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  Correlation vs. Causation    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
To most people the difference between correlation and causation is a blurry line, one that is difficult to distinguish. Other lines are easier to differentiate. Match the correct line with the definition given.
Easier, 10 Qns, leith90, Jun 18 21
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Jun 18 21
453 plays
  Oxymorons I have Known and Loved   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Oxymorons are figures of speech composed of contradictory terms. They can either be deliberately created for artistic effect, or just entertaining malapropisms. This quiz looks at a few of each.
Easier, 10 Qns, austinnene, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
1151 plays
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Nietzsche said, "The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them." Here are 20 questions that will categorically test your memory.
Average, 20 Qns, reedy, Jul 31 23
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Jul 31 23
1060 plays
  Gestures of Love   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes, to show how much you love someone, you need to give a gift or make a motion or do something spectacular. Here are ten such instances that have occurred over time. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 04 18
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Feb 04 18
575 plays
  Set   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word 'set' has the most definitions in the English language, at over 400, clearly setting a record. I've decided to set a quiz on all things related to 'set', and I've collected a set of 10 questions to get you in the mindset. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, eburge, Aug 25 17
eburge gold member
Aug 25 17
760 plays
  Heroic Failures editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Success, says author Stephen Pile, is overrated. Below are examples of things which failed, misfired, or just didn't get the point of the exercise. The questions are taken from Pile's "The Book of Heroic Failures" and "The Return of Heroic Failures".
Difficult, 10 Qns, jeffa, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
5096 plays
  Lay Down the Law   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
People have given their names to various laws in subjects ranging from science to sport, some of which are serious, others just for fun. Can you match these laws with the correct names?
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 21 17
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Dec 21 17
459 plays
  Anastrophe is the Enemy!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Writers don't keep things simple, do they? In this quiz, we're going to look at some literary and poetic devices from all over the place and I'm going to tell you why they're not our friends.
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 08 18
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Sep 08 18
287 plays
  War Comedy in Western Civilization. What Fun!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
War is often brought on by hatred, envy, greed and fear and results in terror and suffering. Humor is one very human response to that.
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 03 18
Feb 03 18
371 plays
  Trivia About Trivia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is not a quiz on this site simply about trivia itself, so let's see how much everyone knows about the basis of this website! All information is from Ken Jennings' book "Brainiac".
Tough, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
1197 plays
  Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers subjects from gun control and divorce to HIV and advertising, but the uniting theme is the manipulation of statistics. As the Hon. W. Richard Walton Sr. once said, "42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot."
Tough, 10 Qns, skylarb, Aug 24 20
Aug 24 20
4296 plays
  Exodus   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A book, a film, a piece of music, an event. All the answers in this quiz are related to an exodus of one sort or another.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 17 17
Aug 17 17
566 plays
  The Wise Know They are But Fools   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Team Wisdom of the Fool presents a 20-question quiz, one question from each of the 20 FT categories, that centers around a theme of showing wisdom or explaining foolishness. We hope you join us on our journey of discovery and enjoy our quiz.
Average, 20 Qns, adam36, Jul 19 22
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Jul 19 22
793 plays
  Less Filling! Tastes Great!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Less Filling! Tastes Great!" has become synonymous in the US for a never-ending debate on something that really has no correct answer. This quiz has 10 questions related to other constantly debated issues.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Jun 18 22
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Jun 18 22
1357 plays
  To Err is Human   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Comedy Of Errors team is proud to bring you a look at some of life's less than fine moments.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 23 22
Feb 23 22
1690 plays
  It's So Fascinating!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You're getting sleeeeepy... This quiz is about all manner of things that seem fascinating and mesmerizing in their own right, and when I snap my fingers, you'll wake up and get your score. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Nov 27 17
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Nov 27 17
522 plays
  Crossing The Line   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cheats never prosper so the saying goes. Let's remind ourselves of some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Dec 07 18
480154st gold member
Dec 07 18
368 plays
  She was Covered in Lace and Glory   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many brides wear lace on their wedding day, and bask in the glory of being the centre of attention. The questions in this quiz are based around the theme of weddings.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 26 17
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Aug 26 17
847 plays
  Plagiarise This   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Broadly speaking, to plagiarise is to copy or reproduce part or all of the work of another without giving due credit. With that said, let's jump right in before someone copies this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Jan 22 18
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Jan 22 18
440 plays
  Journey of Errors   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive" (Robert Louis Stevenson). Come with the Comedy of Errors as they explore that theme.
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Sep 30 18
Sep 30 18
2726 plays
  Is it Code Enough for You?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The simple English word "code" has loads of meanings, both as a noun and a verb. How many of them can you sort out of this quiz?
Easier, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Jun 06 23
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Jun 06 23
854 plays
  Matching Ologies   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here's a test of how good your Latin or Ancient Greek is. Match the list of topics to the various fields of study.
Easier, 10 Qns, suomy, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
591 plays
  A FunTrivia Endurance Race   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
It will take some endurance to complete this endurance quiz, that looks at endurance and longevity across all 20 FunTrivia categories.
Average, 20 Qns, George95, Apr 22 23
George95 gold member
Apr 22 23
904 plays
  Smells Like Team Spirit - A Guild Tribute   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the Quiz Makers Guild we value team spirit highly, a quality epitomised by the much-missed socalmiguel. In his honour we present ten fragrant examples of what can be achieved when you all pull together (and what can happen when you don't!)
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 26 17
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Aug 26 17
833 plays
  A Plague on Both Your Houses   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", Mercutio called for "a plague on both your houses" when he was mortally wounded by a Capulet. Feuds between families, groups and even nations are a constant in human history--both in fiction and reality.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Aug 17 17
Calpurnia09 gold member
Aug 17 17
621 plays
  It's a Wonderful World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I wonder how I came up with this one wonderful idea for a themed quiz?
Easier, 10 Qns, mike32768, Aug 20 20
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Aug 20 20
378 plays
  Less Tax, of Course   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions in this quiz deal with the word "tax". These three consecutive letters will be found in either the question or the answer of each question. Let's see how much this quiz taxes your brain cells!
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
1223 plays
  Martial and Other Arts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The word "art" or "arts" connects all the questions in this quiz.
Average, 20 Qns, jcpetersen, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
409 plays
  ...and Then the Lights Went Out    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What is darkness? Merely the absence of light. Perhaps you can cast some light on this often misunderstood topic.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, May 22 20
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May 22 20
280 plays
  TLC "Group" Quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the Lost Connection's first attempt to use the team quiz option. Seeing as this is a group quiz, our quiz will have everything to do with groups. Meet TLC members and answer their "groupy" questions.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Aug 26 17
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Aug 26 17
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Thematic Abstract Ideas Trivia Questions

