Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:42 pm

Literature

Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Criminals
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1. Wanted for: regicide, multiple homicides, conspiracy to kill. Prone to hallucination and delusions of invulnerability.

Richard III
Cassius
Macbeth
Alonzo

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Macbeth



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

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

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood



Literature: Poetry: Name That Romantic Poem
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3. "'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus!-- Why look'st thou so?'--With my cross-bow I shot the albatross."

Robert Burns
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge



Literature: Hamlet: Hamlet - Bodies, bodies, everywhere...
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4. Which one of these "Hamlet" characters wasn't even alive at the beginning of the play?

Marcellus
Yorick
Bernardo
Fortinbras

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Yorick



Literature: Mixed Literature: Literary Alphabet
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5. Which eponymous protagonist was an orphan created by Dickens?

Ophilia Rowling
Owen Princeton
Orville Owl
Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist



Literature: Ancient Greek Drama: Oedipus
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6. Who were Oedipus' real parents?

Creon and Jocasta
Laius and Antigone
Creon and Antigone
Laius and Jocasta

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Laius and Jocasta



Literature: Russian Literature: Alphabetical Russian Literature: A - L
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7. This 19th century writer laid the foundation of Russian realism. He is famous for the satirical “Dead Souls”, short story “The Overcoat”, and a narrative of Cossack life “Taras Bulba”. Who is this famous writer?

Grigorovich
Griboedov
Goncharov
Gogol

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Gogol.



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Who Said it in "Romeo and Juliet"?
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8. Who said, "These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume."

Friar Laurence
Tybalt
Romeo
Benvolio

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Friar Laurence



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Smaller Characters
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9. Which Shakespearian play includes Stephano, Adrian, Francisco, and Gonzalo amongst its characters?

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest

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The Tempest



Literature: Famous First Lines: Famous First Words
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10. Let's start with some really ancient literature: "Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans." Which book starts with this line?

Homer - "The Odyssey"
Homer - "The Iliad"
Homer- "The Batrachomyomachia"
Homer- "The Simpsons"

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Homer - "The Iliad"
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:55 pm

Trivia

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

California
Idaho
Vermont
Maryland

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Maryland



World: Auto World: Make and Model
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2. What Warner Bros. cartoon character shared its name with a Plymouth muscle car in the late 1960s and early 1970s?

Elmer
Tazmanian Devil
Roadrunner
Yosemite

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Roadrunner



World: Italian: Absurd Italian 465
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3. Il barboncino della Marchesa ha dei lenzuoli di seta nella sua camera

The Marquess' poodle has silk sheets in his room.
The Marquis' barber is having lentils for lunch.
The Marquess's boyfriend has film in his camera.
The poodle named Marco has a lens in his camera.

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The Marquess' poodle has silk sheets in his room.



World: German: False Friends
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4. "My meaning is the following..." - that's what a German native speaker might say to his boss. Of course, what he wanted to say was something different. Which German word did he falsely translate by "meaning"?

Minne
Minen
Meinung
Miene

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Meinung



World: Kennedy, John F.: The Life and Death of a President
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5. In 1940 John graduated from which university?

Princeton
Harvard
Yale
Boston

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Harvard



World: Auto World: Parts Counter 2
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6. 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


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To make sure you have no air bubbles in the system


World: Codes & Time.Zones: Countries and Internet Domain Extensions: III
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7. What is the internet domain extension for Denmark?

dm
dk
dj
dz

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dk



World: U.K. Politics: The Government of the UK: House of Lords
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8. In 2004 the House of Lords refused consent to a contentious bill that was of great importance to Labour Party backbenchers. What issue dear to some members of the House of Lords was being hotly contested?

War crimes
European parliamentary elections
Fox hunting
Sexual offenses

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Fox hunting



World: Greek: Homeric Battle Gear
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9. Though rarely employed as an actual weapon, the "pelekus" has a very memorable role in one of the most important scenes in the Odyssey. Hence, it features in this quiz. What, pray tell, is a "pelekus"?

Axe
Table
Key
Pole

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Axe



World: Supreme Court: U.S. Chief Justices
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10. Who was the first Chief Justice to preside over an impeachment of a US President?

