Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:42 pm

History

History: 1960s Nostalgia: Do You Remember 1965?
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1. In November the power went out in the northeast U.S. and in parts of Canada. It affected around 30 million people. What was it referred to afterwards?

The Thirteen Hours
The Great Disaster
The Great Blackout
Great Power Failure

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The Great Blackout



History: Cold War: Cold War 1945-1949
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2. The Soviet Union signed which military pact with the Eastern European nations?

Warsaw Pact
Moscow Pact
Communist Pact
Prague Pact

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Warsaw Pact



History: US Colonial History: US History - 1 - Exploration & Early Settlement
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3. Who was the Englishman that was said to have placed his cape over a mud puddle so Queen Elizabeth wouldn't soil her dress?

Capt John Smith
Sir Walter Raleigh
Humphrey Gilbert
William Shakespeare

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Sir Walter Raleigh



History: British History: The Elizabethans
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4. Guy Fawkes is infamous as a traitor. What did he plan to do?

Kidnap the Queen
Blow up Parliament
Assassinate a Royal Minister
Provide military secrets to Spain

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Blow up Parliament



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1962 Americana
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5. How did Marilyn Monroe die?

Car wreck
Drug overdose
Plane crash
Cancer

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Drug overdose


History: Great Fire of London: The Great Fire of London
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6. Which of these factors helped the fire to spread?

strong winds
warehouses filled with flammable materials
building construction
all of these

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all of these



History: Falklands War: Battle for the Falklands II
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7. Troops of the Parachute Regiment came under napalm attack at least once during the Falklands conflict. The napalm was delivered by a light-attack/counterinsurgency aircraft produced in Argentina. What is its name?

Mentor
Skyhawk
Pucara
Dagger

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Pucara



History: April May June: April 17
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8. Ford unveiled this at the New York World Fair on April 17, 1964. What was it?

Mustang
F series trucks
Farlaine
Pinto

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Mustang



History: World War I: Canada and WWI
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9. Where did Canada do most of its fighting?

The Western Front
The Northern Front
The Eastern Front
The Southern Front

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The Western Front



History: Virginia History: Roanoke Island, "The Lost Colony"
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10. Whom did the settlers send back to England to get more supplies?

Squanto
Paul Revere
John White
Maxwell Johnson

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John White
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Movies

Movies: Degrees - Average +/- 10: Diane Lane and Back Again
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1. Michael Douglas hires his wife's lover, Viggo Mortensen, to kill her. What is this thriller?

Don't Say A Word
The Game
A Perfect Murder
War of the Roses

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A Perfect Murder



Movies: Something in Common: Athletes In Movies
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2. Who played an enormous genie in "Kazaam"?

Georghe Muresan
Shaquille O'Neal
Robin Williams
William Perry

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Shaquille O'Neal



Movies: Kids and Animated Mixture: Scenes from Disney Movies
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3. The scene: a girl and a boy are running through the woods. The girl is explaining to the boy the importance of nature and how nature is an amazing thing that must be cherished.

The Jungle Book
Pocahontas
Cinderella
Alice in Wonderland

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Pocahontas



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: Austin Pendleton: 10 Degrees of Separation
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4. This movie starred Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jeremy Irons:

Atlantis
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Treasure Planet

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The Lion King



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Movies Through the Years
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5. A young clownfish gets caught in a scuba diver's net and ends up in a fishtank in a dentist's office. Meanwhile, his dad Marlin is frantically searching the ocean for him aided by Dory, who suffers from short term memory loss.

Finding Nemo
Jaws
Looking for Nemo
Jaws 2

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Finding Nemo



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Great Cinema
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6. Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 interpretation of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" filtered through the chaos of the Vietnam War. This film gave us the immortal line "I love the smell of napalm in the morning".

Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
Platoon

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Apocalypse Now



Movies: Animals in Movies: Animals In The Movies
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7. In the movie "Finding Nemo", Nemo is a ______.

fish
jellyfish
starfish
anemone

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fish



Movies: Kubrick, Stanley: The Film History of Stanley Kubrick
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8. In which of these Stanley Kubrick films did a single actor play three different roles?

