Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:25 pm

History

History: Medieval History: Feudalism
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1. Under a feudal agreement, who was the original giver of land?

Vasssal
Domain
Serf
Lord

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Lord



History: Ancient Greece: Ancient Sparta
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2. What did all Spartan men spend most of their adult lives doing?

Training for war
Politics
Making music
Creating art

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Training for war



History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 4
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3. This was Confederate General Thomas Johnathan Jackson's nickname.

Old Blue Eyes
Stonewall
Da Man
Old Hickory

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Stonewall



History: Mixed Bag: History High - World, U.S.
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4. The name for the time period where there was an extraodinary decrease in learning and knowledge was known as the _______ ________.

Roman Ages
Dark Ages
Down Ages
Lost Ages

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Dark Ages



History: World War II: World War II
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5. Which of these was not the name of a WWII dictator?

Josef Stalin
Benito Mussolini
Adolf Hitler
Hideki Tojo

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Hideki Tojo



History: War History: Wars and Conflicts of the 19th Century
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6. This war broke out in the middle of the 19th century. It was fought between Russia and the combined powers of Britain, France, and the Ottoman Empire.

The East-West War
The War of the Black Sea
The Russo-British War
The Crimean War

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The Crimean War



History: Asian: 20th Century Middle East
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7. What belief do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share?

They all have one god
They interpret the Bible in the same way
They are divided into Sunni and Shi'ite
They are similar in forms of worship


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They all have one god



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1950 Americana
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8. Which oft-married Hollywood actress took her first of many husbands in May of 1950?

Lucille Ball
Elizabeth Taylor
Greer Garson
Ava Gardner

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Elizabeth Taylor



History: US Colonial History: Early US Government
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9. What King was reigning in England when the colonists decided they wanted to fight for independence?

Edmund III
Edward V
George III
William II

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George III



History: Medieval History: The Code of Chivalry
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10. Over time, the concept of the knight was replaced by the invention of firearms and knights were no longer needed on the battlefield. What are knighthoods considered as today?

the knowledge that one has done a job well
there is no knighthood today
a reward for service to one's country
becoming part of the country's defense system

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a reward for service to one's country
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:31 pm

Literature

Literature: Stephen King: The Short Stories of Stephen King
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1. Which of the following was NOT written under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman?

'Thinner'
'Everything's Eventual'
'The Long Walk'
'The Running Man'

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'Everything's Eventual'



Literature: Literary Characters: Imaginary People in Literature, TV and Films 1
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2. Please name this character. He was the mysterious brother of Sherlock Holmes described by Sherlock as at times "acting as the voice of the British Government".

Marcel
Mycroft
Moriarty
Mariner

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Mycroft



Literature: Poetry: Identify the Poet
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3. "One's self I sing, a simple separate person,"

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walt Whitman
William Blake
Robert Browning

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Walt Whitman



Literature: Fantasy: Tales of Two Terrys
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4. Lord Vetinari (Pratchett): The ruler of Ankh-Morpork, he subscribes to the one man - one vote philosophy: he's the Man and he has the Vote. What is his job title?

King
Patrician
Emperor
Archon

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Patrician



Literature: Fantasy: Lord of the Rings vs Harry Potter
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5. Besides the Dark Lord Sauron, there is Saruman. He is the ringleader of his own little gang. Who in "Harry Potter" is evil, and the ringleader of his own gang?

Snape
Draco Malfoy
Wormtail
Dobby

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Draco Malfoy



Literature: Poetry: A Poetic Alphabet
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6. Which of the following would be most suitable at a funeral?

Didactic poem
Dirge
Ditty
Doggerel

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Dirge



Literature: Fantasy: "Lord of the Rings" and "The Belgariad"
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7. As part of the quest in "The Belgariad" the group travels into the caves of Prolgu. What underground city does the Fellowship enter in "Fellowship of the Ring"?

Rivendell
Moria
Minas Tirith
Bree

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Moria



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet
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8. In Act One, Scene One, who confronts the two parties and tries to stop the fight?

Benvolio
Tybalt
Mercutio
Capulet

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Benvolio



Literature: As You Like It: As You Like It
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9. What is Celia's name when she dresses up as a peasant?

Aliena
Ailia
Alanna
Alaina

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Aliena



Literature: Mixed Literature: High School Literature
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10. This book tells the tale of a legendary warrior who defeats a series of monsters in his life before his demise. Another book was written about one of the monsters, Grendel.

