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More Power! Trivia Quiz


Whether it's electrical, musical, literary, health related or political, one thing is for sure, power makes the world go round. Here are a set of ten questions over a variety of topics, with one thing in common, power.

A multiple-choice quiz by sestovall. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
sestovall
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,396
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
529
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Question 1 of 10
1. Here comes a question to add a little spice to your day. In the 1990's the Spice Girls rocked the way the music industry looked at "girl groups". What power related motto is often associated with these five spicy singers?

Answer: (Two words (4, 5))
Question 2 of 10
2. Time for a little literary power from Lord Acton. While this phrase has been adapted and used in a variety of manners, the message tends to remain the same. Which choice completes the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power_________"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. If you own a cell phone or computer, more than likely it has a lithium-ion battery mostly because of their ability to recharge efficiently and maintain charge over several hours. They are commonly made of three elements, one of which is a negative electrode. What is the most popular negative electrode material used in making these batteries? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Political parties have often fought for power. The United States has several recognized parties, the two largest of which are the Republican and Democratic parties. The donkey represents the Democratic Party and the elephant the Republican Party. Who originally paired the donkey and the Democratic Party, making the donkey a political power symbol? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Imagine yourself working up a sweat. You're running, jumping, or lifting weights. You reach for a cool refreshing bottle of your favorite flavor of Powerade. Which major drink company produces these electrolyte-filled power drinks? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1990, a German musical group released a song titled "The Power". What is the name of the group that put out this power-claiming song? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. You can make your own battery power out of these three common item: a lemon, a galvanized nail, and a penny


Question 8 of 10
8. Shakespeare was definitely a literary powerhouse. He often wrote verse about people in power, or dark magic powers or the evils of power. However, surprisingly, he uses the word power rarely in his writings, making it all the more "powerful" when he speaks of it. What name completes the following verse from one of the Bard's plays: "Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn, the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm _______________"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A band can be pretty sure they've hit the big time when a song they produced not only gets nominated for a Grammy, but also an Academy Award in the same year. For Huey Lewis & the News, their song, "The Power of Love" did just that. According to the lyrics to this powerful song, "The Power of Love" is all of the following, except what? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The United Nations extends its powerful reach all over the globe for many reasons. Hundreds of countries are members and sit on various committees and councils. However, there are only five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Which of the following countries is NOT one of the "Big Five"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Here comes a question to add a little spice to your day. In the 1990's the Spice Girls rocked the way the music industry looked at "girl groups". What power related motto is often associated with these five spicy singers?

Answer: Girl Power

The Spice Girls consisted of 5 members, Victoria Beckham (Adams) known as Posh Spice, Melanie Brown known and Scary Spice, Emma Bunton known as Baby Spice, Melanie Chisholm known as Sporty Spice, and Geri Halliwell known as Ginger Spice. While they may not have coined the term "Girl Power" one would be hard pressed to argue that they were not responsible for giving the phrase a healthy boost into the public lingo. Along with the Spice Girls, the term was given popularity by a variety of other groups and individuals. There was Riot Grrrl, an indie rock/punk movement that, while mostly an underground music movement, it is still a driving force in the world of punk, grunge, rock and indie girl group music.

While many may think that the phrase is just a feminist chant, or a teen queen motto, the term became so popular that the Oxford dictionary added it to it's pages in 2001. The dictionary used several ways to define the term, including saying that empowered women to assert themselves.
2. Time for a little literary power from Lord Acton. While this phrase has been adapted and used in a variety of manners, the message tends to remain the same. Which choice completes the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power_________"?

Answer: "corrupts absolutely"

The somewhat shortened version of this phrase "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" is attributed to various sources. However Lord John Edward Dalberg Acton, or Lord Acton for short was the originator of this powerful statement in 1887.

He penned this thought in a letter he wrote to Bishop Creighton. It may be argued that his thought was derived from other sources, including a British Prime Minister (William Pitt) or to French poet Lamartine, but the phrase most commonly referred to today is attributed to Acton.

