Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:19 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Trivia: U.S. Presidents
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1. George Bush was vice-president to whom?

Richard M. Nixon
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Harry S. Truman

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Ronald Reagan



World: Newspapers & Magazines: Journalism
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2. What major U.S. newspaper was the most involved in Watergate?

The Washington Post
The New York Times
The Los Angeles Times
The Boston Globe

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The Washington Post



World: Dutch: Dutch Made Easy
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3. Two people obviously in love are called 'TORTELDUIFJES' or turtledoves in Dutch. What's the English qualification?

love-birds
sweeties
lovey-doveys
puppies

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love-birds



World: IATA Codes: I'm Flying Into What Capital?
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4. When I'm flying to SLU, to what country do I go to?

Barbados
Saint Lucia
St. Kits & Nevis
Aruba

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Saint Lucia



World: Electoral College: The Electoral College
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5. In 2000, what were the only two states that did not operate under the "winner-take-all" method of allocating electoral votes?

Florida and Wisconsin
Nebraska and Maine
New Hampshire and New York
Rhode Island and California


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Nebraska and Maine


World: Spanish: How's Your Spanish Vocabulary?
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6. If someone were to ask me '¿De donde eres?' I would answer them 'Soy de Estados Unidos'. What did the person ask me?

What is today's date?
What is your name?
Where are you from?
How old are you?

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Where are you from?



World: Presidential Trivia: All President and Accounted For II
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7. What else do Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have in common?

They were both shot in the back.
They were both shot through the heart.
They were both shot in the head.
They were both shot through the throat.

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They were both shot in the head.



World: Business World: Buying and Selling on eBay
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8. What is a Reserve price?

A Reserve price is the lowest amount that the seller will accept but is higher than the starting bid
A Reserve price is another name for BUY IT NOW – the first person to bid this amount wins the auction
A Reserve price is the starting bid
A Reserve price is an amount below the starting bid, but which the seller is willing to accept

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A Reserve price is the lowest amount that the seller will accept but is higher than the starting bid



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

squirrel
meerkat
skunk
rabbit

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squirrel



World: Presidential Trivia: Presidential Common Bonds
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10. Lincoln, McKinley, and Kennedy have something in common with another President. Which one?

Harding
Garfield
Hayes
Pierce

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Garfield
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:34 pm

Trivia

World: Supreme Court: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press
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1. Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) provided further protection for dangerous speech by adding what requirement to the clear and present danger test?

lucidity
severity
imminence
sedition

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imminence



World: Naval Forces: Salty Language: U.S. Navy Slang
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2. Back on dry land, you tell Jack that it was nice to meet him, but now you have to go. "What's your hurry?" he asks. "Come with me to the Acey-Deucy Club and we'll have a drink." What is an "Acey-Deucy" club?

A club for submarine sailors only
A strip joint
A club for first and second class petty officers
A bar that serves only 3.2 beer

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A club for first and second class petty officers



World: Special Forces: The Warrior Elite
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3. What closed-circuit diving rig do the Navy SEALs use for their underwater diving missions?

Frigate
Closed
Draeger
Neiger Var

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Draeger



World: French: Present Tense Verbs
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4. Which of the following is the correct ending of 'You (friendly form) go'? (aller)

vais
vas
va
allons

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vas.



World: Campaigns & Elections: Past Presidental Elections
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5. In the 2004 election which state will have the most electoral votes?

Florida
New York
California
Texas

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California



World: Politics: Before They Were in Politics
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6. Which of these national leaders did not start out as a concert pianist?

Thomas Jefferson (US)
Moshe Sharet (Israel)
Ignaz Paderewski (Poland)
All of these leaders were pianists.

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Thomas Jefferson (US)



World: Ground Forces: U.S. Army Infantry Divisions
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7. What Infantry Division did Audie Murphy serve in?

82nd Abn Division
24th I.D.
101st Abn Division
3rd I.D.

