Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:52 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. Commercials: Ads from the Old Days
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1. Who called itself the 'king of beers'?

Pabst
Budweiser
Schlitz
Miller

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Miller



World: Currencies: Bills, Bills, Bills
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2. What will you use to visit the Garden Shrine of Shinto?

Renminbi Yuan
Yen
Won
Dong

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Yen



World: French: Combien Font?
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3. How much is 'trois plus onze'?

douze
seize
quatorze
dix- sept

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quatorze



World: IATA Codes: I'm Flying Into What Capital?
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4. When I'm flying to SLU, to what country do I go to?

Saint Lucia
St. Kits & Nevis
Barbados
Aruba

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Saint Lucia



World: Politics: Political Quotes
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5. "I did not have sex with that woman."

Newt Gingrich
Henry Hyde
Bob Livingston
Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton



World: French: Questions pour un champion en herbe
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6. Quel mot anglais signifie-t-il une "agression à main armée"?

kidnapping
fast-food
babysitter
holdup

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holdup



World: Icelandic: Icelandic Names
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7. Some people are called "Óðinn" in Iceland, but what does the name refer to?

A Norse god
A Greek god
A type of flower
Nothing special at all

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A Norse god



World: Italian: It's All Relative!
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8. What is 'bisnonna' in English?

step-mother
grandmother
great-grandmother
aunt

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great-grandmother



World: McKinley, William: William McKinley
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9. McKinley's Democratic opponent in the general election in 1896 was who?

William Jennings Bryan
Arthur Sewall
Grover Cleveland
Alton B. Parker

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William Jennings Bryan



World: U.S. Commercials: What product am I?
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10. What paper towel's advertising slogan is "The quilted quicker-picker upper, __________!" The date for this product is unknown but it was advertised by Nancy Walker.

Mardi Gras
Viva
Brawny
Bounty

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Bounty
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:10 pm

Trivia

World: Kennedy, John F.: JFK Assassination: Definitive Overview
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1. Which of these has been said about Lee Harvey Oswald?

He was anti-Castro, but posing as pro-Castro
He was working with U.S. intelligence
All of these
He was a "fall guy" for the conspiracy

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All of these



World: World Languages: Where Do They Speak THAT?
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2. Sami (the language, but there is a people called this too) is found somewhere. Your task is to decide where.

Northern Scandinavia
The Lebanon
India
North Carolina

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Northern Scandinavia



World: Buildings & Landmarks: Famous Landmarks of Europe
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3. In what country can the famous Roman aqueduct "Pont du Gard" be seen?

Belgium
France
Switzerland
Luxembourg

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France



World: Dutch: Like it Isn't, Dutch English Lookalike Words
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4. What kind of word is 'of'?

A conjunction
A noun
A preposition
An adverb

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A conjunction



World: Spanish: Animals' Names in Spanish
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5. How do you say "monkey" in Spanish?

modo
mano
moto
mono

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mono



World: U.S. Laws: Wanna Be a Lawyer?
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6. A malicious act to 'intentionally' cause damage to property is called what?

Malicious mischief
Intestacy
Mandamus
Vandalism

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Vandalism



World: Codes & Time.Zones: Countries and Their Internet Domain Extensions: II
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7. Which country uses "de" as their internet domain extension?

Denmark
Guadaloupe
Ireland
Germany

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Germany



World: Roosevelt, Franklin D.: FDR: President With Polio
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8. Roosevelt helped publicize a city in Georgia as a treatment center for Polio victims after he gained strength by swimming there. What was the name of this city?

Warm Springs
Hotly Springs
Orchard Hill
Sugar Hill

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Warm Springs



World: United Nations: United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
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9. As of 2005, which continent was 'host' to the majority of ongoing UN peacekeeping missions?

America
Asia
Africa
Europe

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Africa



World: Bush, George W.: George W. Bush: In and Around His First Term
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10. What is interesting about George W. Bush's first Attorney General John Ashcroft?

He was a physician, not a lawyer
He had recently lost a senatorial race to a dead opponent
He was a Democrat
He had been arrested twice for misdemeanors before taking the job

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He had recently lost a senatorial race to a dead opponent
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:32 pm

History

History: 1980s Nostalgia: The Magnificent 80s
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1. What crashed and sparked fears of recession across the USA in 1987?

