Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Movies

Movies: Something in Common: It's All In The Family
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1. What Academy Award (best picture) nominated movie starred a father and daughter who were both Oscar nominees themselves?

'The Godfather'
'Ordinary People'
'Abe Lincoln In Illinois'
'On Golden Pond'

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'On Golden Pond'



Movies: Which Movie - Ave +/- 10: Various Movie Quotes
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2. 'And never say that you'll be right back, because you won't.'

Terminator 2
The Boondock Saints
Scream
Terminator

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Scream



Movies: Oscars - Best Actor: The Oscars - Best Actor
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3. Atticus Finch, a Southern lawyer and single parent hired to defend a black man accused of rape:

Robert Alda
Robert Mitchum
Gregory Peck
Tony Curtis

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Gregory Peck



Movies: Which Movie - Tough 10: Movie Quotes
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4. 'Any moron with a pack of matches can start a fire. Raining down sulfur takes a huge level of endurance. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.'

Dogma
Chasing Amy
Clerks
Mallrats

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Dogma



Movies: Name It - Average 15: Same Actors, Different Movie
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5. Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari

'American Pie' and 'Loser'
'Kiss The Girls' and 'Boys and Girls'
'American Beauty' and 'Saving Silverman'
'Slums of Beverly Hills' and 'Prozac Nation'

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'American Pie' and 'Loser'



Movies: Chick Flicks: Chick Flicks
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6. Movie in which, a single father gets dating help from his son. What movie is this?

You've Got Mail
If You Only Knew
Only the Lonely
Sleepless in Seattle

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Sleepless in Seattle



Movies: People Themed Groups: Movies From The 'Reality Bites' Cast
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7. Janeane Garofalo, aka Vickie, had a small part in this film. From Kevin Smith, this movie dealt with such inauspicious character like Serendipity and Metatron.

Clerks
Mallrats
Chasing Amy
Dogma

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Dogma



Movies: Kids and Animated Mixture: Disney Challenge 4
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8. What is the name of the English captain that Pocahontas falls in love with?

John Williams
John Brown
John Smith
John Green

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John Smith



Movies: Name It - Tough 10: Name The Remake
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9. The Japanese film 'The Seven Samurai'(1954) was remade into an American film. What was this film called?

'The Seven Ninjas'
'The Dirty Dozen'
'The Seven Warriors'
'The Magnificent Seven'

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'The Magnificent Seven'



Movies: Hanks, Tom: Tom Hanks' Leading Ladies
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10. 'A League Of Their Own'?

Geena Davis
Megan Cavanagh
Lori Petty
Rosie O'Donnell

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Geena Davis
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Music

Music: Christian Music: Amazing Grace
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1. "...bright shining as the __________..."

snow
Son
sun
stars

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sun



Music: Classical Music: Twentieth Century Classical Music
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2. What nationality was composer Jean Sibelius?

German
Swedish
Finnish
Danish

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Finnish



Music: Which Song Is It: Lyrics of 1990's-2003
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3. "I thought love was only true in fairy tales."

"I'm A Believer"
"Love"
"Fairy Tales"
"Only True Fairy Tales"

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"I'm A Believer"



Music: R and B, Rap, and Hip-Hop: R&B and Hip Hop Hits
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4. "Rock Da Boat" and "Miss You" are hits of which R&B singer?

Monica
Aaliyah
Brandy
Mario

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Aaliyah



Music: Bubble Gum Music: Bubble Gum Music
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5. Buddah's very first number one hit was by a group that did NOT consider themselves Bubblegum. They wanted to be Psychedelic, but because they were on Buddah they got branded Bubblegum. This song said "Listen while I play, my..."

my song for you
brand new key
psychedelic tune
green tambourine

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green tambourine



Music: Country Lyrics: Modern Country Songs First Lines 1
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6. "She walks to school with the lunch she packed" This is the first line of what song?

Concrete Angel
Backseat of a Greyhound Bus
Austin
Travelin' Soldier

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Concrete Angel



Music: Opera: Aria Lyrics
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7. "Chiamerà Butterfly dalla lontana Io senza far risposta Me ne starò nascosta Un po' per celia, Un po' per non morire"

Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle? --- Roméo et Juliette
Voi Che Sepate --- Le Nozze di Figaro
Un bel dì vedremo --- Madame Butterfly
Caro Nome --- Rigoletto

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Un bel dì vedremo --- Madame Butterfly



Music: Names in Songs: Namechecking
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8. "______, ma belle, sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble, tres bien ensemble..."

