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Quiz about Ever Wonder about the Number
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Ever Wonder about the Number Trivia Quiz


This is a numbers quiz about many different topics including poetry, novels, songs, history, music, people and sport.

A multiple-choice quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
zambesi
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
395,998
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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540
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Question 1 of 10
1. How many pitches are there in the musical scale "C Major"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What year was the Battle of Trafalgar?
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Question 3 of 10
3. In what year was the World Wide Web (www) invented?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Which song by a London rock band, with a number in the song title, peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1980?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Michael Jordan wore jersey numbers 9, 12 and 45 for a limited period in his career. However, which is the number that was retired and is remembered he wore for most of his 15 year career in the NBA?
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Question 6 of 10
6. US President M. Van Buren was which number in the line of US Presidents?
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Question 7 of 10
7. What year was the famous Battle of Waterloo?
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Question 8 of 10
8. How many lines are there in a sonnet poem?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Which of the following books was written by Agatha Christie?
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Question 10 of 10
10. Which one of the following movies with a number in the title did NOT win the Academy Award for Best Picture?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. How many pitches are there in the musical scale "C Major"?

Answer: 7

The seven pitches in the musical scale of C Major are C, D, E, F, G, A and B. One of the most common key signatures in western music is C Major. There have been numerous symphonies in C Major. Nine are the number of lines in a Nonet poem and eleven lines are in a Rondel poem and 19 are the number of lines in a Villanelle poem.
2. What year was the Battle of Trafalgar?

Answer: 1805

The Battle of Trafalgar was a naval engagement just off Cape Trafalgar (Province of Andalusia) in the Atlantic Ocean. The British Navy, led by Admiral Lord Nelson, fought against combined navies of France and Spain led by the French Admiral Villeneuve. The Franco-Spanish fleet lost 22 of 33 ships while the whole British naval fleet of 27 ships remained intact. Nelson was shot and died just before the end of the battle. 1801 was the Battle of Copenhagen, 1803 was the Battle of Delhi and 1806 was the Battle of Pultusk.
3. In what year was the World Wide Web (www) invented?

Answer: 1989

The London-born computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while working at CERN in Switzerland. It was in 1989 that he presented his vision in a document and he wrote the first web browser in 1990. In 2004 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work.

The dissolution of the USSR took place on December 26, 1991. Self government was granted to 15 independent republics. On this day Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the 8th and last President of the Soviet Union. He handed power over to the new Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

This event marked the end of the Cold War. Construction started on the Channel Tunnel connecting England and France in 1988. It was opened on May 6, 1994. Bill Clinton was chosen to be the next US President in 1992.

He became the 42nd President of the United States on January 20, 1993.
4. Which song by a London rock band, with a number in the song title, peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1980?

Answer: Another One Bites the Dust

"Another One Bites the Dust" was a number one hit for the British rock band Queen in 1980. The song reached number one for three weeks in October 1980 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Three Times a Lady" was written by Lionel Richie and recorded by the soul group The Commodores.

The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in August, 1978. It has since been recorded by other artists and The Shadows did an instrumental version in 1986. "Eight Days a Week" was a song by The Beatles of Liverpool and peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two weeks from March 13, 1965. "Love Potion Number Nine" was first recorded in 1959, but the 1964 version by The Searchers reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
5. Michael Jordan wore jersey numbers 9, 12 and 45 for a limited period in his career. However, which is the number that was retired and is remembered he wore for most of his 15 year career in the NBA?

Answer: 23

Michael Jordan is considered the greatest basketball player of all-time. He spent 15 seasons in the NBA accumulating numerous personal and team awards. These include six NBA Championships, five MVP Awards and 14 times an NBA All-Star. His number 23 has been retired by the Chicago Bulls. Earvin "Magic" Johnson worn number 32 for 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979-1991 and 1996.

In that period he won numerous team and personal awards including five NBA titles and three MVPs. In 1992 number 32 was retired by the Lakers. Number 42 was worn and retired by Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Number 4 was the first number to be retired in MLB as it was worn by the Yankees "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig.
6. US President M. Van Buren was which number in the line of US Presidents?

Answer: 8

Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was the 8th President of the United States of America from 1837-1841. Although born in Kinderhook, New York, his mother tongue was Dutch due to the upbringing of his Dutch parents. He did learn English at school and to date is the only US President who had English as a second language. Andrew Jackson was the 7th US President serving from 1829-1837. William Henry Harrison was the 9th US President but died just 31 days into his term. He was replaced by John Tyler (10th US President) who was the Vice President who then completed his term as US President to 1845.
7. What year was the famous Battle of Waterloo?

Answer: 1815

The Battle of Waterloo took place in present day Belgium, but at the time it was part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. The battle took place on June 18, 1815 between a coalition force of British, led by The Duke of Wellington, and Prussian forces lead by Gebhard Leberecht von Bulcher, Prince of Wahlstatt.

The French army led by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated, thus ending the Napoleonic Wars. The Battle of Dresden took place in August 1813 as part of the Napoleonic wars. The Battle of Big Sandy Creek near New York (USA) took place in May 1814 as part of the War of 1812.

The Battle of Chacabuco took place in February 1817 as part of the Chilean War of Independence.
8. How many lines are there in a sonnet poem?

Answer: 14

The specific form and 14 lines of a sonnet originated in Italy around the 13th century with a specific rhyme scheme and structure. Haiku poems can be traced back to the 9th century in Japan and consist of three short lines that do not rhyme. A limerick consists of five lines that can be humorous or can also be rude. A sestina is a poem consisting of six stanzas of six lines each.
9. Which of the following books was written by Agatha Christie?

Answer: Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

"Three Blind Mice and Other Stories" is a collection of short stories by Agatha Christie and published in 1950. "Death Times Three" (1985) is a novel by Rex Stout the American writer which includes his famous detective, Nero Wolfe. "Two For Three Farthings" (1990) is a novel by the English writer Mary Jane Staples. "The Three Imposters" (1895) is a horror novel by Arthur Machen (1863-1947) who predominately wrote about the supernatural, fantasy and horror fiction.
10. Which one of the following movies with a number in the title did NOT win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

Answer: Born on the Fourth of July

"Born on the Fourth of July" starring Tom Cruise, was nominated for Best Picture in 1989 (62nd Awards) but lost out to "Driving Miss Daisy" starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Aykroyd. "It Happened One Night" (1934) won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 7th Awards night.

It starred Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert and won all five major Academy Awards. "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956) won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 29th awards winning five awards on the night.

The movie starred David Niven as Phileas Fogg. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"(1975) won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 48th awards and starred Jack Nicholson. Just like "It Happened One Night" it also won all five major Academy Awards being Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Source: Author zambesi

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