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The Origins of Fun
Games & Toys
"This quiz gives you the origins of some of our favorite pastimes."
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Because of its origins, what is a roller coaster also known as by many?
Which of the following former leaders is not represented by the different suited kings in a standard deck of playing cards?
Alexander the Great
After what city were the properties in Monopoly (original American version) named after?
What legend is most widely accepted as the origin of the pogo stick?
a man using a jackhammer thought of a new idea for a toy
a poor farmer made a jumping stick for his shoeless daughter
a worker invented it to become a Guiness world record holder
a young boy who broke his bike used the handlebars to create a new toy
What objects did the origin of dice come from?
In what year was water skiing invented?
Which of the following phrases would be used in a game designed by Edwin Lowe?
"Professor Plum in the conservatory with the wrench"
"You sunk my battleship"
Which of the following was not a well known use of the yo-yo throughout history?
it was given to a king's son as a weapon of royalty
it helped soothe victims who were to be sent to the guillotine
it was an offering to Greek gods
it was a sign that a person was fashionable in England
Which of the following would best describe how a kaleidoscope works?
a needle ticks back and forth to allow you to keep time with music
large lenses magnify objects that are in deep space
small pieces of colored glass are reflected in mirrors
the sound of your heart is multiplied directly into your ears
From which of these words does the word "trivia" originate?
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