Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:53 pm

Music

Music: Lead Singers: Guys in Bands
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1. Name the band who sang 'Burning Down the House' and 'Psycho Killer'.

The Church
The Replacements
Talking Heads
The Alarm

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Talking Heads



Music: Music from 1961: Top 40 Hits for 1961
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2. 'If I see you tomorrow on some street in town. Pardon me if I don't say 'Hello' (hello)'

'A Little Bit of Soap'
'Walk Right Back'
'Walk on By'
'Will You Love Me Tomorrow'

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'Walk on By'



Music: Comedy: Parody Songs!
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3. "I'm Slim Shady and yes I'm real brainy... I talk like Peter Brady and yes it's irritating... I know you're saying Slim Shady please shut up, please shut up..."

Nate Dogg
Eminem
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Limp Bizkit

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Eminem



Music: Mixed Lyrics: Do You Know Your Lyrics?
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4. Bumped your head, if not for me you'd be________'?

dead
hurt
brain dead
bloody red

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dead



Music: 1970s Music: Do You Know Your 70s Music?
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5. Van McCoy told us to do......

The Bus Stop
The Double Strut
The Chicago Loop
The Hustle

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The Hustle



Music: Which Band?: Famous Rock Frontmen
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6. Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Slayer
Iron Maiden
Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath



Music: Which Song Is It: Oldies Lyrics Trivia
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7. 'I'm just mad about Saffron. Saffron's mad about me.'

'My Girl'
'It's in His Kiss'
'One Fine Day'
'Mellow Yellow'

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'Mellow Yellow'



Music: Name the Singer: Mixed Country Music Songs
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8. Who sings 'I Left Something Turned On At Home'?

Trace Adkins
Brooks and Dunn
Travis Tritt
Bryan White

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Trace Adkins



Music: Classical Music: 20th Century Art Music
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9. Which one of Olivier Messiaen's works was composed in a German concentration camp?

Quartet for the End of Time
Colours of the Celestial City
From the Canyons to the Stars
Turangalila

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Quartet for the End of Time



Music: Finish The Lyric: Complete the Love Song Lyric
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10. Bryan Adams: "You know it's true, everything I do, I do it for ____"?

my mama
Groucho Marx
you
her

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you
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:14 pm

History

History: War History: Contemporary Military History
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1. Who did Japan battle in the Sino-Japanese War?

Italy
China
Austria
Spain

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China



History: Russian: Russia in 1917
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2. Who was the 'Mad Monk' that influenced the Tsar's family?

Raskolnikov
Prince Lvov
Rasputin
Clysti

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Rasputin



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
W.C. Fields
Myrna Loy
Mickey Mouse

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Mickey Mouse



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Things That Changed the World
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4. How many were killed at the Pentagon as a result of the 2001 terrorist attack?

184
712
2713
1465

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184



History: Disasters: Disasters in the U.S.
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5. Which ship caused a disaster in the U.S. in 1989?

Exxon Valdez
Cape Angelina
Mariano II
Highlander

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Exxon Valdez



History: World History: World History Made Simple - 753 BC - 3 AD
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6. What Roman engineering feat, dating from around 144 BC, allowed the city of Rome to be supplied with water?

Reservoirs
Canals
Aqueducts
Underground pipes

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Aqueducts



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1956 Americana
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7. On April 19, 1956 American screen actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier in a highly publicized wedding. Where did the ceremony take place?

Paris
Monaco
Philadelphia
Rome

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Monaco



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

Castro caps
Nehru jackets
De Gaulle denims
Tito tennis shoes

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Nehru jackets



History: 2000s History: It Happened In 2002
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9. Science: On which planet did NASA's space probe find signs of huge water ice deposits in May 2002?

Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Mercury

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Mars



History: Mixed Bag: General History Quiz
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10. The name Caesar had been for long, symbol of power, and became a title in the Roman Empire . The word Kaiser comes from Caesar. What other monarch had a title derived from "Caesar" ?

khan
sheik
tsar
pacha

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tsar
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:56 pm

Literature

Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare and More
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1. Who wrote the famous song, 'Greensleeves'?

William Shakespeare
No one knows for sure
Ben Jonson
Christopher Marlowe

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No one knows for sure



Literature: Midsummer Night's Dream: A Midsummer Night's Dream Quiz
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2. Who does Titania fall in love with as the result of the magic potion?

