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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:38 pm

Trivia


World: Presidential Trivia: Impeachment Death Match: Nixon v. Clinton
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1. Which of the following items, subpoenaed as material evidence, did Bill Clinton allegedly conspire to conceal with the help of Monica Lewinsky?

A humidor

A bicycle

A book

A puppy


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A book







World: French: Come practice your French!
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2. We are at a restaurant. If I excuse myself, stating that I have to go "au petit coin"...what am I doing?

Leaving the restaurant

Going to the washroom

Getting the check

Talking to the Chef - the food was terrible



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Going to the washroom






World: French: Le Prince Caspian
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3. What is the English equivalent of the name Saute-Brindilles?

Camilla

Pattertwig

Weatherwax

Miraz


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Pattertwig







World: Thai: Thai Words for Travellers
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4. In a restaurant you ask for a "naam soda". What will you receive?

plain water

iced water

hot water

soda water


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soda water







World: Codes & Time.Zones: Country Codes
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5. Also known as Upper Volta in 1960, Burkina Faso's country code is _____?

not a real place

.fs

.bu

.bf


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.bf







World: Jackson, Andrew: The Life of Andy Jackson
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6. The War of 1812 would conclude in New Orleans. Name the battlefield in New Orleans upon which Andrew Jackson fought in that town.

Venicente

Gettysburg

Chalmette

Shiloh


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Chalmette







World: Welsh: Welsh Colours
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7. Dyma banana. Pa liw ydy hwn?

coch

gwyn

glas

melyn


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melyn







World: Welsh: Welsh Colours
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8. Dyma planhigyn wy (aubergine). Pa liw ydy hwn?

porffor

du

melyn

llwyd


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porffor







World: Auto World: Parts Counter 2
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9. Which of these is not a type of engine?

2 Cycle

AOD

4 Cycle

Rotary

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AOD








World: Stock Exchange: Kiss Your Broker Good-Bye
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10. There are many types of mutual funds with a range of investment goals - to generate income, preserve your nest egg or take a flyer. Which of the following funds is the most conservative mutual fund investment?

Small cap fund

Balanced fund

Sector fund

Gold fund

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:43 pm

History


Civil War: American Civil War : Volume 4
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1. How many veterans of the Civil War alive today?

70,000

0

100,000

12

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0








History: January February March: Ten Days In March
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2. The leader of the known world was assassinated on March 15th, 44BC. Who was he?

Brutus

Darius I

Julius Caesar

Claudius


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Julius Caesar







History: New York History: New York City History: Part 1
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3. What was the tallest structure in New York in 1776?

Trinity Church

Wall Street Court House

Flat Iron Building

The Star Theatre


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Trinity Church







History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Things That Changed the World
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4. Which African anti-apartheid leader was released from jail in 1990, after more than 27 years?

Nelson Mandela

Ferdinand Marcos

Idi Amin

Joseph Atkinson


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Nelson Mandela







History: 20th & 21st Centuries: Things That Changed the World
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5. The Beatles appeared in the U.S. in 1964, on which nationwide television show?

The Honeymooners

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Jack Paar Hour

The Life of Riley


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The Ed Sullivan Show







History: India: The Junction of South Asia
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6. Who was the last viceroy of India?

Lord Irwin

Lord Montague

Lord Wavell

Lord Mountbatten


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Lord Mountbatten







History: European: Key Dates Leading up to WWII
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7. What happened on September 1, 1939?

The Anglo-Polish Alliance was signed

Great Britain and France declared war on Germany

German forces attacked Poland

Soviet Union invaded Eastern Poland


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German forces attacked Poland







History: Latin America: Mesoamerican Civilizations
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8. What did the Aztecs believe that it was their duty to feed to the gods?

Blood

Water from Lake Texcoco

Corn, squash and beans

Snakes

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Blood








History: Mixed Bag: General Historical Topics 1
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9. Which liner was sunk by a German U-Boat during the First World War, killing several Americans and strongly bolstering the pro-war lobby in the United States?

Lusitania

Olympic

Titanic

Britannic

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Lusitania








History: Russian: Russian History 1905-1950
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10. Who was the Tsar in 1905?

