Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:55 pm

Music

Music: 1990s Music: Mad 90s Music
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1. Who is Puff Daddy dating in June, 2000?

Britney Spears
Mariah Carey
Faith Hill
Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez



Music: Name the Artist: Classsic Love Songs
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2. I Wanna Sex You Up

Roy Orbison
Charles and Eddie
Color Me Bad
Aswad

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Color Me Bad



Music: First Lines of Songs: First Lines of 1980s Hits
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3. What song begins with: You were working as a waitress - In a cocktail bar - When I met you - I picked you out - I shook you up - And turned you around...?

Human League - Mirror man
Human League - Louise
Human League - Don't you want me
Human League - The Lebanon

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Human League - Don't you want me



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

Elvis Presley
Engelbert Humperdinck
Tom Jones
Rocco Granata

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Tom Jones



Music: Name the Song: Country Music Classics II
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5. 'I Love a Rainy _______'

Weekend
Day
Night
Storm

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Night



Music: Who Sang This: More Classic Rock Lines
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6. '...and the first one said to the second one there, I hope you're having fun...' Band?

Beatles
Paul McCartney and Wings
Neil Young and Crazyhorse
April Wine

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Paul McCartney and Wings



Music: Heavy Metal: Metal Bands
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7. Which member of Metallica left the band after the CD 'Symphony and Metal' was made?

Lars Ulrich
Jason Newsted
Kirk Hammett
James Hetfield

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Jason Newsted



Music: Music by Year: Parodies, Follow-ups and Answer Songs
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8. In 1963 Leslie Gore had big hits with 'It's My Party' and the follow-up 'Judy's Turn to Cry'. Who is the love interest in both songs?

Johnny
Ronnie
Lonnie
Donnie

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Johnny



Music: Canadian Music: Canadian Music
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9. Name Loverboy's first two singles.

'Hidin' From Love and Straight From The Heart'
'Stand Tall and Fine State of Affairs'
'Sunglasses At Night and Never Surrender'
'Turn Me Loose and The Kid Is Hot Tonight'

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'Turn Me Loose and The Kid Is Hot Tonight'



Music: Which Song Is It: First Lines of Modern Rock Songs
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10. "Cut my life into pieces..."

"Never Enough"
"Last Resort"
"Youth Of The Nation"
"Alive"

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"Last Resort"
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:21 pm

History

History: European Overseas Empires: Early European Exploration
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1. Whose expedition was the first to circumnavigate the entire planet?

Juan Sebastian del Cano
John Cabot
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Ferdinand Magellan

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Ferdinand Magellan



History: Texas History: Exploration of Texas
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2. Which explorer landed on the coast of Mexico in 1519 and went inland toward the Aztecs?

Moscoso
DeLeon
Pineda
Cortez

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Cortez



History: World History: General History - 'Millionaire' Format
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3. By what name was WWI identity Baron Manfred von Richthofen better known?

The Red Baron
The Killer Wasp
The Flying Ace
The Master

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The Red Baron



History: Holocaust: WW II Concentration Camps
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4. Which was the largest concentration camp in Europe?

Auschwitz-Birkenau
Treblinka
Sobibor
Bergen-Belsen

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Auschwitz-Birkenau



History: July August September: September 22nd Throughout History
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5. September 22nd 1692 : In this town was the largest number of "witches" were hanged at one time - six women and a man. What town was this?

Salem
Stamford
Danver
Fairfield

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Salem



History: Pacific War: World War II: Operational History
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6. Which admiral and which general shot themselves on the island of Saipan to encourage their troops to never give up?

Admiral Nimitz and General Patton
Admiral Nagumo and General Saito
Admiral Donnelson and Lieutenant Patterson
Admiral McLaughlin and Major General Williams

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Admiral Nagumo and General Saito



History: British History: Scottish History after the Union
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7. At which battle (the last land battle to be fought on British soil) was the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion defeated.

Prestonpans
Derby
Falkirk
Culloden

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Culloden



History: USA in the 20th.Century: Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 1
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8. What was a 'church key'?