Oberon
Bottom
Theseus
Lysander

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Bottom



Literature: Othello: Othello
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3. ' I will snare so great a fly as Cassio' ..so says Iago and the plot begins. Cassio has a weakness that Iago exploits. this weakness is...

Gluttony
Gambling
Drink
Laziness

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Drink



Literature: Plays: Do You Know This Play?
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4. Shakespeare writes about Antonio who has borrowed money from Shylock. Shylock now wants his 'pound of flesh' and Antonio's life. Antonio's friend Bassanio and his lady love Portia must save Antonio from death. Can they?

Twelfth Night
As You Like It
The Merchant of Venice
All's Well that Ends Well

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The Merchant of Venice



Literature: Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar
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5. What is Brutus's flaw in the play?

He has little patience
his shrewdness
naive
he believes in Astrology

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naive



Literature: Hamlet: Hamlet
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6. What are Hamlet's last words?

"Now cracks a noble heart"
"The drink was poisoned"
"The readiness is all"
"The rest is silence"

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"The rest is silence"



Literature: Poetic Quotes: Pieced-Apart Poems
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7. You turn to page six and read, 'Rage ---- ------ the dying -- --- light (Dylan Thomas)'. Which one of these poems does this line appear in?

'The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower'
'And Death Shall Have No Dominion'
'Fern Hill'
'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'

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'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'



Literature: Macbeth: Macbeth
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8. In what country was Macbeth's home?

Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales

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Scotland



Literature: Mixed Literature: Pretty Easy General Literature Quiz
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9. Which Roald Dahl book was about a child prodigy unwanted and unloved by her parents?

'The Twits'
'Matilda'
'The BFG'
'George's Marvellous Medicine'

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'Matilda'



Literature: Famous First Lines: Guess the book by reading these first few lines
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10. "There lived not long since, in a certain village of La Mancha, the name whereof I purposely omit, a gentleman of their calling that used to pile up in their halls old lances, halberds, morions, and such other armours and weapons."

Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Love In The Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
El Cid (Original author unknown)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

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Don Quixote (Cervantes)
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Trivia

World: Aviation: Famous Aircraft in History
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1. This plane was designated the HK-1, it was made of wood and flown only once by its owner. Howard Hughes.

Swoose
Gossamer
Enola Gay
Spruce Goose

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Spruce Goose



World: Business World: Bizarre Products
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2. Last of all, the granddaddy of all bizarre products! Which avian ornament is required for the bizarre lawn?

A rubber duck
A nodding woodpecker
A plastic robin
A pink flamingo

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A pink flamingo



World: Watergate: Watergate--The Fall of Richard M. Nixon
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3. Spiro Agnew resigned over a scandal that occurred while he was governor of what state?

Maryland
Vermont
California
Idaho

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Maryland



World: Presidential Trivia: Facts about the Presidents
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4. Who served the longest time as President?

William H.Taft
William H. Harrison
Grover Cleveland
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin D. Roosevelt



World: U.S. Commercials: 20th Century Advertising Icons
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5. Who was the cool cat hyping Cheetos cheese puffs?

Charles
Chester
Chandler
Clyde

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Chester



World: Hebrew and Yiddish: Everyday Yiddish
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6. What would a "yenta" most likely do?

Punch you
Scream
Gossip
Roll eyes

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Gossip



World: Auto World: Parts Counter 2
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7. Here's a gimme. What does the "SS" stand for in Camaro SS?

Super Show
Speed Sport
Special Sport
Super Sport

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Super Sport



World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: John C. Calhoun
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8. In what state was Calhoun born?

Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia

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South Carolina



World: Business World: Buying and Selling on eBay
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9. Which of these is sold on eBay?

Clothing
Real estate
Books and music
All of these

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All of these



World: Military Matters: All Things (British) Military
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10. The RAF make extensive use of the 'Fat Albert'. What aircraft does this nickname refer to?

C130 Hercules
Tristar
VC10
C17

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C130 Hercules
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:56 pm

Trivia

World: Welsh: Memories of a Day Long Ago
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1. A nice easy one now. We carry on to Pont Newydd. What is the meaning of this name in English?

