Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:15 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?

Umberto II
Ruini
De Gasperi
Mussolini

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Mussolini



History: World War II: World War 2 in General
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2. Which American general was nicknamed "Blood and Guts"?

Eisenhower
Westmoreland
Patton
Bradley

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Patton



History: Disasters: World Disasters
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3. What happened to Hiroshima and Nagasaki which caused the end of World War 2?

Germany attacked with all their troops
U.S. used atomic bombs
the United Nations attacked them
France attacked them

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U.S. used atomic bombs



History: Civil War: The Civil War - Part I
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4. Which of these persons or groups were confined to the "Old Capitol Prison?"

Henry Wirz
All
Lincoln Conspirators
Rose O'Neal

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All



History: Old West: Outlaws of the American West
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5. This outlaw was born in Missouri in 1847. At the age of seventeen he rode with Confederate guerilla leader "Bloody" Bill Anderson. in 1866 he formed a gang with his brother Frank. Who was he?

Ike Clanton
Jesse James
Cole Younger
Emmett Dalton

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Jesse James



History: India: Indian History
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6. Who found the Mauryan Empire in India?

Ashoka
Chandragupta
Kanishka
Chanakya

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Chandragupta



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

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

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Palestine Liberation Organization



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1962 Americana
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8. How did Marilyn Monroe die?

Car wreck
Cancer
Plane crash
Drug overdose

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Drug overdose



History: Mixed Bag: Famous Firsts
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9. Who was the first American to walk on the moon?

Buzz Aldrin
James Lovell
Michael Collins
Neil Armstong

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Neil Armstong



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

Ben Matlock
John Thompson
Francis Scott Key
Perry Mason

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Francis Scott Key
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:44 pm

Literature

Literature: Hamlet: "Hamlet" Do you know the text ?
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1. What proposition does Polonius put to the King regarding Hamlet and Ophelia?

To leave Ophelia with Hamlet and they will both hide and watch them.
To tell Hamlet Ophelia wishes to marry Fortinbras.
To arrange a marriage between Ophelia and Hamlet,
To forbid Ophelia from ever seeing Hamlet again.

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To leave Ophelia with Hamlet and they will both hide and watch them.



Literature: Mixed Literature: Mixture of Classic Literature
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2. In the second chapter of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", what is Tom doing at the start of the chapter?

Talking with Huck
Beating up his friends
Whitewashing a fence
Getting a beating from Aunt Polly

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Whitewashing a fence



Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King - Books & Short Stories
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3. An abused woman gets her revenge on her husband, in a most unusual way...through a painting she finds at a second hand store.

Firestarter
Rose Madder
The Dead Zone
Needful Things

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Rose Madder



Literature: Poetry: Great Poetry is Timeless
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4. "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyres and gimble in the wabe; all mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe." Lewis Carroll wrote this silly poem. What is its title?

The Wabberjocky
Jabberwocky
The Jibberwicky
Horton Hears a Who

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Jabberwocky



Literature: Taming of the Shrew: "The Taming of the Shrew" quiz
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5. Who is Katherine the Cursed's father?

Hortensio
Baptista
Grumio
Lucentio

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Baptista



Literature: Poetry: Poems of Tribute
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6. What poet wrote "I have detested you long enough, Walt Whitman"?

Hart Crane
Ezra Pound
Emily Dickinson
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Ezra Pound



Literature: Literary Terms & Quotes: Book Quotes
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7. "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit."

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


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The Hobbit


Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo & Juliet – Dramatis Personae
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8. This character is the lone child of Lord and Lady Montague.

Tybalt
Juliet
Paris
Romeo

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Romeo



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo & Juliet – Dramatis Personae
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9. This character is hot-blooded and quick to anger.

Friar Lawrence
Friar John
Tybalt
Benvolio

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Tybalt



Literature: Fantasy: For lovers of fantasy
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10. In "The Hobbit" who are the two characters playing riddles in the dark?

Thorin and Balin
Balin and Bilbo
The goblins and Bilbo
Bilbo and Gollum

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Bilbo and Gollum
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:59 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. Commercials: Slogans and Catch Phrases
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1. 'It Takes A Lick'n but Keeps on Tick'n'

Alka Seltzer
Timex
IBM
Yellow pages

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Timex



World: Marketing: Anglo American Brands
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2. Find the well known cheese brand.