Dr. Strangelove
Lolita
The Shining
2001: A Space Odyssey

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Dr. Strangelove



Movies: Same Word Titles: First One To Finish, Wins!
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9. Captain Picard and the rest of the Enterprise crew must prevent the Borg from stopping the first warp flight. If there is no warp flight by the Phoenix, the first contact by Earth with alien life will not occur.

First Encounter
The First and the Last
First Contact with Destiny
Star Trek: First Contact

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Star Trek: First Contact



Movies: Same Word Titles: ...Get Set...
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10. Chili Palmer realizes that producing movies is much the same as loan-sharking, and decides to give Hollywood a try after he goes there to track down a deadbeat.

Get Carter
Johnny Got His Gun
He Got Game
Get Shorty

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Get Shorty
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:04 pm

Music

Music: Music Grab Bag: My First Music Quiz
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1. Which duo had a hit with the song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"?

Simon and Garfunkel
Eurythmics
Zager and Evans
Sonny and Cher

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Eurythmics



Music: Classical Music: Classical composers
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2. Which composer is credited with 'The Water Music Suites'?

Haydn
Puccini
Dvorak
Handel

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Handel



Music: Opera: Opera Characters Behaving Badly
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3. I pretend to be Otello's friend, but I hate him. He's such an idiot that he thinks I want to help him. He keeps calling me 'honest.' He has no idea I'm out to destroy him.

Nabucco
Iago
Simon Boccanegra
Fidelio

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Iago



Music: Finish The Lyric: Rock 'n Roll
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4. 'I gotta girl,she lives on the hill, she won't do it ________'

' but her sister will. '
' with my friend Bill. '
' till she gets a ring. '
' on the weekdays. '

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' but her sister will. '



Music: NZ Music: New Zealand Music Trivia
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5. Name the band that is New Zealand's most international act with top ten hits in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Split Enz
Fourmyula
Ragnarock
Th' Dudes

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Split Enz



Music: Name The Album Artist: Greatest Albums #1
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6. Who released "Jagged Little Pill" in 1995?

Alanis Morissette
Jewel
Sarah McLachlan
Hole

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Alanis Morissette



Music: Music from 2002: Top 100 Songs of 2002, Part 4
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7. Number 15 - "I just ______________, boy, your love is all I think about."

"Flinch" by Alanis Morissette
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue
"Start the Fire" by No Doubt
"Talk in Tongues" by Natalie Imbruglia

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"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue



Music: Jazz: Lyrics to More Jazz Standards
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8. "Won't you tell him please, to put on some speed, follow my lead, oh how I need, someone______________"

of my very own
to love me so
who will hold my heart
to watch over me

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to watch over me



Music: Lead Singers: Name The Lead Singer 1
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9. Who was the lead singer for The Kinks?

Dave Davies
Ray Davies
Mick Avory
John Dalton

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Ray Davies



Music: Name the Artist: Name the Artist - 90s and 2000s
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10. Who sings "Livin' La Vida Loca"?

Backstreet Boys
Brian Adams
Ricky Martin
Sugar Ray

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Ricky Martin
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:45 pm

History

History: 1970s Nostalgia: Events of the 70s
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1. In 1974, it was first announced that what was damaged?

the ozone layer
the nuclear family
the coral reefs
the hubble telescope

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the ozone layer



History: Vietnam War: Viet Nam War -- 1955-1970
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2. What did several Buddhist do in order to protest their mistreatment by Diem and his army and police?

Committed hari-kari
Set themselves on fire
Bombed police stations
Hanged themselves in public places

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Set themselves on fire



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Things That Changed the World
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3. Who was the star in the 1928 theater showing of "Steamboat Willie"?

Charlie Chaplin
Mickey Mouse
Myrna Loy
W.C. Fields

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Mickey Mouse



History: Yugoslavia (Former): Serb Cultural History
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4. Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic was a language reformer who created one of the simplest and most logical spelling systems in the world. The motto of the reform was:

Write as the Church tells you to write
Write Cyrillic, buddy!
Speak Serbian, so that everyone understands you
Write as you speak, speak as you write

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Write as you speak, speak as you write



History: World War I: Manfred von Richthofen
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5. What was Manfred von Richthofen's nickname?

