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Double Trouble Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Various trivia questions on a mixture of topics. I hope you enjoy these.

Question 1:


What term derives from a Latin word meaning 'rods bundled around an axe' ?
Sovereign
Caesar
Fascism
Despot

Question 2:


At the end of his historic performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, this musician set his guitar 'Fender Stratocaster' on fire.
Janis Joplin
Peter Townsend
Jimi Hendrix
Little Richard

Question 3:


This rhythm and blues song from 1951 is claimed by the owner of Sun Records, Sam Phillips, to be the 'first rock and roll song'.
Rock Around the Clock
Its All Right Baby
Roll With me Henry
Rocket 88

Question 4:


This American doctor's first two names are Henry J. He is the inventor of a first aid procedure for clearing an obstructed airway, which is an effective measure used in cases of choking. What is his last name?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


What American state, known also as the 'Silver State', is named after a weather condition?
Wyoming
Colorado
Nevada
Oklahoma

Question 6:


During the reign of George III, this British politician held the position of Prime Minister from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 until his death.
Thatcher
Pitt the Elder
Churchill
Pitt the Younger

Question 7:


In what year did Nicolas Cugnot invent the first successful steam-powered road vehicle?
1842
1769
1816
1645

Question 8:


In 1839, while spending the winter with George Sand in Majorca, this composer completed a work consisting of 24 short preludes. Each prelude was in a different major or minor key.
Lizst
Schubert
Chopin
Schumann

Question 9:


This Greek word, used in Homer's works, means 'virtue' or 'being the best you can be'.
Terre firma
Hamartia
Cantus firmus
Arete

Question 10:


This author wrote a book in which the story is told from the view poin of the mulatto slave Cynara, born on the plantation 'Tata'. The book is a parody of the novel 'Gone with the Wind'.
Maya Angelu
Valerie Drew Pierce
Alice Randall
Toni Morrisson

Question 11:


Alban W. Phillips is the discoverer of the 'Phillips Curve'. What does this curve show?
Rising wages favor labor-intensive investments.
Rising wages favor capital-intensive investments.
Inflation is inversely proportional to unemployment.
Property is the real basis for wealth in a capitalistic society.

Question 12:


This tall actress is famous for her portrayal of Ripley in the film "Alien".
Sarah Silverman
Laura Dern
Sigourney Weaver
Heather Graham

 


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