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Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 16
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 16

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 16 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 #
415,104
Updated
Jan 08 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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1245
Last 3 plays: Guest 76 (6/10), Guest 97 (7/10), sophiedog19441 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is the connection between the flag of Albania, the flag of Mexico and a Lunar landing module? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. GMT, BST, and EDT are all what? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which word best fits into these blank spaces: "The _____ Who Came To Dinner," "The ____Who Fell To Earth," "The _____Who Knew Too Much," and "The _____Who Would Be King"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What forename, which means 'watchful', is shared by the voluptuous wife of cartoon character Roger Rabbit and a super sleuth with the surname Fletcher? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. My neighbor invoked a quasi-religious superstition to help sell her home by burying a statue of Jesus's foster father in her yard. A statue of which saint did she bury? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I am found in an orange, on dice, and in a great book. I can signal the time, or indicate rank. What the Dickens am I? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A US naval officer promoted up through enlisted ranks, a 1966 Wilson Picket R&B "Sally" song, and a defunct brothel in Nevada all share an animal name. What is it? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What word connects the 1996 US Olympic women's gymnastics team, a famous stretch of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, and a clairvoyant alter ego of Johnny Carson? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Uncle Sam is to United States of America as ____ is to the Philippines. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What item, ubiquitous in modern offices, is believed to have been invented by US statesman, Thomas Jefferson? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the connection between the flag of Albania, the flag of Mexico and a Lunar landing module?

Answer: Eagle

Albania's flag features a double-headed eagle, Mexico's flag has an eagle holding a snake and Eagle was the name of the first craft to make a landing on the moon in 1969.

Question by player gme24
2. GMT, BST, and EDT are all what?

Answer: Time Zones

GMT is Greenwich Mean Time, the time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.
BST is British Summer Time, which is one hour ahead of GMT, and the time used in the UK between the end of March and the end of October each year.
EDT is Eastern Daylight Time, which is five hours behind GMT, and is used in Eastern Canada, Eastern USA, and parts of Central and South America, during the months in which Daylight Savings Time is in effect.

Question by player ClarkyB
3. Which word best fits into these blank spaces: "The _____ Who Came To Dinner," "The ____Who Fell To Earth," "The _____Who Knew Too Much," and "The _____Who Would Be King"?

Answer: Man

"The Man Who Came To Dinner" is a 1939 play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (and a 1942 comedy film starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, and Monty Wooley) about a show business personality, Sheridan Whiteside, who slips on the ice outside the Stanley's home, breaks a leg, and insists on recuperating at their home during the Christmas holidays. Whiteside soon dominates the household and everyone who visits. "The Man Who Fell To Earth" is a 1963 novel by Walter Tevis, and a 1976 science fiction film directed by Nicholas Roeg, about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth and becomes extremely wealthy. "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

A British couple vacationing in Switzerland with their daughter receive from a dying agent some vital information to be given to the British government.

The killers kidnap their daughter to insure their silence. The original 1934 film starred Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, and Edna Best; in 1956, Hitchcock remade the film with James Stewart and Doris Day (the two versions are different in many plot details, tone, and setting). "The Man Who Would Be King" is a 1975 film adapted from Rudyard Kipling's novella of the same name. Directed by John Huston, it stars Sean Connery, Michael Caine, and Christopher Plummer, and traces the adventures of two former non-commissioned officers in the Indian Army who go in search of adventure and become kings of Kafirstan.

Question by player lowtechmaster
4. What forename, which means 'watchful', is shared by the voluptuous wife of cartoon character Roger Rabbit and a super sleuth with the surname Fletcher?

Answer: Jessica

Hebrew in origin, the name Jessica means 'watchful', and is widely believed to have been created by William Shakespeare, who used it in his play "The Merchant of Venice". Jessica Fletcher is a fictional character who was the main focus of the television series "Murder, She Wrote", on which she wrote crime novels to keep her occupied during her retirement, while also solving crimes on the side. Finally, Jessica Rabbit is the cartoon character who was married to Roger Rabbit, the star of the 1988 film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Known for her curvaceous figure, Jessica Rabbit went on to become quite a sex symbol, and even rivalled the legendary Betty Boop.

Question by player poshprice
5. My neighbor invoked a quasi-religious superstition to help sell her home by burying a statue of Jesus's foster father in her yard. A statue of which saint did she bury?

Answer: St. Joseph

There is even a specific prayer to enhance the benefit of the procedure. Some vendors sell kits of various paraphernalia used during the superstition.

Question by player lrjensen
6. I am found in an orange, on dice, and in a great book. I can signal the time, or indicate rank. What the Dickens am I?

Answer: Pip

The seeds of an orange are called pips, as are the spots on dice. The Greenwich Time Signals broadcast by BBC radio stations are known as pips. Pips can be used on military uniforms to denote rank, notably on British Army Officer uniforms (although the proper term is stars). Pip was also the name of the main character in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations".

Question by player Flamis
7. A US naval officer promoted up through enlisted ranks, a 1966 Wilson Picket R&B "Sally" song, and a defunct brothel in Nevada all share an animal name. What is it?

Answer: Mustang

The US armed services use the term 'mustang' for officers who started their careers within enlisted ranks; a mustang did not attend a Military Academy. "Mustang Sally" has become a rhythm and blues staple covered by bands as diverse as The Coasters, Phish and Bruce Springsteen. And lastly, Nevada's well-known (and now defunct) Mustang Ranch, the first legal house of ill repute in the state.

Question by player uscgx2
8. What word connects the 1996 US Olympic women's gymnastics team, a famous stretch of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, and a clairvoyant alter ego of Johnny Carson?

Answer: Magnificent

Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow, Jaycie Phelps, and Amanda Borden were dubbed the Magnificent Seven during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia and subsequently won the women's first team gold medal in US Olympic history.

The Magnificent Mile is Chicago's largest shopping district containing over 400 stores, more than 250 restaurants, and dozens of hotels and other attractions and historical buildings.

Carson introduced Carnac the Magnificent, a clumsy fortune-teller dressed in a long cape and large turban, in 1964.

Question by player bmrsnr
9. Uncle Sam is to United States of America as ____ is to the Philippines.

Answer: Juan dela Cruz

In the early 1900s, a journalist from Scotland named Robert McCulloch Dick worked as an editor and publisher for the Philippines free press ("Manila Times"). He coined the name "Juan dela Cruz" because it was the most common name in the country during his time.

Question by player euab
10. What item, ubiquitous in modern offices, is believed to have been invented by US statesman, Thomas Jefferson?

Answer: Swivel chair

Thomas Jefferson created the first swivel chair by modifying an English-style Windsor chair to add movement. It is believed that he drafted the US Declaration of Independence while using this chair. Jefferson's creation is now in the possession of the American Philosophical Society.

Question by player zorba_scank
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