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Quiz about Smoke on the Water
Quiz about Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water Trivia Quiz


A Deep Purple quiz? No way. From the mists of time a legend arose of a ghost ship that plied the seven seas. Come with us as we search for the Flying Dutchman in Entertainment. Is it just smoke on the water, a Fata Morgana, or is it real?

A multiple-choice quiz by Team Phoenix Rising. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
tazman6619
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
390,372
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. One explanation for the legend of the Flying Dutchman is the Fata Morgana, a mirage that appears on the far horizon of the ocean. Where does the magical name Fata Morgana come from? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "The Flying Dutchman" is a finishing move for Canadian professional wrestler Leah Vaughan. Without sounding "cheesy", by what name is this move better known? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 1997, Microsoft Studios released a real-time strategy computer game developed by Ensemble Studios. Several cheat codes were built into the game. What special advantage did "Flying Dutchman" confer to certain naval units? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In "The Pirates of the Caribbean" film series, The Flying Dutchman ship is almost a character by itself. Of the four movies from the franchise listed below, which gem of a movie does NOT feature the ship? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Is Fast Food entertainment? You betcha it is when it is on a secret menu. Which American fast food chain has a Flying Dutchman burger on its menu, (so to speak)? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Flying Dutchman attraction is a water coaster that forms part of the Efteling Amusement complex in which country? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the book version relating the story of a Star Trek crew travelling to earth to find whales, Jim has the impression the Klingon vessel they are in is like a phantom ship when it cloaks, causing him to think that McCoy should have called the ship 'Flying Dutchman'. What did McCoy in fact name it? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Mention the Flying Dutchman on the Singapore entertainment scene and people will instantly know who you are referring to. What is his profession? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Although she is no show boat, he witnessed her rise as a star is born. Name this pair that starred in "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" (1951)? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the Marvel Comics' universe The Flying Dutchman is introduced as a nemesis for which noble sky-rider? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. One explanation for the legend of the Flying Dutchman is the Fata Morgana, a mirage that appears on the far horizon of the ocean. Where does the magical name Fata Morgana come from?

Answer: Morgan le Fay of Arthurian Legend

Fata Morgana is the Italian translation of Morgan le Fay. Morgan le Fay first appears in "Vita Merlini" by Geoffrey of Monmouth. In different incarnations she is either a fairy or fairy queen and a sorceress. She became linked to the island of Sicily through its association with Avalon. Many held that Sicily and Avalon were one and the same.

The name came to be applied to the mirage that forms on the horizon of the ocean. The effect can distort the image of a ship on the horizon whether it is truly in line of site or has dropped beyond the horizon. It causes the ship to appear ghostly or as if it is floating. Its appearance was viewed as a bad omen by ancient sailors.

This question was created by Phoenix Rising member tazman6619.
2. "The Flying Dutchman" is a finishing move for Canadian professional wrestler Leah Vaughan. Without sounding "cheesy", by what name is this move better known?

Answer: The Moonsault

Vaughan, formerly known as Leah Von Dutch, made her in-ring debut as a 24 year old in 2011 against Cherry Bomb. The following year she was named by the website "DivaDirt" as one of the "Five to Watch in 2012" and she made her on-camera debut in 2013. By 2017, when she stopped to take a "break" from the game, she had accumulated five titles, including the XBW (Extreme Bombshells Wrestling) championships.

Among her finishing moves is the "Moonsault", which she has christened "The Flying Dutchman" as a play on her former name. In the move she uses the ropes as a springboard to launch into the air and do a backflip to land on her opponent.

The questioned was slammed into the turn-buckle for Phoenix Rising by pollucci19.
3. In 1997, Microsoft Studios released a real-time strategy computer game developed by Ensemble Studios. Several cheat codes were built into the game. What special advantage did "Flying Dutchman" confer to certain naval units?

Answer: Ability to travel over land

"Age of Empires" was a popular historical-based computer game focused on events between the Stone Age and the Iron Age. It spawned a series of successful sequels and spinoffs.

By typing cheat codes into the chat box, players could unlock a variety of special upgrades. "Flying Dutchman" converted all Catapult Trireme and Juggernaut units to Flying Dutchman units, though the three were indistinguishable by appearance alone. Flying Dutchman units were slightly more powerful and had the ability to travel over land and water.

This question was crafted by Phoenix Rising member JCSon.
4. In "The Pirates of the Caribbean" film series, The Flying Dutchman ship is almost a character by itself. Of the four movies from the franchise listed below, which gem of a movie does NOT feature the ship?

Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

The original "Pirates" movie revolved around the ship the Black Pearl and did not feature the Flying Dutchman at all. The other three all featured the ship. In "Dead Man's Chest" the Flying Dutchman is captained by Davy Jones. In "At World's End", Davy Jones still captains the Dutchman but he is controlled by Lord Cutler Beckett. In the final showdown Jones is killed by Will Turner who then becomes captain of the ship. In "Dead Men Tell No Tales", Will Turner's son, Henry, dives down to the Dutchman in order to get his father to help him retrieve Trident of Poseidon and break the curse the ship and his father are under.

This question was created by Phoenix Rising member tazman6619.
5. Is Fast Food entertainment? You betcha it is when it is on a secret menu. Which American fast food chain has a Flying Dutchman burger on its menu, (so to speak)?

Answer: In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger is a fast food business with many outlets in California and the Southwest and West US. They are unusual as their restaurants are owned by a single family and are not publicly listed or franchised. They only have a small menu - Three burgers, fries, shakes and soft drinks but there is a secret menu where you can order additional items. A Flying Dutchman is Two slices of cheese melted between two burger patties with no bun. You can have it "Animal Style" which means added are a measure of diced onions to the cheese. Pickles and spread (sauce) arrives on the side.

Question supplied by 1nn1 who when in the States orders his In-N-Out Burger as "Medium rare Cheeseburger, extra-toasted bun, mustard-grilled".
6. The Flying Dutchman attraction is a water coaster that forms part of the Efteling Amusement complex in which country?

Answer: The Netherlands

The story behind the ride was built upon the legend of Willem Van Der Decken, a wealthy trader who owned a very fast ship. His problem was that greed got the better of him and he recruited a crew made up of orphans and turned to piracy to boost his profits. He is confronted by a massive storm that is on the horizon as he prepares to sail for the Dutch East Indies. Standing firm, he declares that he doesn't fear God and is prepared to sail into eternity... he sails into damnation.

Before the ride proper begins, patrons will walk through the captain's abandoned house, make their way through the "smuggler's" tunnels, and catch glimpses of his stolen treasure before ending up at an English style pub. From there they make their way down to a fourteen-man barge. This is where the coaster ride proper begins. The barge heads out into open water toward a holograph of the ghost ship...

This question has been ghost written for Phoenix Rising by pollucci19.
7. In the book version relating the story of a Star Trek crew travelling to earth to find whales, Jim has the impression the Klingon vessel they are in is like a phantom ship when it cloaks, causing him to think that McCoy should have called the ship 'Flying Dutchman'. What did McCoy in fact name it?

Answer: Bounty

The Bounty and its crew were successful in their mission and the whales were saved. "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" was 'novelised' by Kentucky writer Vonda McIntyre and the book was released at the same time as the very successful film, in November 1986. It reached #3 on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed on that list for eight weeks.

This question was floated along by Phoenix Rising member VegemiteKid.
8. Mention the Flying Dutchman on the Singapore entertainment scene and people will instantly know who you are referring to. What is his profession?

Answer: Radio DJ

Mark van Cuylenburg, or FD as he is known, is a popular radio DJ on Singapore airwaves. His nickname, The Flying Dutchman, came about in the 1970s as a result of his Dutch heritage. It became so widely used that most people, especially the younger generation, have no idea what his real name is.

This question was transmitted by Phoenix Rising team member purelyqing.
9. Although she is no show boat, he witnessed her rise as a star is born. Name this pair that starred in "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" (1951)?

Answer: Ava Gardner and James Mason

Ava Gardner was one of the stars of "Show Boat" (1951) while James Mason starred with Judy Garland in "A Star is Born" (1954). Gardner played Pandora and Mason played Hendrick van der Zee, aka the Dutchman. In this movie the Flying Dutchman is the captain of the ghost ship rather than the ship itself. They are a pair of star-crossed lovers and the movie tells their story.

This question was created by Phoenix Rising member tazman6619.
10. In the Marvel Comics' universe The Flying Dutchman is introduced as a nemesis for which noble sky-rider?

Answer: The Silver Surfer

Captain Joost Van Straaten had no thought for life. His entire devotion was to greed, to such an extent, that he forced his crew into a hell-storm and he, the crew, and the ship perished. When they met with Death, Death allowed his crew to rest in peace but flung the captain and his soul into Limbo. Here, once the Dutchman pledged his allegiance, the evil Mephisto secured his escape, endowed him with power and a flying ship, and gave him the mission to crush the Silver Surfer. Despite having the Surfer at his mercy, the Dutchman realizes that he's on the wrong side and that by killing the Surfer he would never be at peace. He renounces his allegiance to Mephisto declaring he would rather spend eternity in Limbo than tread down this path. It's at this point that the Silver Surfer takes pity on him and allows him to join his crew in peace.

This question was allowed to hang ten by Phoenix Rising member pollucci19.
Source: Author tazman6619

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