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Far Out Trivia Again

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Another very difficult general quiz.

Question 1:


How many English words (not proper nouns) begin with "dw"?
3
4
6
5

Question 2:


Which former US President said "I know I'm getting better at golf because I hit fewer spectators."
Eisenhower
George W. Bush
Carter
Ford

Question 3:


A book claiming that the story of Wilhelm Tell was just a myth was burned at the stake in Switzerland.
False
True

Question 4:


Spanish is an official language of this African country.
Mozambique
Morocco
Equatorial Guinea
Chad

Question 5:


Find the quote by Federico Fellini.
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
All language is like a wonderfully long script.
A different language is a different vision of life.
An idea does not pass from one language to another without change.

Question 6:


In Greek it is "S'ayapo", in Lakota it is "Techihhila", in Lithuanian it is "Tave myliu", in Albanian it is "te dua." What is it in English?
I love you
Hello
Good morning
I need help

Question 7:


In the 14th Century, Moscow replaced this city as the cultural center of Russia.
St. Petersburg
Kiev
Leningrad
Riga

Question 8:


A very common greeting in India is "namaste" or "namaskar." What does it mean?
I pray your family is complete.
May you be blessed.
How are you?
I bow to you.

Question 9:


What is telesophobia?
Fear of being first
Fear of religious ceremonies
Fear of being ignored
Fear of being last

Question 10:


Ellis Island was the location of the entry facility used by many immigrants to enter the USA. When did the facility operate?
1892-1954
1890-1923
1884-1939
1889-1936

Question 11:


In what year did the last veteran of the American Civil War die?
1944
1949
1936
1958

Question 12:


Eddie Slovik was a soldier killed during World War II. How did he die?
He was the only American prisoner of war in Hiroshima when the A-bomb fell.
He was shot by the US for desertion.
He was the first soldier killed on D-Day.
He was the last US soldier to die in World War II.

Question 13:


How did Jerome Napoleon Charles Bonaparte, the last member of the Bonaparte family, die?
He died of injuries sustained when he tripped over his dog's leash.
He died of starvation in a German prisoner.
He drowned off the coast of the Island of Elba.
He died a natural death in 1995 at the age of 106.

Question 14:


In how many ways can "ough" be pronounced in English?
16
13
8
1

Question 15:


What does "antepenultimate" mean?
last
second from last
middle
next to last

Question 16:


Find the correct statement.
"Irrupt" means " to break in or rush in."
"Irrupt" means "to break up."
"Irrupt" is not a real English word.
"Irrupt" means "to come before."

Question 17:


Lawrence Bohune was the first doctor in the British Colony of Virginia. When did he arrive?
1704
1689
1622
1610

Question 18:


Who was the first person to show that blood moved from the heart to the lungs and back?
William Harvey
Leonardo Da Vinci
ibn-al-Nasif
William Herschel

Question 19:


He was the first person nominated for the Oscar for Producer (Best Picture), Director, Actor and Screenwriter for the same movie.
William Wyler
Otto Preminger
Orson Welles
John Huston

Question 20:


What was the first movie for the Olsen twins?
The Wizard
Little Rascals
Going Overboard
Little Man

Question 21:


Which of these came first?
Strawberry Shortcake
G.I. Joe
Rubik's Cube
The Ken doll

Question 22:


Which of these games came first?
Monopoly
Scrabble
Risk
Chutes and Ladders

 


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