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3rd I.D.



World: Jackson, Andrew: The Life of Andy Jackson
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8. Andy earned his nickname before the War of 1812. What was his nickname?

Old Hickory Face
Old Hickory
Old Pine
Jax

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Old Hickory



World: Grant, Ulysses S.: Ulysses S. Grant
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9. When was Grant named commander of all Union forces?

September 1863
July 1863
March 1864
December 1863

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March 1864



World: Naval Forces: All Hands Owner's and Operators Manual
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10. What are the 2 classes of amphibious assault ships

Spruance and Nimitz
Tarawa and Arleigh Burke
Tarawa and Wasp
Wasp and Ticongeroga

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Tarawa and Wasp
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:19 pm

History

History: Ancient Egypt: Egypt and the Pharaohs
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1. In ancient Egyptian religion the sun is worshipped by many names, the most common name of the sun-god is?

Seth
Je
Kar
Re or Ra

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Re or Ra



History: October November December: Days Of Our Lives: October
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2. What singer was found dead in her room on October 4, 1970?

Janis Joplin
Skeeter Davis
Patsy Cline
Connie Francis

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Janis Joplin



History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Great Moments of the Twentieth Century
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3. A crowning moment in science occurred when man first set foot on the Moon. Who was the first man to do so?

Buzz Aldrin
Alan Shepard
Neil Armstrong
John Glenn

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Neil Armstrong



History: Gettysburg: Gettysburg continues!
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4. Confederate General Richard Ewell didn't feel himself get shot. Why?

Too drunk
Artificial Leg
Was asleep in the saddle
He was already dead

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Artificial Leg



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

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

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All of these



History: India: Indian History
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6. Who found the Mauryan Empire in India?

Ashoka
Chanakya
Kanishka
Chandragupta

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Chandragupta



History: Ancient History: Hannibal Barca
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7. What was the name of the city state that Hannibal fought for?

Numenor
South Deavens
Rome
Carthage

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Carthage



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

Covent Garden
Tattersall
Farringdon
Billingsgate

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Billingsgate



History: War History: A-Z of Military Leaders
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9. O - Born 63 B.C.: Which great-nephew of Julius Caesar was the victor at Actium, ending the Roman Civil War?

Octavian
Orodes
Orestes
Otto

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Octavian



History: Native American: Cherokee History
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10. What is the name of the route that the Cherokee took to Oklahoma after being forcefully removed from their homes in 1838? The Cherokee call it Nunna daul Tsunyi.

The Path of Destruction
The Long March
The Trail of Tears
The Frozen Road

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The Trail of Tears
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:44 pm

Movies

Movies: Oscars - Best Song: Oscar Winning Songs 1980-1999
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1. The song 'Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man)' won an Oscar in 1990. The song is from what movie?

The Godfather Part III
Dick Tracy
Home Alone
Young Guns II

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Dick Tracy



Movies: Which Movie - Tough +/- 10: Quotes III
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2. 'Well...I hope all your babies look like monkeys!'

The Truth About Cats and Dogs
Dangerous Beauty
Cry Baby
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion



Movies: Grab Bag - Easy: The Picture Show - Movie Trivia
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3. In what 1992 fantasy film do two women buy youth formula, die, then live forever. . . kinda?

Death Becomes Her
Dracula: Dead And Loving It
I Love You To Death
Waking The Dead

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Death Becomes Her



Movies: Players - Tough +/- 10: Rockers in the Movies
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4. In the movie 'Detroit Rock City' what band where they going to see?

Van Halen
Kiss
Ted Nugent
Foghat

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Kiss



Movies: Something in Common: Cars in the Movies
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5. What kind of car did Magnum P.I. drive?

Porsche
Ferarri
Jaguar
Mercedes

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Ferarri



Movies: Name It - Easy: Missing Words In Movies
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6. This movie is from 2000 starring Jennifer Lopez and Colton James. 'The ____'

Bars
Jail
Cops
Cell

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Cell



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Name That Sequel
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7. What was the first sequel to 'Star Wars'?

