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Quiz about FunTrivia Entertainment Mix Vol 19
Quiz about FunTrivia Entertainment Mix Vol 19

FunTrivia Entertainment Mix: Vol 19 Quiz


A mix of 10 Entertainment questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
415,160
Updated
Feb 04 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
675
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: jacqpliffs (9/10), Guest 5 (9/10), gracious1 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of these video game characters is a Tomb Raider? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which popular blue children's characters, known as "Les Schtroumpfs" in France, have had their own breakfast cereal, their own Ice Capades show and have even appeared in their own UNICEF advertisement? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This canyon jumping daredevil performed many motorcycle stunts, which often resulted in a broken bone or two. What is the name of this famous American who thrilled many people between the late 1960s and early 1980s? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Jumbo was a hit attraction at London Zoo before being sold to which American entrepreneur? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What is the name of the mangy-looking Muppet who plays the drums? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of the following villains was the nemesis of Flash Gordon? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which comic strip primarily revolves around the frustrations of working in the micromanaging corporate world? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. You're playing wild card poker and the dealer calls "pregnant threes". What cards are wild? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. From time to time, in Al Capp's "Li'l Abner," little cuddly white creatures shaped like bowling pins with legs appeared, only to be wiped out at the end of the story arc. Who were they? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is common to the following fabrics - calico, dungarees, cashmere and bengaline? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these video game characters is a Tomb Raider?

Answer: Lara Croft

First appearing in games in the 1990s, Lara Croft was one of the earlier female protagonists to hit the gaming scene and considering the low-quality graphics of the day, she was controversial for her image. "Tomb Raider" has since evolved with the times, refining Lara into a character highlighting a more empowering image. Nonetheless, the's influenced gaming for decades, becoming a template upon which both female action characters and adventure games could be built.

She's been portrayed by Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander in films.

Question by player kyleisalive
2. Which popular blue children's characters, known as "Les Schtroumpfs" in France, have had their own breakfast cereal, their own Ice Capades show and have even appeared in their own UNICEF advertisement?

Answer: The Smurfs

The Smurfs were the creation of comic artist, Pierre Culliford, a Belgian who came up with the idea for the little, blue gnomes in 1958. Known as "Les Shtroumpfs" in his native French, they first appeared in the comic, "The Flute with Six Holes", as side characters.

However they eventually outgrew the pages of the comic, and went on to become enormously popular children's characters, appearing in all sorts of media, including their own television series, UNICEF advertisement, Ice Capades show and breakfast cereal.

Question by player poshprice
3. This canyon jumping daredevil performed many motorcycle stunts, which often resulted in a broken bone or two. What is the name of this famous American who thrilled many people between the late 1960s and early 1980s?

Answer: Evel Knievel

Robert Craig Knievel, more famously known as Evel Knievel, was an American entertainer who performed many daring motorcycle stunts. His two most famous stunts involved the attempted jumping of the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967, and the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974.

He has been severely injured many times, it is believed that he has broken about 37 bones in his body. Evel passed away in 2007 at the age of 69. His son Robbie, following in his father's footsteps, is also a motorcycle daredevil.

Question by player lpro
4. Jumbo was a hit attraction at London Zoo before being sold to which American entrepreneur?

Answer: PT Barnum

Jumbo the Elephant was taken from Sudan to Paris Zoo in 1861 and then was sold to London Zoo in 1865 where he became a star attraction. Controversially Jumbo was sold to PT Barnum in 1882 and was taken to America. Jumbo was such a hit and PT Barnum recovered his purchase price very quickly. Unfortunately Jumbo was killed by a train in 1885 where a number of stories came about, including the story Jumbo was saving another elephant Tom Thumb from the tracks.

Question by player ClaudiaCat
5. What is the name of the mangy-looking Muppet who plays the drums?

Answer: Animal

Animal is the shaggy red drummer for the Muppet band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The band was featured on the TV series "The Muppet Show" and many other installments of Muppet media, first appearing in 1975. Animal has been voiced by several different actors in these shows, movies and video games, including Frank Oz, Howie Mandel and Dave Coulier. Animal mostly grunts or says his own name, throwing in a few other basic words.

He's not a big talker but he can really go nuts on the drums.

Question by player guitargoddess
6. Which of the following villains was the nemesis of Flash Gordon?

Answer: Ming the Merciless of Mongo

Ming the Merciless of Mongo opposed Flash Gordon in the comics, in theatrical serials, on television and in a motion picture adaptation. Killer Kane vexed Buck Rogers. Lex Luthor despised Superman. The Emperor Palpatine seems not to like anybody very much in the "Star Wars" series.

Question by player FatherSteve
7. Which comic strip primarily revolves around the frustrations of working in the micromanaging corporate world?

Answer: Dilbert

Scott Adams started writing "Dilbert" in 1989 as a satire about a dysfunctional office. Adams drew on his experiences of working in corporate America to create stereotypical characters from the incompetent boss to fellow workers who do just enough to stay off the radar. Dilbert, the main character, is the only one who seems normal.

He wears glasses and has a tie that always curls up. Dilbert also has a pet dog named Dogbert who is the most brilliant of all canines with plans of global domination.

Question by player BigTriviaDawg
8. You're playing wild card poker and the dealer calls "pregnant threes". What cards are wild?

Answer: threes, sixes, and nines

"Pregnant threes" refers to all threes, sixes, and nines being wild. It's not hard to get a very good hand when this game is called as there are twelve cards which are wild.

Question by player mayneeyak
9. From time to time, in Al Capp's "Li'l Abner," little cuddly white creatures shaped like bowling pins with legs appeared, only to be wiped out at the end of the story arc. Who were they?

Answer: Shmoos

Al Capp (1909-1979) created the Shmoos (his plural for them was "shmoon") as loveably beneficent animals who reproduced rapidly, grew fat easily, provided meat and eggs and butter (and laid cupcakes with chocolate frosting and the occasional cheesecake). Capp invented a lot of different creatures -- Nogoodniks, Mimikniks, the Money Ha-Ha, Shminks, Gobbleglops and Bashful Bulganiks -- but none were as popular as the Shmoos.

The perfection of his creation was demonstrated by the offense taken by both the political left and the political right, each thinking they were being ridiculed by shmoos.

Question by player FatherSteve
10. What is common to the following fabrics - calico, dungarees, cashmere and bengaline?

Answer: They are named after places in India.

Calico is a cotton fabric which originated in the city of Calicut (now renamed Kozhikode) in the 11th century. Dungarees originally referred to a coarse form of calico that was made near Dongari Killa in Bombay, but has now come to mean a type of overalls. Cashmere is obtained from the Cashmere goat and both are named after the Kashmir region. Bengaline, a corded fabric made of silk, wool or synthetic fibres, derives its name from the French translation of 'from Bengal'.

Question by player zorba_scank
Source: Author FTBot

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