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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby RSoak » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:53 pm

Got 10, but #8 was a quasi-guess.
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:53 pm

See how you do on these. :)

Music

Music: Music by Year: Oldies Mania: Part 1
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1. Who is best known for singing "Hound Dog"?

Buddy Holly
Beatles
Rolling Stones
Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley



Music: Writers & Producers: Songwriters Who Should be Famous
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2. Hoyt Axton wrote two songs that were giant hits in the early seventies. Do these words sound familiar? "Never understood a single word he said..." "Say the ladies are insane there..." What band recorded these songs?

The Byrds
The Carpenters
Three Dog Night
The Eagles

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Three Dog Night



Music: Music Mixture: Jukebox Jury
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3. (These songs appeared in the UK Channel 4 Television "100 Worst Pop Records" chart 2003, as voted by the viewers) Which of these female groups inflicted the song "Wannabe" upon the music loving public?

Bewitched
Spice Girls
Atomic Kitten
All Saints

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Spice Girls



Music: Finish The Lyric: Lost for Words! #3
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4. Who’s the nameless goddess in this well-known lyric? "Goddess on the mountain top Burning like a silver flame The summit of beauty and love And ______ was her name"

Minerva
Diana
Venus
Juno

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Venus



Music: Guitarists: Son of Guitar Gods
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5. Which great guitarist is credited with inventing the electric guitar?

Bo Diddley
Chet Atkins
Les Paul
Roy Clark

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Les Paul



Music: Eurovision Song Contest: Eurovision 2004
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6. Who were the first and last countries to perform at the Contest final?

France and Malta
Spain and Sweden
Germany and Turkey
Albania and the UK

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Spain and Sweden



Music: Writers & Producers: Famed Producers II: Lil' Jon
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7. Lil' Jon produced the first song released off of Petey Pablo's album "Still Writing in my Diary." What is the name of the song?

Freak-a-leek
Goodies
Vibrate
Dem Jeans

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Freak-a-leek



Music: Names in Songs: Lee, Leo, Leon or Leroy
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8. Who scored in the 70's with such hits as "When I Need You" and "Long Tall Glasses"?

Leo Sayer
Lee Dorsey
Leo Kottke
Leo DiCaprio

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Leo Sayer



Music: Music from 2005: Lyrics of 2004/2005
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9. Fill in the blank for this song by Usher,Lil Jon,and Ludacris: "Hope that 'cha fine, wanna know what you got in _____".

kind
phone
heart
mind

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mind



Music: Music from 1964: The Top Hits of 1964
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10. "He may not be a movie star But when it comes to bein' happy we are" Who is the “he” that the singer is referring to in this song, a hit that would finish 1964 ranked ninth?

My Boy Lollipop
Sunny
Norman
My Guy

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My Guy
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:07 pm

History

History: War History: Heroes and Villains of War
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1. This military leader spread Greek culture from his native Macedonia to the Indian subcontinent.

Cyrus The Great
Alexander The Great
Ghengis Khan
Marco Polo

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Alexander The Great



History: U.S. History: American History That School Forgot
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2. The current White House is not the original. What happened to the original White House?

It was moved out of Washington D.C.
It was torn down
It was burnt down
It collapsed in a storm


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It was burnt down


History: The Great Depression: The Great Depression
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3. Regions that got hit by severe drought and dust storms were called what?

dust city
the ghetto
a very bad place to live
dust bowls

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dust bowls



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

Happy Face
Have A Good Day
Baby On Board
Think Snow

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Happy Face



History: Old West: The Life of Jesse James
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5. With what famous literary hero is Jesse James often associated?

Robin Hood
Aladdin
King Arthur
The Artful Dodger

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Robin Hood



History: World War II: World War II
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6. Which of these was not the name of a WWII dictator?

Benito Mussolini
Josef Stalin
Hideki Tojo
Adolf Hitler

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Hideki Tojo



History: Famous Dates: The Year Is 1970
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7. The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 did which of the following?