The Dow Jones
Korean Airline Flight KAL007
PanAm Flight 103
US Marine Headquarters, Lebanon

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The Dow Jones



History: October November December: December 25th in History
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2. Let's start with some birthdays. This man was born on December 25th 1642 in Lincolnshire, England. He can sit under a tree and get hit in the head by a piece of fruit anytime he wants as long as he continues to come up with astounding theories.

Isaac Newton
Rene Descartes
Johannes Kepler
Edmond Halley

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Isaac Newton



History: Crime and Punishment: Tudor Crime and Punishment
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3. What happened when England's population rose?

There were more deaths
All of these
There was a rise in the crime rate
There was a rise in unemployment

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All of these



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

Japan
China
Eastern Mediterranean
Mesopotamia

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China



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1952 Americana
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5. What humor magazine debuted in May, 1952?

Cracked
Mad
Crazy
Sick

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Mad



History: American Revolution: The Revolutionary War
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6. What was the weapon that was used the most widely in the American Revolutionary War?

Pistol
M1 Garand
Shotgun
Musket

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Musket



History: Scottish Wars of Independence: The Scottish Wars of Independence
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7. The traditional weapons of the Highlander included a dirk, a targe and his sword. What type of sword did he use?

A cutlass
A gladius
A sabre
A broadsword

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A broadsword



History: Nostalgia: Kids' Things From Long Ago (All American): II
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8. Spot the odd doll out:

Skipper
Barbie
Kewpie
Midge

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Kewpie



History: Famous Dates: It's Back: Dating With a Twist!
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9. Marilyn Monroe could NOT have watched which one of these movies?

The Third Man
On the Waterfront
The Sting
Gone with the Wind

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The Sting



History: 1920s History: 1923
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10. Also on October 29, a musical called “Runnin’ Wild” opened on Broadway. It featured a musical number that launched a dance craze. What was this dance?

Black Bottom
Charleston
Lambeth Walk
Tango

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Charleston
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:21 pm

Movies

Movies: Hackman, Gene: The Films of Gene Hackman
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1. In which film did Hackman co-star with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman as a sadistic sheriff in the small town of Big Whiskey, Wyoming?

Power
Eureka
Target
Unforgiven

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Unforgiven



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Movie Quotes Quiz #4
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2. “Well I’d take a good look lads. This night might well be the last you spend in this castle. Oh dear, we are in trouble.” – Argus Filch (2002)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Hobbit
The Black Cauldron
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets



Movies: Kids and Animated Mixture: Celebrity Voices in Animated Films
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3. Who provides the voice for Woody from “Toy Story”?

Tom Hanks
Jim Varney
Tim Allen
Don Rickles

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Tom Hanks



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Quotes from "Best Picture" Movies, Quiz 8
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4. "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes." -- 1972 (Hint: This is said by Pete Clemenza.)

Rocky
Bugsy
The Godfather
Capone

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The Godfather



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 10 Degrees of Catherine Zeta-Jones
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5. George Clooney and Tim Blake Nelson (along with a fellow named Pete) attempt to reach some buried treasure after escaping from prison.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Goonies
Three Kings
Where Did I Leave My Loot?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: Movie Mixture
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6. What was the actor's name who played the girl boxer in "Million Dollar Baby"?

Kate Winslet
Angelina Jolie
Hilary Swank
Hilary Duff

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Hilary Swank



Movies: Burton, Tim: The Film History of Tim Burton
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7. In 1990, Tim Burton returned to the director's chair in a much more low-key, Burtonesque film entitled 'Edward Scissorhands'. This film marked Burton's first of many collaborations with which actor, who played the title role?

Matt Damon
Johnny Depp
Robin Williams
Sean Penn

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Johnny Depp



Movies: Something in Common: Biographies in the Movies III
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8. Another biopic about an American music legend, 'Beyond the Sea' stars Kevin Spacey, who also serves as director for the film. Which crooner's life is depicted in this movie?