Alexis I

Ivan the Terrible

Nicholas II

Nicholas III


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Nicholas II
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:26 pm

Movies


Movies: Players - Very Easy: Comedy: Male Movie Stars
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1. He plays in 'Bowfinger' and 'Father of the Bride' part 1 and 2.

Eddie Murphy

Steve Martin

Adam Sandler

Will Smith

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Steve Martin








Movies: Something in Common: Man or Woman-You Decide!
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2. 1999's 'Boys Don't Cry' told the true story of Brandon Teena and won an academy award for its star. Name the actress who played Brandon.

Hillary Essex-Jones

Hillary Wolf

Hillary Swank

Hillary Whitney

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Hillary Swank








Movies: Burton, Tim: Tim Burton Movies
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3. In Tim Burtons animated 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' we can hear the specially written music of.........?

Danny Elfman

Neil Young

Marilyn Manson

Paul Schaffer

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Danny Elfman








Movies: Something in the Title: Directions In The Movies
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4. What is the title of famous 1959 Hitchcock thriller starring Cary Grant? '----- by Northwest'?

North

West

South

East


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North







Movies: R: Molly Ringwald's Movies
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5. 1985 movie with Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez, about high school kids from different backgrounds finding a lot in common during their Saturday detention:

Freaks And Geeks

The Breakfast Club

Lets Get The Teacher

Bad Kids


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The Breakfast Club







Movies: Players - Easy: Who Played Whom in Movies
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6. Who played Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?

Roy Kinnear

Zack Jarvin

Gene Wilder

David Wolper


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Gene Wilder







Movies: Oscars - Best Picture: Best Pictures Of The 50's
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7. The Best Picture of 1958 starred Leslie Caron. What is this movie called?

'Gigi'

'Daddy Longlegs'

'Carousel'

'An AMerican In Paris'


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'Gigi'







Movies: Players - Average 10: Not Your Average Jo
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8. Who played Jo Harding in 1996's 'Twister'?

Jami Gertz

Wendle Josepher

Lois Smith

Helen Hunt


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Helen Hunt







Movies: Classics - Tough: History Movies
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9. Richard Harris and Sean Connery starred in this 1970 Martn Ritt movie about a secret society operating among Irish workers in Pennsylvania in the 1870's. What was the name of the society (which is also the name of the film)?

The Wild Geese

Sons of Erin

The League of Gentlemen

The Molly Maguires


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The Molly Maguires







Movies: Musicals Mixture: Assorted Movie Trivia For You 3! Musical Edition
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10. Which of the following 'Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace' performers also appeared in 'Moulin Rouge'?

Ahmed Best

Liam Neeson

Ewan McGregor

Natalie Portman


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Ewan McGregor
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:46 pm

Music


Music: Album Covers: Album Covers
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1. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' front cover features a baby--where is the baby?

underwater

in a crib

floating

driving a car

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underwater








Music: Finish The Lyric: Lyrics From Raze and Switchfoot
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2. 'There's a new way to be ____________.' Can you fill in the blank?

cats

animals

human

whales


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human







Music: Animals in Songs: Songs About Cats And Dogs
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3. Who had a hit with the song: 'Hound Dog'?

Michael Jackson

Elvis Presley

Louis Armstrong

Mel Torme


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Elvis Presley







Music: Who Sang This: More Classic Rock Lines
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4. '...what would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me...' Band?

Beach Boys

Elton John

Cream

Beatles


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Beatles







Music: Which Band?: Musicians In Which Group?
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5. Guitarist Slash was member of which band?

Guns N' Roses

Metallica

L.A. Guns

Poison


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Guns N' Roses







Music: Mixed Lyrics: Rap And Pop Lyrics
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6. Who sings this song? 'I'm goin' down down baby_Yo street in a Range Rover_Street sweepa baby_Cocked ready to let it go_Shimmey shimmey coco what_listen to it pound_light it up and take a puff_pass it to me now'?

Sisqo

Nelly

Jay-Z

Ja Rule


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Nelly







Music: Names in Songs: A Woman's Place Is In The Song
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7. 'When a Man Loves a Woman'

Lou Rawls

Sister Sledge

Percy Sledge

Billy Paul


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Percy Sledge







Music: Music by Year: Oldies But Goodies, Pre-70s Mixture
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8. Who had a 1964 hit with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy'?

