Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Literature

Literature: Poetry: Some Early Romantic Poets
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1. In Coleridge's poem who decreed a pleasure dome be built?

Genghis Khan
Kubla Khan
Constantine
Hammurabi

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Kubla Khan



Literature: Poetic Quotes: Great Lines from Great Poems
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2. 'The woods are lovely, dark and deep'

Carl Sandburg
Robert Frost
Thomas Hood
Vachel Lindsay

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Robert Frost



Literature: Literary Terms & Quotes: Word Origins from Literature
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3. We often speak of people who are 'quixotic' or 'tilt at windmills'. Who is the author involved?

Unamuno
Lorca
Cervantes
Calderon

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Cervantes



Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare-
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4. Laertes, Fortinbras, Horatio, Osric, and Ophelia, are characters from which play?

Richard III
Twelfth Night
Henry V
Hamlet

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Hamlet



Literature: Literature Before 1900: Authors of Famous Books
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5. What famous author wrote 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'?

Herman Melville
Ken Kesey
J.D. Salinger
Mark Twain

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Mark Twain



Literature: Literature by Era: Classic Novels From 50s
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6. In what Ray Bradbury novel has book-reading become illegal , and does wall-to-wall television entertainment successfully replace it?

Fahrenheit 451
The Book Burners
USA 2000
Brave New World Revisited

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Fahrenheit 451



Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King
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7. In 'Pet Sematary', what is name of the spirit in the woods near the burial site?

Banshee
Wendigo
Sasquatch
Spectre

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Wendigo



Literature: Famous Last Lines: Last Lines of Famous Novels
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8. 'Darcy, as well as Elizabeth, really loved them; and they were both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude towards the persons who, by bringing her into Derbyshire, had been the means of uniting them.'

Great Expectations
Pride and Prejudice
The Count of Monte Cristo
Wuthering Heights

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Pride and Prejudice



Literature: Poetry: Famous Poems
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9. "Because I Could Not Stop For Death"?

Robert Frost
Robert Browning
Dylan Thomas
Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson



Literature: Science Fiction: Opening Lines
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10. What book is this from? "The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us."

"A Time for Angels," Karen Hesse
"A Handful of Time," Kit Pearson
"The Time Machine," H.G. Wells
"Time and Again," Jack Finny

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"The Time Machine," H.G. Wells
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:09 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Trivia: Presidents' Day
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1. Who was William Jefferson Clinton's vice president?

Gerald Ford
Nelson Rockefeller
Richard Nixon
Al Gore

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Al Gore



World: Hebrew and Yiddish: Yiddish Slang
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2. A clumsy person is a...

Klutz
Lantsman
Bagel
Haimish

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Klutz



World: U.S. First Ladies: Interesting Facts About First Ladies
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3. Which first lady fled the White House with Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington under one arm and a copy of Jefferson's Declaration of Independence in her other hand?

Dolley Madison
Martha Washington
Abigail Adams
Elizabeth Monroe

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Dolley Madison



World: Global Trivia: Random Trivia
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4. Which of the following is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world?

Garden of Eden
Mayan pyramids
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Stonehenge

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Hanging Gardens of Babylon



World: Route 66: Route 66 Fun Facts
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5. The famed slogan tells you to 'Get your _____ on Route 66'. What do you get?

Thrills
Kicks
Jollys
Meatloaf

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Kicks



World: U.K. Politics: The Blair Government
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6. This Labour politician has a famous light brown to sandy beard and held two Cabinet positions between 1997-2003.

Robin Cook
Charles Clarke
Andrew Smith
Hilary Armstrong

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Robin Cook



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

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

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40 km/h



World: Ground Forces: Famous Gun Calibers
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8. Known as the "Tommy Gun", the M1 Thompson shoots what bullet?

.40 acp
.50 acp
.38 special
.45 acp

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.45 acp



World: Economics: Basic Economics
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9. A business firm tries to maximise its ________ ?

sales
job retrenchment
revenue
profits

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profits



World: Latin: Latin Lives!
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10. This common Latin phrase is usually found on book plates.

Cogito ergo sum
Camera obscura
Persona non grata
Ex libris

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Ex libris
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:24 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Firsts: Presidential Firsts and Onlys
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1. Who was the first president not to be born a British Subject?

Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Martin Van Buren
John Quincy Adams

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Martin Van Buren



World: U.S. Commercials: Commercial Slogans
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2. 'The gotta have sweet gum.'

Bubble Yum
Winterfresh
Juicy Fruit
Ice Breakers

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Juicy Fruit



World: Supreme Court: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
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3. Mapp v. Ohio, decided by the Supreme Court in 1961, dealt with what constitutional issue?

right to counsel
search and seizure
right to bear arms
freedom of speech

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search and seizure



World: Campaigns & Elections: Presidential Campaigning (1948-1996)
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4. Who did Barry Goldwater expect to run against in the 1964 election?

John F. Kennedy
Hubert Humphrey
Adlai Stevenson
George McGovern

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John F. Kennedy



World: UK Commercials: Classic British TV Ads
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5. 'The man from' ___ says yes to the best.

Uncle
Del Monte
Atlantis
Mars

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Del Monte



World: Espionage & Codebreaking: Spies And Spy Agencies
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6. What are the initials of the French foreign intelligence service?

DPSD
BRGE
SCSSI
DGSE

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DGSE



World: US Colleges: US Colleges
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7. From which institution did Ashley Judd graduate?

Pikeville College
University of Kentucky
Asbury College
Northern Kentucky University

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University of Kentucky



World: Auto World: Make and Model
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8. Which of these makes of cars does not belong with the other three?

Chevrolet
Buick
Pontiac
GMC

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GMC.

Cars aren't sold under the GMC name. Only trucks




World: Italian Politics: Italian politics
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9. What are the members of the party Forza Italia known as?

Bianchi (The Whites)
Azzurri (The Blues)
Guelfi
Ghibellini

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Azzurri (The Blues)



World: IATA Codes: Airport Codes
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10. Which one is 'Nashville, TN'?

NTN
NAS
BNA
VIL

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BNA
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:54 pm

History

History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Great Moments of the Twentieth Century
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1. The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Who was the Soviet leader at the time?

Bulganin
Sholokov
Molotov
Khruschev

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Khruschev



History: 1920s Nostalgia: People, Places and Events--1920-1929
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2. In May of 1927, Charles Lindbergh made his historic first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. He flew from New York to what European city?

Edinburgh
London
Paris
Dublin

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Paris



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

GI Joe Dolls
Polyester Leisure Suits
Pet Rocks
Slap Wrap Bracelets

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Pet Rocks



History: 1980s Nostalgia: It Happened in the 80s
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4. Which famous singer died from anorexia nervosa at the age of 32 in 1983?

Joan Baez
Karen Carpenter
Bonnie Raitt
Cyndi Lauper

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Karen Carpenter



History: German: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
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5. Which of these methods did people use to escape across the Berlin Wall?

Digging a tunnel from a graveyard
All of these
Dodging the border guards, running and climbing
Flying across in a handmade air-balloon

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All of these



History: U.S. History: US History - 2
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6. In 1626 the Dutch sent settlers to the New World to establish a colony. What was the name of their outpost on the Atlantic coast?

Key Biscayne
Fort Orange
New Amsterdam
New Rotterdam

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New Amsterdam



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - Headlines
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7. 1959. "X-15". What was "X-15"?

Bestselling novel
Nuclear formula
Rocket aircraft
Sci-fi movie

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Rocket aircraft



History: American Revolution: Colonies Fight for Their Rights
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8. During the 1760s, in response to the Townshend Acts, the Daughters of Liberty began to spin their own cloth, which they called "home spun." Why were these home-made creations important?

The cloth was more resistant to water
The profits made from selling the cloth made women wealthy
The garments made from the cloth served as body protection for the colonists during harsh weather
They symbolized the colonists' refusal to buy British materials

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They symbolized the colonists' refusal to buy British materials



History: Famous Dates: On This Day: VI
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9. September 8th 1504 saw Michelangelo unveil a piece of work that took three years to sculpture. The enormous marble statue (13 feet or 4m) was a wonderful figure of whom? Hints: Sling shot and Palazzo Vecchio.

