Daily Quiz

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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 08, 2013 3:54 pm

Trivia

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

Femme
Liberté
Couronne
Eminence

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Liberté



World: Business World: Banks and Financial Institutions
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2. What is the name of a famous Dutch bank the logo of which is a lion?

Fortis Bank
ABN-AMRO Bank
ING Bank
Rabobank Group

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ING Bank



World: US Colleges: Where Did I Learn?
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3. Ohio State University is located where?

Columbus
Chillicothe
Akron
Dayton

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Columbus



World: Pierce, Franklin: Franklin Pierce (Not Hawkeye)
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4. Who became Mrs. Franklin Pierce?

Anna Childress
Jane Appleton
Louisa Symmes
Julia Webb

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Jane Appleton



World: Iraqi Politics: Quotes From Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
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5. "I speak better English than this villain _____!"

devil
Blair
Bush
General Frank

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Bush



World: Newspapers & Magazines: Local Newspaper Deliveries
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6. When are the local free papers meant to be delivered in London (England)?

up to about 7pm Thursday or Friday
Sunday
Saturday
Late Saturday night, or early Sunday morning

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up to about 7pm Thursday or Friday



World: Military Matters: History of the Tank
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7. When and where was the first successful tank attack?

Deschuttes, 1918
Manchuria, 1933
Ardennes, 1940
Cambrai, 1917

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Cambrai, 1917



World: U.K. Laws: The English Law of Tort
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8. What is meant by the "egg-shell skull" principle in English law?

If one person does a silly act, then he/she will not be protected if it then happens to them in reverse.
Naturally falling materials such as rocks may be Acts of God.
It is negligent for a food provider to sell soft boiled eggs.
The Defendant must accept the Plaintiff as he/she finds him/her and with all their frailties.


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The Defendant must accept the Plaintiff as he/she finds him/her and with all their frailties


World: Motorola: 75 Years of Motorola!
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9. In 1947, the company begins selling it's first television, the Golden View model VT71. What else happened in 1947?

Company name change to Motorola, Inc.
The company stops making home radios
The company issues stock publicly
The company's founder dies

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Company name change to Motorola, Inc.



World: Museums & Art Galleries: Cities of the World's Most Famous Museums
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10. Where is the Vatican Musuem?

Santiago della Compostella
Avignon
Rio de Janeiro
Rome

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Rome
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 09, 2013 4:02 pm

History

History: Medieval History: Feudalism
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1. Under a feudal agreement, who was the original giver of land?

Lord
Serf
Vasssal
Domain

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Lord



History: World War II: World War II
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2. What German field marshal, also known as 'Desert Fox' was in charge of the Atlantic Wall?

Heinrich Heine
Erwin Rommel
Ernst Roehm
Leni Riefenstahl

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Erwin Rommel



History: Social History: Historical Costumes
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3. What was the name given to the three pointed hat that was popular in the 18th century?

A mob cap
A tricorne
A stetson
Fashion alert

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A tricorne



History: Medieval History: Medieval Basics
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4. Merchants and craftsmen organized themselves in protective associations called what?

urban traders
craftsmens association
guilds
councils

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guilds



History: Cold War: Cold War: One World, Two Armed Camps
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5. Who officially canned the 'Star Wars' plans in 1993 (although they were resurrected by George W. Bush in 2001)?

Boris Yeltsin
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Madeline Albright
Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton



History: Nostalgia: A Look Back at 1981
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6. How did Mehmet Ali Agca make headlines in 1981?

He was arrested in Yugoslavia spying for Great Britain
He set a world record in the ski jump
He shot the Pope
His sex-change operation stunned the Muslim world

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He shot the Pope



History: 1950s Nostalgia: Remembering the 50s - Slang (American)
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7. What were you if you had a lot of "bread"?

Fat
Uncool
Smart
Rich

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Rich



History: German: The Weimar Republic
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8. In which house of the German parliament were the German people represented directly?

Reichstag
Herrenhaus
Reichsrat
Abgeordnetenhaus

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Reichstag



History: U.S. History: Elementary American History
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9. What is Francis Scott Key's role in American history?

Delivered the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence
Fired the first shot of the Revolutionary War
Wrote the lyrics to the national anthem
Designed the Liberty Bell

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Wrote the lyrics to the national anthem



History: The Great Depression: The Great Depression
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10. Which of these was one cause of the dust bowl?