Star Wars 2
Episode One: The Phantom Menace
Return of the Jedi
The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back



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

Geena Davis
Megan Cavanagh
Lori Petty
Rosie O'Donnell

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Geena Davis



Movies: Taglines - Tough: Popular 80s Movies Taglines
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9. 'The music is on his side'?

'Footloose'
'Terms of Endearment'
'An Officer and a Gentleman'
'Pee Wee's Big Adventure'

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'Footloose'



Movies: Grab Bag - Average 10: Random Movie Quiz
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10. James Cameron directed this award-winning movie about a boat. What was this movie called?

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Down The Stream
Titanic
Cape Fear
Casablanca

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Titanic
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:13 pm

Music

Music: Classical Music: Classical Music--Symphonic Nicknames
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1. Symphony No.9, E-Minor, Op. 95 'New World'

Charles Ives
Peter Tchaikovsky
Antonin Dvorak
Edward Elgar

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Antonin Dvorak



Music: The Magic Flute: 'Die Zauberfloete'
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2. Who is the mother of the prince's love?

Papagena
Grenadine
Mimi
The Queen of Night

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The Queen of Night



Music: Songs With Same Word: Titles - Music Tonight
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3. Who had a hit with a song called: Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

Elton John
Engelbert Humperdinck
Tom Jones
Julio Iglesias

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Elton John



Music: Name the Singer: Some Older Country Songs
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4. Who sang 'A boy named Sue'?

Johnny Cash
Mel Tillis
Hank Snow
Porter Wagner

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Johnny Cash



Music: Christian Music: Christian Music
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5. Complete this line, 'I want to know You....?'

Better
All my life
More
And your Son

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More



Music: Music from TV & Movies: Romantic Songs from the Movies
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6. 'I Will Always Love You'

'The Bodyguard'
'She's All That'
'Waterworld'
'Cruel Intentions'

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'The Bodyguard'



Music: Classic Rock: The A to Z of Rock
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7. Lenny Kravitz's ex-wife Lisa Bonet shot to stardom in which 80's sitcom?

'Who's The Boss'
'The Cosby Show'
'Family Ties'
'Alf'

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'The Cosby Show'



Music: Country Music: Yee Haw, Country Music!
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8. Which young Country singer's first single was a song originally written for Patsy Cline?

Lee Ann Womack
Jessica Andrews
Lila McCann
LeAnn Rimes

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LeAnn Rimes



Music: Country Lyrics: Country Music Ballads
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9. 'But honey I don't care. I ain't in love with your hair. And if it all fell out, I'd love you any way.'

'From Here To Eternity'
'Rockin' Years'
'I Swear'
'Forever and Ever Amen'

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'Forever and Ever Amen'



Music: Country Lyrics: Great Classic Country Songs
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10. Complete the song title by David Allan Coe: ' _______ ________ lost her smile'.

Mona Lisa
Rosa May
My Girl
Someone Lovely

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Mona Lisa
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:11 pm

History

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

Moscoso
Cortez
Pineda
DeLeon

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Cortez



History: September 11, 2001: September 11, The Day That Shook The World
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2. At 10.28am, with the world watching in horror and disbelief, the north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed from the top down, prompting an evacuation order to the area south of Canal Street. Who gave the evacuation order?

Governor Pataki
Mayor Giuliani
President Bush
Secretary of State Powell

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Mayor Giuliani



History: 1960s Nostalgia: The Turbulent Sixties
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3. Which of the following events occurred during the 60s?

Watergate Break-in
Agnew resigns
Armstrong walks on the moon
Nixon resigns

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Armstrong walks on the moon



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

Doctor Zhivago
On Early Trains
Safe Conduct
The Terrestial Expanse

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Doctor Zhivago



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

Robin Hood
Aladdin
King Arthur
The Artful Dodger

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Robin Hood



History: Vietnam War: The Most Controversial War of All
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6. Which two countries besides Vietnam did the Ho Chi Minh Trail run through?