31. Animals: Adwaita was estimated to be around 250 years old when he passed away in 2006. Adwaita was a Aldabra type of what species?

From Quiz
A FunTrivia Endurance Race

Answer: Tortoise

Adwaita passed away at the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata, India, where he had lived since the 1870s. Before that, he was believed to have been captured in the 18th century while living in the Seychelles. Adwaita was taken to India and given to Robert Clive, the British founder of the East India Company. Best estimates to determine Adwaita's age when he died were roughly 255 years. He weighed in at 250 kg (600 lb).

32. Who invented the system of dots and dashes, dits and dahs, short and long tones, which was first used on telegraphs and then on radio?

From Quiz Is it Code Enough for You?

Answer: Samuel F.B. Morse

Morse invented both the recording telegraph and the alphabet (Morse code) used to operate it. Further iterations of Morse Code have been proposed and used but Morse's remains the basic code known by the most operators.

33. Unlike most colors we perceive, iridescent objects take on their alternating colors based on the objects' what?

From Quiz Iridescence: All Colors, All the Time

Answer: microscopic structure

Most colors perceived by the human eye are due to pigment molecules, which give off color by absorbing some light and reflecting the rest. Iridescence is sometimes called 'structural color' because the object's structure gives off its colors. There are many different ways an object can show iridescence, such as diffraction, double refraction, or light waves interfering with each other.