Farmers abused their topsoil, causing it to thin and blow away
Farmers used the wrong fertilizers on their land
People let their vaccum cleaner bags open to the air
A series of landslides created a lot of dust

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Farmers abused their topsoil, causing it to thin and blow away
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 10, 2013 3:04 pm

Movies


Movies: Something in Common: Holidays In Movies
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1. This great 1989 movie stars Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic. He tells the effects the Viet Nam war had on him. What's the correct title?

Born On The Fourth Of July

Labor Day Lost

Memorial Day!

Birthday Blues

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Born On The Fourth Of July








Movies: Something in the Title: Edible Films
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2. Which of these films can credit Lili Taylor, Julia Roberts, and Vincent D'Onofrio to its cast?

Karmic Orange

Cabalistic Breads

Mystic Pizza

Spiritual Cheesecake


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Mystic Pizza







Movies: Taglines - Tough: 1994 Taglines IV
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3. 'The greatest gambler in the West has finally met his match.'

Blazing Saddles

Maverick

Wyatt Earp

The Quick and the Dead


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Maverick







Movies: Degrees - Easy +/- 10: Use The Taglines!
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4. Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz starred in this movie with the tagline: 'Love is in the hair'. The movie title is 'There's Something ____ ____'.

For Mary

About Lilly

About Mary

About Jim


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About Mary







Movies: Hanks, Tom: Tom Hanks's Leading Ladies
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5. Who played the woman with whom Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) falls in love with over the internet in "You've Got Mail" (1998)?

Meg Ryan

Julia Roberts

Sandra Bullock

Catherine Zeta Jones


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Meg Ryan







Movies: Name It - Difficult +/-10: Guess The Movie 2
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6. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.

X-Men

Spider-Man

SuperMan

Blade


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Spider-Man







Movies: Horror Mixture: Horror's Greatest Characters and Their Weapons!
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7. His weapon is his teeth...he enjoys his meals with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

David Kessler

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Ted Wornakis

Gunther Stryker


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Dr. Hannibal Lecter







Movies: Disney Characters: How Well Do You Know Your Disney Characters?
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8. This character is a colorful, talkative creature who is given the task of watching over a young royal in "The Lion King".

Flora

Sir Hiss

Zazu

Merriweather


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Zazu







Movies: C: Remember Tony Curtis?
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9. In "Some Like It Hot", Curtis does a fine voice impersonation of this actor.

Marlon Brando

Henry Fonda

Cary Grant

James Stewart


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Cary Grant







Movies: People Themed Groups: What Else Have "The Goonies" Done?
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10. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" starred Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and which actor from "The Goonies"?

Ke Huy Quan

Jeff Cohen

Robert Davi

Josh Brolin


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Ke Huy Quan
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 11, 2013 3:45 pm

Music


Music: Christmas Music: Christmas Music Mixture
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1. "Silent night, Holy night, All is calm, All is ____________"

light

right

bright

tight

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bright








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

Easy

In a Singing Style

Above

Voice


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In a Singing Style







Music: Christian Music: Songs Without Words (For Kids!)
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3. "I've got the _____,____, _____, ____ down in my heart."

beat

blood

joy

pain



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joy




Music: Songs With Same Word: Money Money Money
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4. Which group reached No. 4 in the UK charts in 1985 with "Money for Nothing"?

Abba

The Monkees

The Valentine Brothers

Dire Straits


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Dire Straits







Music: Christian Music: Christian Artists Who Had Mainstream Hits
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5. This Canadian songbird resurrected her career with an album of Christian and Inspirational songs called "What a Wonderful World".

Connie Scott

Carolyn Arends

Danielle Heykants

Anne Murray


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Anne Murray







Music: Drummers: Who is the Drummer
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6. Who was the drummer for Aerosmith?

Steven Sweet

Fred Coury

Joey Kramer

Ted Kilpatrick


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Joey Kramer







Music: Which Song Is It: Name That Tune Classic Rock Style #2
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7. “The time to hesitate is through. No time to wallow in the mire. Try now we can only lose. And our love become a funeral pyre”

When The Music's Over

The End

Peace Frog

Light My Fire


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Light My Fire







Music: Name the Artist: Music Match
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8. Which one of these songs did Britney Spears not sing?

Oops I Did it Again

...Baby One More Time

Genie in a Bottle

The Beat Goes On

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Genie in a Bottle








Music: Women in Music: Not Another Music Quiz
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9. Who sang "We Don't Need Another Hero", "Private Dancer", and "The Best"?