Bridgetown
Newport
Newbridge
Newtown

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Newbridge



World: Colleges & Universities: Universities around the World
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2. The Al-Azhar University is one of the oldest operating universities in the world. Where in the world is this university?

Saudi Arabia
Palestine
Iran
Egypt

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Egypt



World: Castles: Mysteries of Rennes Le Chateau
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3. Who is credited with making a spectacular discovery at Rennes Le Chateau?

Chuviere
Bertrand
Sauniere
Valois

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Sauniere



World: Buildings & Landmarks: Stonehenge: Historical and Etymological Aspects
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4. You're taking a Stonehenge guided tour. You keep hearing technical terms, the meanings of which you are not entirely sure. You keep seeing big rocks. Which of the following means "big rock"?

Menhir
Orthostat
Megalith
Trilithon

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Megalith



World: Volkswagen: Volkswagen MKII GTi / Golf
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5. How many generations have there been so far for the Golf/Gti model until the 2000s?

5
4
3
2

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4



World: U.S. Politics: American Politics of the 1970s
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6. When did Richard Nixon resign the presidency?

April 3, 1974
August 9, 1974
July 5, 1973
September 18, 1973

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August 9, 1974



World: Aviation: Commercial Air Disasters 1988-98
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7. Airline crashes in the '80s, '90s and today are often solved by information provided by this very important item from the aircraft.

CDU - Control/Display Unit
FD - Flight Director
HSI - Horizontal Situation Indicator
DFDR - Digital Flight Data Recorder

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DFDR - Digital Flight Data Recorder



World: World Leaders: World Leader 2005
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8. Robert Mugabe was president of which African country in 2005?

Zambia
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe



World: Corporations: Which American Company Am I?
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9. Which American company's headquarters are located at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, part of Silicon Valley?

IBM
Symantec
Apple
Hewlett-Packard

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Apple



World: Presidential Trivia: Presidential Common Bonds
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10. Madison, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and this President all faced a similar challenge as this President. Who?

Monroe
Hayes
Hoover
Wilson

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Wilson
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:27 pm

Movies

Movies: Awards and Festivals: And the SFX Award Goes to . . .
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1. Let's take a look at the year 1978. Which movie won the SFX award back then?

Heaven Can Wait
Days of Heaven
Superman
The Deer Hunter

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Superman



Movies: Oscars - 2003: 75th Annual Academy Awards
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2. Which film won the award for Best Visual Effects?

Chicago
Spider-Man
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers



Movies: AFI Awards: Lalibean's Awesome AFI Quiz
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3. The last movie on the list is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and its star proved to be a surprising musical talent. Can you name the star?

Edward G. Robinson
James Cagney
Jimmy Stewart
Cary Grant

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James Cagney



Movies: Degrees - Very Easy: 10 Degrees of Bill Murray
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4. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in this movie alongside Matt Damon, who plays psychotic killer in this blood curdling thriller.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Psycho
Memento
The Princess Diaries

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The Talented Mr. Ripley



Movies: Name It - Easy: Name The Famous Movie
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5. With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, a young hobbit named Frodo begins a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring.

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Hobbit
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

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The Fellowship of the Ring



Movies: Literary Movies: A Dickens of a Film
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6. The years are flying by. It's 1968 and we are treated to a musical version of 'Oliver Twist'. Lionel Bart's musical adaptation, 'Oliver' stars Mark Lester in the title role and Ron Moody as Fagin. But who portrays the fearsome Bill Sikes?

Oliver Reed
Jack Wild
Leonard Rossiter
Harry Secombe

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Oliver Reed



Movies: Which Movie - Tough 10: Movie Quote Paradise
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7. "And I really do want world peace."

Bring It On
Sweet Home Alabama
Two Weeks Notice
Miss Congeniality

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Miss Congeniality



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

starfish
fish
jellyfish
anemone

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fish



Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: 10 Degrees of James Caviezel
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9. Boyd Kestner and James Caviezel are in this 1997 movie about a woman (Demi Moore) entering the Navy SEALS program.

Private Benjamin
Stripes
She's in the Army Now
G.I. Jane

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G.I. Jane



Movies: Common Titles: Movies - One Through Ten
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10. One of my favorite comedies of the 1980s was the film 'Three Amigos'. Which of these actors was not among the title three?

