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Quiz about 100 And Counting
Quiz about 100 And Counting

"100" And Counting Trivia Quiz


To commemorate my 100th quiz online, please answer these questions that have to do with the number 100. Enjoy.

A multiple-choice quiz by fredsixties. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
fredsixties
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
307,912
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
4485
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 38 (4/10), Guest 122 (6/10), Guest 81 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In a non-leap year what is the 100th day on the Gregorian calendar? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The English version of Scrabble is manufactured with EXACTLY one hundred tiles.


Question 3 of 10
3. A British studio group called Apollo 100 scored a hit song with this instrumental in 1972. Name it. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. How many years did the "Hundred Years' War" last? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which president appears on the U.S. one hundred dollar bill? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the word for a person who has been fortunate enough to live for a hundred years? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Wilt Chamberlain was the only basketball player in the 20th century to score one hundred points in a U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) game.


Question 8 of 10
8. If you have a temperature of 100 degrees on the Celsius scale, what number would that be comparable to on the Fahrenheit scale? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A popular singer of the early 1960s had a hit song with "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay". Can you name him? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "100 Rifles" was a film released in the late 1960s, starring Burt Reynolds. One of the co-stars was a former American football player. Who? Hint



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1. In a non-leap year what is the 100th day on the Gregorian calendar?

Answer: April 10

Thirty one days in January, twenty eight in February, and thirty one in March total ninety days, so April 10 is the correct answer. Some of the more interesting occurrences in history happened on April 10. During the 20th century, in 1912 The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England for her fateful voyage, "The Great Gatsby" was published on this date, in 1963, the USS Thresher, a nuclear submarine, sinks killing 129 U.S. sailors, and in 1998 The Belfast Agreement was signed, a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process.

Some famous people born on this date in the 20th Century include American actor Harry Morgan of "M*A*S*H" fame in 1915, actor Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) in 1921, Swedish actor Max Von Sydow in 1929, Egyptian actor Omar Sharif in 1932, coach of American Football and sports commentator John Madden in 1936, Irish television presenter Gloria Hunniford in 1940, and American actor Steven Seagal in 1951 among others. Deaths on this date in the 20th Century include French film pioneer Auguste Lumiere in 1954, Stuart Sutcliffe, an original member of The Beatles in 1962, English writer Evelyn Waugh in 1966, and American comedian Sam Kinison in 1992.
2. The English version of Scrabble is manufactured with EXACTLY one hundred tiles.

Answer: True

One of the most popular games in the world, Scrabble is sold in 121 countries and is produced in 29 different languages. Over 150 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide. It is estimated that a copy of the game can be found in about one third of all American homes.

The game is produced with EXACTLY 100 tiles. 98 of the tiles have letters with point values ranging from one to ten, and there are two blanks which have no point value, but can be used as a substitute for any letter. The object is to get the highest score by forming common words using only the tiles in your possession, in addition to any tiles already played on the game board.
3. A British studio group called Apollo 100 scored a hit song with this instrumental in 1972. Name it.

Answer: Joy

"Joy" was a tune inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". The group was put together by Tom Parker in 1972, and this song was released during that year. It rose all the way to number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
4. How many years did the "Hundred Years' War" last?

Answer: 116 years

The "Hundred Years' War" actually lasted from 1337 to 1453 for a total of 116 years. There were some gaps when there was no fighting going on during that time, but the conflict was never resolved until 1453. The war was between two rival factions in France and England, with the victor claiming the French throne.

The resulting victory for the French meant that they could rule themselves independently.
5. Which president appears on the U.S. one hundred dollar bill?

Answer: None of these

The one hundred dollar bill, the largest in U.S. circulation as of 1969, is one of two denominations which do not feature a U.S. president. The bill has a depiction of Benjamin Franklin, a U.S. statesman, diplomat and inventor, and one of "The Committee of Five" that drafted the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

The other bill which does not depict a U.S. President is the U.S Ten dollar bill which has Alexander Hamilton, one of the so-called "Founding Fathers", and first Secretary Of The Treasury appears.

The other bills currently in circulation have George Washington on the one dollar bill, Thomas Jefferson appears on the seldom used two dollar bill, Abraham Lincoln is on the five dollar bill, Andrew Jackson on the U.S. twenty dollar bill, and Ulysses S. Grant appears on the fifty dollar bill.
6. What is the word for a person who has been fortunate enough to live for a hundred years?

Answer: Centenarian

A Centenarian is a one hundred year old person. As of 2007, the U.S. had over 79,000; the most of any country in the world. Japan was second with about 36,000. In many countries across the world, a letter or correspondence is sent to the person from the President or Prime Minister acknowledging this milestone.

The number of centenarians is on the increase due to better health care and more prudent lifestyles around the world. Dr. Robert Butler, President of the International Longevity Center, states "the number of U.S. centenarians in expected to reach 834,000 or even one million by the year 2050".
7. Wilt Chamberlain was the only basketball player in the 20th century to score one hundred points in a U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) game.

Answer: True

Chamberlain accomplished the feat on March 2, 1962 while playing for the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors. The rest of his team scored 69 points in route to a 169-147 win against the New York Knicks. Chamberlain, the tallest player in the game at the time, at seven feet one inch was a prolific scorer, and held many NBA records during that era.

His career spanned 16 seasons, from 1959 through 1974. He was elected to the Basketball Hall Of Fame in 1978. He passed away in 1999.
8. If you have a temperature of 100 degrees on the Celsius scale, what number would that be comparable to on the Fahrenheit scale?

Answer: 212 degrees

The Celsius scale of temperature has a water boiling point of 100 degrees. The comparable Fahrenheit temperature is 212 degrees. The freezing point of Celsius is 0 degrees as opposed to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The U.S. is the only major world country that does not use the Celsius scale to measure temperature. The Celsius scale is sometimes called Centigrade.
9. A popular singer of the early 1960s had a hit song with "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay". Can you name him?

Answer: Gene McDaniels

McDaniels broke onto the scene in 1961 with this song, which found its way to number three on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 charts that year. Another Top 10 hit for him was "Tower Of Strength" which made number five that year as well. McDaniels went on to have six Billboard charting hits.

He was a prolific songwriter as well. After his recording career ended, he turned to writing full time, and penned a number one hit in 1974 for Roberta Flack called "Feel Like Making Love".
10. "100 Rifles" was a film released in the late 1960s, starring Burt Reynolds. One of the co-stars was a former American football player. Who?

Answer: Jim Brown

"100 Rifles" was a western film starring Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas, Raquel Welch, and Jim Brown. The movie is set in Mexico in the early 1900s with Brown as a lawman and Reynolds as an outlaw. Reynolds' character has stolen some money to buy guns for the Indians, and Brown's character is charged with tracking him down.
Source: Author fredsixties

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