Manfred Mann

Neil Diamond

Randy Newman

Tiny Tim

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Manfred Mann








Music: Which Song Is It: Name The Song
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9. 'An older version of me. Is she perverted like me? Would she go down on you in a theatre?'

'You Oughta Know'

'You Learn'

'Perfect'

'Head Over Feet'

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'You Oughta Know'








Music: 1980s Music: Music of the 80s: Part II
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10. What supermodel was Billy Joel's real-life 'Uptown Girl'?

Cheryl Tiegs

Cindy Crawford

Farrah Fawcett

Christie Brinkley


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Christie Brinkley
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:46 pm

History


History: Cold War: The Cold War
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1. The planned placement of missiles in what pro-Soviet country caused a crisis during 1962?

Haiti

Cuba

Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic

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Cuba








History: Aztecs: Beliefs of the Ancient Aztecs
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2. Where were the Aztecs on the map?

Australia

Asia

The Americas

Europe

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The Americas








History: October November December: It Happened in December
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3. The Boston Tea Party, which took place on December 16, 1773, was a protest about what?

Chinese tea instead on Indian tea delivered

poor quality tea

taxes on tea

tea imported instead of coffee


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taxes on tea







History: Civil War Figures: Civil War Generals
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4. Which Union general commanded the Union soldiers at Fredricksburg and had the word sideburns named after him?

Lee

Tilghman

Burnside

Bragg


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Burnside







History: Old West: Gunfighters of the Old West
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5. Born Robert Leroy Parker in Circle Valley, Utah, this outlaw, made more famous by a movie, became known as ...?

Tulsa Jack Blake

Cherokee Bill

Butch Cassidy

Texas Kid


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Butch Cassidy







History: Irish: An Gorta Mor , the Terrible Irish Famine
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6. What was meant by 'clearing the estates'?

Waiving debts

Mass evictions

Waiving rents

Removing trees


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Mass evictions







History: Mixed Bag: One Year, Two Events
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7. What event happened the same year that Henry Hudson discovered Hudson Bay?

1405 - First voyage of Cheng-Ho

1610 - Galileo reveals his findings about the heavens

1334 - Ibn Battutah reaches Delhi

1271 - Marco Polo begins his journeys


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1610 - Galileo reveals his findings about the heavens







History: U.S. History: US History - 2
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8. In 1681 King Charles II granted a Royal Charter to the Quaker, William Penn. Which colony did he establish?

Georgia

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Maine

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Pennsylvania








History: 1960s Nostalgia: Remembering the 60s - 1968 Americana
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9. In a March 1968 issue, whom did "Life" magazine call the "most spectacular guitarist in the world"?

Jimi Hendrix

Eric Clapton

George Harrison

Chet Atkins


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Jimi Hendrix







History: U.S. History: Strange America
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10. What product sold more than 64 million pairs within the first year of coming on the market in 1939?

Barbies

Nylon stockings

Lip stick

High-heeled shoes


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Nylon stockings
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:35 pm

Literature


Literature: Famous First Lines: Famous (well, kinda famous) First Lines
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1. "When Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold winters: thirty-four degrees the day he met Tommy Carlo for lunch at Vesuvio's on South Collins and had his leather jacket ripped off."

Get Shorty

Striptease

Condominium

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Get Shorty








Literature: Stephen King: The Short Stories of Stephen King
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2. What was the nickname of the Hadley-Watson Model-6 Speed Ironer and Folder?

'Big Bertha'

'The Mangler'

'Christine'

'The Lookout'


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'The Mangler'







Literature: Canadian Literature: Can Lit? Can do!
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3. This poet and novelist has become most famous for setting his poems to music. One of his albums was featured as the soundtrack of the movie "McCabe and Mrs. Miller".

Leonard Cohen

Al Birney

Al Purdy

Irving Layton

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Leonard Cohen








Literature: Mixed Literature: Titles From My Bookshelf
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4. Which novel describes a team of scientists in a secret laboratory trying to find a cure for a deadly microorganism from space?

"The Andromeda Strain"

"The Puppet Masters"

"Outbreak"

"It Came From Outer Space"


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"The Andromeda Strain"







Literature: Hamlet: Hamlet - Bodies, bodies, everywhere...
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5. Which character went mad before drowning?