Beowulf
The Lorax
The Dragon
The Odyssey

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Beowulf
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:16 pm

Trivia

World: World Sites: World Sites
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1. In what city was the Bastille?

New York City
Atlanta
Salt Lake City
Paris

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Paris



World: U.K. Politics: British Politics for Foreigners
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2. What was special about the person who became Prime Minister in 1979?

The youngest PM ever
The PM was black
The PM was a woman
The PM had been in prison

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The PM was a woman



World: Electoral College: The Electoral College
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3. In 2000, what were the only two states that did not operate under the "winner-take-all" method of allocating electoral votes?

Florida and Wisconsin
Rhode Island and California
New Hampshire and New York
Nebraska and Maine

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Nebraska and Maine



World: Special Forces: The United States Marine Corps
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4. When translated from Latin to English what does Semper Fidelis mean?

Faithful to my country
Honor, courage, and commitment
Always Faithful
Intestinal fortitude

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Always Faithful



World: South African Politics: Nelson Mandela
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5. Where was Nelson Mandela held prisoner?

Crobben Prison
Crobben Island
Robben Island
Robben Prison

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Robben Island



World: Chinese: Everyday Cantonese
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6. Early in the morning you will see many old people exercising. What is the Cantonese name of the exercise?

Tai chi
Kung fu
Qi gong
Karate

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Tai chi



World: Global Trivia: Mishmash A - Part I
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7. Which country held the record for winning the Alpine Nations Cup the most, between the years 1968 and 2002?

Austria
Argentina
Armenia
Australia

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Austria



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

Argentina
Algeria
Australia
Austria

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Austria



World: Business World: Buying and Selling on eBay
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9. If a buyer doesn’t pay for an item and does not respond to the seller’s attempts to contact him or her, what should the seller do?

Nothing. That’s the cost of doing business online.
File an UPI (unpaid item) report through eBay
Hire a lawyer to sue the buyer
Leave negative feedback for the buyer

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File an UPI (unpaid item) report through eBay



World: UK Commercials: Old UK Television Ads
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10. Which tea company used chimps to advertise their product?

Tetley
P G Tips
Lyons
Typhoo

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P G Tips
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:36 pm

Trivia

World: French: Mixed French Trivia
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1. Voilà ce qui arrive si vous mangez trop de bonbons!

caries
schizophrénie
Halloween
pluie

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caries



World: Japanese: 'Waku Waku' Japanese Onomatopoeia
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2. After commenting on the school children, your friends compliment you on the fluency of your Japanese, which they describe as...

pera pera
yura yura
noso noso
niya niya

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pera pera



World: Finnish: How to say it in Finnish
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3. Santa Claus lives, according to some beliefs, in Finland. What is 'Santa Claus' in Finnish?

Joulupukki
Petteri Punakuono
Joulumuori
Ville Vallaton

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Joulupukki



World: Washington, George: Life of George Washington
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4. Being brought up on an estate, he was very fond of animals. He kept cats and would breed jackasses and mules. But his fondness was for his horses. What was the name of his favourite horse?

Napoleon
Martha
Washington
Nelson

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Nelson



World: Worldwide Greetings!: How Do You Say ...?
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5. How do you say "Latvian" in Latvian?

Kijomba
Latviesu
Eest
Suomi

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Latviesu



World: Japanese: What the Japanese call it: Gairaigo
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6. If you live in Japan, someone might suggest that you get an "arubaito". What should you get?

a driver's license
a part-time job
an album
a meal

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a part-time job



World: Jefferson, Thomas: Thomas Jefferson
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7. What year did Jefferson die?

July 4, 1827
July 4, 1826
July 4, 1825
July 4, 1824

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July 4, 1826



World: Marketing: Kotler Demands...
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8. In this case of demand, the market actually dislikes the product. It may be willing to incur a cost to avoid using such a product. What is this demand better known as?

Hate Demand
Full Demand
Negative Demand
Impartial Demand

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Negative Demand



World: World Flags: The World's Most Colourful Flags
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9. What do the flags of Suriname, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroon, Somalia and Vietnam have in common?

They are red, green and yellow
They all have a diagonal cross
They are all square rather than rectangle
Centre five point star

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Centre five point star



World: Military Matters: Close Quarters Battle
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10. Preparing for an operation, your team lines up just outside the door and waits for the order to make entry. What is this formation called?

