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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?
Both
Neither
Ray finned fish
Lobe finned fish

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 meat was not good
The sailors favored the Communists over the Tsar

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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
Baltimore
Charleston
Valley Forge

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


Which list of ranks is in proper order for the US Army?
private-corporal-sergeant-lieutenant-major-colonel-general
private-corporal-sergeant-captain-colonel-major
private-corporal-lieutenant-sergeant-captain-major-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?
Centuries
The Next Coming
The Future
Prophecies Gleaned from the Bible

 


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