Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 8
Quiz about FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix Vol 8

FunTrivia General Knowledge Mix: Vol 8 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 #
409,350
Updated
Jun 04 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. You see two Bomb Technicians at the scene of an incident. One technician touches the other technician before going to the explosive. According to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, why should this occur? Hint

Steadying themselves
A quick goodbye
So they don't have static electricity
Seeing if they are dreaming

2. Which of these would a photographer encourage you to say when taking a photo? Hint

Cabbage
Pickle
Cheese
Tomato

3. What do a novel written by Herman Wouk (1971) made into a television mini-series (1983), the Beaufort Scale, and the Greek god Zephyrus have in common? Hint

waves
war
winter
wind

4. A type of flower, a name of a human eye part, a goddess in Greek mythology, an academy award winning movie, and an American band all share what name? Hint

Carnation
Petunia
Iris
Rose

5. What do a 1936 novel and 1939 film about the Civil War and Reconstruction, Japanese suicide aviators in WWII, and a song in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" which compares winter weather with human ingratitude, have in common?
Hint

birth
forest
brothers
wind

6. Where would an amygdala be found? Hint

in an astronomical observatory
in an actor's dressing room
in an electronic computer
in a mammalian brain

7. What do Jane Leeves' character on TV's "Frasier," a Belgian-style white beer made by MillerCoors in seasonal varieties, and a 1865 Jules Verne novel about space travel have in common? Hint

bullet
moon
bulldog
Eddie

8. Which of the following characters has NEVER BEEN a police officer or detective? Hint

Atticus Finch
Javert
Lenny Briscoe
Hercule Poirot

9. While most people are familiar with deja vu - the feeling you've experienced something before - what is the term that describes experiencing something in reality that you've dreamed about in the past? Hint

deja connu
deja dit
deja entendu
deja reve

10. Stolen, sold, cut, and re-cut throughout its history, trace elements of boron give the Hope Diamond its distinctive color. What nickname did this world-famous jewel have in a previous iteration? Hint

La sangre rojo
White elephant
Le bleu de France
Yellow rose of Texas


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. You see two Bomb Technicians at the scene of an incident. One technician touches the other technician before going to the explosive. According to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, why should this occur?

Answer: So they don't have static electricity

It is fundamental to release ALL static electricity from the technicians' body before approaching explosives. Simple static electricity even in the air can act as a fuse or detonator!

Question by player tundrawolf
2. Which of these would a photographer encourage you to say when taking a photo?

Answer: Cheese

The word makes sure you show your teeth! It is important to brush your teeth twice daily, for one reason, to not make your photo disastrous!

Question by player regandavey
3. What do a novel written by Herman Wouk (1971) made into a television mini-series (1983), the Beaufort Scale, and the Greek god Zephyrus have in common?

Answer: wind

Herman Wouk's "The Winds of War" was planned as a single large novel but was instead published in 1971 as the first half of a two-novel set completed in 1978 by "War and Remembrance." This is the story of the Jastrow and Henry families in the Second World War.

The television version starred Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, and Jan-Michael Vincent. Francis Beaufort (later Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort and Sir Francis Beaufort), invented and refined a scale which connects measured wind speed with the impact which it has on land and sea.

His version was created in 1805, based on the work of others, and refined in the 1830s when adopted by (parts of) the Royal Navy. It remains in use, though not universally. The Greek god of the West wind is Zephyrus, the most gentle of the four winds, associated with springtime and the blooming of plants.

Question by player FatherSteve
4. A type of flower, a name of a human eye part, a goddess in Greek mythology, an academy award winning movie, and an American band all share what name?

Answer: Iris

An iris is a flowering plant. The colored part of the eye is called the iris. The Greek goddess that linked gods to humanity was Iris; she is mentioned in 'The Iliad' by Homer. Richard Eyre directed the screenplay of the award winning movie 'Iris', which was released in 2001. Finally, the American synthpop band Iris was formed in 1993 by Reagan Jones and Mat Morris.

Question by player MyGirl2000
5. What do a 1936 novel and 1939 film about the Civil War and Reconstruction, Japanese suicide aviators in WWII, and a song in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" which compares winter weather with human ingratitude, have in common?

Answer: wind

Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" was first published in 1936. The 1939 film starred Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. The title to both the novel and the movie are from the poem "Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae" written by the English author Ernest Dowson (1867-1900). Toward the end of the War in the Pacific, Japanese military aviators relied increasingly on suicide attacks to destroy Allied ships. Tokubetsiu Kogekitai (special attack units) were popularly known as Kamikaze (divine wind).

More than 3500 pilots gave their lives in this manner. In "As You Like It," the Duke Senior and his court have been usurped and banished to the Forest of Arden. They find life there better in many respects than life at court. One of his lords sings "Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude" (II, vii, 174-176).

Question by player FatherSteve
6. Where would an amygdala be found?

Answer: in a mammalian brain

The amygdala is an almond-shaped formation found inside most temporal lobes of mammalian brains. It is involved in allowing the organism to experience emotions. The name derives from the Middle English word 'amugdalį', meaning 'almond'.

Question by player debodun
7. What do Jane Leeves' character on TV's "Frasier," a Belgian-style white beer made by MillerCoors in seasonal varieties, and a 1865 Jules Verne novel about space travel have in common?

Answer: moon

Leeves plays Daphne Moon, at first a live-in housekeeper and physical therapist for Martin Crane, later as love interest for Niles Crane. The Moons (Daphne's large family) are from Manchester in England. Blue Moon Belgian beer manufactures Honey Moon in the summer, Harvest Moon in the fall, Full Moon in the winter, and Rising Moon in the spring. Because the brand is made by an international brewer, there have been complaints from the craft beer industry that MillerCoors is trying to pass Blue Moon off as a craft beer. Verne's novel "From the Earth to the Moon" ("De la terre à la lune") is not Verne's only story about space travel.

In this one, a postbellum gun club builds a giant gun in order to fire three people (inside a rather large bullet) to the moon.

The physics of this method are incompatible with human survival which is why we don't do it this way.

Question by player FatherSteve
8. Which of the following characters has NEVER BEEN a police officer or detective?

Answer: Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch is an attorney and major character in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" where he defends Tom Robinson from unfounded charges. Lenny Briscoe is from the "Law and Order" television franchise, Javert from "Les Miserables", and Hercule Poirot from the Agatha Christie novels.

Question by player merylfederman
9. While most people are familiar with deja vu - the feeling you've experienced something before - what is the term that describes experiencing something in reality that you've dreamed about in the past?

Answer: deja reve

In French, "deja vu" translates to "already seen" while "deja reve" translates to "already dreamed."

Question by player bitzygirl13
10. Stolen, sold, cut, and re-cut throughout its history, trace elements of boron give the Hope Diamond its distinctive color. What nickname did this world-famous jewel have in a previous iteration?

Answer: Le bleu de France

The Hope Diamond was taken from the Kollur Mine in India and cut, earning it the nickname "Le bleu de France". It was sold to King Louis XIV of France in 1688 and became part of the royal collection of jewels. It was stolen in 1791, re-cut, and eventually found its way to the U.S. The diamond was donated to the U.S. National Museum of Natural History in 1958.

The color of the Hope Diamond is famously blue, which is why it was given the nickname "Le bleu de France" while it found its home in that country. The "Hope" name came from the Hope family, which owned the diamond for a brief period of time.

Question by player trident
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