Nat King Cole
Frank Sinatra
Bobby Darin
Dean Martin

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Bobby Darin



Movies: Sports in Movies: Football in Film
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9. In which movie does Sean Penn crash the car of his high school's star football player, angering the latter so greatly that he nearly puts the entire opposing team in the hospital during their next game?

Bad Boys
Racing with the Moon
Crackers
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High



Movies: Literary Movies: From Books to the Big Screen in 2005
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10. "Pride and Prejudice", released in November 2005, was a 19th-century love story written by Jane Austen. Which actress starred as Elizabeth Bennet, the leading woman who fell in love with the haughty Mr. Darcy?

Keira Knightley
Angelina Jolie
Judi Dench
Billie Piper

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Keira Knightley
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:45 pm

Music

Music: Name the Artist: Song Titles and Singers
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1. Who sang 'Livin' La Vida Loca'?

Juan Gabriel
Marc Anthony
Ricky Martin
Enrique Inglesias

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Ricky Martin



Music: Music Grab Bag: Pop Music 4-1-1
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2. What artist can go 13 notes above and below the singing scale?

Britney Spears
Mandy Moore
Madonna
Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey



Music: Album Covers: Famous Album Covers
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3. This classic cover features a black and white photo of pair of jeans of a model...with a functional zipper:

Bob Dylan
Lynard Skynard
The Rolling Stones
The Allman Brothers

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The Rolling Stones



Music: Name the Artist: Who Sang This Song?
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4. Who sang 'Brown Eyed Girl'?

Jim Morrison
Van Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
The Archies

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Van Morrison



Music: Lead Singers: Lead Singers
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5. Who was one of the lead singers for the band, Kiss?

Brian Johnson
Joe Elloitt
Steven Tyler
Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons



Music: Band Names: Today's Bands
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6. What famous band is integrated by 9 masked members?

Slipknot
Limp Bizkit
KoRn
Mushroomhead

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Slipknot



Music: Which Band?: Musicians In Which Group?
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7. Guitarist Eric Clapton was a member of which band?

The Yardbirds
Extreme
The Beatles
Deep Purple

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The Yardbirds



Music: Christian Music: Christian Music History 101
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8. 'My Father's Eyes' brought this teenager into the Christian music spotlight back in the 70s.

Debbie Boone
Maria Mckee
Leslie Phillips
Amy Grant

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Amy Grant



Music: Scandinavian Music: Swedish Music
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9. These Swedes have had hits like: 'The Sign' and 'Beautiful life'. Who are they?

Mendez
Ace of Base
A-teens
Kent

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Ace of Base



Music: Music Video: Which Music Vid Is This?
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10. The singer is walking through a desert, her hair colored auburn and wearing leopard print clothing. What is the name of the song?

'But I Do Love You'
'That Don't Impress Me Much'
'Breathe'
'I Love You'

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'That Don't Impress Me Much'
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:48 pm

History

History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 4
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1. This was Confederate General Thomas Johnathan Jackson's nickname.

Old Hickory
Old Blue Eyes
Stonewall
Da Man

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Stonewall



History: 1980s Nostalgia: It Happened in the Eighties
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2. In 1983, what toy did you have to wait in long lines to buy?

Tickle Me Elmo
Nintendo
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Pet Rocks

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Cabbage Patch Dolls



History: World War II: WW2 History - The Nazis
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3. What Nazi party member saved 1,100 Jewish people by giving them work in his factory, named D.E.F.?

Hermann Goering
Rommel
Oskar Schindler
Rudolf Hess

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Oskar Schindler



History: The Crusades: Mighty Monarchs IX (Kingdom of Jerusalem)
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4. 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?

Beserkers
Assassins
Thugee
Stalkers

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Assassins



History: April May June: May 31st
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5. This famous actor/director/producer was born in 1930?

Dustin Hoffman
Don Ameche
Clint Eastwood
Al Pacino

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Clint Eastwood



History: Great Fire of London: The Great Fire of London
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6. Which of these good things happened as a result of the fire?

the plague abated
firefighting became an organized activity
buildings were redesigned
all of these

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all of these



History: 2000s History: It Happened In 2002
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7. Music: Who was "The Concert for George" for in 2002?

George Harrison
Saint George
George W. Bush
Curious George

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George Harrison



History: Famous Dates: Just in! "New York Times" Headlines
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8. In what year did people see the headline "Men walk on moon"?