Stack
Line
Column
File

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Stack
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:23 pm

History

History: 1960s History: The Late 1960s
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1. Dr. Timothy Leary, a professor at Harvard, said which of the following?

Plug in, turn on, drop dead
Turn on, tune in, drop out
Jump out, jump in, drop bombs
Turn out, tune in, drop out

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Turn on, tune in, drop out



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

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

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the ozone layer



History: Mixed Bag: A Look at World History
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3. Which was Nazi Germany's largest concentration and extermination camp?

Sobibor
Treblinka
Auschwitz
Belzec

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Auschwitz



History: Irish: An Gorta Mor , the Terrible Irish Famine
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4. What was meant by 'clearing the estates'?

Waiving debts
Mass evictions
Waiving rents
Removing trees

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Mass evictions



History: Yugoslavia (Former): Serb Cultural History
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5. In which of these fields did the geographer Jovan Cvijic make major contributions to science?

All of these
Geographical anthropology of the Balkans
The geography of Balkans
Karst geography

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All of these



History: 2000s History: That's News To Me (11)
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6. In December 2004, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that Britain would miss its 20% target for what?

Reducing the number of Members of Parliament.
Reducing the number of car jouneys.
Reducing the number of air flights.
Reducing green-house gas emissions.


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Reducing green-house gas emissions.


History: Nostalgia: Kids' Things From Long Ago (All American): II
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7. This item of clothing, named for a world leader, was popular with some 1960s teens

Castro caps
Tito tennis shoes
De Gaulle denims
Nehru jackets

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Nehru jackets



History: Famous Dates: Just in! "New York Times" Headlines
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8. In what year did people see the headline "Men walk on moon"?

1960
1983
1951
1969

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1969



History: Cold War: Cold Warrior
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9. In late 1962, American U2 spy aircraft found that Soviet medium-range nuclear missile installations were being built in the US’ “back yard”. Where were they?

Kingston, Jamaica
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
San Cristobal, Cuba

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San Cristobal, Cuba



History: Falklands War: Battle for the Falklands II
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10. Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands because:

All of these reasons
The military Junta ruling Argentina was falling into discredit and wanted to divert attention from domestic problems
Argentina had always considered the Falkland Islands to belong to her
The Argentine military command believed that Britain had lost interest in the Falklands

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All of these reasons
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Conforumist » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:41 am

Phew, 8 out of 10 and I guessed at most of 'em. :)
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Movies

Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: Judd Nelson: 10 Degrees of Separation
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1. Winona Ryder and Christian Slater were in this movie about a couple going on a killing spree.

Natural Born Killers
Heathers
Sleepaway Camp
American Psycho

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Heathers



Movies: Awards and Festivals: Oscar Nominees Trivia
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2. This actor was nominated for an Oscar three times. One of his nominations was for his incredible performance opposite Susan Sarandon as death row inmate, Matthew Poncelet in 1995. Who is this actor?

Guy Pearce
Sean Penn
Woody Harrelson
Edward Norton

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Sean Penn



Movies: Movie Villains: So Bad They're Good, Part 2
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3. The bad guy in this cult classic is a transvestite named Frank N. Furter. He is easy to like and the good guys lack his style. Which cult classic am I talking about?

A Clockwork Orange
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Eraserhead
Blue Velvet

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show



Movies: Name It - Average 25: A-B-C's for the Movie Junkie
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4. R ~ (1985) Several exceptional college students are working on a project to develop a high-powered laser. They get revenge on their unscrupulous Professor, who sells the laser as a military weapon, by filling his entire house with popcorn.

The Rebel
Rapid Fire
Real Genius
Real Men

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Real Genius



Movies: Name It - Very Easy: Here There Be Monsters
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5. (1986) This horror/comedy features Audrey II, a monster plant with a taste for blood. The more blood it gets, the bigger it grows, until it's big enough to eat peolple whole. 'Feed me'.

The Shop Around the Corner
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Sweeney Todd
Little Shop of Horrors

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Little Shop of Horrors



Movies: People Themed Groups: "Black Hawk Down" - Non-American Born Actors
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6. I guarantee most everyone will correctly guess who this English actor is by a one word description. Legolas.