Crying Sheep
Llama Delight
Sarcastic Goat
Laughing Cow

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Laughing Cow



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

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

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The hotel and office complex where the burglary took place



World: Pacific Islands: Cook Island Maori
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4. If you say 'hello' in Cook Islands Maori, what do you say?

Kia orana
Fia oranga
Mia orana
Lia Martens

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Kia orana



World: Filipino: Pangasinan Nouns
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5. The weather forecast calls for "oran". What should you take with you when you go outside?

a lightning rod
sunglasses
an umbrella
snow shoes

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an umbrella



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

Bush
Kennedy
Roosevelt
Johnson

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Kennedy



World: U.S. Commercials: Slogans Slogans Slogans
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7. Who uses/used the slogan "Just do it"?

Nike
Adidas
Converse
Etnies

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Nike



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

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

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All of these.



World: Australian Commercials: Australian Breakfast Cereal Personalities
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9. Which breakfast cereal do we associate with Tony the Tiger in Australia?

Coco Pops
Frosties
Froot Loops
Honey Smacks

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Frosties



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

Ghana
Gibralter
French Guinea
Grenada

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Ghana
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:57 pm

Trivia

World: Harrison, William H.: William Henry Harrison: Old Tippecanoe
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1. During the War of 1812, which Indian leader was killed at the Battle of the Thames in 1813?

The Prophet
Osceola
Black Hawk
Tecumseh

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Tecumseh



World: Jefferson, Thomas: The 3rd US President
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2. Thomas Jefferson is the founder of which college?

Yale
College of William and Mary
University of Virginia
Harvard

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University of Virginia



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Condi Rice, Secretary of State
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3. Until midway through college, how did Condi plan to make her living?

as an Olympic figure skater
as a concert pianist
as a college professor
as a Republican politician

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as a concert pianist



World: Organizations: Narcotics Anonymous (Friends Of Jimmy K)
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4. What does "sponsorship" in NA (or any other 12 Step fellowship for that matter) primarily concern?

Membership dues
Mentoring, or guidance through Step work
Application for membership
All of these

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Mentoring, or guidance through Step work



World: U.S. Commercials: Disney Channel Original Commercials
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5. What did Corey Matthews say to break the awkward silence in "The Laugh"?

"Grey Pants!"
"Pajamas!"
"Undergarments!"
"Underpants!"

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"Underpants!"



World: RMS Lusitania: Death Ship - The Lusitania
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6. What caused the Lusitania to sink?

An iceberg
A German mine
A torpedo from a German U-boat
A bomb from a German plane

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A torpedo from a German U-boat



World: Presidential Quotes: Political Gaffes
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7. What politician has been forever branded as the man who cannot spell potato?

George Bush
Dan Quayle
George W. Bush
Al Gore

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Dan Quayle



World: European Union: Look at Us: We've Just Got Bigger
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8. What is the population of the EU following the 2004 enlargement?

555m
655m
355m
455m

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455m



World: Harrison, Benjamin: Benjamin Harrison
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9. Which of the following pieces of legislation was not passed during the Harrison administration?

Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Sherman Silver Purchase Act
McKinley Tariff Act
Interstate Commerce Act

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Interstate Commerce Act



World: Stock Exchange: Kiss Your Broker Good-Bye
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10. How many stocks make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

100
30
26
2012

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30
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:45 pm

History

History: 1980s Nostalgia: Remember 1982?
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1. Which country's population passed the one billion mark in 1982?

Brazil
India
China
Mexico

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China



History: April May June: Ten Days In June
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2. The Battle of Little Big Horn took place on June 25, 1876. What is it commonly known as?

'Custer's Folly'
'Sitting Bull's Revenge'
'Custer's Last Stand'
'The Slaughter of the 7th Cavalry'

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'Custer's Last Stand'



History: September 11, 2001: September 11, The Day That Shook The World
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3. At 10.28am, with the world watching in horror and disbelief, the north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed from the top down, prompting an evacuation order to the area south of Canal Street. Who gave the evacuation order?