Gloria Estefan

Vanessa Amorosi

Tina Turner

Mariah Carey


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Tina Turner







Music: Music from 1982: #1 Albums of 1982
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10. What girl band featured Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, and Kathy Valentine? These ladies had a number one album in 1982.

The Go-Go's

The Runaways

Bananarama

4 Non Blondes


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The Go-Go's
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 12, 2013 3:32 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?

Cuba

Puerto Rico

Haiti

Dominican Republic

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Cuba








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

Nintendo

Cinemastation

Panasonic HES

Sony Playstation


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Nintendo







History: 1970s Nostalgia: 1970
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3. "Houston, we have a problem". These famous words have been heard many a time, but which space mission became the focus of the world's media in April 1970?

Apollo 14

Apollo 13

Apollo 12

Apollo 11


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Apollo 13







History: World History: How high would you score?
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4. If you were living in a medieval town which would you have feared the most?

Wind

Fire

Rain

Dirt


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Fire







History: Gettysburg: Pickett's Charge
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5. All of Pickett's regiments were from which state?

Virginia

Alabama

South Carolina

Georgia


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Virginia







History: 1970s History: The Real 70s (Mainly American)
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6. In the early 1970s, many people were seen participating in this fad. The participants had to be naked to do so. The fad even was seen at the 1973 Oscar telecast. What was the name of this eye opening fad?

Mooning

Body Painting

Love Ins

Streaking


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Streaking







History: 2000s History: That's News To Me (11)
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7. In December 2004, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that Britain would miss its 20% target for what?

Reducing the number of Members of Parliament.

Reducing the number of car jouneys.

Reducing the number of air flights.

Reducing green-house gas emissions.


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Reducing green-house gas emissions







History: Mixed Bag: Last in History: II
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8. On Mauritius in 1681, the last dodo died. What caused the extinction of this species?

A huge tidal wave

An avarian disease

Hunting by man and other predators

An ecological disaster


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Hunting by man and other predators







History: Famous Dates: On This Day VIII
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9. April 13th 1860 saw a Special Delivery arrive in Sacramento, California. The first delivery of mail saw rider Tom Hamilton cover 1800 miles (2900km) to deliver 49 letters and 3 newspapers. But what was this 'express' delivery affectionately called?

Horse Mail

Rapid Express

Pony Express

Cross Country Express



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Pony Express






History: USA in the 20th.Century: Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 1
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10. Which of the following would NOT be have found in a child's toy box?

Border bolders

Erector set

Pickup sticks

Lincoln logs


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Border bolders
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Literature


Literature: Mystery & Detective Fiction: Mayhem and Murder in Florida
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1. What is Edna Buchanan's heroine, Britt Montero's profession?

potter

police officer

newspaper reporter

social worker


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newspaper reporter







Literature: Richard II: "Richard II" - How well do you know the action?
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2. How does Henry IV propose to achieve forgiveness for the responsibility for Richard's death ?

He will abdicate in favour of his own son

He will build a shrine in Canterbury Cathedral

He will recall Richard's queen to England

He will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land


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He will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land







Literature: Merchant of Venice: Do You Know "The Merchant of Venice" Story?
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3. Which two men are trying to find out the reason for Antonio's sadness in the first scene of the play?

Solanio and Salerio

Solanio and Lancelot Gobbo

Bassanio and Shylock

Lorenzo and Tubal


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Solanio and Salerio







Literature: Russian Literature: Russian Literature Quiz
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4. This poet and prose writer is known as Russia's national poet.

Mandelshtam

Minaev

Pushkin

Lermontov


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Pushkin







Literature: Lines and Quotes: A Big Shakespearean Bash
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5. Uh-oh. Someone's in a fight already! This guy is obviously trying to prove that he's better than someone else, in terms of his love for a lady no less! Who said, "I am, my lord, as well derived as he, as well possest, my love is more than his!"

Duke of Illyria

Hamlet

Demetrius

Lysander

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Lysander








Literature: Lines and Quotes: A Big Shakespearean Bash
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6. This girl certainly falls in love fast! She met this guy at the party, and well, tell me who she might be. She said, "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep, the more I give to thee, the more I have."

Hermia

Juliet

Helena

Beatrice

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Juliet








Literature: Literature Before 1900: English Literature Made Simple - No. 2
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7. What Elizabethan author of "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" died in a barroom brawl?