The Blue Duke
The Green King
The Bloody Baron
The Red Baron

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The Red Baron



History: Maya: Mayan People
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6. On the altar where a human sacrifice was offered the stones fit into a flat surface but there was a bump on the altar. What was the function of the bump?

It was used as a pillow to make the sacrifice more comfortable
It had no function. They weren´t good at fitting stones
The sacrifice would lie down on his back and the bump pushed his chest up so the priest could more easily remove his heart
It reminded the priest not to act proud

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The sacrifice would lie down on his back and the bump pushed his chest up so the priest could more easily remove his heart



History: Ancient History: The Joy of Archaeology
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7. One of the tools you are likely to see at an excavation consists of a long tube filled with colored water and attached to a tape measure at one end. What is it?

Your lunch
A divining rod for small finds
A water level
A talisman to keep away creepy crawlies

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A water level


History: 20th & 21st Centuries: From the 20th Century
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8. What was the name of the University where four US students were shot dead by US National Guard after protesting against the US invasion of Cambodia?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kent State University
Harvard University
Cambridge University


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Kent State University


History: World War I: Canada and WWI
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9. How were Canadian women involved in the war?

They worked as ambulance/truck drivers
In all of these roles
They worked in munitions factories
They worked as nurses

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In all of these roles



History: Roman History: Operatic Roman History
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10. Probably the most important Roman general and conqueror inspired Gian Francesco Malipiero's 1936 opera. Who was this general, born in 100 BC?

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Gaius Julius Caesar

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Gaius Julius Caesar
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Literature

Literature: Literature by Region: British and American Lit
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1. What is the plot of Marsha Norman's play 'Night, Mother'?

a grandmother begs a gangster to examine his conscience as his henchmen kill her family members off
a young woman about to commit suicide endeavours to tell her mother her reasons for doing so
two men stand next to a tree, awaiting a message from Godot
Hades, god of the underworld, kidnaps Persephone, daughter of Demeter

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a young woman about to commit suicide endeavours to tell her mother her reasons for doing so



Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King
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2. What breed of dog is Cujo?

Rotweiler
German Shepherd
Saint Bernard
Malamute

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Saint Bernard



Literature: Literature by Region: Scandinavian Writers
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3. Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer, won the Nobel Prize for literature. Later in his life, however, he was famous - or infamous - for a different reason.

Public Brawling
Extramarital Affair
Pro-Nazi Sentiments
Financial Misconduct

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Pro-Nazi Sentiments



Literature: Literature by Region: World Literature
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4. Which work is by Goethe?

The Counterfeiters
Germinal
Candide
The Sufferings of Young Werther

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The Sufferings of Young Werther



Literature: British Literature: Yup, English and Irish Lit
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5. In 1897 this writer was released from {prison;} he moved to France, wrote a ballad about his prison experience, and changed his name to Sebastian Melmoth. By what name is he better known?

Oscar Wilde
John Ruskin
Charles Dickens
Anthony Trollope

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Oscar Wilde



Literature: Poetry: Poetic Devices
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6. The leaves danced in the wind

apostrophe
metaphor
personification
simile

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personification



Literature: Plays: Which Play?
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7. In which play would you find Torvald Helmer, Nora Helmer and Nils Krogstad?

"A Doll's House"
"Peer Gynt"
"Ghosts"
"The Vikings At Helgeland"

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"A Doll's House"



Literature: Authors and their Works: Women Authors
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8. Who wrote "Gone With the Wind", a novel that took place during the Civil War?

Alice Walker
Scarlett O'Hara
Margaret Mitchell
Louisa May Alcott

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Margaret Mitchell



Literature: The Classics: Classic Epics Through Time
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9. This is a French epic of the "songs of heroic deeds" genre. It follows Hruodlandus, who changes into Charlemagne's nephew after being ambushed by the Basques in 778. This anonymously written epic is "Le Chanson de ______".

