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Potpourri VI

written by: Jeopardybound
 
In much the same fashion as my other trivia quizzes in this series, this one will cover all subjects both great and small. Without further ado, quiz on!

Question 1:


Which Argentine footballer was responsible for the infamous "Hand of God" goal against England during the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico?
Diego Maradona
Ferenc Puskas
Pele
Johan Cruyff

Question 2:


Issued in May of 1840, what is the name of the world's first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system?
Penny Black
Penny Blue
Washington Gray
Lincoln Inagural

Question 3:


Which of the following is NOT considered one of the 6 classical simple machines?
Screw
Nail
Lever
Pulley

Question 4:


Which British author is famous for writing Coraline and The Sandman comic book series?
Alan Moore
Frank Miller
Stephen King
Neil Gaiman

Question 5:


Where are the Cords of Billroth found?
Oak trees
Spleen
Black Holes
Large Intestine

Question 6:


What is the sum of all the numbers on a Roulette wheel?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
632
666
566
766

Question 7:


What island country was formerly known as Formosa?
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Ethiopia
Philippines

Question 8:


What was the real name of the horse that played Mister Ed on the 1960's American TV sitcom?
Sir Barton
Bamboo Harvester
California Chrome
Aristides

Question 9:


What is the name of the small plastic sheath used on the end of a shoelace?
Aglet
Caster
Turgen
Scabbard

Question 10:


Most trivia enthusiasts know that John Wilkes Booth assassinated the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln. However, what Union Sergeant shot and killed John Wilkes Booth?
James Earl Ray
Leon Czolgosz
Gavrilo Princip
Thomas "Boston" Corbett

 


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