Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 13
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 13

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 13 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 #
411,010
Updated
Nov 18 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
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Plays
709
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1. What nickname connects the state of Iowa and the television show "M*A*S*H"? Hint

Buckeye
Beehive
Badger
Hawkeye

2. Hodmedod, Mommet and Bwbach are names for this crop protector (to protect against crows), which is also a character from "The Wizard of Oz". Hint

Toto
Munchkin
Cowardly Lion
Scarecrow

3. Which royal title could also be associated with a rock band, a New York City borough and the mother of all bees? Hint

Princess
Empress
Czarina
Queen

4. What do the First and Second Battles of Manassas, the bailiff played by Richard Moll on "Night Court" and a 1980 American film biography of boxer Jake LaMotta have in common? Hint

turk
bull
track
stone

5. Mysophobia (or misophobia) is the fear of what? Hint

soup
exercise
pottery and china
dirt and germs

6. Who or what were Sukarno and Suharto? Hint

Astronauts from Japan
Former presidents of Indonesia
Former names of Burma and China
Mongolian submarines

7. What do a person loathed by criminals for informing to the police, a salon comb with a fine-tooth comb on one end and a long straight thin handle, and the first of the twelve animals on the Chinese zodiac occurring in 2008 and 2020 have in common? Hint

canary
rat
bird's tail
pig

8. What word is both a play by Harold Pinter and a song first performed by Kool & the Gang? Hint

Party
Celebration
Joy
Invitation

9. What do a 1964 Burt Bacharach-Hal David song sung by Brook Benton for a movie of the same name, a way of educating children outside the formal academic environment, and a 2012 novel by Toni Morrison about Korean-War era racism have in common? Hint

angel
heaven
home
lessons

10. The expression "mad as a hatter" comes from the fact that mercury was used in making felt for hats, and hatters frequently suffered from mercury poisoning, What other profession was at risk for mercury poisoning? Hint

Blacksmiths
Tailors
Chimney sweeps
Goldsmiths


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What nickname connects the state of Iowa and the television show "M*A*S*H"?

Answer: Hawkeye

Hawkeye was the nickname of Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce who was played by Alan Alda on television. Hawkeye Pierce was the only character to appear in every episode of M*A*S*H. Hawkeye is the state nickname of Iowa while the wrong answers, badger, beehive and buckeye, are the nicknames of Wisconsin, Utah and Ohio respectively.

Question by player candy-pop
2. Hodmedod, Mommet and Bwbach are names for this crop protector (to protect against crows), which is also a character from "The Wizard of Oz".

Answer: Scarecrow

Other ways of eliminating unwanted birds from fields include using aluminized film ribbons that create shimmers in the sun and propane-powered noise guns.

Question by player IAMMAGIK7
3. Which royal title could also be associated with a rock band, a New York City borough and the mother of all bees?

Answer: Queen

Queen is the name of an English rock band who have enjoyed worldwide success over a number of years since their formation in 1970. Their hits include "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Radio Ga Ga".
Queens is the largest of New York City's boroughs and, in 2017, the second largest in population with over 2.3 million people. It also enjoys a large population of aircraft, being home to both JFK International and LaGuardia Airports.
In most bee species, the queen is usually the exclusive mother of all bees within a hive. She becomes a queen bee (with a larger abdomen than other bees) by being fed exclusively on royal
jelly. She is capable of laying 1500 to 2000 eggs per day. Imagine having to name them all!


Question by player Xanadont
4. What do the First and Second Battles of Manassas, the bailiff played by Richard Moll on "Night Court" and a 1980 American film biography of boxer Jake LaMotta have in common?

Answer: bull

The First (21 July 1861) and Second (28-30 August 1862) Battles of Bull Run, also known in the Confederacy as the Battles of Manasses, were fought in Prince William County, Virginia. Both ended adversely to the Union forces. Richard Moll portrayed Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon on the ABC comedy television series "Night Court." His was a gentle-giant character who was not bright but devoted to Judge Harry Stone. Jake LaMotta wrote his memoir "Raging Bull: My Story" (1970) which was turned into a motion picture by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin. Martin Scorsese directed Robert DeNiro in the lead.

Question by player FatherSteve
5. Mysophobia (or misophobia) is the fear of what?

Answer: dirt and germs

It is considered an obsessive-compulsive disorder. People with mysophobia feel the need to protect themselves from contamination and may constantly clean their environment. Howard Hughes probably had this idiosyncrasy.

Question by player debodun
6. Who or what were Sukarno and Suharto?

Answer: Former presidents of Indonesia

Sukarno was the first president of Indonesia after the country gained independence from the Netherlands. He ruled the country from 1945 until 1967. Haji Mohamed Suharto ruled Indonesia from 1967 to 1998.

Question by player wellenbrecher
7. What do a person loathed by criminals for informing to the police, a salon comb with a fine-tooth comb on one end and a long straight thin handle, and the first of the twelve animals on the Chinese zodiac occurring in 2008 and 2020 have in common?

Answer: rat

Members of a criminal subculture who have and provide information to the police are variously called rat, snitch, informant, C.I. (for "confidential informant:), spy, stoolie, canary, narc or nark. The act of informing is particularly despicable in the criminal community.

In the salon as well as at home, a rat-tail comb is useful as a sectioning device, for backcombing and styling. The fore end is a typical fine-tooth comb while the handle is a thin pointed tool especially useful in sectioning the hair. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rat are blessed by the colours blue, gold and green, by the numbers two and three, and by the flowers lily and African violet. Rats tend to be witty, quick learners, good with their hands, and lovely but are neither good leaders nor industrious.

Question by player FatherSteve
8. What word is both a play by Harold Pinter and a song first performed by Kool & the Gang?

Answer: Celebration

Kool & the Gang first performed the song "Celebration" in 1980, on their record "Celebrate!". The song has been covered by several artists since, including a successful version released by Kylie Minogue in 1992.

Question by player timence
9. What do a 1964 Burt Bacharach-Hal David song sung by Brook Benton for a movie of the same name, a way of educating children outside the formal academic environment, and a 2012 novel by Toni Morrison about Korean-War era racism have in common?

Answer: home

Bacharach and David wrote "A House is Not a Home" for the 1964 movie of the same name, starring Shelley Winters and Richard Todd. It was recorded the same year by Dionne Warwick, which split the airplay on radio. Luther Vandross revived the song in 1981 and had popular success.

Many societies struggled to expand formal schooling from something available only to the most privileged classes to something universally available (and, in some places, required) of all children. Dissatisfaction with public education has led some people to withdraw their children from school and teach them at home. Home schooling may have a religious and/or political component, as well as an academic agenda.

In "Home," Frank Money discovers that the America for which he fought in the Korean War is more segregated than the modern U.S. Army. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Question by player FatherSteve
10. The expression "mad as a hatter" comes from the fact that mercury was used in making felt for hats, and hatters frequently suffered from mercury poisoning, What other profession was at risk for mercury poisoning?

Answer: Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths were often called upon to gild, or coat, silver or base metal objects with gold. This was done by preparing a mixture of gold and mercury called an amalgam, which resembled a paste. The object to be gilded would be covered with the amalgam, and then heated to boil off the mercury, leaving a layer of pure gold behind.

This process, called fire gilding, produced beautiful results, but often caused mercury poisoning among goldsmiths. Inhaling mercury vapors can cause brain damage, and kidney failure. Today, electroplating has replaced fire gilding in most applications.

Question by player daver852
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