Secretary of State Powell
Governor Pataki
Mayor Giuliani
President Bush

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Mayor Giuliani



History: Cold War: Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps
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4. The world teetered on the brink of a nuclear war in 1962 - what was the event that caused this?

The erection of the Berlin Wall the previous year.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Eisenhower's refusal to apologise after the 1960 U2 spy plane incident
The conviction and sentencing of the pilot of the spy plane, Gary Powers, in Russia, for espionage.

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Cuban Missile Crisis



History: German: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
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5. Which was the most famous crossing point through the Berlin Wall?

Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Beta
Checkpoint Alpha
Checkpoint Delta

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Checkpoint Charlie



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Things That Changed the World
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6. What was the name of the aircraft that dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima?

Memphis Belle
Lucky Lady
Spirit of St.Louis
Enola Gay

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Enola Gay



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1964 Americana
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7. In January, 1964, the United States Surgeon-General issued a health warning to the American public. What was the topic of the warning?

Nuclear fallout
Smoking
Fluoride
Seat belts

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Smoking



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: 20th Century Analogies
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8. Achille Ratti is to Pope Pius XI as Karol Wojtyla is to whom?

Pope John V
Pope Peter II
Pope Benedict XV
Pope John Paul II

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Pope John Paul II



History: World War I: Canada and WWI
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9. How were Canadian women involved in the war?

They worked as ambulance/truck drivers
In all of these roles
They worked in munitions factories
They worked as nurses

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In all of these roles



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:

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

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Remove CO2 from the air
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Movies

Movies: Jackson, Samuel L.: Samuel Jackson
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1. What movie did he co-star with Bruce Willis?

Die Hard With A Vengeance
Lethal Weapon
Total Recall
Speed

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Die Hard With A Vengeance



Movies: Awards and Festivals: Oscars!
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2. Who said 'I can't deny the fact you like {me;} right now, you really like me!' in her acceptance speech?

Julia Roberts
Sally Field
Susan Sarandon
Diane Keaton

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Sally Field



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Great Movie Quotes I
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3. 'I'm gonna let ya' in on a little secret, Ray. K-Mart sucks.' -- 1988

American Beauty
Midnight Run
L. A. Confidential
Rain Man

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Rain Man



Movies: Players - Tough +/- 10: Entertaining Film Stars
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4. Sean Connery played Dr. Henry Jones in which film?

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade(1989)
Family Business (1989)
Zardoz (1974)
The Russia House (1990)

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade(1989)



Movies: Name The Director: Who Directed...? (2)
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5. Who directed the 1997 film 'Good Will Hunting'?

Francis Ford Coppola
Stephen Fears
Peter Weir
Gus Van Sant

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Gus Van Sant



Movies: Oscars - Best Picture: Best Pictures of the 1940s
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6. The Best Picture of 1945 starred Ray Milland. What was the movie called?

'Dial M For Murder'
'The Lost Weekend'
'The Uninvited'
'In The Navy'

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'The Lost Weekend'



Movies: Sandler, Adam: Adam Sandler Movie Taglines
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7. 'He doesn't play golf, he destroys it' is from which of these movies?

'Big Daddy'
'Mixed Nuts'
'Happy Gilmore'
'Billy Madison'

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'Happy Gilmore'



Movies: P: Sidney Poitier Movies
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8. Who co-starred with Poitier in 'Sneakers'?

Paul Newman
Burt Lancaster
Robert Redford
Kirk Douglas

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Robert Redford



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: More of the Worst Movies Ever
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9. 'Hudson Hawk' was also a flop. Who was the star?

Richard Gere
Michael J. Fox
Robert Duvall
Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis



Movies: Same Word Titles: A 'Night' At The Movies
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10. Tim Burton produced and wrote the story of this 1993 animated feature. What was it called?