Michelle
Estelle
Sandrine
Jeanne

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Michelle



Music: Lead Singers: Modern Rock Singers
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9. The Cure are known for their moving lyrics and the appearance of their lead singer. Who sings lead for The Cure?

Robert Smith
John Flansburgh
Morrissey
Ian Curtis

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Robert Smith



Music: Bands and Duets: Band to Band
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10. After The Yardbirds, this guitar great formed what very successful band ?

Deep Purple
Free
Humble Pie
Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:25 pm

History

History: World War II: World War 2 Operations
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1. What was the code name for the allied efforts to create an Atomic Bomb?

The Mannerheim Project
The Manhattan Project
The Mutilation Project
The Maddison Project

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The Manhattan Project



History: World History: Millenium Milestones: Fourth Edition
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2. Where was the first Olympic Games?

London, United Kingdom
Paris, France
Athens, Greece
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Athens, Greece



History: War History: Military History 1200A.D-1815A.D
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3. In 1588 Philip II of Spain sent a massive fleet of warships to England. What was this fleet called?

Spanish Armada
Spanish Navy
Spanish Fleet
Spanish Inquisition

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Spanish Armada



History: U.S. History: A Bit of History
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4. What were the names of Columbus's three ships?

Balboa, Viking and the Salvador
Mayflower, Chris and the Quarta
Elizabeth, Ferdinand and the Isabelle
Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria

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Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria



History: 2000s History: Only Smarties Have the Answers for 2003
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5. Name the entertainer (died 2003), who replied "Surprise me", when asked where he wanted to be buried.

Barry White
Robin Gibb
Gregory Peck
Bob Hope

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Bob Hope



History: Civil War: The Civil War - Part E
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6. Gen. Lee surrendered his Army to this Union General.

Meade
Sherman
Grant
Johnston

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Grant



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

Barbie
Skipper
Midge
Kewpie

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Kewpie



History: Latin America: Latin American Heroes
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8. 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 Presidente (The President)
El Rey (The King)
El Libertador (The Liberator)

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El Libertador (The Liberator)



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: 1970s History: It Happened During The 1970s
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10. In late 1979, what country took 51 Americans as hostages for 444 days?

Iran
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Somalia

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Iran
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:20 pm

Literature

Literature: Literature by Region: British and American Lit
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1. Which Kurt Vonnegut novel mixes a sci-fi fantasy storyline with the author's experience of the bombing of Dresden?

Breakfast of Champions
Cat's Cradle
Palm Sunday
Slaughterhouse Five

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Slaughterhouse Five



Literature: Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'
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2. What pastime does Duke Orsino love?

music
billiards
reading
racing

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music



Literature: Poetry: Poets And Their Works
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3. Who wrote 'Leaves of Grass'?

William Butler Yeats
William Wordsworth
John Keats
Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman



Literature: Authors and their Works: LesserKnown Works and Authors
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4. 'Barnaby Rudge' is the product of a prolific writer

Edgar Allan Poe
Charles Dickens
Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Mann

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Charles Dickens



Literature: Lines and Quotes: Shakespeare: First Or Last Lines
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5. 'If music be the food of love, play on' is the first line from...

Troilus and Cressida
Titus Andronicus
King John
Twelfth Night

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Twelfth Night



Literature: Literature Before 1900: General Literature
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6. What American poet recited a poem at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961?

Robert Frost
Robert Bidart
Yvor Winters
Edward Snow

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Robert Frost



Literature: Literature Before 1900: Romanticism
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7. Which Romantic writer started one of his poems with the following stanza: 'Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led, Welcome to your gory bed, Or to victorie.'?

Sir Walter Scott
Robert Burns
Joanna Baillie
John Clare

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Robert Burns



Literature: Plays: Which Play?
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8. In which play do Antonio Salieri, Constanze Weber and Count Johann Kilian Von Strack appear?

