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Quiz about Things I Learned From Reading 3
Quiz about Things I Learned From Reading 3

Things I Learned From Reading 3 Quiz


I've been doing some more reading and I wanted to share some fruits from my labors.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author Betleguise

A multiple-choice quiz by pennie1478. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
pennie1478
Time
3 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
82,769
Updated
Mar 13 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
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Question 1 of 10
1. What does the 'V' stand for in the acronym HVAC?


Question 2 of 10
2. The ghillie suit comes from the word gillie meaning what in Scottish? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 2022, who wrote and sang "Anti-Hero"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Christ the Redeemer statue stands tall in what South American city? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who first said, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Ingenuity is a small aircraft that NASA sent to Mars in 2020. By what nickname does Ingenuity go by at NASA? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Matthew Perry's 2022 memoir is titled " ______, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing". What is the missing word?

Answer: (No one told you life was going to be this way. )
Question 8 of 10
8. Palme D'Or is the biggest movie award given out at the end of which film festival? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. On "Baretta", what was the name of Baretta's cockatoo?


Question 10 of 10
10. Aviophobia is the fear of what? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What does the 'V' stand for in the acronym HVAC?

Answer: Ventilation

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) is the system that moves heat and air through a building as small as a house or as big as a stadium. An HVAC system works because it has three parts: a heating unit, a cooling unit, and an air duct.

To warm a house, air is pulled in by a heat pump and heated by coils. The air is heated to the desired temperature and blown into the house. To cool a house, air is pulled over coils that are filled with refrigerant and then blown into the house. With heated and chilled air, any bad gasses are expelled before the air is blown into the house.
2. The ghillie suit comes from the word gillie meaning what in Scottish?

Answer: Outdoor servant

The first ghillie suits worn in combat were by British soldiers during the Second Boer War. Soldiers use ghillie suits to blend into their surroundings and not be seen by the enemy.

The ghillie suit comes from the Scottish word gillie which means outdoor servant. British soldiers were the first to use the ghillie suit in combat, but gamekeepers in Scotland were the first to use ghillie suits as a way to camouflage themselves while hunting.
3. In 2022, who wrote and sang "Anti-Hero"?

Answer: Taylor Swift

"Anti-Hero" was written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff (who also sang back-up) for her 2022 album "Midnights". During a "Billboard" interview, Taylor spoke about how her new album deals with lyrics on insecurities she has about herself. "Anti-Hero" became a number one song in the UK and US.

Taylor wrote and directed the video for the song. Besides Taylor, the video starred comedians Mike Birbiglia and John Early as well as actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis.
4. Christ the Redeemer statue stands tall in what South American city?

Answer: Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer stands on top of Mount Corcovado, which is part of the rain forest in Rio. It was sculpted by Paul Landowski for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Brazil. Christ the Redeemer was built by a Brazilian engineer named Heitor da Silva Costa with help from a French engineer named Albert Caquot. The face of Christ the Redeemer was created by a Romanian artist named Gheorghe Leonida.

At first the statue was going to be of Christ carrying a cross and a globe, but the idea was nixed and instead a statue of Christ the Redeemer with his hands spread out was chosen. The cornerstone was laid in April 1922. The statue was completed and dedicated in October of 1931.
5. Who first said, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?

Answer: Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope put the phrase in his 1711 book "An Essay on Criticism". He meant there are people that will impetuously do something and get into trouble; while there are other people who will think about the situation first before acting.

E.M. Forster used Alexander Pope's line for the title of his 1905 novel about an English widow who marries an Italian gentleman and suffers tragedy and loss.
6. Ingenuity is a small aircraft that NASA sent to Mars in 2020. By what nickname does Ingenuity go by at NASA?

Answer: Ginny

Ingenuity was launched on July 30, 2020 to Mars as a test to see if flight could be possible on Mars. The small aircraft was attached to the Perseverance rover when it was launched. In April 2021, Ingenuity landed on Mars and became the first aircraft to make a controlled flight to another planet.

The aircraft runs by itself because it is millions of miles away from Earth and would be impossible to control by joystick in real time. Ingenuity has been helping NASA explore the Jezero Crater on Mars.
7. Matthew Perry's 2022 memoir is titled " ______, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing". What is the missing word?

Answer: Friends

Matthew Perry's two-hundred fifty page memoir is about his time on "Friends", his many relationships (lovers), his sixty-five trips to rehab and the drugs he took that sent him to rehab (big terrible thing). Matthew's memoir was released on November 1, 2022 and his interview with Diane Sawyer took place on October 28, 2022.
8. Palme D'Or is the biggest movie award given out at the end of which film festival?

Answer: Cannes

The Palme D'Or is the biggest award given out at the end of the Cannes film festival in France. It is awarded to the best movie director. The Palme D'Or award was first given out in 1955 for "Marty". The award was designed by a jeweler named Lucien Lazone to resemble the palm which is on the coat of armor for Cannes.

The design was then sent to a sculptor named Sébastian. After the award was given out in 1955, it wasn't awarded again until 1975.
9. On "Baretta", what was the name of Baretta's cockatoo?

Answer: Fred

Fred was a Triton cockatoo that lived with Anthony Vincenzo Baretta in Apartment 2C of the King Edward Hotel. Fred was played by La-La and her trainer was Ray Berwick. When Fred first starred on "Baretta", she was a mynah bird, but Ray showed the "Baretta" producers one of his cockatoos and Beretta's Fred suddenly became a Triton cockatoo. Fred (AKA: La-La) had a stunt double named Harold. When Harold died during season two, Pookie and Flying Sweetheart took over as La-La's stunt doubles.
10. Aviophobia is the fear of what?

Answer: Flying

Aviophobia is the fear of flying. Forty percent of people have aviophobia in the United States and out of that only five percent have aviophobia so severe that they can't get on an airplane.

Tom Bunn runs a program called SOAR that helps people with their aviophobia. He puts aviophobics into two categories: aviophobics afraid to die in a crash and aviophobics who are also claustrophobic. SOAR began in 1982 and met at La Guardia airport in New York, but has since moved away from having meetings at airports. Tom uses three methods to help aviophobics: talk about the fear of flying, teach the mechanics of flying, and work through the anxiety that comes with flying.
Source: Author pennie1478

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