Stephen Bryer
Salmon Chase
William Rehnquist
Anotnin Scallia

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Salmon Chase
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:56 pm

Trivia

World: Campaigns & Elections: Electoral College and Election Results
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1. Which of the following states voted for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential Election?

Iowa
Tennessee
Arkansas
Missouri

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Iowa



World: Military Matters: UK Coastguard
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2. Which Maritime Rescue Centre is located the furthest south?

MRSC Solent
MRCC Falmouth
MRCC Dover
MRCC Swansea

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MRCC Falmouth



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

brown bear
purple bear
black bear
polar bear

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polar bear



World: Currencies: Small Change
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4. Before the Euro was adopted, this country used a currency called the Lepton. 100 of these Lepta made up one Drachma. What country is this?

Greece
Turkey
Bulgaria
Cyrpus

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Greece



World: Aviation: Commercial Air Disasters 1988-98
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5. What has prevented stalls and almost definitely crashes, of commercial jetliners in the 1980s and '90s?

Aircraft stick-shaker mechanism
All of these
Automatic nose-down approaching stall
Fly-by-wire anti-stall computer system


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All of these



World: Organizations: 4-H and FFA
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6. What do the four H's stand for?

Helping the Hurting, Healing, Health
Head, Heart, Hands, Health
Helping Health Heart, Hope
Head, Hope, Heart, Health

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Head, Heart, Hands, Health



World: Maritime: Disasters at Sea
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7. Which of these disasters happened first?

Sinking of the Britannic
Sinking of the Olympic
Sinking of the Andrea Doria
Sinking of the Lusitania

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Sinking of the Lusitania



World: Air Forces: Military Aircraft Names
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8. Choose the name of the United States Air Force KC-10.

Galaxy
Stratotanker
Globemaster
Extender

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Extender



World: Al Gore: Al Gore
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9. In 1989, Gore wrote a book that became the first one to make the "New York Times" bestseller list by an incumbent U.S. Senator since John Kennedy. What was its title?

Earth In The Balance
The Future Of Planet Earth
Mother Earth
This Lifeboat We Call Earth

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Earth In The Balance



World: Roads & Highways: London's North Circular Road A 406
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10. Which river runs either parallel to or along the whole west half of the North Circular?

Brent
Silk Stream
Lea
Crane

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Brent
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:41 pm

History

History: July August September: It Happened in July
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1. Who was born in July?

all of these
Calvin Coolidge
Mussolini
Rembrandt

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all of these



History: 1960s Nostalgia: 1964 Nostalgia
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2. What popular automobile first rolled off the assembly line on March 9, 1964?

Dodge Arrow
Toyota Celica
MG Midget
Ford Mustang

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Ford Mustang



History: U.S. History: American History Hodge Podge
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3. What new killer illness was identified during the 1980s?

Lung cancer
Small pox
Pneumonia
AIDS

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AIDS



History: British History: Bizarre British History
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4. In early Victorian Britain, historians estimate that 5 out of 6 working class families were regular users of which of the following ?

Cocaine
Sun dried tomatoes
Heroin
Opium

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Opium



History: Philippines: Glimpses at Filipino History
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5. When did the original Edsa (People's Power) Revolution occur?

February 25, 1986
February 26, 2002
January 19, 2002
January 19, 1986

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February 25, 1986



History: Mixed Bag: A Look at History
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6. Who led the Communist government that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979?

Pol Pot
Norodom Ranariddh
Lon Nol
Norodom Sihanouk

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Pol Pot



History: Civil War: The Civil War - Part Z
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7. On December 20, 1860 this state seceded from the Union.

Alabama
Virginia
South Carolina
Texas

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South Carolina



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Headlines and Deadlines
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8. 'No queues for Booze'. (16 January 1920, USA). What had happened?

Prohibition
Later closing time
Bar strike
Influenza

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Prohibition



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Headlines and Deadlines
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9. 'A perfect ten for the young lady'. About whom was this remark made in Montreal at the Olympics in 1976?

