Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 6
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 6

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 6 Quiz


A mix of 10 General Knowledge questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
409,085
Updated
May 06 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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1. What does the 'WD' stand for in WD-40? Hint

Wetness Dispersal
Well Dry
Wash Down
Water Displacement

2. Having no clear proof of its existence makes this creature's authenticity questionable. What transforming beast howls at the moon, and then reverts back to its original form by day? Hint

Vampire
Loch Ness Monster
Big Foot
Werewolf

3. Which of the following is NOT a meaning of the word 'Oasis'? Hint

Desert watering hole
English Britpop band
Surname of Jackie Kennedy's second husband
Non-carbonated bottled soft drink

4. What word connects the line that separates the light and dark areas of a planet or moon and a 1984 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg from the future? Hint

Commando
Predator
Terminator
Conan

5. What is a Jew's harp? Hint

A musical instrument
A butterfly
A flower
A pastry

6. What name, also the name of a colour and of a verb meaning "to abandon on a desert island", was given to runaway slaves who formed independent communities in the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries? Hint

Maroon
Ochre
Taupe
Yellow

7. What do a three-legged cast-iron frying pan (or Dutch oven), a sports car made by Alfa Romeo from 1966-1993, and a chapter of the Qur'an named "Al-Ankabut" have in common? Hint

elephant
pony
worm
spider

8. In relation to state funerals, what is a caisson? Hint

Two-wheeled cart
Flag bearers
Marching band
Commemorative coin

9. What sort of things spin around in an orrery?
Hint

lettuce
planets
clothes
blood samples

10. What famous actress, while on a war bond tour, died when her plane slammed into a mountain just outside of Las Vegas on 16th January, 1942? Hint

Jayne Mansfield
Isadora Duncan
Linda Darnell
Carole Lombard


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What does the 'WD' stand for in WD-40?

Answer: Water Displacement

WD-40 is the abbreviated form of "Water Displacement, 40th Formula", suggesting that is took its inventor, Iver Norman Lawson, 40 attempts to get the formula right, thereby creating the "squeak reducing" product we know today.

Question by player ClarkyB
2. Having no clear proof of its existence makes this creature's authenticity questionable. What transforming beast howls at the moon, and then reverts back to its original form by day?

Answer: Werewolf

The werewolf is a creature in European folklore spawned during the Middle Ages, around the fifteenth century. It is said that a man can shape-shift into a wolf -like creature after being bitten or scratched by another werewolf. Though this explains how a werewolf is created, how then was the very first werewolf created? No one seems to know.

Question by player sharonfaye
3. Which of the following is NOT a meaning of the word 'Oasis'?

Answer: Surname of Jackie Kennedy's second husband

The English Britpop band 'Oasis' was formed in 1991 and featured the Gallagher brothers (Liam and Noel) as lead vocalist and lead guitarist respectively. The non-carbonated bottled soft drink 'Oasis' originated in France, and is manufactured in the UK by Orangina Schweppes. An oasis in a desert is a fertile spot where water and often trees are to be found. Jackie Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis on 20th October 1968, and was known by the name Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis until her death on 19th May 1994.

Question by player ClarkyB
4. What word connects the line that separates the light and dark areas of a planet or moon and a 1984 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg from the future?

Answer: Terminator

The imaginary line that marks the boundary of the lit and unlit portions of a planetary body is known as the terminator. In the 1984 science fiction film "The Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the killer cyborg sent back through time from 2029 to 1984 to terminate the life of the mother of a future resistance leader.

His classic line "I'll be back" is considered to be one of the most memorable movie quotes of all time.

Question by player incognito101
5. What is a Jew's harp?

Answer: A musical instrument

The Jew's harp is a musical instrument, dating back to ancient times. It is known by a number of different names, but in English it is most often called called a Jew's harp, or mouth harp. It consists of a vibrating reed and a frame, most often made of metal, which produces a twangy sound.

It features in many genres of music, from classical compositions to modern rock and roll. Reasons for its popularity include its inexpensive cost, and the fact that it is easy to learn how to play.

Question by player daver852
6. What name, also the name of a colour and of a verb meaning "to abandon on a desert island", was given to runaway slaves who formed independent communities in the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries?

Answer: Maroon

The word maroon as used for runaway slaves derived from the Spanish word "cimarron", meaning mountain-top dwellers. This name was given as many of the early fugitives hid out in mountainous country to evade capture. The perception of the fugitive slaves was that they were wild and untamed. Therefore, when someone was left alone in a wild and untamed place, such as a desert island, they were described as "being marooned".

The homonym meaning a dark reddish colour, takes its name from the French word for chestnut; "marron".

Question by player Snowman
7. What do a three-legged cast-iron frying pan (or Dutch oven), a sports car made by Alfa Romeo from 1966-1993, and a chapter of the Qur'an named "Al-Ankabut" have in common?

Answer: spider

Usually equipped with either a long handle or a wire bail, a spider is a cooking vessel which can "stand" in the coals and ashes of an open fire. The Italian car-maker Alfa Romeo produced a sportscar called the Spider for thirty years. Dustin Hoffman's character drove one in "The Graduate" (1967).

The 29th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an is "Al-Ankbut" which means "The Spider." It is especially concerned with the persecution of prophets including Abraham and Noah.

Question by player FatherSteve
8. In relation to state funerals, what is a caisson?

Answer: Two-wheeled cart

Normally they were used as a cart for carrying artillery ammunition in the time of cannon warfare. State funerals use them to carry the caskets of deceased leaders in public processions. Another state funeral tradition is the 'Riderless Horse' in which a pair of empty boots are placed backwards in the stirrups of a saddled, led horse.

Question by player mehaul
9. What sort of things spin around in an orrery?

Answer: planets

An orrery is a model of the solar system that depicts the planets' revolutions. It represents how long it takes a planet to spin around the Sun relative to the other planets. There have been orreries as far back as ancient times, such as one dated back to 150 BC showing the Sun, Moon, and the five known planets at the time.

Question by player Billkozy
10. What famous actress, while on a war bond tour, died when her plane slammed into a mountain just outside of Las Vegas on 16th January, 1942?

Answer: Carole Lombard

All were killed on the plane which was given faulty elevation data on the mountain height. The plane hit ten feet below the top. Parts of the plane are still visible. Clark Gable never got over the loss of what he called "the love of his life."

Question by player ghosttowner
Source: Author FTBot

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