Weapon
Can opener
Rosary
Candlestick

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Can opener



History: Latin America: Latin American Heroes
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9. 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: China: History of Chinese Communism 1949 Onwards
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10. What term is given to the ideas of Chinese Communism?

Marxism
Maoism
Duxiuism
Biaoism

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Maoism
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:53 pm

Literature

Literature: Authors and their Works: Name that Author!
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1. Who wrote 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

Maya Angelou
Harper Lee
Anna Lee Waldo
Jean Auel

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Harper Lee



Literature: Literary Titles: Name That Book!
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2. A woman spends her childhood at a boarding school and at 18 left to be a governess to a French girl. She falls in love with the French girl's legal guardian. Which book is this?

Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
Sense and Sensibility
Lady Chatterly's Lover

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Jane Eyre



Literature: Literature by Region: Scandinavian Writers
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3. Speaking of the Nobel Prize, with what country is Alfred Nobel associated?

Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Iceland

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Sweden



Literature: Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar
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4. The Second Triumvirate consisted of Antony, Lepidus, and ______ ?

Cicero
Brutus
Octavius
Pompey

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Octavius



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare, Original Plays
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5. Which of the following plays does not involve a king?

King Lear
Macbeth
Henry V
Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet



Literature: Plays: Modern Drama
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6. In which European city was Samuel Beckett born?

Dublin
Edinburgh
Paris
Oslo

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Dublin



Literature: Poetry: 16th - 18th Century British Poetry
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7. 'O Rose, thou art sick...'

William Collins
Oscar Wilde
William Blake
Lucy Gray

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William Blake



Literature: Legends, Fables and Fairy Tales: Fabled Headlines
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8. "Suicide or Murder? King's Staff at a Loss to Explain Tragic Fall!"

The Emperor's New Suit
The Bremen-Town Musicians
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Humpty Dumpty

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Humpty Dumpty



Literature: Authors and their Works: Women Authors
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9. Who wrote the haunting novel "Beloved"?

Agatha Christie
Maya Angelou
Toni Morrison
Ann Rice

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Toni Morrison



Literature: Poetry: You Know More Poetry Than You Think!
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10. "Stone walls do not a prison make________________"

nor iron bars a cage
when your spirit is free
because stone can bend and break
so hide a file inside the cake

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nor iron bars a cage
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:49 pm

Trivia

World: License Plates: New Style British Vehicle Registrations
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1. An easy one. Where would OX be registered?

Cambridge
Worcester
Edinburgh
Oxford

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Oxford



World: French: Mixed French Trivia
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2. Le symbole de 'la Grosse Pomme' est la Statue de la ____________.

Liberté
Couronne
Femme
Eminence

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Liberté



World: World Languages: English Questions - Foreign Answers
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3. I am in a Spanish casa (house) and I need to find the toilet, what do I say?

Donde esta el baño?
Dónde está la biblioteca?
Dónde está el dormitorio?
Dónde está la cocina?

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Donde esta el baño?



World: Business World: American Big Business Facts: Part 1
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4. 501, 505, 529, 550, 559 & 560. Just numbers? These are a few of this company's model numbers for their products. 2 mules could not pull them apart.

Lee Jeans
Levi Strauss
Wrangler Jeans
Tommy Jeans

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Levi Strauss



World: Marketing: "Pop" Commercials
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5. I'm one; he's one; she's one; we're one. What is everybody?

A cherry
A pepper
An orange
A lemon

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A pepper



World: Organizations: 4-H and FFA
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6. What is the symbol of 4-H?

Ear of corn
Rainbow
Four leaf clover
Cats Paw

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Four leaf clover



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

Cyprus
Czech Republic
Cook Islands
Christmas Island

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Czech Republic



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

ua
va
um
ug

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ug



World: World Languages: In Any Language
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9. In Spanish, "agua". In Persian, "ob". In Maori, "wai".

Sea
Milk
Cow
Water

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Water



World: Esperanto: Esperanto for Beginners
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10. Here are some basic Esperanto words: "blua", "telefono", "ne", "granda", "insekto", "libera", "fakto", "alta". What letter do all Esperanto nouns end in?

