  Mixed Animal Trivia: An Animal Miscellany An Animal Miscellany popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This adopted quiz, originally created by Aerowynne, has been turned into a photo quiz. It covers a mixture of animals from around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 02 22
Average
rossian
Dec 02 22
971 plays
42.
  Which Novel Am I From? top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
These characters all appear in classic novels. Can you match them to the novels in which they appear?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 21 22
Category: Name My Book
Average
rossian
May 21 22
438 plays
43.
  Love, Alphabetically best quiz - 25 questions - 4 mins
In celebration of Valentine's Day, here is an alphabetical quiz on famous couples, some real, some mythical and some fictional.
Average, 25 Qns, rossian, Sep 07 18
Category: Alphabetics
Average
rossian
Sep 07 18
10719 plays
44.
  What Does That Mean? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You know those words you hear and you're not sure what they mean? In books you'd rely on context to get by, but when they're on their own, is it that easy? Let's see if you can work these out in isolation.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 11 22
Category: Definitions
Easier
rossian
Mar 11 22
658 plays
45.
  Glaucoma, The Thief of Sight great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Glaucoma is a serious condition which can lead to blindness. See what you know about it by taking this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 18 22
Category: Eyes and Vision
Average
rossian
Aug 18 22
231 plays
46.
  Match the Author great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I'll give you the title of a novel to match to the author. These are a mixture of British, American and French authors.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 06 22
Category: Best Sellers
Very Easy
rossian
Jul 06 22
655 plays
47.
  Hitchcock's Movie Heroines great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
There is no hitch to this quiz, just a Hitchcock. See if you can match each of these actresses to the Hitchcock film in which she starred.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 20 22
Category: Hitchcock, Alfred
Very Easy
rossian
Mar 20 22
437 plays
48.
  Celebrities Mixture: A Bright New Shining Star A Bright New Shining Star best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz covers some of the celebrities most of us had never heard of before the twenty-first century began. How many can you recognise? Note - some UK bias, but the photo hints should help.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 01 16
Easier
rossian
2709 plays
49.
  Four Groups of Water Birds top quiz - 12 questions - 3 mins
There are twelve water loving birds in the quiz, three each for four different families. Can you sort them into their correct categories of ducks, swans, geese or rails?
Easier, 12 Qns, rossian, Jul 09 22
Category: Wild Birds
Easier
rossian
Jul 09 22
254 plays
50.
  Cities by Photo: Go For Gin Go For Gin best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
We're going to go for gin, beer, rum and various other drinks by travelling around the world. This quiz will visit the cities associated with creating various alcoholic beverages, with picture clues to help.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 11 16
Category: Cities by Photo
Average
rossian
Sep 11 16
4072 plays
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