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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
Franklin Pierce
John Quincy Adams
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.
Bette Midler
Liza Minnelli
Julie Andrews
Diana Ross

Question 3:


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

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"?
Florenz Ziegfeld
Harry Houdini
His brothers
His father

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


Which definition refers to the word "chisenbop", which is believed to be of Korean origin?
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.
An Asian species of orchid found only in the far southeastern part of China.

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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