Martin Short
Dana Carvey
Chevy Chase
Steve Martin

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Dana Carvey
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:02 pm

Music

Music: Music Theory: Music Theory for Beginners
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1. What does the top number of a time signature mean?

Which note gets one beat
How many beats per measure
How many beats a quarter note gets
How many minutes the song will take to play

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How many beats per measure



Music: Writers & Producers: Famed Producers I: The Neptunes
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2. The Neptunes were responsible for one of this rapper's most popular hits "Hot in Herre." What is the name of the rapper?

Murphey Lee
Nelly
P.Diddy
50 Cent

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Nelly



Music: Music from 1967: 1967 - Everybody Look What's Going Down
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3. "You'd be like heaven to touch I wanna hold you so much At long last love has arrived And I thank God I'm alive You're just too good to be true"

I Remember You
There Will Never Be Another You
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
The More I See You

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Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You



Music: Music from 1980: BRI's Top Ten Hits for 1980
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4. What was the #8 hit of the year 1980? "Won't you take me to, ______________? Won't you take me to, _______________?"

Xanadu
San Jose
Funkytown
Heaven

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Funkytown



Music: Music from 1963: BRI's Top Ten Hits of 1963
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5. What was the #9 hit for the year 1963? (This part is spoken before the song.) "He went away, And you hung around and bothered me every night. And when I wouldn't go out with you, You said things that weren't very nice."

He's So Fine
My Devotion
Sentimental Journey
My Boyfriend's Back

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My Boyfriend's Back



Music: Who Sang This: Rock Lyrics - Mystery Word #51
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6. Who sang these lyrics: "Through the storm we reach the shore; you give it all but I want more. And I'm waiting for you, with or without you."?

The Beach Boys
L7
U2
Timbuk3

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U2



Music: Names in Songs: Songs About Girls
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7. Which group sang the song "Mrs Robinson"?

Fleetwood Mac
The Chrystals
The Police
Simon and Garfunkel

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Simon and Garfunkel



Music: Something in Common: Gender Benders
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8. "Love put me wise to her love in disguise She had the body of a venus Lord, imagine my surprise." Who sings about a dude who looks like a lady?

Pavement
Rush
Aerosmith
Cake

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Aerosmith



Music: Disney Music: Disney Princess Songs
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9. Which famous princess sang 'Whistle While You Work'?

Pocahontas
Meg
Snow White
Mulan

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Snow White



Music: Lyrics Mixture: Finish the Lyrics
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10. "Hey Mr.Dj, put a _________, on I wanna dance with my baby". Finish the lyrics.

cd
not listed
casette
record

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record
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:13 pm

History

History: 1960s History: The Late 1960s
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1. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a guru of what?

Transcendental Meditation
Indonesian Cooking
Experiential Telepathy
Rebirthing

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Transcendental Meditation



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Do You Remember 1951?
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2. What was the last name of the American spies, Julius and Ethel,who were convicted in 1951?

Philby
Blunt
Burgess
Rosenberg

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Rosenberg



History: Holocaust: World War II -The Holocaust
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3. What was the largest concentration camp?

Treblinka
Majdenek-Lublin
Chelmno
Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Auschwitz-Birkenau



History: World History: General History
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4. Which Norman defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?

Herbert the Invader
Simon Le Bon
William the Conqueror
Erik the Red

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William the Conqueror



History: Texas History: Exploration of Texas
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5. Which explorer landed on the coast of Mexico in 1519 and went inland toward the Aztecs?

Moscoso
DeLeon
Pineda
Cortez

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Cortez



History: Austrian: Mighty Monarchs VI (Austria)
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6. In 1276 AD Rudolf I, Holy Roman Emperor, took over possession of the Duchy of Austria. It would remain in his dynasty's possession til 1918 AD. Which dynasty was it?

Hohenzollern
Saxe-Coburg
Hohenstaufen
Hapsburg

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Hapsburg



History: Slavery in America: Slavery in America
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7. What is the definition of overseer?

a plantation supervisor who watched over and directed the work of others.
a plantation supervisor that watched for traffic.
a slave that watched over the master's children.
the master's wife that watched the slave in the kitchen.