Laos and Guam
Laos and Cambodia
Cambodia and Guam
Guam and Thailand

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Laos and Cambodia



History: 2000s History: That's News to Me (7)
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7. Which former American President died in early June 2004?

George Bush (Senior)
Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton
Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan



History: Stonewall Jackson: Stonewall Jackson
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8. Which of the battles did Stonewall not have knowledge of because of his death?

Chancellorsville
Antietam
Gettysburg
Fort Sumter

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Gettysburg



History: Civil War: The American Civil War
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9. Confederate General Robert E. Lee of the South surrendered to the Union in 1865 in this historic location.

Washington D.C.
Richmond
Appomattox Courthouse
Savannah

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Appomattox Courthouse



History: 1970s History: It Happened During The 1970s
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10. What United States conflict officially ended on January 28, 1973, with the signing of "The Paris Peace Agreement?"

Grenada
Iraq
Korean
Vietnam

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Vietnam
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:12 pm

Literature

Literature: Authors and their Works: Literature and Authors
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1. Who wrote 'The Canterbury Tales'?

Geoffrey Chaucer
Christopher Marlowe
William Shakespeare
William Faulkner

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Geoffrey Chaucer



Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King
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2. What type of music does Christine always plays on her radio?

50's oldies
gangster rap
death metal
Black Sabbath

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50's oldies



Literature: Macbeth: "Macbeth" Quotes
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3. 'Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?'

A Captain
Malcolm
Macbeth
Donalbain

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Macbeth



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

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

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The Merchant of Venice



Literature: Poetry: Modern Male Poets
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5. This simple poem of his is studied by college students in 'critical theory' classes. The poem: so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.

Robert Frost
William Carlos Williams
David Lehman
Doug Flaherty

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William Carlos Williams



Literature: Literature Before 1900: College Literature Exam
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6. Who wrote 'Lord of the Flies'?

George Orwell
William Golding
William Burgess
John Irving

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William Golding



Literature: Authors and their Works: Authors With Three Names
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7. Manuscripts of this author have been discovered in the 1990's

Anne Morrow
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Louisa May Alcott
Katherine Anne Porter

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Louisa May Alcott



Literature: Shakespeare: Know Your Shakespeare?
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8. In which play do Brutus and Cassius, amongst others conspire to assassinate a Roman dictator?

The Tempest
Titus Andronicus
Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar



Literature: Science Fiction: Fantasy Land
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9. All of these are books by Ray Bradbury, except?

'Long After Midnight'
'The Martian Chronicles'
'Men At Arms'
'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

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'Men At Arms'



Literature: Poetic Quotes: Pieced-Apart Poems
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10. On page seven, you see, '--- ship is -------- safe --- sound --- voyage ------ and done (Walt Whitman)'. Which poem is this line taken from?

'I Hear America Singing'
'A Backward Glance'
'A Clear Midnight'
'O Captain! My Captain!'

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'O Captain! My Captain!'
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:31 pm

Trivia

World: UK Commercials: Classic British TV Ads
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1. 'Real tough toys for real tough boys'....but what toys?

Meccano
Tonka
Action Man
Lego

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Tonka



World: IATA Codes: UK Airport Codes
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2. Which of the following codes is for a Scottish city?

EDI
BOH
EXE
CWL

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EDI



World: Portuguese: Portuguese Language
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3. What is the Portuguese word for 'smoking' (as in cigaretes)?

Fumar
Beber
Comer
Dormir

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Fumar



World: Global Trivia: World Poverty - What You Should Know
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4. Apart from immunization for diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, measles and tuberculosis, what other activities are undertaken in developing countries to assist in the promotion of health?

community education
all of these
developing clean sanitation systems
potable water

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all of these



World: US Colleges: University of Pennsylvania
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5. Which founding father of the United States is also the founding father of Penn?

