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Postby DaveC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Literature

Literature: Stephen King: Simplified Stephen King Short Stories
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1. Residents of a small Maine town get trapped inside a supermarket by a force they cannot really see.

Here there be Tygers
For Owen
The Monkey
The Mist



Literature: Literature by Region: British and American Lit
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2. Which boy in 'Lord of the Flies' is constantly whining about his 'auntie', asthma, and 'specs'?

Piggy
Simon
Ralph
Stampy




Literature: Mixed Literature: From Books to Movies
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3. Which of these Best Picture winners was NOT based on a book?

Braveheart
Schindler's List
The English Patient
Silence of the Lambs




Literature: Famous First Lines: One Liners of Literature
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4. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.'?

Oliver Twist
A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield
1984




Literature: Midsummer Night's Dream: A Midsummer Night's Dream Quiz
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5. Who says the last line of the play?

Puck
Flute
Theseus
Bottom




Literature: Othello: Othello
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6. ' 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...

Drink
Laziness
Gambling
Gluttony




Literature: Authors and their Works: Authors
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7. What famous author wrote 'Gone With The Wind'?

John Steinbeck
Lorraine Hansberry
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Margaret Mitchell



Literature: Henry V: Henry V
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8. Who is the old friend of Henry who does not appear in the play but who dies during it?

Nym
Scroop
Bardolph
Falstaff




Literature: Literary Characters: The Ten Most Famous Literary Characters
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9. Tarzan. The name instantly calls to mind wild, untamed, primitive man. Author?

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Hervey Allen
William Golding
Anthony Hope




Literature: Poetry: Forms of Poetry
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10. This poem is written as a lament, usually over the loss of a person. What is it called?

Senyru
Villanelle
Elegy
Haiku
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Postby meerkat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:16 pm

Resonably uncertain no 2 is Piggy. Otherwise I got them all.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:26 pm

Dave didn't get all of his right. :P
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Postby DaveC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:54 pm

I thought I knew half. The others were guesses, forgot about 2. :(
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:07 pm

Trivia

World: US Colleges: Where in the U.S. are these colleges?
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1. Brown University, Bryant College, Providence College, Roger Williams University?

New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Virginia
Vermont




World: Pierce, Franklin: Franklin Pierce (Not Hawkeye)
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2. What state was Franklin Pierce born in?

New York
Maryland
Delaware
New Hampshire




World: Air Forces: Various U.S. Aircraft, Aircraft Ordinance, and Air
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3. Which of the following aircraft is the Lockheed Martin Corporation's Fighting Falcon?

F-16
F-14
F-15
F/A-18




World: Hebrew and Yiddish: Everyday Yiddish
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4. You're almost home when your dad accidently misses the turn off the highway. Your mom turns to him and goes, "You schlemiel!" What is she saying?

You fool!
You dork!
You missed the turn!
You stink!




World: World Languages: Latin & Spanish
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5. What is the English equivalent of Spanish "la ventana" and Latin "fenestra"?

sharp
wind
window
fense




World: The Law: New Zealand Legal Ages
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6. At what age in New Zealand, can a person legally buy alcohol?

21
18
16
20




World: Presidential Assassinations: The Kennedy - Lincoln Connection
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7. Each man (while in the White House) had children die. How did Kennedy's child die?

In an accident
By overdose
In combat
Shortly after birth




World: Grant, Ulysses S.: Ulysses S. Grant
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8. What town was put under siege in Mississippi by Grant's troops?

Biloxi
Jackson
Vicksburg
Starkville




World: World Leaders: World Leaders
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9. Hmm, let's see here. Stared down a world power, championed his people, who then rewarded him by making him their leader. Yes, that's pretty good. To what country did Lech Walesa return its pride?

Georgia
Poland
Latvia
Luxemburg




World: U.S. Commercials: What product am I?
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10. What beverage has the slogan "Got _________?" The blank is the product, and the product is used on cereal. This product is produced on farms.

Milk
Soda Pop
Water
Orange Juice
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Postby meerkat » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Yay! It WAS Piggy!
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:33 pm

meerkat wrote:Yay! It WAS Piggy!
'course it was! Piggy had more sense than the rest of them put together. Great book. :D
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Postby meerkat » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:37 pm

Ooh, do you think so? Perhaps it's cos I'm a girl, but I found it so boring! Had to do it for English Lit amongst other books, (John Donne will never be understood by me!), It was boring and I was in to Star Trek big time! I told the lecturer this in my summary of the book and lo, I got a good mark! Perhaps she thought so too!
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:52 pm

:lol: It was one of those metty-for thingies. A comment on how society breaks down when you take away order.

