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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?
Sold newspaper ads
Worked in a steel mill
Ran rum
Farmed land in Mississippi

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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
Mickey Spillane
Ezra Pound
Ellery Queen

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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