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Happy New Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
If you follow my quizzes, you will know that this is another mix of questions on various subjects.

Question 1:


Many years before trivia, during the Devonian period, when trees and forests began to appear for the first time, there were two types of fish: fish with ray fins and fish with lobe fins. Which type were able to make their way onto the land and breath air?
Lobe finned fish
Ray finned fish
Both
Neither

Question 2:


Why was there a mutiny on the Russian ship, "The Potemkin?"
The sailors wanted to help put out a fire in town and the captain refused to let them
The sailors were paid a very low wage
The sailors favored the Communists over the Tsar
The meat was not good

Question 3:


When was the first major use of tanks in a battle?
World War I - Nov 20, 1918
World War I - Nov 20, 1917
World War II - 1941
World War I - Nov 20, 1914

Question 4:


René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec (1781-1826) invented this important item, still in use today.
The safety pin
The stethoscope
The chalkboard
The dental drill

Question 5:


Of all the symphonies regularly performed, which is the longest?
Hayden Symphony #78 in C major
Beethoven's #9 in G minor
Mahler's Symphony #3 in D minor
Stravinsky's #14 in B sharp major

Question 6:


During this battle, which took place towards the end of the American Revolutionary War, Lincoln had to surrender along with 3000 troops.
Stroudsburg
Charleston
Baltimore
Valley Forge

Question 7:


What does Gresham's Law state?
Bad money drives good money out of circulation
Stock prices lower when unemployment reaches over 6%
The first hot dog you eat is always better than the second
Every 2% increase in supply lowers demand by 1%

Question 8:


In "The Office," what alias does Michael Scott often use?
Michael Scarn
Sara Tesasdale
David Wallace
Art Van der Lay

Question 9:


Which list of ranks is in proper order for the US Army?
private-corporal-lieutenant-sergeant-captain-major-general
private-corporal-sergeant-captain-colonel-major
private-corporal-sergeant-lieutenant-major-colonel-general
private-corporal-sergeant-major-captain-colonel

Question 10:


What is the English translation of the name of the most famous book written by Nostradamus?
The Next Coming
Centuries
Prophecies Gleaned from the Bible
The Future

 


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