There's nothing like having to read a book for an exam to put you off. :lol:
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Postby meerkat » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:18 pm

Yep, and it was Lord of the Flies.
what was odd though, when we had to read our favourite passage from any book nearly half of us, all adults, read the Firework sequences from the Hobbit/Lord of the rings.
Gandalf should have opened a firework factory. He'd have made a mint!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:22 pm

Trivia

World: Chinese: Chinese Tones
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1. What are the tones for: 'bing (soldiers, army) bu (no, not) yan (to dislike, detest) zha (deceit)'?

4, 2, 4, 1
4, 1, 1, 4
1, 4, 4, 4
1, 2, 1, 1




World: Political Science & Philosophy: Basics of Political Science I
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2. Karl Marx is a name oft uttered within the hallowed halls of political science departments throughout the world. Who was Marx's famous writing partner on works such as 'The Communist Manifesto'?

John Locke
Friedrich Engels
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Ernest Gellner




World: Turkish: Turkish Delight!
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3. If your boyfriend or girlfriend says to you 'Seni çok seviyorum' what are they saying?

You are very pretty
Would you like to get married
Please get me a drink
I love you very much




World: French: Famous French Acronyms
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4. If you’re interested in scientific research, then this French acronym is for you.

SA
CRS
CNRS
SICAV




World: Special Forces: Everything Hard Corps, U.S. Marine Corps
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5. The U.S. Marine Corps is composed of two Fleet Marine Forces. Where are they based?

Flordia and Califiornia
Florida and Washington, D.C.
New York and Florida
Norfolk, Virginia, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii




World: Chinese: Chinese Culture... In Chinese
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6. The first emperor of China declared himself emperor in what dynasty?

Ling
Zhou
Qin
Song




World: Greek: Ancient Greek-- The First Aorist
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7. First, an aorist with no tricks up its sleeve. Really. What is the first aorist indicative active first person singular of "keleuO"?

keleuso
ekeleusa
ekeleuon
kekeleuka




World: Dan Quayle: Dan Quayle
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8. Who did Quayle defeat to win election to the U.S. Senate in 1980?

Vance Hartke
Birch Bayh
Sherman Minton
Samuel Jackson




World: World Leaders: Women World Leaders
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9. In what year did Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, become Africa's first popularly elected woman head of State?

1990
1976
1982
2006




World: Italian: Help! I've been turned into an Italian!
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10. From the movies to "il Cinema", my name changed into Oliviero Pietra. Who can please translate me back?

Oliver Hardy
Oliver Twist
Oliver Stone
Oliver Reed
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:11 pm

History

History: World War II: World War 2 in General
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1. The scale of loss sustained in the invasion of Okinawa was so high that it lent weight for which action to bring the war to a speedy conclusion?

The execution of Emperor Hirohito
Full-scale Marine landings in Japan
The use of the atomic bomb
Massive bombing runs on Tokyo




History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 4
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2. How many veterans of the Civil War alive today?

12
70,000
0
100,000




History: Massachusetts History: Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3. Which of the following names was not represented on the original journey on the Mayflower?

Pawlowski
Carver
Howland
Fuller




History: Old West: Win The West
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4. Where in Tombstone did a famous gunfight take place?

High Noon Saloon
A Stud Ranch
Madame Diamonds Brothel
OK Corral




History: 1920s Nostalgia: The 1920s: Part II
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5. The first sound cartoon was in 1928. Can you name it?

Adventures of Donald Duck
Steamboat Willie
At Home With Mickey
Meet Bugs Bunny




History: Italian: Medici Family
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6. What trade did the Medici family deal in before they became masters of Florence?

Armour Making
Goldsmiths
Silk Weaving
Banking




History: Russian: Russian History 1905-1950
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7. Who was the Tsar in 1905?

Nicholas II
Nicholas III
Ivan the Terrible
Alexis I




History: US Colonial History: Early US Government
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8. What was the first successful English colony established in the present United States?