I
O
A
E

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O
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Trivia

World: Bush, George W.: 43rd President ... George W. Bush
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1. The Bush family also have a few furry members. Barney and Spot are their 2 ___________. India is the family ____________?

cats; dog
dogs; pot bellied pig
guinea pigs; dog
dogs; cat

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dogs; cat



World: Buildings & Landmarks: World Landmarks
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2. Machu Picchu is located in what country?

Peru
Columbia
Argentina
Ecuador

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Peru



World: Presidential Trivia: Tough American Presidents III
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3. Who was the first president to be a Harvard graduate?

John Adams
James Madison
Theodore Roosevelt
James Monroe

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John Adams



World: U.S. Commercials: Jingles and Slogans from Old TV Ads
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4. "Reach out, reach out and touch someone."

AT&T
ITT Tech
MIT
S&P 500

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AT&T



World: U.S. Commercials: More Old-Time Logos
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5. What breed of dog exposes Little Miss Coppertone?

poodle
komondor
dachshund
cocker spaniel

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cocker spaniel



World: Trucks: Eighteen Wheelers
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6. You've just arrived at your final destination which in this case happens to be a grocery warehouse. They tell you that you must "fingerprint" your entire load. What does this mean?

You must register your load with the department of transportation
You must hand unload it
You must register your load with the FBI
You must leave immediately

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You must hand unload it



World: Indonesian and Malay: Bahasa Indonesia mudah sekali, bukan?
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7. What sort of words are the following: biru, putih, merah, hijau, hitam?

Buildings
Animals
Colours
Weather types

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Colours



World: Flags of the USA: State Flags
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8. Which flag is based on the Calvert coat of arms?

Pennsylvania
New York
Maryland
New Jersey

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Maryland



World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: US Presidents and VPs #2
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9. Almost everyone loves pets, however one president went to the extreme. He had more pets at the White House then anyone else. He even had a pimgy hippo! Who was this animal lover?

Abraham Lincoln
Coolidge
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson

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Coolidge



World: U.S. Commercials: Jingles, Slogans and Mascots
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10. "Never had it, never will."?

7-Up
Fresca
Sprite
Sierra Mist

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7-Up
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:26 pm

History

History: Civil War: Civil War : Volume 4
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1. Which of these were NOT used as a weapon during the American Civil War?

Bayonet
Percussion Rifle
B-2 Bomber
Bore Loading Cannons

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B-2 Bomber



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

Dora Mae
Calypso
Scuba King
Duchess

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Calypso



History: British History: Bizarre British History
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3. Queen Victoria refused to give her consent to an Act of Parliament making lesbianism illegal. Why ?

She was a lesbian
She did not believe women would do such a thing
She had a headache
She was not amused

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She did not believe women would do such a thing



History: USA in the 19th.Century: The Year: 1900. The Place: America.
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4. I have a new hobby and have just spent $1 on the latest product, marketed by George Eastman's company - I think this will catch on! What did I buy?

A typewriter
A book of crossword puzzles
A tennis racquet
A camera

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A camera



History: Civil War: Strange Facts About the Civil War
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5. What family tragedies struck both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis during their presidencies?

their wives regularly visited psychics
both were blind in one eye
their cabinet members distrusted them
both lost sons while in office

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both lost sons while in office



History: Spanish: The Spanish Inquisition
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6. What kinds of people did the Spanish Inquisition tend to regard with particular suspicion?

All of these
Converts from Judaism
Converts from Islam
Those who appeared to question the authority of the Church

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All of these



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1964 Americana
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7. In 1964 Hasbro Toys released the first ever "action figure". What was it?

Superman
G.I. Joe
Commando Cody
Batman

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G.I. Joe



History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1966 Americana
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8. What 'trashy' Jacqueline Susann novel was the best selling work of fiction in 1966?

Tell No Man
The Adventurers
Valley of the Dolls
The Fixer

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Valley of the Dolls



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

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

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Sleeping



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

Lepanto
Pavia
Spurs
Flodden

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Lepanto
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:27 pm

Movies

Movies: Garner, James: James Garner's Flicks
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1. Garner starred in a 1960s drama with Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn. What was the name of that movie?