Twiggy
Nelli Kim
Nadia Comaneci
Marilyn Monroe

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Nadia Comaneci



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

Castro caps
Nehru jackets
De Gaulle denims
Tito tennis shoes

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Nehru jackets
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:36 pm

Movies

Movies: Grab Bag - Tough +/- 10: Ken's First Movie Trivia
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1. What movie sees Dr. Ellie Arroway receiving signals from the faraway star Vega?

Communion
Close Encounters
Contact
Fire in the Sky

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Contact



Movies: Willis, Bruce: Bruce Willis's Leading Ladies
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2. Who played the woman who steals her best friend's man, Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis), in the 1992 movie 'Death Becomes Her'?

Michelle Pfeiffer
Kelly McGillis
Kim Basinger
Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep



Movies: Wayne, John: The Wayne-Hawks Quintet
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3. Where was the setting of 1962's "Hatari!"?

South America
Africa
Tahiti
Japan

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Africa



Movies: Food and Drink in Movies: Films To Digest
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4. John Travolta imparted the information that a Quarterpounder with Cheese is known in Paris as a Royale with Cheese. In which film?

Pulp Fiction
Get Shorty
Carrie
Perfect

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Pulp Fiction



Movies: Name It - Average 25: My Movie Collection: Part 1
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5. This classic Christmas film tells the story of a man who wanted anything but the life he had until an encounter with a guardian angel.

A Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 24th Street
White Christmas

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It's a Wonderful Life



Movies: Sci-Fi Mixture: Pre "2001" Greats
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6. We all know Robbie the Robot from "Forbidden Planet", but what 60's TV Sci Fi did he make a guest appearance on?

Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea
My Favourite Martian
Lost in Space
The Invaders

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Lost in Space



Movies: Taglines - Average: Indiefan's Movie Taglines
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7. "They're not there to shop...they're not there to work...they're just there." (1995)

Mallrats
Strange Days
Varsity Blues
Animal House

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Mallrats



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Movie Listings
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8. "Renée Zellweger as a diet-obsessed woman looks for suitable husband material."

Georgie Girl
Muriel's Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Bridget Jones's Diary

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Bridget Jones's Diary



Movies: Name It - Average 15: Movies from 1990 to 2003
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9. A blacklisted screenwriter has an accident, loses his memory, and turns up in a coastal California town where he's welcomed as a returning war hero.

The Truman Show
Liar Liar
Forever Young
The Majestic

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The Majestic



Movies: Name It - Average 15: Movies from 1990 to 2003
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10. A coming of age tale about a young man's friendship with a wolf dog in 1898 Alaska.

White Fang
Far From Home
Iron Will
Gold Diggers

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White Fang
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:13 pm

Music

Music: Name the Singer: Country Music Songs
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1. XXX's And OOO's (An American Girl).

Sherri Austin
The Lynns
Terri Clark
Trisha Yearwood

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Trisha Yearwood



Music: Weather Songs: Weather in 1960s Song Titles
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2. '_____ Day Women' by Bob Dylan

Rainy
Cloudy
Snowy
Misty

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Rainy



Music: Music from 1983: Who Sings What In 1983
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3. Who had a hit in 1983 with the song: All Night Long?

Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie
Commodores
Rick James

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Lionel Richie



Music: Music from 1965: Who Sings What In 1965
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4. Who had a hit in 1965 with the song: What's New Pussycat?

Tom Jones
Rocco Granata
Engelbert Humperdinck
Elvis Presley

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Tom Jones



Music: 1980s Music: Eighties Pop
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5. Who is one of the best known organizers of the Live Aid concert in Wembley London ?

Bob Geldof
Huey Lewis
Michael Jackson
Nick Kershaw

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Bob Geldof



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

The Hustle
The Chicago Loop
The Bus Stop
The Double Strut

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The Hustle



Music: Name the Song: Real Country Songs No.5
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7. '-------- of the Silver Dollar'

Queen
Prince
King
Princess

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Queen



Music: Other Music: Musician Did You Know ?
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8. What was the name of the group that Brian Setzer fronted in the 1980's ?

The Dream Academy
The Hooters
Kajagoogoo
The Stray Cats

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The Stray Cats



Music: One Hit Wonders: One Hit Wonders Who Went to No.1 Pt.2
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9. Carl Douglas was a one hit wonder with '_____________ Fighting' in 1974.