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a plantation supervisor who watched over and directed the work of others



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1967 Americana
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8. On August 29, 1967, Dr. Richard Kimble's four year seach ended. Whom or what had he been seeking?

James Earl Ray
Flu vaccine
Fred Johnson
Source of the Nile

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Fred Johnson



History: 1970s Nostalgia: Remembering the 70s - 1976 Americana
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9. After the end of the Vietnam War, Hanoi became the capital of the unified country. What name was given to Saigon, the former capital of South Vietnam?

Ho Chi Minh City
Viet Cong City
Tet City
Bok Choy City

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Ho Chi Minh City



History: U.S. History: U.S. History Viewed from Britain
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10. Who is known as the 42nd President of the U.S.A.?

Andrew Johnson
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
Abraham Lincoln

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Bill Clinton
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:17 pm

Literature

Literature: Stephen King: Oversimplified Stephen King stories
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1. An innocent man is sent to prison and eventually makes his escape.

The Green Mile
Gerald's Game
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Desperation

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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption



Literature: Literary Characters: Lit Characters
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2. In Carson McCullers' 'the Heart is a Lonely Hunter,' four very different people are drawn to bare their souls in some sense or other to one man. What word, in part, describes him?

rich
domineering
thrifty
mute

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mute



Literature: Science Fiction: Classic Science Fiction Novels
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3. What is the title of the 1962 Anthony Burgess novel in which a Beethoven-loving juvenile delinquent convicted of murder is programmed to find both violence and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony physically repulsive?

Time Out of Joint
Brave New World
Camp Concentration
A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange



Literature: Literature Before 1900: More Literature, Generally Speaking
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4. Who wrote 'Under Milk Wood'?

Dylan Thomas
Terence Rattigan
Harold Pinter
Samuel Beckett

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Dylan Thomas



Literature: Literary Terms & Quotes: Word Origins from Literature
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5. In psychology, one theorist has described what he calls an 'Icarus complex', based on the mythological character, Icarus. Who was the father of this mythological figure?

Phaethon
Perseus
Daedalus
Theseus

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Daedalus



Literature: Authors and their Works: LesserKnown Works and Authors
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6. 'Barnaby Rudge' is the product of a prolific writer

Charles Dickens
Thomas Wolfe
Edgar Allan Poe
Thomas Mann

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Charles Dickens



Literature: Latin American Literature: Latin American Literature
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7. Which hero of the South American Independence is the main character of a novel written by Garcia Marquez?

Guillermo Brown
Jose de San Martin
Simon Bolivar
Bernardo O'Higgins

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Simon Bolivar



Literature: Mixed Literature: AP Book Or Not An AP Book?
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8. Which of the following would NOT be part of an AP English curriculum?

The Great Gatsby
A Light In The Attic
Moby Dick
Uncle Tom's Cabin

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A Light In The Attic



Literature: Poetry: 16th - 18th Century British Poetry
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9. Who is perhaps most famous for his 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'?

Thomas Gray
William Cowper
Oliver Goldsmith
Robert Burns

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Thomas Gray



Literature: Poetry: You Know More Poetry Than You Think!
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10. "On the eighteenth of April, in seventy-five Hardly a man is now alive______________"

who was there then
who remembers that famous day and year
those who are still battle and strive
none of them are yet alive

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who remembers that famous day and year
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:11 pm

Trivia

World: License Plates: German Number Plate Codes
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1. If a car's number plate starts with the letter 'B', where does the driver live?

Bonn
Berlin
Bochum
Bottrop

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Berlin



World: Early Presidents: Early American Presidents
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2. What was George Washington's occupation before he became a soldier?

lawyer
surveyor
doctor
architect

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surveyor



World: Flags of the USA: Make Sure To Fly Your USA Flag
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3. A very important slain civil rights leader is honored by his own holiday. On Jan. 21, we should fly the flag in honor of whom?

George Washington Carver
Abe Lincoln
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcom X

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Martin Luther King, Jr.



World: Japanese: 'Waku Waku' Japanese Onomatopoeia
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4. The 'waku waku' in the title of this quiz might describe how you feel on the plane as you head off on your first trip to Japan. It means...

completely bored
fast asleep
ravenously hungry
thrilled and excited

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thrilled and excited



World: President's Families: Children of U.S. Presidents
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5. Which president was the father of Caroline and John?