Thomas Paine
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson

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Benjamin Franklin



World: London Underground: The London Underground
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6. Think of a country with a maple leaf,
With a bridge what flows beneath.

Bayswater
Surrey Quays
Canada Water
Westferry

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Canada Water



World: U.K. Laws: Do You Know English Law?
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7. What remedy would you ask the court for to stop a person walking over your land?

injunction
rectification
damages
action in quantum meruit

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injunction



World: Aviation: Would You Make a Good Pilot?
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8. You have booked your first lesson. When should you arrive at the airport?

You should arrive at least five minutes before the flight time
You should arrive dead on time
Arriving a few minutes late is OK, as it's quite likely the previous student will be late finishing
Check with the instructor, as you will probably have a briefing before you go flying

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Check with the instructor, as you will probably have a briefing before you go flying



World: Ground Forces: US Tanks
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9. The method for finding the range to a target on the M1A1 tank is by pressing a button to activate the LRF. What does LRF stand for?

Lightweight Robotic Friend
Laser Rightway Forcer
Laser Range Finder
Laser Ranging Fiberoptic

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Laser Range Finder



World: UK Commercials: Old UK Television Ads
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10. Which advert used the slogan "Tell 'em about the honey Mummy"?

Ricicles
Honey Nut Cornflakes
Sugar Puffs
Honey Nut Cheerio's

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Sugar Puffs
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:39 pm

Trivia

World: Arabic: Around the World in Arabic!
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1. Switzerland's currency is the Franc divided into 100 Centimes. What is Switzerland called in Arabic?

El-sweed
El-sodan
El-norweej
Swisra

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Swisra



World: US Colleges: Harvard University
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2. Harvard University is part of the eight-school Ivy League. Which of the following institutions is NOT a part of the Ivy Leauge?

Tufts University
Brown University
Cornell University
University of Pennsylvania

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Tufts University



World: Military Matters: Military Acronyms and Abbreviations
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3. What does H-HMMWV stand for?

Heavy High Maintenance Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
Heavy High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
Heavy Highly Motorized Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
High Heavy Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

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Heavy High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle



World: Johnson, Andrew: Andrew Johnson
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4. Andrew Johnson was regarded by many to have been an embarrassment at the Inauguration of 1865. What was the reason for this perception?

He was noticeably drunk and rambled on during his speech.
He offended many by making off-colored remarks and racial jokes.
He tripped and fell when stepping up to speak on the platform.
He was late and unprepared to speak at the event.

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He was noticeably drunk and rambled on during his speech



World: Spanish: El Mundo de Español: Las Formas del Verbo "Ir"
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5. When you were much younger, you always went to the park on Saturday. Complete this sentence: "Cuándo eras niño, siempre ______ al parque el sábado."

vas
ibas
fuiste
yendo

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ibas



World: Presidential Quotes: Presidential Inaugural Addresses
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6. Administered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, President-elect _________ said "Good citizens may well claim the protection of good laws and...but a claim for office is what the people of a republic should never recognize."

George Washington
John Adams
John F. Kennedy
Franklin Pierce

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Franklin Pierce



World: Military Matters: Military Acronyms
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7. The acronym NCO stands for what?

Normal Collective Operations
Naval Center for Officers
Norway Central Operations
Non-Commisioned Officer

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Non-Commisioned Officer



World: Italian: Let's play Palla Base (Baseball)
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8. An American League team in Italian would be called, quite oddly, the "Rigogoli". Pick the city where this team plays.

