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Trivia for a Sunday Afternoon

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A collection of trivia questions on many subjects, which can be actually played on any day of the week.

Question 1:


In what year did Freud and his collaborator, Josef Breuer publish "Studies on Hysteria", a book which contained a number of Breuer and Freud's case studies of "hysterics", including their most famous case - "Anna O."?
1848
1895
1901
1912

Question 2:


This Scottish engineer was the first person to demonstrate a working television.
Burr Tilstrom
Robert Sarnoff
John Logie Baird
Vladimir Zworykin

Question 3:


This person, who in 1919 became the General Manager of Radio Corporation of America (RCA), claimed that he was the first person to receive a signal from the sinking Titanic in 1912.
Leonhard Dresdorff
Capt. Jonas Bray
David Sarnoff
Burr Tilstrom

Question 4:


This king, whose mythical sword is known as Excalibur, is the central character in the cycle of legends "The Matter of Britain".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


This half-aquatic, egg-laying, duck-billed mammal is featured on the reverse side of the Australian 20-cent coin.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


In 1494, Luca Pacioli, a close friend of Leonardo da Vinci, wrote the book "Summa de arithmetica, geometrica, proportioni et proportionalita", which contained what?
A list of DaVinci's inventions
A description of a method of keeping accounts, known as Double-entry book-keeping
A study of mathematical and artistic proportion
The first biography of DaVinci

Question 7:


This English author, whose works include "An Essay on Criticism" and "The Rape of the Lock", directly addressed the major religious, political and intellectual problems of the 18th century.
Ben Johnson
Jonathan Swift
Alexander Pope
Samuel Johnson

Question 8:


In his works, this Greek playwright, whose contribution to the theater was the addition of a second actor to the scenes, focused on man's position in the cosmos, in relation to the gods.
Euripides
Sophocles
Aeschylus
Thucydidies

Question 9:


This artistic and architectural movement, formed by Vladimir Tatlin, dismissed "pure" art in favor of art used as an instrument for social purposes.
Production Art
Structural Art
Dadaism
Constructivism

Question 10:


This Major League Baseball player, whose uniform with #42 was retired on April 15, 1997 by Major League Baseball, became the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Rosy Grier
Jesse Owens
Jim Brown
Jack Roosevelt Robinson

 


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