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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?
Ferenc Puskas
Johan Cruyff
Diego Maradona
Pele

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?
Lincoln Inagural
Penny Blue
Penny Black
Washington Gray

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


Where are the Cords of Billroth found?
Oak trees
Black Holes
Spleen
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)
666
566
632
766

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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?
Leon Czolgosz
James Earl Ray
Thomas "Boston" Corbett
Gavrilo Princip

 


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