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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:07 pm

I got eight - I missed the Metallica one as well. :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:07 pm

History

History: World War II: World War 2 in General
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1. Italy decided to join Hitler's march of conquest in June 1940. Which Italian dictator was calling the shots?

Ruini
Umberto II
Mussolini
De Gasperi




History: Famous Dates: When In The World I
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2. Columbus sets sail to find a new route to Asia:

1492
1502
1482
1612




History: World History: History 106
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3. Which of the following summarizes what happened to Germany after World War One?

Germany had to pay several billion dollars in reparations to France and Belgium
Germany gained a large area of Russian territory
France annexed the Rhineland
It was blown to smithereens




History: Cuban Missile Crisis: The Cuban Missile Crisis
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4. What military action did Kennedy eventually take?

Set up more missiles in Western Europe
A naval blockade of Cuba
A naval blockade of the USSR
He did nothing




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?

hula hoop
poodle skirt
Frisbee
merry-go-round




History: Ancient History: World History Made Simple: 2900 - 800 B.C.
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6. The legendary Hsia (also spelled Xia) dynasty arose in this area around 2205 BC.

Japan
China
Eastern Mediterranean
Mesopotamia




History: Gettysburg: The Battle of Gettysburg
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7. The Confederate troops known as the "Tigers" were from which state?

Georgia
Alabama
Tennessee
Louisiana




History: Mixed Bag: Famous Firsts
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8. Who was the first person to sucessfully fly non-stop, solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

Wilbur Wright
Amelia Earhart
Charles Lindbergh
Orville Wright




History: USA in the 20th.Century: Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 1
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9. Who said "here I come to save the day"?

Quick Draw McGraw
Tom Terrific
Mighty Mouse
Popeye




History: Persian Empire: Ancient Persia
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10. Which mythical animal, with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, was depicted in Persian architecture?

Griffin
Centaur
Ibex
Ramshush
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:41 pm

1. Mussolini
2. 1492
3. Germany had to pay several billion dollars in reparations to France and Belgium
4. A naval blockade of Cuba
5. hula hoop
6. China
7. Louisiana
8. Charles Lindbergh
9. Mighty Mouse
10. Griffin
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Postby Beyond » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:49 pm

Had to check the Lindbergh question.
I've been studying the WW2 and Cold War all weekend so 1 and 4 were easy.
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Postby captainmeme » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:58 pm

Hey Tony - I've done a history quiz for a church fundraiser, and wanted to test it out here... Can I put it on this thread or should I start a new one?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:59 pm

captainmeme wrote:Hey Tony - I've done a history quiz for a church fundraiser, and wanted to test it out here... Can I put it on this thread or should I start a new one?
Maybe starting a new thread might be best. :wink:
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Postby captainmeme » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:59 pm

Okay.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:38 pm

Literature

Literature: Merchant of Venice: Do You Know "The Merchant of Venice" Story?
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1. Which of Portia's suitors asks not to be disliked for his colouring?

The Prince of Morocco
Bassanio
The Prince of Arragon
The Neapolitan Prince




Literature: War Literature: All Quiet on the Western Front
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2. Who is the Corporal who torments the recruits in training camp?

Kantorek
Corporal Himmelstoss
Albert Kropp
Katzinsky




Literature: Merchant of Venice: The Merchant of Venice
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3. Who is the merchant of Venice?

Bassanio
Antonio
Lorenzo
Gratiano




Literature: Literature Before 1900: Great Literature Miscellany
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4. Charles Dickens died before completing this novel.

A Tale of Two Cities
A Christmas Carol
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Great Expectations




Literature: Mixed Literature: Titles From My Bookshelf
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5. Which novel describes a team of scientists in a secret laboratory trying to find a cure for a deadly microorganism from space?

"It Came From Outer Space"
"Outbreak"
"The Andromeda Strain"
"The Puppet Masters"




Literature: German Literature: German Literature, c. 1600-1740
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6. The 17th century saw the writing of many new hymns in the Protestant churches, usually with excellent music. Which of these was a hymn writer?

Paul Gerhardt
They all wrote hymns
Martin Rinkart
Joachim Neander




Literature: Science Fiction: Dystopias in Literature
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7. William Nolan's "Logan's Run" depicts a society that finally found a solution to the problem of overpopulation. What is that solution?

All members of society except a select few are subject to mandatory sterilization
Children of the lower classes are provided as food for the upper classes
All members of society must commit suicide when they reach a certain age
All males must serve as soldiers in a war with an artificially high death rate




Literature: Science Fiction: Rulers of the Realm In Literature
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8. Lessa, F'lar and Robinton are only a few of the various leaders of what planet?

Pern
Majipoor
Gramayre
Peytabee




Literature: Children's Literature: Harry Potter vs. Mythology
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9. Who holds the name of the daughter of Helen of Troy?