"Equus"
"Amadeus"
"Lettice and Lovage"
"The Battle of Shrivings"

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"Amadeus"



Literature: Science Fiction: Opening Lines
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9. What book is this from? "In fairy-tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES."

"The Mists of Avalon," Marion Zimmer Bradley
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," C.S. Lewis
"The Witches," Roald Dahl
"Which Witch?" Eva Ibbotson

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"The Witches," Roald Dahl



Literature: Plays: Classics From The Theatre
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10. Which of these plays features a stage-hero with a "nose-problem"?

Noël Coward's " Hay Fever"
Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Molière "Le Misanthrope"
J.M. Barrie " The Admirable Crichton"

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Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac"
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:18 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Deaths: Presidential Birthplaces
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1. In which of the following states was Harry Truman was born?

Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
Illinois

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Missouri



World: Presidential Quickies: American Presidents
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2. Who served as Secretary of state in 1973-74 under Richard M. Nixon?

William P. Rogers
Henry A. Kissinger
William E. Simon
David M. Kennedy

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Henry A. Kissinger



World: The Law: Court Reporting
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3. What kind of machine do non-pen court reporters use?

A small, silent typewriter
A 10-key machine
A Stentorian writer
A Stenograph machine

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A Stenograph machine



World: U.S. Commercials: Advertising Slogans
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4. "We bring good things to life."

Charles Schwab
E. F. Hutton
General Electric
Exxon

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General Electric



World: Filipino: Ilocano
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5. When Ilocano people mention "kimat" and "kurruog", what are they talking about?

wind and rain
plants and animals
thunder and lightning
air and water

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thunder and lightning



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

Converse
Nike
Adidas
Etnies

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Nike



World: Global Trivia: Marriage and Divorce
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7. Which two countries were officially reunited in 1990 after over 40 years apart?

North and South Vietnam
East and West Germany
North and South Korea
North and South Cyprus

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East and West Germany



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

Cambodia
Chad
Cameroon
Canada

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Canada



World: Political Science & Philosophy: Politics: A Matter of Opinion
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9. Which actor, whose success as a politician (some would say) eclipsed his accomplishments as an entertainer, declared, "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

George Murphy
Ronald Reagan
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Charlton Heston

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Ronald Reagan



World: US Colleges: Where in Colorado will you study?
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10. I want to go to the University of Northern Colorado. In what town will I end up?

Loveland, CO
Ft. Collins, CO
Greeley, CO
Steamboat Springs, CO

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Greeley, CO
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:35 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. First Ladies: Presidents' Wives: First Names
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1. George Washington's wife was named?

Margaret
Bertha
Millie
Martha

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Martha



World: U.S. First Ladies: Presidents' Wives: First Names
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2. Mrs. James Madison's first name was?

Dolley
Lilly
Molly
Billy

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Dolley



World: Constitution of the USA: United States Constitution
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3. Which branch does Article III deal with?

Hickory
Executive
Judicial
Legislative

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Judicial



World: Global Trivia: Superlatives from World Almanac 2001
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4. What is the largest island that is not a continent?

Newfoundland
Greenland
Cuba
New Guinea

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Greenland



World: President's Families: The Kennedy Family
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5. Which of the daughters is mother to William, who was acquitted of rape in 1992?

Jean
Eunice
Pat
Rosemary

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Jean



World: Business World: The Entrepreneurial Spirit
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6. Who invented Grape Nuts in 1897?

John Kellogg
Charles Post
Frank Nabisco
General Mills

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Charles Post



World: U.S. Politics: American Politics - History and Basic Ideas
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7. What are the three branches of the U.S. Government?

Judicial, Legislative and Executive
Executive, Pluralist and Sovereignty
Judicial, Legislative and Presidential
Executive, Judicial, Confederation

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Judicial, Legislative and Executive



World: Presidential Trivia: Who Wants To Be A President?
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8. Every president who was elected in a year ending in zero died in office. (with the exception of Jefferson, Monroe and Reagan). What Native American is said to have placed this deadly curse on the White House?

Red Cloud
Geronimo
Sequoyah
Tecumseh

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Tecumseh



World: Route 66: Route 66
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9. Who is the designer of Route 66?