Bush
Kennedy
Roosevelt
Johnson

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Kennedy



World: Presidential Assassinations: The Kennedy - Lincoln Connection
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6. Lincoln was killed in Ford's Theatre; Kennedy was killed in what kind of car?

Ford (Lincoln)
Chevy
Chrysler
Plymouth

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Ford (Lincoln)



World: Stock Exchange: Kiss Your Broker Good-Bye
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7. When choosing where to invest your hard-earned money, which of the following should you consider?

Risk tolerance
Tax consequences
Time horizon
All of these

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All of these



World: Air Forces: U.S. Military Aircraft
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8. Which of the following was the name of the Lockheed C-5?

Buzzard
Sea Legs
Starlifter
Galaxy

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Galaxy



World: Esperanto: Esperanto for Beginners
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9. Here are some basic Esperanto words: "blua", "telefono", "ne", "granda", "insekto", "libera", "fakto", "alta". What letter do all Esperanto nouns end in?

I
E
A
O

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O



World: UK Commercials: Old UK Television Ads
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10. Who used the slogan "If you see Sid, tell him"?

Guinness
Yorkie
Old Spice
British Gas

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British Gas
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:02 pm

Trivia

World: Politics: Whose Politically Engendered Quotes Are These?
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1. Who in the 1800's said, "Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people."?

Cecil Rhodes
Henry James
Oscar Wilde
Vladimir Lenin

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Oscar Wilde



World: European Cultures: The Viking Legacy
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2. Which of these cities has a Norse name?

Liverpool
London
York
Dublin

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York



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Nineteenth-Century American Politicians
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3. Which of the following people was not one of the "Immortal Trio"?

Daniel Webster
Henry Clay
John Calhoun
John Quincy Adams

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John Quincy Adams



World: Polish: Polish up your Polish
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4. How do you say "he is hungry" in Polish?

on jest glodny
ty jestes glodny
ona jest glodna
one sa glodne

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on jest glodny



World: Airports & Airlines: Airports And Airlines Of The World
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5. Which country are you in, if Malev is the national airline?

Sweden
Poland
Hungary
Portugal

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Hungary.



World: Dutch: Test je Nederlands!
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6. In welk land spreekt men geen Nederlands als standaardtaal?

The Netherlands
None of the above
Belgium
Germany

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Germany



World: Global Trivia: Nothing Is What It Seems!
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7. Which city has more Irish people (or people of Irish descent) living in it than any other in the world?

Dublin
New York
Belfast
London

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New York



World: Russian: Everyday Russian Phrases
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8. What is the Russian equivalent of 'Cheers!' ?

Spaseebo
Kak Dela
Vashe Zdarovye
Dobri Dyen

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Vashe Zdarovye



World: Estonian: Country Names in Estonian
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9. There is a country that Estonians call Leedu. Which of these is it?

Lichtenstein
Russia
Latvia
Lithuania

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Lithuania.



World: Naval Forces: Salty Language: U.S. Navy Slang
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10. John is quite proud of being a snipe. He tells you, "They were going to make me a titless Wave, but I refused to strike for it." What is a "titless Wave?"

A Signalman
A Boatswain's Mate
A Yeoman
A Navy midshipman

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A Yeoman
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:13 pm

History

History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 1
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1. What former estate of Robert E. Lee's became a National Burial Ground for US soldiers?

Manassas
Quantico
Arlington
Washington and Lee

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Arlington



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Events of the 60s
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2. In 1968, who honeymooned on the yacht Christina?

Jackie and Ari Onassis
Mick Jagger
John Lennon
Huntley Brinkley

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Jackie and Ari Onassis



History: Frauds & Hoaxes: Great Hoaxes, Fixes & Frauds in American History
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3. Who rather famously (and infamously) raved, quite falsely, that he had a list of 205 Communist Party members in the State Department?

Sen. Joseph McCarthy
Sen. Jesse Helms
Sen. Barry Goldwater
Sen. John Stennis

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Sen. Joseph McCarthy



History: January February March: What Happened on January 3rd?
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4. The New York Yankees purchased which slugger on Jan. 3rd, 1920?

