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Fifteen Minutes and "Count"ing

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Fifteen Minutes and Counting game quiz
"This quiz has 15 questions about Counts and Countesses. Some are about specific people, some are about fictional characters and some may just be about the word "count". Come play the quiz and then we will "count" up your score!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin was a German general who founded one of the first companies to make which of the following?

2. "The Count of Monte Cristo" was written by which 19th century French writer?
    Victor Hugo
    Louis-Jacques Daguerre
    Alexandre Dumas
    François Voltaire

3. While the title of Count is usually bestowed upon someone by a ruling monarch, which powerful person can declare you to be a member of the "Order of the Golden Spur" and bestow the title of Count upon a person?
    The Dali Lama
    The President of the United States
    The Pope

4. Count Basie was a well-known 20th century pianist, composer and orchestra leader specializing in which type of music?

5. The title of "Count" comes from the Latin word "comitem", which means which of the following?
    Companion of the Emperor
    Hunter of the mighty wolf
    Rich landowner
    Funny horseman of the King's army

6. In which of these comics would you find Count Marzo?
    Beetle Bailey
    The Green Hornet
    Masters of the Universe

7. Which one of these men was a prominent German-Prussian statesman who played an important role in the unification of German Empire in 1871, as well as bearing the title of Count?
    Fyodor Blinov
    Max Ernst
    Otto Von Bismark
    Georg Friedrich Händel

8. For which of the following reasons did Count Fleet become famous during World War II?
    He was the first to climb K2
    He was a Triple-Crown winning race horse
    He married Greta Garbo
    He won two Olympic gold medals in archery

9. Which of the following choices is the name of a real General Mills cereal marketed towards children?
    Count Chocula
    Count Candy Apple
    Count Caramellow
    Count Choco-nuts

10. Count Baltar was an antagonistic character in which of the following futuristic 1970s American television shows?
    "Star Trek"
    "Lost in Space"
    "The Jetsons"
    "Battlestar Galactica"

11. On which childrens television show would you see Count Von Count?
    "Sesame Street"
    "Romper Room"
    "The Electric Company"
    "Sponge Bob Squarepants"

12. Which Russian author of "Anna Karenina" bore the hereditary title of Count?
    Fydor Dostoyevsky
    Georgy Ivanov
    Ayn Rand
    Leo Tolstoy

13. Known as "the Blood Countess", the infamous Countess Elizabeth Bathory de Ecsed was a member of which country's nobility?

14. The Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi, found himself typecast after playing which infamous Count in a 1931 film?
    Answer: (One Word - 7 letters)

15. Countess Szechenyi is the name of which of the following inanimate objects?
    An island of off the coast of Monaco
    An award winning red wine
    A painting by Picasso
    A large pear-shaped diamond

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Compiled Jun 28 12