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Quiz about FunTrivia Entertainment Mix Vol 10
Quiz about FunTrivia Entertainment Mix Vol 10

FunTrivia Entertainment Mix: Vol 10 Quiz


A mix of 10 Entertainment 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 #
409,567
Updated
Jun 27 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
655
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which comic strip characters were named after a French theologian and a British philosopher? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Popularized in the 1980s with "This Is Spinal Tap", what term is used for a film or television show that parodies real events with a fictional documentary? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Roots" (1977), "Django Unchained" (2012), "Gladiator" (2000), "Ben-Hur" (1959) and "12 Years a Slave" (2013) all share a common link, can you reveal what links them?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which juvenile character believes that The Great Pumpkin will arise in a pumpkin patch which he decides is "the most sincere" each year on Hallowe'en? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride", an attraction in the "Fantasyland" section at Disneyland, is based on a character in which of these books? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. From which Jeff Foxworthy comedy album does this joke come "Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt?" Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What tight fitting trousers that are mainly used for horseback riding come from the name of a city in India? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Years before he would become the crime fighting superhero portrayed on film by Christian Bale and Michael Keaton, who was only a child when he saw his parents shot and killed by a mugger named Joe Chill? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Of the following four poker hand types, which one ranks highest? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Nintendo 2DS is which of the following? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which comic strip characters were named after a French theologian and a British philosopher?

Answer: Calvin and Hobbes

"Calvin and Hobbes" is a comic strip created by Bill Watterson and first published in 1987. Calvin is named after John Calvin - a French theologian from the 16th century who was instrumental in developing the Calvinist system of Christian theology, but in the comics Calvin is a 6-year-old boy who is highly intelligent and philosophical. Hobbes is named after Thomas Hobbes - a 17th century philosopher who helped develop liberal political philosophies, but in the comics Hobbes is a tiger who is more rational and independent than Calvin.

Question by player napierslogs
2. Popularized in the 1980s with "This Is Spinal Tap", what term is used for a film or television show that parodies real events with a fictional documentary?

Answer: mockumentary

Combining the words "mock" and "documentary", a mockumentary is a form a parody that plays off the seriousness of documentaries and the unserious nature of the material they want to mock. It was thought to originate in the 1960s and became a popular way to describe the film "This is Spinal Tap". Now, many films and programs utilize the genre, including "The Office" and "Modern Family".

Question by player trident
3. "Roots" (1977), "Django Unchained" (2012), "Gladiator" (2000), "Ben-Hur" (1959) and "12 Years a Slave" (2013) all share a common link, can you reveal what links them?

Answer: Slavery

All these movies/mini-series centred around the subject of slavery. "Roots", "Django Unchained" and "12 Years a Slave" were set in America. Being a mini-series "Roots" did not win any Oscars. It did however win a Golden Globe Award for the 'Best TV-Series - Drama', along with a number of other awards. All the others managed to score a few Oscars along the way. "Django Unchained" - won two, "Gladiator" - five, "Ben-Hur" - a whopping eleven! and "12 Years a Slave" - three.

Question by player Lssah
4. Which juvenile character believes that The Great Pumpkin will arise in a pumpkin patch which he decides is "the most sincere" each year on Hallowe'en?

Answer: Linus van Pelt (Peanuts)

Linus gives up the door-to-door pursuit of Hallowe'en candy in favour of sitting in his pumpkin patch, hoping it will be adjudged "most sincere" by The Great Pumpkin. Each Fall, he is disappointed but returns a year later with renewed belief. He urges the other kids to adopt his belief but, when cruelly rejected, says "There are three things I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." The "Peanuts" comic strips published on 29 October 1961 and 1 November 1961 report genuine official sightings of The Great Pumpkin in Connecticut, Texas and New Jersey.

Question by player FatherSteve
5. "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride", an attraction in the "Fantasyland" section at Disneyland, is based on a character in which of these books?

Answer: The Wind In The Willows

"The Wind In The Willows" (Kenneth Grahame, published 1908), is a classic children's novel which follows the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, Otter, and of course, Mr. Toad. A. A. Milne (author of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories) later adapted the book into a play ("Toad of Toad Hall").

The Disneyland attraction is one of the few still remaining that was actually running when the park opened in 1955 (requiring a "C" ticket, for those of us old enough to remember the A-E ticket books). Still a great ride for young and old alike!

Question by player doorsfan58
6. From which Jeff Foxworthy comedy album does this joke come "Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt?"

Answer: You Might Be a Redneck If...

"Class Clown" is the great George Carlin's iconic comedy album featuring one of the greatest routines by anybody, ""Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television"; "Let's Get Small" is a great album by Steve Martin--it launched his catchphrase "Well excuuuuuuse me!" And "Comedy Minus One" is Albert Brooks' comedy album used the format in the most creative possible way--it included a script with pauses and laughs built into it for fans to "star" in a tongue-in-cheek sketch on side two of the album, and even had a mirror on the back cover as though the fan him/herself was in show business!

Question by player Billkozy
7. What tight fitting trousers that are mainly used for horseback riding come from the name of a city in India?

Answer: Jodhpurs

When we think of jodhpurs, we think of the dressage riding ensemble, jacket, boots and tight fitting pants. The short paddock boots are also called jodhpurs and they are less hot and restrictive than the almost knee high boots that were traditionally worn.

Question by player oldstuff28
8. Years before he would become the crime fighting superhero portrayed on film by Christian Bale and Michael Keaton, who was only a child when he saw his parents shot and killed by a mugger named Joe Chill?

Answer: Bruce Wayne

Bob Kane created Batman, the alter ego of billionaire Bruce Wayne, in 1938 for what would become DC Comics, then National Publications, as a counter to the success of Action Comics' Superman. The traumatic experience of seeing his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Wayne, murdered by Chill led Bruce Wayne to become a crime fighter in his hometown, Gotham City.

Question by player darthrevan89
9. Of the following four poker hand types, which one ranks highest?

Answer: Flush

A flush, a poker hand with five cards of the same suit, beats a straight (five cards in sequence), which beats three of a kind (three cards of the same rank), which beats two pair (two pairs of cards of the same rank). The reason is that a flush is harder to form than a straight.

Question by player eyhung
10. The Nintendo 2DS is which of the following?

Answer: A handheld video gaming device

The Nintendo 2DS was released in 2013 as a handheld alternative to the more-expensive Nintendo 3DS, a popular video gaming device known for its 3D top screen. The 2DS, while it plays the same games as its predecessor, does not fold open and shut and removes the option for 3D gaming as it was always intended to be a less-expensive aside from the company's main devices.

It did, however, find popularity amongst younger and more casual players looking for a cheaper system on which they could play popular titles.

Question by player kyleisalive
Source: Author FTBot

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