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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
Sold newspaper ads
Ran rum
Worked in a steel mill

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 in the baby basket
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.
Rodeo riding
Lacrosse
Track and Field
Archery

Question 4:


Emma Lazarus was a great American poetess. Where does her most famous poem appear?
In front of The Library of Congress
On Bunker Hill
On The Statue of Liberty
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.
Ellery Queen
Ezra Pound
Mickey Spillane
Erle Stanley Gardner

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?
Tony Dorsett
Ernie Davis
Larry Czonka
Emmitt Smith

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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