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Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 20
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 20

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 20 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 #
416,563
Updated
May 23 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
819
Last 3 plays: Jane57 (10/10), Kat1982 (6/10), Guest 50 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What do Cain and Abel's father in the Book of Genesis, the 20th largest giant sequoia in the world, and Spencer Tracy as lawyer husband, opposite Katharine Hepburn, as lawyer wife, in a 1949 comedy have in common?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Bicycle, deadbolt, and combination are all varieties of which of the following articles? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This grass can be used for building, textiles, weapons, writing material and even flooring. What is it? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is the common link between one of Santa's reindeer and 'arrows of love'? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Katydids are common in some rural areas of North America. What is a katydid? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What word can mean to tilt laterally or inwardly, a place to deposit money, and a steep natural incline? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. How did Martin Farkas, sole survivor of a deadly 2006 plane crash in Hungary, manage to escape death? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. According to color theory, examples of colors that look good together are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel, like red and green. What are these types of colors called? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of these is NOT a correct definition of the word "mole"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In a nautical sense, as on a cruise liner, what is the meaning of "brightwork"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What do Cain and Abel's father in the Book of Genesis, the 20th largest giant sequoia in the world, and Spencer Tracy as lawyer husband, opposite Katharine Hepburn, as lawyer wife, in a 1949 comedy have in common?

Answer: Adam

According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, both Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. In Genesis, "Adam" can mean either "the man" or "mankind." The Adam Tree is the 20th largest giant sequoia in the world. It stands over 270 feet tall in the Mountain Home Grove, located in the Sequoia National Forest in eastern California.

It was named in 1884. Adam Bonner is a lawyer who finds himself opposite his lawyer wife, Amanda, in George Cukor's "Adam's Rib." Ruth Gordon (the actress) and Garson Kanin were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for this film.

Question by player FatherSteve
2. Bicycle, deadbolt, and combination are all varieties of which of the following articles?

Answer: Locks

These are just a few of the many varieties of locks. A bicycle lock is a u-shaped device with a crossbar that locks a bicycle or bicycle rack and is usually very strong. A deadbolt lock is a lock used on house doors that is more resistant to entry by a lock pick than a regular spring-bolt lock.

A combination lock is a lock in which a sequence of numbers or letters is used to open the lock; they are often seen on school lockers.

Question by player dcpddc478
3. This grass can be used for building, textiles, weapons, writing material and even flooring. What is it?

Answer: Bamboo

Bamboo varies in types and sizes and is the quickest growing grass. Bamboo has been used extensively in Asia with uses including scaffolding, water pipes, bridges, housing and fencing. Textiles include the bamboo fibres being manufactured into clothing and haberdashery. Weapons include simple poles to more advanced swords and knives, bows and blowguns. Writing materials are widely used for written documents and artwork. Last but not least a modern version of flooring using bamboo has become popular as it is hard wearing and easy to install. Worthwhile to check out how versatile bamboo is.

Question by player ClaudiaCat
4. What is the common link between one of Santa's reindeer and 'arrows of love'?

Answer: Cupid

Cupid is one of Santa's reindeer; Cupid is also the Roman god of desire and erotic love. Cupid compels love and desire by striking the victim with an arrow fired from his bow. Cupid is the son of Venus and Mars and hence is sometimes ruled by his maternal side (loving) and sometimes by his paternal side (vengeful).

The Greek equivalent of Cupid is Eros.

Question by player MikeMaster99
5. Katydids are common in some rural areas of North America. What is a katydid?

Answer: A grasshopper-like insect

Katydids are insects of the family Tettigoniidae, and are also called long-horned grasshoppers or bush-crickets. Whilst they resemble grasshoppers, they are more closely related to crickets, and have much longer antennae than true grasshoppers. There are over 250 types of katydid in North America, but more than 6,400 species worldwide, with most living in tropical areas.

In Uganda, the species "Ruspolia baileyi" (called "nsenene" by locals) is considered to be a delicacy.

Question by player Wizzid
6. What word can mean to tilt laterally or inwardly, a place to deposit money, and a steep natural incline?

Answer: Bank

Bank is an interesting word because of its multiple origins in language. To tilt laterally or inwardly as in 'banking a plane' seems to have originated in the Scandinavian languages and in Middle English. A place to deposit money derives from the Old Italian word 'banca', meaning bench or moneychanger's table.

Question by player humbugs
7. How did Martin Farkas, sole survivor of a deadly 2006 plane crash in Hungary, manage to escape death?

Answer: He was on the toilet in the plane

First Lieutenant, Martin Farkas, of the Slovak Air Force was the sole survivor of a tragic 2006 air crash in Hungary on January, 2006. The plane is thought to have veered off course by three kilometres and began its descent to its destination too early. All other passengers and crew members on board were killed instantly, but Martin survived because he was sitting on the plane's toilet at the time. All things considered, sitting on the loo during such a terrifying experience would come in VERY handy, don't you agree?

Question by player Creedy
8. According to color theory, examples of colors that look good together are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel, like red and green. What are these types of colors called?

Answer: Complementary colors

Complementary colors are those which are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. When mixed together, they produce neutral colors like white or black. When used side by side, they create maximum contrast, are vibrant and reinforce each other. Consequently, pairs of complementary colors are widely used in art and design. Analogous colors are three colors which are next to each other on the color wheel.

Question by player napierslogs
9. Which of these is NOT a correct definition of the word "mole"?

Answer: a gangster's accomplice or girlfriend

A gangster's (female) accomplice and/or ladyfriend is called a "moll" or sometimes "gun moll", a term that originated in Britain from the name Molly. The thickset moles of the family Talpidae live in North America and Eurasia, have poor eyesight, and may dig tunnels as fast as 15 feet per hour.

In chemistry, the mole or "mol" is used for measuring large quantities of atoms and molecules (One mole of atoms is 6.02214076 10^23 of them). Moles on the skin are clusters of melanocytes, and they may be benign or malignant, so it is best to see a doctor if you are concerned about any moles you find.

Question by player gracious1
10. In a nautical sense, as on a cruise liner, what is the meaning of "brightwork"?

Answer: polished woodwork and metals

This came from the American, in about 1835 - 1845, it derives from "bright" plus "work". All plain, oiled and varnished woodwork on all ships must be kept scoured and treated on a regular basis. The same holds for the polished metals on a ship.

Question by player habitsowner
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