Zeus
Goliath
David
Achilles

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David



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

Tools
Manpower
Lighting
Ventilation

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Ventilation
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:23 pm

Movies

Movies: Which Movie - Difficult 10: Various Movie Quotes
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1. "There's that word again; 'heavy'. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?"

Future Shock
The Time Machine
Back to the Future
Somewhere in Time

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Back to the Future



Movies: Grant, Hugh: All About Hugh Grant
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2. In "Notting Hill", what kind of shop did Hugh Grant's character own?

Book shop
Candle shop
Coffee shop
Wine shop

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Book shop



Movies: Sandler, Adam: Name the Adam Sandler Movie!
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3. One of Sandler's movies is animated, and he plays the part of around four different characters.

Eight Crazy Nights
Shakes the Clown
Spanglish
The Waterboy

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Eight Crazy Nights



Movies: Which Movie - Difficult 10: Chanalana's Favorite Movie Quotes
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4. "You're right. No human could possibly stack books like this."

The Others
Ghostbusters
She's All That
UHF

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Ghostbusters



Movies: Name It - Average 15: More Of My Movie Collection
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5. This is the story of a mother who has to battle cancer while her children have to adjust to their father marrying a much younger woman. What is the first movie in our collection?

The Hours
American Beauty
Beaches
Stepmom

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Stepmom



Movies: 1980s Movies: Are You an '80s Fan?
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6. In "Friday the 13th series", which of the following is NOT one of Jason's novelties?

killing people at camp
wearing a hockey mask
using a machete
killing children only

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killing children only



Movies: Name the Player: Guess Which George It Is
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7. Which George won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing a character named Dragline?

George Kennedy
George Raft
George Chakiris
George Peppard

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George Kennedy



Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 10 Degrees Of "Black Hawk Down" Actors
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8. Steven Ford and William Fichtner are in this movie about a scientist (Jodie Foster) who receives signals from outer space.

Contact
The Arrival
Event Horizon
2001: A Space Odyssey

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Contact



Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: 10 Degrees Of The "Armageddon" Cast
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9. Will Patton and Greg Collins are in this movie about a man who must steal fifty cars in one night in order to save his brother's life.

Black Moon Rising
The Rookie
Gone in Sixty Seconds
The Big Lebowski

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Gone in Sixty Seconds



Movies: Grab Bag - Tough 10: The Greatest Films Ever Made (According to Me)
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10. In the 'Star Wars' movies, which of the following characters is not (nor has ever been) a Jedi knight?

Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Obi Wan Kenobi
Anakin Skywalker

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Han Solo
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:37 pm

Music

Music: Band Names: Where Did The Band Get Its Name?
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1. This band is named after the inventor of a piece of agricultural equipment.

Jethro Tull
Elton John
Bon Jovi
The Cranberries

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Jethro Tull



Music: Classical Music: Twentieth Century Composers
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2. 'West Side Story' and 'Candide'?

Philip Glass
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Leonard Bernstein
Marvin Hamlisch

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Leonard Bernstein



Music: USA Music: Songs About America
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3. Who had a hit with a song called: American Pie?

Neil Sedaka
Don McLean
Neil Diamond
Barry Manilow

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Don McLean



Music: Music from TV & Movies: Songs from Movies!
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4. 'You Can Leave Your Hat On'?

Grease
The Full Monty
Saturday Night Fever
Pretty Women

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The Full Monty



Music: Name the Song: Famous Artists Join Together
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5. Run DMC and Aerosmith have a hit together that has been around for many years, what is the name of this hit?

Time To Scream
Walk With Me
Walk This Way
Take Me Home

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Walk This Way



Music: Lead Singers: Lead Singers
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6. Who was NOT one of the Beatles?

John Lennon
George Harrison
Paul McCartney
Davie Jones

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Davie Jones



Music: 1980s Music: 80s Music Trivia
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7. Prince sang a song about a girl in a little __________ corvette.

purple
black
red
white

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red



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

Lars Ulrich
James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
Jason Newsted

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Jason Newsted



Music: One Hit Wonders: One Hit Wonder Quiz
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9. In the 90's which rapper had a hit with 'Ice Ice Baby'

Vanilla Ice
Ice T
Ice Cube
Ice Ice

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Vanilla Ice



Music: Guitar: About The Guitar
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10. This device makes the sound of the guitar fuzzier?