Tank
The Magnificent Seven
The Great Escape
The Fan

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The Great Escape



Movies: Players - Average +/- 10: Title Characters Part 2
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2. Who plays 'The Karate Kid'?

Sean Kanan
Pat Morita
Ralph Macchio
Martin Kove

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Ralph Macchio



Movies: 1980s Movies: 1980s Movies, Part Three
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3. Which of the following 80's film did NOT star Chevy Chase?

Fletch
Weekend at Bernie's
Funny Farm
Modern Problems

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Weekend at Bernie's



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: Austin Pendleton: 10 Degrees of Separation
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4. This movie starred Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jeremy Irons:

Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Treasure Planet
Atlantis

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The Lion King



Movies: Players - Average 10: Name the Actor/Actress
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5. Who plays Annie Reed in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle"?

Meg Ryan
Melanie Griffith
Jodie Foster
Gwyneth Paltrow

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Meg Ryan



Movies: 1980s Movies: Are You an '80s Fan?
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6. In "Batman", who is the villian?

Catwoman
The Peguin
Mr. Freeze
The Joker

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The Joker



Movies: Common Titles: Movies with Fruit in the Title.
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7. What was the name of the 1951 released Bob Hope film inspired by a Damon Runyon short story?

The Orange Fizz Kid
The Raspberry Ripple Kid
The Pineapple Mint Kid
The Lemon Drop Kid

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The Lemon Drop Kid



Movies: Name the Character: Who and Who Played Who?
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8. Who did Claudette Colbert portray in 1934, and Elizabeth Taylor in 1963?

Cleopatra
Catherine the Great
Florenece Nightingale
Mary Todd Lincoln

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Cleopatra



Movies: Movie Quotes Mixture: 20 Years of Great Movie Quotes - 1
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9. "Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was runnin'!" From which movie is this quote?

The Flash
Marathon Man
Forrest Gump
Running Scared

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Forrest Gump



Movies: Something in the Title: The Four Elements in The Movies
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10. A California woman meets three furry aliens in this sci-fi comedy from 1988. They become more appealing after she and her friend remove their fur and dress them in the latest styles.

The Man Who Fell to Earth
Earth Girls Are Easy
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
The Last Man on Earth

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Earth Girls Are Easy
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:10 pm

Movies

Music: UK Music: British Punk & New Wave
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1. Featured on the band's 1981 album "La Folie", the song "Golden Brown" was a hit for

The Stranglers
Magazine
XTC
Wire

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The Stranglers



Music: Which Band?: Who's in the Band?
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2. Robb Thomas, Adam Gaynor, Kyle Cook, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Breaking Benjamin
Days of the New
Matchbox Twenty

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Matchbox Twenty



Music: Albums: Why is that album in my collection?!
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3. "Joshua Tree" was a world-wide smash hit for:

UB40
ELO
REM
U2

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U2



Music: First Lines of Songs: Opening Lines 2
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4. CHRISTINA AGUILERA: "Ladies (Move), Gentlemen (Move), somebody ring the alarm, a fire in the room"

Genie in a Bottle
Dirrty
Beautiful
Come On Over

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Dirrty



Music: Mixed Lyrics: Never Forgotten Songs (2)
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5. The New Seekers had an album called " We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (Polydor). How would they like to teach the world to sing according to the lyrics?

in unison together
out loud for all to hear
in tune, for a change
in perfect harmony

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in perfect harmony



Music: Country Lyrics: Modern Country Songs First Lines 1
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6. "The only ground I ever owned was sticking to my shoes" This is the first line of what song?

My Home
Only Ground
My Land
My Front Porch Looking In

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My Front Porch Looking In



Music: Heavy Metal: Grunge-short and sweet
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7. I'm starting with an easy one. What is the name of the album that catapulted Nirvana to fame in 1991 and started the grunge hype?