The statement is often called "Machiavellian" in nature, because Lord Acton wrote the introduction for Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince" which explored the use of wealth, power and corruption.
3. If you own a cell phone or computer, more than likely it has a lithium-ion battery mostly because of their ability to recharge efficiently and maintain charge over several hours. They are commonly made of three elements, one of which is a negative electrode. What is the most popular negative electrode material used in making these batteries?

Answer: Carbon

Lithium batteries were developed in 1970 by an employee of Exxon, it wasn't until almost a decade later that John Goodenough introduced the rechargeable feature for these batteries. However, because lithium tended to be an unstable element that produced safety concerns in use, they were not used in the public sector.

It wasn't until a few years later, in 1980, that carbon (in the form of graphite) began to factor more heavily into the formulation of the lithium battery. This helped stabilize the compound and made it safer for use.
4. Political parties have often fought for power. The United States has several recognized parties, the two largest of which are the Republican and Democratic parties. The donkey represents the Democratic Party and the elephant the Republican Party. Who originally paired the donkey and the Democratic Party, making the donkey a political power symbol?

Answer: Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast worked as a cartoonist for "Harper's Weekly", an American political magazine from 1862-1886. The history behind the designation of animals to symbolize political parties was about more than just giving each a logo. The symbols actually came about as a way to spread political opinion to the masses, even those that were unable to read.

It was also a way to avoid repercussions of printing unfavorable opinions. Nast was known for his clever and creative use of symbols and depictions of corrupt politicians, such as William "Boss" Tweed. Nast is often credited as being instrumental in bringing down Boss Tweed by raising public awareness of his illegal actions. Nast's cartoons are thought to have been an integral part of Grover Cleveland successfully being elected as president. Others associated with an booming increase in fame along with Nast at "Harper's Weekly" include Charles Dickens.
5. Imagine yourself working up a sweat. You're running, jumping, or lifting weights. You reach for a cool refreshing bottle of your favorite flavor of Powerade. Which major drink company produces these electrolyte-filled power drinks?

Answer: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola decided in 1988 to launch their own answer to Pepsico's sports drink Gatorade. While Powerade still remains a small player compared to Gatorade in the United States, it did manage to become the official drink of the Olympics. Over the years, Coca-Cola has made several adjustments to the drink, including adding several B vitamins and then using sugar substitutes to create a lower calorie drink. Powerade has offered over 25 flavors since its appearance on the market, some specific to promoting Olympic events.

Other organizations that Powerade is the official sports drink for include AFL, PGA Tour, NASCAR, NHRA, and the NCAA.
6. In 1990, a German musical group released a song titled "The Power". What is the name of the group that put out this power-claiming song?

Answer: Snap!

Snap! got its start in 1989 and stayed active as a group for more than 20 years. Members have changed over the years, including Turbo B, Jackie Harris, Penny Ford, Thea Austin, Niki Haris, Summer (Paula Brown), Michael Münzing, Luca Anzilotti and Loc. The group had several top 10 hits on Germany's music charts, two in the US and four in the UK to name a few successes. The song "The Power" went platinum in the US, silver in the UK, and gold in Germany and Sweden. Their second biggest hit "Rhythm is a Dancer" went gold in five countries and platinum in Germany.
Lyrics of "The Power" include:
"Quality, I possess so stay impressed
When my voice goes through the mesh
Of the microphone that I am holdin'
Copywritten lyrics so they can't be stolen
If they are SNAP!
Don't need the police to try to save them
Your voice will sink so please
Stay off my back, or I will attack
And you don't want that
[Chorus: x4]
I've got the power!"
7. You can make your own battery power out of these three common item: a lemon, a galvanized nail, and a penny

Answer: True

In order to perform this nifty little science fair-style project, you need to make sure you have the right ingredients. To start, selecting a lemon that is ripe and juicy is key. After all, you want that battery to have a powerful kick. Lemon juice is acidic, and for the purposes of building a battery, may be referred to as an electrolyte. The lemon battery must also contain two differing types of metals, for this project, the nail and the copper penny fill the purpose (think the positive and negative poles on a battery). The nail does need to be galvanized (coated in zinc) for this process to work properly. The metals are electrodes for the battery.