Saracen
Roland
Roncesvalles
Pyrenee

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Roland



Literature: Plays: Name That Play III
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10. This 1935 verse drama (and 1952 movie) by T. S. Eliot follows archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket accepting martyrdom as he is killed by four knights on the order of Henry II. This is "Murder in the ___________".

Chapel
Cathedral
Monastery
Church

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Cathedral
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:12 pm

Trivia

World: Military Figures: American War Heroes
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1. What American General commanded all Allied troops during the Normandy Invasion?

Field Marshall Montgomery
General Patton
General Eisenhower
General Bradley

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General Eisenhower



World: Presidential Deaths: Presidential Birthplaces
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2. In which of the following states was Harry Truman was born?

Missouri
Nebraska
Kansas
Illinois

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Missouri



World: French: Absurd French 101
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3. Excusez-moi, mais vous avez un perroquet sur la tete.

Excuse me, but you have a parrot on your head.
Excuse me, but your parrot is headless.
Excuse me, but your head is on a parrot.
Excuse me, but your parrot is rich.

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Excuse me, but you have a parrot on your head



World: U.S. Commercials: Advertising Slogans
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4. "We bring good things to life."

E. F. Hutton
Charles Schwab
Exxon
General Electric

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General Electric



World: Kennedy, John F.: JFK Assassination: Definitive Overview
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5. Which of these has been said about Jack Ruby?

He was acquainted with Oswald
He was connected to the Mob
All of these
He was connected to the Dallas cops

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All of these



World: Italian: Gli animali
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6. Now, let's translate the animal into Italian. How would "snake" translate into Italian?

il gatto
il serpente
l'uccello
l'orso bianco

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il serpente



World: Military Matters: Military Acronyms and Abbreviations
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7. Which word does not belong in the military abbreviation NBC?

Nuclear
Chemical
Biological
Clinical

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Clinical


World: New York Subway: The New York City Subway
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8. Which train is NOT a part of the Eighth Avenue line?

C
A
E
Q

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Q


World: World Leaders: World Leader 2005
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9. Hamid Karzai was president of which country in 2005?

Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
Uzbekistan

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Afghanistan



World: Esperanto: More Beginner's Esperanto
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10. Present tense verbs end in "--AS". "--EJ--" is a suffix meaning "place". "Vendi" is a verb meaning "to sell". Which of the following means "I go to the store"?

Mi vendas kun la filo.
Vi iris al la vendejo.
Mi iras al la vendejo.
Vi estas kruela monstro.

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Mi iras al la vendejo
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:12 pm

Trivia

World: Philippine Politics: Dr. Jose Rizal
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1. It is the Spanish name for a Filipino native, which the Filipinos' resented very much.

Indio
Pinoy
Hudio
Alferez

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Indio


World: Truman, Harry S.: Harry S. Truman
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2. Who is the historian who in 1992, published a 992-page biography of Truman?

David McCullough
Arthur Schlessinger
James MacGregor Burns
Henry Steele Commager

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David McCullough



World: Presidential Trivia: Useless Presidential Facts
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3. Who was the first American recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize?

J.F.K.
Theodore Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
William Taft

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Theodore Roosevelt



World: U.S. Laws: 2001: Wonderful World Of Taxes
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4. What is not considered earned income?

Tipped income
Social security benefits
Wages
Commissions

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Social security benefits



World: National Anthems: National Anthems Caribbean
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5. In plenty and in time of need - When this fair land was young - Our brave forefathers sowed the seed - From which our pride is sprung. Where do they sing this national anthem?

Saint Lucia
Puerto Rico
Grenada
Barbados

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Barbados



World: Presidential Trivia: American Presidential History
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6. Who was the first President to have a child born in the White House?

Theodore Roosevelt
Grover Cleveland
John Tyler
John F. Kennedy

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Grover Cleveland



World: North and South America: Aztec Life
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7. What was the name of the Aztec's language?

Quechua
Chol
Huastec
Nahuatl

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Nahuatl



World: Worldwide Greetings!: Foreign Phrases: Around The World
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8. What is meant by: 'Sic transit gloria mundi'?