Wah Pedal
Phase Shifter
Distortion Pedal
Equalizer

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Distortion Pedal
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:04 pm

History

History: 1960s Nostalgia: Do You Remember 1962?
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1. What Edward Albee play made its first appearance on Broadway?

Seascape
Three Tall Women
Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf
A Delicate Balance

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Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf



History: U.S. History: Interesting American History
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2. Which was one of the original 13 colonies?

Indiana
Ohio
Maryland
Illinois

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Maryland



History: World War II: World War 2 Part One
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3. Which of the following was not a bomber?

B-29
P-51
B-24
B-17

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P-51



History: Canadian: Canadian History 1
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4. Who was the Prime Minister of Canada during the October Crisis in October 1970?

Pierre Trudeau
Joe Clark
John Diefenbaker
Ed Broadbent

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Pierre Trudeau



History: World History: General History - 'Millionaire' Format
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5. In 622 AD, Mohammed and his followers fled to Medina from which city?

Chicago
Jakarta
London
Mecca

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Mecca



History: Civil War: The U.S. Civil War !
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6. What was the name of the Southern states that seceded from the Union?

The Confederate States of America
The Seceded States of America
The United States of America
None of the above

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The Confederate States of America



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

Cracked
Mad
Crazy
Sick

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Mad



History: Social History: The History of Smoking
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8. The 19th century really belonged to the cigar and to male smokers. The only women who smoked were prostitutes, actresses and bluestockings. Cigars had their own time frame in elegant society. When was this?

Before lunch
After dinner
With afternoon tea
After a game of tennis

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After dinner



History: European: The Balance of Power: Europe, 1492-1914
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9. Although the decline of Spanish naval supremacy was a very gradual process, it can be exemplified by the defeat of its armada in 1588. This defeat foreshadowed the naval ascendency of which other nation?

None of these
France
England
Denmark

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England



History: Spanish: Second Spanish Republic
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10. Which Communist leader was known as La Pasionaria?

Carmen Polo
Santiago Carrillo
Dolores Ibárruri
Andreu Nin

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Dolores Ibárruri
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Literature

Literature: Richard II: "Richard II" - How well do you know the action?
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1. What reason does Richard offer for cutting Bolingbroke's sentence by four years?

He believed that Mowbray was more guilty
He wanted to please the Queen
He was frightened of Bolingbroke's power in England
He has seen how upset Gaunt (Bolingbroke's father) has become

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He has seen how upset Gaunt (Bolingbroke's father) has become



Literature: Mixed Literature: Mixture of Classic Literature
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2. In the second chapter of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", what is Tom doing at the start of the chapter?

Talking with Huck
Beating up his friends
Whitewashing a fence
Getting a beating from Aunt Polly

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Whitewashing a fence



Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King - Books & Short Stories
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3. A family finds out the true meaning of horror while working as winter caretakers at the Overlook Hotel.

Night Shift
The Shining
Needful Things
Insomnia

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The Shining



Literature: Hamlet: Hamlet - Bodies, bodies, everywhere...
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4. Why didn't Hamlet kill Claudius the first time he set out to do so?

He didn't want to make his mother a widow again.
He found Claudius kneeling in prayer.
Claudius' guards frightened him away.
Claudius begged for mercy.

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He found Claudius kneeling in prayer.



Literature: Mixed Literature: Literary Alphabet
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5. Which children's book is about a poor boy who finds his fortune in a sweet wrapper?

Candy Bars For Wraps
Charlie's Web
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chocolate Farm

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



Literature: Chinese Literature: Simple Stuff About the Three Kingdoms
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6. The third and final of the Three Kingdoms is called Shu. Who founded it?

Lu Bu
Guan Yu
Liu Bei
Zhang Fei

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Liu Bei



Literature: Famous First Lines: More (Kinda) Famous First Lines
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7. "These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket." Which novel begins with these words?