1969
1951
1960
1983

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1969



History: World War I: Canada and WWI
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9. Why did Canada enter WWI?

Germany declared war on them.
They had strong ties with Britain.
Every country was involved.
They had the biggest navy and knew they could beat Italy's navy.


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They had strong ties with Britain.


History: U.S. History: The Liberty Bell
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10. What quote appears on the bell?

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
"All men are created equal."
"Give me liberty or give me death."
"Listen to the joyful sound of this wonderful bell."

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"Proclaim liberty throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:51 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: Literary Terms & Quotes: Literary Terminology Hodgepodge
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2. Which kind of character does not develop throughout a work of literature?

Round
Unreliable
Dynamic
Static

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Static



Literature: As You Like It: "As You Like It" Couples Quiz
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3. How is Ganymede related to Celia?

Ganymede IS Celia, in disguise
Ganymede is Rosalind in disguise, who is Celia's cousin
Ganymede is Oliver's disguise, who marries Celia
Ganymede is Orlando's cousin and is of no relation to Celia

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Ganymede is Rosalind in disguise, who is Celia's cousin.





Literature: Mixed Literature: Mixture of Classic Literature II
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4. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated." This is a quote from which novel?

"Big, Two- Hearted River"
"The Cantebury Tales"
"A Clean, Well Lighted Place"
"Old Man and the Sea"

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"Old Man and the Sea"



Literature: King Lear: King Lear - Another Shakespearean massacre
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5. This letter carrier for Goneril is slain by Edgar when he attacks Gloucester.

Cornwall
Harold
Oswald
Kent

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Oswald



Literature: Poetry: Great Poetry is Timeless
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6. "'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?

Jabberwocky
The Jibberwicky
The Wabberjocky
Horton Hears a Who

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Jabberwocky



Literature: Plays: Survey of Great Plays and Playwrights
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7. Tennessee Williams wrote "Cat on A Hot Tin Roof". What is the real name of the "cat"?

Maggie
Stella
Blanche
Rosalie

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Maggie



Literature: Historical Literature: Elaine Tyler May's "Homeward Bound"
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8. One of May's most fully explored theories has to do with what she calls "containment". According to this, where were the lives of Americans being contained?

the home
the bunker
abroad
the office

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the home



Literature: Poetry: A World of Women Poets
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9. Sappho of Lesbos is considered the most important lyric poet of Western antiquity. She was born in Greece in the 7th-6th century BCE. Which of the following was was written by Sappho?

The Colossus
Prayer to Aphrodite
Lady Lazarus
Daddy

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Prayer to Aphrodite



Literature: Mixed Literature: Short Story Elements
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10. What is another word for any hints of future plot occurences?

exposition
foreshadowing
setting
falling action

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foreshadowing
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Trivia

World: World Sites: Origin Countries of Famous Sites
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1. Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Nelson's Column

New Zealand
Canada
United Kingdom
Australia

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United Kingdom



World: Economics: More Econ Terms
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2. Court granted permission to not pay some or all of its debts which force it out of business?

bond
interest
principal
bankruptcy

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bankruptcy



World: U.K. Politics: The Iron Lady
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3. What strike proved to be one of the most devisive of her premiership?

the nurses strike
the miners strike
the dockers strike
the power workers strike

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the miners strike



World: Portuguese: European Portuguese
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4. What do you say if you want to add 'please' (at the end of a sentence?

se faz favor
com prazer
obrigado/a
desculpe

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se faz favor



World: U.S. Politics: U.S. Mixed Government
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5. What is the address of the White House in Washington, DC?

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
5700 Pennsylvania Avenue
450 Pennsylvania Avenue
90 Pennsylvania Avenue

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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue



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

Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Boston

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Harvard



World: Special Forces: The Warrior Elite
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7. During the BUD/S program, if a trainee wants to quit, what does he have to do?

Shout I quit to everybody then give them a full explanation of why they are giving up
Hang your IBS boat paddle on the Wall
Go to their Phase Proctor to tell them that they quit and give him twenty good push ups
Ring the bell three times

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Ring the bell three times



World: Worldwide Greetings!: "I Love You" Around the World
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8. In what language does "Je t'aime" mean "I love you"?