Ben Johnson

Thomas Champion

Christopher Marlowe

John Lyly


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Christopher Marlowe







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

Guan Yu

Lu Bu

Zhang Fei

Liu Bei


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Liu Bei







Literature: Plays: The Diary of Anne Frank
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9. What did Anne's class call her in school because she talked so much?

Mrs. Frank the Big Mouth

Mrs. Yakety Yak

Mrs. Quack Quack

Mrs. Chattering Chimp


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Mrs. Quack Quack







Literature: Romeo and Juliet: Who Said it in "Romeo and Juliet"?
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10. Who said, "How! will she none? doth she not give us thanks? Is she not proud? doth she not count her blest, Unworthy as she is..."

Tybalt

Mercutio

Nurse

Lord Capulet


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Lord Capulet
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 14, 2013 3:18 pm

Trivia


World: U.S. Commercials: Slogans and Catch Phrases
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1. 'It Takes A Lick'n but Keeps on Tick'n'

Timex

IBM

Alka Seltzer

Yellow pages


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Timex







World: Global Trivia: Random Trivia
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2. Which disaster destroyed San Francisco in 1906?

hurricane

mudslide

monsoon

earthquake


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earthquake







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

A small, silent typewriter

A Stenograph machine

A Stentorian writer

A 10-key machine


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A Stenograph machine







World: U.S. Laws: The Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit
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4. What is the usual basis for filing a civil lawsuit?

To coerce someone

Because one is upset

Negligence, intentional acts and breach of contract

To get a lot of money


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Negligence, intentional acts and breach of contract







World: Motorcycles: General Rules for Riding Motorcycles
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5. Which of the following should you do if you find yourself riding a motorcycle at night?

Increase following distance

Reduce your speed

All three are correct

Use your high beam headlight


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All three are correct







World: Global Trivia: Mishmash A - Part I
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6. Which country held the record for winning the Alpine Nations Cup the most, between the years 1968 and 2002?

Austria

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

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Austria








World: Greek: Homeric Battle Gear
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7. Though rarely employed as an actual weapon, the "pelekus" has a very memorable role in one of the most important scenes in the Odyssey. Hence, it features in this quiz. What, pray tell, is a "pelekus"?

Key

Axe

Table

Pole

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Axe








World: Tombs: Arlington Cemetery
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8. In general, for the internment of which dead military personnel is Arlington Cemetery reserved?

Those killed on active service

Winners of certain military decorations, such as the Medal of Honor

Those who attained 20 years or more military service

All of these


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All of these







World: Tombs: Arlington Cemetery
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9. What does The Netherlands Carillon, dedicated to the cemetery in 1960, commemorate?

The liberation of the Dutch people by US forces during WW2

The visit of the Dutch Royal Family to Arlington in 1960

America's role in negotiating independence for the Dutch East Indies

The sale of Manhattan to the USA by the Dutch


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The liberation of the Dutch people by US forces during WW2







World: North and South America: Mexico: A Taste of the Culture
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10. In any plaza, you'll come across a cantina (bar) where Mexico's national alcoholic beverage is served. It's distilled from the maguey (or agave) succulent. You'll need it for your margaritas. Can you name this beverage?

Tequila

Pulque

Aguardiente

Azucar


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Tequila
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 15, 2013 3:21 pm

Trivia


World: Museums & Art Galleries: Where in North America is this museum?
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1. Valued at over $1 million, Elvis' blue suede shoes can be seen at the Elvis-a-Rama museum in this city. Try to make it if you tear yourself away from Wayne Newton's act!

Memphis, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Las Vegas, Nevada

Tupelo, Mississippi


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Las Vegas, Nevada







World: Business World: Banks and Financial Institutions
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2. What is the name of the first bank in the world's history?

Monte Dei Paschi di Siena

ING Bank

Credit Suisse Group

Credit Lyonnais


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Monte Dei Paschi di Siena







World: Presidential Trivia: Lives of the Presidents: Interesting Facts 1
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3. Which president's second wife was younger than three of his daughters?

John Tyler

Dwight D. Eisenhower

William Henry Harrison

James Monroe


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John Tyler







World: Presidential Trivia: The Complete Quiz of U.S. Presidents
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4. Reagan celebrated his 92nd birthday in Feb. 2003. Up to that time, what record did he not break?