All of these are true
Created a 5-person Postal Rate Commission
Created an 11-person Board of Governors
Turned the Post Office Department into the US Postal Service

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All of these are true



History: 1970s Nostalgia: Remembering the 70s - 1971 Americana
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8. Americans were glued to their televisions as Apollo 15 astronauts explored the moon's surface in a battery-operated vehicle. What name was given to this space age form of transportation?

Moon motor module
Moon driver
Lunar scooter
Lunar rover

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Lunar rover



History: Mixed Bag: Historical Js
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9. Which President of the United States was known by the nickname 'Old Hickory'?

Andrew Johnson
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson
Lyndon Johnson

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Andrew Jackson



History: German: Rise and Fall of the Weimar Republic
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10. Which treaty did Germany sign that formally ended World War I?

Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Bucharest

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Treaty of Versailles
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:02 pm

Literature

Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King
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1. What was the first of SK's novels that was turned into a major motion picture?

"The Shining"
"Salem's Lot"
"Cujo"
"Carrie"

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"Carrie"



Literature: King Lear: King Lear
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2. Who did Lear address in this remark. "Come not between the dragon and his wrath"?

Kent
Gloucester
Albany
The Fool

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Kent



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

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

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



Literature: Young Adult Fiction: "The" Book Quiz
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4. When Mary Lennox's parents died and left her an orphan, she is sent to live with her uncle on the Yorkshire moors. Along with her friend Dickon, she soons finds a hidden world of wonder, beyond a garden wall.

The Hollow Tree
The Secret Garden
The Scarlet Letter
The Golden Compass

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The Secret Garden



Literature: Children's Literature: Mythological Names in Harry Potter
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5. Luna Lovegood is named for a Roman goddess. What is this goddess's sphere of influence?

home
moon
marriage
fertility

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moon



Literature: Literary Characters: What Book am I From? No.2
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6. Diana Barry, Mathew Cuthbert, Rachel Lynde.

Little House on the Praire
Anne of Green Gables
Little Women
The Secret Garden

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Anne of Green Gables



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

Friar John
Tybalt
Benvolio
Friar Lawrence

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Tybalt



Literature: Literary Characters: Which Fictional Characters Lived Here?
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8. This character, an elegant sleuth and a member of the English aristocracy, lived at 110a Piccadilly London. So how should his mail be addressed?

Hugh (Bulldog) Drummond
Gideon Fell
Lord Peter Wimsey
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Lord Peter Wimsey



Literature: Mixed Literature: Sex Between the Covers
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9. This x-rated text, with lavish illustrations, asserts that: "An ingenious person should multiply the kinds of congress after the fashion of the different kinds of beasts and of birds."

Animal Farm
Sei Shonagon
Little Women
Kama Sutra

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Kama Sutra



Literature: Literary Characters: Literary Antagonists
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10. This character from Shakespeare's "Othello" is regarded as one of the most sinister villains of all time. What is his name?

Odin
Cassio
Iago
Othello

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Iago
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:49 pm

Trivia

World: French: What's the Weather in France?
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1. If you were told to expect 'mauvais temps', what weather could you expect?

rain
possibly all of these
fog
wind

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possibly all of these



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

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

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the miners strike



World: World Languages: "What If" Situations
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3. You overhear an Australian on the sub way say "I'm really up a gum tree now." What does she mean?

looking for wriggleys
in need of visiting the dentist
tree climbing
in a predicament

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in a predicament



World: Aviation: Commercial Aviation Questions
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4. Where are the Airbus A-320's built?

Madrid, Spain
Montreal, Canada
Toulouse, France
Seattle, Washington

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Toulouse, France



World: U.S. Commercials: Slogans Slogans Slogans
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5. Who uses the slogan "They're magically delicious"?

Fruity Pebbles
Lucky Charms
Cheerios
Corn Flakes

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Lucky Charms



World: Famous Trials: Nuremberg: The Trial of the Century
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6. Which four nations conducted the trials?

U.S.S.R, U.S, Britain, Germany
U.S, Britain, France, Japan
U.S.S.R, U.S, China, Britain
U.S, Britain, France, U.S.S.R

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U.S, Britain, France, U.S.S.R



World: Icelandic: Icelandic Names
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7. Which is the English equivalent of the Icelandic name "Jón"?