'The Nightmare Before Christmas'
'Nightmare in Wax'
'Nightmare Castle'
'Nightmare Inn'

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'The Nightmare Before Christmas'
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:01 pm

Music

Music: Drummers: The Beat Goes On
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1. An easy one! Phil Collins:

Fleetwood Mac
Genesis
Earth, Wind and Fire
Mott the Hoople

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Genesis



Music: Who Sang This: Test Your Lyric Knowledge
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2. "Here's a little song I wrote, might want to sing it note for note, don't worry, be happy."

Little Song
Don't Worry, Be Happy
The No Worries Song
Keep on Smiling

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Don't Worry, Be Happy



Music: 2000s Music: Music Hits of the 2000s Part 4
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3. What singer had hits with "There You Go", "Get This Party Started" and "Don't Let Me Get Me"?

Blue
Pink
Blackstreet
Purple Hills

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Pink



Music: Lead Singers: A - Z of Lead Singers
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4. 'R' is for 'Roxy Music' but who's the main man ?

Bryan Freely
Bryan Fairfax
Bryan Fairy
Bryan Ferry


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Bryan Ferry


Music: Ring der Nibelungen: Wagner's Ring
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5. Without the help of his royal patron, Wagner could never have afforded to compose and mount the "Ring" cycle. Name Wagner's benefactor.

Napoleon III
Charlemagne
King Ludwig II
King Victor Emmanuel

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King Ludwig II



Music: Who Sang This: Music Mixture 5
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6. Who sings "The Real Slim Shady"?

Eminem
Mystikal
Dr. Dre
Nelly


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Eminem


Music: Which Band?: Name That Band
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7. Whose album included the following songs: "Let It Rock", "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Livin' On A Prayer", "Social Disease", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Raise Your Hands", "Without Love", "I'd Die For You", "Never Say Goodbye", "Wild In The Streets"...?

TT Quick
Bryan Adams
Bon Jovi
Kiss

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Bon Jovi



Music: B Sides: Time To Play B-Sides
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8. "Put The Bone In" is the "B" side of which of these one-hit wonders? (We had joy, we had fun)

"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
"Alone Again(Naturally)" by Gilbert O' Sullivan
"Magic" by Pilot
"Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns

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"Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks



Music: Name the Song: Debut Hits for Country Singers
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9. What was Trisha Yearwood's debut single?

In Anothers Eyes
She's In Love With The Boy
Squeeze Me In
I Would've Loved You Anyways

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She's In Love With The Boy



Music: Names in Songs: Girls Names as Song Titles
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10. What song is the lyric "You came and you gave without taking, but I sent you away" a part of?

"Mandy" - Barry Manilow
"Debra" - Beck
"Amanda" - Boston
"Dear Prudence" - The Beatles

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"Mandy" - Barry Manilow
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:24 pm

History

History: French: France: Roman Empire - Modern Times
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1. During the colonial period, just prior to the French and Indian War, what other city was a primary French city in Canada, besides Quebec?

Lachine
Toronto
Montréal
Trois-Rivieres

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Montréal



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

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

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Steamboat Willie



History: April May June: Ten Days In April
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3. A dreadful list of Presidential assassinations began on April 14th, 1865, with the shooting of this great man. Who was he?

Franklin Pierce
Zachary Taylor
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln



History: World History: Treaties Which Have Changed the World
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4. Which treaty ended the World War I hostilities between the Allies and Germany?

Treaty of Utrecht
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Treaty of Frankfurt
Treaty of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles



History: Medieval History: Medieval Basics
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5. What does the latin phrase "opus dei" mean?

God's work
Jesus' Love
I love you
work harder

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God's work



History: Civil War Battles: Tony's Battle Quiz - 1st Manassas
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6. Which location was the center point of all attacks in the Battle of 1st Manassas?

The Plank Road
Robinson House
Henry House Hill
Warrenton Turnpike

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Henry House Hill



History: 1980s Nostalgia: A Look Back at 1988
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7. Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland, the victim of terrorists from which country?

United States
Libya
Saudi Arabia
Jordan

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Libya



History: Famous Dates: Important Historical Dates: Britain and America
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8. The attempt by Philip II, King of Spain, to invade England failed disastrously. In which year did he send his Armada to conquer England?

1555
1599
1588
1510

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1588



History: 1970s Nostalgia: Remembering the 70s - 1975 Americana
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9. Who was involved in the "Thrilla in Manila"?