34. Many of the ancient city guilds have had to abandon their original functions, but some of them are still connected to their original trades. Which of the ancient London markets is still controlled in part by the Fishmongers' Company?

From Quiz Quiz Makers Guild Makes a Quiz on Guilds

Answer: Billingsgate

The Fishmongers, who rank fourth among the "great" guilds, once had the monopoly of the fish trade in the City of London. The main fishmarket, Billingsgate, in the shadow of London Bridge, was naturally regulated by them, and they retained their inspectorate even after they lost their general control of the trade. In the 1980s, by an Act of Parliament, the market was moved about four miles to the east to a new site on the Isle of Dogs. The Act provided that the Company should keep its powers of inspection at the new market, where they are also involved in vocational training. This question comes from TabbyTom, who has a cat's fondness for fishmongers.

35. Many people believe in psychic powers even though there is little or no scientific evidence to say they exist. Which George Clooney film is based around U.S. military efforts to use psychic powers as a weapon?

From Quiz A Leap of Faith

Answer: The Men Who Stare at Goats

"The Men Who Stare at Goats" is a 2009 film starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor. It is a comedy about the attempts of the U.S. Army to train psychic spies. Part of this involved psychic experiments on a herd of goats. The film is based on a book of the same name by Jon Ronson. The film had a mixed critical reaction. Some critics felt that the satire and dark humour was not 'edgy' enough. George Clooney however received good reviews for his acting. It is a documented fact that during World War II, Hitler, a strong believer in the paranormal, was experimenting with psychic warfare, and the Russians also carried out experiments on far seeing and telepathy to see if there was any military application for it.

36. Paradise is an area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Scotswood Road in England. What might you hope to see if you go along the Scotswood Road?

From Quiz Another Day In Paradise

Answer: The Blaydon Races

The well-known song tells the story of one man's trip from Newcastle to the horse racing at Blaydon in 1862. Those races were stopped in 1916. Since 1981, an annual road race has been run along the route described in the song. The Grand National is a horse race, which is run at Aintree every April. The Boat Race is rowed annually on the River Thames between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The Great North Run is a half marathon which also starts in Newcastle, but finishes on the North Sea coast at South Shields.

37. Blank is a term archeologists use for a thick stone that has been utilised for which purpose?

From Quiz Blankety Blanks

Answer: To turn into a stone tool

During prehistoric times, these blank stones were often used initially as trade objects, before being transported and made into a tool, or put to another use, in a different location. Hewn from very early and very primitive quarries, the shape of the removed blank stone, more often than not, signalled the purpose to which it would be eventually put. Most of these were chipped away to make stone tools, but now and then could be used instead to make early walls of some sort.

38. Murder, the crime, has different degrees in legal terms. If you accidentally run over a worm and cause its death, you have committed what?

From Quiz Degrees of Understanding

Answer: Vermicide

Of course nobody will report you, and you will probably not feel remorse unless you are a Jainist. Vermi- is the prefix for worm and is used in vermicelli, vermillion (a strong red-orange pigment), vermiform, vermouth (aka wormwood). Herbicide is the killing of a plant, usually a weed. This type of killing is negligible in degree, whereas plotting to kill a human being would be at the other end of the scale. Verbicide is destroying the meaning of a word, but it is not punishable. It probably should be. Insecticide is any act or medium that kills insects, such as DDT, 2-4D, Raid and many others.

39. "We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." What religious leader is this quote from?

From Quiz Peace for People

Answer: Dalai Lama XIV

This is a quote from the Dalai Lama XIV whose religious name is Tenzin Gyatso. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in the year of 1989. The Dalai Lama is the head monk of the lineage drawn from the Gelugpa monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism.

40. The song "Any Dream Will Do" was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for a 1968 musical Broadway play, based on an earlier written narrative. What was the name of the musical?

