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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.
Air Supply
Dire Straits
Tears for Fears
Graduate

Question 2:


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

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?
In Cold Blood
To Kill a Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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.
Velasquez
Degas
Picasso
Van Gough

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


What was MKULTRA?
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
The code name for a secret CIA mind control project

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.
The Tree of Life
The Caine Mutiny
My Brother's Keeper
East of Eden

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?
The Hollies
Billy Vera and the Beaters
Dion and the Belmonts
The Remains

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)
Crazy
The Ballad of Jed Clampett
I Go To Pieces
Dang Me

Question 20:


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

 


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