Jamestown
Plymouth
Roanoke
New Amsterdam




History: Medieval History: The Code of Chivalry
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9. What exactly WAS the Code of Chivalry?

a set of guidelines for the clergy
a set of guidelines for kings
a set of guidelines for peasants
a set of guidelines for knights




History: Man in Space: Apollo Bric a Brac
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10. Part of the Environmental Control System (ECS) of Apollo spacecraft consisted of renewable cartriges containing lithium hydroxide LiOH. The purpose of these was to:

Remove excess moisture from the air
Maintain cabin pressure
Act as filters to remove moon dust
Remove CO2 from the air
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Postby pip » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:26 pm

Tonyblack wrote:History

History: World War II: World War 2 in General
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1. The scale of loss sustained in the invasion of Okinawa was so high that it lent weight for which action to bring the war to a speedy conclusion?

The execution of Emperor Hirohito
Full-scale Marine landings in Japan
The use of the atomic bomb
Massive bombing runs on Tokyo




History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 4
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2. How many veterans of the Civil War alive today? Which civil war. Irelands was in 1922 so theres a few survivors .

12
70,000
0
100,000




History: Massachusetts History: Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3. Which of the following names was not represented on the original journey on the Mayflower?

Pawlowski
Carver
Howland
Fuller




History: Old West: Win The West
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4. Where in Tombstone did a famous gunfight take place?

High Noon Saloon
A Stud Ranch
Madame Diamonds Brothel
OK Corral




History: 1920s Nostalgia: The 1920s: Part II
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5. The first sound cartoon was in 1928. Can you name it?

Adventures of Donald Duck
Steamboat Willie
At Home With Mickey
Meet Bugs Bunny




History: Italian: Medici Family
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6. What trade did the Medici family deal in before they became masters of Florence?

Armour Making
Goldsmiths
Silk Weaving
Banking




History: Russian: Russian History 1905-1950
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7. Who was the Tsar in 1905?

Nicholas II
Nicholas III
Ivan the Terrible
Alexis I




History: US Colonial History: Early US Government
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8. What was the first successful English colony established in the present United States?

Jamestown
Plymouth
Roanoke
New Amsterdam




History: Medieval History: The Code of Chivalry
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9. What exactly WAS the Code of Chivalry?

a set of guidelines for the clergy
a set of guidelines for kings
a set of guidelines for peasants
a set of guidelines for knights




History: Man in Space: Apollo Bric a Brac
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10. Part of the Environmental Control System (ECS) of Apollo spacecraft consisted of renewable cartriges containing lithium hydroxide LiOH. The purpose of these was to:

Remove excess moisture from the air
Maintain cabin pressure
Act as filters to remove moon dust
Remove CO2 from the air


Think i'm right on them but last one is an educated guess
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Postby spideyGirl » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:55 pm

Tonyblack wrote:History

History: World War II: World War 2 in General
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1. The scale of loss sustained in the invasion of Okinawa was so high that it lent weight for which action to bring the war to a speedy conclusion?

The execution of Emperor Hirohito
Full-scale Marine landings in Japan
The use of the atomic bomb
Massive bombing runs on Tokyo




History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 4
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2. How many veterans of the Civil War alive today? whose civil war?

12
70,000
0
100,000




History: Massachusetts History: Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3. Which of the following names was not represented on the original journey on the Mayflower?

Pawlowski
Carver
Howland
Fuller




History: Old West: Win The West
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4. Where in Tombstone did a famous gunfight take place?

High Noon Saloon
A Stud Ranch
Madame Diamonds Brothel
OK Corral




History: 1920s Nostalgia: The 1920s: Part II
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5. The first sound cartoon was in 1928. Can you name it?

Adventures of Donald Duck
Steamboat Willie
At Home With Mickey
Meet Bugs Bunny




History: Italian: Medici Family
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6. What trade did the Medici family deal in before they became masters of Florence?

Armour Making
Goldsmiths
Silk Weaving
Banking




History: Russian: Russian History 1905-1950
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7. Who was the Tsar in 1905?

Nicholas II
Nicholas III
Ivan the Terrible
Alexis I




History: US Colonial History: Early US Government
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8. What was the first successful English colony established in the present United States?

Jamestown
Plymouth
Roanoke
New Amsterdam




History: Medieval History: The Code of Chivalry
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9. What exactly WAS the Code of Chivalry?

a set of guidelines for the clergy
a set of guidelines for kings
a set of guidelines for peasants
a set of guidelines for knights




History: Man in Space: Apollo Bric a Brac
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10. Part of the Environmental Control System (ECS) of Apollo spacecraft consisted of renewable cartriges containing lithium hydroxide LiOH. The purpose of these was to:

Remove excess moisture from the air
Maintain cabin pressure
Act as filters to remove moon dust
Remove CO2 from the air
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:45 pm

I'll let you know if you're right tomorrow. :wink:
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