Spanish
French
Italian
Portuguese

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French



World: Culture Mixes: Life in USA and Life in France
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9. Which of these supermarkets is NOT found in France?

Auchan
Carrefour
Monoprix
Food Lion

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Food Lion



World: Codes & Time.Zones: Countries and Their Domain Extensions
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10. What country is "ly" the domain extension for?

Latvia
Libya
Lithuania
Liberia

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Libya
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:00 pm

Trivia

World: Marketing: Anglo American Brands
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1. All of these are American cigarette brands except?

Viceroy
Raleigh
Parliament
Raffles

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Raffles



World: Kennedy, John F.: JFK Assassination
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2. What Secret Service agent jumped onto the back of the presidential limousine in an attempt to protect its occupants?

Paul Landis
Roy Truly
Marion Baker
Clint Hill

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Clint Hill



World: Airports & Airlines: Airline Classes
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3. What airline offers fresh fish of the day and glacier water on its 'Saga Class'?

Greenlandair
SAS
Icelandair
Braathens

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Icelandair



World: French: Absurd French 607
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4. Mon chat aboie a la lune, alors maintenant mon chien miaulera-t-il au soleil?

My cat's barking at the looney birds, so now will my dog miaow at the mice?
My cat's drinking in the moonlight, so now will my dog maul the postman?
My cat is barking at the moon, so now will my dog miaow at the sun?
My cat's miaowing at the full moon, so will my dog sit out in the sun?

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My cat is barking at the moon, so now will my dog miaow at the sun?



World: French: Absurd French 607
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5. Ou que tu sois, je te trouverai.

No matter where you are, I'll find you.
You must be there, or I'd find you.
No matter where you would be, I'd find you.
Either you show yourself, or else I'll hunt for you.


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No matter where you are, I'll find you


World: Auto World: For European Car Lovers Only
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6. Which European car make is the 106?

Peugeot
Renault
Citroen
Seat

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Peugeot



World: Supreme Court: Supreme Court Justices #2
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7. During ythe 20th century, how many justices have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as both Associate Justice and Chief Justice?

Two
Eight
Four
One

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Four



World: Electoral College: The Electoral College
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8. Why did John Quincy Adams receive 1 electoral vote in the election of 1820?

John Adams wanted to cast a vote for his son.
One elector did not want James Monroe to sweep the electoral college.
John Quincy Adams paid an elector to cast a vote for him so he would look good for 1824.
An elector from Louisiana accidentally circled the wrong name on the ballot.

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One elector did not want James Monroe to sweep the electoral college



World: European Union: The History of European Integration
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9. Which country initially rejected the Maastricht Treaty?

Ireland
Denmark
France
Germany

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Denmark



World: European Union: The European Parliament, Part One
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10. What is the biggest party in the European Parliament called?

Greens
Party of European Socialists
European People's Party
European Democrats

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European People's Party
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:22 pm

History

History: World History: More History 101
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1. During the papacy of Julius II (1503-1513), the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was painted by ____________.

Da Vinci
Michelangelo
Botticelli
Raphael

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Michelangelo



History: 1950s History: The 20th Century - 1951-1960
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2. Jacques Cousteau, a world leader in oceanographic studies obtained photographs of ocean depths down some four and a half miles in 1956. What was the name of Cousteau's research ship?

Duchess
Dora Mae
Calypso
Scuba King

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Calypso



History: U.S. History: US History - 3
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3. In the Massachusetts village of Salem, in the year 1692, twenty citizens were executed. What crime were they found guilty of?

Blasphemy
Bigamy
Witchcraft
Treason

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Witchcraft



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1952 Americana
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4. On what television series was the subject of the pregnancy of one of the characters acknowledged for the first time?

I Love Lucy
Gunsmoke
Dragnet
Ben Casey

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I Love Lucy



History: 2000s History: That's News to Me (7)
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5. Which former American President died in early June 2004?

Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
George Bush (Senior)
Richard Nixon

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Ronald Reagan



History: 1970s History: The Real 70s (Mainly American)
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6. Speaking of discos, this disco opened by Steve Rubell in the late 70s in New York, was *the* nightspot to see and be seen at, but first you had to get inside those velvet ropes. What was this news making disco's name?