Evel Knievel
Arthur Ashe
Bobby Riggs
Muhammed Ali

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Muhammed Ali



History: Spanish: Second Spanish Republic
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10. Which Communist leader was known as La Pasionaria?

Dolores Ibárruri
Andreu Nin
Santiago Carrillo
Carmen Polo

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Dolores Ibárruri
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:48 pm

Literature

Literature: Mixed Literature: Random Literary Trivia
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1. 'Gone With The Wind': What is the surname of Miss Scarlet?

O'Hara
Ibis
Pimpernel
Eglantine

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O'Hara



Literature: Poetry: W. B. throws a party
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2. Ezra! what are you reading? "the evening is spread out against the sky like a patient etherised upon a table"

Thomas Hardy
T.S. Eliot
Edith Sitwell
A.E. Housman

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T.S. Eliot



Literature: Literary Characters: Famous Characters in Fiction
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3. Which of these characters has a nose that functions as a lie-detector?

Peter Pan
Pinocchio
Walter Mitty
Little Lord Fauntleroy

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Pinocchio



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet
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4. What is Romeo's last name?

Escalus
Laurence
Capulet
Montague

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Montague



Literature: Fantasy: "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter"
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5. Which of the following creatures do "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" have in common?

unicorns
eldraks
hobbits
trolls

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trolls



Literature: Measure for Measure: Measure for Measure
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6. Where is this play set?

Vienna
Verona
Venice
Scotland

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Vienna



Literature: Macbeth: 9 for 10 - Macbeth
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7. Whom did Macbeth slay so that he would become king of Scotland?

Duncan I
MacAlpin
Malcolm I
Dumaine

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Duncan I



Literature: Literary Characters: Which Fictional Characters Lived Here?
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8. How typical of the nineteenth century English gentry; all I’ve got is the name of the estate, Pemberley. Whose do you think is the correct name to put on this envelope?

Mr Wickham
Mr Darcy
Mr Bingley
Mr Collins

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Mr Darcy



Literature: Love's Labor's Lost: Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost"
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9. What is the name of the kingdom where the play takes place?

Navarre
Verona
Adantia
France

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Navarre



Literature: Literary Characters: Literary Antagonists
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10. The porcine leader who seizes control of a farm after rebellion in Orwell's "Animal Farm" goes by what name?

Major
Napoleon
Mr. Jones
Moses

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Napoleon
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:00 pm

Trivia

World: Global Trivia: Death in Various Cultures
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1. In Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra,' and perhaps in history as well, with what did Cleopatra kill herself?

a poisonous snake
carbon monoxide
Antony's sword
a noose

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a poisonous snake



World: Economics: More Econ Terms
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2. A rise in the general level of prices?

inflation
payroll
raise
a very bad thing

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inflation



World: Lincoln, Abraham: Abraham 'Honest Abe' Lincoln
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3. What was the maiden name of Lincoln's wife?

Sweeney Todd
Mary Tread
Mary Tweed
Mary Todd

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Mary Todd



World: Presidential Trivia: Still Even More Presidential Facts
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4. Which US president was the lightest weight?

Abraham Lincoln
George W. Bush
John F. Kennedy
James Madison

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James Madison



World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: Aaron Burr
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5. Whom did Burr kill in a duel in Weehawken,NJ in 1804?

Andrew Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
John Randolph
Benedict Arnold

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Alexander Hamilton



World: US Colleges: University of Pennsylvania
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6. Which founding father of the United States is also the founding father of Penn?

Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Thomas Paine

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Benjamin Franklin



World: U.K. Politics: Britain and the European Union
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7. Which of the statements below best describes the United Kingdom's constitutional position as at June, 2003?

The 51st state of America
Wedged somewhere between Ireland and France
Splendid isolation
A member of the European Union

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A member of the European Union



World: World Sites: A Tomb Raider's Tour of the World
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8. OK, time to make it down to South America. You're taking some time out from your hectic life of pillaging and you decide to see one of Peru's most famous sites, a city high in the moutains. Which site would you be checking out?