Ophelia

Laertes

Gertrude

Polonius


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Ophelia







Literature: Fantasy: Tales of Two Terrys
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6. Otto (Pratchett): This character has an occupation where the fact that bright light turns him to dust is a serious handicap. What does he do for a living?

Practices law

Spotlight repairman

Fashion model

Photography


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Photography







Literature: Literary Titles: First Famous Coarse Thread, or, Famous First Lines
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7. English --> Chinese --> English: 'This is the best time, it is the worst time; this is a wisdom, its age is the stupid age...'

A Journal of the Plague Year

A Tale of Two Cities

The Three Musketeers

Jane Eyre


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A Tale of Two Cities







Literature: Mixed Literature: Halloween Delivery with a Literary Flair
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8. Feeling very edgy, you turn the note over to find a very faint spidery scrawl which reads. 'To find your second letter look for the author of 'Lolita'.'? As you look the note disintegrates.

Tolstoy

Pushkin

Chekov

Nabokov


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Nabokov







Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet
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9. How does Romeo kill himself?

he doesn't

dagger

poison

gun


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poison







Literature: Lines and Quotes: From Start to Finish
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10. How does the play that begins, "Two house holds both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene..." end?

Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things.

And I for winking at your discords too have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish'd.

As rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie; poor sacrifices of our enmity!

For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.


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For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:21 pm

Trivia


World: Hebrew and Yiddish: Beginning Hebrew
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1. Which of the following is not a letter in the Hebrew alphabet?

Aleph

Daled

Efis

Gimel


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Efis







World: Maritime: Famous Ships II
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2. A permanent memorial was constructed over the sunken wreck of this ship. What type of ship was the 'Arizona'?

Submarine

Battleship

Pleasure Cruise Ship

Light Cruiser


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Battleship







World: Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese
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3. What do you call a person who is clearly a lot younger than you?

chi

anh

em

co

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em








World: Russian: Basic Russian Words
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4. What is Russian currency called in Russian?

Trobl'

Robl'

Rubl'

Trubl'


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Rubl
'






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?

Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Jefferson

John Adams

Thomas Paine


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Benjamin Franklin







World: President's Families: Children of U.S. Presidents
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6. Which president was the father of Caroline and John?

Bush

Johnson

Roosevelt

Kennedy


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Kennedy







World: Naval Forces: Salty Language: U.S. Navy Slang
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7. John invites you to tour his berthing area, so you can see how sailors live aboard ship. As you are walking down the passageway, you pass another sailor. John greets him with, "Hi, Sparky." What is Sparky's most likely occupation?

Radioman

Signalman

Hospital Corpsman

Hull Technician


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Radioman







World: Spanish: Silly Spanish Emergencies
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8. While practicing yoga, you get yourself stuck in a position that makes you resemble a giant pretzel. What should you do?

Pedir a un amigo a desenredarte.

Ofrecer una cerveza a tus amigos.

Revolcarse en mantequilla y sal.

Tratar de correr un maraton.


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Pedir a un amigo a desenredarte.







World: Korean: Basic Korean : Part 1
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9. Food is an important part of Korean culture. What is the dish that is served at every Korean meal?

Bibimbap

Mulgogi

Kimchi

Samgyopsul


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Kimchi







World: Italian: Let's play Palla Base (Baseball)
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10. This team hasn't an English name in the original version. In Italian, that would be the "Frati". Their city?

San Diego

Florida

Seattle

Arizona


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San Diego
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:05 pm

Trivia


World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: John C. Breckinridge
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1. Breckinridge studied law at Princeton and at what Kentucky university?

Transylvania

Louisville

Kentucky

Lexington University of Law

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Transylvania.








World: Global Trivia: Mishmash A - Part I
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2. Select the nation which had the smallest total amount of personnel in their armed forces in 2003.

Algeria

Antigua and Barbuda

Austria

Armenia


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Antigua and Barbuda







World: Military Matters: Military Operation Names
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3. The Allied invasion of Northern Europe beginning with the Normandy landings became known as Operation ____?

Rolling Thunder

Overlord

Sabre

Stallion


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Overlord







World: European Union: European National Parliaments
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4. In which European country is the Consiglio Grandee Generale national parliament?