Herbert Hoover
Zane Trace
Dwight Eisenhower
Cyrus Avery

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Cyrus Avery



World: Maritime: Famous Ships II
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10. When this British ship was torpedoed by the Germans, it propelled America's entry into World War I. What type of ship was the 'Lusitania'?

Light Cruiser
Aircraft Carrier
Battleship
Passenger Liner

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Passenger Liner
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:13 pm

History

History: Cold War: The Cold War
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1. What does a Cold War refer to?

a war of threats and fear
an air battle
a nuclear war
a conventional war

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a war of threats and fear



History: US Colonial History: English Colonies in the Americas
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2. Which of the following was NOT one of the thirteen colonies?

Ohio
Delaware
Virginia
Pennsylvania

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Ohio



History: Hundred Years' War: Hundred Years' War
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3. The English army was made up primarily of which of these?

Archers - Arbalesters
Heavy Cavalry
Arquebusiers
Archers - Longbowmen

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Archers - Longbowmen



History: Pacific War: What did you do in the War, Dad?
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4. Dad's active service was carried out in New Guinea. So, what nation was he fighting against?

Indonesia
Germany
Japan
Italy

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Japan



History: 1980s Nostalgia: It Happened in the 80s
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5. What was the name of the home entertainment system introduced in 1985?

Panasonic HES
Sony Playstation
Cinemastation
Nintendo

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Nintendo



History: Cuban Missile Crisis: Cuban Missile Crisis
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6. When Kennedy became aware that the Soviet Union was about to station missiles on Cuban territory, what did he order the U.S. Navy to do?

Send submarines to the Soviet harbor for a covert attack
He did not order the Navy to do anything
Annihilate the Soviet ships that were entering the Cuban territory to prevent more missiles from entering the harbor
Set up a naval blockade around Cuba

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Set up a naval blockade around Cuba



History: British History: Regency England: History and Culture
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7. You are standing in a foul smelling fish market near the Thames. The language of the fishmongers strikes you as being as odious as their wares. Where are you standing?

Covent Garden
Tattersall
Farringdon
Billingsgate

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Billingsgate



History: U.S. History: Elementary American History
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8. Who has traditionally been given credit for sewing the first American flag?

Martha Washington
Betsy Ross
Francis Hopkinson
Dolly Madison

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Betsy Ross



History: Civil War: The American Civil War
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9. Union General Ulysses Simpson Grant and William Tecumsah Sherman marched through Georgia pillaging and burning homes and freeing the slaves. They marched from Atlanta to where?

Port Hudson
Vicksburg
Savannah
Petersburg

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Savannah



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 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:24 pm

Movies

Movies: Common Locations: Let’s Gamble On This Movie
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1. Of course, we can’t talk about Vegas movies and not mention the fabulous eleven. What movie is this that stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt for starters?

Ocean's Eleven
Fabulous Eleven
Ocean's Away
Rat Pack

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Ocean's Eleven



Movies: People Themed Groups: Bill Pullman or Bill Paxton Quiz
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2. Dr. James Harvey and his daughter “Kat” move into this spooked home. A few ghosts can't hurt anyone, or can they? What movie is this, that also stars Cathy Moriarty?

Wendy and Casper
Casper
Death Becomes Her
Ghostbusters

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Casper



Movies: Same Word Titles: Polaris's Next Quiz
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3. The brother of a Chicago cop is killed when he runs afoul of the mob. Now the cop's other brother (Liam Neeson) has arrived to take revenge on those responsible.

Next of Kin
The People Next Door
The Boy Next Door
You May Be Next

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Next of Kin



Movies: Players - Average 10: My Co-Star Is...?
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4. Who acted alongside Keanu Reeves in "Sweet November" and "The Devil's Advocate"?

Patrick Swayze
Hugo Weaving
Carrie-Ann Moss
Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Quotes from "Best Picture" Movies, Quiz 5
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5. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." -- 1991

My Dinner with Andre
The Silence of the Lambs
Bugsy
The Fugitive

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The Silence of the Lambs



Movies: Name It - Easy: A Few More of Dannerdan48's Faves
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6. Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and Lt. Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw go to Naval flight school to compete and fly with the Navy's top fighter pilots.

