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traderider has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 18 04 and has written 25 quizzes. traderider strongly focuses on quizzes in the fields of Movies, Literature, and Entertainment, and has won 1 Editor's Choice award on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 2,150 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: I dropped by because I was looking for Lord of the Rings trivia, but I found great trivia here for all kinds of topics. I thought there were not nearly enough quizzes on the Dune universe, so I started writing some of my own. I've also addressed two other favorite topics of mine--anime (especially by Hayao Miyazake) and Lord of the Rings (books and movies). But I still like *taking* quizzes just as much as writing them. Take care, and enjoy!
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by traderider
1.
  "The Two Towers" Meets Rock Music editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you like "The Two Towers" and 60s/70s/80s music? The first clue addresses something from Peter Jackson's movie. The second clue describes a band/artist or a song recorded by that band/artist. The answer is the same. This is just for fun, so enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Apr 05 07
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4341 plays
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  "The Lord of the Rings" Meets "Star Wars"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The year 2004 completes the DVD releases for "The Lord of the Rings", and sees the original "Star Wars" trilogy available for the first time on DVD. Let's celebrate by looking at the interesting parallels between these two phenomenal masterpieces!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Sep 15 10
Category: Film Face-Offs
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8948 plays
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  Familiar Faces from Middle-Earth   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Do you find yourself smiling just a bit when you seen one of "The Lord of the Rings" actors appear in other movies? The story of the One Ring is now complete, but it is somehow comforting to see these familiar faces in other places. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, traderider, Feb 10 05
Category: LOTR Cast
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8111 plays
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  Seasonal Weather in the USA    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've been fortunate to live in many places in the US and to experience some very different and interesting climates. I'll describe seasonal conditions (and geography) for a city I've lived in--you decide which city I'm describing. Good luck, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Aug 02 23
Category: Weather
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Aug 02 23
5021 plays
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  "The Fellowship of the Ring" - The Bloopers!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers scenes from Peter Jackson's "Fellowship of the Ring" that are said to contain bloopers. These glitches should be familiar to Net surfers and those who watch the Extended DVD repeatedly. Good luck, and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, traderider, Jan 22 05
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7884 plays
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  "The Return of the King" Extended Edition   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you have your DVD of "The Return of the King" Extended Edition yet? These questions are from the new and extended scenes contained in this longer version of the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Jan 05 05
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3591 plays
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  "The Two Towers" - The Bloopers!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second of my blooper quizzes on Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" movie mega-trilogy. This time, our focus is on scenes from "The Two Towers." As always, good luck and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, traderider, Apr 07 07
Category: The Two Towers .
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4145 plays
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  "The Return of the King" - The Bloopers!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Our focus here is on "The Return of the King," a veritable gold mine of miscues stemming from last-minute editing. These are the best of the best - enjoy! This quiz has been updated per the newly-released Extended Edition.
Tough, 15 Qns, traderider, Jan 01 05
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5289 plays
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  "The Return of the King" - Look, More Bloopers!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz poses additional questions on bloopers and editing discontinuities in Peter Jackson's "The Return of the King." This quiz has been updated per the newly-released Extended Edition. Good luck, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Dec 18 04
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2858 plays
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  Seasonal Weather in Wichita, Kansas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Few areas in the US experience the extremes in weather conditions that are seen in the city of Wichita, Kansas. Take this quiz and learn what it is like to live in the heart of the Great Plains. Good luck, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Jun 28 12
Category: Weather
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1649 plays
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  Dune: The Butlerian Jihad - Part 1 of 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz covers the first part of this amazing book by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The questions introduce characters and places that play important roles in the intensifying conflict between humans and thinking machines. Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 25 Qns, traderider, Feb 07 05
Category: Herbert, Frank
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474 plays
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  Dune: House Corrino   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz covers the third book in the prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Again, the questions are easy if you've read the book, but if you haven't, try it and be introduced to this fine addition to the Dune universe. Good luck!!
