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Quiz about Grand Central Track 4
Quiz about Grand Central Track 4

"Grand" Central (Track 4) Trivia Quiz


Part 4 of this quiz series about titles, things and phrases in which the word "Grand" is in the middle or center of the phrase. All aboooard!

A multiple-choice quiz by Billkozy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Billkozy
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
404,357
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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293
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Question 1 of 10
1. What does the phrase "in the grand scheme of things" mean? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Starring Lee Van Cleef, what genre was the 1972 film "The Grand Duel"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Playing Murray French in the 2013 Canadian film "The Grand Seduction", which of these actors displayed his actual skills at playing the fiddle? (He also did so in "Cold Mountain" (2003) and "Michael Collins" (1996). Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is the MS Grand Celebration? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In the children's nursery rhyme, "The Grand Old Duke of York," the words are believed to be based on Richard, the Duke of York's defeat in what war? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating debuted in 1995 and was composed of five events held in various countries. Which country was NOT one of the countries? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "Le Grand Macabre" is the only what by Hungarian György Ligeti? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The ITC Grand Chola hotel is 5-star luxury hotel in Chennai in what country? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What was the nickname of the A1 Grand Prix in which drivers from different countries raced each other? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Grand Rapids Press is a newspaper published in what U.S. state? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What does the phrase "in the grand scheme of things" mean?

Answer: "the complete picture of a situation"

It refers to looking at things in the long term; it means considering the big picture, the consequences down the road when you are considering what to do in a certain situation. So for instance, if your friend is worried about turning 30-years-old, you could advise them that in the grand scheme of things they are actually still well below being middle-aged.
2. Starring Lee Van Cleef, what genre was the 1972 film "The Grand Duel"?

Answer: spaghetti western

Van Cleef, an actor in many spaghetti westerns plays grizzled an ex-sheriff who helps a man, Philipp Wermeer, who has been framed for the murder of a powerful figure known as The Patriarch. When Wermeer escapes, The Patriarch's three sons want him dead so they place a large bounty is placed on Wermeer's head.

Sheriff Clayton (Van Cleef) helps Wermeer from getting caught by the bounty hunters, and he heads back to Jefferson with Wermeer to confront the powerful Saxon brothers who placed the bounty, and together they reveal the truth to the brothers about who really killed their father. Directed by Giancarlo Santi and written by Ernesto Gastaldi, the movie was shot in Italy, at Rome's Ellios Studios.
3. Playing Murray French in the 2013 Canadian film "The Grand Seduction", which of these actors displayed his actual skills at playing the fiddle? (He also did so in "Cold Mountain" (2003) and "Michael Collins" (1996).

Answer: Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson plays the fiddle and the mandolin player, fueled by interest in Irish folklore. As Stobrod Thewes, Renee Zellweger's father, he played the fiddle onscreen in "Cold Mountain", and he also did as Liam Tobin in "Michael Collins." In the Canadian comedy "The Grand Seduction", Gleeson plays Murray French, a resident of a harbor village in Newfoundland called Tickle Cove.

The town is in financial trouble and must secure a contract that will allow a factory to be built in the town and save their economy.

But in order to secure that contract, the town must convince a doctor to take up residence. In leading the search for a doctor, Murray French finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch); he and the rest of the town use whatever tactics they can to seduce the doctor into making their village his permanent residence.
4. What is the MS Grand Celebration?

Answer: a Carnival cruise ship

This former cruise ship in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet was retired in November 2020, and its final resting place sadly will be the world's largest ship breaking yard: Alang-Sosiya in India. The ship in its heyday served as a Bahamas Paradise Cruise ship.

At first the line's Chief executive, Oneil Khosa, denied the sale claiming it a false rumor and that he would look into how it was started. The amount of the sale was undisclosed.
5. In the children's nursery rhyme, "The Grand Old Duke of York," the words are believed to be based on Richard, the Duke of York's defeat in what war?

Answer: War of the Roses

The nursery rhyme mocks the Duke of York's defeat in the War of the Roses in AD 1455 during the Plantagenet dynasty of the 15th century. The opposing forces were the house of York, symbolized by the white rose, and the house of Lancaster (the red rose). The Wars of the Roses went on for over thirty years. The Duke of York was killed after he took up a defensive position against the Lancaster army. The Duke and his soldiers ("he marched them up to the top of the hill") to a position 10 meters up on a hill. Foolishly, he led his men down the hill from this safe position ("he marched them down again") and they were defeated soundly.

The Grand Old Duke of York,
He had 10,000 men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half way up,
They were neither up nor down.
6. The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating debuted in 1995 and was composed of five events held in various countries. Which country was NOT one of the countries?

Answer: Australia

It would seem fitting that Australia wouldn't be one of the countries since it is summer there in the southern hemisphere. The International Skating Union had organized the competition, awarding medals in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair dancing, and ice dancing. Amongst the events were Skate America, Skate Canada, Internationaux de France, NHK Trophy, Grand Prix Final and, later on, other events like Cup of Russia, and Cup of China.
7. "Le Grand Macabre" is the only what by Hungarian György Ligeti?

Answer: opera

Ligeti was leading composer of the branch of avant-garde music. Premiering in 1978, the lunatic story is set in Breughelland, a fictitious totalitarian poor banana republic city. The characters include Prince Go-Go, who loves cake, the court astronomer Astrodomer and his wife Mescalina, who collects giant spiders, Gepopo, the chief of the Secret Political Police, and Nekrotzar who plays the title character, the "Great Macabre." Nekrotzar announces to everyone that the end of the world is near because of a comet heading Earth's way. Everyone panics, begs for mercy, and drink themselves into a state of obliviousness in order to miss the collision. Upon waking they find themselves alive and rejoice. All except Nekrotzar who tells them that he is death incarnate.

The composer Ligeti says that "If he were death himself, then death is now dead, eternal life has begun and earth is at one with heaven" but if not then he is a "false messiah and his mission merely words, life will continue as normal - one day everyone will die, but not today, not immediately."
8. The ITC Grand Chola hotel is 5-star luxury hotel in Chennai in what country?

Answer: India

Part of the Marriott chain, when it was built, the 11-story 6600-room hotel was the third-largest hotel in India after The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and Grand Hyatt, which are both in Mumbai. Chennai is the most populous city in southern India. Architecturally, it is themed after the Hindu Chola Dynasty which featured many temple sculptures and 'Chola bronzes', sculptures of Hindu deities.
9. What was the nickname of the A1 Grand Prix in which drivers from different countries raced each other?

Answer: "The World Cup of Motorsport"

The event was held 2005 until 2009, and the drivers raced for their nations in vibrantly colored single-seater cars on some of the best tracks around the world. The format featured a qualifying race on Saturday, with two races on Sunday: a sprint race and a feature race which included a mandatory pit stop. Team France won the first season, Team Germany won the second one, Team Switzerland the third, and Team Ireland won the final season the race was run.

"The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is the nicknames of the Indy 500, and "The Great American Race" and the "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing" are both nicknames for the Daytona 500.
10. The Grand Rapids Press is a newspaper published in what U.S. state?

Answer: Michigan

The Grand Rapids Press is the largest of the Booth Newspapers, a media company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are eight newspapers comprising the Booth Newspapers. Founded by William J. Sproat, The Grand Rapids Press debuted in 1890 and these days there is also an e-edition of the newspaper in addition to the hardcopy which is still being printed.
Source: Author Billkozy

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