Tom Hardy
Tom Guiry
Orlando Bloom
Ian Virgo

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Orlando Bloom



Movies: Animals in Movies: Animals In The Movies
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7. In the movie "The Little Mermaid", Sebastian is a _______.

octopus
oyster
crab
clam

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crab



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Movie Headlines
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8. Radio show connects widower and journalist.

Groundhog Day
When Harry Met Sally
Sleepless in Seattle
Network News

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Sleepless in Seattle



Movies: Degrees - Average +/- 10: Some of my Favorite Movies Linked Together!
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9. Jon Cryer starred alongside Andrew McCarthy in which 1986 movie about a girl from the wrong side of the tracks meeting Mr. Right?

Fresh Horses
The Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
Hot Shots!

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Pretty in Pink



Movies: Something in the Title: Name the Planet
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10. This movie is about aliens who say they come in peace, but they really want to take over Earth.

Earth Needs Help!
Invaders from Mars
Jupiter's Mission
Mars Attacks!

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Mars Attacks!
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:01 pm

Music

Music: Lyrics by Decade: Lyrical Pursuit - One For Each Year 1978-2002
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1. (1982) "Rising up, back on the street, took my time, took my chances. Thats the distance now i'm back on my feet, just a man and his will to survive".

"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor
"Physical" - Olivia Newton John
"Africa" - Toto
"Up Where We Belong" - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

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"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor



Music: Country Lyrics: Great Country Lyrics
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2. Name the artist: "Take the very breath you gave me, take the heart from my chest, I'll gladly take her place if you let me make this my last request, take me out of this world"

Travis Tritt
Tim McGraw
Keith Urban
Andy Griggs

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Tim McGraw



Music: Color Songs: Colorful Songs
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3. What holiday song contains the line, "Just like the ones I used to know"?

Blue Christmas
Gold Christmas
Red Christmas
White Christmas

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White Christmas



Music: Who Sang This: Music Hits
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4. "First I was afraid I was petrified, kept thinking I could never live without you by my side."

Frank the Pug
Christina Aguilera
Britney Spears
Gloria Gaynor

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Gloria Gaynor



Music: Heavy Metal: Heavy Metal Mad
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5. Who replaced Jason Newsted as Metallica's bassist in 2003?

Scoot Reeder
Bob Rock
Robert Trujillo
Steve Harris

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Robert Trujillo



Music: Southern Gospel Music: Southern Gospel Artist and Lyrics Quiz
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6. "There's a light in the darkness and it shines for all the ... It will shine on your heart if you just let it, I was blind til it finally shined on me."

world to see
planet to behold
earth to love
world to be

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world to see



Music: Which Song Is It: Another easy lyrics quiz!
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7. "Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl. With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there."

"Copa Libertadores"
"Rosanna"
"La Bamba"
"Copacabana (At The Copa)"

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"Copacabana (At The Copa)"



Music: Women in Music: Not Another Music Quiz
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8. Who sang "Frozen", "Material Girl", and "Like A Virgin"?

Britney Spears
Madonna
Tina Turner
Erika Badu

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Madonna



Music: Music Grab Bag: Multi Genre Rock
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9. Which of the following bands sang the songs: "Knowing me knowing you", "Waterloo" and "Money, money, money".

Genesis
Bananarama
Cheap Trick
ABBA

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ABBA



Music: Alternative Rock: Are you New Wave?
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10. Guns from the sky. Never tear us apart. Lead singer looks like Jim Morrison and was enamored to Kylie Minogue. Australia. Suicide Blonde. Disappear...

Men At Work
Pet Shop Boys
Inxs
The Cranes

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Inxs
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Conforumist » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:57 am

A couple of those were tough. I'm not up on newer country music.

7 was easy though; it's wifey's favourite! :)
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:00 pm

History

History: Gettysburg: Gettysburg continues!
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1. Confederate General Richard Ewell didn't feel himself get shot. Why?

Too drunk
Artificial Leg
Was asleep in the saddle
He was already dead

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Artificial Leg



History: WW2 Maritime: U-Boat: The Silent Hunter
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2. What was the name of the M3 ciphering machine used by the German Kriegsmarine?

Dolphin
Enigma
Shark
Heimisch

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Enigma



History: Afro-American: Black History Dates
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3. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. win in 1964?

