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Trivia of the World, Unite!

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A series of trivia questions on a wide variety of topics. I hope you find them interesting.

Question 1:


This United States Army lieutenant general was in command of the American army at the beginning of the American Civil War. He developed the Union strategy popular as the Anaconda Plan, that would be used to defeat the Confederacy.
Joseph Longstreet
Winfield Scott
U.S. Grant
Robert E. Lee

Question 2:


This song, composed by George Harrison, one of the members of the Beatles, caused a plagiarism trial.
"My Sweet Lord"
"Love Me Do"
"Woman"
"Michelle"

Question 3:


The name of this company, founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1889, roughly translates as "leave luck to heaven".
Toshiba
Nintendo
Subaru
Nokia

Question 4:


It is generally accepted that this term, whose usage was reported by Newsweek in 1951, first appeared in Dr. Seuss's book "If I Ran the Zoo," where it names one of the comical, imaginary animals.
Nerd
Bluetooth
Spam
Yahoo

Question 5:


This country was formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta. On August 4, 1984, President Thomas Sankara gave it a new name which means "the land of upright people".
Burundi
Kyrgyzstan
Burkina Faso
Djibouti

Question 6:


This small agricultural town, whose motto is "solidarity in work," is located in Quebec, Canada, near the St. Lawrence River.
Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!
Readymoney Cove
Cape Circumcision
Broken Back Springs

Question 7:


Chuck Berry recorded this song in 1972 and used to call it "My Alma Mater". Mary Whitehouse, a British morality campaigner, made an unsuccessful attempt to get the song banned.
Roll Over Beethoven
Johnny B. Goode
My Ding-a-Ling
Maybelline

Question 8:


This ABC TV series showed the events in an American History class at the fictional Walt Whitman High School in Los Angeles.
704 Hauser
Gloria
Room 222
Maude

Question 9:


This popular African-American group was founded in 1954. Its original members -- O'Kelly, Rudolph, Ronald and Vernon were from Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Who
The Walers
The Allman Brothers
The Isley Brothers

Question 10:


This scale is used to measure the intensity of a tornado by examining the damage caused by the tornado, when passing over man-made structures.
Hamilton
Fujita
Mercalli
Scoville

 


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