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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"?
4
6
5
3

Question 2:


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

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
Morocco
Equatorial Guinea
Mozambique

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.
All language is like a wonderfully long script.
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

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?
Hello
Good morning
I love you
I need help

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


What is telesophobia?
Fear of being last
Fear of religious ceremonies
Fear of being first
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?
1892-1954
1889-1936
1884-1939
1890-1923

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


Eddie Slovik was a soldier killed during World War II. How did he die?
He was the last US soldier to die in World War II.
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.

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 a natural death in 1995 at the age of 106.
He drowned off the coast of the Island of Elba.
He died of starvation in a German prisoner.

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


Find the correct statement.
"Irrupt" means "to break up."
"Irrupt" means "to come before."
"Irrupt" is not a real English word.
"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
1704
1689

Question 18:


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

Question 20:


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

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

 


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