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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:03 pm

History

History: Specialized History: Visions of the Future, From the Past
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1. In 'Planet of the Apes' what landmark does Taylor discover in the final scene?

The Golden Gate Bridge
Marlon Brando
The Astrodome
The Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty



History: World War II: World War II as Cause and Effect
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2. In what European city were the post-war trials of leading Nazis held?

Paris
Berlin
London
Nuremburg

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Nuremburg



History: October November December: Historic October Events
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3. In October of 1958 the Russian author, Boris Pasternak, was forced by the Soviet government to refuse the year's Nobel Prize for Literature. For which of his works is he best known?

Safe Conduct
The Terrestial Expanse
On Early Trains
Doctor Zhivago

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Doctor Zhivago



History: 1980s Nostalgia: Remember 1986?
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4. In what place did a nuclear disaster take place in 1986?

Chernobyl
Bikini
Three Mile Island
Hiroshima

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Chernobyl



History: U.S. History: US History - 2
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5. Why did most native American tribes have better relations with the French rather than the British?

French were better looking and were better lovers
The French paid the Indians more and they liked their wine
The French only wanted to trade with them, the English wanted their land
The Indians found French an easier language to learn

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The French only wanted to trade with them, the English wanted their land



History: World War I: World War I Trivia
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6. What is the real name of the best German Ace during World War I?

Ernst Udet
Manfred von Richthofen
Werner Voss
Erich Loewenhardt

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Manfred von Richthofen



History: 2000s History: That's News to Me (10)
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7. At the beginning of October 2004 the Prime Minister Tony Blair was discharged from hospital following an operation for what?

A nervous problem
Loss of memory
A. P. D. (American Poodle Disease)
A heart problem

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A heart problem



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

1588
1510
1599
1555

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1588



History: World History: Turning in their Graves
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9. I'm now in Iran, where this empire was prevalent. Xerxes, Cyrus, and Darius, all famous emperors, once ruled these lands. Which empire's fall might cause them to turn in their graves?

Persian Empire
Russian Empire
Roman Empire
Austrian Empire

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Persian Empire



History: Malaysia: Malaysia: 1
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10. Westerners arrived in Malaya early in the 16th century. Malacca, a trading port then, was captured and colonized in 1511. Of what nationality were the first European colonists?

Spanish
English
Dutch
Portuguese

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Portuguese
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Literature

Literature: Poetry: Name That Romantic Poem
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1. "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle!"

Thomas Moore
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Robert Burns
George Gordon, Lord Byron

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Robert Burns



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

Oswald
Kent
Harold
Cornwall

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Oswald



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

Baptista
Grumio
Hortensio
Lucentio

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Baptista



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet
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4. Who finds Juliet "dead" in her bed?

Lord Capulet
Romeo
Lady Capulet
The Nurse

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The Nurse



Literature: Mixed Literature: The Sporting Bloke's Guide to Literature
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5. Which poet was the author of the Australian hymn “Waltzing Matilda”?

Andrew "Joey" Johns
"Waltzing" Matt Hilder
Martin "Chariots" Offiah
Andrew "Banjo" Paterson

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Andrew "Banjo" Paterson



Literature: Mixed Literature: Names Lost in Translation
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6. Michael Ende's "Night of Wishes": What is the original German "Notion Potion" called?

Zauberglauber
Zanktrank
Wunschpunsch
Scheinwein

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Wunschpunsch



Literature: Plays: The Diary of Anne Frank
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7. Who is the only survivor?

Mrs. Frank
Margot
Anne
Mr. Frank

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Mr. Frank



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo & Juliet – Dramatis Personae
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8. Juliet's primary caregiver, she is a coarse yet warm and caring woman.

Lady Montague
Lady Capulet
The Nurse
Rosaline

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The Nurse



Literature: As You Like It: As You Like It
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9. Who utters these immortal lines: 'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.'?

Rosalind
Touchstone
Jaques
Duke Senior

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Jaques



Literature: Chinese Literature: "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Part 3
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10. When Cao Cao opened the wooden box containing Guan Yu's head, what is said to have happened?