Kung Fu
Karate
Judo
Jujitsu

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Kung Fu



Music: Classic Rock: Are You an Old Rocker?
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10. "Heavy Horses" was a 1977 album for which band?

Gong
Jethro Tull
Camel
Van der Graaf Generator

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Jethro Tull
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:27 pm

History

History: World War II: World War II Interesting Facts
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1. What was the name of the German propoganda broadcaster?

Berlin Betty
Berlin Barbie
Frankfurt Frannie
Wartburg Wilma

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Berlin Betty



History: 1960s History: The Late 1960s
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2. Dr. Timothy Leary, a professor at Harvard, said which of the following?

Turn on, tune in, drop out
Jump out, jump in, drop bombs
Plug in, turn on, drop dead
Turn out, tune in, drop out

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Turn on, tune in, drop out



History: British History: More Oddities From British History
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3. What strange phenomenon in Wiltshire and Hampshire in the 1970's and 1980's was first explained as the 'footprints of interplanetary travellers'?

gigantic foot imprints in the meadows
human forms drawn in the chalk hills
crop circles
mysterious light circles in the night

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crop circles



History: Iran: Iran: A Brief Profile
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4. What is the predominant religion in Iran?

Baha'i
Shi'a Muslim
Christianity
Zoroastrianism

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Shi'a Muslim



History: 1940s Nostalgia: Remember the 40s?
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5. 1943. The world's largest office building, ________________ is completed.

The Pentagon
Buckingham Palace
The White House
The Capitol Building

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The Pentagon



History: Cold War: Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps
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6. President Nixon was elected on a platform of getting out of Vietnam; how did he actually escalate the war?

Secret bombing of Laos and Cambodia without Congressional authorization
The deployment of nuclear weapons
Refusal to sign a treaty
Derogatory comments about Russian President, Brezhnev

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Secret bombing of Laos and Cambodia without Congressional authorization



History: Medieval History: Key Terms of Medieval Times
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7. Noble qualities that knights aspired to.

Bushido
Nobility
Treaty
Chivalry

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Chivalry



History: India: Indian History
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8. Which king had nine "gems" (that is, very talented persons) in his court?

Aurangzeb
Humayun
Shah Jahan
Akbar

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Akbar



History: D-Day: The Normandy Invasion
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9. What was Adolf Hitler doing at the time of the Normandy Invasion?

Sleeping
Filling out paperwork for dead soldiers
Speaking in Berlin
Celebrating his Anniversary

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Sleeping



History: German: Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic
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10. Which of these had the Nazis done by the end of 1933?

Dismantled the federal structure of Germany
Institutionalized a reign of terror against political opponents (and others)
All of these
Introduced anti-Semitic legislation

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All of these
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:22 pm

Literature

Literature: Richard II: "Richard II" - How well do you know the action?
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1. What does Richard ask for from Bolingbroke which he sends a servant to bring?

a looking-glass or mirror
a glass of wine to help sustain him
a copy of the accusations against him
the royal sceptre

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a looking-glass or mirror



Literature: Literary Characters: Help Wanted
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2. Wanted: Precocious boy to apprentice in the art of supernatural forces. The ability to learn quickly and stumble into new situations required. Uniform of a rugby shirt and glasses must be purchased by the applicant.

William
Harry
Anne
Robert

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Harry



Literature: Twelfth Night: "Twelfth Night" - Do you know the text ?
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3. How does the Captain try to reassure Viola about the fate of her brother whom she believes lost in the shipwreck?

He says he saw him swimming strongly to shore.
He says he saw him tie himself to a strong mast that was floating well.
He says he saw him being picked up by another ship.
He says he saw him landing on a sandbank.

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He says he saw him tie himself to a strong mast that was floating well



Literature: Mixed Literature: Random Literature Part 2
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4. What is the name of the protagonist in Jane Auel's "The Clan of the Cave Bear"?

Anna
Alia
Allah
Ayla

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Ayla



Literature: Plays: The Man Who Came to Dinner
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5. In the play, on what date does Sherry make his radio broadcast?

