Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 11
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 11

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 11 Quiz


A mix of 10 General Knowledge 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 #
410,315
Updated
Sep 17 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
735
Last 3 plays: Brooklyn1447 (8/10), ozzz2002 (10/10), whowhen1 (9/10).
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1. What is a name associated with a product, or something you might find placed on a cow? Hint

a logo
a brand
a scratch
a bug

2. Do you know the term in common for: a spice, a bludgeon, a convenience store chain in the UK, and tear gas? Hint

Shillelagh
Spar
Mace
Fenugreek

3. Which of these refers to a hairstyle and something used by an apiarist? Hint

Mullet
Beehive
Mohawk
Bun

4. What do the inventor of Graham crackers, the pope at the time of the Council of Nicea, and a tuxedo cat in Looney Tunes often paired with Tweety Bird have in common? Hint

Alexander
Linus
Sylvester
Thomas

5. After September 11, 2001 a new skyscraper, One World Trade Center, became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere 3 November, 2014. What height commemorated the United States independence year? Hint

1451 feet
1250 feet
1776 feet
1642 feet

6. If I was going to a cotillion, which of the following would I be most likely to wear? Hint

Ball Gown
Jodhpurs
Galoshes
T-shirt

7. What colour would come to your mind if I mentioned the murex sea snail, the song "Smoke on the Water", and the vestments worn by priests during Lent? Hint

pink
green
grey
purple

8. I am a color. I am present in the flags of India and the UAE. I am also the color of a beluga whale, as well as a stoat in winter. What color am I? Hint

White
Blue
Red
Black

9. What do a novel about a man who is a soldier, a Supreme Court justice and the pope, the Reverend on "Thomas and Friends," and a satirical song about an English clergyman who changes his theology to keep his post as the church changes have in common? Hint

vicar
parson
priest
curate

10. If the long arm of the law caught you stealing leeks and daffodils from a greengrocer's shop and took you to the cop shop in a van marked Heddlu, which European country would you most likely be in? Hint

Finland
Wales
Latvia
Bulgaria


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is a name associated with a product, or something you might find placed on a cow?

Answer: a brand

Branding, that is to say placing an identifying mark upon, cattle is often identified with the American West and cattle drives of the late 19th century. Although other forms of identification such as ear tags and tattoos are now more common, the practice of branding is still in use today on all manner of livestock. Identifying specific products with trademarked names or logos is another form of branding, and the practice keeps the corporate world and the market-driven economy in business.

The Coca-Cola and McDonald's brands, for instance, are known worldwide.

Question by player Nealzineatser
2. Do you know the term in common for: a spice, a bludgeon, a convenience store chain in the UK, and tear gas?

Answer: Mace

Mace is one of the major convenience store chains in northern Europe. A mace can be a simple brutal weapon or a ceremonial knobbed staff. Mace the spice is actually taken from the outer part of the nutmeg seed. These days, you don't see tear gas or mace used all that often, but in the 60s it was the crowd control weapon of choice. Today, real mace is illegal in most places, replaced by pepper spray and the use of tasers.

Question by player uscgx2
3. Which of these refers to a hairstyle and something used by an apiarist?

Answer: Beehive

A beehive hairstyle usually involves backcombing the hair to give it a lot of height on top of the head. It was particularly popular in the 1960s. An apiarist is a beekeeper who looks after bees in hives. The hairstyle was named for its resemblance to a traditional beehive.

Question by player rossian
4. What do the inventor of Graham crackers, the pope at the time of the Council of Nicea, and a tuxedo cat in Looney Tunes often paired with Tweety Bird have in common?

Answer: Sylvester

Sylvester Graham (1794-1851) was an American Presbyterian minister who taught not only the Gospel but also vegetarianism and abstinence from alcohol. He invented Graham flour and promoted it because he believed it was healthier than bleached flours to which adulterants had been added. Pope Sylvester I, or Saint Sylvester, did not attend the Council of Nicea in 325 AD but approved of its edicts.

He is closely associated with Constantine but much of this may be legendary. Sylvester the Cat first appeared in a cartoon in 1945.

He was famously voiced by Mel Blanc and won three Academy Awards.

Question by player FatherSteve
5. After September 11, 2001 a new skyscraper, One World Trade Center, became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere 3 November, 2014. What height commemorated the United States independence year?

Answer: 1776 feet

Initially One World Trade Center was named Freedom Tower, in 2004. However, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officially renamed the building by its legal name One World Trade Center in March, 2009. It became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere on 3 November, 2014.

The building has 94 floors, with three floors of observation decks. The tower's spire completes the pinnacle height of 1,776 feet.

Question by player SLAPSHOT4
6. If I was going to a cotillion, which of the following would I be most likely to wear?

Answer: Ball Gown

A cotillion is a type of formal dance where young women are presented to society. Popular in the 18th and 19th centuries among the wealthy, they still occur today. The only thing on this list you would wear is a ball gown.

Question by player dcpddc478
7. What colour would come to your mind if I mentioned the murex sea snail, the song "Smoke on the Water", and the vestments worn by priests during Lent?

Answer: purple

Murex is the name commonly given to various species of sea snails of the Mediterranean Sea, from whose secretions the highly prized Tyrian purple dye was extracted. "Smoke on the Water" is the signature song of English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1972. Anglican and Catholic clergy wear purple vestments during Lent and Advent, as the colour is associated with penitence.

Question by player LadyNym
8. I am a color. I am present in the flags of India and the UAE. I am also the color of a beluga whale, as well as a stoat in winter. What color am I?

Answer: White

White is the color of light that has all possible wavelengths of the visible spectrum. It is the color of a polar bear's fur. Milk and pure snow are also white in color.

Question by player Saleo
9. What do a novel about a man who is a soldier, a Supreme Court justice and the pope, the Reverend on "Thomas and Friends," and a satirical song about an English clergyman who changes his theology to keep his post as the church changes have in common?

Answer: vicar

Walter F. Murphy was himself a Marine colonel, wounded and decorated in the Korean War, an Episcopal layman and a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University. One of his students was Samuel A. Alito Jr. His protagonist in "The Vicar of Christ" (1979) won the Medal of Honor for his deed in the Korean War, served as Chief Justice of the United States and was elected Pope Francis. On the television series "Thomas and Friends," the Reverend is a vicar whose vicarage adjoins a branch line. He saved Trevor the Traction Engine, when he was slated to be scrapped, by purchasing him and placing him in the vicarage orchard. "The Vicar of Bray" exists in many versions.

It makes fun of an Anglican vicar whose is perfectly willing to abandon one theology for another in order to stay in the good graces of the ecclesiastical leadership of the 1680s through the 1720s.

The song is very funny but can be fully enjoyed only by those who know what the changes in polity were during this period.

Question by player FatherSteve
10. If the long arm of the law caught you stealing leeks and daffodils from a greengrocer's shop and took you to the cop shop in a van marked Heddlu, which European country would you most likely be in?

Answer: Wales

Heddlu is police in Welsh. The use of Welsh remains strong in some parts of the country. The UK Office for National Statistics found in 2019 that just under 30 per cent of the population spoke it. Many official bodies produce documents and websites in Welsh as well as English.

Many road signs use both English and Welsh. And ymddiheuriadau to any Welsh people who were insulted by the stereotyping in the question; it was just to give a clue for the o'r tu allan.

Question by player darksplash
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