Alabama Lottery
Nobel Peace Prize
Mayoral election
A seat in the senate

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Nobel Peace Prize



History: War History: Wars and Conflicts of the 20th Century
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4. This war lasted four years and killed 10 million men. The Allies of Britain, France and (later) the U.S.A, among others) fought the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. What was it called?

The Four Years War
World War Two
World War One
The European War

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World War One



History: 1950s Nostalgia: 1950s Fads, Fashion, Events and Pop Culture
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5. What toy came out in 1957 that children use by circling it about their waist and making it spin?

merry-go-round
Frisbee
hula hoop
poodle skirt

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hula hoop



History: 2000s History: That's News to Me (8)
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6. In July 2004 who did the Democrat John Kerry pick as his presidential running mate for the coming U.S. elections?

Ron Edwards
John Edwards
Edward Jones
Edward Johns

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Ron Edwards



History: Famous Dates: On the 27th of November...
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7. On this date in 1895, a famous will was signed establishing an award. Whose will was this?

John Heisman
Jules Verne
George Foster Peabody
Alfred Nobel

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Alfred Nobel



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1968 Americana
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8. In a March 1968 issue, whom did "Life" magazine call the "most spectacular guitarist in the world"?

Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
George Harrison
Chet Atkins


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Jimi Hendrix


History: 2000s History: It Happened In 2002
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9. Money: January 1st, 2002, saw which currency being used in several European countries including France, Germany and Ireland?

The Pound
The Euro
The Dollar
The French Franc

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The Euro



History: Mixed Bag: Last in History: II
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10. On Mauritius in 1681, the last dodo died. What caused the extinction of this species?

An avarian disease
Hunting by man and other predators
An ecological disaster
A huge tidal wave

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Hunting by man and other predators
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:48 pm

Literature

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

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

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'101 Dalmatians' - Dodie Smith



Literature: Hamlet: "Goodnight, sweet prince "- a Hamlet quiz
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2. How does Hamlet describe his mother's re-marriage in his first soliloquy?

Rank
Gross
Incestuous
All of these

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All of these



Literature: The Classics: Latin Literature
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3. Name the most important Roman writers of comedies.

Cicero-Lucilius
Plautus-Terence
Terence-Lucanus
Propertius-Tibullus

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Plautus-Terence



Literature: Hamlet: Hamlet - Bodies, bodies, everywhere...
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4. How did Claudius murder Hamlet's father?

He didn't. Gertrude did.
In a sword duel.
By pouring poison into his ear while he slept.
By stabbing him in the back.

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By pouring poison into his ear while he slept.



Literature: Literary Terms & Quotes: Book Quotes
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5. "Tom, I've a notion to skin you alive!"

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Treasure Island
To Kill a Mockingbird

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer



Literature: Antony and Cleopatra: "Antony and Cleopatra"
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6. What does Antony order Eros to do?

Kill Octavius
Commit suicide
Kill Cleopatra
Kill him (Antony)

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Kill him (Antony)



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Antonios
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7. Antonio is to Bassanio as Antonio is to ? Which of the following creates the strongest comparison?

Proteus
Prospero
Leonato
Sebastian

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Sebastian



Literature: Children's Literature: Harry Potter vs. Mythology
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8. Who is also known as the god/goddess of wisdom?

Minerva McGonagall
Severus Snape
Albus Dumbledore
Rubeus Hagrid

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Minerva McGonagall



Literature: Mixed Literature: Name That Author
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9. "Murder on the Orient Express", "The Mousetrap", "Death on the Nile".

Edgar Wallace
Isaac Asimov
Agatha Christie
Carl Hiaasen

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Agatha Christie



Literature: Canadian Literature: Name that Canadian Author
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10. Which Manitoban wrote "The Tin Flute", "The Hidden Mountain", and "Garden in the Wind"?

M. L. Booker
Margaret Lawrence
Gabrielle Roy
Rodney McMillan

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:23 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Trivia: Facts about the Presidents
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1. Who was the only President to resign?

Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter

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Richard Nixon



World: U.S. Commercials: Jingles, Slogans and Mascots
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2. "Silly Rabbit, _____ are for kids."

Kix
Fruit Loops
Fruity Pebbles
Trix

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Trix



World: French: Qu'est-ce Que C'est?
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3. If you were in a French class, and the teacher said 'Mettez vos cahiers sur les bureaux', what did she tell the class to do?

Sit up straight and face forward.
Write the answer on the next page.
Put your notebooks on your desks.
Place your hands on your lap.