Glory to the transit system
All's well that ends well
Get your dog gloria to by you a ticket
So passes away earthly glory


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So passes away earthly glory


World: Military Matters: Australian Military Trivia
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9. What weapon is used by Australian snipers?

Dragonoff
RPK 47
GPM 60
Parker Hale 7.62mm

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Parker Hale 7.62mm



World: U.S. Commercials: TV Commercials
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10. 'Good to the last ______ '

Hop
Pop
Drop
Stop

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Drop
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:18 pm

History

History: Afro-American: Black History
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1. Whose refusal to give up her seat on a public bus sparked a boycott of Montgomerey, AL buses from 1955-1956?

Rosa Parks
Harriet Tubman
Mary Mcleod Bethune
Sojourner Truth

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Rosa Parks



History: European: The European Reformation
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2. Which king basically used the Reformation as a convenient excuse to marry the way he wanted to?

Henry IV
Francis II
Charles IX
Henry VIII

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Henry VIII



History: Civil War: My Biggest Civil War Quiz Yet!
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3. Where did General Grant get his nickname "Unconditional Surrender"?

Shiloh
Gettysburg
Vicksburg
Fort Donelson

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Fort Donelson



History: Civil War: Weapons and Equipment of the Civil War
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4. What was a soldier's "housewife?"

small sewing kit
small pouch where they kept their small belongings
daily food rations
army cooks

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small sewing kit



History: U.S. History: Obscure U.S. History #2
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5. Who is the only twentieth century president on Mt. Rushmore?

William Taft
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
John F. Kennedy

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Theodore Roosevelt



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - Headlines
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6. 1953. "Stalin Dead". Who ultimately succeeded him as the leader of the Soviet Union?

Stalin's son
Khrushchev
Beria
Molotov

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Khrushchev



History: Maya: Mayan People
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7. Which is true of the Mayan people?

All of these
They built their buildings and carved their detailed hyroglyphics on the walls of their temples without metalic tools
They built their huge structures without beasts of burdon
They did not employ carts or wagons with wheels

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All of these



History: Ancient History: The Joy of Archaeology
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8. You conduct a site survey to decide where to start excavating. Which of these techniques would you NOT want to use?

Aerial photography
Fieldwalking
Resistivity survey
Grab a shovel and dig a random hole

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Grab a shovel and dig a random hole



History: 1920s History: 1923
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9. Also on October 29, a musical called “Runnin’ Wild” opened on Broadway. It featured a musical number that launched a dance craze. What was this dance?

Black Bottom
Tango
Lambeth Walk
Charleston

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Charleston



History: 1970s History: It Happened During The 1970s
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10. In late 1979, what country took 51 Americans as hostages for 444 days?

Iraq
Somalia
Saudi Arabia
Iran

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Iran
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:31 pm

Movies

Movies: Players - Average +/- 10: Actors and Their Characters
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1. A down-and-out baseball player who becomes a coach, a 12-year-old in a 30-year-old's body, a toy cowboy doll

Nick Nolte
Jack Warden
Tim Allen
Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks



Movies: Something in Common: Ten Guys Who Are Hot
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2. Denzel Washington is also hot after winning an Oscar. His best movie may be "Crimson Tide". Where does the action in that movie occur?

Submarine
Air Force Jet
Commercial Airline
Battleship

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Submarine



Movies: Eastwood, Clint: Clint's Westerns
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3. Which of Josey's loved ones were murdered in "The Outlaw-Josey Wales?"

Wife and Son
Mother and Father
Son and Daughter
His two brothers

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Wife and Son



Movies: Which Movie - Tough 10: My Movie Quotes
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4. "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning." (1979)

Jaws
Good Morning Vietnam
The Deer Hunter
Apocalypse Now

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Apocalypse Now



Movies: Taglines - Tough: Romantic Movie Taglines
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5. "The most magnificent picture ever!"

A Streetcar Named Desire
Gone With The Wind
War and Peace
Saving Private Ryan

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Gone With The Wind



Movies: Movie Fractures: Fractured War Movies
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6. This one is multiple choice: Kitsch Twiggy too?