Nazca Lines
Machu Picchu
Pyramid of the Sun
Tiahuanaco

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Machu Picchu



World: Lincoln, Abraham: Did John Wilkes Booth Escape?
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9. The generally accepted view is that Booth was finally cornered at which of these locations?

Ford's Theatre
Dr. Mudd's Residence
The Surratt Home
Garrett's Farm

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Garrett's Farm



World: U.S. Commercials: What product am I?
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10. This one is not a product but a phrase that was used by the Looney Tunes character when the show was over. It is "Th-th-that's all folks!" Who is famous for saying this phrase at the end of the program since since the 1930s?

Bugs Bunny
Porky Pig
Daffy Duck
Marvin the Martian

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Porky Pig
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Trivia

World: British Railways: British Railways #3
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1. The APT-P (not the APT-E) was an experimental passenger train developed in 1979 to provide faster services on the West Coast Main Line. What special feature did it have that allowed this?

It was run on magnets. At the time, British Rail wanted to replace the WCML with a maglev line.
A diesel-turbine engine
A tilting mechanism in the coaches
Two power cars and a center mounted power car that produced over 10,000 hp in operation

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A tilting mechanism in the coaches



World: Andrea Gail: Shipwreck - The Andrea Gail
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2. Who wrote the book "The Perfect Storm"?

Linda Greenlaw
Sebastian Junger
Peter Benchley
Michael Crichton

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Sebastian Junger



World: US Colleges: Where Did I Learn?
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3. Ohio State University is located where?

Columbus
Chillicothe
Akron
Dayton

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Columbus



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

Poland
Hungary
Portugal
Sweden

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Hungary



World: Dutch: Dutch Words: False Friends or True?
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5. What do you call a staircase in Dutch?

stap
staar
val
trap

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trap



World: Iraqi Politics: Quotes From Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
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6. "They are nowhere near the airport...they are lost in the _____ ...they can not read a compass...they are retarded."

streets of Baghdad
desert
sand storms
nation of Iraq

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desert



World: Naval Forces: Modern Royal Navy
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7. Which of the following is a dedicated minesweeping class?

Island
Castle
Archer
Hunt

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Hunt



World: Maritime: Tall Ships
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8. Naval artillery in the age of sail was referred to as "pounders", as in a "6-pounder", or a "12 pounder". What does this refer to?

The amount of powder used to fire that cannon.
The weight of a single ball fired from that cannon.
The weight of the cannon itself.
The amount of pulling force required to move the cannon.

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The weight of a single ball fired from that cannon.



World: Political Science & Philosophy: Libertarian Quotes
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9. "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan
Barry Goldwater
Richard Nixon

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Barry Goldwater



World: Corporations: Origins of Corporate Names
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10. The initials NCR appear on equipment and information systems found in businesses. What did "NCR" originally stand for?

Northeast Carbon Recording
Newmont, Craig, and Rogers
National Cash Register
New Castle Receiving

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National Cash Register
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Re: Daily Quiz

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History

History: Nostalgia: Fads, Fads, Fads!
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1. The item was invented by N.G. Stater in 1971. It showed up everywhere and on everything. The first item out was printed in a button (pin). What is this fad?

Happy Face
Have A Good Day
Baby On Board
Think Snow

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Happy Face



History: Civil War: My Biggest Civil War Quiz Yet!
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2. How did "Stonewall Jackson", the famous Confederate general, die?

Pneumonia
Executed
Bled to death
Shot by sniper

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Pneumonia



History: Israel: Israel - Important Events and Personalities
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3. In what year did the Israeli Six-Day war take place?

1948
1967
1956
1982

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1967



History: Old West: The Life of Jesse James
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4. When the Civil War was over, Jesse and his brother Frank went into "business" for themselves. What made them famous?

they looted and burned towns
they refused to free their slaves and murdered to keep them
they killed anyone who became a Union sympathizer
they were bandits

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they were bandits



History: Vikings: The History and Culture of the Vikings
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5. How did the longboat aid the Vikings in their pillaging?