He is the oldest elected and longest living President

He is the only President to serve more than two terms

He is the first President to have been shot and survived in office

He is the first President to have been divorced


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He is the only President to serve more than two terms







World: Soviet and Russian Politics: Josef Stalin - "Man Of Steel"
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5. When the German attack came in June 1941, the Soviet army was completely unprepared and suffered horrible defeats. Stalin spent the first several days after the attack...

convincing the USA about attacking Germany

holed up in his office in shock

sending Red Army soldiers to Minsk

in the hospital because of meningitis


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holed up in his office in shock







World: Korean Politics: Kim Jong IL – a True Perspective
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6. Kim is also renowned for his craze for cars. According to Evan Thomas, Kim ordered 200 Class S Mercedes at an exorbitant rate in 1998. What was the total amount Kim dished out to purchase the same? (In U.S Dollars)

10 Million

40 Million

20 Million

20,000

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20 Million








World: World Sites: Mines from around the World
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7. The Kubaka gold mine is located in which country?

Uzbekistan

Mongolia

Tajikistan

Russia


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Russia







World: Global Trivia: From Japan to USA : A Trip
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8. Now it's the turn of Iraq! What is the name of Saddam Hussein's party which ruled in Iraq till 2003?

Ba'ath Party

Democratic Iraq Party

Iraqi Communist Party

Iraq Congress


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Ba'ath Party







World: Aviation: Private Pilot License 101
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9. What flight controls are controlled by the plane's yoke?

Rudder and ailerons

Ailerons and elevator

Rudder and elevator

Rudder only


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Ailerons and elevator







World: Espionage & Codebreaking: Soviet Spies
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10. Which of the following is an American company founded in 1924 by the Soviet Union to handle Soviet-American trade?

Fredrick's of Hollywood

GPU

Amtorg

Comintern


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Amtorg
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 16, 2013 2:49 pm

History


History: Medieval History: Feudalism
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1. Under a feudal agreement, who was the original giver of land?

Vasssal

Lord

Serf

Domain


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Lord







History: World War I: The Great War-WWI
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2. Where was the Peace Treaty with Germany signed in 1919 ?

New York

Versailles

Vienna

Berlin


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Versailles







History: Ancient Greece: Ancient Sparta
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3. 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: Social History: Historical Costumes
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4. What was the name given to the three pointed hat that was popular in the 18th century?

A mob cap

Fashion alert

A stetson

A tricorne


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A tricorne







History: U.S. History: American History Hodge Podge
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5. What new killer illness was identified during the 1980s?

Small pox

Lung cancer

AIDS

Pneumonia


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AIDS







History: Space Shuttle: Space Shuttle Challenger
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6. What was the profession of Christa McAuliffe, one of two non-Federal government employees on the shuttle?

Lawyer

Policewoman

Nurse

Teacher


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Teacher







History: World History: General History - 'Millionaire' Format
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7. In which country did the Bay of Pigs invasion occur?

Cuba

El Salvador

Nicaragua

Grenada

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Cuba








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

Jamestown

Newport

Yorktown

Norfolk


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Jamestown







History: Cuban Missile Crisis: Cuban Missile Crisis
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9. Who was the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union at the time of the Cuban missile crisis?

Nikolaj Bulganin

Nikita Khrushchev

Aleksej Kossygin

Mikhail Gorbachev


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Nikita Khrushchev







History: USA in the 20th.Century: Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 2
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10. What was a "duck tail"?

Dance craze

Alcoholic beverage

Hair style

Bicycle


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Hair style
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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 17, 2013 2:19 pm

Movies


Movies: Grant, Cary: Cary Grant Movies
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1. Which of these Doris Day movies had Grant in the cast?

Send Me No Flowers

The Glass Bottom Boat

Pillow Talk

That Touch of Mink


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That Touch of Mink







Movies: Degrees - Easy 10: 10 Degrees of Kevin Spacey
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2. John Travolta stars as a weatherman who scams a local lottery alongside "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow. What is the name of this movie?

Lucky Numbers

Safety in Numbers

Round Numbers

Murder by Numbers


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Movies: Degrees - Average 10: 10 Degrees of Al Pacino
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3. What movie was Gene Hackman in with Sharon Stone?

Absolute Power

The Quick and the Dead

Sphere

Basic Instinct


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Movies: Taglines - Tough: Movie Taglines
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4. "His genius, undeniable. His evil, unspeakable."

