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Quiz about And Then There Were 99
Quiz about And Then There Were 99

And Then There Were 99 Trivia Quiz


Many people do a special quiz when they reach 100. I chose to do something special to celebrate my 99th quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by bookworm78. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
bookworm78
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
239,587
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
3746
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 15
1. The song "99 Red Balloons" is fun and catchy, but is actually a protest song. What German singer is credited with singing it? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. It's late at night. You are hungry, but you only have a couple of dollars in your pocket. Suddenly, you realize you can get a whole meal at Wendy's with only a few dollars - from the Value Menu! Which of the following is NOT and has never been on the Wendy's 99 cent Super Value Menu? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. When I was young, I hated riding the bus on field trips because someone would inevitably start singing an annoying song. It was a countdown, beginning with 99 bottles of what on the wall? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. Two agents, the bumbling 86 and cool competent 99, who worked for CONTROL, were teamed together to fight the forces of KAOS in what popular 1960s television show? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. The hit show "CHiPS" from the late 1970s and early 1980s returned with a made for TV movie in 1998. Both Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada returned to reprise their roles and the show was called "CHiPS '99".


Question 6 of 15
6. Which of the following is the name of element 99 on the Periodic Table of Elements? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. XCIX is the Roman Numeral for 99.


Question 8 of 15
8. Even if you were not a hockey fan, you probably know the most famous, and some would say greatest, hockey player of the late 20th century. Incidentally, he wore the number 99. Who was this hockey dynamo? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. If you live in the northeastern part of the United States of America, you may have eaten at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant and Pub. The address of the original location was 99 State Street, but in which city could it be found? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Which of the following is NOT true about the number 99? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Which of the following is NOT true about the number 99? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. Which of the following happened in the year 99 BC? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Which of the following happened in the year 99 A.D.? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Which of the following did NOT happen in the year 1999 AD? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. The Ninety-Nines is an organization of women pilots that was founded in 1999.



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The song "99 Red Balloons" is fun and catchy, but is actually a protest song. What German singer is credited with singing it?

Answer: Nena

The song was originally known as "99 Luftballons" and sung in German. The lyrics talked about ninety-nine balloons released into the air, only to be misconstrued as an invasion, so the military takes action. It was a protest against the unnecessary force often used by military forces. Whether you care more about the message or the fun tune, "99 Red Balloons" is a great song!
2. It's late at night. You are hungry, but you only have a couple of dollars in your pocket. Suddenly, you realize you can get a whole meal at Wendy's with only a few dollars - from the Value Menu! Which of the following is NOT and has never been on the Wendy's 99 cent Super Value Menu?

Answer: two apple pies

Apple pies are found at McDonald's, not Wendy's. Wendy's was founded by Dave Thomas in 1969. His daughter Melinda had picked up the nickname Wendy, so Dave named his restaurant chain after her. The Super Value Menu was introduced in 1989, the first offered by a fast food chain.

However, not all items on the Super Value Menu are 99 cents anymore. The prices of some items have been raised and range from $1.19 cents to $1.69.
3. When I was young, I hated riding the bus on field trips because someone would inevitably start singing an annoying song. It was a countdown, beginning with 99 bottles of what on the wall?

Answer: beer

"99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer! Take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall!"
This song definitely became part of pop culture in the United States. Most often sung to annoy others, it was usually a relief when the singers finally reached zero, though the song often fizzled before that time. Extremely annoying singers would then try to use negative numbers and work their way back up. Other variations of the song substitute soda or milk for beer. Another parody toted "99 bottles of non-alcoholic beverage on the wall".
4. Two agents, the bumbling 86 and cool competent 99, who worked for CONTROL, were teamed together to fight the forces of KAOS in what popular 1960s television show?

Answer: Get Smart

It was interesting to note that while Agent 86 (played by Don Adams) was often called by his name Maxwell Smart, Agent 99 (played by Barbara Feldon) never had an actual name. In fact, when the two characters wed near the end of the show, the bride's name could not be heard during the vows because one of the guests was snoring. Keeping Agent 99 nameless was sometimes a challenge for the writers, but I have read that they had fun doing it.
5. The hit show "CHiPS" from the late 1970s and early 1980s returned with a made for TV movie in 1998. Both Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada returned to reprise their roles and the show was called "CHiPS '99".

Answer: true

"CHiPS" was a story about two California motorcycle cops. It was very popular, especially among teenage girls, because the two stars were so good looking. In "CHiPS '99", Ponch (Estrada) returned to the force to help his friend Jon (Wilcox) in a difficult car thief case.
6. Which of the following is the name of element 99 on the Periodic Table of Elements?

