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Quiz about FunTrivia Entertainment Mix Vol 3
Quiz about FunTrivia Entertainment Mix Vol 3

FunTrivia Entertainment Mix: Vol 3 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 #
408,477
Updated
Mar 10 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
681
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Question 1 of 10
1. Many people like ponchos because they can be worn to keep you warm, protect you from the rain, or just as a fashion statement. While they can be found in many parts of the world, where did they originate? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Phoebe Ann Mosey (Annie Oakley) was a famed sharpshooter and performer for which outdoor entertainment show? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What police rank is shared by the fictional characters of Jacques Clouseau from "The Pink Panther", Javert from "Les Miserables" and Colin Dexter's Endeavour Morse? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. With just a strap between the two innermost toes to hold them on the foot, what do you call this type of shoe? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In the United States, the call signs of all commercial land radio stations east of the Mississippi River start with the letter 'W'. How do such call signs begin west of the Mississippi? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of the following poker hands is the highest ranked? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In a 2008 movie Steve Carell (of "The Office") played a secret agent that was made famous on television in the 1960s by Don Adams. Would you believe 138 episodes aired between 1965 and 1970? How about 86? What title character did both men portray? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. If Greystoke is Tarzan's surname, what was Jane's original maiden name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which theme park, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, has four sections named after different holidays, and is accompanied by a water park called Splashin' Safari? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 1996 what revolutionary video game series began with the release of three different versions (Red, Green, Blue) and tasked players with finding and battling 151 unique monsters? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Many people like ponchos because they can be worn to keep you warm, protect you from the rain, or just as a fashion statement. While they can be found in many parts of the world, where did they originate?

Answer: South America

English borrows the Spanish word 'poncho', but the origin of the word is debated. One of the more likely arguments is that the word 'poncho' was the Castillianization of 'punchu', the Quechua word for the garment. The poncho originated in the native Andean cultures of South America, though it is unclear which group created them first. Ponchos have been around a long time, and there have been ponchos found that date to around 100 CE.

Ponchos became popular in the US military during the 19th century. During the Civil War, they were used by soldiers for protection from the rain, but they could also double as a sheet for sleeping on the ground. Military ponchos have evolved greatly and can now be used as a form of temporary shelter in the field.

Question by player tiffanyram
2. Phoebe Ann Mosey (Annie Oakley) was a famed sharpshooter and performer for which outdoor entertainment show?

Answer: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Mrs. Annie (Mosey) Butler used the stage name Oakley when she joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in 1885. Oakley, her husband and their dog George performed sharpshooting feats across the USA and Europe, including for Queen Victoria in 1887. Buffalo Bill paid Annie and all his female performers equally with men. Oakley died age 66 of anemia.

Question by player Godwit
3. What police rank is shared by the fictional characters of Jacques Clouseau from "The Pink Panther", Javert from "Les Miserables" and Colin Dexter's Endeavour Morse?

Answer: Inspector

An inspector is a mid-ranking police official, generally a level below the superintendent. Inspector Jacques Clouseau is from "The Pink Panther" series and was originally played by Peter Sellers. Inspector Javert is the main antagonist from Victor Hugo's novel "Les MisÚrables", that was later adapted for the stage and the big screen.

Inspector Morse is the fictional detective created by Colin Dexter.

Question by player zorba_scank
4. With just a strap between the two innermost toes to hold them on the foot, what do you call this type of shoe?

Answer: flip-flops

The name derives from the noise they make when the foot goes through its walking motion. The shoe drops then slaps up against the sole of the foot making a flopping sound. Can you think of other articles of clothing named for the sound they make?

Question by player mehaul
5. In the United States, the call signs of all commercial land radio stations east of the Mississippi River start with the letter 'W'. How do such call signs begin west of the Mississippi?

Answer: with a 'K'

It seems sort of random, doesn't it? Well at an international conference in 1912, particular letters were assigned to particular countries to identify wireless telegraphy signals (what we now would call radio). Congress put the Bureau of Navigation in the Department of Commerce in charge of distributing the USA's letters, and later charged the Federal Communications Commission with the task.

They gave 'N' and 'A' (formerly for "Navy" and "Army") to military stations, while 'W' and 'K' were reserved for commercial stations.

Originally, the dividing line was the Texas-New Mexico border, but in 1921 it changed to the Mississippi River. Puerto Rico and other Atlantic territories are considered "east" and get the 'W' whereas Guam and other Pacific territories are "west" and get the 'K'. Amateur (ham) radio stations may begin their call signs with any of the four letters.

Question by player gracious1
6. Which of the following poker hands is the highest ranked?

Answer: Flush

A flush consists of 5 cards in the same suit. It is lower than a straight flush (5 consecutive cards of the same suit), 4 of a kind and a full house. It is above a straight (5 consecutive cards), 3 of a kind, 2 pairs, 1 pair, and hands that contain none of these combinations.

Question by player andymuenz
7. In a 2008 movie Steve Carell (of "The Office") played a secret agent that was made famous on television in the 1960s by Don Adams. Would you believe 138 episodes aired between 1965 and 1970? How about 86? What title character did both men portray?

Answer: Maxwell Smart

Maxwell Smart/Agent 86 is a bumbling CONTROL agent who, mainly by luck and with the help of Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon, 1965, and Anne Hathaway, 2008), triumphs over the evil KAOS organization. I think the film was a splendid adaptation, being more "in the style of" rather than re-hashing all of the old gags. OK, so there was the shoe phone. And the Cone of Silence.

But without those, would it really have been "Get Smart"? Inspector Gadget is the name of a cartoon character that Don Adams provided the voice for in the '80s, Richard Dean Anderson is Angus MacGyver on "MacGyver" (1985) and Ethan Hunt is the spy played by Tom Cruise in the 1996 adaptation of television's "Mission: Impossible".

Question by player LadyCaitriona
8. If Greystoke is Tarzan's surname, what was Jane's original maiden name?

Answer: Porter

Tarzan's American love interest, Jane Porter, became Jane Clayton, Lady Greystoke, on marrying her jungle hero. [In some adaptations of Edgar Rice-Burrough's tale, she is Englishwoman, Jane Parker.]

Tarzan's "real" name is John. He and Jane had a son whose ape name was Korak.

Question by player Dreamcoat
9. Which theme park, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, has four sections named after different holidays, and is accompanied by a water park called Splashin' Safari?

Answer: Holiday World

Holiday World's four sections are Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The park offers free drinks and sunscreen with multiple drink and sunscreen stations throughout the park. It is known for having a variety of rides and events that cater to the whole family. Additionally, it is known for its wooden roller coasters: The Raven, The Voyage, and The Legend. Splashin' Safari, Holiday World's accompanying water park, houses the water coasters Mammoth and Wildebeest. Mammoth became the world's longest water coaster when it was added in 2012, a title which it stole from Wildebeest.

Question by player tiffanyram
10. In 1996 what revolutionary video game series began with the release of three different versions (Red, Green, Blue) and tasked players with finding and battling 151 unique monsters?

Answer: Pokemon

"Pokemon Red" and "Green" were created by Satoshi Tajiri for the Nintendo Game Boy for release in Japan. Enhanced versions of the game known as "Pokemon Red" and "Blue" were released internationally later. The "Pokemon" games became extremely popular with more than a dozen main storyline releases and numerous offshoots over the next two decades.

The games also inspired TV shows, movies, anime, manga and trading cards.

Question by player Triviaballer
Source: Author FTBot

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