The Hitcher

Hannibal

Kiss The Girls

Hollow Man


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Movies: Name It - Easy: Name the Movie Part 2 of 3
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5. Based on a true story about a teenage felon. The teenage felon is forging checks professionally, using up thousands of fake-dollars. This sets an FBI investigator hot on his trail.

The Rundown

Unbalanced Checks

Three Strikes

Catch Me If You Can


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Catch Me If You Can







Movies: Degrees - Average +/- 10: 15 Degrees of Sean Astin
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6. Donald Sutherland starred in a movie whose tagline is "Boys will be boys", with James Cromwell.

Boys will be Boys

Die Another Day

You Only Live Twice

Space Cowboys


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Space Cowboys







Movies: Name It - Average 10: Movie Headlines 2
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7. Overweight journal writer makes blue soup! Finds true love.

Bridget Jones's Diary

The Diary of Adrian Mole

Pride and Prejudice

There's a Girl in My Soup


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Bridget Jones's Diary







Movies: Movie Mixture: Greatest Foreign Film Titles
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8. Lots of running takes place in the 1998 German film 'Lola Rennt', and thus its English title is not entirely surprising. By what name is this frenetic film known in the English speaking world?

Run Lola Run

End Run

The Running Man

Long Distance Runner


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Movies: Grab Bag - Average +/- 10: My Movie Collection Connection, Part 1
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9. "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile" were both based on stories by the same author. Which author was it?

John Grisham

Stephen King

Dean Koontz

Clive Barker


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Stephen King







Movies: Same Word Titles: ...Get Set...
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10. Chili Palmer realizes that producing movies is much the same as loan-sharking, and decides to give Hollywood a try after he goes there to track down a deadbeat.

Get Shorty

He Got Game

Get Carter

Johnny Got His Gun


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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Music


Music: Who Sang This: Rock Lyrics - Mystery Word #14
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1. "You say your Mum ain't home, it ain't my concern. Just play with me and you won't get burned. I have only one itching desire. Let me stand next to your fire."

The Joe Perry Project

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Spencer Davis Group

The Ike and Tina Turner Review

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience








Music: Which Band?: Where Do I Belong?
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2. Bruce Dickinson is best known for singing for which band?

Faster Pussycat

Eddie and the Cruisers

Iron Maiden

Kix


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Iron Maiden







Music: Finish The Lyric: Complete The Lyrics
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3. "I'm supergirl and I'm here to save the world, but I want to know who's gonna save ______."

him

you

me

her


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me







Music: Music from 1964: The Great Songs of 1964 - Part 2
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4. "Well let me tell you 'bout the way she looked The way she'd act and the colour of her hair Her voice was soft and cool Her eyes were clear and bright" Can you identify this #2 hit from Zombies?

She's Not There

Season Of The Witch

Tell Her No

You Really Got Me


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She's Not There







Music: Music from 1967: BRI's Top Ten Hits of 1967
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5. What was the #3 hit of 1967? "I thought love was only true in fairy tales, Meant for someone else but not for me. Love was out to get me, That’s the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams. Then I saw her face, now ___________."

I'm a Believer

It's Too Late

I'll Be There

We'll Sing in the Sunshine


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Music: Music from 1969: BRI's Top Ten Hits for 1969
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6. What was the numer one song for 1969? "Sugar, ah honey, honey, You are my candy girl, And you've got me wanting you. Honey, ah sugar, sugar, You are my candy girl, And you've got me wanting you."

Honey, Honey

Wanting You

Candy Girl

Sugar, Sugar


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Sugar, Sugar







Music: Music Mixture: Music Royalty
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7. Who is the 'Queen of Pop'?

Madonna

Debbie Gibson

Tiffany

Britney Spears

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Music: Something in Common: The Waiting Room of Ailing Singers
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8. Hi everyone. May I sit down? I’m Robert Palmer and I’m seeing the doctor today because “I got a bad case of___________”. What completes Robert’s quote?

kissing you

loving you

missing you

the boogaloos


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loving you







Music: Music from 2004: Lyrics to Songs of 2004
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9. Finish this, "And we're all, to...we've gone too far from pride to shame"

scare

blame

hate

love

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blame








Music: 1950s Music: The Top Hits Of 1957
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10. The second ranked song of 1957 with 2276.39 points was “Love Letters In The Sand”. The artist who recorded this hit was easily the second most popular of the 1950s teen idols after Elvis. Who was this fellow?

