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Another Difficult General Trivia Quiz - Part Two

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Yet another difficult trivia quiz on a variety of topics.

Question 1:


This duo was formed by Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith in the early 1980's. Their songs "Shout" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" both hit #1on the US Pop Charts.
Tears for Fears
Dire Straits
Air Supply
Graduate

Question 2:


What is true about President Bill Clinton's official portrait?
He is portrayed as being right-handed instead of left-handed.
It is the first official Presidential portrait that had to be redone because of mistakes.
It is the first official Presidential portrait painted by an African-American.
It is the first official Presidential portrait not painted by an American citizen.

Question 3:


This great American literary work was intended to be both a novella and a play. It has been made into a full-length movie at least three times. It hits on themes of mental illness, prejudice, loneliness and brutality. It revolves around two friends named George and Lennie. What is its title?
The Grapes of Wrath
To Kill a Mockingbird
In Cold Blood
Of Mice and Men

Question 4:


In 1995 this person addressed the UN General Assembly in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.
Mother Teresa
Fidel Castro
Pope John Paul II
Yuri Andropov

Question 5:


Audrey Hepburn, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Django Reinhardt, Toots Thielemans, and Adolphe Sax were all born in this country.
The Netherlands
France
Luxembourg
Belgium

Question 6:


In what year did the first brown supermarket grocery bag appear?
1911
1871
1915
1903

Question 7:


This astronaut claimed he was "the first man to wet his pants on the moon."
Gus Grissom
Neil Armstrong
Chuck Rollands
Buzz Aldrin

Question 8:


Which of these came first?
Hardees restaurants
Jack in the Box restaurants
White Castle restaurants
Krispy Kreme

Question 9:


Which of these was invented by O. Mumford Scott?
The electric car
Inexpensive weed-free grass seed
Disposable razors
Vaseline

Question 10:


When was the first stick antiperspirant patented?
1888
1942
1919
1951

Question 11:


The first painting to sell for more than $100,000,00 was painted by this artist.
Degas
Van Gough
Picasso
Velasquez

Question 12:


Which one of these people was nicknamed "The Iron Butterfly"?
Bella Abzug
Imelda Marcos
Indira Gandhi
Margaret Thatcher

Question 13:


Which of these women was nicknamed "The Iron Lady"?
Mother Teresa
Margaret Thatcher
Imelda Marcos
Indira Gandhi

Question 14:


She was called "The Swedish Nightingale".
Agnetha Faltskog
Jenny Lind
Ingrid Bergmann
Bjork

Question 15:


Which of these magazines came first?
Highlights for Children
Boys' Life
Playboy
Discover

Question 16:


What was MKULTRA?
The code name for a secret CIA mind control project
The code name for the secret USA/British coding/decoding device used in Operation Overlord
The code name for Germany's invasion of Poland, setting off World War II
The code name for the first American action in Operation Iraqi Freedom

Question 17:


This novel told the story of two families, the Hamiltons and the Trasks, living in the Salinas Valley in California. It is loosely based on Biblical stories.
East of Eden
The Caine Mutiny
My Brother's Keeper
The Tree of Life

Question 18:


William McCord has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He appeared in the movie "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" and the soap opera "Days of Our Lives." With which singing group did he have his biggest hit?
Billy Vera and the Beaters
Dion and the Belmonts
The Remains
The Hollies

Question 19:


What was the first song to win the Grammy Award for Best Country Song?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
I Go To Pieces
Crazy
The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Dang Me

Question 20:


What was the first children's book to be number one on the New York Times Best Seller list?
Madeline
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Green Eggs and Ham
Goodnight Moon

 


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