Baltimore
Atlanta
Houston
Washington

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Baltimore



World: North and South America: Mexico: A Taste of the Culture
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9. There is a saying in Mexico, an expression of their famous hospitality. Do you know what it is?

mi cosa es su cosa
se acabo la cerveza
no mires a mi esposa
mi casa es su casa

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mi casa es su casa



World: Esperanto: More Beginner's Esperanto
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10. The suffix "--EJ--" is very useful. It denotes a place for what is described in the root word. The verb "lerni" means "to learn". Just what is a "lernejo" (lehr-NAY-o)?

a place
learning
a learner
a school

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a school
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:10 pm

History

History: Ancient Greece: Ancient Sparta
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1. What did all Spartan men spend most of their adult lives doing?

Making music
Creating art
Politics
Training for war

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Training for war



History: War History: War In The Twentieth Century
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2. World War II 1939-1945: Sunday December 7, 1941 was called by President Roosevelt, 'A Date That Will Live In Infamy'. What was he referring to when he made this statement?

The Battle Of Suma Straight
Battle Of Midway
Attack On Singapore
Attack On Pearl Harbor

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Attack On Pearl Harbor



History: Nostalgia: Fads, Fads, Fads!
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3. This item was invented in the mid 60s by Joshua Reynolds. When you wore these they changed colors. What was this fad?

Rainbow Sunglasses
Mood Rings
Sandals
Butterfly Earrings

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Mood Rings



History: Nazi Germany: Enter Mussolini and Hitler
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4. In the early 1930s, the political order was beginning to collapse due to economic (and other) reasons. Who promised to put Germany back on her feet and make her a great power again?

Dollfuss
Stresseman
Hitler
Hindenburg

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Hitler



History: 1920s Nostalgia: People, Places and Events--1920-1929
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5. In 1925, Adolf Hitler published a book that he had dictated to Rudolf Hess during his imprisonment in Landsberg prison. The title, of course, was "Mein Kampf". What does 'Mein Kampf' mean?

My Policies
My Struggle
My Beliefs
My Desire

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My Struggle



History: Cold War: Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps
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6. President Nixon was elected on a platform of getting out of Vietnam; how did he actually escalate the war?

Refusal to sign a treaty
Secret bombing of Laos and Cambodia without Congressional authorization
The deployment of nuclear weapons
Derogatory comments about Russian President, Brezhnev

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Secret bombing of Laos and Cambodia without Congressional authorization



History: World War II: Manhattan Project
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7. Nuclear explosives require suitable fissile fuel, an excess of neutrons to sustain a chain reaction, and a sufficient mass to sustain fission of most of the avaiable fuel. This mass is called what?

Available mass
Fissile mass
Self-sustaining mass
Critical mass

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Critical mass



History: 1970s History: The Real 70s (Mainly American)
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8. Which heiress took part in a San Francisco bank robbery on April 15, 1974?

Jaqueline Getty
Doris Duke
Patty Hearst
Ilene Vanderbilt

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Patty Hearst



History: Oceania: Foundations of New South Wales
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9. What natural discovery attracted an enormous influx of immigrants to Australia, beginning in the 1850s? Hint: A large percentage of the immigrants were from China.

Gold
Eucalyptus
Oil
Snake skin

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Gold



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?

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

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Gaius Julius Caesar
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:18 pm

Movies

Movies: Roberts, Julia: Julia Roberts' Movies
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1. A battered Julia runs for her life to a small town.

Sleeping with the Enemy
Something to Talk About
Dying Young
Blood Red

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Sleeping with the Enemy



Movies: Gibson, Mel: Mel Gibson Movies
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2. Who co-starred with Mel in the 'Lethal Weapon' movies?

Denzel Washington
Danny Glover
Tom Berenger
James Spader

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Danny Glover



Movies: Smith, Kevin: View Askewniverse
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3. What does everyone call Banky Edwards from "Chasing Amy"?

A Jerk
A Rebel
A Tracer
A Vegetarian

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A Tracer



Movies: Players - Average 10: Italian - American Stars Ride Again: Part 3
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4. Who played Al Pacino's sister, Sylvester Stallone's girlfriend, and Marlon Brando's daughter.