The longboats had early ballistas on them, which were lit on fire and shot at wooden buildings from riverbanks
The longboats were small but could transport more than 500 men to land
The longboat could row in very shallow waters- therefore the Vikings could attack unprepared villages
The longboats had areas for archers to take cover at, so they could shoot at enemies at the shore

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The longboat could row in very shallow waters- therefore the Vikings could attack unprepared villages



History: WW2 Aircraft: Some Details of the Air War
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6. What was the nickname of the Messcherschmitt Me163?

Flying Pencil
Meteor
Komet
Schnell

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Komet



History: French: Scandal: The Dreyfus Affair
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7. What career path had Alfred Dreyfus chosen?

Army
Politics
Medicine
Education

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Army



History: Civil War: The Civil War - Part E
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8. What fort was fired on in 1861, thus starting the Civil War?

Fort Duquesne
Fort Pillow
Fort Henry
Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter



History: World War I: World War I: How and Why It Happened
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9. What plan did the Germans use when invading Belgium in August, 1914?

Schlieffen Plan
German Plan
Zimmermann Telegram
Belgium Letter

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Schlieffen Plan



History: Famous Dates: On This Day: VII
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10. April 22nd, 1984 saw a breakthrough in identifying a new type of human cancer, a T-cell lymphotropic virus, that without a cure would kill any human who carried it, but what was this virus?

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Actual Immune Deficiency Sarcoid
Acute Immune Digestive Sclerosis
Acquired Immune Death Sentence

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Movies

Movies: Same Word Titles: Into Every Quiz a Little Rain Must Fall
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1. Two New York cops become involved with the Japanese mafia when they escort a mafia hit man back to Japan.

Out of the Rain
Black Rain Falls
Down Came the Rain
Black Rain

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Black Rain



Movies: Winslet, Kate: The Films of Kate Winslet
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2. Which of Kate's films was set both in India and the Australian Outback?

Plunge: The Movie
Heavenly Creatures
Holy Smoke
War Game

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Holy Smoke



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Guess the Movie in Three Clues
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3. Shark meeting, dentist, and Mt. Wannahockaloogie?

Finding Nemo
Little Mermaid
Shark Tale
Fun and Fancy Free

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Finding Nemo



Movies: Something in the Title: Somebody's Something
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4. (1977) An orphaned boy's only friend is a giant, animated imaginary creature in this Disney musical starring Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney and Red Buttons.

Jackie's Dragon
Pete's Dragon
Peter's Friends
Alec's Adventures

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Pete's Dragon



Movies: Something in the Title: IHOQ (International House of Questions)
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5. Clark Griswold and family tour several countries as the grand prize 'Pig in a Poke' winners, leaving destruction, ill will and much confusion in their wake.

English Journey of Doom
Visit With Our German Relatives
European Vacation
Our Italian Jaunt

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European Vacation



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: Rblayer's 10 Movies That Scared Me Silly
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6. 'Killer Movie #3', "Se7en", just about blew me away with the twisted plotline and bloody graphics. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt were great as two cops pursuing a serial killer. Who played Pitt's wife?

Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Minnie Driver

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Gwyneth Paltrow



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Quotes from "Best Picture" Movies, Quiz 2
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7. "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'." –- 1942

It's a Wonderful Life
To Have and Have Not
Casablanca
Key Largo

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Casablanca



Movies: Taglines - Average: 2004 Summer Movie Taglines
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8. "She needs the rock to rule."

The Princess Diares 2: Royal Engagement
Little Black Book
Catwoman
Before Sunset

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The Princess Diares 2: Royal Engagement



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Quotes from "Best Picture" Movies, Quiz 4
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9. "Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect." – 1984 (Hint: In this scene Austrian Emperor Joseph II makes this comment after hearing a new Mozart composition.)

The Music Man
The Cotton Club
The Sound of Music
Amadeus

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Amadeus



Movies: T: Jennifer Tilly Quotes
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10. "Dark spirits from the grave come forth. Lift us from the black. And show us, show us the way back." (2003)

Monsters, Inc.
Home on the Range
The Haunted Mansion
Seed of Chucky

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The Haunted Mansion
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:45 pm

Music

Music: Music Theory: It's All About The Chords
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1. What are the three notes in a Cdim chord?