Top Gun
Phoenix
Flight of the Navigator
Catch 22

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Top Gun



Movies: Players - Average 10: Remember Me From That Other 1986 Movie?
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7. Molly, a high school track coach, surprises her friends and family when she applies for an open football coaching position, in "Wildcats". Who played Molly?

Goldie Hawn
Debra Winger
Whoopi Goldberg
Susan Sarandon

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Goldie Hawn



Movies: Degrees - Very Easy: 10 Degrees of Adam Sandler
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8. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler starred in this movie, about a man who must win back the girl of his dreams every day, on account of her short term memory loss.

50 First Dates
Billy Madison
The Wedding Singer
Happy Gilmore

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50 First Dates



Movies: C: Charlie Chaplin Movies
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9. Which actress appeared in over 30 films with Charlie Chaplin, including her final one with the great film actor and director entitled 'The Pilgrim'?

Edna Purviance
Jean Arthur
Betty Grable
Vera Miles

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Edna Purviance



Movies: Something in Common: Dancing in the Movies II
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10. Okay, I realize it's probably a mortal sin to include 'Showgirls' in this list of great dance films, but I can't resist such camp! Which actress is featured in the lead role as Nomi Malone in this unintentionally funny shlockfest?

Jennifer Beals
Molly Ringwald
Demi Moore
Elizabeth Berkley

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Elizabeth Berkley
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:57 pm

Music

Music: UK Music: British Invasion
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1. Sandi Shaw was well-known for appearing on stage without...

make-up
a microphone
her glasses
shoes

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shoes



Music: Christian Music: Worship Songs
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2. "God of wonders beyond our galaxy, you are ____, _____."

lovely
mighty
worthy
holy

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holy



Music: Heavy Metal: Power Ballads 2
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3. Who made "November Rain" a top-40 radio staple?

Europe
Judas Priest
Guns 'N Roses
Slaughter

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Guns 'N Roses



Music: Name the Singer: Country Music Artists and Songs 4
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4. 'She's My Kind Of Rain'

Joe Nichols
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
George Strait

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Tim McGraw



Music: Disney Music: Disney Lyrics
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5. Who should be aware of Heffalumps and Woozles?

Mickey Mouse
Winnie the Pooh
Goofy
Pinochio

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Winnie the Pooh



Music: 1970s Music: Songs That Characterized The 70s #1
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6. In what song would you go looking for a 'lost shaker of salt' to 'render this frozen concoction that helps me hang on'?

'Margaritaville'
'Sangria'
'Boat Drinks'
'Rock Salt and Nails'

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'Margaritaville'



Music: R and B, Rap, and Hip-Hop: R&B and Hip Hop Hits
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7. "Rock Da Boat" and "Miss You" are hits of which R&B singer?

Monica
Mario
Brandy
Aaliyah

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Aaliyah



Music: Remakes & Covers: Original Singers
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8. Who sang the original version of this song "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston?

Cher
Helen Reddy
Barbara Mandrell
Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton



Music: Name The Album Artist: Who Recorded That Album?
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9. "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.", "The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle", "Nebraska". The artist is which of these?

Paul Williams
Manfred Mann
Bruce Springsteen
Brian Palmer

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Bruce Springsteen



Music: Piano: Easy Piano Quiz for Dummies
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10. What famous piano making company did Engleherd Steinweg found?

Yamaha
Steinway
Williams and Sons
Roland

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Steinway
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:22 pm

History

History: U.S. History: Interesting U.S. History Facts
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1. JFK's quote, 'This is a new ocean, and I believe the US should sail it,' referred to which of the following?

Space
the Atlantic Ocean
Communism
Nuclear Distruction

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Space



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Do You Remember 1958?
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2. What craze swept the US and Britain,and probably other countries too?

hula hoop
monopoly
frisbee
mah jong

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hula hoop



History: German: Germany 1850 to 1950 History
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3. 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: July August September: July Happenings
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4. What Italian violinist and composer, famous for "The Four Seasons", died on July 28, 1741?

Nicolo Paganini
Georg Telemann
Tomaso Albinoni
Antonio Vivaldi

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Antonio Vivaldi



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

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

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The Dow Jones



History: 1980s Nostalgia: It Happened in the 80s
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6. January 28, 1986, 73 seconds into its ninth launch this space shuttle exploded as thousands watched. What was the name of the shuttle?