Guan Yu's head disappeared
Guan Yu's eyes opened and looked at Cao Cao
Guan Yu cursed at Cao Cao
Guan Yu spat at Cao Cao

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Guan Yu's eyes opened and looked at Cao Cao
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:41 pm

Trivia

World: IATA Codes: U.S. Airport Codes
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1. If you were flying out of JFK airport, what city would you be flying from?

New York, NY
Jackson, MS
Jacksonville, FL
Lansing, MI

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New York, NY



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

New Zealand
England
Canada
Holland

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New Zealand



World: Indonesian and Malay: Bahasa Indonesia mudah sekali, bukan?
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3. Which of the following means "my friend"?

teman saya
pengyou saya
saya teman
saya pengyou

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teman saya



World: Spanish: Movie Titles Translated To Spanish
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4. This movie, featuring Kevin Spacey, is known as "Sospechosos Habituales" in Spain. What is its English title?

American Beauty
The Usual Suspects
L.A. Confidential
Seven

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The Usual Suspects



World: European Union: The EU 25
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5. Which of the 2004 enlargement states has its capital at Riga?

Lithuania
Latvia
Slovenia
Slovakia

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Latvia



World: U.S. First Ladies: Behind Every Great Man. . .
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6. This lady became the first First Lady of the United States to live in the White House.

Frances Cleveland
Sarah Polk
Abigail Adams
Julia Tyler

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Abigail Adams



World: U.S. Laws: The Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit
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7. What is the usual basis for filing a civil lawsuit?

Because one is upset
To coerce someone
To get a lot of money
Negligence, intentional acts and breach of contract

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Negligence, intentional acts and breach of contract



World: Scouts: Fun Times In Cub Scouts (America)
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8. There is a ritual in Cub Scouts. You hold out your right hand to shake hands, put your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy's wrist. What is this called?

Cub Scout high five
Cub Scout hand lock
Cub Scout secret shake
Cub Scout handshake

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Cub Scout handshake



World: U.S. Laws: Wanna Be a Lawyer?
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9. You pay your apartment manager the monthly rent. The apartment manager then takes everyone's rent money and loses it all while playing the horses. What is this called?

Investing
Preplanned conveyance
Embezzlement
Power of attorney

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Embezzlement



World: Tombs: Arlington Cemetery
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10. In general, for the internment of which dead military personnel is Arlington Cemetery reserved?

Those killed on active service
All of these
Those who attained 20 years or more military service
Winners of certain military decorations, such as the Medal of Honor

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All of these
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:09 pm

Trivia

World: Global Trivia: Nicknames Of Cities And Countries
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1. Which American city has been called the 'Athens of America' because of its many educational, literary and cultural institutions?

Boston
Salem
Pittsburgh
San Francisco

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Boston



World: Presidential Trivia: Tough American Presidents II
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2. Which of the following was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina?

James Polk
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
Zachary Taylor

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Andrew Jackson



World: U.S. Currency: American Currency
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3. Which organization oversees the printing of US paper money?

The Department of The US Mint
The CIA
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Standard Currency

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing



World: U.S. Laws: American Judicial History
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4. Marbury v. Madison established the doctrine of judicial review. What was the position of James Madison at the time of the decision?

Secretary of State
Secretary of the Judiciary
President
Vice President

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Secretary of State



World: Swahili: Accessible Swahili
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5. Swahili is an official language in all but which of these four countries?

Ethiopia
Tanzania
Kenya
Uganda

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Ethiopia



World: IATA Codes: I'm Flying in What Country?
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6. I'm flying from BGJ to GRY and end up in KEF. Where am I?

Norway
Germany
Denmark
Iceland

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Iceland



World: Accounting: Accounting #2
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7. Which of the following is not an acceptable statement of the basic accounting equation?

Assets - Liabilities = Owner's Equity/Capital
Assets = Liabilities - Owner's Equity/Capital
Assets = Liabilities + Owner's Equity/Capital
Assets - Owner's Equity/Capital = Liabilities

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Assets = Liabilities - Owner's Equity/Capital



World: Air Forces: Military Aircraft
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8. Which airplane can take off vertically?

