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All Shook Up Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
Enjoy this mixed trivia quiz. Good luck!

Question 1:

This popular actor, who appeared in "Batman," "Jackie Brown", and "Speechless", was born "Michael Douglas" but could not use the name because there already was a Michael Douglas in both the movies and in broadcasting.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 2:

Who was the first guest on "The Tonight Show " when Johnny Carson was the host?
Steve Allen
Bob Hope
Groucho Marx
Bette Midler

Question 3:

Which statement is not correct?
James Bartley was swallowed whole by a whale, but was rescued and lived another 35 years.
Isaac Van Amburgh is given credit as the first performer to put his head into the mouth of a living lion.
Kermit the Frog spoke at the funeral of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.
A cord of wood is 128 cubic feet of wood.

Question 4:

Which famous writer introduced the term "moron" into everyday vocabulary?

Question 5:

Who was the first guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"?
John Goodman
George Carlin
Howard Cosell
Steve Martin

Question 6:

Which statement is not true?
Historian Arnold Toynbee said that civilizations arose in response to some set of very difficult "challenges."
In his opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" Mozart made a reference to chocolate.
About 89 % of the Earth's surface is salt water.
In the late 1800's all Levi jeans were sewn with orange thread to match the color of the copper rivets.

Question 7:

What do Ronald Reagan, King Henry VIII, Charles Lindbergh, Jerry Stiller, Mel Brooks, and William Shakespeare have in common?
Each was married to a woman named Anne.
Each one was born in a year ending in a 9.
Each can trace his genealogy to Germany.
Each had a sibling named Jane.

Question 8:

Which statement is untrue?
Two of the Alou brothers came in first and second in batting in the National League in 1966.
Mata Hari's daughter worked as a spy for the Dutch against the Nazis.
Beer is the official state beverage of North Dakota.
The actress Tuesday Weld was born on a Friday.

Question 9:

Three of these statements are urban legends. Which is the true statement?
Based on the writings in his diaries, Abner Doubleday is given credit for inventing the rules of modern baseball.
Jackie Robinson won the first Rookie of the year Award in 1947.
The life span for a tiger in captivity is the same as it is in nature.
Jackie Robinson was court-martialed because he would not sit in the back of a military bus.

Question 10:

Three of these statements are urban legends. Which is the true statement?
Announcer Chris Berman helped establish the right of a fan at a baseball game to keep balls hit into the stands.
The "high five" was invented in a 1977 NBA game.
Babe Ruth began as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and pitched a perfect game in a 1917 game.
A member of the College Football Hall of Fame won an Oscar for "Mary Poppins".

Question 11:

Which list contains the three species of Zebras?
mountain zebra, savannah zebra, southern zebra
Grevy's zebra, plains zebra, mountain zebra
gray zebra, red zebra, plains zebra
Garvey's zebra, Darwin's zebra, gray zebra

Question 12:

Who had Solomon's wisdom, Hercules' strength, Atlas' stamina, Zeus' power, Achilles' courage, and Mercury's speed?
The Hulk
Captain America
Captain Marvel

Question 13:

Which statement is false?
O.Henry founded a humorous weekly paper named "The Rolling Stone".
FDR is famous for saying "Nothing is so much to be feared as fear".
Tennessee Williams was born in Mississippi.
Henry David Thoreau is famous for saying "Nothing is so much to be feared as fear".

Question 14:

Which was the first US state to ban slavery?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 15:

Which is the only Shakespearean play to mention America?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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