Jack
Joe
John
Jane

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John



World: Aviation: Aircraft Terms
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8. What is a nut that is tightened down against another nut called?

Check nut
Ceconite
Control horn
Center cone

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Check nut



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

Congo
China
Chile
Christmas Island

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Congo



World: World Languages: Endangered Languages
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10. One-fourth to one-third of the world's languages lack orthography. What is that?

Stories and folktales
A written language
A distinct culture
The support of the government of the countries in which they are primarily spoken

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A written language
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:14 pm

[quote="Tonyblack"]Trivia

World: French: What's the Weather in France?
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1. If you were told to expect 'mauvais temps', what weather could you expect?

rain
possibly all of these
fog
wind

FROGGY :lol: COULDnot resist that one.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:54 pm

Trivia

World: Italian Politics: Mussolini: A New Breed of Caesar
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1. In what year did Benito Musssolini come to power (as prime minister)?

1921
1922
1923
1933

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1922



World: Air Forces: USAF Basics
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2. What is the pay grade of a Senior Airman?

E-5
E-3
E-4
E-2

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E-4



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Celebrity Politicians
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3. When this town's Mayor didn't "make his day," Clint Eastwood took him out.

Carmel, California
West Hollywood, California
Berkeley, California
Palm Springs, California

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Carmel, California



World: Air Forces: Soviet Fighter Aircraft
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4. The MiG-31 Foxhound was developed to counter what American threat?

Minuteman ICBM
Tomahawk cruise missile
B-52 Stratofortress
B-1B Lancer

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B-1B Lancer



World: IATA Codes: U.S. Aiport Codes
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5. What is the airport code for Louisville, KY?

SDF
LVK
LOU
LKY

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SDF



World: President's Families: Kennedy Family Tragedies
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6. On August 7th, 1963, President and Mrs. Kennedy became the parents of a baby boy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy. The baby was premature and died quite soon after his birth. What date did he pass away?

9th August , 1963.
10th October, 1963.
28th August, 1963.
15th January, 1964.

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9th August , 1963



World: European Union: Look at Us: We've Just Got Bigger
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7. Which EU member is a partitioned country?

Malta
Cyprus
Estonia
Poland

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Cyprus



World: Jackson, Andrew: The Life of Andy Jackson
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8. The late 18th century saw the development of political parties in the United States. To which political party did Andy Jackson belong?

Federalists
Democrats
Free Soil
Whigs

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Democrats



World: World Languages: Official Languages
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9. What is the official language of Ethiopia?

English
Oromigna
Arabic
Amharic

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Amharic



World: New York Subway: NYC Subway Tracks
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10. Where did the Manhattan Bridge south side subway tracks lead in Manhattan, before the Chrystie street connection in 1967?

Canal St on the Broadway line
Bowery on the Nassau St line
Grand St on the 6 Av express line
Chambers St on the Nassau St line

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Chambers St on the Nassau St line
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:46 pm

History

History: Famous Dates: World Dates and Events
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1. Unlike the Titanic this English liner made it to the New York Harbor on her maiden voyage on June,1, 1936.

King George
Queen Mary
White Star
Gem of the Ocean

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Queen Mary



History: World History: World History II
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2. By 708, what drink had become a popular beverage among the Chinese?

coffee
lemonade
hot cocoa
tea

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tea



History: War History: Military History
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3. How was Achilles killed at Troy?

Shot in the heel
Drowned in the river Styx
Cursed by his sister
Killed by King Priam

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Shot in the heel



History: World War II: Easy World War II Quiz
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4. What happened on December 7, 1941?

Allied victory over the Nazis
Atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Allied invasion of Normandy
Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor



History: American Revolution: The Revolutionary War
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5. What did Nathan Hale say on his way to the gallows?

'I have not yet begun to fight'
'Drat, they've gotten me'
'We must all hang together or we will most assueredly hang alone'
'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country'

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'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country'



History: U.S. History: Assorted American History
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6. Whose campaign slogan was 'I like Ike'?