F-8 Crusader
AV-8B Harrier
S-3B Viking
E-2C Hawkeye

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AV-8B Harrier



World: European Union: Enlargement of the European Union
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9. Which 'new' member state has the greatest number of deputies to the European Parliament?

Hungary
Czech Republic
Malta
Poland

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Poland



World: French: French Family Members
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10. What does "frère" mean in English?

friend
mother
father
brother

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brother
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:09 pm

Movies

Movies: Same Word Titles: Show Me The Quiz
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1. An insurance adjuster becomes suspicious about all aspects of his life when he wants to get away from his perfect small-town and take a vacation, but everyone discourages him.

Start the Show
The One Horse Show
A Really Big Show
The Truman Show

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The Truman Show



Movies: Common Locations: Let’s Gamble On This Movie
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2. Elvis and Ann-Margaret team up in this Vegas flick. There’s music, dancing and whole lotta fun going on. What movie is this that was directed by George Sidney?

C.C. and Company
Bye Bye Birdie
Viva Las Vegas
State Fair

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Viva Las Vegas



Movies: Same Word Titles: This Quiz's Days Are Numbered
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3. A young man (Josh Hartnett) vows to stay celibate for Lent, despite the temptations being thrown in front of him by his so-called friends, and meeting the woman of his dreams.

Just Two More Days
40 Days and 40 Nights
One Day at the Zoo
For 12 Days Only

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40 Days and 40 Nights



Movies: Something in the Title: The Weather Forecast For Quizzyland...
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4. Lexie, an up-and-coming figure skater on a fast track to Nationals, loses her sight after suffering a head injury. With the support of her boyfriend, she struggles to get back on the ice and skate in competition again. What movie have I described?

Shadows and Fog
Ice Castles
Cloud Nine
Four Rainbows and a Breeze

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Ice Castles



Movies: Name It - Easy: Johns? Pots? Toilets? Bathrooms?
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5. This gentleman had to pee a couple times in this movie. The problem with him peeing is that he had to pee while he met the President of the United States of America. Who do we see in the White House bathroom?

Forrest Gump
Private Benjamin
Jimmy Dugan
Jim Lovell

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Forrest Gump



Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: 9 Degrees of 'Name the Movie' 8
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6. A man with amnesia struggles to remember what he did in his former life, after he finds himself targeted by assasins. Demetri Goritsas and Matt Damon starred in this thriller.

The Jackal
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Out of the Past
The Bourne Identity

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The Bourne Identity



Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: 10 Degrees of George Clooney
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7. Liv Tyler waits with the rest of the world to see if her daddy (Bruce Willis) and his crew can save the world from destruction.

Die Hard
The Core
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Armageddon

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Armageddon



Movies: Bloom, Orlando: Orlando Bloom Quotes
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8. "And you have my bow."

The Fellowship of the Ring
Troy
Pirates of the Carribean
Kingdom of Heaven

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The Fellowship of the Ring



Movies: People Themed Groups: Other Than "Star Wars"
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9. Who was the title villain in Ian Fleming's "The Man With The Golden Gun"?

Christopher Lee
Billy Dee Williams
Carrie Fisher
Harrison Ford

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Christopher Lee



Movies: Literary Movies: From Books to the Big Screen in 2005
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10. "War of the Worlds" was a book originally written by H.G. Wells, about a dad and his two children who are on the run from deadly aliens planning to take over the world. In 2005, which director directed this movie?

Tim Burton
George Lucas
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorsese

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Steven Spielberg
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Music

Music: Jazz: A Little Jazz
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1. What jazz trumpet icon was heralded as the 'Prince of Darkness' to media hounds and music critics, none of whom could seem to break the ice in their interviews with this master?

Charles Mingus
Miles Davis
Edward Vedder III
Jeffrey van Gundy

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Miles Davis



Music: 1970s Music: 1970s Albums
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2. A Day At The Races

Boston
Triumph
Queen
Led Zeppelin

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Queen



Music: Music from 1981: Who Sings What In 1981
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3. Who had a hit in 1981 with the song: For Your Eyes Only?

Kim Wilde
Janes Ian
Sheena Easton
Dolly Parton

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Sheena Easton



Music: Music from 1987: Who Sings What In 1987
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4. Who had a hit in 1987 with the song: Faith?