December 24
July 4
December 31
October 31

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December 24



Literature: Literature Before 1900: English Literature Made Simple - No. 1
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6. In "The Canterbury Tales" where did the pilgrims meet up before their journey?

Tabard Inn
London Bridge
Tower of London
Inns of Court

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Tabard Inn



Literature: Merchant of Venice: Merchant of Venice
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7. Which Biblical character is Portia likened to during the court scene?

Moses
Daniel
Noah
Jesus

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Daniel.



Literature: Macbeth: "Macbeth" From Start to Finish
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8. Who is King of Scotland at the end of the play?

Malcolm
Macbeth
Macduff
Fleance

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Malcolm



Literature: Ancient Greek Drama: Oedipus
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9. Who found and rescued Oedipus?

a shepherd
a king
a doctor
a thief

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a shepherd



Literature: Chinese Literature: Simple Stuff About the Three Kingdoms
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10. Which of the folloing was known for his drinking problems and quick temper?

Zhang Fei
Cao Cao
Guan Yu
Sun Ce

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Zhang Fei
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:05 pm

Trivia

World: Corporations: Who Owns What?
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1. Who owns the Ajax cleaner brands?

Norfolk Southern
Maytag
Colgate Palmolive
Home Projects

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Colgate Palmolive



World: Dutch: Dutch 101
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2. Which of the following is spring?

De lente
De herfst
De zomer
De winter

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De lente



World: Special Forces: Special Forces Things
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3. LRRP stand for Long-Range Reconnaissance. What is the word that P represents?

Patch
Patrol
Port
Paratroopers

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Patrol



World: US Colleges: Where in the U.S. are these colleges?
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4. Harvey Mudd College, Mills College, Pepperdine University, Pomona College?

Nevada
Oregon
Utah
California

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California



World: Newspapers & Magazines: Local Newspaper Deliveries
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5. Who pays for the delivery of local weekly newspapers that are put in your door?

the local council through the council tax
the adverts in and with them pay for their production and delivery
the government
a charity

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the adverts in and with them pay for their production and delivery



World: British Railways: Railway Stations Of The UK
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6. Lime Street Railway Station. Where is it?

Derby
Nottingham
Leicester
Liverpool

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Liverpool



World: Marketing: "Pop" Commercials
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7. If you go to KFC, A&W or Taco Bell, which group of soft drinks will you be served?

Crush
Coke
Pepsi
A&W

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Pepsi



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

Christmas Island
Chile
Congo
China

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Congo



World: Italian: Help! I've been turned into an Italian!
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9. I'm a book and movie character, famous throughout the world, Italy included. That's why my name has become Vasaio.

Copperfield (David)
Pan (Peter)
Sawyer (Tom)
Potter (Harry)

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Potter (Harry)



World: Presidential Trivia: Presidential Common Bonds
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10. Lincoln, McKinley, and Kennedy have something in common with another President. Which one?

Pierce
Harding
Garfield
Hayes

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Garfield
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:13 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: George Clinton
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1. Who finished second to Clinton when he was elected governor of New York in 1777?

John Taylar
Aaron Burr
John Scott Morin
Philip Schuyler

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Philip Schuyler



World: Latin: Latin Song Names
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2. What is a "messis mundo"?

Tramp
War
Harvest for the World
Superstition

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Harvest for the World



World: Maritime: American Passenger Shipping : Civil War to 1941
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3. Millions of immigrants landed in New York City on their way to a new life. When was Ellis Island first opened as an immigration station?

Actually, never: immigrants landed on Ellis Island but the station was on Bedloe’s Island.
1876 – on July 4th, in fact!
1892.
1865.

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1892



World: Greek: Ancient Greek-- The Second Aorist
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4. What suffix do "egnOn", "healO", "hEuron", "ethane", and "epathe" add to form their present stems?

-n-
-sk-
-y-
-ne-

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-sk-



World: Greek: Ancient Greek-- The Second Aorist
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5. Which one of these does not mean the same thing as the others?

oida
eidon
horaO
heoraka/heOraka

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oida



World: World Languages: In Any Language
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6. In Norwegian, "utløpe". In Portugueuse, "extremidade". In Italian, "fine".

