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Various and Sundry Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This quiz presents mixed trivia questions of varying difficulty. There is something for everyone here!

Question 1:


William Faulkner had great trouble early in his career -- he could not get published. What did he do to earn a living?
Ran rum
Farmed land in Mississippi
Worked in a steel mill
Sold newspaper ads

Question 2:


In the great movie "The Ten Commandments", Charlton Heston's son, Fraser, played this small yet important role.
Joshua
The Pharaoh's son
Moses' first son
Moses in the baby basket

Question 3:


Jay Silverheels played Tonto, friend of the Lone Ranger on Television. He was, however, a very famous athlete in this sport.
Archery
Rodeo riding
Track and Field
Lacrosse

Question 4:


Emma Lazarus was a great American poetess. Where does her most famous poem appear?
On Bunker Hill
In front of The Library of Congress
In front of the Lincoln Memorial
On The Statue of Liberty

Question 5:


Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee are the real names of two cousins, who published their detective fiction under this pseudonym.
Erle Stanley Gardner
Ezra Pound
Mickey Spillane
Ellery Queen

Question 6:


Why is the date April 23, 1616 important in World history?
The Thirty Year War began
The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock
The Thirty Year War ended.
Both Shakespeare and Cervantes died

Question 7:


Jim Brown, the great Syracuse University back made the number 44 famous. Which great Syracuse back wore 44 after Jim Brown?
Tony Dorsett
Larry Czonka
Emmitt Smith
Ernie Davis

Question 8:


Which famous person is responsible for the technology behind the cellular phone?
Hedy Lamarr
Thomas Alva Edison
Charlton Heston
Albert Einstein

Question 9:


Which famous person was born Carlos Irwin Estevez?
Mariano Rivera
Che Guevara
Fidel Castro
Charlie Sheen

Question 10:


Who formed the American Red Cross?
Florence Nightengale
Francis Fullmer
Clara Barton
Richard Charles Drew

 


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