The Witches
Matilda
The Twits
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



Literature: Macbeth: 9 for 10 - Macbeth
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8. In Act II Lady Macbeth says "It was the ---- that shrieked".

ghoul
ghost
owl
ogre

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owl



Literature: Romeo and Juliet: 9 for 10 - Romeo and Juliet
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9. Juliet says to the Nurse: "O God! Did Romeo's hand shed ------- blood?" Whose blood was shed?

Tybalt's
Paris's
Samson's
Benvolio's

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Tybalt's



Literature: Science Fiction: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Novels (Part 2)
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10. Which famed science fiction author has penned dozens of books including a few like "Dr. Bloodmoney," "Penultimate Truth," and "Solar Lottery" which all deal on some level with the apocalypse?

John Christopher
Philip K. Dick
John Wyndham
Graham Masterson

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Philip K. Dick
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:31 pm

Trivia

World: License Plates: German Number Plate Codes
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1. If a car's number plate starts with the letter 'B', where does the driver live?

Bonn
Berlin
Bochum
Bottrop

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Berlin



World: French: Qu'est-ce Que C'est?
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2. If you were in a French class, and the teacher said 'Mettez vos cahiers sur les bureaux', what did she tell the class to do?

Put your notebooks on your desks.
Place your hands on your lap.
Write the answer on the next page.
Sit up straight and face forward.

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Put your notebooks on your desks.



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

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

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thunder and lightning



World: Naval Forces: Salty Language: U.S. Navy Slang
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4. The three of you arrive at John's ship, and he begins your tour. Taking you to the engineering spaces, he tells you that when the ship was returning from its last cruise, she was going "balls to the wall." What does this mean?

The ship was steering erratically
The ship was cruising at maximum speed
The ship was experiencing mechanical problems
The ship was leaking

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The ship was cruising at maximum speed



World: India, Languages of: Learn Speaking Hindi
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5. I have won the National Table Tennis Competition. The announcer says that Murty has won the first prize. How would you say that in Hindi?

Murty haar gaya hai
Murty ko pratham puraskar milta hai
Murty bahut accha dikhta hai
Murty mast insaan hai

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Murty ko pratham puraskar milta hai



World: Marketing: Sing It Out Loud: Smoke Our Coffin Nails!
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6. Which brand's cigarette congratulated its smokers with "You've Come a Long Way, Baby!"

Winston
Benson & Hedges
Virginia Slims
Tareyton

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Virginia Slims



World: Business World: Corporation Pioneers
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7. William Gates founded what mega-corporation?

Intel
Cisco Systems
Microsoft
Sun Microsystems

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Microsoft



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

dz
dm
dk
dj

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dk



World: London Underground: London Underground Tube System
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9. In 2004 what was legalised on the Tube system for the very first time?

Kissing and public shows of affection
Buskers performing
Alcohol consumption
Walking and running on the escalators

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Buskers performing



World: Polk, James: James K. Polk
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10. James had an issue that affected his work. What problem did he have with people?

Trust
Guidance
Love
Courage

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Trust
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Trivia

World: U.S. Commercials: Some Well-Known Advertising Slogans
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1. 'I can't believe I ate the whole thing' advertised which product?

Mylanta
Alka-Seltzer
Certs
Altoids

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Alka-Seltzer



World: U.S. First Ladies: Questions About Presidential Wives
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2. She led a national campaign against drugs with the slogan 'Just say No.'

Betty Ford
Rosalyn Carter
Barbara Bush
Nancy Reagan

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Nancy Reagan



World: U.S. First Ladies: U.S. Presidential Ladies
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3. Which President's Lady was a widow with one child when she married a future President, who was 17 years her senior?

Eliza McCardle Johnson
Julia Dent Grant
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur
Dolley Payne Todd Madison

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Dolley Payne Todd Madison



World: U.S. First Ladies: Interesting Facts About First Ladies
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4. Which first lady fled the White House with Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington under one arm and a copy of Jefferson's Declaration of Independence in her other hand?

Elizabeth Monroe
Abigail Adams
Dolley Madison
Martha Washington

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Dolley Madison



World: Dan Quayle: Dan Quayle Quotes
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5. 'One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be ________'

patient
smart
prepared
wise

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prepared



World: Other U.S. Politicians: Gore-Lieberman 2000
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6. We all know that Al's wife is named Tipper. Most of us know that she crusaded in the 1980's against music with obscene or graphic lyrics. Which musician testified in the Senate against her crusade?