End
Extremely
Chicken
Kind

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End



World: World Languages: Maori Words Every Kiwi Should Know
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7. To get across a lake, which type of boat would you use in Maori?

Wahine
Manga
Awa
Waka


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Waka


World: Watergate: Those Behind the Watergate Scandal
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8. The five Watergate burglars were caught on June 17th of which year?

1971
1969
1968
1972

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1972



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

Water
Orange Juice
Soda Pop
Milk

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Milk



World: Military Matters: All Things (British) Military
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10. What non-commissioned rank falls between Lance Corporal and Sergeant?

Staff Sergeant
Colonel
Warrant Officer
Corporal

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Re: Daily Quiz

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History

History: War History: Heroes and Villains of War
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1. Made famous in the epic poem, Homer's "Iliad", his one weakness is now used to describe any small but potentially fatal flaw.

Achilles
Odysseus
Hector
Agamemnon

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Achilles



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
Freedom Trail
Southern Trail
Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Ho Chi Minh Trail



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

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

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



History: Civil War: The Civil War - Part G
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4. Gen. Pickett was from what state?

NC
VA
GA
SC

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VA



History: Mixed Bag: History High - World, U.S.
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5. One of Socrates' major points in his teachings was to ___________?

Engage Conversation
Never listen to P. Diddy
Never listen to the Government
Ask Questions

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Ask Questions



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

Grim Reaper
The Last Post
Oh Great Aussie
Wangaratta Coolongatta

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The Last Post



History: European: Ancient to Renaissance History
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7. Who wrote the medieval stories entitled "The Canterbury Tales"?

John Gower
Sir Thomas Malory
William Langland
Geoffery Chaucer

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Geoffery Chaucer



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1961 Americana
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8. Less than three months into his presidency, John Kennedy became embroiled in a botched Cuban invasion attempt. What was the name of the place where this occurred?

Bay of Pigs
Bay of Tears
Bay of Blood
Bay of Havana

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Bay of Pigs



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

sheik
tsar
pacha
khan

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tsar



History: 1920s History: 1923
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10. On November 8, Adolf Hitler led an abortive coup d’etat, known as the “Beer Hall Putsch”, in what city?

Berlin
Vienna
Frankfurt
Munich

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Munich
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Movies

Movies: Carrey, Jim: Which Jim Carrey Was That?
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1. In 'Ace Ventura 1', what animal does Ace Ventura have to rescue?

The Chicago Bear
The Detroit Tiger
The St. Louis Cardinal
The Miami Dolphin

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The Miami Dolphin



Movies: Which Movie - Ave +/- 10: Some of My Favorite Quotes
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2. 'What do you want me to do? Broadcast her over the internet?'

'The Phantom of the Opera'
'American Pie 2'
'American Pie'
'Hannibal'

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'American Pie'



Movies: Something in the Title: Edible Films
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3. This raunchy comedy features an ensemble cast of teens. Characters include a lacrosse player, a foreign exchange student, and a guy afraid to use his school's facilities.

Men and Meat
Girls and Candy
The Lollipop Girls
American Pie

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'American Pie'



Movies: Players - Average 10: Italian - American Stars Ride Again: Part 3
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4. Who played Al Pacino's sister, Sylvester Stallone's girlfriend, and Marlon Brando's daughter.

Aida Turturro
Talia Shire
Annabella Sciorra
Marisa Tomei

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Talia Shire



Movies: Name the Screenwriter: Who Wrote That Screenplay? (2)
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5. Which actor wrote the screenplay for 'The Apostle'.

Robert Duvall
Edward Norton
Robert Redford
Billy Bob Thornton

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Robert Duvall



Movies: Players - Average 10: Three Movies: What Actor: The Sequel
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6. What actor can be seen in "Speed," "Terms of Endearment," and "Dumb and Dumber"?

Jeff Daniels
Dennis Hopper
Keanu Reeves
Charles Rocket

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Jeff Daniels



Movies: H: William Holden Movies
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7. Who co-starred with Holden in "Picnic"?