Voyager
Challenger
Explorer
Colombia

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Challenger



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

Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstong
Michael Collins
James Lovell

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Neil Armstong



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: 20th & 21st Centuries: Contemporary History - Other Missing Links
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9. Curved Dash Olds - Mercedes Simplex - Ford Model T - Bugatti Type 13 - Peugeot 201 - Cadillac Fleetwood V8 - Citroen Traction Avant - MG T - ?

Douglas DC-3
Fokker F VII 3m
Lockheed Vega
Volkswagen Beetle

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Volkswagen Beetle



History: European: Early Modern Europe
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10. Which of these battles involved the Ottoman Empire?

Flodden
Spurs
Lepanto
Pavia

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Lepanto
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:06 pm

Literature

Literature: Twelfth Night: "Twelfth Night" - Do you know the text ?
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1. What does Olivia describe as "midsummer madness"?

The Duke's persistence in trying to woo her.
Sir Andrew's behaviour when he tries to woo her.
The strange way she has fallen in love with Cesario(Viola).
Malvolio's behaviour as a result of Maria's letter.

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Malvolio's behaviour as a result of Maria's letter



Literature: Taming of the Shrew: Who's Who in Shrew!
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2. Who was the only suitor to Bianca who did NOT disguise himself in order to either woo her or her father?

Tranio
Gremio
Lucentio
Hortensio

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Gremio



Literature: Literature Before 1900: English Literature Made Simple - No. 2
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3. Who or what was the subject of Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queen"?

James II
Camelot
Elizabeth I
A supernatural ruler

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Elizabeth I



Literature: Ancient Greek Drama: Well Known Greek Plays
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4. Which young woman, in the play of the same name, was punished for burying her dead brother?

Antigone
Medea
Ismene
Phaedra

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Antigone



Literature: Science Fiction: Rulers of the Realm In Literature
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5. Lessa, F'lar and Robinton are only a few of the various leaders of what planet?

Gramayre
Pern
Majipoor
Peytabee

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Pern



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

Mrs. Frank
Mr. Frank
Anne
Margot

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Mr. Frank



Literature: Authors and their Works: Authors' Dedications
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7. A poem published in 1898 is dedicated “In memoriam C. T. W., sometime Trooper of the Royal Horse Guards, obiit H. M. Prison, Reading, Berkshire, July 7, 1896.” Who was the author?

Alfred Noyes
A. E. Housman
Oscar Wilde
Rudyard Kipling

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Oscar Wilde



Literature: Mixed Literature: High School Literature
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8. This book tells the tale of a legendary warrior who defeats a series of monsters in his life before his demise. Another book was written about one of the monsters, Grendel.

The Odyssey
The Dragon
Beowulf
The Lorax

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Beowulf



Literature: Canadian Literature: Name that Canadian Author
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9. Who is the author of "Dance Me Outside", "Shoeless Joe", and "Magic Time"?

Rohinton Mistry
Tom Cheek
Matt Christopher
W. P. Kinsella

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W. P. Kinsella



Literature: Mixed Literature: Loony Literary Limericks
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10. There was a pretty young wit lived at Longbourn, Whose mother would grate on a saint born. She met a young man, So proud, rich and grand, "The last man on earth", made her lovelorn.

Elizabeth Bennet
Lydia Bennet
Jane Bennet
Charlotte Lucas

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Elizabeth Bennet
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Trivia

World: World Flags: Countries and Their Flags
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1. What does the red dot in the Japanese flag represent?

the sunset
the rising sun
the blood shed of Japanese soldiers in World War 2
a brave heart

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the rising sun



World: U.S. Commercials: Commercial Theme Phrases
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2. "Nothing fits like a _______ "

Cheese Nip
Triscuit
Wheat Thin
Ritz

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Ritz



World: Statues: Statues of Rapa Nui
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3. Rapa Nui is the native name of the island on which these statues stand. However, the island has a more common name. By what name is this remote island more commonly known?

Christmas Island
Samoa
Pitcairn
Easter Island

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Easter Island



World: World Leaders: World Presidents!
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4. In which country did Nicolae Ceausescu once reign as the president?