Nevermind
Whatever
Badmotorfinger
Bleach

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Nevermind



Music: Christian Music: Popular Christian Music
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8. "Surrounded by your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for you Jesus, or in awe of you be still? Will I stand in your prescence or to my knees will I fall? Will I sing halelujah, will I be able to speak at all?"

I Can Only Imagine
What Will I Do
When I See Your Face
When You Come

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I Can Only Imagine



Music: Who Sang This: The Easiest Music Quiz Ever!
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9. Who sang "Don't Cry", "November Rain" and "Live And Let Die"?

Queen
Metallica
Bon Jovi
Guns'N Roses

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Guns'N Roses



Music: 1970s Lyrics: Those Zany 60s & 70s Again
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10. "Who is that I see walking in these woods, Why it's ... "

Virginia Feelgood
Little Red Riding Hood
President Nixon
Charles Manson

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Little Red Riding Hood
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:27 pm

History

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

Ford Mustang
MG Midget
Dodge Arrow
Toyota Celica

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Ford Mustang



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Do You Remember 1950?
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2. Which war started in 1950?

Vietnam War
Korean War
Sino-Japanese War
Spanish Civil War

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Korean War



History: Cold War: Cold War 1945-1949
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3. The Soviet Union signed which military pact with the Eastern European nations?

Warsaw Pact
Moscow Pact
Communist Pact
Prague Pact

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Warsaw Pact



History: World History: The World's Story
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4. The Indus River Valley had the first what in the world?

Underground market
Earrings
Sewage system
Ovens

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Sewage system



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

Juneau
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle

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San Francisco



History: Civil War: The Great Locomotive Chase
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6. Two of the raiders did not make the raid in Georgia. What was their reason for not being there?

they realized that being caught in civilian clothes met death
they forgot to tip the innkeeper and thus were not awakened in time
they could not find the train depot in the dark and missed it
none of these answers are correct

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they forgot to tip the innkeeper and thus were not awakened in time



History: Crime and Punishment: History of the Electric Chair
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7. By what name is Florida's historic electric chair best known?

Old Sparky
Yellow Mama
Black Widow
The Hot Seat

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Old Sparky



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

Three Mile Island
Chernobyl
Bikini
Hiroshima

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Chernobyl



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

Musket
Shotgun
Pistol
M1 Garand

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Musket



History: Stonewall Jackson: Stonewall Jackson
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10. "Stonewall" Jackson got his nickname at this battle.

Gettysburg
Shiloh
Antietam
First Battle of Bull Run

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First Battle of Bull Run
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Literature

Literature: Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar
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1. What type of play is Julius Caesar ?

Drama
Tragedy
Musical
Comedy

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Tragedy



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Tragedies and Dramas
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2. 'Coriolanus' and 'Titus Andronicus' have one thing in common. They are both:

Merchants
Soldiers
Sailors
Prisoners

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Soldiers



Literature: Latin American Literature: Latin American Writers
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3. Lima - Politics - 'The Time of the Hero'

Miguel Angel Asturias
Juan Rulfo
Mario Vargas Llosa
Augusto Roa Bastos

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Mario Vargas Llosa



Literature: Authors and their Works: More Authors for the literary minded
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4. Which one of these choices is NOT a Tennessee Williams play ?

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
A Streetcar Named Desire
Incident At Vichy
The Glass Menagerie

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Incident At Vichy



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare Plots , Characters , Quotes
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5. In which Shakespeare play is there a character that seems to have been inspired by the Celtic word for a spirit : 'pucca' ?

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Love's Labour Lost
The Tempest

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A Midsummer Night's Dream



Literature: War Literature: 'Thirteen Days'
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6. What happened on October 16, 1962, the first day of the crisis?

A spy plane shot aerial photos of a missile base being assembled in Cuba
Cuba declared war on the USA
The soviet leader threatened John F. Kennedy personally
One of our military planes was shot down over Cuba

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A spy plane shot aerial photos of a missile base being assembled in Cuba



Literature: Mixed Literature: Some of my favorite books....
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7. This classic novel of the south was later made into a movie starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

Uncle Toms Cabin
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Bluest Eye
Gone With The Wind

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To Kill A Mockingbird



Literature: Twelfth Night: What You Will about "Twelfth Night"
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8. What is the first line of the play?