C, E flat, G flat
C, E flat, G
C, E, G
C, E flat, A

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C, E flat, G flat



Music: 2000s Music: Music Hits of the 2000s Part 4
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2. What singer had hits with "There You Go", "Get This Party Started" and "Don't Let Me Get Me"?

Pink
Blackstreet
Blue
Purple Hills

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Pink



Music: Christian Music: Songs Without Words (For Kids!)
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3. "The _____________, yes, that's the book for me."

K-O-R-A-N
Thesaurus
Book of Mormon
B-I-B-L-E

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B-I-B-L-E



Music: Bands and Duets: I Used To Be With The Band ...
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4. Which of the following groups was NOT represented in the Travelling Wilburys?

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Electric Light Orchestra
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones



Music: Lyrics by Decade: Lyrical Pursuit - One For Each Year 1978-2002
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5. (1982) "Rising up, back on the street, took my time, took my chances. Thats the distance now i'm back on my feet, just a man and his will to survive".

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

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"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor



Music: Opera: Puccini's 'Tosca'
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6. What does Scarpia want from Tosca in exchange for Cavaradossi's life?

children
marriage
sex
money

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sex



Music: Music from TV & Movies: Music from the movies
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7. Which of the following female artists, who all have songs on the soundtrack to "Austin Powers: Goldmember", also stars in the movie?

Susanna Hoffs
Beyoncé Knowles
Angie Stone
Britney Spears

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Beyoncé Knowles



Music: 1960s Music: Back to the 60s
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8. 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: R and B, Rap, and Hip-Hop: Rap Albums
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9. Whose album is "The Chronic"?

MC Ren
Ice Cube
Eazy E
Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre



Music: Classical Music: Surprising Facts Behind Popular Classics
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10. "Primavera" ("Spring") from "I Quattro Stagioni" ("The Four Seasons") is one of the most frequently heard classical pieces. Which Italian Baroque composer wrote this piece?

Arcangelo Corelli
Domenico Scarlatti
Allesandro Stradella
Antonio Vivaldi

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Antonio Vivaldi
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Re: Daily Quiz

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History

History: 1980s Nostalgia: 1980s Triumphs and Disasters
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1. On May 18, 1980, which volcano erupted in Washington?

Mt. Everest
Mount Washington
Kiliminjaro
Mount St. Helens

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Mount St. Helens



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remember the 60s?
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2. Cassius Marcellus Clay later became known as:

Rocky Marciano
George Foreman
Sonny Liston
Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali



History: French: French Revolution and Napoleon
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3. Which, in the following, is NOT true about Louis XVI?

Louis XVI was killed by the guillotine
Louis XVI tried to flee the country
His fleeing strengthened the loyalties the people had for him
Louis XVI was captured at Varennes

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His fleeing strengthened the loyalties the people had for him



History: Anzacs: The Last of the Anzacs
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4. Alec was given a state funeral which ended with a _______?

20 gun salute
18 gun salute
21 gun salute
16 gun salute

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21 gun salute



History: Roman History: The Raging Romans
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5. Which one of these was NOT major Roman battle?

Battle of Pharsalus
Battle of Actium
Battle of Tsushima
Battle of Cannae

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Battle of Tsushima



History: Anzacs: Anzac Day: A Sacred Quiz
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6. Which of the following can be heard at Anzac Day services?

The Last Post
Oh Great Aussie
Grim Reaper
Wangaratta Coolongatta

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The Last Post



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

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

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Relief, Recovery, Reform



History: Famous Dates: The Big Story Today Is...
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8. 29 September, 1979. Edgar coming to from the Phoenix Park, Dublin.Ladies and Gentlemen. There must be a million people young and old, packed into this park. The country is at a standstill. Why did this happen?

US Presidential visit
Papal visit
UK Royal visit
Alien landing

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Papal visit



History: World War II: Weapons of World War II
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9. The German issue side arm was the ________ .

Colt M1191
.44 Magnum
M19 Revolver
Luger

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Luger



History: China: History of Chinese Communism 1949 Onwards
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10. What term is given to the ideas of Chinese Communism?

Biaoism
Marxism
Maoism
Duxiuism

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Maoism
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