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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"?
6
4
3
5

Question 2:


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

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.
Morocco
Chad
Mozambique
Equatorial Guinea

Question 5:


Find the quote by Federico Fellini.
A different language is a different vision of life.
All language is like a wonderfully long script.
An idea does not pass from one language to another without change.
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?
I love you
I need help
Hello
Good morning

Question 7:


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

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 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?
1884-1939
1889-1936
1892-1954
1890-1923

Question 11:


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

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 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 drowned off the coast of the Island of Elba.
He died of starvation in a German prisoner.
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.

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


Find the correct statement.
"Irrupt" means "to come before."
"Irrupt" means "to break up."
"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?
1689
1610
1622
1704

Question 18:


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

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
William Wyler
John Huston
Orson Welles

Question 20:


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

Question 21:


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

Question 22:


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

 


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