"Some have greatness thrust upon them"
"If music be the food of love play on"
"Will you hunt my lord"
"Here comes the little villian"

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"If music be the food of love play on"



Literature: Literary Characters: The Most Famous Animals in Literature
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9. An albatross figures prominently in a poem by which author?

Elizabeth Browning
William Wordsworth
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Emily Dickinson

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge



Literature: Science Fiction: Opening Lines
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10. 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 Witches," Roald Dahl
"Which Witch?" Eva Ibbotson
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," C.S. Lewis
"The Mists of Avalon," Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:26 pm

Trivia

World: Nixon, Richard: Background on Tricky Dick
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1. Early in his career, Nixon made a speech in which he described being given a pet dog. This dog's name was:

Agnew
Checkers
Haldeman
Ehrlichman

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Checkers



World: Who Was In Office?: Uncle Sam's President Part III
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2. Not too long ago: Ronald Reagan, an actor as president. What is his middle name?

Woodrow
Wilson
Wilburt
Wesley

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Wilson



World: Special Forces: Special Forces Things
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3. SERE stands for Survive, Evade, Resist. What is the word for the last E?

Eel
Euphoria
Escape
Energic

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Escape



World: Special Forces: Special Forces Things
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4. What does PSYOPS stand for?

Psychological Operations
Pakistan Operations
Patch Oop
Peppered Opaque

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Psychological Operations



World: Currencies: A Small World of Asian Currencies
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5. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan all share the same currency, which is named ______.

dollar
riyal
rupee
rouble

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rupee



World: Kennedy, John F.: Mysterious Deaths of JFK Assassination "Witnesses"
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6. Oswald, of course, died as a result of a shooting. Which of the following also died in this manner?

Jim Garrison
Guy Bannister
J.D. Tippitt
Clay Shaw

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J.D. Tippitt



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Famous Democrats
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7. He won six Distinguished Flying Crosses and flew 59 combat missions in World War II, and he was the first American man to orbit the earth. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974.

Jim Bunning
John Glenn
Bob Kerrey
Max Cleland

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John Glenn



World: Airports & Airlines: Eponymous Airports
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8. In which European city is Charles de Gaulle airport?

Lyons
Paris
Brussels
Amsterdam

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Paris



World: Italian Politics: Mussolini: A New Breed of Caesar
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9. What is Mussolini's first name?

Cesare
Juan
Benito
Italo

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Benito



World: Italian: Gli animali
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10. How do you say "il leone" in English?

leopard
lion
lizard
locust

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lion
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:18 pm

Trivia

World: Chinese: Everyday Cantonese
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1. People usually find Cantonese food delicious and they state this by saying _______?

Ho long
Ho bao
Ho sik
Ho san

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Ho sik



World: International Law: History of International Law
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2. One of the first examples of a diplomatic mission is found in the Bible. Which Israelite king was visted by the Queen of Sheba?

King David
King Solomon
King Saul
King Herod

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King Solomon



World: Presidential Quotes: Presidents Say the Darndest Things
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3. "He advocated with skill, intelligence and good breeding the outworn doctrines which are responsible for four-fifths of the political troubles of the United States." The speaker was Teddy Roosevelt. About which President was he speaking?

Woodrow Wilson
Warren Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Franklin Roosevelt

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Woodrow Wilson



World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: George Clinton
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4. In what state was Clinton born?

New Jersey
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania

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New York



World: Air Forces: U.S. Military Aircraft
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5. The 'Tweet' first flown in 1954, was designed as a pilot trainer and for attack missions. What was the military designation of the Tweet?

J-35
B-2
F-16
T-37

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T-37



World: Canadian Politics: Who Were These Canadian Prime Ministers?
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6. Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, he served for just under three months as prime minister.

John Turner
Paul Martin
Richard B Bennett
Kim Campbell

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John Turner



World: Newspapers & Magazines: Regional English Newspapers in India
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7. Where is the "Deccan Herald" published?