Italy

Romania

Vatican City

San Marino


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San Marino.







World: Korean: Basic Korean Vocabulary
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5. When you're in Korea, be careful not to get on the wrong side of an "ajima!" What will happen if you do?

You might get hit by a car.

You'll offend everybody in the area.

You can get arrested.

She'll give you a piece of her mind!


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She'll give you a piece of her mind!.







World: Australian Commercials: Australian Breakfast Cereal Personalities
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6. Which breakfast cereal do we associate with Tony the Tiger in Australia?

Coco Pops

Honey Smacks

Froot Loops

Frosties


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Frosties







World: Global Trivia: More Marriages, More Divorces
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7. Which country is a union between the Republika Srpska and Muslim-Croat Federation?

Croatia

Serbia & Montenegro

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Romania

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Bosnia & Herzegovina








World: Italian Politics: Il Duce - The Rise and Fall of Mussolini
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8. What was the name of Mussolini’s mistress, captured and executed with him?

Margherita Sarfatti

Edda Ciano

Clara Petacci

Eva Braun


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Clara Petacci







World: Al Gore: Al Gore
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9. Gore was nominated by the Democratic Party for vice-president in 1992 and 1996 and for president in 2000. Which of the following was not one of the three sites of these nominations?

Boston

New York City

Los Angeles

Chicago

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Boston








World: Roads & Highways: The Ubiquitous Orange Traffic Cone
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10. If you wanted to buy an orange traffic cone, yes, a single orange traffic cone, about how much would it cost?

$10

50 cents

$500

$1,000,000


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$10
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:29 pm

History

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

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

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Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf



History: Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon
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2. Why did Napoleon divorce his wife, Josephine?

She cheated on him
He 'needed space'
He got tired of her
She couldn't bear a male heir


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She couldn't bear a male heir


History: September 11, 2001: September 11, The Day That Shook The World
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3. 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
Secretary of State Powell
President Bush
Mayor Giuliani


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Mayor Giuliani


History: Russian: Russia in 1917
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4. Who was the 'Mad Monk' that influenced the Tsar's family?

Prince Lvov
Raskolnikov
Clysti
Rasputin

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Rasputin



History: Mixed Bag: A Look at History
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5. Who was the first female prime minister of Israel when she came to power in 1969?

Golda Meir
Sara Netanyahu
Leah Rabin
Sholem Aleicheim

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Golda Meir



History: USA in the 19th.Century: US Labor Unions (Circa 1882)
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6. Which of the following is a small town where everything in the town was owned by the mill company?

"Mill Town"
"Mega-Town"
"Mini-Town"
Mili-Town

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"Mill Town"



History: World War I: World War I Trivia
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7. The best chance Germany had at breaking England's naval blockade was the use of unrestricted what?

Submarine warfare
Aircraft bombings
Land mines
Civilian executions

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Submarine warfare



History: Old West: Legends of the West: The Sundance Kid

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8. The Sundance Kid was born in the spring of 1867, the last of five children. Stunningly, Sundance was not his given name, nor was Kid his surname. Rather, he was born...?

Ben Kilpatrick
George Leigh
Harry Longabaugh
William Carver

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Harry Longabaugh



History: World War I: Manfred von Richthofen
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9. What was Manfred von Richthofen's nickname?

The Green King
The Blue Duke
The Red Baron
The Bloody Baron

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The Red Baron



History: Irish: The Easter Uprising/Rebellion, 1916
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10. James Connolly's execution was arguably the execution that most outraged the Irish. What did the British do that outraged the Irish?

Carried him to the firing squad wounded on a stretcher, then propped him up in a chair so they could shoot him
Hanged him in prison because they deemed him unworthy of a soldier's death
Riddled his body with bullets after he had been shot dead
Took photos of his body after his execution to deter any other insurgents

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Carried him to the firing squad wounded on a stretcher, then propped him up in a chair so they could shoot him
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:27 pm

Movies

Movies: Players - Easy: Hollywood Hunks
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1. This particular piece of eye candy played Roland Bozz in ‘Tigerland’ (2000), Lt. Thomas Hart in ‘Hart’s War’ (2002), and Jim Street in ‘S.W.A.T.’ (2003).