Clutch-22
Kit's 22
Kitchen-22
Catch-22

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Catch-22



Movies: Name It - Average 10: 10 of the Best Blockbusters in the World...Ever!
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7. Which film features a theme-tune by Aerosmith, released after its "opposition" movie and made $100 million in the USA?

Blade
Armageddon
Con Air
Deep Impact

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Armageddon



Movies: Players - Easy: Action Stars (Not Likely to Win Oscars)
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8. This Oklahoma born actor has appeared in action films including "Firewalker" and "Delta Force," but I hope I never see him play "Hamlet." His name is ____?

Mickey Rooney
Robert DeNiro
Chuck Norris
Jean Claude

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Chuck Norris



Movies: Musicals Mixture: More Modern Musicals
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9. In 'Mary Poppins', what do the two children, Jane and Michael, lose when they are in the park at the beginning of the film?

A toy car
Their dog
A kite
A toy boat

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A kite



Movies: Players - Average 10: Actors Playing Americans
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10. Who plays an American witness protection specialist in the film "Eraser"?

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Mel Gibson
Rutger Hauer
Andy Garcia

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:38 pm

Music

Music: Canadian Music: Canadian Music
1. Cuts Like a Knife, Summer of '69?

Andy Kim
Colin James
Bryan Adams
Corey Hart

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Bryan Adams


Music: Music Grab Bag: Puzzling Pop
2. What is the name of Nick Carter's famous little brother?

Adam
Aaron
Alan
Andy

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Aaron


Music: Tannhauser: 'Tannhauser'
3. What does Tannhauser do to cleanse himself from his sin?

Nothing
Kills himself
Beg forgiveness from die Landgraf
Go on a pilgrimage to Rome

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Go on a pilgrimage to Rome



Music: 1990s Lyrics: Cool 98-2001 Lyrics
4. I turn to you, like a flower leaning towards the

sun
sky
grass
sand

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sun


Music: Name the Artist: Oldies Music : I
5. 'In A Gadda Da Vida'

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Iron Butterfly
Rolling Stones
The Doors

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Iron Butterfly


Music: Music by Year: Oldies But Goodies, Pre-70s Mixture
6. Whose back up band was known as 'The Silver Bullet Band'?

Bob Dylan
Eddie Rabbitt
Bob Seger
Rick Springfield

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Bob Seger


Music: Other Music: All Things Musical
7. This famous music artist starred as Eva Peron in "Evita" (1996).

Britney Spears
Mariah Carey
Janet Jackson
Madonna

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Madonna


Music: Classical Music: Famous Composers
8. Who composed the incidental music for 'Peer Gynt'?

Grieg
Weber
Sibelius
Bruch

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Grieg



Music: Country Lyrics: Country Music Ballads
9. 'But honey I don't care. I ain't in love with your hair. And if it all fell out, I'd love you any way.'

'Forever and Ever Amen'
'I Swear'
'From Here To Eternity'
'Rockin' Years'

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'Forever and Ever Amen'


Music: Women in Music: Female Singers 4
10. 'Ironic' was a smash hit for which female singer?

Anastacia
Cher
Alicia Keyes
Alanis Morrisette

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Alanis Morrisette
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:21 pm

History

History: World War I: World War One Acrostic
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1. Which Treaty was signed in 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference..the Treaty of ....?

Versailles
London
Paris
Ghent

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Versailles



History: U.S. History: American History Hodge Podge
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2. What new killer illness was identified during the 1980s?

Lung cancer
AIDS
Pneumonia
Small pox

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AIDS



History: Medieval History: Medieval Words and Terms
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3. A monastery for women. What is it?

Chapel
Convent
Chattel
Sacrist

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Convent



History: Nostalgia: A Look Back at 1981
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4. How did Mehmet Ali Agca make headlines in 1981?

He was arrested in Yugoslavia spying for Great Britain
He set a world record in the ski jump
He shot the Pope
His sex-change operation stunned the Muslim world

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He shot the Pope



History: Ancient History: Adventures in Archaeology
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5. "Carbon-14" is used by archaeologists for what purpose?