George Michael
Tony Esposito
Moses
Ferry Aid

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George Michael



Music: Days in Songs: Saturday And Sunday Songs
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5. Who had a hit with a song called: Sunday Bloody Sunday?

U2
Sinead O'Connor
Cranberries
Pogues

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U2



Music: Music from 1977: Song Lyrics from 1977
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6. I've paid my dues, Time after time, I've done my sentence But committed no crime .

Electric Light Orchestra
Queen
Bob Seger
George Harrison

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Queen



Music: Name the Song: Country Music Classics II
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7. 'Til the Rivers All Run ______'

Wild
Uphill
Dry
North

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Dry



Music: Music from TV & Movies: Romantic Songs from the Movies
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8. 'My Heart Will Go On'

'Titanic'
'Sense and Sensibility'
'My Best Friend's Wedding'
'A Walk in the Clouds'

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'Titanic'



Music: Don Giovanni: Mozart's Don Giovanni
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9. Now for the story. At the beginning of Act I, Leporello waits for his master, Don Giovanni, who is busy trying to rape Donna Anna. The Don is discovered and then has to fight a duel with the Commendatore, whom he kills. Who is the Commendatore?

Donna Anna's father
Donna Anna's fiance
Donna Anna's brother
Donna Anna's servant

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Donna Anna's father



Music: Which Song Is It: First Lines of Modern Rock Songs
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10. "I took her out, it was a Friday night..."

"Higher"
"Too Bad"
"How You Remind Me"
"What's My Age Again?"

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"What's My Age Again?"
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:07 pm

History

History: 1930s History: 1930s History
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1. Which Afro-American athlete performed specacularly well at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin?

Joe Louis
Jesse Owens
Babe Ruth
Max Robinson

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Jesse Owens



History: German: Germany 1850 to 1950 History
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2. What was the Hindenburg disaster?

A mistake by President Hindenburg that led to German starvation
The sinking of a merchant ship
An airship crash
A fire in a German city

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An airship crash



History: 1900s History: People, Places and Events-- 1900-1909
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3. In April of 1906, a devastating earthquake hit and nearly demolished this US city.

Juneau
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle

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San Francisco



History: 1940s Nostalgia: Do You Remember 1946?
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4. The trials of 24 alleged Nazi war criminals continued during 1946. Where did these trials take place?

Nuremberg
Vienna
Munich
Geneva

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Nuremberg



History: October November December: Historic October Events
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5. In October of 1958 the Russian author, Boris Pasternak, was forced by the Soviet government to refuse the year's Nobel Prize for Literature. For which of his works is he best known?

Doctor Zhivago
On Early Trains
Safe Conduct
The Terrestial Expanse

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Doctor Zhivago



History: British History: The Elizabethans
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6. Guy Fawkes is infamous as a traitor. What did he plan to do?

Provide military secrets to Spain
Kidnap the Queen
Blow up Parliament
Assassinate a Royal Minister

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Blow up Parliament



History: 1970s History: The Real 70s (Mainly American)
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7. 1972 and 1974 saw the Oscar going to "The Godfather" and "The Godfather 2" for best picture. A first in Oscar history where both the original and the sequel win the big prize. Who directed these two movies?

Steven Spielberg
George Roy Hill
Milos Forman
Francis Ford Coppola

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Francis Ford Coppola



History: Czech: The Defenestrations of Prague
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8. In the Second Defenestration of Prague, the royal officials who were thrown out, survived because they landed on something. What was it?

A vast, open tub of water full of sharks and sea wasps
Some Boy Scouts
A cart full of manure
Burning swords

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A cart full of manure



History: Latin America: Latin American Heroes
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9. A modern-era hero to many in Latin America, this controversial figure died in Bolivia at the age of 39. He was an important figure in the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro. He has become an icon to students and revolutionaries around the world.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Camilo Cienfuegos
Antonio Maceo
Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez

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Ernesto "Che" Guevara



History: War History: Military History (1900 -1970)
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10. Which World War Two leader made the now-famous speech, "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few." ?