Vinny Jones
Johnny Depp
Colin Farrell
Seann William Scott

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Colin Farrell



Movies: Common Nationalities: Actors Playing Irish
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2. In which film did John C. Reilly play an Irish thug, who later became a corrupt policeman?

Gangs of New York
Braveheart
Days of Thunder
Mobsters

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Gangs of New York



Movies: Finish The Quote: They Said It in the Movies - Part 1
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3. The following phrase appeared several times in this famous 1980s Science-fiction movie. E.T. "______ home." What method of communication was E.T. to use?

call
phone
radio
write

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phone



Movies: Which Movie - Difficult 10: Summer Movies: 2004
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4. "I have my own mall!"

Raising Helen
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
A Cinderella Story
The Notebook

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement



Movies: People Themed Groups: What Movie Do We Have in Common?
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5. This actor played the role of Mitch Robbins in “City Slickers”. Mitch and Norman made an awesome team. What actor played the role of Mitch?

Billy Crystal
Bruno Kirby
Daniel Stern
Jack Palance

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Billy Crystal



Movies: Something in the Title: Names In Movie Titles
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6. A 27 year old has to go back to school and repeat grades 1 to 12. What is this movie called? "_____ Madison"

Mike
Steveo
Adam
Billy

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Billy



Movies: Which Movie - Easy: Cheesy Movie Quotes, Part 4
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7. (1997) "Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me. It brought me to you." – Jack Dawson

A Night to Remember
Ghosts of the Abyss
Search for the Titanic
Titanic

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Titanic



Movies: G: The Film History of Terry Gilliam
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8. In 1977, Terry Gilliam embarked on another project that was just as 'medievalesque' as the 'Holy Grail'. After which creature invented by Lewis Carroll was this solo project named?

Jabberwocky
Bandersnatch
Snark
Cheshire Cat

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Jabberwocky



Movies: Something in Common: The Future Explored in Movies
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9. (2001) In the bland future predicted in this film, robots called 'mechas' have advanced to the point where they can service human beings, even to the point of soothing them emotionally.

Artificial Intelligence: AI
Titan A.E.
Serenity
Ghost World

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Artificial Intelligence: AI



Movies: Common Titles: Royalty in the Movies
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10. Fill in the blank to complete the name of a bus featured in the title of a 1994 Australian film, about drag queens on a trek through the Australian outback: 'The Adventures of _____________, Queen of the Desert'.

Priscilla
Josephine
Marienne
Emilie

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Priscilla
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:00 pm

Music

Music: Music Theory: Hard Music Theory
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1. Finally, what does "Cantabile" mean?

Easy
Voice
Above
In a Singing Style

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In a Singing Style



Music: Who Sang This: Modern Alternative Rock Lyrics
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2. Let's finish with an easy one: "Make my way back home and I learn to fly"

Foo Fighters
Nickelback
Sum 41
Papa Roach

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Foo Fighters



Music: Heavy Metal: More Hair Band Singers
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3. John Waite sang for which hair band?

Bad English
Electric Angels
Def Leppard
Kingofthehill

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Bad English



Music: Irish Music: Irish Songs and Ballads
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4. "In Dublin's fair city/Where the girls are so pretty . . ."

Easy and Slow
The Butcher Boy
Kitty McGee
Molly Malone

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Molly Malone



Music: Drums: Instrument Subfamilies: The Drummers
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5. The drums, the piano, and the ________ make up the rhythm section of a jazz band.

trumpet
sax
trombone
bass

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bass



Music: Opera: Opera Divas
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6. This New Zealand native is of Maori descent.

Jenny Lind
Joan Sutherland
Kiri Te Kanawa
Nellie Melba

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Kiri Te Kanawa



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

Austin
Concrete Angel
Backseat of a Greyhound Bus
Travelin' Soldier

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Concrete Angel



Music: Musical Instruments: Music to my Ears
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8. A drummer in a South American dance often plays these drums. He grips the drums between his knees and taps them with his fingers and the palm of his hand. Name the drums.

oil drums
timbale drums
snare drums
bongo drums

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bongo drums



Music: Music Theory: Easy Vocal Music
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9. Okay - let's finish with an easy one. What is the correct name of the "stick" your conductor waves around as he/she directs the choir?

stick-thingy
musical staff
metronome
baton

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baton



Music: Scandinavian Music: Norwegian Metal Part A
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10. Shagrath appears in which band?