Kim Novak
Loretta Young
Natalie Wood
Angie Dickinson

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Kim Novak



Movies: Christmas Movies: What Christmas Movie Am I?
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8. According to tradition, how many gifts did Baby Jesus get from the wise men?

2
1
7
3


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3


Movies: Taglines - Tough: Let's Play Tag: Movie Tag Lines
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9. A movie from the director of "Unbreakable" used the tag line "It's Happening," among others. What is the title?

The Sixth Sense
Signs
The Others
The Other

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Signs



Movies: Name It - Easy: What Movie Were These Three Actors in? -- Part 4
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10. Somehow I'm coming up with yet another Adam Sandler movie, although he wasn't really the star of this one. He appeared with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi. And the movie was?

Billy Madison
Joe Dirt
The Animal
Airheads

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Airheads
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:38 pm

Music

Music: Country Lyrics: Country Music Lyrics 301
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1. "But after one round with Jose Cuervo"?

Needed
Jose Cuervo
Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo
Crazy Every Time

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Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo



Music: Who Sang This: Test Your Lyric Knowledge
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2. "I could stay awake, just to hear you breathing. Watch you smile while you are sleeping, while you're far away and dreaming. I could spend my life, in this sweet surrender, I could stay lost in this moment forever."

Forever
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
While You Sleep
Watching You Sleep

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I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing



Music: First Lines of Songs: First Lines
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3. "Look into my eyes, you will see, what you mean to me."

Will Young
Elton John
Bryan Adams
Chris de Burgh

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Bryan Adams



Music: History of Music: Musical Forms
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4. Another type of music championed by Bach was a form where one or more main themes, or subjects, progressed through various voices in a contrapunctal texture. What name is given to such a piece?

Prelude
Minuet
Variations
Fugue

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Fugue



Music: 1970s Lyrics: Lyrics from Songs of the Seventies Part Two
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5. "Come Monday it'll be all right/Come Monday, I'll be _______ ___ _____." What are those last three words?

holding you tight
back in your sight
hugging you right
grabbing a bite

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holding you tight



Music: Alternative Rock: Hard Rock and Alternative Music
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6. Which group sang the songs 'Counterfeit' and 'Nookie'?

Metallica
Linkin Park
Limp Bizkit
Eminem

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Limp Bizkit



Music: Who Sang This: Recent Hip Hop Lyrics
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7. "...idolize their favorite rappers and know all their songs."

P. Diddy
Eminem
Snoop Dogg
Trina

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Eminem



Music: Heavy Metal: Good Rock Questions
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8. What band lost a guitarist in a 2003 fire?

Ozzy's band
Great White
Metallica
Anthrax

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Great White



Music: Eurovision Song Contest: Eurovision Songcontest
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9. The Israeli singer Dana International, who won the 1998 ESC with the song "Diva", created a lot of controversy around her. Why did that happen?

Because the song had explicit content
Because the song was accused of plagiarism
Because she was a transgender
Because she won due to political reasons

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Because she was a transgender



Music: Bands and Duets: Random Band Knowlege Part 2
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10. What band sang the songs "Come Dancing," "Lola," and "You Really Got Me?"

The Who
The Animals
The Kinks
The Crystals

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The Kinks
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:34 pm

History

History: World War II: World War 2 Operations
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1. What was the allied code name for the D-Day landings?

Operation Landlord
Operation Lowlands
Operation Highlord
Operation Overlord

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Operation Overlord



History: The Crusades: Mighty Monarchs IX (Kingdom of Jerusalem)
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2. On Apr 28, 1192 AD Conrad I, King of Jerusalem, was murdered by members of a Muslim sect, Hashishiyuns, on the orders of Sheik Sinan (known as 'the Old Man of the Mountains'). What word in the English language is a corrupted form of Hashishiyuns?

Assassins
Thugee
Beserkers
Stalkers

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Assassins



History: Civil War: Strange Facts About the Civil War
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3. Why were female onlookers embarrassed to see Lee's army crossing the Potomac River?

the soldiers began begging for food
the soldiers whistled at the ladies
many of the men were in ragged underwear with trousers and equipment held overhead
they thought they were coming to witness Meade's Army of the Potomac

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many of the men were in ragged underwear with trousers and equipment held overhead



History: War History: They Fell at ...?
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4. Which two countries were involved in the Battle of Tsushima Straits in 1905?

