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Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 19
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 19

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 19 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 #
416,188
Updated
Apr 11 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
853
Last 3 plays: Guest 70 (10/10), Guest 97 (9/10), Guest 216 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What letter of the English alphabet links a discovery by Wilhelm Röntgen and a science fiction TV series first airing in 1993?

Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which word synonymous with the number 144 is used in economics to describe income before deductions and expenses and also to express a feeling of disgust? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What does "Dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot" say?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What word links a royal residence at Windsor, a role played by Nathan Fillion and a move in chess? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. If a person is not very bright or notoriously inept, they said to be unable to walk and do what at the same time? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. To which one of the following does the title "Desperado" not apply? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. If someone gave you a "turducken", what would you be expected to do with it? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Changing the structure of a sentence from the traditional English order of subject-verb-object is known as anastrophe. Which of these popular culture characters is often guilty of speaking in this manner? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What do the things that Jo Stafford saw a-comin' when their sails were in sight in 1951, a TV show set on a cruise ship with a regular cast of crewmembers, and a 1927 Broadway musical by Kern and Hammerstein about a floating theatre have in common? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. People from which UK city are often called "Scousers"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What letter of the English alphabet links a discovery by Wilhelm Röntgen and a science fiction TV series first airing in 1993?

Answer: X

Wilhelm Röntgen won the 1901 Nobel Prize for physics when he first produced and detected a new form of electromagnetic radiation that he named X-rays. On discovering the potential of these, he took the first ever X-ray picture of his wife's hand. "The X-Files" was a U.S. science fiction series based on the premise that there are many unknown paranormal phenomena regularly investigated by a special FBI unit.

It ran for 9 seasons and quickly became a cult hit.

Question by player timence
2. Which word synonymous with the number 144 is used in economics to describe income before deductions and expenses and also to express a feeling of disgust?

Answer: Gross

Gross totals are commonly used to describe either business or personal income before taxes. Movie sales receipts are also commonly described by their gross total. A batch of 1,728 items is referred to as a great gross since it is a cubic dozen whereas a gross is a square dozen.

Question by player Triviaballer
3. What does "Dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot" say?

Answer: SOS

Morse code was developed by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail in 1835. It is a system of representing letters, numbers and punctuation marks by means of a signal sent intermittently.

Question by player Terry
4. What word links a royal residence at Windsor, a role played by Nathan Fillion and a move in chess?

Answer: Castle

Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, dates from the time of William the Conqueror. Fillion plays Richard Castle, a crime writer who 'helps' the New York Police Department in the television series "Castle". To castle in chess involves moving the king and one rook at the same time, with the king moving away from the centre of the board to a potentially less vulnerable position.

Question by player spanishliz
5. If a person is not very bright or notoriously inept, they said to be unable to walk and do what at the same time?

Answer: Chew gum

When a person cannot "walk and chew gum at the same time" it means that they are not very intelligent or capable. The phrase is said to have originated with President Lyndon Johnson, when he was speaking about future President Gerald Ford. Others report that what Johnson actually said was "Ford can't fart and chew gum at the same time."

Question by player daver852
6. To which one of the following does the title "Desperado" not apply?

Answer: A professional soccer team in Wales

Wales has never had a professional soccer team called "The Desperados" - we tend to stick to birds names: Cardiff (Bluebirds), Swansea (Swans) and Wrexham (Robins). The Robins, however, changed their nickname to the Dragons in the early 2000s.

Question by player Huw27
7. If someone gave you a "turducken", what would you be expected to do with it?

Answer: eat it

A turducken is a boned turkey containing a boned duck, which in turn contains a boned chicken. The name is used in North America. Elsewhere it is called a three-bird roast. Stuffing is sometimes used between the birds and inside the chicken. The cooking of such an elaborate roast - whether roasted, barbecued or grilled - is tricky.

The challenge is to present each of the component birds to their best advantage - making sure that the turkey is not over-cooked and dry, the chicken is cooked through, and the duck skin is crispy and not flabby.

A similar assemblage uses a goose instead of the turkey, and is called a gooducken.

Question by player Upstart3
8. Changing the structure of a sentence from the traditional English order of subject-verb-object is known as anastrophe. Which of these popular culture characters is often guilty of speaking in this manner?

Answer: Yoda

The Star Wars character of Yoda often alters the regular order of words in English. His sentences are grammatically correct, but the word order is changed to add a sense of foreignness to the language. Making language stand out like that is often the goal of the literary device known as anastrophe. You can read this Yoda quote, where this is apparent: "When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not."

Question by player trident
9. What do the things that Jo Stafford saw a-comin' when their sails were in sight in 1951, a TV show set on a cruise ship with a regular cast of crewmembers, and a 1927 Broadway musical by Kern and Hammerstein about a floating theatre have in common?

Answer: boat

Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston wrote "Shrimp Boats are a-comin'" in 1951. Weston's wife, Jo Stafford, recorded the song that same year. The reference was to the shrimp fleets of Louisiana. ABC's "The Loveboat" (1977-1990) was built around a cast of Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange, Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan. Like "Fantasy Island" which followed it, the guest stars changed weekly.

It ran ten seasons and three made-for-TV movies. "Show Boat" was composed by Jerome Kern and written by Oscar Hammerstein II in 1927.

They derived it from Edna Ferber's novel "Show Boat." It tells the realistic story of life on board the Cotton Blossom, a show boat on the Mississippi River, over a period of forty years. Some of the lyrics were written by P.G. Wodehouse.

Question by player FatherSteve
10. People from which UK city are often called "Scousers"?

Answer: Liverpool

The name is short for 'Lobscouse', which was a Scandinavian stew eaten by the sailors who visited the port at Liverpool. Local families adopted the dish, and then the name.

Question by player suzidunc
Source: Author FTBot

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