John F. Kennedy
Richard M. Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dwight D. Eisenhower





History: Medieval History: Middle Ages - Missing Links
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7. Franciscans - Dominicans - Augustinians - ?

Gnostics
Nicolaitans
Arians
Benedictines

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Benedictines



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Headlines and Deadlines
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8. 'Lost but never forgotten'. Which famous aviator was lost on July 2, 1937?

Amelia Earhart
'Wrong Way 'Corrigan
Charles Lindberg
Alcock and Brown

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Amelia Earhart



History: European War: D-Day and The Battle of Normandy
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9. D-Day was originally scheduled for June 5, 1944. Which of these cirumstances delayed the invasion until June 6?

Patton needed another day to mobilize his armored infantry
Maneuvering of German troops in Normandy
Bad weather and rough seas
Eisenhower was debilitated with influenza

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Bad weather and rough seas



History: Latin America: Latin American Heroes
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10. Simon Bolivar is the national hero of several Latin America countries. What is the Spanish term used to describe him?

El General (The General)
El Libertador (The Liberator)
El Rey (The King)
El Presidente (The President)

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El Libertador (The Liberator)
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Movies

Movies: 1980s Movies: Films of the '80s
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1. Which 1985 movie was the first of a trilogy and features the song "Power of Love" which was a hit for Huey Lewis and the News?

Back to the Future
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
Footloose

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Back to the Future



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Grab The Tissues, Yes, Guys Too!
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2. Gale Sayers was such a good friend to Brian Piccolo in what tearful movie?

Life of Brian
Brian's Song
Brian's Life
The Song of Brian

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Brian's Song



Movies: P: Bill Paxton Movies
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3. In this movie, about a young man introduced to the "night" life, Bill played a vampire named Severan. Adrian Pasdar and Lance Henrikson star.

Mortuary
The Dark Backward
Near Dark
The Vagrant

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Near Dark



Movies: F: William Fichtner's Roles
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4. Col. William Sharp and others must race against the clock to detonate a bomb which will prevent something big from hitting the earth. Which Fichtner film was this?

Deep Impact
Without Warning
Meteor
Armageddon

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Armageddon



Movies: Players - Average 10: Who Am I?
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5. Which comedian was the voice of two animated feature sidekicks, Donkey from "Shrek" and Mushu from "Mulan"?

David Spade
Adam Sandler
Eddie Murphy
Martin Lawrence

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Eddie Murphy



Movies: Which Movie - Ave +/- 10: Comedy Movie Quotes IV
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6. "Mama says alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush."

The Waterboy
The Longest Yard
Drowning Mona
Major League II

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The Waterboy



Movies: Hanks, Tom: Tom Hanks Movies
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7. Hanks (and Robert Loggia) performed an interesting musical number in "Big" by dancing on what musical instrument?

Violin Strings
Piano Keyboard
Drums
Guitar

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Piano Keyboard



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 10 Degrees Of Orlando Bloom - Double Time
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8. Link Hugh Grant to Colin Firth: Once again, this 2003 romantic comedy involves lots of coupling and uncoupling at Christmastime. In the second movie, Hugh Grant plays Daniel Cleaver, and Colin Firth plays Mark Darcy. Renee Zellweger also stars.

"Love Actually" and "Two Weeks Notice"
"Love Actually" and "Bridget Jones's Diary"
"Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Bridget Jones's Diary"
"Sense and Sensibility" and "The English Patient"

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"Love Actually" and "Bridget Jones's Diary"



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 9 Degrees of 'Name The Movie'
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9. Zeljko Ivanek and Matt Damon are in this movie about a Jewish boy who keeps his religion secret from his peers when he enters prep school. This 1992 movie also stars Ben Affleck and Chris O'Donnell.

Scent of a Woman
School Ties
Class
Good Will Hunting

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School Ties



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 10 Degrees of Ed Harris
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10. Holland Taylor and Mary Ellen Trainor are in a movie from 1984 about a romance novelist who lives out one of her novels when she has to go to Columbia to save her sister.