From Quiz Any Dream Will Do

Answer: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is based on the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible. The story of redemption and forgiveness in the Joseph narrative has long inspired readers in Judaisim, Christianity, Islam, and the cultures they influence. "Into the Woods" takes off from the folk tales collected by the Brothers Grimm; "Wicked" retells the story of "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum; and the play "Les Miserables" is based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

41. The Dixie Chicks had a hit in 1998 with 'There's Your Trouble', which came from which best selling album?

From Quiz I Knew You Were Trouble

Answer: Wide Open Spaces

'Wide Open Spaces' was the fourth album for the three girls in the band, and went to number one on the US Country Album chart as well as reaching number four on the US Billboard 200. 'There's Your Trouble' was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country chart and was also a hit in the UK. The other albums listed are from different country crossover artists. 'Come on Over' was a big seller for Shania Twain in 1997, and LeAnn Rimes released 'Twisted Angel' in 2002. 'Lonestar' was the first album, released in 1995, for the band of the same name.

42. The colors blue and red are significant in this basic chemical test. We want to know if a solution is a base or an acid. What is the name of this test?

From Quiz Not Another Test!

Answer: Litmus test

With your blue Litmus paper and red Litmus paper, you may be able to determine the pH level of a solution. For example, dipping your blue Litmus paper into an acidic solution will turn the Litmus paper red.

43. In the 2010 video game "Darksiders" what is the name for War's horse?

From Quiz The Flaming Four Horsemen: War

Answer: Ruin

War starts the game without his horse Ruin. They find each other in the demon's coliseum and are pitted against each other. War kills the demon riding Ruin, however Ruin is still in a state of rage. War refuses to fight his steed, despite the Watcher commanding him to do so. Ruin charges into War and passes straight through him, this act helps Ruin to remember his master allowing War to mount him. In the game Ruin was vital for swift movement around the Ashlands level and to defeat The Stygian, the king of the Ashworms. This question was created by Phoenix Rising member zonko.

44. 'Chapel of Love' hit number one in 1964 for which all-girl group?

From Quiz She was Covered in Lace and Glory

Answer: The Dixie Cups

'Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married' are the opening lines to the song, with the lyrics going on to describe how happy the singer is about her forthcoming wedding. The song was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector and was number one for three weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100. The Supremes had numerous hits, including 'Baby Love' and The Chiffons had success with 'One Fine Day', among others. The Shirelles made the charts with 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow'.

45. Who wrote the 1958 book "Exodus"?

From Quiz Exodus

Answer: Leon Uris

Published in 1958, "Exodus" is about the efforts of Jewish refugees trying to get into Israel after World War II--in particular those aboard the ship Exodus. It is set just prior to and immediately after the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, and follows the lives of main characters during this critical period of history.

46. Here comes a question to add a little spice to your day. In the 1990's the Spice Girls rocked the way the music industry looked at "girl groups". What power related motto is often associated with these five spicy singers?

From Quiz More Power!

Answer: Girl Power

The Spice Girls consisted of 5 members, Victoria Beckham (Adams) known as Posh Spice, Melanie Brown known and Scary Spice, Emma Bunton known as Baby Spice, Melanie Chisholm known as Sporty Spice, and Geri Halliwell known as Ginger Spice. While they may not have coined the term "Girl Power" one would be hard pressed to argue that they were not responsible for giving the phrase a healthy boost into the public lingo. Along with the Spice Girls, the term was given popularity by a variety of other groups and individuals. There was Riot Grrrl, an indie rock/punk movement that, while mostly an underground music movement, it is still a driving force in the world of punk, grunge, rock and indie girl group music. While many may think that the phrase is just a feminist chant, or a teen queen motto, the term became so popular that the Oxford dictionary added it to it's pages in 2001. The dictionary used several ways to define the term, including saying that empowered women to assert themselves.

47. Which civil rights leader uttered the famous words "I have a dream today" in Washington in 1963?

From Quiz ...And It Was All A Dream

Answer: Martin Luther King Jnr

Martin Luther King Jnr was a pastor at the forefront of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s until his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Malcolm X was also involved in the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s and was assassinated in Manhattan in 1965. Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person in Alabama in 1955, protesting at being treated as a second class citizen. Dolores Huerta is a social activist whose efforts helped the organisation of farm workers.