Dimmu Borgir
Enslaved
The Kovenant
Immortal

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Dimmu Borgir
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:48 pm

History

History: USA in the 20th.Century: Tragedy at Kent State
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1. What happened at 12:24 p.m.?

The students dispersed
The rally ended
The guard fired into the crowd
The guard dispersed

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The guard fired into the crowd



History: Old West: The Pony Express
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2. 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?

Soap
Bible
Long Stick
Book

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Bible



History: World History: World History VI
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3. Who was the queen of France, wife of King Louis XVI and was executed during the French Revolution?

Anne of Austria
Joan of Arc
Marie Antoinette
Marie de Medici

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Marie Antoinette



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

John Diefenbaker
Pierre Trudeau
Joe Clark
Ed Broadbent

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Pierre Trudeau



History: Roman History: Roman History - General
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5. What is the Roman city that was buried under clouds of ash and rivers of scorching lava?

Constantinople
Pompeii
Rome
Taranto

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Pompeii



History: Pre-History: Human Prehistory
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6. Christian Jurgensen Thomson developed his famous 'Three Age System' for subdividing human prehistory in 1806. Which of these was not an 'age' in Thomson's system?

Stone Age
Silver Age
Bronze Age
Iron Age

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Silver Age



History: Disasters: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
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7. What was the problem with the outside fire escape?

It was made of iron and became extremely hot.
All of these.
It fell away from the building under the weight of people exiting.
It didn't extend all the way to the ground.

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All of these



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

Mercury
Venus
Mars
Jupiter

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Mars



History: Man in Space: Trivia on Space
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9. From which country was the first person to go into space?

England
USA
Russia
China

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Russia



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

Ventilation
Lighting
Tools
Manpower

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Ventilation
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:54 pm

Literature

Literature: War Literature: All Quiet on the Western Front
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1. Who is the Corporal who torments the recruits in training camp?

Corporal Himmelstoss
Albert Kropp
Kantorek
Katzinsky

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Corporal Himmelstoss



Literature: Mixed Literature: Mixture of Classic Literature II
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2. Which of these books did Emily Bronte write?

"Wuthering Heights"
"Villette"
"Shirley"
"Little Women"

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"Wuthering Heights"



Literature: Poetry: Identify the Poet
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3. "One's self I sing, a simple separate person,"

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walt Whitman
William Blake
Robert Browning

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Walt Whitman



Literature: Italian Literature: Italian Literature
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4. Which of these was one of the story tellers in "The Decameron" by Boccaccio?

Anna
Claudia
Fiammetta
Beatrice

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Fiammetta



Literature: Forgotten Realms: "The Best of the Realms: Book 1"
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5. "Elminster at the Magefair" by Ed Greenwood: How did Duara secretly pass the key to Elminster despite some spies watching them?

She handed it to him
None of the above
She put it in his pocket
She kissed him

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She kissed him



Literature: Ancient Greek Drama: Oedipus
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6. What are Oedipus' daughters' names?

Helen and Ismene
Antigone and Jocasta
Antigone and Ismene
Jocasta and Ismene

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Antigone and Ismene



Literature: Literary Characters: What Book am I From? No.2
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7. Sydney Carton, Lucie Manette, Miss Pross.

Les Miserables
David Copperfield
A Tale of Two Cities.
Oliver Twist

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A Tale of Two Cities



Literature: Mixed Literature: Name That Author
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8. "Murder on the Orient Express", "The Mousetrap", "Death on the Nile".

Isaac Asimov
Agatha Christie
Carl Hiaasen
Edgar Wallace

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Agatha Christie



Literature: Mixed Literature: Name That Author
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9. "Jurassic Park", "The Lost World", "State of Fear".

Henry Gee
Michael Crichton
Orson Scott Card
H. G. Wells

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Michael Crichton



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

Jane Bennet
Charlotte Lucas
Lydia Bennet
Elizabeth Bennet

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Elizabeth Bennet
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Re: Daily Quiz

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Trivia

World: Hebrew and Yiddish: Beginning Hebrew
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1. Which of the following is not a letter in the Hebrew alphabet?

