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Potpourri VIII

written by: Jeopardybound
 
After creating a few quizzes on defined subjects, my scatterbrain naturally wants to gravitate back toward making a Potpourri Quiz. So without further ado, here is that hodge-podge quiz covering anything and everything. As always, my fellow trivia zealots, good luck!

Question 1:


What fruit sits atop the Gentlemen's Single Wimbledon trophy?
Strawberry
Pineapple
Banana
Apple

Question 2:


Which type of musical instrument used to be known as the sackbut during the Renaissance and Baroque eras?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Clarinet
Trombone
Saxophone
Tuba

Question 3:


For which 2001 satirical, romantic, comedy film did Netflix release an eight episode prequel series in July of 2015?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Shallow Hal
Wet Hot American Summer
Dazed and Confused
Old School

Question 4:


Approximately how many miles in circumference is the Earth at the equator?
2,500
250,000
25,000
2,500,000

Question 5:


Which Italian author is famous for his works, "The Name of the Rose" and "Foucault's Pendulum"?
Niccolo Machiavelli
Silvio Berlusconi
Umberto Eco
Oriana Fallaci

Question 6:


What name was eventually given to Tonto's horse in The Lone Ranger series?
Rocinante
Traveler
Silver
Scout

Question 7:


What horse won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 2015?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Affirmed
American Pharoah
Street Sense
Secretariat

Question 8:


Which breed of dog is known for being "barkless"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Basenji
Greyhound
Akita
Shar Pei

Question 9:


Formed by the fusion of two clavicles, predominantly in birds, what is the furcula more commonly known as?
Talon
Gizzard
Crop
Wishbone

Question 10:


The macronutrients of protein and carbohydrate both contain 4 calories per gram. How many calories are in 1 gram of fat?
8
9
12
4

 


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