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Yet Another General Quizm

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Yet another general quiz but impossibly difficult.

Question 1:


What is true about music compact discs?
America's Greatest Hits is the number one selling CD in the USA.
Glen Campbell's Greatest Hits was the first music CD in the USA.
The patent behind the compact disc is co-owned by Dick Clark.
The hole is the exact size of the Dutch coin called dubbeltje.

Question 2:


This singing group had exactly the same personnel and the same name from 1956 through 1997. They had two number one hits and many Top 40 hits. The group had the same personnel before 1956 but sang under the name "The Four Aims."


Question 3:


Which of these is not a quote by Groucho Marx?
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for the jury."
"I have a memory like an elephant. In fact elephants often consult me."
"The husband who wants a perfect marriage should keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open."
"Blood's not thicker than money."

Question 4:


In the world of baseball, what was special about the years 1931, 1981, 1994 and 1995?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
As of 2007, they are the years with the fewest home runs hit during the regular season.
As of 2007, they are the only years in which no pitcher won at least 20 games.
As of 2007, they ate the years with the greatest percentage decreases in attendance.
These are the years in which the season was shortened.

Question 5:


This drink was invented for a party given by Winston Churchill's mother.
The Manhattan
The Sloe Gin Fizz
The Sidecar
The Gibson

Question 6:


Which TV network was begun by David Sarnoff in 1926?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
NBC
ABC
Dumont
CBS

Question 7:


The USA has an extensive Interstate Highway System. What five state capitals are NOT directly served by this system?
Juneau, Honolulu, Jefferson City, Carson City, Pierre
Juneau, Dover, Carson City, Honolulu, Pierre
Juneau, Dover, Jefferson City, Pierre, Carson City
Juneau, Honolulu, Salem, Columbia, Salt Lake City

Question 8:


Which best defines the word "Sanhedrin?"
The court of 23 judges biblically required to be present in every city
The religious book on which the Jain religion is based
The condition of being without mental faculties
The ancient spice used in Egypt to counter bad omens

Question 9:


What is Belle Fourche?
A new dessert created on TV, which contains three types of chocolate, strawberries, and cranberry marmalade.
The resort voted "Number One Vacation Destination " by Forbes Magazine
A very upscale suburb of Paris in which the average house goes for 3,450,000 Euros
The geographic center of the United States.

Question 10:


By act of Congress, this is the official alcoholic spirit of the USA.
Corn liquor
Rye
Gin
Bourbon

Question 11:


Who is Hiroo Onoda?
The founder of Mazda
The Japanese fisherman who first sees Godzilla in the movie of the same name
This is the real name of Tojo.
The last Japanese casualty from World War II

Question 12:


What is lethologica?
Any word used incorrectly in a sentence.
A religious practice involving saying certain Biblical names to counter a sin.
A physical disease in which the patient does not have enough energy to speak
A psychological disease first identified as a serious condition by Carl Jung

 


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