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Nothing New Under the Sun

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a mixed trivia quiz on different topics. Enjoy!

Question 1:


In 1897, American scientist John Jacob Abel was able to isolate which of the following?
cocaine
adrenaline
ACTH
human growth hormone

Question 2:


Approximately how much whole milk does it take to make one gallon of ice cream?
12 pounds
4.5 pounds
21.2 pounds
10 pounds

Question 3:


Which blood constituent is involved in the formation of blood clots but has a shelf-life of only 5 days?
platelets
plasma
white blood cells
red blood cells

Question 4:


Who was originally selected to play Leo Bloom in the 1968 comedy film "The Producers" written by Mel Brooks?
Luther Adler
Zero Mostel
Jimmy Broderick
Dustin Hoffman

Question 5:


Rudolph Walter Wanderone Jr. was a famous player in what sport?
football
pool
thoroughbred racing
professional wrestling

Question 6:


In what year did the Catholic Church split with the Orthodox Church?
1645
1054
1491
33

Question 7:


The line "There is no Y in Egypt" comes from which movie?
Casablanca
Five Graves to Cairo
The Desert Fox
The Battle of El Alamein

Question 8:


This American actor appeared in the first "X-Rated" movie to be nominated for an Academy Award. His brother wrote the songs "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning". Two of his children are actors. Who is he?
Robert Duval
John Ford Coley
Jon Voight
Dustin Hoffman

Question 9:


This TV series, which aired in 1982-1983, starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Jami Gertz, Tracy Nelson, and Amy Linker.
Welcome Back, Kotter
Mr. Novak
Room 222
Square Pegs

Question 10:


Alexander Reid, a famous Scottish art dealer, lived with the Van Gogh brothers for over a year and was given two original Van Goghs as a farewell gift. He quickly sold both of them for five pounds. Why?
His father thought they were terrible
They were drawings not paintings
He thought they were terrible
They were actually painted by Theo not by Vincent

 


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