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This is a jumbled assortment of trivia questions. Enjoy!

Question 1:


Invented in 1968 at the 3M Company, this product was launched in 1977, but failed as consumers had not tried it. After flooding Boise, ID with samples and delighting consumers in 1978, 3M Company successfully launched this clerical product again in 1980.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
WD-40
Windex
Post-It Notes
Krazy Glue

Question 2:


3M Company was formed in 1902 in Two Harbors, Minnesota near Lake Superior with the intent of selling sandpaper. The company made $22.923 billion USD in 2006 and is famous for several inventions, including Scotch tape. What does 3M stand for?
The year 3000 A.D.
Michaels, McCallister and Murphy
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
The number 3000

Question 3:


In Hindu astrology there are nine planets, called Navagrahas. This planet, known as "Sani" or "Shani", is the Judge among the planets, and determines if someone is bad or good according to their deeds. Which planet is this?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Saturn
Uranus
Venus
Jupiter

Question 4:


Having won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this 1950s production is a modern retelling of the Faust legend. Its main characters are Mr. Applegate, Joe Boyd and Lola.
The Music Man
Damn Yankees
Hello, Dolly!
Guys and Dolls

Question 5:


Born in Vladivostok, Russia in 1920, this Academy Award-winning actor is best know for playing King Mongkut of Siam 4,626 times onstage. He also reprised the role in the film version of the musical.
Lee J. Cobb
Yul Brenner
Telly Savalas
Peter Sellers

Question 6:


This country is a founding member of the European Union and the United Nations and one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. It is visited by over 75 millions tourists annually.
France
England
Spain
Germany

Question 7:


Born on January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas, this former MLB short stop and first baseman is known as "Mr. Cub" and wore number 14 throughout his career. He became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Dan Bankhead
Ernie Banks
Frank Robinson
Billy Williams

Question 8:


Originally entitled "Desert Song" and released in 1972 by the band "America," this song was banned in Kansas City for its supposed drug references.
"A Horse with No Name"
"I'm Waiting for the Man"
"Heart of Gold"
"Puff the Magic Dragon"

Question 9:


Author Marianna Mayer describes this mythical creature as "the only fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary, but always mysteriously beautiful. He could be captured only by unfair means." What creature is this?
Satyr
Griffin
Unicorn
Phoenix

Question 10:


This Shakespearean play is referred to as "The Scottish Play" or "The Scottish King" by most actors and theater people since it is considered bad luck to mention the name of the play.
King Lear
Macbeth
Hamlet
Othello

 


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