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A Triviatus for the Rest of Us!

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A melange of trivia questions on a mixture of topics. I hope you enjoy them.

Question 1:


This US President was forced to give an interview to Anne Royall, the first female professional journalist in the USA, after she learned that he liked skinny-dipping in the Potomac River.
Ulysses Grant
John Quincy Adams
Franklin Pierce
Andrew Jackson

Question 2:


This singer won an Emmy Award for her performance on the penultimate episode of The Tonight Show in May 1992, during which she sang an emotional song,"One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)", to host Johnny Carson.
Diana Ross
Liza Minnelli
Bette Midler
Julie Andrews

Question 3:


Why did President John F. Kennedy choose to visit Dallas, Texas on November, 1963?
He wanted to mend political fences among several leading Texas Democratic Party members
He wanted to begin his quest for re-election
He wanted to raise funds for 1964 presidential election
All of these

Question 4:


Buster Keaton, famous for the deadpan expression on his face, was an influential silent-film comic actor. Who gave him the nickname, "Buster"?
His brothers
Harry Houdini
Florenz Ziegfeld
His father

Question 5:


Which former Governor of Maryland attacked his political opponents with the phrase, "Nattering nabobs of negativism"?
Richard Nixon
Spiro Agnew
Richard J. Daley
Ronald Reagan

Question 6:


Which definition refers to the word "chisenbop", which is believed to be of Korean origin?
An Asian species of orchid found only in the far southeastern part of China.
An Asian delicacy made of snails surrounded by lobster meat.
A method of using the fingers to perform mathematical operations.
The name of the lunar calendar used in Korea and parts of northeastern China.

Question 7:


In 1929, the two cousins, Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, began writing detective fiction under what pseudonym?
Anne Rice
Erle Stanley Gardner
Arthur Conan Doyle.
Ellery Queen

Question 8:


On October 2, 1942 this enormous ocean liner collided with the light cruiser Curacoa, splitting the ship in half.
Rex
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Mary
Normandie

Question 9:


This former Major League Baseball player was the first pitcher to win a World Series game in three different decades.
Whitey Ford of the Yankees
Jim Palmer of the Orioles
Roger Clemens of the Red Sox
Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers

Question 10:


This actress and socialite, born in Budapest, Hungary, appeared as dancer Jane Avril in "Moulin Rouge" (1952).
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Magda Gabor
Eva Gabor
Jolie Gabor

 


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