Romania
Dominican Republic
Iceland
Mexico

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Romania



World: President's Families: Golfing Presidents
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5. An eagle putt? This duo were the first relative presidents to play golf together when one was president. No they did not play at the Baghdad Country Club, but their troops could have.

John Adams and John Quincy Adams
Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson
Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt
George H. Bush and George W. Bush

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George H. Bush and George W. Bush



World: Business World: Ronald McDonald House Charities
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6. An extension of the Ronald McDonald House program, Ronald McDonald ________________ provide a haven within the hospital for families of children undergoing treatment.

Hotel Rooms
Family Rooms
Waiting Rooms
Emergency Rooms

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Family Rooms



World: Marketing: Poorly Researched: Advertisement Faux Pas
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7. Chi Chi’s, the Mexican food chain, is actually American. After all, no self-respecting Mexican would call a restaurant Chi Chi’s, as it is a rude term. What are ‘Chi Chis’ in Mexico?

Vagrants
Badly behaved children
Breasts
Old cars

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Breasts



World: India, Languages of: Colours in Hindi
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8. Peela – This is the colour of the mustard fields of Punjab.

White
Blue
Yellow
Black

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Yellow



World: Latin: Latin Lives!
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9. Remember that wonderful movie, "The Dead Poet's Society" ? What was the Latin motto that Robin Williams' character urged his students to adopt?

Semper Paratus
Per Diem
Carpe Diem
Semper Fidelis

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Carpe Diem



World: World Leaders: World Leader 2005
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10. John Howard was the prime minister of which country in 2005?

Australia
Jamaica
Canada
Ireland

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Australia
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:30 pm

Trivia

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

a very bad thing
raise
inflation
payroll

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inflation



World: Scouts: Girl Scouts USA
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2. On what date each year do Girl Scouts celebrate Thinking Day?

February 23
February 22
February 21
February 12

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February 22



World: Dutch: Dutch Sayings Compared With English
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3. When the English make a mountain of a molehill, the Dutch make an elephant from 'een MUG' ? What is 'een MUG'?

a mosquito
a puppy
a kitten
a horsefly

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a mosquito



World: Dutch: Test Your Dutch
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4. 'Ze is bang van haar eigen schaduw.'

She avoids walking in the shadow.
She is afraid of her own shadow.
She does not like eye-shade.
She is afraid of being shadowed.

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She is afraid of her own shadow.



World: French: French Slang Wish 101
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5. Which of the following does NOT mean "he is really dumb"?

C'est un rat de bibliotheque
Il n'a pas inventé la poudre a feu
Il est bete comme ses pieds
Il lui manque un boulon

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C'est un rat de bibliotheque



World: IATA Codes: World Cities Airports
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6. What's the airport code for Auckland International Airport in Auckland, New Zealand?

AUK
AKD
AUC
AKL

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AKL



World: U.K. Politics: Good Old Mr Wilson
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7. Which of the following Acts of Parliament were brought into being under a Wilson Government?

Sexual Offences Act
All of them
Abortion Act
Divorce Reform Bill

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All of them



World: HMS Victory: Ahoy Matey, Life aboard Man-O-War, HMS Victory #2
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8. The Navy's salute was unusual because every seaman greeted a senior officer with their palm turned in towards their face. Why were their palms turned towards their foreheads when they saluted?

So officers could see if their fingernails were clean.
To hide the rude gestures sailors liked to make with their thumbs.
So sailors could wipe the sea spray out of their eyes more easily.
To hide their palms which were blackened with tar from ropes.

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To hide their palms which were blackened with tar from ropes.



World: Aviation: Aircraft Systems I
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9. What component on an aircraft prevents a fuel tank from imploding?

Control valve
Negative pressure relief valve
AFCS servo
High level control valve

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Negative pressure relief valve



World: World Languages: Romance Languages Trivia
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10. What is the most widely spoken Romance language in the world?

French
Portuguese
Spanish
Italian

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Spanish
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:08 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
Thucydides
Herodotus
Alexander

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Alexander



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Events of the 60s
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2. In 1968, who honeymooned on the yacht Christina?

John Lennon
Huntley Brinkley
Mick Jagger
Jackie and Ari Onassis

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Jackie and Ari Onassis



History: World History: General History Questions
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3. Which country did Eric of Sweden conquer in 1157?