Pirates of the High Seas
Jewel of the Nile
Romancing the Stone
Busman's Holiday

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Romancing the Stone
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:00 pm

Music

Music: Remakes & Covers: Rock Remakes
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1. Madonna recorded "American Pie" for the movie "The Next Big Thing". The original was a very big thing for what artist ?

Jim Croce
Don McLean
Paul Simon
Donovan

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Don McLean



Music: Music by Year: Pop Hits - Which Decade? VI
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2. When did the Beatles take "I Feel Fine" to the top of the charts?

1970s
1980s
1960s
1950s

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1960s



Music: Which Song Is It: Classic Rock Lyrics
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3. What finishes the hit Foreigner song, "________ Hero"?

Baseball
Rock
Music
Juke-box

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Juke-box



Music: Music Theory: A Musical Alphabet
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4. Which instrument, a trumpet's cousin, makes its appearance at American funerals and bedtimes?

Bugle
Bassoon
Baritone Horn
Baalshem

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Bugle



Music: 1980s Lyrics: Guess the 80s Artist
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5. What band, famous worldwide sang the lyrics, "I'm on a hunt, I'm after you"?

Duran Duran
Modern English
Kajagoogoo
Culture Club

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Duran Duran



Music: Cello: Violoncello
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6. What two materials are bows mainly made of?

Horsehair and wood
Plastic and thread
Fiberglass and thread
Horsehair and plastic

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Horsehair and wood



Music: Music by Year: Sixtyseventyfun IV
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7. Which was George Harrison's "most expensive song"?

"If I Needed Someone"
"Don't Bother Me"
"Something"
"My Sweet Lord"

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"My Sweet Lord"



Music: Music from 2005: Hits of 2005
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8. Fill in the blank: "When you left I lost _____"

my sanity
my credit card
my way
a part of me

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a part of me



Music: Lyrics Mixture: Hit Lyrics: 1998-2005
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9. Fill in the blank: 'It's my ____ it's ____ or ____.'

dream, take it, leave it
life, now, never
life, take it, leave it
dream, now, never

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life, now, never



Music: Piano: Piano Pop Quiz
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10. Pianoforte is the full name for the piano meaning ______.

Loud soft
Fast slow
Slow fast
Soft loud

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Soft loud
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:06 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
Raphael
Botticelli
Michelangelo

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Michelangelo



History: 2000s History: It Happened in June 2001: Part B
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2. In Terre Haute Indiana, Timothy McVeigh was executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing. What method was used to execute him?

Lethal Injection
Hanging
Electric Chair
Gas

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Lethal Injection



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

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

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



History: Holocaust: Holocaust
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4. The Nazis persecuted many other groups besides the Jews. Which of the following were not persecuted?

British
Gypsies
Homosexuals
Poles

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British



History: Gay History: 20th Century Gay History : Part III
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5. Today we have such organizations like the "Exodus Ministry" that claim that the proper dose of preaching can "cure" homosexuality. Which of these other methods were also used in the 20th century to "cure" homosexuality?

Pre-frontal lobotomy
Radiation therapy
Castration
All of these methods were used

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All of these methods were used



History: Italian: Medici Family
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6. What trade did the Medici family deal in before they became masters of Florence?

Goldsmiths
Armour Making
Banking
Silk Weaving

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Banking



History: USA in the 19th.Century: The Antebellum Years
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7. Which president was responsible for The Louisana Purchase?

Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams

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Thomas Jefferson



History: 2000s History: That's News to Me (4)
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8. In October 2003 which film star became the governor-elect of California?

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sylvester Stallone
Donald Schwarzenegger
Mickey Mouse

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Arnold Schwarzenegger



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

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

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A cart full of manure



History: Social History: American Labor History
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10. This term was coined for the rich industrialists who dominated American politics in The Gilded Age.

The Gang of Four
Monopolists
The Big Five
Robber Barons

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Robber Barons
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Literature

Literature: Lines and Quotes: Quotes from Shakespeare's Plays
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1. 'Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground'?

Twelfth Night
The Tempest
Richard III
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The Tempest



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare-
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2. Antonio, Bassanio, Leonardo, and Shylock are characters from which play?