Nagpur
Hyderabad
Bangalore
Pune

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Bangalore



World: Religious Buildings: Famous Cathedrals and Shrines
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8. When you visit Santiago de Compostela in Spain which saint are you venerating?

James
Peter
John
Charles

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James



World: Transport: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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9. John Boyd Dunlop is famous for inventing what?

Pneumatic press
Pneumatic drill
Pneumatic tyre
Pneumatic hammer

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Pneumatic tyre



World: Business World: Buying and Selling on eBay
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10. If you bid $100 for a widget on eBay, but then find the same item for $70 at Wal-Mart, what should you do?

Retract your bid
Hope that someone outbids you
E-mail the seller that the price of the item is too high
Refuse to pay if you win

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Hope that someone outbids you
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:06 pm

History

History: Apollo Missions: Apollo Space Program
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1. In February 1971, the Apollo 14 crew prepared to leave the lunar surface. Alan Shepard did something that no other person had done on the moon. What did he do?

Sang a song
Hit a golf Ball
Brought American flag back home by mistake
Left TV camera behind

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Hit a golf Ball



History: Anzacs: The Last of the Anzacs
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2. Alec was given a state funeral which ended with a _______?

20 gun salute
18 gun salute
21 gun salute
16 gun salute

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21 gun salute



History: Nostalgia: 1920s-70s: Having Fun Yet?
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3. In the 1975, this fad started as a joke.

Polyester Leisure Suits
GI Joe Dolls
Slap Wrap Bracelets
Pet Rocks

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Pet Rocks



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

Hideki Tojo
Adolf Hitler
Josef Stalin
Benito Mussolini

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Hideki Tojo



History: Famous Dates: The Year Is 1970
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5. 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: Afro-American: Black History Dates
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6. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. win in 1964?

Nobel Peace Prize
Mayoral election
Alabama Lottery
A seat in the senate

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Nobel Peace Prize



History: 2000s History: Global Hot Spots 2003
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7. In which African country were Hutu forces continuing to battle the Tutsi-led government in 2003?

Egypt
Algeria
Libya
Rwanda

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Rwanda



History: Czech: The Defenestrations of Prague
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8. The First Defenestration of Prague was a prelude to which war(s)?

The Vietnam War
The Hussite Wars
Star Wars
World War III

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The Hussite Wars



History: Virginia History: Richmond: A Walk Through History
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9. Richmond has been the capital of Virginia since 1780 when it was moved from Williamsburg. Before Williamsburg, the capital was located in the first permanent English settlement in the New World. What was its name?

Yorktown
Jamestown
Newport
Norfolk

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Jamestown



History: 1970s History: It Happened During The 1970s
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10. Who was the famous American actress that earned the nickname "Hanoi Jane" after her visit to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) in the summer of 1972?

Jane Austin
Jane Curtain
Jane Fonda
Jayne Mansfield

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Jane Fonda
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:40 pm

Movies

Movies: Sci-Fi Mixture: Horror, Science-Fiction and Fantasy
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1. Which of the following sentences Jack Nicholson repeatedly wrote in 'The Shining'?

I like red rhum
Death is the strongest of all living things
This have I known always: love is no more
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: Movies Mixture
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2. Phoebe Cates co-starred in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' with?

Sean Penn
Mike Myers
David Copperfield
Kevin Bacon

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Sean Penn



Movies: F: Sally Field Movies
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3. Her ex-husband pretends to be a woman to stay in his kids' lives.

A Century of Women
Twisted Justice
Not Without My Daughter
Mrs. Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire



Movies: Classic Movies: Child Movie Stars Of Long Ago
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4. This little girl started out in 'Happy Land' in 1943. Also known for her role in 'Westside Story' in 1961. Who is she?

Millie Perkins
Margaret O'Brien
Natalie Wood
Elizabeth Taylor

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Natalie Wood



Movies: Name The Director: Directors Who Directed Themselves
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5. This great actor directed and starred with Patrick McGoohan in this 1995 movie, 'Braveheart'. Who is he?