Jason Giambi
Yogi Berra
Babe Ruth
Lou Gehrig

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Babe Ruth



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - American Consumer Products
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5. What products did Hazel Bishop make?

TV Dinners
Cosmetics
Men's clothing
Televisions

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Cosmetics



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1950 Americana
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6. 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: Ancient History: The Second Punic War
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7. What was the name of the famous general who lead the Carthaginian army?

Hannibal Lector
Hannibal Barca
Hasdrubal
Hamilcar Barca

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Hannibal Barca



History: Old West: Famous Gunfighters of the Old West #2
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8. Who killed the infamous, trigger-happy gunfighter William Bonney?

John Chisum
Dave Rudabaugh
Pat Garrett
William Brady

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Pat Garrett



History: Mixed Bag: General History Quiz
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9. The name Caesar had been for long, symbol of power, and became a title in the Roman Empire . The word Kaiser comes from Caesar. What other monarch had a title derived from "Caesar" ?

sheik
khan
pacha
tsar

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tsar



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

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

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All of these reasons
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:57 pm

Movies

Movies: Taglines - Average: Let's Play Tag: Movie Tag Lines 2000
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1. "Space will never be the same" is one tagline for this 2000 movie starring Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Donald Sutherland, and some other veteran stars. And the movie is . . .?

Space Cowboys
Red Planet
Mission to Mars
Men in Black

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Space Cowboys



Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: Star Link 001
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2. Hugh Grant was in what movie with Julia Roberts?

Notting Hill
Hook
Stepmom
Pretty Woman

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Notting Hill



Movies: Foreign Mixture: Unique Bollywood
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3. This superstar was imprisoned after a man was killed by his rash and careless driving in Mumbai. Who is he?

Salman Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Amitabh Bacchan
Bobby Deol

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Salman Khan



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 10 Degrees of Steve Buscemi
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4. Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas were in which movie together?

Cliffhanger
The 13th Warrior
Assassins
Four Rooms

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Assassins



Movies: Players - Tough +/- 10: Can You Guess?
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5. I fell in love with a valley girl. I had my face removed. I had a rude awakening of what my life could have been like. Who am I?

Tom Cruise
John Travolta
Nicolas Cage
Brad Pitt

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Nicolas Cage



Movies: Grab Bag - Easy: Movie Pairs
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6. Popeye has always loved Olive Oyl. Who brought this classic cartoon couple to the live action big screen?

Steve Martin and Gilda Radner
Billy Crystal and Debra Winger
Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall
Tom Hanks and Annette Bening

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Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall



Movies: Players - Average +/- 10: Which Actress Played These Characters? Part II
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7. Who played Stella Payne, Bernadine Harris, Lornette "Mace" Mason and Tina Turner?

Whoopi Goldberg
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Jada Pinkett Smith

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Angela Bassett



Movies: P: Bill Paxton Movies
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8. Bill played an astronaut who got sick in space and didn't know whether he and his crew would make it back to Earth alive. Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon co-starred in this film directed by Ron Howard.

The Travellers
Apollo 13
The Evening Star
Ghosts of the Abyss

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Apollo 13



Movies: People Themed Groups: "Black Hawk Down" Actors - Other Common Movies 2
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9. Jason Isaacs, William Fichtner and Steven Ford were in this 1998 movie about two space shuttles, containing oil drillers, being sent to stop an asteroid from hitting the earth.

Deep Impact
Armageddon
The Andromeda Strain
The Core

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Armageddon



Movies: Same Word Titles: Last One In Is A Rotten Egg!
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10. Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas try to protect the two Munro daughters (Madeleine Stowe and Jodhi May) from Magua during the French and Indian War, in this movie based on a James Fenimore Cooper novel.

The Last of the Brave
The Last of the Mohicans
To the Last Drop of Blood
The Last Butterfly

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The Last of the Mohicans
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:48 pm

Music

Music: Christian Music: Songs Without Words (For Kids!)
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1. "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, _________, and white..."

green
black
purple
orange

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black



Music: Christian Music: Amazing Grace
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2. "...bright shining as the __________..."

Son
snow
stars
sun

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sun



Music: Rigoletto: Verdi's "Rigoletto"
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3. During the party another angry man enters. This time it is the heartbroken father of a girl who has been dishonored by the Duke. What is the name of this man?