Dancefaze
Studio 54
The Tropicanna
Loops

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Studio 54



History: Falklands War: Battle for the Falklands II
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7. Troops of the Parachute Regiment came under napalm attack at least once during the Falklands conflict. The napalm was delivered by a light-attack/counterinsurgency aircraft produced in Argentina. What is its name?

Skyhawk
Pucara
Dagger
Mentor

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Pucara



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

Vienna
Berlin
Munich
Frankfurt

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Munich



History: The Great Depression: The Great Depression
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9. What was the name of the president who created the "New Deal"?

Franklin Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
Theodore Roosevelt
George Bush Sr.

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Franklin Roosevelt



History: Civil War: The Battle of the Crater
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10. What was the biggest problem with digging the tunnel at Petersburg?

Manpower
Tools
Ventilation
Lighting

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Ventilation
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:59 pm

Movies

Movies: Carrey, Jim: Which Jim Carrey Was That?
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1. In 'Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls', what animal does Ace Ventura have to rescue?

The Great White Bat
The Whitebacked Gorilla
The Horned Owl
The Hungry Hippo

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The Great White Bat



Movies: Cusack, John: John Cusack Rules
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2. John as a reporter trying to figure out a murder mystery in Savannah, GA. Hangs out with Clint Eastwood's daughter, among others.

City Hall
Con Air
Better Off Dead
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil



Movies: Kids and Animated Mixture: Disney Villains I
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3. In what movie would you find Jafar?

Mulan
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
Aladdin

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Aladdin



Movies: Grab Bag - Tough +/- 10: Ken's First Movie Trivia
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4. 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: Death in Movies: Simply to Die For
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5. Hero: Nicole Kidman as a prostitute named Satine, who dies of tuberculosis. Which movie is this?

Striptease
Moulin Rouge!
Flashdance
Pretty Woman

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Moulin Rouge!



Movies: Name The Director: Directors of Movies from 2001 (2)
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6. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (UK Name -- 2001) "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (North American Name -- 2001)

Luis Mandoki
Allen Hughes
Chris Columbus
Michael Apted

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Chris Columbus



Movies: Name It - Average 15: My 15 Favourite Movies
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7. This 1993 comedy drama stars Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, with the tagline, "Life is a terrible thing to sleep through."

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Marvin's Room
The Shipping News
Twin Town

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape



Movies: Hartnett, Josh: Who Starred With Josh Hartnett?
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8. What movie stars Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor?

Black Hawk Down
40 Days and 40 Nights
Pearl Harbor
The Patriot

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Black Hawk Down



Movies: Players - Average 10: Actors Playing Americans
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9. Who played the role of Alex P. Keaton in the TV sitcom "Family Ties"?

John Candy
Michael J. Fox
Mike Myers
Jim Carrey

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Michael J. Fox



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Not Quite Blockbusters
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10. At number 21 a "Mad About You" star chases a lot of wind around the USA countryside. Which movie is this?

As good as it gets
Twister
The Tower
The Perfect Storm

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Twister
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:27 pm

Music

Music: Guitarists: Legends Of Rock Guitar
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1. Ritchie Blackmore started his career as a session guitarist and played in several forgotten bands before finding success with which band?

Jethro Tull
T-Rex
Deep Purple
ZZ Top

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Deep Purple



Music: Finish The Lyric: Lost for Words!
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2. Here's a nice easy one to get you in the swing of things. "Well it's one for the money, two for the show. Three to get ready now go cat go. But don't you, step on my ______ suede shoes"?

pink
black
brown
blue

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blue



Music: Music from TV & Movies: "Love Actually" the soundtrack
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3. Finish the lyrics. "So I can show you how I ____".

heart
need
feel
know

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feel



Music: 1940s Music: The Early 40s
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4. "Some others I've seen might never be mean Might never be cross or try to be boss, but they wouldn't do For nobody else gave me a thrill With all your faults, I love you still" Identify this hit.

