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This Quiz Weighs Ten Pounds Combined
Thematic 10Q Easy
"All questions and answers pertain to the word 'pound'. So, pound your brain, pound the keyboard, but if you get frustrated, please don't pound on your computer with a five pound hammer or it could cost you some serious pounds!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In regard to money, the pound is used by a lot of different countries as their primary currency. Which of the following countries is most closely associated with the pound as its main monetary unit?
In many countries, food items are sold by the pound. Before the introduction of the metric system in some countries, one pound (lb.) was equal to sixteen ounces (oz.). Under the metric system which is based on grams (gm) and kilograms (kg), what exact weight is equal to a pound?
'Pound', like so many other words, has different grammatical uses and meanings. On what common household item will you usually find a 'pound' key?
A common phrase used in the English language refers to when a person gets up early and goes walking for hours in search of a job. It is said that this person has to "pound" something. Which phrase about job-hunting am I referring to?
pound the bread dough
pound the pavement
pound your fist
pound the guys who won't hire you
One unpleasant definition of "pound" is to "strike vigorously, with repeated blows". This definition certainly alludes to how heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson pounded most of his opponents. With that in mind, which unbeaten fighter and IBF champion did Mike Tyson pound in 1988 in all of 91 seconds? (This fighter's brother, Leon, gave Muhammad Ali one of his few career defeats).
Eric "Butterbean" Esch
The movie "Seven Pounds" (2008) starred Will Smith. In November 2008, it opened in five cities with all proceeds from the screening going to those regions' food banks. With "pound" being the theme of this quiz, what Shakespearean play was being referred to in the title of this movie? (Shylock, a character in the play, demanded his "pound of equal flesh").
The Merchant of Venice
Timon of Athens
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The poet Ezra Loomis Pound was born on October 30, 1885 in Hailey Idaho. When WWII happened, Pound became enamored with Italy's fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Pound made anti-American radio broadcasts and was arrested as a traitor. Although deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, he still received punishment. Which of the following punishments did he receive?
deported to Canada to live the rest of his life under house arrest
fifty lashes in public with a wet spaghetti noodle
twelve years in a mental institution
tied up and forced to watch reruns of "I Love Lucy"
"Pound" can also refer to one of my favourite desserts! Mix together flour, eggs, butter, fine sugar, some baking powder, a little salt, and some vanilla. Put it in a cooking container and place it the oven for about an hour at 350 degrees. What delicious dessert are you taking out of the oven sixty minutes later?
a pound tortiere
not sure--but eat it and you'll gain a pound
Which of the following public service employees might have to utilize a certain type of "pound" for temporary keeping?
animal control officers
all of them
tow truck operators
There's an ancient proverb, which is over 760 years old, that says "___ is worth a 'pound' of cure". What four words am I looking for that are worth a 'pound' of cure?
An ounce of prevention
Drinking gallons of beer
A really expensive doctor
Smoking big Cuban cigars
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Compiled May 23 13