Average, 25 Qns, traderider, Feb 21 04
Category: Herbert, Frank
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419 plays
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  Dune: House Harkonnen   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz covers the second book in the prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The questions are easy if you've read the book, but if you haven't, try it and be introduced to this fine addition to the "Dune" universe. Good luck!
Average, 25 Qns, traderider, Jan 22 04
Category: Herbert, Frank
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583 plays
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  "The Return of the King" - The Cast Says Goodbye   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Appendices for "The Return of the King" Extended DVD complete the behind-the-scenes look at how this epic was filmed. Particularly poignant is how members of the cast finished filming pickup scenes for "The Return of the King." Good luck--enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Jan 13 07
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2772 plays
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  Global Warming 2007   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2007 brings increasing evidence that global warming is real. Yet there is still some skepticism regarding its cause and what it will eventually mean for the earth. Take this quiz and learn what climate changes are doing to our planet. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, traderider, Oct 06 19
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Oct 06 19
2564 plays
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  Dune: House Atreides   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz covers the first book in the prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The questions are easy if you've read the book, but if you haven't, try it and be introduced to this fine addition to the Dune universe. Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 25 Qns, traderider, Dec 13 04
Category: Herbert, Frank
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739 plays
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  Dune: The Machine Crusade - Part 1 of 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The "Legends of Dune" Trilogy continues with "The Machine Crusade." We now know all the characters, so we are free to revel in this fascinating universe as the heroes and villains play out their victories and tragedies across the galaxy. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, traderider, Jan 18 05
Category: Herbert, Frank
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375 plays
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  "The Fellowship of the Ring" Meets Rock Music   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you like "The Fellowship of the Ring" and 80s rock music? The first clue involves something from Peter Jackson's movie. The second clue describes a band/artist or an album/song by that band/artist. The answer is the same. This is for fun--enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Apr 29 04
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1812 plays
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  Important Places in the Third Age    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my second quiz on Middle-Earth geography using "The Atlas of Middle-Earth" by Karen Wynn Fonstad. In this quiz, I'll ask about Middle-Earth places that were important in the history of the Third Age, prior to the War of the Ring. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Sep 05 04
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840 plays
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  Weather and Geography in Middle-Earth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you think you know Middle-Earth? Well, do you think you know the *weather* in Middle-Earth? I've used Karen Wynn Fonstad's wonderful "Atlas of Middle Earth" to ask questions about weather and geography in Tolkien's world. Good luck, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Aug 22 04
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2202 plays
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  "Princess Mononoke" (Japanese Version), Pt 1 of 2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is my favorite Hayao Miyazaki work - an epic story with complex characters and beautiful animation, as well as original Japanese dialogue with a classical, poetic quality the Hollywood dubbing failed to capture. Enjoy!
Average, 15 Qns, traderider, Mar 17 04
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432 plays
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  "The Lord of the Rings" - Creating the Symphony    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you love Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, then you likely enjoy Howard Shore's music, too. The making of the 2-hour Symphony is detailed in the "Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony" DVD. Do watch the DVD first before taking the quiz. Good luck!
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, traderider, Apr 02 24
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Apr 02 24
1340 plays
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  Dune: The Butlerian Jihad - Part 2 of 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers the second part of this amazing book by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The story shifts primarily to Earth, where the actions of a few individuals unexpectedly trigger the Jihad. As always, good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, Apr 12 04
Category: Herbert, Frank
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332 plays
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  "Princess Mononoke" (Japanese Version), Pt 2 of 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my favorite Hayao Miyazaki work - an epic story with complex characters, beautiful animation, and poetic dialogue that the Hollywood dubbing failed to capture. As always, good luck, and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, traderider, Jan 26 11
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375 plays
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  "The Return of the King" Meets Rock Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you a "Return of the King" *and* a music fan? The first clue addresses something from Peter Jackson's movie. The second clue describes a band/artist or a song recorded by that band/artist. The answer is the same. This is just for fun, so enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, traderider, May 10 04
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1134 plays