Frank Zappa
Meat Loaf
Ted Nugent
Jon Bon Jovi

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Frank Zappa



World: Auto World: Exotic Cars and Super Bikes
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7. The nickname for Suzuki's prize sports bike the GSXR is what?

Gun
Gix
Gixxer
Fizzer

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Gixxer



World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: Vice Presidents
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8. Which of the following was Andrew Jackson's Vice-President?

Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
Zachary Taylor
James Buchanan

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Martin Van Buren



World: President's Families: The Kennedy Family
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9. How many girls were born to Rose and Joe Kennedy?

five
six
four
seven

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five



World: Military Figures: Admiral Andrew Cunningham
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10. Where On 11th November 1940 came one of ABC's (As he was known in the fleet) most famous triumphs ?

Lepanto
Taranto
Moranto
Faranto

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Taranto
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Re: Daily Quiz

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History

History: 1970s Nostalgia: Events of the 70s
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1. In 1974, it was first announced that what was damaged?

the coral reefs
the hubble telescope
the nuclear family
the ozone layer

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the ozone layer



History: 1980s Nostalgia: The Awesome 80s
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2. Name the three original children on the sitcom 'Family Ties'.

Alex, Mallory and Jennifer
Joey, Rachel and Monica
Jennifer, Susie and Steve
Tootie, Blair and Chip

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Alex, Mallory and Jennifer



History: World History: History 106
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3. Why did the Protestant Reformation take place?

Martin Luther wanted attention
It was the result of objections to Catholic doctrine and practices
Obscure religious leaders wanted power
No one knows

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It was the result of objections to Catholic doctrine and practices



History: Civil War: Civil War Era
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4. What was the name of the estate that Jefferson Davis lived at in Mississippi after the war?

Whitfield
Beauvoir
Dixie
Hermitage

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Beauvoir



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - 1950 Americana
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5. What popular comic strip featuring a boy and a dog debuted on October 2, 1950?

Red Ryder
Moon Mullin
Peanuts
Snuffy Smith

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Peanuts



History: Famous Dates: The Big Story Today Is...
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6. Sharon reporting today January 30,1948 from New Delhi. As you can see I am visibly in tears one of the greatest statesmen has been assassinated on his way to prayers. Who was dead?

Rajiv Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Sanjay Gandhi

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Mahatma Gandhi



History: Holocaust: Badges and Other Symbols of the Holocaust
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7. It is 1943. You have been transported by railway freight car to a concentration camp near your native Krakow. As you get off the train, you see a sign above the main gate reading "Arbeit Macht Frei". What does this sign literally mean?

Work makes one free
Work makes wealth
Germany is free
Enter freely

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Work makes one free



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

Batman
Superman
G.I. Joe
Commando Cody

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G.I. Joe



History: U.S. History: U.S. History - A Miscellany
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9. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?

John Thompson
Ben Matlock
Perry Mason
Francis Scott Key

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Francis Scott Key



History: 1970s History: It Happened During The 1970s
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10. Of the following events, which was the only one that actually happened during the 1970s?

John Lennon was killed
Apollo 11 moon landing
President Nixon resigned
Richie Havens opened at Woodstock rock festival

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President Nixon resigned
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:14 pm

Movies

Movies: Which Movie - Tough 10: Quotes From A Few Movies
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1. 'That's right, Iceman... I am dangerous.'

Iron Eagles
Top Gun
Aces
Alan Quartermaine and the Lost City of Gold

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Top Gun



Movies: Which Movie - Average 10: Name That Movie
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2. Elwood- 'It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, a half a pack of cigarattes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Jake- 'Hit it.'

Blues Brothers
Friday
Men In Black
Ghostbusters

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Blues Brothers



Movies: Movie Mixture: Horror Movies 1950s
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3. What TV star had the title role in 'I Was A Teenage Werewolf'?

Ed Kooky Burns
Peter Graves
Don Adams
Michael Landon

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Michael Landon



Movies: Name It - Average 15: Planes, Trains, Boats: Disaster Movies
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4. Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor star in this 1976 movie about forgery and murder on a runaway train. Can you name this movie?

