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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
Air Supply
Graduate
Dire Straits

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 not painted by an American citizen.
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.

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.
Fidel Castro
Mother Teresa
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.
Luxembourg
France
Belgium
The Netherlands

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

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.
My Brother's Keeper
The Tree of Life
The Caine Mutiny
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?
Dion and the Belmonts
The Remains
The Hollies
Billy Vera and the Beaters

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?
Madeline
Green Eggs and Ham
Goodnight Moon
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 


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