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Put your notebooks on your desks.



World: Naval Forces: Navy Jargon
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4. A favorite trick to pull on new sailors was what?

Mail buoy watch.
Finding a jar of relative bearing grease.
Getting the key to the steam chest.
All of these.

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All of these.



World: Italian: Gli animali
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5. How do you say "l'elefante" in English?

elephant
monkey
leopard
marmot

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elephant



World: London Underground: London Underground Tube System
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6. On the Tube map of London what two lines are coloured light and dark shade of blue?

Northern & Jubilee Lines
Central & Metropolitan Lines
Victoria & Picadilly Lines
District & Circle Lines

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Victoria & Picadilly Lines



World: Latin: Latin Lives!
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7. Who hasn't served on a committee at one time or another? What is the Latin term for a committee charged with dealing with one specific task?

Ad hominem
Ad hoc
Ad lib
Ad infinitum

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Ad hoc



World: Famous Trials: The Michael Jackson Trial 2005
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8. Which unusual outfit did Michael wear to court one day, after being ordered to rush to the court from hospital?

His 'Billie Jean' outfit
His Speedos
His pyjamas
His Silver Sequined glove

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His pyjamas



World: Supreme Court: U.S. Chief Justices
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9. A defender of States rights and Slavery, who wrote the “Dred Scott Decision?”

Roger Taney
Anthony Kennedy
David Souter
John Paul Stevens

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Roger Taney



World: Esperanto: More Beginner's Esperanto
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10. "Bona" is the Esperanto adjective meaning "good". To make a word denote the direct opposite of its root meaning, the prefix "MAL--" is used. What does "malbona" mean in English?

bad
not bad
so-so
friendly

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bad
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:57 pm

Trivia

World: Motorcycles: The 2004 Honda CRF 100
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1. What colour is the chain guard?

Black
Red
White
Yellow

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Black



World: Aviation: U.S. Aircraft History
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2. In the early 1930s, Boeing, Lockheed, and Trimotors, were the top three aircraft manufacturers. The owner of Trimotors decided to get out of the business and quit. Who was this person?

Harry Truman
Henry Ford
Al Capone
Rogers Hornsby

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Henry Ford



World: Aviation: U.S. Aircraft History
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3. The U.S. Army Air Corps became the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941. When did the USAAF become the completely independent U.S. Air Force?

1947
1954
1951
1957

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1947



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

Chad
Cambodia
Canada
Cameroon

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Canada



World: Codes & Time.Zones: Countries and Internet Domain Extensions: III
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5. Which country uses "pw" as their internet domain extension?

Panama
Palau
Papua New Giunea
Portugal

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Palau



World: European Union: The Seats of the European Union Institutions
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6. Which European Union institution has seats in three cities: Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg?

European Commission
European Parliament
European Council
European Court of Justice

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European Parliament



World: Eisenhower, Dwight: Dwight Eisenhower
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7. In 1957, into what city did Eisenhower order federal troops to ensure the safety of black students who had enrolled at a previously all-white high school?

Montgomery, AL
Little Rock, AR
Baton Rouge, LA
Jackson, MS

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Little Rock, AR



World: Auto World: A Car Flake's Trivia Quiz II
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8. What is the full name of the man who gave his surname to the late, lamented Oldsmobile?

Otto J.Olds
Ransom Eli Olds
Jungen Olds
Fairfax Montgomery Olds

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Ransom Eli Olds



World: Esperanto: Esperanto for Beginners
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9. In Esperanto, what are "unu", "du", and "tri"?

"mother", "father", and "son"
"one", "two", and "three"
"the father", "the son", and "the holy ghost"
The three basic variations of Esperanto

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"one", "two", and "three"



World: Asian Cultures: Korean Kulture
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10. In Korea, if you see what looks like a swastika on a building, it is probably what kind of place?

Korean Klu Klux Klan meeting hall
Buddhist temple
Fireworks wholesaler
Memorial honoring Korean veterans who fought the Nazis in WWII.

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Buddhist temple
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:15 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 ....?

Paris
Ghent
London
Versailles

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Versailles



History: Asian: 20th Century Middle East
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2. What does the P.L.O. stand for?

Powerful Liberation Organization
Population Limiting Organization
Palestine Liberation Organization
Palestinian Limitation Organization

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Palestine Liberation Organization



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1950 Americana
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3. Which oft-married Hollywood actress took her first of many husbands in May of 1950?

