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Potpourri II

written by: Jeopardybound
 
In much the same style as my first Potpourri quiz, this one will also cover all things with no particular rhyme or reason. What better test of one's worldly experience and mental retention than to answer questions about everything from casters to Carl Linnaeus?

Question 1:


What famous comedic duo created the 1961 comedy skit called "The 2000 Year Old Man"?
Steve Allen & Bob Hope
Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Bud Abbott & Lou Costello

Question 2:


What is IMAX an abbreviation for?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


"Black Eyed Susan Brown" is a song by Brother Bones and is the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.
False
True

Question 4:


In the highly acclaimed game show Wheel of Fortune, how many spaces are on the roulette-style wheel that the contestants have to spin around?
18
24
30
20

Question 5:


When classifying wine/champagne bottle sizes, which designation is considered the largest?
Melchizedek
Magnum
Melchior
Methuselah

Question 6:


According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), an album goes "gold" when 1,000,000 copies of it are sold.
False
True

Question 7:


Who wrote the drama that chronicled the life of the Parker family called, "The Tree of Man"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Patrick White
Grace Metalious
Richard Bach
William Golding

Question 8:


What session did the United States Congress enter in 2013?
123rd
93rd
113th
103rd

Question 9:


What word means self-confidence or assurance, particularly in demanding situations?
aplomb
intrepid
egregious
abase

Question 10:


Who was the last horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978?
Whirlaway
Affirmed
Sir Barton
Secretariat

Question 11:


In the Greek Alphabet, which letter comes between Alpha and Gamma?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


Which of the following ships was used by the English pirate Blackbeard in 1718?
The Golden Hind
Trinidad
Calypso
Queen Anne's Revenge

Question 13:


What is the national flower of Japan?
Hydrangea
Chrysanthemum
Orchid
Rose

Question 14:


Most people know that the value pi is 3.14. However, the true value of the mathematical constant can be extended to over 10 trillion digits! What is the value of the third digit after the decimal point (the one after 4)?
1
2
3
4

Question 15:


What is the name of the Vietnamese New Year?
Hoa Mai
Tien
Tet
Banh Chung

 


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