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Less Tax, of Course Trivia Quiz


All the questions in this quiz deal with the word "tax". These three consecutive letters will be found in either the question or the answer of each question. Let's see how much this quiz taxes your brain cells!

A multiple-choice quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
dcpddc478
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,390
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of the following options is the best definition for the word "ataxia"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In which school class would you expect to study taxonomy? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following was a real nickname given to an American President? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which British band released a song titled "Taxman" in their 1966 album named "Revolver"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which 19th century icon of wit is responsible for this quote: "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In which city did the popular television show "Taxi" (1978-1983) take place? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which one of the following words refers to the part of grammar that deals with the arrangement of words in sentence construction? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 1932, which of the following criminals was sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. According to the Christian Bible, which one of the following Apostles of Jesus was a former tax collector? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. During the 1st century AD, there was a tax placed on urine by the Roman emperor Vespasian.



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following options is the best definition for the word "ataxia"?

Answer: A lack of coordination or control of body movements

Ataxia is the loss of or lack of the ability to control the movement of your body. It is not a disease or disorder but rather a symptom of neurological impairment. Ataxia can be caused by strokes, radiation poisoning, and vitamin deficiency as well as by other disorders.
2. In which school class would you expect to study taxonomy?

Answer: Science

Taxonomy is the science of sorting species of flora and fauna into any type of a classification scheme. Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus is considered the father of the science of taxonomy. All living things are classified in decending order into kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Each classification is a more specific identifier of the life form.
3. Which of the following was a real nickname given to an American President?

Answer: "High Tax Harry" Truman

Harry Truman had quite a few nicknames. "High Tax Harry" was a moniker given to him after he raised taxes after the end of WWII. He was also known as "Give 'Em Hell Harry" after he ordered the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. "Mister Missouri" was a reference to his home-state, while "Haberdasher Harry" was a comment on the fact that he was always well dressed and proper and worked in a haberdashery when he was a young man.
4. Which British band released a song titled "Taxman" in their 1966 album named "Revolver"?

Answer: The Beatles

In their album "Revolver" The Beatles' song "Taxman" protested the the taxation levels being enforced by Harold Wilson, the British Prime Minister. The song was written by George Harrison and was a commentary on the fact that while The Beatles were earning enormous amounts of money they were liable to a 95% supertax that had been introduced by the Labour Party under the leadership of Harold Wilson.
5. Which 19th century icon of wit is responsible for this quote: "What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin"?

Answer: Mark Twain

Mark Twain was notorious for his scathing, sarcastic wit. This comment is just one of the many that indicated his low opinion of some parts of the government. His ability to deliver such lines with a sense of humour helped cement his place in history as much as his writings did.
6. In which city did the popular television show "Taxi" (1978-1983) take place?

Answer: New York City

"Taxi" was a very popular television comedy that focused on the everyday work day of a group of New York City taxi drivers. The show featured many soon to become well-known Hollywood names including Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd. Most of the television show centered around the daily activity at the taxi garage.
7. Which one of the following words refers to the part of grammar that deals with the arrangement of words in sentence construction?

Answer: Syntax

Syntax refers to the rules that govern the construction of sentences in all individual languages. A taximeter is an electronic or mechanical device that computes taxi fares. Epitaxy refers to the natural or artificial growth of crystals of one mineral on the face of another mineral crystal. Paclitaxel is an anticancer drug that is derived from the bark of the yew tree.
8. In 1932, which of the following criminals was sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion?

Answer: Al "Scarface" Capone

"Scarface" Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters of the Prohibition era. Although undoubtedly guilty of many more serious crimes, he was finally sent to prison for tax evasion. Most of this time was spent in Alcatraz where he lost the standing and reputation he had enjoyed while at the height of his criminal activity.

His physical and mental health rapidly declined while in prison due to syphilis from which he had suffered since early adulthood. This decline continued even after he was released from prison and until his death in 1947.
9. According to the Christian Bible, which one of the following Apostles of Jesus was a former tax collector?

Answer: Matthew

The Bible identifies St. Matthew as a tax collector from Capernaum before he became one of 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ. He is believed to have witnessed both the Resurrection and the Ascension. Often paired with the disciple Thomas, he is mentioned in the Koran and the Talmud as well as the Christian Bible.

The manner of his death is much debated and will probably never be known. The other three disciples were believed to have been fisherman.
10. During the 1st century AD, there was a tax placed on urine by the Roman emperor Vespasian.

Answer: True

Throughout history there have been some very strange taxes. At one time urine was collected and used as a source of ammonia. It was used for tanning hides and laundering clothing. It was also used for cosmetic purposes. Those who purchased urine were taxed in the same manner as anyone else who bought a valuable commodity. Emperor Vespasian enacted the urine tax to make sure that the government got their fair share of the proceeds.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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