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Quiz about A Geographical Common Bond
Quiz about A Geographical Common Bond

A Geographical Common Bond Trivia Quiz


Solve the first nine questions, then use the answers to work out the name of a geographical feature that is the common bond.

A multiple-choice quiz by spanishliz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
spanishliz
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
274,263
Updated
Jul 31 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which actress, who died young, is known for singing "Happy Birthday" to an American president, as well as for her movie roles? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Known for performing without safety equipment, which family of aerialists lost their patriarch to a fall during a stunt in Puerto Rico in 1978? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What clean, renewable power source sometimes requires disruption of existing habitations and monuments due to the need for the building of dams and other items necessary for the generation of the power? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What word describes a hot tub or a 1949 film noir starring Gene Tierney? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of the following would you most associate with a farrier? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What word describes Gene Kelly in Paris, a plan hotel guests can choose and the league in which the designated hitter began to be used in the 1970s? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What tradition may stem from being abducted with a blanket over one's head? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What was the married name of the sculptor born Anna Maria (Marie) Grosholz, in 1761 in Strasbourg, France? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What type of establishment was the target of "Ocean's 11" in both 1960 and 2001? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The answers to these nine questions should make you think of a place of particular natural beauty, which is the common bond. Where is that?

Answer: (Two Words)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which actress, who died young, is known for singing "Happy Birthday" to an American president, as well as for her movie roles?

Answer: Marilyn Monroe

Monroe's tragic death at the age of 36 can still spark discussion, as can her rendition of "Happy Birthday" for John F. Kennedy. Her films include "The Seven Year Itch", "Some Like It Hot" and "Bus Stop". Michelle Williams was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of Monroe in 2011's "My Week with Marilyn".
2. Known for performing without safety equipment, which family of aerialists lost their patriarch to a fall during a stunt in Puerto Rico in 1978?

Answer: Wallenda

Karl Wallenda died at the age of 73 whilst attempting to walk a wire strung between two towers of a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was not the first tragedy suffered by the Flying Wallendas, who had lost two members killed in 1962 when their seven-chair pyramid collapsed during a performance, as well as others in separate incidents.
3. What clean, renewable power source sometimes requires disruption of existing habitations and monuments due to the need for the building of dams and other items necessary for the generation of the power?

Answer: Hydroelectric power

Dams like the Aswan Dam in Egypt and the Three Gorges Dam in China have necessitated the relocation of the temples of Abu Simbel, in Egypt and of large numbers of people in China. The up-side is the electric power that has been provided for millions in both countries.
4. What word describes a hot tub or a 1949 film noir starring Gene Tierney?

Answer: Whirlpool

The movie "Whirlpool" also starred Richard Conte and Jose Ferrer, and was directed by Otto Preminger. The plot involved a hypnotised woman who may or may not have committed murder.
5. Which of the following would you most associate with a farrier?

Answer: Horseshoe

The job of a farrier is to care for horses' feet, including fashioning and replacing horseshoes as necessary. Qualifications for the position are more stringent in the United Kingdom than in many other countries.
6. What word describes Gene Kelly in Paris, a plan hotel guests can choose and the league in which the designated hitter began to be used in the 1970s?

Answer: American

Kelly was "An American in Paris" in the 1951 movie that included some quite wonderful dance routines. The American Plan for guests includes three meals, unlike the Continental Plan which calls for a light breakfast only. In major league baseball, the American League started using the designated hitter, who bats in place of the pitcher, in 1973.
7. What tradition may stem from being abducted with a blanket over one's head?

Answer: Bridal veil

At least one source offers this explanation for the wearing of a veil by brides, calling to mind the days when men abducted women to be their mates. More often one associates this piece of apparel with purity or the desire of the bride to hide her face from the groom, whether for practical or superstitious reasons, until they are wed.
8. What was the married name of the sculptor born Anna Maria (Marie) Grosholz, in 1761 in Strasbourg, France?

Answer: Tussaud

Narrowly surviving the reign of terror in France, Marie was given the job of making death masks of victims of the guillotine. She had learned wax modelling from her uncle, Philippe Curtius, and later inherited his collection of wax figures. The wax museum she founded in London, England remained in the family for several generations.
9. What type of establishment was the target of "Ocean's 11" in both 1960 and 2001?

Answer: Casino

In the original film, starring Frank Sinatra and members of his Rat Pack, the plan involved five casinos. George Clooney and his gang in 2001 planned on robbing three of these gambling houses. To tell much more would spoil the fun if you have yet to see the movies.
10. The answers to these nine questions should make you think of a place of particular natural beauty, which is the common bond. Where is that?

Answer: Niagara Falls

You can hear the noise of Niagara Falls for quite some time before it comes into view. If you have never been there, I can recommend the experience.

Here is how the clues should have helped you:

Q1 Miss Monroe starred in the 1953 movie "Niagara" set in that city.
Q2 In June 2012, Nik Wallenda, great-grandson of Karl, crossed Niagara Falls at its widest point from the US side to Canada on a wire two inches in diameter.
Q3 The Falls are a major source of hydroelectric power.
Q4 The Whirlpool is downstream from the Falls in the Niagara Gorge. Cable car excursions over the whirlpool and jet boat trips through it are available for those who are brave enough.
Q5, 6 and 7 The three distinct portions of Niagara Falls are the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American and Bridal Veil Falls on the US side.
Q8 and Q9 The attractions that are available for visitors include Louis Tussaud's Waxworks, part of a chain bearing the name of a grandson of Marie's, and a casino with a view of the Falls.

Taken altogether, the clues point to Niagara Falls.
Source: Author spanishliz

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