Ricky Nelson

Jerry Lee Lewis

Paul Anka

Pat Boone


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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 19, 2013 2:21 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?

Je

Seth

Re or Ra

Kar


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History: Disasters: World Disasters
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2. What happened to Pearl Harbour during World War 2?

volcano erupted

it was bombed

major flood

earthquake


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it was bombed







History: Social History: Historical Costumes
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3. Up until the mid-to-late 19th century, what material was more commonly used to stiffen corsets and the like?

Steel

Whalebone

Plastic

Cardboard


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Whalebone







History: European War: The Russian Front
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4. Who defended Berlin from the oncoming Russian armies?

Young boys

Veterans (normal soldiers)

Old men and boys as young as 12

Just old men


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Old men and boys as young as 12







History: Roman History: Roman Baths
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5. Where would you find the Stabian Baths in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius?

Ostia

Alexandria

Rome

Pompeii



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Pompeii






History: War History: Wars and Conflicts of the 20th Century
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6. This military conflict started very late in the 19th century and lasted until the early 20th century. It was fought between Britain and part of the population of South Africa. What is the name of the conflict?

The War of African Subjugation

The Second Zula War

The Matabeleland War

The Boer War


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The Boer War







History: Maya: Mayan People
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7. The Mayan people built cities and thrived in Meso-America (Mexico and Central America), including what modern-day countries?

Belize

Guatemala

All of these

Mexico


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All of these







History: Famous Dates: It's Back: Dating With a Twist!
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8. Marilyn Monroe could NOT have watched which one of these movies?

On the Waterfront

The Third Man

Gone with the Wind

The Sting


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The Sting







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

Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez

Antonio Maceo

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Camilo Cienfuegos


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Ernesto "Che" Guevara







History: Persian Empire: Ancient Persia
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10. Which mythical animal, with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, was depicted in Persian architecture?

Ramshush

Ibex

Griffin

Centaur


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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 20, 2013 3:42 pm

Literature


Literature: Mystery & Detective Fiction: Match the mystery authors with their main character
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1. Let's start with an easy one. Which author created the notable protagonist Sherlock Holmes?

Ralph Waldo Emersen

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Agatha Christie

Rex Stout

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle








Literature: Latin American Literature: Latin American Literature
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2. Which famous Latin American poet is played by Phillip Noiret in the italian film 'The Postman' (Il Postino)?

Ruben Dario

Jose Asuncion Silva

Oliverio Girondo

Pablo Neruda


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Pablo Neruda







Literature: Name The Play: Shakespearian Characters
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3. In which play does Mustardseed appear?

Twelfth Night

Winter's Tale

Midsummer Night's Dream

Macbeth


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Midsummer Night's Dream







Literature: Authors and their Works: Who Wrote This Book?
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4. 'A Prayer For Owen Meany'

John Irving

Danielle Steele

Stephen King

John Grisham


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John Irving







Literature: Stephen King: Stephen King
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5. In 'Pet Sematary', why is cemetery spelled incorrectly?

it's actually a Native American word

it's not, that's how people in Maine spell it

the cemetery was named by kids

it's a misprint


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the cemetery was named by kids







Literature: Shakespeare: Shakespeare's Plays
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6. In what play do Vincentio and Katharina feature?

The Taming Of The Shrew

Titus Andronicus

King John

Troilus and Cressida


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The Taming Of The Shrew







Literature: Lines and Quotes: Name That Shakespeare Quote!
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7. 'If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, do we not revenge?'

A Winter's Tale

King Lear

The Merchant of Venice

Pericles


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The Merchant of Venice







Literature: Literary Terms & Quotes: Literary Signs and Symbols
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8. Which of these signs/symbols has the same name as a body part?

'

:

,

^

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:








Literature: Lines and Quotes: Great Quotes From Shakespeare
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9. From which Shakespeare play is the following quote: "Thou wast born of woman. But sword I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, brandish by man that's of woman born."?

Hamlet

Macbeth

The Winter's Tale

The Life of King Henry V

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Literature: Poetry: You Know More Poetry Than You Think!
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10. "Do not go gentle into that good night_____________"

Put up a darn good fight

Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Wait a bit, 'til morning

Do not waste and fade away


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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 21, 2013 3:50 pm

Trivia


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

Woodrow

Wesley

Wilburt

Wilson


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Wilson







World: Economics: More Econ Terms
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2. Court granted permission to not pay some or all of its debts which force it out of business?

bond

interest

principal

bankruptcy


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bankruptcy







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

Dónde está el dormitorio?