You And I
It Had To Be You
All Or Nothing At All
Who Wouldn't Love You

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It Had To Be You



Music: R and B, Rap, and Hip-Hop: Sweet R&B Part 1
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5. "Sorry 2004" and "What If" are from which artists debut album?

Kanye West
Ruben Studdard
Mario Winans
Van Hunt

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Ruben Studdard



Music: Mixed Lyrics: Mixed Music Lyrics
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6. What is the real way to spell the band who wrote "Intergalactic"?

Beast-E Boys
Beasti Boyz
Beasty Boys
Beastie Boys

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Beastie Boys



Music: Which Song Is It: In The Beginning
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7. "You know that it would be untrue, You know that I would be a liar, If I was to say to you, Girl, we couldn't get much higher" These were the opening lyrics for which Doors' song?

Peace Frog
People Are Strange
Roadhouse Blues
Light My Fire

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Light My Fire



Music: Cello: Violoncello
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8. What part of the cello do you put rosin on?

Nowhere
Strings
Bow
Pegs

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Bow



Music: Finish The Lyric: These Are a Few of My Favorite Songs: Part I
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9. What word finishes the following sentence in "All Star"? "Hey now you're an All Star get your game on, go play. Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on get paid, and all that glitters is gold. Only shooting stars break the _____."

atmosphere
stereotype
mold
boundaries

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mold



Music: Finish The Lyric: Lost for Words! 27
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10. "Don't take your love away from me Don't you leave my heart in misery If you go then I'll be blue 'Cause ______ up his hard to do" Just what is so hard to do?

making
shaking
waking
breaking

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breaking
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:46 pm

History

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

Small pox
Lung cancer
AIDS
Pneumonia

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AIDS



History: Old West: Winchester Rifles
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2. The Model 1895 Lever Action in 405 Winchester caliber was a favorite of which U.S. President?

Dwight D. Eisenhauer
George Herbert Bush
Ronald Reagan
Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt



History: 1980s Nostalgia: It Happened in the 80s
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3. Which company outraged its customers by introducing a reformulated version of a popular drink in 1985.

RC Cola
Coca-Cola
Alpine Cider
Hershey's

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Coca-Cola



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 Russia
UK and China
Japan and China
Uk and Japan

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Japan and Russia



History: 1990s Nostalgia: 90s Fads (American)
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5. What "Sesame Street" muppet was big as an interactive doll in the 90s?

Tickle me Elmo
Tickle me Grover
Tickle me Ernie
Tickle me Oscar

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Tickle me Elmo



History: Stonewall Jackson: Stonewall Jackson
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6. Which of the battles did Stonewall not have knowledge of because of his death?

Gettysburg
Fort Sumter
Antietam
Chancellorsville

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Gettysburg



History: Ancient Egypt: Life in Ancient Egypt
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7. What material was chiefly used to build Egyptian homes?

Lime stone
Sand
Wood
Mud brick

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Mud brick



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

Berlin
Munich
Frankfurt
Vienna

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Munich



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

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

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a set of guidelines for knights



History: Medieval History: The First Crusade
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10. What was one of the main aims of the first Crusade?

$$$
to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
just for the heck of it
to ship off all of the convicts in Europe and give them something to do

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to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:45 pm

Literature

Literature: Henry V: How Well Do You Know "Henry V" ?
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1. Which incident during the battle finally makes Henry lose his temper?

The news that his brother was dead.
The news that Pistol had deserted.
The news that the French had killed the boys at the baggage train.
The news that Exeter had disobeyed orders.

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The news that the French had killed the boys at the baggage train
.


Literature: Literary Characters: Help Wanted
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2. Wanted: An experienced bee keeper. Must have a devout love of honey. Must be able to get along well with a person of small stature. Omnivores please apply.

Paddington
Pooh
Kipper
Baloo

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Pooh



Literature: Literary Characters: Who Created Me?
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3. Inspector Japp, Captain Hastings, Ariadne Oliver, Tommy and Tuppence.

Agatha Christie
P.D. James
Ngaio Marsh
Dorothy L. Sayers

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Agatha Christie



Literature: Hamlet: "Hamlet" Do you know the text ?
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4. What thoughts does the sight of Fortinbras' army cause Hamlet to have?