Answer: Einsteinium

Einsteinium, named after great Physicist Albert Einstein, was discovered in December 1952 by Albert Ghiorso. With an atomic symbol of Es, Einsteinium is metallic and highly radioactive.
7. XCIX is the Roman Numeral for 99.

Answer: true

XC indicates ninety, because it is ten (X) before one hundred (C). IX indicates nine because it is one (I) before ten (X). Therefore XCIX is indeed the Roman numeral for 99.
8. Even if you were not a hockey fan, you probably know the most famous, and some would say greatest, hockey player of the late 20th century. Incidentally, he wore the number 99. Who was this hockey dynamo?

Answer: Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky, middle name Douglas, was born January 26, 1961 in Ontario, Canada. He played from 1979 to 1999 for various teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. Since retirement, Gretzky has served as director for at least two Olympic Hockey teams and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame November 22, 1999.
9. If you live in the northeastern part of the United States of America, you may have eaten at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant and Pub. The address of the original location was 99 State Street, but in which city could it be found?

Answer: Boston, Massachusetts

The Ninety-Nine Restaurant and Pub was founded in 1952 by Charlie Doe. In 1962, the main location moved to Woburn, Massachusetts. Now, it exists in all of Massachusetts, as well as the Providence, Rhode Island and Manchester, New Hampshire areas. In addition to the usual pub fare, Ninety-Nine also served hamburgers, steaks and rare fish specialties.

The parent company of the chain is O'Charley's, Inc.
10. Which of the following is NOT true about the number 99?

Answer: It is the most chosen lottery number.

The card game Ninety-Nine can be played by two to four people with a standard deck of cards. It is a game of taking tricks and bidding.
The '99 Names of God' are also known as the '99 Attributes of God'. They are names, adjectives, word constructs and others that can be found in the Qur'an and Sunnah. The number actually exceeds 99, but the top ones, or 'Best Names' are included in the '99 Names of God'.
In 1989, Hershey's Kisses were the 5th most popular candy in the world. They have also been available in over 30 other flavors besides plain milk chocolate.
11. Which of the following is NOT true about the number 99?

Answer: It is a prime number.

99 can be divided by 11 and 9, 33 and 3, as well as 1 and itself, so therefore, it is not a prime number.
99 x 99 = 9801. 98 + 01 = 99. This is why 99 is a Kaprekar number.
A palindromic number is one that is the same forwards or backwards.
A repdigit is any number that repeat the same single digit.
99 is also the sum of the sums of divisors of the first eleven integers.
12. Which of the following happened in the year 99 BC?

Answer: The Latin poet and philosopher Lucretius was born.

Lucretius was a Roman writer, known for his work "On the Nature of Things", a poem intended to help men overcome superstitions and their fear of death. It was split into six books with two main parts.
The Senate passed their resolution forbidding human sacrifice in 98 BC.
Saint Joseph was born in 97 BC.
Tigranes became King of Armenia in 95 BC.
13. Which of the following happened in the year 99 A.D.?

Answer: Mirrors were first made from glass backed with tin.

The other three actually happened in 96 A.D. Prior to this time, a mirror was just a sheet of metal that had been polished. It wasn't a very good reflector, but it did the job. The Romans found that glass backed with tin produced a good reflection. Improvements in the quality of glass over time have improved the quality of mirrors.

Modern mirrors are usually backed with aluminum instead of tin.
14. Which of the following did NOT happen in the year 1999 AD?

Answer: President Bill Clinton was found guilty by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

While Clinton was impeached, he was not found guilty. Britney Spears has released many albums, but her debut album was "Baby One More Time" was released in 1999. "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" is Episode 1 in the "Star Wars" movies, released 22 years after the original "Star Wars" movie "A New Hope" (which was episode 4) appeared in theatres. Lance Armstrong went on to win the Tour de France 7 times consecutively before retiring in 2005.

He was stripped of all seven titles in 2012.
15. The Ninety-Nines is an organization of women pilots that was founded in 1999.

Answer: false

The International Organization was actually founded in 1929 by women pilots. 99 of the 117 female pilots attended the founding meeting. Amelia Earhart was a member, as well as Fay Gillis Wells, Elsie MacGill, Bobbi Trout, Jeana Yeager, and Linda Godwin. Today, the organization has spread to 30 countries and has approximately 6000 members.
Source: Author bookworm78

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