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Quizzes R Us
  Quizzes "R" Us   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Play these ten general knowledge questions all relating to the letter "R". Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Oct 13 16
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What R They
  What 'R' They?   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
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This quiz contains ten questions that cover all twenty FunTrivia categories! It's about a wide mix of people, places and things whose name begins with the letter 'R'.
Easier, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Jul 29 19
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Jul 29 19
1643 plays
  Ready? Right. Race!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions in this quiz have the letter 'R' in common. Note that this quiz has a strong UK bias.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 23 19
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Jan 23 19
5382 plays
R You Ready
  "R" You Ready?   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
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A general quiz covering numerous FunTrivia categories, but all of the answers begin with the letter "R".
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Mar 21 23
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Mar 21 23
1546 plays
  The Kitchen Sink -- "R"   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An eclectic mixture of questions that involves everything and the kitchen sink. All answers begin with the letter "R". Be sure to read the Interesting Info for some fascinating facts!
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Dec 13 09
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  Hello, Here is the Letter "R"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"R", the eighteenth letter of the English alphabet, is the basis of this quiz. All questions or answers in this quiz refer to people, places, things beginning with the letter "R". Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, Sep 10 21
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Sep 10 21
793 plays
  Starts With R    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To succeed here, you just need to find the correct answers. Questions are from a variety of categories - people, sports, general, etc. Please note that all of the answers start with R. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Jan 11 22
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Jan 11 22
877 plays
  Tiffany's 'R'-adiant Quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the answers begin with the letter 'R'. Thanks for playing and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Jan 09 20
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Jan 09 20
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R is for Research
  R is for Research    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are a few thousand words that start with the letter R. Here we are going to meet ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Oct 15 16
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  "R" You Ready To Rejoice?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's the holiday season, so let's rejoice! This quiz features festive words, brought to you by the letter "R".
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 11 20
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Dec 11 20
708 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who wrote "The Vampire Chronicles"?

From Quiz "Radical, Real "R""

  Word of the Rings   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
...and other things beginning with the letter "R". "R" you ready?
Easier, 10 Qns, leith90, Nov 04 13
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  Really Righteous R Words   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So many words, one little letter. Here is a quiz about ten words and names that start with the letter R.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jan 11 13
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  R You Ready For Some Quizzing?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz featuring questions from various Funtrivia categories; all the answers begin with the letter R.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Apr 09 23
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Apr 09 23
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  Richard's Riotous Roundup of R    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many interesting facts about people, places and things that begin with "R" - here are just a few.
Average, 10 Qns, shuttlemania, Sep 28 19
Sep 28 19
729 plays
  Radical, Real "R"    
Multiple Choice
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It's time for a quiz that features the letter "R". Read carefully. Relax and enjoy yourself. Ready?
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Jan 30 19
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Jan 30 19
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  "R"eally they all start with "R".    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on different topics and all the answers start with an "R". All you need to do is pick the correct "R". Pretty simple really.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Feb 11 20
Feb 11 20
597 plays
  Riddles on Ritalin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you have an interest in 'R' words, there should be something to whet your appetite here. All the answers start with or have 'R' word in them.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Nov 18 13
715 plays
  R, Me Hearties    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions herein are about things which begin with R. I hope you enjoy playing.
Average, 10 Qns, Codeine, Apr 11 17
592 plays
  'R' is the answer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the answers begin with the letter 'R'.
Tough, 10 Qns, anagram2, Mar 23 21
Mar 23 21
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  Rippling Rutabaga - it's the "R" Quiz    
Multiple Choice
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Ready or not, here it comes - the questions all have answers starting with the letter "R". Please rate this quiz when you've finished - thanks!
Difficult, 10 Qns, CariM0952, May 14 08
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The Letter R Trivia Questions

1. In the American series of 14 films about Sherlock Holmes, released in the period 1939-1946, actor Nigel Bruce played Dr. John Watson. Among these "R" actors, which one played the role of Sherlock Holmes?

From Quiz
Hello, Here is the Letter "R"

Answer: Basil Rathbone

In the period 1939-1946, 20th Century-Fox and Universal Studios produced a series of 14 films about Sherlock Holmes, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Actor Philip St. John Basil Rathbone (1892-1967), born in South Africa from an English family, had a long career in cinema. His most famous role was Sherlock Holmes in this series where he starred with the British actor William Nigel Ernie Bruce (1895-1953) who played Dr. John Watson. In addition to the films, the two actors made numerous episodes for radio.

