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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
5
4
6

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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?
Good morning
Hello
I love you
I need help

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

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 the last US soldier to die in World War II.
He was the first soldier killed on D-Day.
He was shot by the US for desertion.

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


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

Question 18:


Who was the first person to show that blood moved from the heart to the lungs and back?
ibn-al-Nasif
Leonardo Da Vinci
William Harvey
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.
Otto Preminger
Orson Welles
John Huston
William Wyler

Question 20:


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

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

 


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