Donde esta el baño?

Dónde está la biblioteca?

Dónde está la cocina?


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Donde esta el baño?







World: French: Smell the Café au Lait
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4. First thing to do as you get up in the morning is to take a shower. What is the French word for 'shower'?

la piscine

le bain

la douche

la pluie


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la douche







World: Flags of the USA: Flags of the US and her Territories 2
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5. I am also a blue flag. I have different designs on my obverse and my reverse. On my obverse is my state's coat of arms with my state's name above and my date of admission to the union below. On my reverse is a beaver. What State am I ?

Kentucky

Montana

Oregon

Oklahoma

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World: U.K. Politics: Britain and the European Union
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6. Which of the statements below best describes the United Kingdom's constitutional position as at June, 2003?

A member of the European Union

Splendid isolation

The 51st state of America

Wedged somewhere between Ireland and France


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A member of the European Union







World: Corporations: Corporate Scandals
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7. Which American politician was formerly the CEO of Halliburton, a construction company alleged to have improperly booked US$100 million in cost overruns before customers agreed to pay them?

Bob Dole

George W. Bush

Bill Clinton

Dick Cheney


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World: Special Forces: The Warrior Elite
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8. During the BUD/S program, if a trainee wants to quit, what does he have to do?

Shout I quit to everybody then give them a full explanation of why they are giving up

Hang your IBS boat paddle on the Wall

Go to their Phase Proctor to tell them that they quit and give him twenty good push ups

Ring the bell three times


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Ring the bell three times







World: Castles: Casa Loma
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9. Who was the original owner of the building?

Francis Melee

Pierre de Garnier

Sir Thomas

Sir Henry Pellatt


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Sir Henry Pellatt







World: US Colleges: University of Texas Pride and Craziness!
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10. Which other universities are UT's arch-rivals?

Texas A&M and Rice University

University of Oklahoma and University of Kansas

Sul Ross State University and Texas State University

Texas A&M and University of Oklahoma


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Re: Daily Quiz

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 22, 2013 3:09 pm

Trivia


World: Economics: More Econ Terms
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1. The more units a person acquires, the less eager that person is to acquire more?

diminishing marginal utility

limited life

marginal utility

unlimited liability



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diminishing marginal utility






World: Presidential Trivia: Little Known Presidential Facts
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2. Who was the first left-handed Democratic president to serve two terms?

John Kennedy

Bill Clinton

Dwight Eisenhower

Ronald Reagan


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Bill Clinton







World: French: French Numbers
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3. What number is 'trente sept'?

37

73

36

13


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37







World: Global Trivia: Facts Around The World
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4. Which country almost entirely surrounds the White Sea?

China

Russia

United States

Canada

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Russia








World: Global Trivia: Equatorial Countries
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5. Which is the official language of Sao Tome and Principe?

English

Swahili

Arabic

Portuguese

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World: Accounting: Accounting #2
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6. Which of the following is not an acceptable statement of the basic accounting equation?

Assets - Liabilities = Owner's Equity/Capital

Assets - Owner's Equity/Capital = Liabilities

Assets = Liabilities + Owner's Equity/Capital

Assets = Liabilities - Owner's Equity/Capital


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Assets = Liabilities - Owner's Equity/Capital







World: Spanish: Do You Know Your Spanish Accents?
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7. What does the Spanish word tú mean?

you

her

yours

hers

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you








World: U.S. Vice-Presidents: US Presidents and VPs #1
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8. About 400 pets have made their homes in the White House. Who was the President who allowed one of his sons to have a snake in the White House?

Abraham Lincoln

Teddy Roosevelt

James Madison

James Monroe


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Teddy Roosevelt







World: Corporations: Seven Come Eleven (7-11)
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9. Which was not a first for the 7-11 chain?

Super sized drinks

Fresh brewed coffee in to go cups

24 hour a day operation

Banking services


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Banking services







World: HMS Victory: Ahoy Matey, Life aboard Man-O-War, HMS Victory #2
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10. "Man the pumps!" How was water removed from the lower decks?

A chain pump

A bucket brigade

An elm tree pump

It wasn't removed. Decks flooded over time and the ship would float lower in the water


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