2. Robert L. May might have been quite a fan of the letter R. What did he invent?

From Quiz R, Me Hearties

Answer: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

He actually included Rudolph in a booklet which was published by the Montgomery Ward department store in 1939. Adaptations approved by the Rudolph Company, LP (the owner of the copyright) have since been made, including the famous song.

3. Which member of a famous '60s British band was born Richard Starkey?

From Quiz Richard's Riotous Roundup of R

Answer: Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr found fame as a member of The Beatles in the 1960s. The band had huge success worldwide. After the break-up of The Beatles, Ringo had a successful solo career in music as well as starring in films such as "The Magic Christian" and "That'll Be The Day" (1973). He narrated the first two seasons of the children's TV series, "Thomas And Friends".

4. What is the connection between a 1995 drama film, which is said to have led to the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the Chinese honeysuckle (Combretum indicum) and Yangon, former capital of Burma (Myanmar)?

From Quiz Riddles on Ritalin

Answer: Rangoon

The film is called "Beyond Rangoon", starred Patricia Arquette and followed an American tourist who took a holiday in Burma during the 8888 Uprising in which Suu Kyi was involved. The vine known as the Chinese honeysuckle is also known as the Rangoon creeper. Lastly, Rangoon is the former name for the city now called Yangon.

5. The honey badger is another name for which mammal?

From Quiz R You Ready For Some Quizzing?

Answer: Ratel

The ratel, or honey badger, is a mustelid found extensively in Africa and southwest Asia. It has exceptionally strong jaws and has a reputation as one of the fiercest mammals on the planet.

6. Which television character had the signature exclamation "Ruh-roh!"?

From Quiz Really Righteous R Words

Answer: Scooby-Doo

"Ruh roh!" is a famous quote by Scooby-Doo (pretty much his only quote), the Great Dane in TV shows and movies that bear his name. The television shows started in 1969 and have had several sequels; "Scooby-Doo" theatrical movies started in 2002.

7. Which animal, famous for having 'lucky' feet, is also featured in the Chinese zodiac?

From Quiz Word of the Rings

Answer: Rabbit

Rabbits (family Leporidae), while native to many countries, have been introduced into others where they have become little more than a pest. This is the case in Australia where they bred uncontrollably and caused millions of dollars worth of damage to crops. It wasn't until the Myxoma virus was introduced that the numbers were reduced to a manageable level. A rabbit's foot as a lucky charm is very popular in North American culture, but the origins can be traced back as far as 600 B.C. Early European Celts believed the rabbit to be sacred and that they carried the essences of the spirits. In North American folklore, only the left hind leg of the rabbit is believed to be lucky, although the rabbit who owned the foot may not agree.

8. Which British singer had his first chart success in the UK in 1958 and has had number one UK singles in every decade from the 1950s to the 1990s?

From Quiz Ready? Right. Race!

Answer: Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard, having been knighted by the Queen in 1995, had his first number one in July 1959 with 'Living Doll'. His most recent number one was 'The Millennium Prayer' in 1999. Although he continues to record and release records in the 21st century, his run of success was broken in the 2000s, although he did reach the Top Ten. Vic Reeves had only one number one, with 'Dizzy' in 1991 and Chris Rea had very little chart success. Gerry Rafferty's best known song, 'Baker Street', reached only number three in 1978.

9. Rwanda is slightly smaller in land area than which state?

From Quiz Rippling Rutabaga - it's the "R" Quiz

Answer: Maryland

Rwanda is a bit smaller than Maryland. Its land area is 26,338 square kilometres. Landlocked, it is somewhat mountainous and less than half of the land is arable. Life expectancy is low, with AIDS and fighting between the two major tribes, the Hutus and the Tutsis, taking many lives at early ages. The economy is based largely on subsistence farming, with tea and coffee being its major exports.

10. A favorite of WWII soldiers, what type of toffee is dipped in chocolate and usually covered in almonds?

From Quiz The Kitchen Sink -- "R"

Answer: roca

The most common type of roca is almond roca, though candy companies experiment with other coverings such as cashew, peanut, and candy cane. During WWII, the candy was readily available to American soldiers because it was safely sealed within tin containers and wasn't easily spoiled.

11. Who was the 40th president of the United States of America?

From Quiz Tiffany's 'R'-adiant Quiz

Answer: Ronald Reagan

Reagan served as president from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois and he died on June 5, 2004. He was married twice, first to Jane Wyman and then to Nancy Davis, both of whom were actresses. Before becoming president in 1981, Reagan served two terms as the Governor of California beginning in 1966.