Aida Turturro
Marisa Tomei
Annabella Sciorra
Talia Shire

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Talia Shire



Movies: Eastwood, Clint: Clint's Westerns
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5. Which of Josey's loved ones were murdered in "The Outlaw-Josey Wales?"

His two brothers
Son and Daughter
Wife and Son
Mother and Father

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Wife and Son



Movies: Degrees - Average +/- 10: 20 Degrees of Kiefer Sutherland
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6. Kevin Spacey was in this movie, about a Southern gentleman who goes on trial for the murder of his male lover, with Jude Law.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Ordinary Decent Criminal

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil



Movies: Degrees - Easy +/- 10: The Wahlberg Connection
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7. Vanessa L. Williams is protected by Arnold Schwarzenegger in this action thriller about witness protection.

Light It Up
True Lies
Eraser
The Last Action Hero

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Eraser



Movies: Name It - Average 10: Guess the Movie
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8. A summer romance gets complicated when the two lovebirds wind up at the same high school.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Grease
School Ties
Saturday Night Fever

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Grease



Movies: Degrees - Easy +/- 10: 20 Degrees of Ben Affleck
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9. Brad Pitt starred in which of these films with Tom Cruise and a young Kirsten Dunst?

Lestat
Bram Stoker's Dracula
From Dusk Til Dawn
Interview with the Vampire

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Interview with the Vampire



Movies: Degrees - Average +/- 10: From Alpha to Omega
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10. Jim Belushi and Mel Harris work together in this movie where Jim and his main co-star are both cops - but one is definitely smarter than the other.

Red Heat
K-9
Justice
Retroactive

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K-9
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Music


Music: Early Punk - Pre 1985: British punk, new wave and beyond
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1. Easy one to finish: Which band did John Lydon form following the Sex Pistols' split?

The Exploited

Public Image Limited

The Three Johns

Nine Below Zero

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Public Image Limited








Music: Color Songs: Colorful Songs
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2. What is this colorful Elton John song, "I should have stayed on the farm"?

So Long Yellow Brick Road

See Ya Later Yellow Brick Road

Adios Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road







Music: NZ Music: New Zealand Music Trivia
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3. What band recently had to change its name for album release in the American market because it bore a resemblance to the Middle Eastern word meaning "holy war"?

Sheik

Kulcha

El Finko

Shihad



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Shihad






Music: Drummers: The Beat of a different Drummer.
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4. What band did Keith Moon play for?

The Kinks

Black Sabbath

Led Zeppelin

The Who


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The Who







Music: Heavy Metal: Random Hairband/Glam Metal Music
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5. Which band lost a member in a highly publicized club fire in 2003?

Savatage

Whitesnake

House of Lords

Great White


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Great White







Music: 1980s Music: Classic Albums of the 1980s
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6. Bruce Springsteen: "I'm on Fire", "Cover Me", "Glory Days" and "My Hometown".

Born in the USA

The River

Nebraska

Tunnel of Love

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Born in the USA








Music: Opera: Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro"
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7. How does Cherubino escape from the Countess' room before the Count returns?

He goes out the window and sneaks along the ledge.

He forces the lock.

He jumps from the window into the garden.

Through a secret passage in the wall.


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He jumps from the window into the garden.







Music: Women in Music: Divas To Remember Part II
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8. Which of these divas had the early 90's hit "Turn the Beat Around"?

Gloria Estefan

Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston

Cher


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Gloria Estefan







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

Ian Curtis

Morrissey

Robert Smith

John Flansburgh


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Robert Smith




Music: People in Songs: Band Names In Song Titles
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10. Who were the Scottish band who took their name from a song by Steely Dan?

Haitian Divorce

Deacon Blue

Show Biz Kids

Gaucho

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Deacon Blue
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:33 pm

History


History: Old West: The Pony Express
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1. In the first weeks of the service, each rider carried a sheath knife, a horn, a cavalry rifle and colt revolvers. What was something else the riders carried with them?

