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So it Goes
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""So it goes" is a phrase used in the novel "Slaughterhouse-Five", which denotes death, or dying. Therefore, I bring you a quiz of "death", one question for each Quizzyland category."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Animals: The mosquito is often deemed the most deadly animal on the planet; however, some people do not count the mosquito as being an animal. Which of these animals causes the most deaths because of capsizing boats and trampling, not because of actual physical attacks?
Great White Shark
Elk (during mating season)
Brain teasers: Why did I get the idea Dora lived on Fedora Drive?
This is a hidden phrase. Bon Jovi might help you out. Part of it also rhymes with the answer.
Celebrities: This actress was born on December 27, 1901, and died May 6, 1992. She was born in Germany but later moved to America. She played Lola-Lola in "The Blue Angel" in 1930, and Charlotte Inwood in "Stage Fright" in 1950. Who was this famous German actress?
Extra hint: Remember, this quiz is about death. I chose this actress for a very special reason...
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Entertainment: Gwen Stacy, first appearing in 1965, was killed off in 1973. She was "resurrected", however, in 2007, where she was played by Bryce Dallas Howard in a movie. Gwen Stacy was often known as whose first love?
For Children: For the younger audience, and to give you a break from the perhaps tougher questions, here is a word play question for kids.
Which of these words rhymes with "death"?
General: Sightings of this beast began in the 1930s, and have continued for many years. Most sightings, videos, and photos are hoaxes, but some are unexplained. It had then once been reported, however, that this lake monster was now dead. Many hoaxes about the death of this monster had been seen, including the entire body decaying on the shore. Which of these monsters was thought to have died in 2008, and is now laying at the bottom of the lake?
Geography: Many countries "died" in the sense that the name is no longer used. One of these is Zaire, which was used from 1971-1997. In 1997, however, Zaire was renamed. What new name was used for Zaire?
Republic of the Congo
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
History: Three of the first 40 presidents died on the birthday of the United States; July 4. Which of these did NOT die on July 4?
Hobbies: In this trading card game, black represents many things, among which is death. One of these "black" abilities is even called "Deathtouch". Which of these trading card games is described here?
Sages of Death
Magic: The Gathering
Humanities: "Death of a Salesman" was written by Arthur Miller in 1949. The play follows an old man through a part of his life, during a time where he loses his job, goes insane, and eventually dies. What is the main character's name in the play?
Literature: Death is all too common in literature. You could easily make 100 quizzes about it. For this question, however, I will use the death of, not a human, but a dog. In this book, a dog dies because it was chasing a mountain lion. It jumped over a bush, which cut its stomach. The dog died not long after. In what children's novel did this scene occur?
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Incredible Journey
Movies: There were so many Jedi deaths in the "Star Wars" series, it would be impossible to name them all. However, many of the Jedi that died are named. Two mass killings of Jedi occurred; once in "Attack of the Clones" and again in "Revenge of the Sith". Which of these characters, who all died in "Revenge of the Sith", was male?
Music: Which of these bands have songs such as "Truckin'", "Sugar Magnolia", and "Friend of the Devil", all of which are on their 1970 album "American Beauty"?
Death Cab for Cutie
Death by Chocolate
People: People tend to die, so it was fairly easy to come up with a question for death in the people category. So as to avoid religious figures, scientists, celebrities, and world politicians, it was a bit more tricky. So I went with an aviator; which of these famous pilots was nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and Lone Eagle?
Manfred von Richthofen
Religion: According to Jehovah's Witnesses, what happens to the spirit when someone dies?
It remains living as a ghost, haunting the living
It goes directly to heaven
It dies along with the body
It is reincarnated into a new body
Sci/Tech: What is the term for the study of human death?
Sports: Which of these baseball players was nicknamed "Bonham Bullet" and "Dr. Death"?
Television: On this show, a little girl, Gracie, suffers from depression and often fears about growing older and dying. Though she is not even an adult, she often talks about how she's "not as young as she used to be", and in some episodes, she fears that Fran is too close to death for comfort. In what show do we find this little girl, Grace Sheffield?
Malcolm in the Middle
Everybody Hates Chris
Video Games: In this game, you play two different characters. One character is a demi-god, the other is an undead mummy. He began as a normal human, but his jealous brother turned him into a mummy so he could get the throne. Through canopic vases, the main character can "wake up" the mummy so you can then play as the mummy to get through that part of the game. What is the name of the main/title character?
World: Which of these world leaders died first?
John F. Kennedy
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