Japan and China
Japan and Russia
UK and China
Uk and Japan

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Japan and Russia



History: Mixed Bag: A Look at History
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5. Who was the first Roman Catholic ever to be elected U.S. president?

Ronald Reagan
Abraham Lincoln
John F Kennedy
Bill Clinton

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John F Kennedy



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - Headlines
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6. 1953. "Rosenburgs Executed". Why did the married couple go to the electric chair?

Terrorism
Murder
Espionage
Kidnapping

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Espionage



History: 1920s History: Hear the Twenties Roar!
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7. In 1924, one of these cost $290. It was the most popular vehicle in America, and its creator offered to sell the car in any color, so long as the customer wanted black. What was the most popular car in the 1920s?

Mustang
Model A
Model T
Edsel

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Model T



History: 1980s Nostalgia: An American Kid in the 1980s
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8. What musical artist was given the title "Queen of Pop"?

Shena E
Cher
Madonna
Selena

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Madonna



History: Disasters: The Halifax Explosion
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9. The Halifax Explosion occurred during which of the following wars?

World War II
World War I
Boer War
Korean War

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World War I



History: Illinois History: Chicago
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10. Chicago is known as the meat packing center of the United States. But the stockyards of Chicago were not pleasant places. Upton Sinclair wrote a book describing the conditions of the Union Stockyards. What was the name of this book?

The Jungle
Devil in the White City
Sister Carrie
Native Son

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The Jungle
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:16 pm

Literature

Literature: Richard II: "Richard II" - How well do you know the action?
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1. What does Richard wish for when he learns that John of Gaunt is dying?

He hopes John of Gaunt will soon recover
He hopes God will hint to the physicians that they should speed his end
He hopes that Bolingbroke can see his father again
He hopes that he can get to see him once more

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He hopes God will hint to the physicians that they should speed his end



Literature: Twelfth Night: "Twelfth Night" - Do you know the text ?
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2. How does Olivia prepare for Viola's entry on the first occasion that she comes as Cesario?

by getting Maria to have Malvolio ready to intervene
by getting Maria to give her a fan to hide behind
by getting Maria to put a veil over her face
by getting Maria to prepare a private seat to hide in

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by getting Maria to put a veil over her face



Literature: Literary Characters: Who Created Me? #2
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3. John Watson, Professor Moriarty, Professor Challenger, and Sir Henry Baskerville.

Oscar Wilde
P.G. Wodehouse
Bram Stoker
Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle



Literature: Hamlet: "Goodnight, sweet prince "- a Hamlet quiz
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4. How do Claudius and Laertes ensure Hamlet has no chance of surviving the duel?

A sword unbated
Poisoned sword
Poisoned chalice
All of these

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All of these



Literature: Hamlet: Shakespeare's Hamlet
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5. What are Hamlet's last words?

I have my revenge.
Ay, there's the rub"
And here I lay, till morrow comes.
The rest is silence

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The rest is silence



Literature: Literary Characters: Classic Literature Characters
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6. Holden Caulfield, Jane Gallagher, Sally Hayes.

Of Mice and Men
Animal Farm
Catch-22
The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye



Literature: Fantasy: Lord of the Rings vs Harry Potter
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7. Besides the Dark Lord Sauron, there is Saruman. He is the ringleader of his own little gang. Who in "Harry Potter" is evil, and the ringleader of his own gang?

Draco Malfoy
Wormtail
Snape
Dobby

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Draco Malfoy



Literature: Measure for Measure: Measure for Measure
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8. What does the Duke disguise himself as?

Friar
Pauper
Nun
Bawd

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Friar



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo & Juliet – Dramatis Personae
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9. This character is an expert herbologist.

Juliet
Friar Lawrence
Rosaline
Lady Capulet

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Friar Lawrence



Literature: Mixed Literature: Random Literature Part 3
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10. In Jane Austen's novel, "Pride and Prejudice", who owned Pemberley?

Lady Catherine
Mr. Darcy
Mr. Collins
Ms. Bingley

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Mr. Darcy
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