To build the battery, the nail is inserted at one end, perpendicular to the lemon, meaning that if the lemon is lying on its side on the table then the nail should stick straight down into it, about 1/2 inch from the tip of the lemon. On the other side, about 1/2 inch from the opposite tip of the lemon, the penny should be inserted perpendicular as well until only 1/2-1/3 of the penny is sticking out (you want enough visible to be able to attach mini clamps to each metal). Once both metals are insert the battery is complete!

Now, you may be wondering just how much "juice" this battery has, which is a trickier question. Each lemon and metal will produce a different amount of voltage based on the amount of electrolytes (juice/citric acid) the lemon contains, but most of the time you're looking at between 0.5 and 1 volts. To put this in prospective, an AA battery contains 1.5 volts. So if you are looking to lemon power something that needs 2 AA batteries, you'll need to build 3 or 4 of these citrus power sources.
8. Shakespeare was definitely a literary powerhouse. He often wrote verse about people in power, or dark magic powers or the evils of power. However, surprisingly, he uses the word power rarely in his writings, making it all the more "powerful" when he speaks of it. What name completes the following verse from one of the Bard's plays: "Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn, the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm _______________"?

Answer: Macbeth

Now who wouldn't be relieved to hear news like this when wondering about one's fate? This predictor of safety against harm--or was it?
This predictor occurs in "Macbeth" when he visits the three witches, who show to him four apparitions aimed at leading him to his ruin. The first apparition tells Macbeth that he should be cautious of Macduff, who will lead an army against him.
It is the second apparition who gives him the decree, "Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn, the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth." (4.1.81) Macbeth, believes based on this predictor that he cannot be taken down by Macduff, but it later found out in the play that this was a key part in the dramatic irony.
The third apparition tells Macbeth that he will be safe "until a child is crowned with a tree in his hand" this vision leads Macbeth again to believe that he is safe from all harm, another dramatic irony is foreshadowed in this.
The fourth apparition predicts Banquo's future rule and his descendants owning the land as far as the eye can see.
Pretty powerful predictions, huh?
9. A band can be pretty sure they've hit the big time when a song they produced not only gets nominated for a Grammy, but also an Academy Award in the same year. For Huey Lewis & the News, their song, "The Power of Love" did just that. According to the lyrics to this powerful song, "The Power of Love" is all of the following, except what?

Answer: "A reason to dance and sing"

"The Power of Love" was nominated for a Grammy in 1986 and an Academy Award, as it was featured in the blockbuster movie, "Back to the Future". That same year the bad also won the Best International Group Award and the BMA. Members of the group include Huey Lewis, Johnny Colla, Sean Hopper, Bill Gibson, John Pierce, Stef Burns, Marvin McFadden, Rob Sudduth, Johnnie Bamont and in the past, Mario Cipollina, Chris Hayes, and Ron Stallings. All five of the group's albums released that came out 1982-1991 made it into at least the top 30 of the Billboard 200 album chart. These albums have each earned either gold, platinum or multi-platinum certifications.

The "Power of Love Lyrics" include;
"The power of love is a curious thing
Make a one man weep, make another man sing
Change a hawk to a little white dove
More than a feeling that's the power of love

Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream
Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream
Make a bad one good make a wrong one right
Power of love that keeps you home at night"
10. The United Nations extends its powerful reach all over the globe for many reasons. Hundreds of countries are members and sit on various committees and councils. However, there are only five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Which of the following countries is NOT one of the "Big Five"?

Answer: Argentina

The UN Security Council is made up of five permanent members and nine "non-permanent" member countries that rotate after serving a two-year period on this council. The five permanent members are the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and the Russian Federation.

In order for a motion to pass through the Security Council, it must receive at least nine votes out of the 15 members, however, five of the nine votes must be the permanent members. In order for something to pass through the council, the permanent five must all unanimously agree.

The Security Council must maintain these high standards and strict guidelines for many reasons, the main one being, that while other committees in the UN often offer recommendations and suggestions to the governments of countries, the Security Council is the only entity in the UN that has the ability to make a decisions or ruling and the Member State's government is obligated to abide by the decision as part of the Charter agreement for joining the UN. How's that for a little world power?
Source: Author sestovall

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