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Quiz about How to Break the Streak
Quiz about How to Break the Streak

How to Break the Streak Trivia Quiz


Once you win something, you have to keep on winning. Can you compete with these ten winners and break their streak?

A multiple-choice quiz by leith90. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
leith90
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,358
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
7296
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: mazza47 (9/10), Greenrhyno53 (4/10), mcdonoughuk (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. There's a lot to be said for longevity. Of these British monarchs, who had the longest reign? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which male tennis player, known as The Swiss Watch, held the position of Number One male singles player for a staggering 237 consecutive weeks? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which Hungarian-British classical recording artist won 31 Grammy awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which actress, known for her role in "On Golden Pond" and "The African Queen", won four best actor Oscars? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1995 Jeanne Calment was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest living woman at the age of 120 years. What nationality was she? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. American swimmer Mark Spitz had long held the record for the most number of gold medals won at a single Olympic Games. Which Olympian passed this record by snatching 8 gold medals in 2008? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This Australian soccer team was unbeaten for 36 consecutive games in the 2011-2012 season, breaking the previous record by one game? Who are they? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. A few movies have won eleven Academy Awards, but which 2003 blockbuster completed a clean sweep by winning in every category it was nominated in? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. It seems to be a popular trend among artists these days to record a cover version of past hits. Which Beatles song, written by Lennon/McCartney was the first song be covered over 3000 times? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Sean Connery played British spy James Bond in six different movies between 1962 and 1971, but which actor took the mantle of most portrayals from him when he filmed "A View to a Kill" in 1985? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. There's a lot to be said for longevity. Of these British monarchs, who had the longest reign?

Answer: Victoria

60 years on the throne surpasses the reigns of George III (59 yrs, 96 days), Henry III (56 yrs, 29 days) and Elizabeth I (44 yrs, 127 days).

Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for a total of 63 yrs 216 days until her death in 1901. She also used the title of Empress of India. She was one of the first women to use pain relief during childbirth, against the beliefs of the clergy.
2. Which male tennis player, known as The Swiss Watch, held the position of Number One male singles player for a staggering 237 consecutive weeks?

Answer: Roger Federer

Roger Federer was almost invincible in the years 2003 to 2007 when he won both Wimbledon and the US Open for five years running, during which time he was the number One ranked player in the World for a staggering 237 weeks conecutively.

Pete Sampras was ranked the number one player in the world for a total of 286 weeks, but he held the spot consecutively for 102 weeks.
3. Which Hungarian-British classical recording artist won 31 Grammy awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award?

Answer: Sir George Solti

Sir George Solti (1912-1997), largely regarded as one of the best conductors of the 20th century, was made a Music Director Laureate in 1991 and conducted 999 performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As well as his 31 individual wins, he was nominated a further 74 times before he died.
4. Which actress, known for her role in "On Golden Pond" and "The African Queen", won four best actor Oscars?

Answer: Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) won the coveted Best Actress Oscar four times from 12 nominations. She won the awards for the films "Morning Glory" (1934), "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" (1968), "The Lion in Winter" (1969) and "On Golden Pond" (1982). Katharine also completed a hat trick with wins three years running. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the top female legend of the screen.
5. In 1995 Jeanne Calment was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest living woman at the age of 120 years. What nationality was she?

Answer: French

Living in Arles, France for her entire life, Jeanne Calment died in 1997 at the age of 122 years, 164 days. In 1888 she reportedly met artist Vincent Van Gogh and found him "Dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable".
6. American swimmer Mark Spitz had long held the record for the most number of gold medals won at a single Olympic Games. Which Olympian passed this record by snatching 8 gold medals in 2008?

Answer: Michael Phelps

Mark Spitz won seven gold in the 1972 Munich summer Olympic Games and held the record until 2008 when Michael Phelps splashed his way to eight gold. Phelps almost won the record at the previous games in Athens, Greece (2004) when he won six gold medals and two bronze.
7. This Australian soccer team was unbeaten for 36 consecutive games in the 2011-2012 season, breaking the previous record by one game? Who are they?

Answer: Brisbane Roar

At the time, the 36 game undefeated run by the Roar coincidentally became the longest run at the top level of any Australian Football Code. They played a home game against Perth Glory and won 4-0 to take the record. Unfortunately, they also lost the next five consecutive games to leave their fans in the doldrums.
8. A few movies have won eleven Academy Awards, but which 2003 blockbuster completed a clean sweep by winning in every category it was nominated in?

Answer: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

"Return of the King" was the third instalment in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy directed by Peter Jackson and filmed in New Zealand. It won the coveted Oscar in the categories of Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing and Visual Effects.
Titanic, while winning 11 awards was nominated for 14, tying for the record of most nominations with the 1950 "All About Eve".
9. It seems to be a popular trend among artists these days to record a cover version of past hits. Which Beatles song, written by Lennon/McCartney was the first song be covered over 3000 times?

Answer: Yesterday

"Yesterday" was recorded in 1965 by The Beatles for their "Help!" album. It was also the first recording by the band that featured a single performer.
The Beatles remain one of the most popular bands of all time and they hold the honour of having five songs on the Firewire list of most covered songs. "Eleanor Rigby", "And I Love Her", "Imagine" and "Blackbird" also feature on the list. "Eleanor Rigby" graces second place with over 130 covers.
10. Sean Connery played British spy James Bond in six different movies between 1962 and 1971, but which actor took the mantle of most portrayals from him when he filmed "A View to a Kill" in 1985?

Answer: Roger Moore

Roger Moore first took the role of James Bond in the 1973 movie "Live and Let Die" and he is credited with changing Bond's favourite drink from a martini to bourbon, a move which shook up the purists. He also brought a more comedic approach to the role, combining humour with the films' trademark violence.
Source: Author leith90

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