Luna
Parvati
Hermione
Lily




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

Valentine's Day
Midsummer's Eve
Mid-winter
Early spring
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:04 pm

1. Which of Portia's suitors asks not to be disliked for his colouring?

The Prince of Morocco
Bassanio
The Prince of Arragon
The Neapolitan Prince


Nasty Portia.... its not easy to stay inside the lines!
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:17 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I got 10/10 today.
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:17 pm

Not 10/10, but I'm not bad at shakespeare & Logan's Run rocks! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:14 pm

World Trivia : Easier

World: U.S. Politics: Who was in the 2000 Cabinet?
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1. Who was the Secretary of Defense?

Hollie West
Josiah Bartlet
William Cohen
Oscar Mayer




World: French: What's the Weather in France?
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2. What could you expect if the forecast was for 'beau temps'?

nice weather
snow
heat
ice




World: Airports & Airlines: Airline Geography
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3. TEAL ( Tasman Empire Airways Limited ) was based where ?

New Zealand
England
Canada
Holland




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

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




World: Unusual Laws: Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber Laws
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5. Which of these are actual laws in the cities of California?

Hermosa Beach: One may not show their buttocks while on a playground
Baldwin Park: You are not allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool
All of these
Arcadia: Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, INCLUDING driveways




World: RMS Titanic: The Sinking Of The Real 'Titanic'
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6. What was the name of the shipping line associated with 'Titanic'?

White Star
White Lines
White Dove
White Elephant




World: U.S. Commercials: Popular American TV Commercials
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7. "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking" is the slogan for what brand of wrist watch?

Timex
Casio
Bulova
Citizen




World: Auto World: Parts Counter 2
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8. Why do you bleed your brake system after installing anything to it?

To spill out some of the dirty fluid
To find any leaks in the system
So that the auto supply store can sell you some brake fluid
To make sure you have no air bubbles in the system




World: World Leaders: Identify the World Leader: 2004
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9. Due to the landslide victory of the Labour Party in the 1997 British General Election, this 43 year old son of a barrister and lecturer became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812.

Margaret Thatcher
Neville Chamberlain
John Major
Tony Blair




World: Roads & Highways: Eisenhower US Interstate System
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10. In what state is the highest elevation that an interstate is at located?

California
Alaska
Colorado
Montana
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Postby captainmeme » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:20 pm

Tonyblack wrote: World: World Leaders: Identify the World Leader: 2004
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9. Due to the landslide victory of the Labour Party in the 1997 British General Election, this 43 year old son of a barrister and lecturer became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812.

Margaret Thatcher
Neville Chamberlain
John Major
Tony Blair


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Postby deldaisy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:06 am

:D :D Thats just mean Tony.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:56 pm

Trivia - Harder

World: Filipino: Bisaya!
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1. Let's say you are in Cebu and spot a fantastic locally-made guitar you wish to purchase. What phrase would come in useful?

Palihog lingkod
Tag-pila ni
Dili ko
Mu-adto mo sa pista?




World: World Languages: Latin & Spanish
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2. What is the English equivalent of Spanish "aqui" and Latin "hic"?

water
his
there
here




World: European Union: The EU 25
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3. Which country refused to join the European Economic Community when it was founded in 1957 but then changed its mind and had to apply three times before finally being admitted?

Norway
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom




World: Campaigns & Elections: American Third Party Presidential Campaigns
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4. Which of the following third party or independent candidates received the most electoral votes for president?

George Wallace in 1968
Strom Thurmond in 1948
Millard Fillmore in 1856
Ross Perot in 1992




World: President's Families: Kennedys in Politics
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5. Which of the following is a correct statement about California Governor and Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger's relationship to the Kennedy family?

His mother-in-law is JFK's sister
His wife is Edward Kennedy's daughter
His father-in-law is JFK's brother
His wife is Robert Kennedy's daughter




World: US Colleges: New Hampshire Colleges
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6. Which one of these is the name of a New Hampshire school?

Saint Mark's
Saint Anselm's
Saint John's
Saint Jude's




World: Presidential Assassinations: Assassination Attempts on U.S. Presidents
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7. Franklin D. Roosevelt, was almost killed by Giuseppe Zangara. Zangara was angry at what capitalism represented, and he hated people who were better off than him. He originaly planned to kill which president?

Harding
Hoover
Coolidge
Wilson




World: Kennedy, John F.: JFK: The Suspects
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8. Organized Crime: Judith Exxner has been identified as a woman who apparently had a relationship with both JFK and with this mob leader.

Johnny Roselli
Santos Trafficante
Carlos Marcello
Sam Giancana




World: Gaelic: Irish Gaelic Placenames
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9. "Knock" ("cnoc") is "hill" in Irish. "Knockalough" is a "hill near a lake". "Knockatober" is a "hill near a well". Which of the following coloured hills is a "red hill"?

Knockroe
Knockgorm
Knockglass
Knockbane




World: Auto World: Parts Counter 2
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10. 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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