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Quiz about Great Goodness

Great Goodness! Trivia Quiz


Welcome to my first thematic quiz! This quiz covers various categories of Quizzyland, and deals with people, places and objects connected with the word 'great'. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by angikar. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
angikar
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
391,863
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
377
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Question 1 of 10
1. Alfred the Great was the ruler of Wessex, England from 871 to 899. One of his major achievements was the codification of Danelaw after a victory over the Viking king Guthrum in a battle in 878. Which battle was this? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was responsible for the design of several revolutionary ships. Which of these was NOT one of them? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 'The Great Gig in the Sky' is the fifth track in the music album 'The Dark Side of the Moon', released in 1973. Who released the album? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of these actors starred as the protagonist in the 2017 musical drama film 'The Greatest Showman'? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Great White Shark is the name of a supervillain in the DC Universe of DC Comics. Which superhero was he paired up against when the character was launched? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the novel 'Great Expectations' written by Charles Dickens, the protagonist Pip was initially living with his sister and sister's husband Joe Gargery. What was the profession of Joe Gargery, whom Pip became an apprentice to? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Great Lakes refer to five interconnected freshwater lakes located in the United States of America and Canada. Which river connects them to the Atlantic Ocean? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 'The Great Dictator' was a film that was released in 1940 and starred Charlie Chaplin, who also directed the film. Which of these facts about the film is FALSE? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The great bustard is a bird belonging to the genus Otis. Which of these countries is it mainly present in? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous landmarks of China. Which of the following facts about it is TRUE? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Alfred the Great was the ruler of Wessex, England from 871 to 899. One of his major achievements was the codification of Danelaw after a victory over the Viking king Guthrum in a battle in 878. Which battle was this?

Answer: Battle of Edington

The Battle of Edington was fought between Alfred the Great and the Great Heathen Army led by the Danish Viking king Guthrum. The victory of Alfred led to the Treaty of Wedmore. A clear distinction was established between Danelaw, ruled by the Danes, and the territory controlled by the Anglo-Saxons. Danelaw mainly consisted of the region of East Anglia. Guthrum converted to Christianity and was christened Aethelstan, as the adopted son of Alfred.
2. The famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was responsible for the design of several revolutionary ships. Which of these was NOT one of them?

Answer: SS Great Southern

The building of SS Great Western was completed in 1838. It was an oak-hulled steamship. It was designed with the purpose of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The building of SS Great Britain was completed in 1843. It was used for transport between Bristol and New York and was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic.

The building of SS Great Eastern was completed in 1858; it was the largest ship at that time. The Great Western Railway was another of Brunel's designs.
3. 'The Great Gig in the Sky' is the fifth track in the music album 'The Dark Side of the Moon', released in 1973. Who released the album?

Answer: Pink Floyd

The music of the song was composed by Richard Wright, who also played the piano. Roger Waters played the bass and Nick Mason played the drums. David Gilmour played the pedal steel guitar. The non-lexical vocals were by Clare Torry. 'The Dark Side of the Moon' reached the top position in the Billboard Top LPs and Tapes in the United States for a week. 'Money' and 'Us and Them' were two singles belonging to that album.
4. Which of these actors starred as the protagonist in the 2017 musical drama film 'The Greatest Showman'?

Answer: Hugh Jackman

'The Greatest Showman' depicts P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The role of Barnum was played by Jackman. The movie also starred Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya. The movie won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for the song 'This is Us'. The song was also nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar.
Hugh Jackman starred as Wolverine in the 'X-Men' film series. He also starred in films like 'The Prestige' (2006) and 'Les Miserables' (2012).
5. Great White Shark is the name of a supervillain in the DC Universe of DC Comics. Which superhero was he paired up against when the character was launched?

Answer: Batman

Great White Shark first appeared in 'Arkham Asylum: Living Hell' Number 1, in 2003. His real name is Warren White, who embezzled huge amounts of money from pension funds. He avoided prison by pleading insanity and was transferred to Arkham Asylum. He was given the name of Great White Shark due to the set of gill marks made by the claws of Killer Croc on his neck. Frostbite turned his skin white and he filed his teeth to make them sharp. Great White did not have any superpowers of his own.

In various comics, he became a leading crime lord of Gotham City, and was an antagonist against Batman.
6. In the novel 'Great Expectations' written by Charles Dickens, the protagonist Pip was initially living with his sister and sister's husband Joe Gargery. What was the profession of Joe Gargery, whom Pip became an apprentice to?

Answer: Blacksmith

Pip was an orphan. His name at birth was Philip Pirrip, but he could not pronounce it at birth, giving rise to his name Pip. Miss Havisham gave Pip money to be bound as an apprentice blacksmith. Pip and Joe Gargery shared an amicable relationship, and Pip was honest with him. Eventually, Pip left for London, which disappointed Joe as Pip would no longer work as his partner.
7. The Great Lakes refer to five interconnected freshwater lakes located in the United States of America and Canada. Which river connects them to the Atlantic Ocean?

Answer: Saint Lawrence River

The Saint Lawrence River passes through the provinces of Quebec and Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States of America. It forms a part of the boundary between Canada and the USA. The river begins at the outflow of Lake Ontario and drains into the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

The river is over 3000 kilometres long. The five Great Lakes (Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, Ontario) constitute more than a fifth of the world's freshwater volume.
8. 'The Great Dictator' was a film that was released in 1940 and starred Charlie Chaplin, who also directed the film. Which of these facts about the film is FALSE?

Answer: It was not nominated for any Oscars.

The film 'The Great Dictator' started Charlie Chaplin in a double role, playing the roles of a fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel as well as a persecuted Jewish barber. The film was a satire on oppressive fascist governments, Hitler's Nazi Germany particularly. Made on a budget of two million dollars, it had a revenue of five million dollars during its tenure.

It was nominated for five Oscars - Outstanding Production, Best Actor, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Supporting Actor, and Best Music (Original Score).

Although Chaplin is mainly famous for his silent films, this film contained a lot of dialogue between the characters.
9. The great bustard is a bird belonging to the genus Otis. Which of these countries is it mainly present in?

Answer: Spain and Portugal

Temperate grasslands across Europe and Asia are the natural habitat of great bustards, as well as other members of the bustard family. It became extinct in Great Britain due to prolonged hunting. Russia and Turkey are two other countries with a large great bustard population.

The male great bustard is one of the heaviest living flying animals. Great bustards are omnivores - they eat both plant material like wheat and barley seeds, as well as beetles, grasshoppers and bees.
10. The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous landmarks of China. Which of the following facts about it is TRUE?

Answer: It has many side branches from the main length.

The Great Wall of China is not a single long wall that can be attributed to one king. The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, of the Qin dynasty, connected fortifications made during the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period. Most of the ancient earthen wall is no longer present.

The modern Great Wall of China was mostly built during the Ming dynasty, which came to power after overthrowing the Mongol Yuan dynasty. However, the Han, the Northern Qi and the Sui also had major roles in its construction.

The Great Wall of China, although mostly made of stone, also consists of wood, brick and rammed earth. The gradual construction of the Great Wall has led to many branches, with a total length of over 21000 Km.
Source: Author angikar

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