Interpreting ancient writings
Understanding early religious practices
Reading primitive maps
Determining the age of archaeological discoveries

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Determining the age of archaeological discoveries



History: Mixed Bag: The Year 1881
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6. How would a typical middle-class family in a city in Britain or the US have lit their home in 1881?

They didn't - it was too expensive
Torches
Gas light
Electric lights

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Gas light



History: Mixed Bag: Handshakes in History
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7. Philadelphia, USA, March 6th, 1842: Edgar Allen Poe, the famous American writer, shook hands with which eminent English writer who was touring the United States?

Charles Dickens
Emily Bronte
Elizabeth Gaskell
Anthony Trollope

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Charles Dickens



History: American Revolution: Colonies Fight for Their Rights
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8. During the 1760s, in response to the Townshend Acts, the Daughters of Liberty began to spin their own cloth, which they called "home spun." Why were these home-made creations important?

The profits made from selling the cloth made women wealthy
The cloth was more resistant to water
They symbolized the colonists' refusal to buy British materials
The garments made from the cloth served as body protection for the colonists during harsh weather

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They symbolized the colonists' refusal to buy British materials



History: U.S. History: U.S. History - A Miscellany
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9. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?

John Thompson
Ben Matlock
Perry Mason
Francis Scott Key

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Francis Scott Key



History: Austrian: Austria
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10. In the period from c. 1820-60 Austria exercised a major direct influence on the affairs of a country outside Central Europe. Which?

Russia
The Italian states
France
Spain

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The Italian states
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:16 pm

Literature

Literature: Lines and Quotes: Finish the Quote: Richard III
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1. "He lives that _____ thee better than he could."

loves
hates
likes
adores

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loves



Literature: Famous First Lines: First Lines of Famous Novels: Part 2
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2. "Not long ago, there lived in London a young married couple of Dalmatian dogs named Pongo and Missus Pongo."

'Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang' - Ian Fleming
'101 Dalmatians' - Dodie Smith
'The Jungle Book' - Rudyard Kipling
'Mary Poppins' - P.L. Travers

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'101 Dalmatians' - Dodie Smith



Literature: Mixed Literature: Random Literary Trivia
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3. 'Lord of the Rings': Which of these is not a name of a hobbit of the Shire?

Sam
Legolas
Bilbo
Frodo

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Legolas



Literature: Hamlet: Shakespeare's Hamlet
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4. What is Polonius's official title?

Lord Chamberlain
Duke of Gloucester
Earl of Oxford
King of Norway

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Lord Chamberlain



Literature: Mixed Literature: Secrets of Novel Titles
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5. "Bonjour Tristesse" was the 1954 novel of Francoise Sagan. What does the title mean?

Good Day Sunshine
Hello Sorrow
Hello Love
Good Day Death

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Hello Sorrow



Literature: Plays: A Raisin in the Sun
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6. What religion do the Youngers practice?

Christianity
Scientology
Judaism
Atheism

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Christianity



Literature: Ancient Greek Drama: Well Known Greek Plays
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7. Which of these playwrights wrote comedies and not tragedies?

Euripides
Aristophanes
Aeshchylus
Sophocles

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Aristophanes



Literature: Literary Terms & Quotes: Book Quotes
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8. "Please, sir. I want some more."

Oliver Twist
The Thief Lord
Gathering Blue
Animorphs

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Oliver Twist



Literature: Young Adult Fiction: Young Adult Battle of the Books
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9. In what book are the three rich Baudelaire orphans sent to live with Count Olaf after their parents perished in a terrible fire?

"Walk Two Moons", by Sharon Creech
"A Year Down Yonder", by Richard Peck
"Among the Hidden", by Margaret Haddix
"The Bad Beginning", by Lemony Snicket

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"The Bad Beginning", by Lemony Snicket



Literature: Legends, Fables and Fairy Tales: How much do you know about fairies?
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10. When is the most likely time of the year to see a fairy?

Valentine's Day
Early spring
Mid-winter
Midsummer's Eve

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Midsummer's Eve
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:08 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Trivia: Presidents' Day
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1. Who was William Jefferson Clinton's vice president?