Aleph
Daled
Efis
Gimel

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Efis



World: Presidential Assassinations: Presidential Assassinations
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2. Who died at the same hospital as the president?

Guiteau
Oswald
Czolgosz
Booth

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Oswald



World: Organizations: SCA
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3. What term do SCA members commonly use to refer to themselves?

Mundanians
Smarter than everyone else
Wierdos
Scadians

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Scadians



World: President's Families: The Third Generation Kennedys
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4. Which of Joe and Rose Kennedy's grandchildren was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Kerry Kennedy
Victoria Lawford
Amanda Smith
Maria Shriver

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Maria Shriver



World: Accounting: Basic Accounting 1
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5. Which is the most important feature of bookkeeping?

Recording transactions
Summarising the transactions
Finding out the profit
Recording songs

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Recording transactions



World: World Languages: "What If" Situations
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6. You move to the countryside and buy a house with a garden. A neighbour tells you, "you'll need a secateurs when caring for those roses". What must you buy?

pruning shears
watering can
fertiliser
pesticide

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pruning shears



World: Global Trivia: Nothing Is What It Seems!
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7. Which city in the world has the most Spanish speaking people?

Madrid
Guadalajara
Barcelona
Mexico City

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Mexico City



World: Museums & Art Galleries: Cities of the World's Most Famous Museums
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8. Finally a museum with an English name! Where is the Tate Gallery?

New York and Boston
Vancouver and Calgary
Chicago and St Louis (Missouri)
London and Liverpool

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London and Liverpool



World: Auto World: Auto Acronyms
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9. What type of receiver has a built in map in which your exact location can be pin pointed along with the path you have traveled?

GSP
GPS
DSP
ECM

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GPS



World: UK Commercials: Old UK Television Ads
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10. Who sang the "Coca-Cola" advert "I'd like to teach the world to sing"?

Sweet
Eagles
Carpenters
New Seekers


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New Seekers
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:23 pm

Trivia

World: Presidential Trivia: Little Known Presidential Facts
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1. Which president was convicted of exceeding the Washington speed limit on his horse?

Chester Arthur
Andrew Jackson
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson

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Ulysses S. Grant



World: Presidential Quickies: American Presidents
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2. What was the name of John Fitgerald Kennedy's father?

Joseph Patrick Kennedy
Joseph Henry Kennedy
Joesph John Kennedy
Joseph Willam Kennedy

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy



World: Cultures: The Australian Aboriginal Boomerang
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3. Apart from hunting, what other uses can a 'hunting' boomerang have?

all of these
as digging sticks
to create fire
as a musical instrument

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all of these



World: U.S. Currency: American Currency
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4. Which organization oversees the printing of US paper money?

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The Bureau of Standard Currency
The CIA
The Department of The US Mint

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing



World: U.S. Commercials: Jingles and Slogans from Old TV Ads
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5. "Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don't upset us!"

McDonalds
Burger King
Wendy's
Jack-In-The Box


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Burger King


World: Russian: Basic Russian Verbs
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6. This verb is something each one of us does every day. In it's infinitive form it sounds "kushat'" in Russian. What's the English equivalent?

Sleep
Breathe
Wash
Eat

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Eat



World: IATA Codes: Musical Airport Codes Volume 2
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7. I'm flying to ELO. What is my destination?

Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia
El Oued, Algeria
Eldorado, Argentina
El Recreo, Colombia

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Eldorado, Argentina



World: Corporations: Where's The Biz?
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8. Where is Federal Express located?

Tulsa, OK
Dallas, TX
Chicago, IL
Memphis, TN

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Memphis, TN



World: HMS Victory: Ahoy Matey, Life aboard Man-O-War, HMS Victory #1
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9. "What's he talkin' about?"...Which of these is NOT a command that the Sub-Lieutenant would give to a Junior Midshipmen?

"Gee Willikers!"
"Fishbones!"
"Breadcrumbs!"
"Matchboxes!"

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"Gee Willikers!"



World: French: Qu'est-ce Que C'est?
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10. If someone asked you "Est-ce que l'ordinateur marche bien?", what could your answer be?

Oui, il marche très bien.
Nous avons chanté hier.
Non, elle ne marche pas.
La porte ne marche pas.

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Oui, il marche très bien.
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