12. What does the R stand for in Carman's song: "R.I.O.T."?

From Quiz Radical, Real "R"

Answer: Righteous

R.I.O.T. stands for "Righteous Invasion of Truth". Carman is an awesome Christian singer.

13. Who had a hit in 1964 with 'It's All Over Now'?

From Quiz 'R' is the answer

Answer: Rolling Stones

The group got their name from a blues song by Muddy Waters: "Well my mother told my father,just before I was born, 'I gotta boy-child comin',gonna be a Rollin' Stone'"

14. What are water droplets that fall from the sky?

From Quiz Starts With R

Answer: Rain

Rain is visible water droplets that fall from the sky. The fresh water in rain is a very important part of the water cycle. The word "rain" is both a noun (the actual raindrops), and a verb (to describe the act of raining, as in "it will rain tomorrow"). The word stems from the Old English noun "regan" and the Germanic verb "regnian".

15. On March 30, 1981, American President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded. What other celebrity suffered an assassination attempt few months later?

From Quiz Hello, Here is the Letter "R"

Answer: Pope John Paul II

On March 30, 1981, just two months after taking office, US President Ronald Reagan was shot in an assassination attempt. John Hinckley Jr. fired six shots at the president as he left the Hilton Washington Hotel, hitting Reagan and three other people. On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyla, was shot and severely wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca when arriving at St. Peter's Square. Reagan and Wojtyla, before their careers as religious or political figures, were both actors.

16. Can you choose the animal that is classified as "Rangifer tarandus"?

From Quiz "R" You Ready To Rejoice?

Answer: Reindeer

Also called caribou in North America, the reindeer is the only deer species where both males and females have antlers. The male's, however, are typically longer than the female's. Found on northern continents, they live in Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, mountains, and woodland areas. While their favorite food is lichens, they will also eat leaves and grasses. They have provided food for indigenous people like the Alaska Natives for centuries, however, reindeer are also the only domesticated deer in the world. And their connection to Santa? Well, they live up North like he does! The first reference to them together was the 1821 poem "Old Santeclaus with Much Delight"; there was only one reindeer in the story, though. Two years later Clement Moore published "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which named all eight - excluding Rudolph who joined the group much later in 1949.

17. Which country was first to institute an annual "R U OK" day (in 2009)?

From Quiz R, Me Hearties

Answer: Australia

R U OK Day falls on the second Thursday of September. The RU OK day organization purports to be aimed at suicide prevention. The day is now international.

18. What links the eleven Victoria Crosses, the most awarded at any one battle, with Michael Caine singing "Men of Harlech" at assegai-wielding impi?

From Quiz Riddles on Ritalin

Answer: Rorke's Drift

Michael Caine starred in the 1964 film "Zulu" which depicted the Battle of Rorke's Drift when 150 British soldiers successfully fought off some 4,000 Zulu warriors. The assegai was a short stabbing spear, also known as the iklwa, used by the Zulu impi (or armed body of men) at the battle.

19. "A Farewell to Kings" is an album by which rock band?

From Quiz R You Ready For Some Quizzing?

Answer: Rush

"A Farewell to Kings", released in 1977, was the fifth studio album by the Canadian band Rush. Tracks include "Closer to the Heart", which was released as a single, and the 11-minute epic "Xanadu".

20. Australia has the redback spider. Where would you find the red knee tarantula?

From Quiz Really Righteous R Words

Answer: Mexico

The red knee tarantula is found primarily in Mexico but there are some in the southwestern United States and in Central America. They bite but are rarely fatal to humans and can live to be 30 years old.

21. It seems to be a trend for celebrities to be known by a single name. Which former Brazilian soccer player won the coveted FIFA Player of the Year three times?

From Quiz Word of the Rings

Answer: Ronaldo

Ronaldo played in the Brazilian national team, winning the FIFA World Cup in 1994 and 2002. He was first named FIFA's player of the year in 1996 at the age of twenty and he backed up the feat with another win the following year. He announced his retirement from professional football in 2010, citing a medical condition as the cause.

22. It's Kinsey time: What is the title of the "R" book in Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series?

From Quiz Rippling Rutabaga - it's the "R" Quiz

Answer: R is for Ricochet

The first pages of "R is for Ricochet" start gently - Kinsey gets a commission to escort the daughter of a rich man home from prison and essentially babysit her to keep her out of further trouble. But the daughter has other ideas, and when the man she went to prison to protect turns out to be cheating on her (as well as his wife), she decides to get her own back in a manner which puts everyone in danger. Meanwhile, Kinsey becomes involved with a police officer - and how that, and all the other shenanigans, turn out... well, you should know by now I won't tell!