Elizabeth Taylor
Greer Garson
Lucille Ball
Ava Gardner

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Elizabeth Taylor



History: Famous Dates: The Big Story Today Is...
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4. 29 September, 1979. Edgar coming to from the Phoenix Park, Dublin.Ladies and Gentlemen. There must be a million people young and old, packed into this park. The country is at a standstill. Why did this happen?

Alien landing
US Presidential visit
Papal visit
UK Royal visit

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Papal visit



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1961 Americana
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5. Less than three months into his presidency, John Kennedy became embroiled in a botched Cuban invasion attempt. What was the name of the place where this occurred?

Bay of Blood
Bay of Pigs
Bay of Tears
Bay of Havana

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Bay of Pigs



History: World War II: Some Crucial Battles of WWII
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6. Here's an easy one. The invasion of north-west Continental Europe by Americans, English, and Canadians.

Battle of Falaise
The Invasion of Normandy
Operation White Coast
Dieppe

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The Invasion of Normandy



History: Yugoslavia (Former): Slavic Names of Cities near former Yugoslavia
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7. Now to Italy. What is the Italian town of Gorizia called in Slovenian?

Postojna
Gorica
Idrija
Gradiska

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Gorica



History: Belgian: Belgium in the XXth and XXIst Century
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8. Which Belgian city organised the Olympic Games in 1920?

Ghent
Liege
Antwerp
Brussels

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Antwerp



History: U.S. History: The Liberty Bell
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9. Supposedly the bell was rung on July 8, 1776 to announce what?

Accension to the throne by King George III.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The First Continental Congress.
The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.



History: German: Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic
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10. What was the name of the German parliament?

Der Anschluss
Die Nationalversammlung
Der Reichstag
Der Nürnberger Parteitag

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Der Reichstag
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Movies

Movies: Name It - Easy: Match The Plot
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1. A super spy from the 1960's is frozen and brought back to life in the 1990's to fight his nemesis. What comedy movie series is this?

Ace Ventura Series
James Bond Series
Austin Powers Series
Indiana Jones Series

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Austin Powers Series



Movies: Which Movie - Tough 10: Quotes From A Few Movies
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2. 'That's right, Iceman... I am dangerous.'

Top Gun
Aces
Iron Eagles
Alan Quartermaine and the Lost City of Gold

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Top Gun



Movies: Players - Average 10: One Role, Two Actors
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3. Tom Selleck starred in a movie about Christopher Columbus. What actor played Columbus in a movie that was released at about the same time?

Yves Montand
Hurd Hatfield
Dirk Bogarde
Gerard Depardieu

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Gerard Depardieu



Movies: Kids and Animated Mixture: Disney Character Voices
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4. In 'Mulan', whose provided the voice for Mushu?

Eddie Murphy
Martin Lawrence
Steve Martin
Chris Rock

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Eddie Murphy



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: Gone to the Pictures 02
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5. Which 1977 film had the working title 'Watch the Skies'?

Jaws
Alien
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Battle of Britain


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Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Movies: Dunst, Kirsten: Kirsten Dunst's Movies
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6. 1999 movie with Michelle Williams and Dan Hedaya, about 2 girls wandering away from their class trip to the White House to try to find President Nixon:

Dick
The '70's
Mr. President
American Graffiti

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Dick



Movies: Name It - Tough +/-10: Film Plots Mixture
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7. A business man drifts slowly into madness after getting caught in a traffic jam. He really wants to get back home.

Year Of The Dragon
Falling Down
Bound By Honour
New Jack City

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Falling Down



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: Random Movie Quiz
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8. He didn't write the screenplay, but he wrote the book about this clown that terrorized a small town in Maine. Who was he?

Dean Koontz
Stephen King
Stephen Hawking
Clive Barker

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Stephen King



Movies: Schwarzenegger, Arnold: Arnie Quotes
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9. What movie is this from. 'I let him go'?

Predator
Commando
True Lies
Terminator

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Commando



Movies: Name It - Very Easy: Name That Movie
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10. What movie is about a sing-song young lady who is banished from the abbey and becomes a nanny for some kids who need to learn how to have fun?

'The Sound Of Music'
'Cats'
'Guys and Dolls'
'The Phantom of the Opera'

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'The Sound Of Music'
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