General George S. Patton
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Winston Churchill
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Winston Churchill
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:22 pm

Literature

Literature: Stephen King: The Short Stories of Stephen King
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1. What was the nickname of the Hadley-Watson Model-6 Speed Ironer and Folder?

'Big Bertha'
'The Mangler'
'Christine'
'The Lookout'

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'The Mangler'



Literature: Twelfth Night: "Twelfth Night" - Do you know the text ?
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2. As well as her brother which other relation of Olivia's has died within the last few years?

her mother
her cousin
her sister
her father

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her father



Literature: Famous First Lines: First Lines of Famous Novels: Part 2
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3. "Not long ago, there lived in London a young married couple of Dalmatian dogs named Pongo and Missus Pongo."

'101 Dalmatians' - Dodie Smith
'The Jungle Book' - Rudyard Kipling
'Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang' - Ian Fleming
'Mary Poppins' - P.L. Travers

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'101 Dalmatians' - Dodie Smith



Literature: Name The Play: Help, Shakespeare, I'm Dying!
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4. "I kiss'd thee ere I kill'd thee."

Hamlet
Othello
The Merchant of Venice
The Winter's Tale


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Othello


Literature: Lines and Quotes: A Big Shakespearean Bash
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5. This man is already discussing his family! Who said, "I have another daughter, who, I am sure, is kind and comfortable."

Laertes
King Lear
Lord Capulet
Lord Montague

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King Lear



Literature: Literature Before 1900: English Literature Made Simple - No. 2
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6. Who is considered by many as the chief poet and playwright of the Restoration as well as the father of modern English prose?

Edwin Rorden
Robert Heiden
John Dryden
Philip Matthews

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John Dryden



Literature: Fantasy: "Lord of the Rings" and "The Belgariad"
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7. The Fellowship in "Lord of the Rings" was chosen by Elrond and the council to represent the main races: human, elf, dwarf and hobbit. The Group in "The Belgariad" was chosen how?

they all came to a counsel
Belgarath chose his friends
they were all listed in the Mrin prochecy
chance meeting along the way

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they were all listed in the Mrin prochecy



Literature: Macbeth: 9 for 10 - Macbeth
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8. What is the missing word in this Macbeth quote? "Vaulting ----, which o'erleaps itself And fails on the other".

ambition
aspiration
pride
power

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ambition



Literature: Poetry: Poetry Terms
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9. What term best applies to this line: "The wind howled about my window that February night"?

personification
metaphor
simile
consonance

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personification



Literature: Ancient Greek Drama: The Oedipus Plays
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10. What does the name Oedipus mean in Greek?

Great leader
Swollen foot
Sodomite
Riddle solver

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Swollen foot
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:11 pm

Oh my, bad, really bad, I got 1 right, n.3, and only because you put "dalmatians dogs" in the questions.... :oops:
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Never mind Crys - you'll get at least one today. ;)

Trivia

World: Presidential Trivia: Facts about the Presidents
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1. Who was the youngest person ever elected President?

James Polk
John F. Kennedy
Theodore Roosevelt
Ulysses Grant

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John F. Kennedy



World: Dutch: Dutch Made Easy
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2. Love between immature youngsters is termed 'calf love' or KALVERLIEFDE. An alternative term in English is?

puppy love
petting love
petty love
penny love

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puppy love



World: Worldwide Greetings!: How Do You Say ...?
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3. How do you say "Gaelic" in Irish Gaelic?

Eest
Gaeilge
Svenska
Norsk

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Gaeilge



World: U.S. Commercials: Popular American TV Commercials
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4. "Time to make the doughnuts" was the slogan for which doughnut store chain?

Dunkin' Donuts
Mr. Donut
Krispy Kreme
Happy Doughnuts

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Dunkin' Donuts



World: Russian: Foods in the Russian Language
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5. Which alcoholic drink is a necessity at any dinner table in Russia?

wine
whiskey
liquor
vodka

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vodka



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

Kansas
Iowa
Nebraska
Wyoming


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Wyoming


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

grandmother
step-mother
aunt
great-grandmother

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great-grandmother



World: Motorcycles: Motorcycle Safety
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8. Which of the following is a motorcycling condition that you can control?