Madagascar
Finland
Brazil
Taiwan


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Finland


History: Disasters: World Disasters
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4. What natural disaster occurred in San Francisco on April 18, 1906?

tornado
oil spill
flood
earthquake

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earthquake



History: Civil War: U.S. Civil War
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5. Who was the name of the only civilian to be killed at the Battle of Gettysburg?

Jack Skelly
John Culp
Jenny Wade
Mary Wesley

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Jenny Wade



History: War History: Wars of the 19th and the 20th Centuries
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6. Iraq fought a very long war (almost 10 years) against one of these countries in the 1980s. Which?

Syria
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Iran

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Iran



History: USA in the 19th.Century: The Year: 1900. The Place: America.
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7. I've just read a wonderful new book about a girl who falls asleep in the midst of a cyclone, and wakes up to find herself deposited in a magical land. Now, what was the title?

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Peter Pan
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz



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

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

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they were bandits



History: USA in the 19th.Century: Events Leading Up to the Civil War
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9. Who was the Republican president whose election sparked the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
John C. Frémont
James Buchanan

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Abraham Lincoln



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

Neil Armstong
Michael Collins
Buzz Aldrin
James Lovell

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Neil Armstong
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:59 pm

Movies

Movies: 1980s Movies: Films of the '80s
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1. Which 1989 classic sees Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal trying to have a platonic relationship?

Working Girl
You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally...

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When Harry Met Sally...



Movies: Degrees - Easy +/- 10: 15 Degrees of Keanu Reeves
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2. Here is another great Nicolas Cage flick. Name the movie he starred in with Sean Connery about taking over Alcatraz.

The Rock
8mm
Dr. No
Finding Forrester

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The Rock



Movies: Grant, Hugh: All About Hugh Grant
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3. Who starred as Hugh Grant's love interest in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"?

Renee Zellweger
Sandra Bullock
Andie MacDowell
Julia Roberts

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Andie MacDowell



Movies: Name It - Average 15: More, More, More of My Favourite Movies
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4. (1946) Driven to the point of despair, George is given the rare opportunity to see what life would have been like if he had never been born in this Christmas classic. He also helps Clarence finally get his wings.

A Christmas Story
It's A Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol
White Christmas

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It's A Wonderful Life



Movies: Name It - Average 25: The Alphabet Quiz
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5. This movie is about an undercover reporter going back to high school in which she falls in love with her teacher and she hopes to get something that she as never had before. What movie am I talking about?

Not Another Teen Movie
Never Been Kissed
Now and Then
New Best Friend

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Never Been Kissed



Movies: Name It - Average 25: A-B-C's for the Movie Junkie
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6. R ~ (1985) Several exceptional college students are working on a project to develop a high-powered laser. They get revenge on their unscrupulous Professor, who sells the laser as a military weapon, by filling his entire house with popcorn.

Rapid Fire
Real Genius
Real Men
The Rebel

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Real Genius



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: Colin Farrell: 10 Degrees of Separation
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7. Matthew Davis was in this movie about a surfer chick, Kate Bosworth, reaching for her dreams.

Orange County
Orange Crush
Blue Crush
Below

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Blue Crush



Movies: S: Peter Stormare
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8. Although not scheduled to be on the mission, Lev ended up landing on an asteroid with characters played by Ben Affleck and Michael Clarke Duncan. In what movie did Peter Stormare play Lev?

Deep Impact
Mercury Rising
The Sum of All Fears
Armageddon

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Armageddon



Movies: Death in Movies: Dying to Be a Star 4
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9. (1994) A bunch of friends dash around England, trying to find love while attending a bunch of weddings. A slightly different perspective on the subject raises its head when one of their number succumbs to a heart attack, and they all attend his funeral.

About a Boy
Notting Hill
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Love, Actually

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Four Weddings and a Funeral



Movies: Same Word Titles: Life's a Beach
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10. In Vietnam in 1967, several women, with various duties, deal with the aspects of war, as well as their own lives, at the 510th Evacuation Hospital.

Bhaji on the Beach
Buford's Beach Bunnies
The Beach Girls
China Beach

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China Beach
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