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Eclectic Medley Trivia Quiz


Get ready! Your general knowledge fortitude will be tested with questions coming from every angle! Movies, music, comics, video games, literature, history...Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Okami31. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Okami31
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
410,737
Updated
Nov 24 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
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1. The band Earth, Wind and Fire would like you very much to remember the lyrics to one of their songs. It goes something like: "Do you remember / the 21st night of ______?"

Answer: (Name of a month)
2. In the 1993's "Fatal Attractions" storyline published by Marvel Comics, Professor X mindwipes Magneto in a fit of a rage, after the latter brutally rips the adamantium out of Wolverine's body. Which powerful psionic entity is accidentally created as a result of the fusion of psyches of the two leaders of mutants? Hint

M.O.D.O.K
Onslaught
Annihilus
Carnage

3. The "RDS-1" bomb detonated on August 29, 1949, marking it as the first nuclear weapon test performed by the Soviet Union. The Russians named the bomb "First Lightning" but what was the American codename counterpart, a cheeky reference to Stalin himself? Hint

Joe-1
Sad Tzar
Brittle Steel
Bortsch-8

4. In what city did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his historic "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963?

Washington, D.C.
Atlanta, Georgia

5. Tali'Zorah is a member of the quarian alien race in the "Mass Effect" series of games. She is always shown wearing an environmental suit that covers her whole body and face. What is the reason for her people always keeping their features hidden under full-body suits? Hint

Toxic skin spores
Very weak immune systems
Lack of a physical body
Secretly robots

6. In what TV show does the character of Roy Trenneman, played by Chris O'Dowd, often, and exasperatingly so, ask the people calling for help: "Have you tried turning it off and on again?". Hint

Peep Show
The IT Crowd
Mr. Robot
Master of None

7. In the sci-fi book "House of Suns" by Alastair Reynolds, the closest beings to normal humans are the shatterlings, clones of a particular woman in the past. There is a theme to the names of the shatterlings, with some examples being Purslane, Campion, Mezereon and Galingale. What do their names have in common? Hint

Names of alchemists
Names of flowers
Names of ancient kings
Names of demons

8. I have just found a Goblin Teasmade in the attic from the 1960s. What is it? Hint

A cheeky cooking book with pin-ups
A rotisserie/roaster portable oven
An automatic tea-making machine and alarm clock
A satirical fantasy book for older teens

9. The Internationale Spieltage SPIEL is the largest board games trade fair, taking place annually in Germany since 1983.
It is better known for the name of the city where it happens. Where is it held?
Hint

Ingolstadt
Düsseldorf
Cologne
Essen

10. Romansh is the fourth national language of this European nation, along with German, French and Italian. Which landlocked country is this? Hint

Germany
Switzerland
Monaco
Albania


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The band Earth, Wind and Fire would like you very much to remember the lyrics to one of their songs. It goes something like: "Do you remember / the 21st night of ______?"

Answer: September

Released in 1978, it became one of the most iconic songs from Earth, Wind and Fire. It was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2018 for preservation of culturally significant works and was number 65 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list, updated in 2021. You probably have heard it in countless weddings, parties and commercial advertisements.
2. In the 1993's "Fatal Attractions" storyline published by Marvel Comics, Professor X mindwipes Magneto in a fit of a rage, after the latter brutally rips the adamantium out of Wolverine's body. Which powerful psionic entity is accidentally created as a result of the fusion of psyches of the two leaders of mutants?

Answer: Onslaught

It is common in comics to show the high level of power of a new villain by having them effortlessly defeat a well-established strong character or two. Well, Onslaught's earlier appearances depicted it besting the physically nigh-unstoppable Juggernaut and one of the greatest telepaths in the Marvel universe, Jean Grey, after they both refused to be recruited by it. That was a very high bar the writers set and it took the collaboration of many heroes for them to come out victorious in the later engagements with this incredibly dangerous villain.
3. The "RDS-1" bomb detonated on August 29, 1949, marking it as the first nuclear weapon test performed by the Soviet Union. The Russians named the bomb "First Lightning" but what was the American codename counterpart, a cheeky reference to Stalin himself?

Answer: Joe-1

A few days later, on September 3, a weather-monitoring, American WB-29 airplane carrying special filters that could pick up radiological debris in its air sampling gathered the evidence that triggered many more corroborating flights. After much scientific consultation, a speech on September 23 from President Truman announced to the world that the Soviet Union had carried out such a test.

The Americans were surprised that the Soviet Union was already capable of making and testing nuclear bombs and in return, the Russians were astonished that the Americans had developed the technology to check for tell-tale detonation particles in the air. Unfortunately, all that confusion led to the Cold War intensifying from there on.
4. In what city did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his historic "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963?

Answer: Washington, D.C.

More than 200,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where the speech took place, in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
5. Tali'Zorah is a member of the quarian alien race in the "Mass Effect" series of games. She is always shown wearing an environmental suit that covers her whole body and face. What is the reason for her people always keeping their features hidden under full-body suits?

Answer: Very weak immune systems

The quarian people come from a planet with very little in the way of pathogens and they have lived for many years in spaceships away from their homeworld. Due to these factors, their immune systems are very compromised and they tend to get sick if intimately in contact with any other race or exposed to a non-sterile environment.

The only time Tali'Zorah's face is revealed in the main three games is in a photo she gifts the main character if her romantic event tree is pursued by the player-character. Bioware, the developer, had internal discussions throughout the series of whether to reveal her face or not, but their final decision of using a slightly modified stock photo of a real-life model was deemed disappointingly lazy by many fans. Fortunately, in 2021's "Mass Effect Legendary Edition", she was given an original look that was far better received.
6. In what TV show does the character of Roy Trenneman, played by Chris O'Dowd, often, and exasperatingly so, ask the people calling for help: "Have you tried turning it off and on again?".

Answer: The IT Crowd

Joining him in the main cast are Maurice Moss played by Richard Ayoade and Jen Barber played by Katherine Parkinson. Moss is his fellow IT tech down in their secluded department where few people come to bother them. Things change the day Jen joins them as their supervisor, having bluffed her way into the position with little to no IT knowledge, to their utter disbelief; however, she soon becomes their best help in resolving the many awkward social situations they stumble into.
7. In the sci-fi book "House of Suns" by Alastair Reynolds, the closest beings to normal humans are the shatterlings, clones of a particular woman in the past. There is a theme to the names of the shatterlings, with some examples being Purslane, Campion, Mezereon and Galingale. What do their names have in common?

Answer: Names of flowers

In the book, the main shatterling characters belong to the Gentian line, otherwise referred to as the House of Flowers.

"House of Suns" was a nominee for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2009.
8. I have just found a Goblin Teasmade in the attic from the 1960s. What is it?

Answer: An automatic tea-making machine and alarm clock

For when you want to suddenly rise from slumber with a raucous alarm and recover from the rude awakening with a freshly-brewed hot tea.
9. The Internationale Spieltage SPIEL is the largest board games trade fair, taking place annually in Germany since 1983. It is better known for the name of the city where it happens. Where is it held?

Answer: Essen

The Essen Spiel is the convention that most board game fans follow closely as new games are announced and release dates for hotly anticipated games are given. If you happen to be one of the more than 100,000 people attending yearly, you might even snag a copy of a new game ahead of the rest of the world!
10. Romansh is the fourth national language of this European nation, along with German, French and Italian. Which landlocked country is this?

Answer: Switzerland

Allegra! Less than 0.5% of Switzerland speaks Romansh, and they are mostly concentrated on the canton of Graubünden, otherwise known as the Grisons. It was officially recognized as a national language in 1938.
Source: Author Okami31

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