Coriolanus
As You Like It
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice



Literature: Literature Before 1900: Authors of Famous Books
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3. What famous author wrote 'Moby Dick'?

Nathaniel Hawthorne
George Orwell
Ken Kesey
Herman Melville

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Herman Melville



Literature: Authors and their Works: Authors
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4. Who wrote 'A Christmas Carol'?

John Steinbeck
Bram Stoker
Charles Dickens
George Bernard Shaw

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Charles Dickens



Literature: Name The Play: Shakespearian Characters
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5. In which play would you find Laertes?

Hamlet
Midsummer Night's Dream
Richard III
The Tempest

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Hamlet



Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King
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6. What is the fictional name that some of King's work has been published under?

Henry King
Richard Bachman
Richard King
Pop Merril

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Richard Bachman



Literature: Poetry: Italian Poetry
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7. He wrote the epic poem 'Orlando Furioso'

Giovanni Boccaccio
Ludovico Ariosto
Francesco Petrarca
Ugo Foscolo

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Ludovico Ariosto



Literature: Famous Last Lines: Last Lines of Famous Novels
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8. 'It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.'

Dante's Inferno
A Tale of Two Cities
The Quick and the Dead
Ulysses

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A Tale of Two Cities



Literature: Lines and Quotes: Will Power! Complete the quote!
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9. "Out, damned _____!out, I say!" ~Macbeth.

rover
stain
spot
smudge

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spot



Literature: French Literature: French Literature 842 - 1980
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10. In the works of François Rabelais, what is the name of the giant who is the son of Grandgousier and the father of Pantagruel?

Gargamelle
Alcofribas Nasier
Picrochole
Gargantua

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Gargantua
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:10 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. Commercials: Memorable Advertising Slogans
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1. 'Does she or doesn't she'?

Finesse
Prell
Clairol Hair Coloring
Suave

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Clairol Hair Coloring



World: Presidential Trivia: Facts about the Presidents
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2. Who served the longest time as President?

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Grover Cleveland
William H.Taft
William H. Harrison

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Franklin D. Roosevelt



World: Bush, George W.: Bushisms
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3. 'This is what I'm good at. I like meeting people, my fellow citizens, I like interfacing with them.' (Sept. 8, 2000). This doesn't sound quite right. What word did Bush probably mean to use when he said 'interfacing'?

interring
interchanging
intermediating
interacting

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interacting



World: Economics: More Econ Terms
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4. Products that increase the usefulness or value of other products?

substitutes
complements
income effect
goods

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complements



World: French: Idiotic French Idioms
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5. Appeler un chat un chat

To have a cat fight
Its raining cats
To be sneaky
To call a cat a cat

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To call a cat a cat



World: Accounting: Basic Accounting 2
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6. In the term "Balance C/D", what does "C/D" stand for?

carry down
carry does it
caught down
caught does it

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carry down



World: Global Trivia: From Japan to USA : A Trip
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7. Let’s start in the East. If you go to Japan which major religion are you most likely to come across?

Buddhism
Hinduism
Christianity
Judaism

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Buddhism



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

Scream
Punch you
Roll eyes
Gossip

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Gossip



World: U.S. Laws: Do You Know Your Rights?
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9. Which of these are you allowed to be asked in a job interview?

Are taking any prescription medications?
Have ever been convicted of a felony?
Does your religion prohibit you from working Sunday?
What is your marital status?

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Have ever been convicted of a felony?



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

Sarah Polk
Frances Cleveland
Julia Tyler
Abigail Adams

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Abigail Adams
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:30 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. Politics: U.S. Politics Viewed from Britain
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1. Which United States President is reported to have said after a debate in cabinet "Seven noes, one aye - the ayes have it"?

George Washington
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln



World: Auto World: Auto Acronyms
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2. The passing of at least one test along with proof of 2 years of work experience deems you ASE certified. What does ASE stand for?

Automobile Service Equipment
Acquired Service Experience
Auto Shop Experienced
Automotive Service Excellence

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Automotive Service Excellence



World: Air Forces: History of the Royal Air Force: Part One
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3. On what date was the RAF formed?

