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"As a General category editor here at Funtrivia I often encounter some of the same questions over and over again. In fact I have seen these questions so many times that I figured...something must be done! The following quiz is what I have done about it..."
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People frequently ask the question, 'What is the only manmade object that is observable from the moon?' The answer is of course, 'The Great Wall of China' according to the askers of this question...but is it? In honor of this frequently asked question, here's another! What do the Chinese people call the Great Wall?
'What is the capital of Australia?' seems to be another favorite amongst quizmakers in the general category. Perhaps the Aussies wish to giggle while watching their pals in America, England, etc. answer foolishly by clicking the little button next to 'Sydney' or 'Melbourne'. The clever ones amongst us know that the answer is Canberra! Speaking of Canberra, what does that name mean in Aboriginal lingo?
Here are two popular ones for the price of one: 'Who was the 'mad monk' of Russian history?' and 'What was the nickname of the Russian 'holy man' Gregory Efimovich?' Since we all know the answer to both questions is Rasputin, I shan't regale you by asking once again! However, I will ask...what does the name Rasputin mean?
The mad monk
The holy man
Oh yes, here's one of my favorites, 'What is the largest fish in the ocean?' The trick here is to understand that a whale shark is a fish, and not a whale! Strangely, a question that never gets asked, which of these has long been considered the world's smallest fish?
Blackmouth shiner minnow
Dwarf pygmy goby
Here's one that you may have heard (and heard, and heard...) 'Which artist painted a mustache and goatee on the Mona Lisa?' The answer is of course Marcel Duchamp, who proceeded to call his new work 'LHOOQ' (when the letters are sounded out in French, a nice message about her derriere appears). As you can see, Mr. Duchamp was quite adventurous. Another one of his exciting distractions was to sign paintings with a female pseudonym. What was this fictional name?
This one is an oldie but a goodie...'Which common word changes its pronunciation when the first letter is capitalized?' The answer: polish, the verb that becomes a proper adjective or noun describing a nationality, Polish, when the first letter is capitalized! But that question isn't very fun...let's try a more exciting one. Which English word, meaning a teeming crowd or swarm, came to us from the Polish language?
How many times have you heard this one, 'From what wood was Noah's ark made?'? I've heard it enough times that I think I could recite 'gopher wood' in my sleep! Speaking of wood, I *would* like to ask a more interesting question. Pando, possibly the heaviest living organism on the globe at about 6,600 tons, is a member of which tree species?
'Which player was the last to hit at over a .400 average in Major League Baseball?' This is a clever, but overused question that I often encounter. It seems that Ted Williams, who hit .406 in 1941, will ALWAYS be the answer! Let's try something a little different here. What was Williams' batting line during the final game of that season?
2 for 3, with a single and a double
5 for 5, with 3 homers and 2 singles
0 for 4, with 4 strikeouts
He did not play in the final game!
T.V. fanatics ought to be familiar with this question, 'What was the name of Colonel Potter's horse on the television show M*A*S*H?' Sophie? So good! But we can find something a little more challenging to ask than that, can we not? Here's a possibility...which of these regular or semi-regular M*A*S*H actors was the first to pass away?
Certainly this quiz wouldn't be complete without referring to the famous question, 'On which island was Napoleon exiled following his defeat at Waterloo?' Heck...everyone knows it's St. Helena, that tiny little island in the south Atlantic. Here's something that you may not know, though...on which ship did he make the 10 week trek to St. Helena?
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Compiled Jun 19 13