23. In the movie "Happy Feet", Robin Williams provides the voice for Lovelace and which other character?

From Quiz Tiffany's 'R'-adiant Quiz

Answer: Ramon

Ramon is one of the 'amigos' that Mumble finds when he is running away from the leopard seal. Lovelace is a sort of guru who answers questions for pebbles. Both penguins become friends of Mumble's.

24. In the original French, what does the R stand for in 'R.S.V.P.'?

From Quiz Radical, Real "R"

Answer: Répondez

R.S.V.P means Répondez s'il vous plait. In English it means 'please reply'. Editor Note: The correct French is 'répondez', but it has also been Anglicised to 'respondez' as the accent is removed from the 'e'.

25. This is a venomous spider of Australia characterized by its red stripe.

From Quiz 'R' is the answer

Answer: Redback

Redback bites are a common occurrance especially during the summer months. They can cause serious illness and even death.

26. Who is the great Brazilian soccer player who officially retired in 2014?

From Quiz Starts With R

Answer: Rivaldo

Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira, or Rivaldo as he was more commonly known, was born in Brazil in 1972. He started his career in 1989 when he was only 16 years old. He played with two teams during what is described as his "youth career", then went on to play with fifteen professional teams until he retired in 2014. Over the course of his professional career, he had a total of 813 appearances, with 317 goals scored.

27. Which two characters from a well-known play by William Shakespeare are also names in the NATO phonetic alphabet?

From Quiz Richard's Riotous Roundup of R

Answer: Romeo and Juliet

The NATO phonetic alphabet is the one most widely used, but is not the only phonetic alphabet. Individual words are assigned to each letter of the alphabet. Of the 26 letters in the NATO version, six have been assigned people's names, i.e. Charlie (C), Juliett (J), Mike (M), Oscar (O), Romeo (R) and Victor (V). Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's best known tragedies.

28. What links the wine-making process by which the lees (dead yeast and debris) is moved to the neck of a champagne bottle with Jim Carrey's character in the 1995 film "Batman Forever"?

From Quiz Riddles on Ritalin

Answer: Riddling

In the traditional method of making champagne, a secondary fermentation of the wine is carried out after bottling. That is what gives the wine its fizz. Once the wine has aged, the sediment is moved to the neck of the bottle by riddling. These days the neck is then frozen, a plug of wine containing the sediment is removed and the bottle is re-corked with its fizz intact. Riddle me this, riddle me that...Jim Carrey played the villainous Riddler against Val Kilmer's Batman in the film directed by Joel Schumacher.

29. Which 1976 movie, featuring a pugilist as opposed to a flying squirrel in the title role, starred Sylvester Stallone and became a cult classic?

From Quiz Word of the Rings

Answer: Rocky

"Rocky" (1976), written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, won a Best Picture Oscar in 1976 and generated several sequels. The movie centres on small-time boxer Rocky Balboa, who is selected by Apollo Creed, reigning world heavyweight champion, to fight for the title. The flying squirrel Rocky is a cartoon character seen with his moose side-kick Bullwinkle in cartoons, a movie and video games.

30. Book 'em, Dano: Which author insisted that the first description on his tombstone was "Dramatist", yet also was successful in the law, as a dean of Magdalen College, Oxford, and as a novelist?

From Quiz Rippling Rutabaga - it's the "R" Quiz

Answer: Charles Reade

Charles Reade was born in 1814 in Oxfordshire, England. He wrote comedies for the stage and later turned to more serious prose. His best-known work, "The Cloister and the Hearth", is an historical novel about the father of Erasmus. Many of his other works exposed abuses or questionable practices found in Victorian England. He died in 1884. Arthur B. Reeve was born in 1880 in New York State, US. He attended Princeton University, and following graduation studied law at the New York Law School. He never practiced law, however, instead becoming a journalist and author of pulp fiction detective novels - lots of them. He died in 1936. William MacLeod Raine was born in 1871 in London, England, and emigrated to Arkansas, USA, during his childhood. He wrote a number of novels based on cowboys and the West. He died in 1954. G. Harvey Ralphson was born in 1879 and was heavily involved with the American Boy Scouting movement. His written works feature either boy scouts or the military. He died in 1940.

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