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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:18 pm

History

History: Disasters: World Disasters
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1. What are hurricanes called in the Far East?

tidal waves
tornado
typhoons
Tropical Wave




History: Vietnam War: VietNam, The Jungle
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2. What is the name of the route used by North Vietnam to infiltrate troops and supplies into the South?

The Trail
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Southern Trail
Freedom Trail




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

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




History: U.S. History: Are You Familiar with the New Deal?
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4. The New Deal programme had three main aims, which were what?

Pauperisation, Unemployment, Crisis
Relief, Empowerment, Economic Boom
Relief, Recovery, Reform
Power, Protection, Prohibition




History: 1920s History: Hear the Twenties Roar!
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5. In 1927, an unknown airmail pilot did what no man had succeeded at before. He flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Everyone knows the pilot was Charles Lindbergh. But, do you know the name of his plane?

The Kitty Hawk
The Spirit of Entreprise
The Enola Gay
The Spirit of St. Louis




History: Mixed Bag: General Historical Topics 1
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6. Which liner was sunk by a German U-Boat during the First World War, killing several Americans and strongly bolstering the pro-war lobby in the United States?

Britannic
Titanic
Lusitania
Olympic




History: 1990s Nostalgia: 90s Fads (American)
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7. What is the name of the company that brings us Beanie Babies?

Ty Inc.
By Inc.
Gy Inc.
Cy Inc.




History: 1950s Nostalgia: Early Blooming Boomers: The Early Years (American)
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8. My parents purchased their first new (as opposed to previously owned) car in 1952. It was a Ford. How much did it cost?

About $4,000
About $2,000
About $6,000
About $8,000




History: World War I: World War I: How and Why It Happened
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9. There was one more cause for the start of how World War I. What lit the "powder keg in Europe"?

The sinking of the Lusitania
Genocide
Trench warfare
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand




History: Medieval History: The Code of Chivalry
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10. One thing demanded by the Code of Chivalry was what?

that the knight serve meals at dinnertime
that the knight give money to his feudal lord
that the knight teach other young knights-to-be
that the knight fight bravely for his feudal lord
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:31 am

I'm pretty sure that questions 3 & 4 have already been asked in a different quiz. :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:26 am

poohcarrot wrote:I'm pretty sure that questions 3 & 4 have already been asked in a different quiz. :?
I'm sure they have. As I pointed out in an earlier post, they seem to have a random selector for the quizzes and sometimes you get repeating questions.

On the plus side, the more you play the more you are likely to win. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:39 pm

Literature

Literature: Poetry: For Poetry Lovers
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1. "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye know on earth and all ye need to know." In which of Keats' odes are these lines found?

Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode to Autumn
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode to Melancholy




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

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




Literature: Plays: A Raisin in the Sun
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3. Who is the last person to leave the apartment at the end of the play?

Beneatha
Walter
Mama
Ruth




Literature: Mixed Literature: My Favourite Books
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4. 'Peter Pan'. What was the name of the dog who thought it was a nurse?

Mama
Nana
Dada
Papa




Literature: Mystery & Detective Fiction: Where Can I Find A Detective?
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5. Who lives in a brownstone on West 35th Street, New York? (Hint: the top floor consists of orchid-growing rooms).

Perry Mason
Philip Marlowe
Ellery Queen
Nero Wolfe




Literature: Chinese Literature: Romance of the Three Kingdoms
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6. Which of the following warriors is not related to the other three?

Ma Su
Ma Chao
Ma Teng
Ma Dai




Literature: Authors and their Works: Authors' Dedications
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7. Who, in 1936, dedicated a murder mystery “to my many archaeological friends in Iraq and Syria”?

Margery Allingham
Dorothy L. Sayers
Agatha Christie
Ngaio Marsh




Literature: Young Adult Fiction: Young Adult Battle of the Books
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8. In what book does a girl named Leslie drown when she swings across a creek on a rope and hits her head on a tree branch?

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", by J.K. Rowling
"The Golden Compass", by Philip Pullman
"Walk Two Moons", by Sharon Creech
"Bridge to Terabithia", by Katherine Paterson




Literature: Chinese Literature: "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Part 3
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9. What legendary event happened at the Battle of Dingjun Mountain?

Huang Zhong defeated Xiahou Yuan
Guan Yu defeated Cao Cao
Xiahou Yuan defeated Huang Zhong
Cao Cao defeated Liu Bei




Literature: Canadian Literature: Name that Canadian Author
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10. Whose published works include "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", "Literary Lapses", and "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich"?

Robertson Davies
Stephen Leacock
Barbara Nimmo
Sir Arthur Currie
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:19 pm

Trivia

World: U.K. Politics: Politics UK
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1. Which of the following are British political parties?

The Green Party
The Liberal Democrats
All of them
The Scottish National Party




World: Italian: Italian Colors
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2. Come si dice "verde" in inglese?

red
orange
blue
green




World: French: Time in French
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3. How would you translate into English the following expression: 'Zut! J'ai un rendez-vous avec Madame Albert a dix heures cinq!'