The Runaway Train
Silver Speed
Terror Train
Silver Streak

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Silver Streak



Movies: Willis, Bruce: Bruce Willis co - stars
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5. Sarah Jessica Parker starred alongside Bruce Willis in _________ ?

The Last Boy Scout
Striking Distance
Armageddon
Die Hard 2: Die Harder

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Striking Distance



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

John Smith
John Green
John Brown
John Williams

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John Smith



Movies: R: Molly Ringwald's Movies
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7. 1990 movie with Alan Alda and Madeline Kahn about a family's comings and goings while preparing for their youngest daughter's wedding:

Our Little Girl
Shot Gun Wedding
Mother Of The Bride
Betsy's Wedding

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Betsy's Wedding



Movies: People Themed Groups: Kevins In The Movies
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8. Bacon also starred in 'The River Wild'. Who was the female star?

Mariette Hartley
Meryl Streep
Candice Bergen
Cybill Shepherd

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Meryl Streep



Movies: Paltrow, Gwyneth: Gwyneth Paltrow's Movie Madness
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9. Which one of the following actors did NOT co-star with her in the movie 'Moonlight and Valentino'?

Jon Bon Jovi
Elizabeth Perkins
Whoopi Goldberg
Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks



Movies: Same Word Titles: 'Man' Made Movies
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10. Alfred Hitchcock made two versions of this 'man' movie, one in 1934 and one in 1956. What were they titled?

'The Man Who Came to Dinner'
'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
'The Man Who Could Cheat Death'
'The Man Who Died Twice'

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'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Music

Music: UK Music: Traditional Songs of Scotland
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1. "The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch_______"

Ness
Lomond
Aber
Lochy

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Lomond



Music: 2000s Lyrics: Lyrics 2000-2002
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2. "Chill out, whatcha yelling for? Lay back, it's all been done before, and if you could only let it be, you will see I like you the way you are when we're driving in your car, and you're talking to me one-on-one."

Nelly Furtado
Avril Lavigne
Alicia Keys
Michelle Branch

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Avril Lavigne



Music: Country Lyrics: Finish the Classic Lyrics
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3. "Instead of family quarrels we'll have a barroom ...."

fight
dance
song
brawl

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brawl



Music: Opera: La Bohème
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4. In Act I, we meet the bohemians: Marcello, the painter; Schaunard, the musician; Colline, the philosopher; and the hero of the opera, Rodolfo. What is Rodolfo's occupation?

Poet
Teacher
Actor
Sculptor

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Poet



Music: Heavy Metal: 80s Metal Bands
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5. What one-hit-wonder told us all to "Turn Up the Radio"?

Autograph
Quiet Riot
Twisted Sister
Europe

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Autograph



Music: Piano: Basic Piano
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6. How many keys are on the piano?

81
88
44
89

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88



Music: Bands and Duets: Classic Rock Band Members
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7. Which band's core members are brothers named Ray and Dave Davies?

The Hollies
The Kinks
Mott the Hoople
T. Rex

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The Kinks



Music: Music from TV & Movies: Music from the movies
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8. Which of the following female artists, who all have songs on the soundtrack to "Austin Powers: Goldmember", also stars in the movie?

Susanna Hoffs
Britney Spears
Angie Stone
Beyoncé Knowles

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Beyoncé Knowles



Music: Music from 1976: Solo Artists of 1976
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9. Who claims that he writes the songs "that make the whole world sing"?

Elvin Bishop
Peter Frampton
Billy Joel
Barry Manilow

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Barry Manilow



Music: Piano: Easy Piano Quiz for Dummies
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10. If you're going to see a piano concerto performed at the symphony, what type of piano is the pianist most likely to play?

Apartment-size
Baby Grand
Concert Grand
Upright

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Concert Grand
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:09 pm

History

History: British History: 19th Century British History
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1. Which destructive event struck Ireland in the 1840s?

Potato Famine
Easter Revolution
The Hurricane of 1846
The Great Leperchaun Migration.

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Potato Famine



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

Nuremberg
Vienna
Munich
Geneva

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Nuremberg



History: Civil War: Civil War Era
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3. What was the name of the estate that Jefferson Davis lived at in Mississippi after the war?