Gerald Ford
Al Gore
Richard Nixon
Nelson Rockefeller

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Al Gore



World: Economics: More Econ Terms
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2. The extent to which persons or organizations are better off at the end of a period than they were at the beginning?

fringe benefits
good
profit
inventory

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profit



World: Watergate: Nixon and the Watergate Scandal
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3. Where did the name 'Watergate' come from?

The hotel and office complex where the burglary took place
A line from Nixon's speech
The last name of one of the burglars
None of the above

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The hotel and office complex where the burglary took place



World: Indonesian and Malay: Bahasa Indonesia mudah sekali, bukan?
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4. Which of the following means "my friend"?

saya teman
saya pengyou
pengyou saya
teman saya

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teman saya



World: Special Forces: The Warrior Elite
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5. What is the most feared week amongst all of the phases in BUD/S?

The Black Seven
The Grinder
The Crucible
Hell Week

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Hell Week



World: Business World: Corporation Pioneers
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6. William Gates founded what mega-corporation?

Microsoft
Sun Microsystems
Cisco Systems
Intel

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Microsoft



World: U.S. Politics: American Politics in the 1980s
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7. Who was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984?

Lyndon LaRouche
Walter Mondale
Mario Cuomo
Ted Kennedy

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Walter Mondale



World: Codes & Time.Zones: Countries and Their Domain Extensions
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8. What country is "bw" the domain extension for?

Burnei
Brazil
Botswana
Burundi

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Botswana



World: Codes & Time.Zones: Countries and Their Internet Domain Extensions: II
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9. "lk" is the internet domain extension for which country?

Sri Lanka
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Saint Lucia

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Sri Lanka



World: Tombs: Arlington Cemetery
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10. What does The Netherlands Carillon, dedicated to the cemetery in 1960, commemorate?

The sale of Manhattan to the USA by the Dutch
America's role in negotiating independence for the Dutch East Indies
The liberation of the Dutch people by US forces during WW2
The visit of the Dutch Royal Family to Arlington in 1960

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The liberation of the Dutch people by US forces during WW2
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:54 pm

Trivia

World: US Colleges: Kentucky State University (KSU)
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1. What does SGA stand for?

Student Governing Academics
Student Government Association
Student Gifted Academy
Student Government Administration

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Student Government Association



World: Air Forces: United States Bomber
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2. What is the B-58A also called?

Stratojet
Hustler
Destroyer
Delta Dart

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Hustler



World: Politics: Slavery Today
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3. There are said to be between 25 and 30 million people worldwide who are captive laborers, but in which nation is it easy to find the most overwhelming numbers of these types of slaves?

Sri Lanka
Vietnam
India
Pakistan

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India



World: U.S. Commercials: Slogans Slogans Slogans
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4. Who uses the slogan "They're magically delicious"?

Corn Flakes
Fruity Pebbles
Lucky Charms
Cheerios

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Lucky Charms



World: Presidential Trivia: Which Mr. President Am I? Part III
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5. Who am I? I am the only president to have been a prisoner of war. I am the first survivor of a presidential assassination attempt.

James K. Polk
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
John Tyler

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Andrew Jackson



World: Monuments: The Lincoln Memorial
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6. When was the Memorial opened to the public?

1867
1922
1910
1914

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1922



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Celebrity Politicians
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7. From the "politics, exciting and new" department: actor Fred Grandy served as a congressman from Iowa. What was his character's name on "The Love Boat"?

Gopher
Isaac
Doc
Cruise Director Julie McCoy

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Gopher



World: US Colleges: Ivy League Schools
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8. Leland Stanford built his great California university from scratch using which school as a model?

Columbia
Cornell
Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Harvard

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Harvard



World: IATA Codes: U.S. Aiport Codes
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9. What is the airport code for Newark, NJ?

EWR
NKJ
NEW
NWN

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EWR



World: Grant, Ulysses S.: Ulysses S. Grant
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10. What was Grant's first name at birth?

Albert
Ulysses
Hiram
Samuel

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Hiram
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:05 pm

Question number 4 doesn't have an answer Tony. :)
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