Book

Soap

Bible

Long Stick


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Bible







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

Normandy

Lorraine

Buorgogne

East Francia

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Normandy








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

Grant

Johnston

Sherman

Meade


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Grant







History: Czech: The Defenestrations of Prague
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4. In the Second Defenestration of Prague the defenestration was carried out by members of Bohemian aristocracy. Why did they do it?

They were playing "truth or dare"

They wanted to impress some milk-maids with their vocabulary

They were taking drugs

They were rebelling


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They were rebelling







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

Covent Garden

Tattersall

Farringdon

Billingsgate


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Billingsgate







History: Oceania: Foundations of New South Wales
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6. What natural discovery attracted an enormous influx of immigrants to Australia, beginning in the 1850s? Hint: A large percentage of the immigrants were from China.

Oil

Snake skin

Eucalyptus

Gold


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Gold







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

Volkswagen Beetle

Lockheed Vega

Douglas DC-3

Fokker F VII 3m


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Volkswagen Beetle







History: D-Day: The Normandy Invasion
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8. Which U.S. General who led the United States First Army on Omaha Beach and Utah Beach?

J. Lawton Collins

Bernard Law Montgomery

Omar N. Bradley

Leonard T. Gerow


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Omar N. Bradley







History: South Africa: On this Day in South Africa
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9. March 21 is celebrated as Human Rights Day in South Africa to commemorate the 1960 massacre of black South Africans and to prevent something like it from ever happening again. Where did this massacre take place?

Vereeniging

Sharpeville

Johannesburg

Pretoria


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Sharpeville







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

Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez

Antonio Maceo

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Camilo Cienfuegos


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Ernesto "Che" Guevara
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:24 pm

They wanted to impress some milk-maids with their vocabulary


:roll: :roll: :roll:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:19 pm

Literature


Literature: War Literature: Civil War Authors: The Shaara's
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1. Which work does not belong to the Shaara trilogy?

The Stonewall Brigade

Last Full Measure

Killer Angels

Gods and Generals


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The Stonewall Brigade







Literature: Stephen King: Oversimplified Stephen King stories
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2. An innocent man is sent to prison and eventually makes his escape.

Gerald's Game

The Green Mile

Desperation

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption


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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption







Literature: Literature Before 1900: Authors of Famous Books
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3. What author wrote 'War and Peace'?

John Steinbeck

Leo Tolstoy

J.D. Salinger

Edith Wharton


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Leo Tolstoy







Literature: Authors and their Works: More Authors for the literary minded
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4. Who wrote 'Cannery Row' ?

Ernest Hemingway

Mark Twain

Charles Dickens

John Steinbeck


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John Steinbeck







Literature: Mystery & Detective Fiction: Murder Most Fowl
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5. The author of "The Raven" wrote what classical murder mystery?

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The French Powder Mystery

And Then There Were None

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue


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'The Murders in the Rue Morgue







Literature: Poetry: Poetic Devices
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6. The leaves danced in the wind

metaphor

personification

simile

apostrophe


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personification







Literature: Literature by Era: 20th Century Lit.
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7. What is the title of the true account of the Manson murders?

In Cold Blood

Helter Skelter

The Family

Diary of a Madman


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Helter Skelter







Literature: War Literature: 'A Separate Peace', by John Knowles
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8. What do the boys like to do as a school tradition?

Jump from the balcony in the main chapel

Mix their blood droplets together and have everyone drink it

Jump from a big oak tree into the river

Burn their hands until they start to turn gray


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Jump from a big oak tree into the river







Literature: Poetry: Poetic Forms
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9. Robert Frost said that this form was like "playing tennis with the net down."

ballad

concrete poetry

free verse

blank verse


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free verse







Literature: Literary Characters: Words in Their Mouths
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10. "To live or die? That's the real issue."

Shylock

Tess

Heathcliff

Hamlet


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