Borsa
Count Almaviva
Marullo
Monterone

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Monterone



Music: Clarinet: Clarinet Essentials
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4. What is the function of the ligature?

To hold music in place for marching band players
To tune clarinets
To hold the reed in place on the mouthpiece
To shave reeds that are warped or too thick

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To hold the reed in place on the mouthpiece



Music: 1960s Music: Back to the 60s
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5. Which of the following songs associated with letters is sung by a woman?

To Sir With Love
P. S. I Love You
Sealed with a Kiss
The Letter

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To Sir With Love



Music: 1960s Music: Once Upon the 60s
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6. "Once upon a time, that little girl was mine. If I'd been true, I know she'd never be with you..." What song is this from?

Take Good Care of My Baby
Have I The Right?
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Run to Him

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Take Good Care of My Baby



Music: Opera: Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro"
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7. How does Cherubino escape from the Countess' room before the Count returns?

He jumps from the window into the garden.
Through a secret passage in the wall.
He forces the lock.
He goes out the window and sneaks along the ledge.


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He jumps from the window into the garden.


Music: Women in Music: Divas To Remember Part II
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8. Which diva had the original hit "Lady Marmalade"?

Diana Ross
Chaka Khan
Aretha Franklin
Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle



Music: Country Lyrics: Modern Country Songs First Lines 2
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9. "I've been up to my neck working six days a week" This is the first line of what song?

I Hate Work
The Impossible
Vacation
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem

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No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem



Music: Music Word Play: Quizmaster- music
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10. Frank....?, recorded the song "Joe's Garage"?

Zappa
Zimmerman
Zane
Zackery

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Zappa
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Re: Daily Quiz

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History

History: Civil War: Civil War
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1. What nationally known Union officer was killed on May 24th 1861 after pulling down a Confederate flag from atop a Virginia boardinghouse?

Colonel Elmer E.Ellsworth
Nathaniel Lyon
General Felix Zollicoffer
General James Ledlie

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Colonel Elmer E.Ellsworth



History: Slavery in America: Slavery in America
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2. What is the definition of overseer?

a slave that watched over the master's children.
the master's wife that watched the slave in the kitchen.
a plantation supervisor that watched for traffic.
a plantation supervisor who watched over and directed the work of others.

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a plantation supervisor who watched over and directed the work of others.



History: Cold War: Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps
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3. Who officially canned the 'Star Wars' plans in 1993 (although they were resurrected by George W. Bush in 2001)?

Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Boris Yeltsin
Bill Clinton
Madeline Albright

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Bill Clinton



History: Civil War: Americans at War with One Another
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4. What two important figures on opposite sides during the Civil War were born barely 100 miles apart and within 8 months of each other.

Richard Ewell and George Meade
James Longstreet and William T. Sherman
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
A. P. Hill and George McClellan

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Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis



History: 1980s Nostalgia: It Happened in the 80s
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5. Who was murdered by a deranged fan outside his apartment building in 1980?

Peter Sellers
John Lennon
Arthur Ashe
River Phoenix

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John Lennon



History: The Great Depression: The Great Depression in America
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6. As soon as he was in office, FDR immediately launched an economic program to try to boost the US economy and to give hope to discouraged Americans. What was this?

The New Treaty
None of these
FDR's Plan
The New Deal

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The New Deal



History: October November December: Remember, Remember, What Happened in November?
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7. Which of Queen Elizabeth II's children married on 14th November 1973?

Princess Anne
Prince Charles
Prince Edward
Prince Andrew

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Princess Anne



History: Old West: Legends of the West: The Sundance Kid
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8. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, along with their outlaw associates, became known collectively as 'The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang', and also by which of the following names?

The Mad Posse
The Dalton Gang
The Wild Bunch
The Savages

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The Wild Bunch



History: Cold War: Cold Warrior
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9. In 1948-49, the city of Berlin was blockaded by Soviet forces. How were the French, US and British sectors of the city supplied?

They received no supplies during the blockade
By Air
By River
By the Soviet Forces

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By Air



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

John Thompson
Francis Scott Key
Perry Mason
Ben Matlock

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Francis Scott Key
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