Oh no, the back tire on my bike went flat, so now I'm going to miss my appointment!
Darn, I missed my appointment with Madame Albert!
Shoot! I have a meeting with Madame Albert at 10:05!
Oops, Madame Albert's watch is 15 minutes fast.




World: Museums & Art Galleries: Cities of the World's Most Famous Museums
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4. Finally a museum with an English name! Where is the Tate Gallery?

New York and Boston
London and Liverpool
Chicago and St Louis (Missouri)
Vancouver and Calgary




World: U.S. Commercials: Popular Slogans 1
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5. What slogan did McDonald's introduce in 2004? (Hint: It's a jingle)

Have it your way.
The fire's ready.
Eat fresh.
I'm lovin' it.




World: Flags of the USA: United States Flags
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6. This flag has a blue background with a white square outside of the blue and finally a red square on the edge as bordering. In the center of the flag stands a buffalo with the state emblem on it.

Iowa
Kansas
Wyoming
Nebraska




World: Italian: Gli animali
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7. How would you say "l'orso bianco" in English?

purple bear
brown bear
polar bear
black bear




World: India, Languages of: Colours in Hindi
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8. Narangi – This colour is also the name of a fruit.

Red
Brown
Grey
Orange




World: World Leaders: World Leaders
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9. While the empire is mostly faded memories, she and her country demanded and received respect on the world stage. What country did Margeret Thatcher rule with an 'iron' glove?

United Kingdom
India
Canada
South Africa




World: Business World: Buying and Selling on eBay
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10. Where is the eBay warehouse?

Nigeria
EBay does not have a warehouse
San Jose, California
New York City
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:51 pm

Trivia : Harder

World: Global Trivia: World Stuff
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1. In what present day country would you find the ancient ruins of Machu Pichu?

Mongolia
Brazil
Peru
Italy




World: President's Families: America's Royal Family
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2. What was the nickname for Rose Kennedy's father, John Fitzgerald, once the mayor of Boston?

Fitzie
Honey Fitz
Johnny
Honey John




World: Presidential Trivia: Facts About US Presidents
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3. Which president served the shortest time in office?

William H. Harrison
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley




World: U.S. First Ladies: Interesting Facts About First Ladies
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4. Who initiated the inaugural ball?

Frances Cleveland
Letita Tyler
Julia Grant
Dolley Madison




World: Dutch: Dutch 101
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5. Which is the number 16?

Nul
Achttien
Zestien
Twintig




World: Egyptian Politics: World Leaders - Anwar Sadat
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6. With whom did Sadat plot the coup of the Egyptian government?

Yasir Arafat
Muammar Qaddafi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Gamal Abdel Nasser




World: Global Trivia: Middle East Knowledge
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7. A very large percentage of Jordan's population are of _______ origin.

Armenian
Chaldean
Druze
Palestinian




World: Auto World: Cars 1
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8. A company called Stutz made a sportscar called the 'Bearcat'. How many people did it seat?

2
5
4
6




World: Spanish: 'Espanol' Animals
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9. This 'fish' lives in {oceans}; several species include tiger, nurse, and great white.

Tiburon
Atacan
Agudo
Salida




World: Italian Politics: Italian politics
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10. What Italian former Prime Minister died in Tunisia after having been convicted of corruption?

Benito Mussolini
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Giulio Andreotti
Bettino Craxi
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Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:17 pm

Sjoerd is going to find number 5 very hard! :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:07 pm

It´s zestien :wink: Dutch isn't hard :P
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Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:10 pm

Even I got that one Sjoerd! :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:12 pm

Told you Dutch isn't hard :P
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Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:31 pm

Would you start up a how to count and ask simple questions in Dutch?

Then at least I can get the beers in (of interest to Sjoperd) and ask the taxi driver to take me to the hotel etc etc. :oops:

(Sadly lacking in the Dutch Department).
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:32 pm

sure :wink: Do you think learning Dutch counts as a game? :P
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:04 pm

meerkat wrote:Then at least I can get the beers in (of interest to Sjoperd) and ask the taxi driver to take me to the hotel etc etc. :oops:

(Sadly lacking in the Dutch Department).


Or even Sjoerd, I think the all important phrase you are looking for is

twee biertjes dan

Sjoerd3000 wrote:sure :wink: Do you think learning Dutch counts as a game? :P


I think learning languages is a great game, I don't remember them for long after I need them but I do like the challenge.
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Postby meerkat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:09 pm

I hate going to a country where I can't speak at least the basic things like "Why have I been arrested?" and "Where is the British Consul?" :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:11 pm

meerkat wrote:I hate going to a country where I can't speak at least the basic things like "Why have I been arrested?" and "Where is the British Consul?" :lol:

OK this one I needed Google translate for :D

Waarom heb ik gearresteerd? Waar is de Britse ambassade?

My usual question at this point is how many dollars do I have to keep putting into your hand before you let me go/ do what I want?

This however is unlikly to work in The Netherlands
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