48. Celebrities sometimes have that awkward moment when they go too far. Which film star's anti-Vietnam War stance went a bit too far when she was photographed on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft tank?

From Quiz That Awkward Moment When...

Answer: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda was strongly opposed to the war in Vietnam. To that end she was a major fundraiser for Vietnam Veterans Against the War. In July 1972 she visited Hanoi, and it was during the visit that the infamous photograph of her sitting on the anti-aircraft battery was taken. It caused outrage amongst a lot of American citizens. That photograph, and radio broadcasts she made during her visit denouncing American political and military leaders, led to her being christened "Hanoi Jane".

49. In Roman mythology there was a god of dreams who was the leader of a group called the Oneiroi. This particular god could acquire whatever human form he desired, and could also appear in dreams. Who was he?

From Quiz Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Answer: Morpheus

The drug morphine is named after this Roman god of dreams. Morpheus appears in Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia". Morpheus is also the name of a character played by Laurence Fishburne in the 1999 film "The Matrix" who allows Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, "to wake up from his 'sleep'". Source:

50. As a Speed Demon, what is the fastest land animal?

From Quiz Speed Demon

Answer: Cheetah

The cheetah is the fastest animal on land and the main reason for that is that its favorite prey is the gazelle, who is also an extremely fast animal. In fact, it's the only animal that comes close to a cheetah's speed. Thus, in order to avert starvation, the cheetah absolutely must run very fast. Although the cheetah can run up to 70 miles per hour he can only keep up that speed for 200-300 yards, so he must still be able to sneak up on the gazelle.

51. Who is depicted on the statue on top of the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court in England?

From Quiz The Cherry on Top

Answer: Lady Justice

The Old Bailey is topped by the finial statue of Lady Justice. Created by British sculptor F.W. Pomeroy, the statue depicts a maiden in classic Greek Garb. She holds a sword in her right hand and a set of scales in her left hand. Contrary to popular believe, she is not depicted with a blindfold.

52. In 1956, Pierre Plantard came up with a super-deception that many still believe to be true. Plantard was a pretender to the French throne, but see if you can spot his actual hoax in the list provided.

From Quiz Don't Stop Deceiving

Answer: He fabricated the story of The Priory of Sion

Pierre Plantard (1920-2000) was the perpetrator of one of the greatest deceptions in history - the creation, out of whole cloth, of the Priory of Sion. If you've read 'Holy Blood, Holy Grail' by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, or 'The DaVinci Code' by Dan Brown, you're familiar with the Priory of Sion. Much too much information surrounding this hoax to go into here, but suffice it to say that between 1965 and 1985, Plantard managed, with the help of his friend Philippe de Cherisey, to plant forged documents that supported his claims in the Bibliotheque Nationale of France. It's a fascinating story and it leaves a whole lot of people with egg on their faces, and makes Brown's claims of years spent researching information which formed the basis for 'The DaVinci Code' laughable!

53. There is something unique about the ankylosaurus. It had a special thing on the end of its tail, which also has the same name as a suit of a deck of cards. What is it?

From Quiz Suit Yourself!

Answer: Club

Some dinosaurs had CLUBS on the end of their tail, but the ankylosaurus is by far the most commonly known "club-tailed" dinosaur. Though the correct answer is "club", I must admit that some dinosaurs DID have diamond-shaped clubs. ;-)

54. Which two English royal houses fought against each other in the Wars of the Roses?

From Quiz A Plague on Both Your Houses

Answer: York and Lancaster

The Wars of the Roses were fought from 1455 to 1485 between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists, as each side sought to put its own candidate on the English throne. The origin of the dispute began after the death of the powerful King Edward III, in 1377, when his grandson Richard II succeeded him, but the throne was taken from him by Henry of Bolingbroke in 1399. He ruled as Henry IV, the first Lancastrian king. He was succeeded by his son Henry V, whose successor Henry VI, ascended the throne as an infant. His claim was disputed by Richard, Duke of York. The Yorkists were descended from the third and fifth sons of Edward III while the Lancastrians were descended from the fourth son. After various battles during one of which Richard of York was killed, the Lancastrians were defeated and the Duke's son was crowned as Edward IV. On his death in 1483, his son should have been crowned as Edward V, but his uncle, who became Richard III, claimed that his nephews were illegitimate and took over the throne. Henry Tudor used his tenuous claim to invade England and defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and ruled as Henry VII. Richard was the last Yorkist king although Henry married the king's sister, Elizabeth, so his son, Henry VIII, had Yorkist ancestry. (Question by Calpurnia09)