August 30th 1914
January 1st 1919
September 1st 1939
April 1st 1918

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April 1st 1918



World: World Languages: Where Do They Speak THAT?
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4. 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: Aviation: Commercial Air Disasters 1988-98
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5. On June 26 1988 a new Airbus A320, operated by Air France, scraped treetops during a low-altitude flyover for passengers' enjoyment, ripping off the starboard wing and crashing in a ball of fire. What was this accident a result of?

Late application of go-around power
Flyover height lower than surrounding obstacles
All of these
Slow speed, reducing to reach max angle of attack and idle engines

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All of these



World: World Sites: Zoos in the UK
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6. Which zoo is the largest in the UK?

Welsh Mountain Zoo
Newquay Zoo
Chester Zoo
Linton Zoological Gardens

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Chester Zoo



World: US Colleges: Where in Colorado will you study?
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7. In what town will you find Adams State College?

Pueblo, CO
Alamosa, CO
Fairplay, CO
Glenwood Springs, CO

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Alamosa, CO



World: French: Absurd French 1002
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8. If you get this card in French, what do you think it means? Le ciel est bleu et le soleil est magnifique! Comme tu me manques!

The sky is blue and the sun is magnificent! How I miss you!
The sky is blue and the sand is magnificent! How much you’re missing!
The water is blue and the sun is magnificent! How you must miss me!
The heavens are blue and so are you! Because you’re not with me!

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The sky is blue and the sun is magnificent! How I miss you!



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

skunk
rabbit
meerkat
squirrel

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squirrel



World: Bush, George W.: George W. Bush: In and Around His First Term
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10. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the 2000 election of George W. Bush. What institution finally awarded him the presidency?

Electoral college
U.S. Supreme Court
Popular vote count
The Secretary of State of Florida

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U.S. Supreme Court
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:39 pm

History

History: War History: Ancient Military History
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1. In the 300's B.C what son of Macedonian king Philip II spread Greek culture throughout the Asian world by conquering territory nearly all the way to the Indian subcontinent?

Philip III
Alexander
Herodotus
Thucydides

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Alexander



History: Cold War: Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps
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2. In 2001 Russia and the US co-operated in a war that is fought in a country that was once a Cold War battle gound. Which of these countries was it?

Iran
Vietnam
Afghanistan
Korea

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Afghanistan



History: Russian: Union of Soviet Social Republics: Part1
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3. After May 14, 1955, the USSR were allied to seven other states of Eastern Europe. What was the name of this military alliance?

Major Military Alliance
People's Republic
USSR Military Pact
Warsaw Pact

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Warsaw Pact



History: Mixed Bag: History High - World, U.S.
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4. The name for the time period where there was an extraodinary decrease in learning and knowledge was known as the _______ ________.

Roman Ages
Lost Ages
Down Ages
Dark Ages

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Dark Ages



History: Old West: The Life of Jesse James
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5. With what famous literary hero is Jesse James often associated?

The Artful Dodger
King Arthur
Robin Hood
Aladdin

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Robin Hood



History: Medieval History: What If ...
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6. In the kitchen a servant tells you the castle blueprints are on the table standing on the DAIS in the Great Hall. Find them and you can escape from the castle. But what is a dais?

A bookcase
A string box
A safe
A wooden platform

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A wooden platform



History: Vikings: The History and Culture of the Vikings
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7. In 911 AD, the West Frankish King Charles III gave which piece of land to the Vikings under the leadership of Rollo?

East Francia
Buorgogne
Normandy
Lorraine

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Normandy



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - Headlines
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8. 1957. "Russians in Space". What was the name of world's first man-made satellite?

Vostok
MiG
Mir
Sputnik

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Sputnik



History: 2000s History: It Happened In 2002
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9. Science: On which planet did NASA's space probe find signs of huge water ice deposits in May 2002?

Venus
Mercury
Jupiter
Mars

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Mars



History: War History: A-Z of Military Leaders
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10. D - Born 381 B.C.: Which Persian king and general abandoned his wife and family to the mercy of Alexander the Great after his defeat at Issus?

Darius III
Doles
Datis
Duillius

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Darius III
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