Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 12
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 12

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 12 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 #
410,754
Updated
Oct 29 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
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1. While visiting Russia, what would you do with a 'babushka'? Hint

Eat it
Read it
Drink it
Wear it

2. If you had a (or some) cassowary, what ought you properly do to/with it? Hint

eat it; it is tapioca
cook in it; it is a baking dish
feed it; it is a large bird
wear it; it is a priest's vestment

3. What space-related name is shared by a Samsung phone and a pro soccer team in Los Angeles? Hint

Comet
Pluto
Orbit
Galaxy

4. What do the celestial constellation Horologium, a 1945 American romantic drama starring Judy Garland (in a non-singing role) directed by Vincente Minnelli, and the nursery rhyme which begins "Hickory, dickory, dock" have in common? Hint

clock
hotel
housewife
knife

5. What is the common link between Robert Frost's 'Good fences' and a long running Australian TV Soap Opera that first aired in 1985? Hint

Two Roads
Neighbo(u)rs
Woods
Miles to Go

6. Which color brings to mind a "snake" that sang "Here I Go Again", a flag that stops fighting, and George R.R. Martin's "walkers"? Hint

White
Red
Black
Blue

7. What is the common colour of the ribbons that Harry Belafonte sang about, of the letter Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about and of a fever that mainly affects children? Hint

Indigo
Yellow
Blue
Scarlet

8. Which of these is most likely to wear a chasuble? Hint

Zulu warrior
Military general
Roman Catholic priest
Chef

9. In 2008, a 19 year old British teenager changed his name, which incorporated several superheroes. Which superheroes were not included in his new name? Hint

Wolverine and Superman
Spiderman and the Hulk
Batman and the Flash
Iron Man and Captain America

10. You have recently acquired an incunabulum! What should you do? Hint

Look for your reading glasses
Find an exorcist
Consult with a physician
Ask your vet what to feed it


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. While visiting Russia, what would you do with a 'babushka'?

Answer: Wear it

A babushka is normally worn by Russian peasant woman. It is a head scarf folded triangularly and tied under the chin. Babushka is also the name given to an elderly Russian woman or grandmother. It is also another name for a 'matryoshka' doll, a set of wooden dolls, decreasing in size and placed inside another.

Question by player Plodd
2. If you had a (or some) cassowary, what ought you properly do to/with it?

Answer: feed it; it is a large bird

The cassowary has the reputation as the most dangerous bird on the planet. It is a flightless bird which looks something like an emu. They live in northeastern Australia, in Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia, and on the Maluku Islands. The birds are shy and avoid people.

When confronted, the cassowary uses its large toe which ends in a dagger-like claw to kick with remarkable force. They have been known to kill people and dogs in this fashion.

Question by player FatherSteve
3. What space-related name is shared by a Samsung phone and a pro soccer team in Los Angeles?

Answer: Galaxy

Galaxy is the name of a line smartphones (and tablets) made by Samsung. The first model was released in 2009. The Los Angeles Galaxy began playing Major League Soccer in 1995. The club gained international attention in 2007 when they acquired one of the most famous soccer players in the world, David Beckham.

Question by player guitargoddess
4. What do the celestial constellation Horologium, a 1945 American romantic drama starring Judy Garland (in a non-singing role) directed by Vincente Minnelli, and the nursery rhyme which begins "Hickory, dickory, dock" have in common?

Answer: clock

The constellation Horologium was named because of its appearance imagined to be something like a pendulum clock. The name derives from the Greek for "hour teller." Vincente Minnelli directed his future wife in her first dramatic role in "The Clock" (the title in the UK was "Under the Clock.") The clock in question was that in the Hotel Astor on Times Square in New York City (which was demolished in 1967). The modern version of the nursery rhyme continues "The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down, Hickory, dickory, dock."


Question by player FatherSteve
5. What is the common link between Robert Frost's 'Good fences' and a long running Australian TV Soap Opera that first aired in 1985?

Answer: Neighbo(u)rs

The Australian TV Soap Opera 'Neighbours' is set in fictional Ramsay St. This show has introduced a vast array of Australian talent, many of whom have gone on to international success including singers Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia and Delta Goodrem and actors Craig McLachlan, Guy Pearce, Kimberly Davies and Margot Robbie.

In Frost's 1914 poem 'Mending Wall', the narrator's neighbor notes that 'Good fences make good neighbors'. The narrator queries why this is the case and what makes up a wall, to simply receive the same line in reply.

Question by player MikeMaster99
6. Which color brings to mind a "snake" that sang "Here I Go Again", a flag that stops fighting, and George R.R. Martin's "walkers"?

Answer: White

Whitesnake sang the earworm of a song "Here I Go Again", which had a music video that famously featured a scantily clad woman on a car. A white flag signals a surrender in battle. Lastly, George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series ("Game of Thrones" for the television version) features a type of undead figure called a "whitewalker".

Question by player merylfederman
7. What is the common colour of the ribbons that Harry Belafonte sang about, of the letter Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about and of a fever that mainly affects children?

Answer: Scarlet

The song 'Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)' was written by Evelyn Danzig and Jack Segal in 1949 and has been recorded by a number of artists, with the best-known version probably being the one by Harry Belafonte. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the book 'The Scarlet Letter' and it was published in 1850.

It was popular from the beginning and it has inspired a number of films and other works. Scarlet fever is very contagious and used to be common among children, at least in the UK, but is now less common and less severe.

It may start with flu-like symptoms then a reddish rash is likely to appear and overall the fever generally lasts up to about ten days.

Question by player misstified
8. Which of these is most likely to wear a chasuble?

Answer: Roman Catholic priest

A chasuble is the outermost garment worn by a priest while celebrating mass. Apart from Roman Catholic priests, those from Anglican and Lutheran denominations also wear it. This practice dates back to the 3rd century though it was only in the 8th century that the garment became reserved exclusively for use by the clergy.

Question by player zorba_scank
9. In 2008, a 19 year old British teenager changed his name, which incorporated several superheroes. Which superheroes were not included in his new name?

Answer: Iron Man and Captain America

George Garrat renamed himself "Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk And The Flash Combined". Captain Fantastic changed his name "for a bit of a laugh" by deed poll. He used the Legal Deed Poll Service, which charged him 10 for the legally-certified deed poll.

Question by player renboyski
10. You have recently acquired an incunabulum! What should you do?

Answer: Look for your reading glasses

An incunabulum, or incunable, is a European book or pamphlet that was printed prior to the year 1501. There are about 30,000 distinct incunabula known to exist, in numbers ranging from a single copy to to over 1,000. Perhaps the most famous incunabulum is the Gutenberg Bible, which was first printed in 1454 or 1455.

The majority of incunabula were printed in Italy or Germany, but examples are found from many countries.

Question by player daver852
Source: Author FTBot

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