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Advanced General Trivia Quiz #2

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A terribly difficult general quiz. It is really, really difficult!

Question 1:


Who was the first professional athlete in baseball history to hit a home run and score a touchdown in the same week?
Bo Jackson
Deion Sanders
Jim Thorpe
Mel Hubbard

Question 2:


Which company did Clarence Saunders found in 1916?
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Burger King
The Piggly Wiggly
Domino's Pizza

Question 3:


In which category did Krishna Bhanji win an Academy Award in 1982?
Video Engineering
Best Actor
Sound Direction
Best Director of a Foreign Film

Question 4:


In this movie Robert De Niro plays a timid and artistic NYC police detective. Bill Murray plays the criminal boss and Uma Thurman is a call girl De Niro's character falls for.
Paths to Glory
A Police Story
Turner and Hooch
Mad Dog and Glory

Question 5:


Name the only player who has worn the uniforms of all these baseball teams: the New York Giants, The Brooklyn Dodgers, The New York Yankees, and the New York Mets.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


In Major League Baseball, who was the first pitcher to win 200 games in his career?
Cy Young
A.G.Spaulding
Babe Ruth
Walter Johnson

Question 7:


1919 saw the first general, city-wide strike in the USA. It involved about 35,000 workers. In which city did this strike occur?
Chicago, Illinois
Seattle, Washington
Memphis, Tennessee
New York, N.Y.

Question 8:


We all have learned that you can tell the age of a tree by the number of rings. Who was the first to discover this fact?
Luther Burbank
Aristotle
Charles Darwin
Leonardo Da Vinci

Question 9:


Erle Stanley Gardner created the great fictional lawyer Perry Mason. On which TV show did the lawyer Perry Mason practice law?
The Jetsons
The Flintstones
The Brady Bunch
The Stanley Show

Question 10:


In Hindu thought, how was Krishna killed?
By the abominations of mankind
By poisoning by Shiva
By a knife into his heart
By an arrow into his heel

Question 11:


Which U.S. writer of detective fiction worked for the famous Pinkerton National Detective Agency?
Dashiell Hammett
Mary Higgins Clark
Mickey Spillane
Louis L'Amour

Question 12:


Which is the Sanskrit word for “union?”
krishna
shiva
sri
yoga

Question 13:


This now rarely used product for making duplicate copies was invented in 1806 by Pellegrino Turri.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 14:


The poor man! He was diagnosed a bilateeral perobital hematoma. What does he have?
Two hernias
Two black eye
A tumor in the center of the brain
Halitosis

Question 15:


Select the incorrect statement.
Pumpkin flowers are poisonous.
In a survey, participants in the 1960 Olympics were asked if they were breast fed.
The first living animal ejected from a supersonic jet was a bear.
William Wist got one electoral vote in the 1832 US Presidential Election.

 


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