Condition of the motorcycle and rider
Traffic Conditions
Weather Conditions
Light Conditions

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Condition of the motorcycle and rider



World: South African Politics: Nelson Mandela
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9. Where was Nelson Mandela born?

Jamaica
Mali
South Africa
Tanzania

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South Africa



World: U.S. Commercials: I Have Good News...
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10. What animal causes a car to wreck, by running out in the road, in a Geico commercial?

squirrel
meerkat
skunk
rabbit

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squirrel
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:57 pm

Trivia

World: U.K. Politics: Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)
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1. Peel's main premiership lasted from 1841-46. Which of the following led to a serious and lasting split in the Conservative (Tory) Party?

The reduction in import tariffs in the 1842 and 1845 budgets
Withdrawing the British army from Afghanistan
The repeal of the Corn Laws
The reintroduction of income tax

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The repeal of the Corn Laws



World: Naval Forces: History of the Canadian Navy
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2. During the inter-war years, with budgets slashed, what was established to maintain the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN's) manning requirements?

Naval Colleges
Naval Reserves
Conscription
Nothing, the RCN existed on paper only during this time

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Naval Reserves



World: U.S. First Ladies: All the Presidents' Women
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3. She started a foundation for family literacy while her husband was in office. She was also involved in many causes, including helping the homeless, AIDS victims, the elderly, and many school volunteer programs.

Barbara Pierce Bush
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Laura Welch Bush
Elizabeth Bloomer Ford

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Barbara Pierce Bush



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Celebrity Politicians
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4. Which of the following politicians was not a professional sports star?

Jim Bunning
Fred Thompson
J.C. Watts
Bill Bradley

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Fred Thompson



World: Codes & Time.Zones: Country Codes
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5. I had an interesting dream, I was in a country and everyone in the country that I asked said that the code for this country was .zy! What country did I visit?

Zimbabwe
No such country
New Zealand
New Zuricka

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No such country



World: Scouts: Cub Scouting in the U.S.
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6. Which of the following can Cub Scouts not earn as belt loops?

Archery
Rifle Shooting
BB gun shooting
Ice skating

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Rifle Shooting



World: French: Absurd French 771
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7. « Dessine-moi un papillon », dit le Prince au mouton. « Sire, si seulement je pouvais. »

“Draw me a sheep”, said the Prince to the butterfly. “Sire, if only I could.”
“Draw a butterfly for me,” said the Prince to the sheep. “Sire, I only draw sheep.”
“Guess which butterfly I am.”, said the Prince to the sheep. “Sire, I fear I cannot.”
“Draw me a butterfly”, said the Prince to the sheep. “Sire, if only I could.”

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“Draw me a butterfly”, said the Prince to the sheep. “Sire, if only I could.”



World: Chinese: Country Names in Chinese
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8. How do you say Cote d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast in Chinese?

'Ke te di wa'
'Xiang ya hai an'
None is correct
Both translations are correct

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Both translations are correct



World: The Law: Legal Drinking Ages by Country
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9. What is the legal drinking age in Japan?

10
15
20
25

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20



World: Coolidge, Calvin: Calvin Coolidge
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10. A hostess once bet someone that she could get Coolidge to say more than two words. What did Coolidge say when the hostess finally talked to him?

big mistake
no way
you lose
guess not

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you lose
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:48 pm

History

History: Roman History: Romulus to the fall of Byzantium
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1. The fall of the Roman Empire is sometimes blamed on the presence of what poisonous element in their pipes and cooking utensils?

lead
platinum
arsenic
uranium

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lead



History: India: The Mughal Dynasty of India
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2. What founder of the Mughal Dynasty moved his followers to India?

Akbar
Babur
Jahangir
Jahan

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Babur



History: World War II: Structure of WWII
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3. In which region of France was D-Day fought?

The Ile de France
Normandy
The Pas de Calai
Provence

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Normandy



History: Civil War: Civil War
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4. What nationally known Union officer was killed on May 24th 1861 after pulling down a Confederate flag from atop a Virginia boardinghouse?

General James Ledlie
General Felix Zollicoffer
Colonel Elmer E.Ellsworth
Nathaniel Lyon

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Colonel Elmer E.Ellsworth



History: South Africa: South African History
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5. Who was the last South African president under the apartheid regime?