He wonders how to get the Norwegians on his side.
They are ready to die for nothing - he hasn't the courage to kill Claudius..
He considers travelling to Norway instead of to England.
He wonders whether Fortinbras will marry Ophelia.

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They are ready to die for nothing - he hasn't the courage to kill Claudius..



Literature: Stephen King: Simple Stephen King Stuff
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5. Who co-wrote "The Talisman" and "Black House" with Mr. King?

Peter Straub
Dean Koontz
Shirley Jackson
Thomas Harris

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Peter Straub



Literature: Poetry: Great Poetry is Timeless
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6. "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." What Psalm is this?

Psalm 23
Psalm 24
Psalm 32
Psalm 33

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Psalm 23



Literature: Julius Caesar: Cassius
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7. Cassius is obsessed with his own death. At which point does he NOT threaten to kill himself or ask someone else to kill him?

At Phillipi, when he sees Titinius captured.
When he and Brutus approach the Senate house and Cassius "fears prevention".
When he argues with Brutus over a man charged with bribery.
When the soothsayer tells Caesar to beware the Ides of March.

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When the soothsayer tells Caesar to beware the Ides of March.



Literature: Literary Titles: Title Characters
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8. In an eighteenth-century English novel, who is Dr Charles Primrose?

The Unfortunate Traveller
The Orphan of China
The Pilgrim
The Vicar of Wakefield

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The Vicar of Wakefield



Literature: Midsummer Night's Dream: Guess Who
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9. Who is the messenger of the fairies?

Bottom
Mustardseed
Snout
Puck

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Puck



Literature: Mixed Literature: Sex Between the Covers
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10. This Frenchwoman was married to a country doctor. She exhausted her pocketbook having affairs with a lawyer and a wealthy landowner, then died by her own hand.

Madame Bovary
Coco Chanel
Madame Defarge
Yvette Mimeux

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Madame Bovary
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:03 pm

Triva

World: Famous Trials: More Interesting Trials Through History
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1. Al Capone, Chicago gangster extraordinaire, ultimately ended up in prison. Of what crime was he convicted?

Bribery
Income Tax Evasion
Bootlegging
Extortion

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Income Tax Evasion



World: Presidential Assassinations: Presidential Assassinations
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2. Who died at the same hospital as the president?

Booth
Guiteau
Oswald
Czolgosz

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Oswald



World: Dutch: Dutch Made Easy
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3. Those that are over sixty usually develop the habit of dozing off after lunch. In Dutch they are said to 'catch a little owl' (EEN UILTJE KNAPPEN ).The English language does not think of owls however. What is the English phrasing?

to fetch a nightcap
to go to the dogs
a cat nap
to chew the cud

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a cat nap



World: U.S. Commercials: 20th Century Advertising Icons
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4. Whose theme song was 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'?

Chiquita
Sunkist
California Raisins
Welch's Grape Juice

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California Raisins



World: Hebrew and Yiddish: This Jew's Hebrew Vocabulary Quiz
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5. Ani ro'ah pil varod ba'etz. What am I hallucinating?

that I see a pink elephant in the tree
that an orange giraffe wants my brain
that the monkey is eating me
that my brain is in a tree

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that I see a pink elephant in the tree



World: Aviation: Aero Engines
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6. Which of the following is an advantage of fuel injection?

Ease of ignition when engine is hot.
Distribution of fuel to cylinders more uniform
Increasd aerodynamics
Much, much tastier french fries

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Distribution of fuel to cylinders more uniform



World: Hebrew and Yiddish: Everyday Yiddish
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7. What would a "yenta" most likely do?

Gossip
Roll eyes
Scream
Punch you

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Gossip



World: Road Rules: NSW Driving Laws
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8. What is the ‘school zone’ speed limit?

50 km/h
There is no such thing as a school zone
45 km/h
40 km/h

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40 km/h



World: Latin: Latin Song Names
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9. If I say "duc me ad flumen", I want to go somewhere. Where is it?

Highways of my Life
Going to a Go-Go
Cloud Nine
Take Me to the River

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Take Me to the River



World: Presidential Trivia: The Curse of Tecumseh
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10. Which man broke “The Curse of Tecumseh?”

George H.W. Bush
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter

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Ronald Reagan
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