Beauvoir
Dixie
Whitfield
Hermitage

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Beauvoir



History: Mixed Bag: The Year 1881
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4. How would a typical middle-class family in a city in Britain or the US have lit their home in 1881?

They didn't - it was too expensive
Torches
Gas light
Electric lights

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Gas light



History: Cold War: Cold Warrior
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5. In late 1962, American U2 spy aircraft found that Soviet medium-range nuclear missile installations were being built in the US’ “back yard”. Where were they?

Kingston, Jamaica
San Cristobal, Cuba
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Cristobal, Cuba



History: Maryland History: Maryland, My Maryland
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6. The Battle of Antietam (fought in Maryland) has a special historical distinction. What is it?

The defeat of General George McClellan
The Civil War's bloodiest single day of fighting
The battle where Stonewall Jackson was killed
The longest Civil War Battle

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The Civil War's bloodiest single day of fighting



History: World War I: Canada and WWI
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7. What did Canadian Prime Minister Robert Borden introduce in 1917 to ensure Canada had troops to send to war?

Treaty of Versailles
Military Service Act
Female Suffrage
Schlieffen Plan

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Military Service Act



History: Kentucky History: The State of Kentucky
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8. One of Kentucky's greatest treasures is the "Coal Miner's Daughter" herself, Miss Loretta Lynn. Where in Kentucky is Loretta's hometown?

Possum Run
Butcher Holler
Turkey Trot
Bear Paw City

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Butcher Holler



History: British History: The Battle of Bosworth Field
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9. Apart from a few minor skirmishes, Bosworth Field was the final battle of which war?

Hundred Years' War
English Civil War
The Wars of the Roses
Thirty Years' War

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The Wars of the Roses



History: Roman History: Operatic Roman History
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10. Probably the most important Roman general and conqueror inspired Gian Francesco Malipiero's 1936 opera. Who was this general, born in 100 BC?

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gaius Julius Caesar
Lucius Licinius Lucullus

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Gaius Julius Caesar
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Literature

Literature: Stephen King: Simplified Stephen King Short Stories
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1. Hitman gets special package of toy soldiers, things eventually go boom.

Night Surf
Survivor Type
One for the Road
Battleground

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Battleground



Literature: Stephen King: Oversimplified Stephen King stories
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2. A youngster brings a gun to school, shoots several people.

The Dark Half
Gerald's Game
Rage
Nightmare and Dreamscapes

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Rage



Literature: Stephen King: Oversimplified Stephen King stories
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3. A young lad's car takes care of the local bullies troubling him.

It
Carrie
Christine
Gerald's Game

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Christine



Literature: Mystery & Detective Fiction: Mystery fiction
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4. What title did sleuth Peter Wimsey hold?

Lord
Count
Earl
Marquis

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Lord



Literature: Lines and Quotes: Shake's Quote Quiz
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5. Who will meet again "When the hurlyburly's done, when the battle's lost and won"?

Henry IV
Feste
Warwick
The Witches

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The Witches



Literature: Name The Play: Name that book II: SHAKESPEARE!
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6. A general marries a wonderful lady. One of his lieutenants spread false rumors to him that his wife has been unfaithful. One of the important things in this play is a simple handkerchief. What is the name of this play?

Hamlet
King Lear
Othello
Henry V

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Othello



Literature: Authors and their Works: Know Your Writers!
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7. Charles Dickens wrote the classic 'A Tale of _____ Cities'.

Great
Two
Bad
Lost

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Two



Literature: Science Fiction: Classic Science Fiction Novels
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8. What is the title of the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel about a fireman whose job is to burn books?

Firestarter
Fahrenheit 451
Holy Fire
1984

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Fahrenheit 451



Literature: Literature Before 1900: Authors of Famous Books
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9. Who wrote the 'Scarlet Letter'?

Herman Melville
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ken Kesey
Jane Austen

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Nathaniel Hawthorne



Literature: Mixed Literature: All Time Literature Quiz
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10. Which fellow poet was Ted Hughes married to?

Emily Dickinson
Sylvia Plath
Carol Ann Duffy
Elizabeth Barrett

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Sylvia Plath
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