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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?
Farmed land in Mississippi
Ran rum
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.
Moses in the baby basket
Joshua
Moses' first son
The Pharaoh's son

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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
Tony Dorsett
Larry Czonka
Emmitt Smith

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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