55. In "The Simpsons", for what crime did Marge receive a 30-day jail term?

From Quiz Crime And Punishment

Answer: Shoplifting

In the fourth season, Marge was jailed for stealing from the Kwik-E-Mart. She claimed she had forgotten to pay for an item. After the townspeople rioted because the bake sale failed to raise enough money for a statue of Abraham Lincoln, Mayor Quimby had her released to help quell the trouble. Of the incorrect answers, it was Maggie who shot Mr Burns, while Bart went to juvenile detention for the gift scam. Marge was arrested for drunk driving (although Homer had been behind the wheel) and was sent to rehab.

56. Set was a deity of which ancient civilisation?

From Quiz Set

Answer: Egypt

In Ancient Egypt, Set was the god of storms, the desert and chaos. As the son of Geb and Nut, Set was depicted as a human with the head of an unknown animal. Many have argued that it is the head of a dog, an aardvark, or an okapi, but since there has been no definitive answer, it is referred to as a Set animal (or Typhonian animal, in reference to the Greek god Typhon, who was the god of storms and chaos). Unfortunately for his brother Osiris, Set murdered him, and cut up his body and scattered it so there was no chance of him being resurrected.

57. Animals... You may have heard it said that an elephant never forgets, but can you remember the word that fills in this H.H. Munro quote? "_______ and elephants never forget an injury."

From Quiz Memories

Answer: Women

Taken from "Reginald on Besetting Sins," the quote is one of many clever statements. The very short story tells of a woman who tells the truth. Hector Hughes Munro was perhaps better known by his pen name 'Saki.' He lived from 1870 to 1916, when he was killed in conflict during the Great War. As for elephants, studies have shown that elephants do, in fact, recognize people who have been cruel to them, and will react to such people negatively for years.

58. On a traditional QWERTY keyboard, you have to use the shift key in order to make a question mark. When you don't shift, the symbol is different. The symbol on the same key as the question mark on most QWERTY keyboards is the ___.

From Quiz Quiz: Question-Free!

Answer: Forward slash (/)

On most QWERTY keyboards, the question mark is on the same key as the forward slash. When you hold down the shift key, and press this button, you get a question mark. However, it doesn't work when you use the caps lock function; the caps lock only works for letters, not symbols. The comma is on the same key as the less than sign, the period is on the same as the greater than sign, and the equal sign is on the same as the plus sign (+). NOTE: I cannot show the less than and greater than symbols as they are used in html code.

59. This Boston Red Sox first baseman will forever be remembered for allowing a soft grounder to roll through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series helping the New York Mets overcome Boston to win the series.

From Quiz Gaffes, Bloopers and Blunders

Answer: Bill Buckner

Mookie Wilson was the batter on that play. Ray Knight scored the winning run in Game 6 and the Mets went on to win Game 7 and the series. "The Curse of the Bambino" is a Red Sox superstition that the team was hexed for trading away Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1918. The curse was finally lifted when the Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004.

60. The practice of granting a key to the city is prevalent in the United States. What similar honor is more commonly used in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Canada and France?

From Quiz The Key to the City

Answer: Freedom of the City

Similar to a key to the city, a 'freedom of the city' is typically granted to an individual or group that has performed some kind of heroic or incredible act. While the granting of a 'freedom of the city' is a symbolic act today, in medieval times it was an important distinction granted to certain groups to come or leave a town as they pleased. A 'freedom of the city' may be granted for either a military or civilian honor.

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