Sean Connery
Mel Gibson
Peter O'Toole
Michael Caine

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Mel Gibson



Movies: Which Movie - Ave +/- 10: Great Movie Quotes IV
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6. 'By the way, we had that water brought in especially for you folks. Came from a well in Hinkley.' -- 2000 (Hint: Julia Roberts is in this movie.)

Erin Brockovich
Mulholland Dr.
The Insider
L.A. Confidential

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Erin Brockovich



Movies: Players - Tough 10: Movies and Their Stars
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7. The movies: 'Mad Love,' 'Boys on the Side' and 'Bad Girls.' The star?

Andie MacDowall
Drew Barrymore
Julia Roberts
Helen Hunt

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Drew Barrymore



Movies: Burton, Tim: Tim Burton
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8. Which actor stars in 'Batman,' 'Batman Returns,' and 'Beetlejuice'?

Jeffrey Jones
Michael Keaton
Johnny Depp
Tracy Walter

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Michael Keaton



Movies: Z: Renee Zellweger's Movies
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9. 2000 movie with Jim Carrey and Jim Carrey, about a cop with a split personality:

Two Of Me
Split Personality
I Like You And So Do I
Me, Myself, And Irene

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Me, Myself, And Irene



Movies: Taglines - Average: Favourite Film Tag-Lines
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10. Not all angels are innocent.

To Die For
Bridget Jones' Diary
Erskineville Kings
Heavenly Creatures

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Heavenly Creatures
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:25 pm

Music

Music: Finish The Lyric: Lost for Words! 6
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1. "Oh, what a night, late December back in ______ What a very special time for me As I remember what a night!" In which year did this memorably night occur?

'53
'63
'64
'65

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'63



Music: Drummers: Drummers and drum kits.
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2. Who smacks the kit in the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Steve Gadd
Chad Smith
Darrin Mooney
Cindy Blackman

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Chad Smith



Music: Music Theory: A Musical Alphabet
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3. What do we call this woodwind? It's body is made of metal, it comes in many sizes, and it uses a single reed to produce its sound.

Saz
Sarrusophone
Saxophone
Sousaphone

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Saxophone



Music: Writers & Producers: Famed Producers I: The Neptunes
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4. The Neptunes helped Fabolous enter a new phrase in the slang dictionary with what song?

Can't Deny It
Dip it Low
So Into You
Young'n (Holla Back)

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Young'n (Holla Back)



Music: Music from 1969: 1969 - A Baaaad Moon Is Risin'
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5. Can you identify this #5 hit of B.J. Thomas from the following slice of lyric? "I can't stop this feeling deep inside of me Girl you just don't realize what you do to me When you hold me in your arms so tight You let me know everything's alright".

These Eyes
Hooked On A Feeling
This Magic Moment
I Just Can't Help Believin'

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Hooked On A Feeling



Music: Violin: Violin
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6. Which clef appears most often on violin music?

bass clef
treble clef
tenor clef
alto clef

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treble clef



Music: Name the Song: What Don't They Sing?
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7. Which of the following doesn't Gretchen Wilson sing?

Here For The Party
Redneck Woman
Baby Girl
When I Think About Cheating


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Baby Girl


Music: 1950s Music: 1950 to1955 - Music, Music, Music
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8. "Through the ripples how they shine Just one wish will be granted One heart will wear a valentine" A number one hit for the Four Aces and a number four for Frank Sinatra in 1954, what is the title of this song?

Hey There
Young At Heart
Stranger In Paradise
Three Coins In The Fountain

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Three Coins In The Fountain



Music: Music Grab Bag: Rock and Rolling Past
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9. Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon) was the leader and singer for Public Image Limited (aka P.I.L.) in the 1980s. In which early punk band did Johnny get his start?

The Dead Kennedys
The Ramones
The Sex Pistols
The Buzzcocks

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The Sex Pistols



Music: Heavy Metal: "100 Most Metal Moments" Part 2
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10. What was the unusual and expensive piece of KISS merchandise introduced in 2001?

Casket
Beach umbrella
Lava lamp
Garden fountain

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Casket
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