Frederik Willem de Klerk
Joaquim Chissano
Nelson Mandela
Sam Nujoma

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Frederik Willem de Klerk



History: British History: More Oddities From British History
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6. 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: U.S. History: US History - 3
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7. In 1773 what did the Sons of Liberty do in Boston that outraged the British goverment?

Dumped a ship load of tea into Boston Harbor
Went door to door collecting money for the poor
Burned an image of the king in the town square
Set fire to the soldiers barracks

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Dumped a ship load of tea into Boston Harbor



History: U.S. History: Are You Familiar with the New Deal?
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8. Not all of the USA saw the New Deal as a positive influence and method to get the country out of the Great Depression. Some extremely influential characters in American society did not support the New Deal. Who were they?

The Republicans
The Rich
The Big Businessmen
All of these

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All of these



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

1960
1983
1951
1969

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1969



History: World War II: Some Crucial Battles of WWII
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10. Here's an easy one. The invasion of north-west Continental Europe by Americans, English, and Canadians.

Dieppe
Battle of Falaise
The Invasion of Normandy
Operation White Coast

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The Invasion of Normandy
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:06 pm

Movies

Movies: Taglines - Average: Horror Movie Taglines. Enter If You Dare!
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1. 'Against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood.'

Blade
Dracula 2000
From Dusk Till Dawn
Jeepers Creepers

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Blade



Movies: Taglines - Average: Horror Movie Taglines. Enter If You Dare!
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2. 'Death doesn't take no for an answer.'

Final Destination
People Under the Stairs
Ghost
Shocker

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Final Destination



Movies: Degrees - Easy +/- 10: Use The Taglines!
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3. Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan starred in this movie with the tagline: 'She didn't believe in angels until she fell in love with one'. Which movie is it?

Sweet November
City of Angels
Dying Young
Autumn in New York

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City of Angels



Movies: Players - Average +/- 10: Name The Actor
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4. "Fled" - "The Matrix" - "Boyz N the Hood"?

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Stephen Baldwin
Laurence Fishburne
Keanu Reeves

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Laurence Fishburne



Movies: Degrees - Easy +/- 10: The Wahlberg Connection
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5. Donnie Wahlberg has a small but pivotal impact in this movie with Haley Joel Osment possessed a very special yet not always wanted gift.

Artificial Intelligence AI
The Sixth Sense
Ransom
Pay It Forward

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The Sixth Sense



Movies: Name It - Average 25: My Movie Collection: Part 1
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6. A teenage girl spends the summer with her family at a camp in the Catskills where she falls in love with a dancing teacher.

Footloose
Dirty Dancing
Sleepaway Camp
Summer of Love

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Dirty Dancing



Movies: Players - Difficult: Daughters Of The Movies
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7. Who plays Henry Fonda's daughter in "On Golden Pond"?

Ann Margaret
Dorothy Malone
Jane Fonda
Audrey Hepburn

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Jane Fonda



Movies: Westerns and Gangster Films: Best Westerns
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8. In John Ford's "The Searchers", John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, who searches for years to find his niece who was stolen by Indians. Name the actress who plays his niece.

Debbie Reynolds
Shirley Temple
Natalie Wood
Elizabeth Taylor

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Natalie Wood



Movies: Depp, Johnny: A Decade of Johnny Depp
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9. An Avon Lady stumbles upon an incomplete, quasi-human experiment (Depp) in this whimsical suburban fairly tale.

Edward Scissorhands
Nick of Time Arizona Dream
Donnie Brasco
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

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Edward Scissorhands



Movies: Players - Average 10: Actors Playing Americans
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10. Who played Bud White in "L.A. Confidential"?

Russell Crowe
Paul Hogan
Hugh Jackman
Mel Gibson

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Russell Crowe
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:14 pm

finally, with 8 known straight ahead and 2 guessed right I get what is probably my first 10!! :D
that's the quiz I was waiting for (=one where no studying at all is required :oops: ) but a 10 is a 10, and it does the heart good! :P
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:01 pm

:snooty: I only got 9/10
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