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written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Various trivia questions that only the smart can answer.

Question 1:


Monticello, meaning "small mountain" in Italian, is the name of an estate near Charlottesville, Virginia, which belonged to which US President?
James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
George

Question 2:


Norwegian inventor, Johan Vaaler was granted a patent in Germany, in 1899, for the invention of what?
The dry cell battery
Carbon paper
The paperclip
The stapler

Question 3:


The Japanese words "Mizaru," "Kikazaru" and "Iwazaru," which embody the proverbial principle "to see no evil, to hear no evil, and to speak no evil" refer to what?
The Japanese names for the Biblical characters Shadrack, Meshaxk, and Abendebego.
The three wise monkeys.
None of these
The names of the three diamonds in the Mitsubishi logo.

Question 4:

Listen to the sound clip
This Italian singer, who won the San Remo Music Festival twice, became popular in the United States in the 1950s with his song "Volare".
Luigi Tenco
Peppino Gagliardi
Rossano Brazzi
Domenico Modugno


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Question 5:


How many people signed the US Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776?
55
1
2
0

Question 6:


On July 26, 1948, US President Harry S. Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which established what?
Equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services for people of all races
The right of women to vote
The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)
None of these

Question 7:


Professor Sir Alec John Jeffreys, who was awarded the Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 1996, is famous for developing what?
The polygraph
Techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling
The scientific study of fingerprints
Face-recognition software

Question 8:


In 1891, this successful Ohio City businessman made America's first gasoline-powered automobile.
Ford
Duryea
Lambert
Durant

Question 9:


In this Indo-European language, which has 11 vowels and 35 consonants, postpositions are used instead of prepositions.
Armenian
Cantonese
Arabic
Hindi

Question 10:


This medical term refers to a decrease in the number of circulating leukocytes (white blood cells) in the blood.
Lymphoma
Leukemia
Leukocytosis
Leukopenia

 


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