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Quiz about Same Mistake
Quiz about Same Mistake

Same Mistake Trivia Quiz


Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Sometimes a person makes a mistake--and oftentimes he or she makes the same mistake again.

A multiple-choice quiz by salami_swami. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
salami_swami
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
337,421
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
3947
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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Question 1 of 10
1. This actress married Richard Burton in 1964, but that didn't work out, as they divorced in 1974. However, she thought she'd try it again and that same mistake ended the same way: divorced in 1976. Who was this actress? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Prohibition has taken place all over the world. In some parts of the United States, for example, there was Prohibition in the mid-19th century. This, however, was not well-liked by the public. This mistake was made again in the 20th century, when another Prohibition took place. What is "prohibition" prohibiting? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. During World War II, Germany tried to attack Russia. It failed. You would think that the Germans would have learned not to make the same mistake again. Who was the leader that tried to conquer Russia? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This singer made the same mistake many times. In fact, a song title tells us that she made the same mistake. She "played with [his] heart" and "got lost in the game". Who is the singer? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Did I do that?" Oftentimes, the main character on this sitcom would make the same mistakes over and over and over again. Every time he broke a vase, or knocked a table over, he would utter the quote mentioned. What show is he from? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 2003, a soda company launched a turkey and gravy flavored soda for Thanksgiving. It was a huge success. So in 2004, they made the mistake of launching it again. You might now be thinking, "Salami, if this was a success, it doesn't sound like it could be a mistake". Well, they first sold out in two hours, and in 2004, the second time they launched the flavor, their computers crashed because of its popularity. What company is this? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Carolco Pictures had several blockbuster hits, but in 1995 they created a movie that turned out to be a complete flop. Then, in the same year, the company went bankrupt when they made the same mistake by making another movie that was a complete flop. It became the company's last movie. What movie caused Carolco Pictures to become bankrupt? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This man was Bill Clinton's Vice President of the USA. He first tried to run for President in 1988. Then, in 2000, he made the same mistake when he ran again for President. He failed this attempt as well. Who was this Vice President? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. While trying to invent the light-bulb, this man perhaps made the same mistake over and over again. He probably tried to make a light-bulb one way, then tried another way, and then went back to trying something he had already done before. Who is often credited with inventing the light-bulb? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Every now and than, even I will feel the effects of making a mistake. Sometimes, I type a wrong word, and I will make the same mistake again and again. In fact, this very question contains an error. Can you tell me which word I have misused?

Answer: (One word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This actress married Richard Burton in 1964, but that didn't work out, as they divorced in 1974. However, she thought she'd try it again and that same mistake ended the same way: divorced in 1976. Who was this actress?

Answer: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was famous not only for her acting, but also for her several failed marriages. Richard Burton was her fifth husband, and before ten years of marriage, they divorced. However, they remarried in 1975, making Burton her sixth husband as well. They divorced in 1976. She had two more husbands after Burton. It seems that she made the "same mistake" many times.

Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011.
2. Prohibition has taken place all over the world. In some parts of the United States, for example, there was Prohibition in the mid-19th century. This, however, was not well-liked by the public. This mistake was made again in the 20th century, when another Prohibition took place. What is "prohibition" prohibiting?

Answer: Alcohol

Prohibition of alcohol has taken place all over the world. In the United States, prohibition was tried for a period of time in the mid-19th century, and for many decades people tried to prohibit the selling of alcohol. However, the public did not respond well to this, and alcohol was often sold in the black market.

The same thing happened in the 1920s and 30s. In fact, under the 18th amendment, alcohol was officially "banned". However, this amendment was repealed, because the sales of alcohol actually increased because of the black market.
3. During World War II, Germany tried to attack Russia. It failed. You would think that the Germans would have learned not to make the same mistake again. Who was the leader that tried to conquer Russia?

Answer: Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was the leader of Germany who attempted to conquer Russia. He failed twice to take the city of Moscow as well as the city of St. Petersburg. Russia was able to hold off Germany until winter, where the harsh climate benefited Russia because its people were used to the weather. Germans, on the other hand, suffered greatly because they had never experienced the Russian winter before.

You would think Adolf Hitler would have learned from Napoleon Bonaparte: never try to invade Russia!
4. This singer made the same mistake many times. In fact, a song title tells us that she made the same mistake. She "played with [his] heart" and "got lost in the game". Who is the singer?

Answer: Britney Spears

Britney Spears was only 18 years old when she sang "Oops!... I Did It Again" in 2000. It came off her second studio album under the same title as the song, also released in 2000.
5. "Did I do that?" Oftentimes, the main character on this sitcom would make the same mistakes over and over and over again. Every time he broke a vase, or knocked a table over, he would utter the quote mentioned. What show is he from?

Answer: Family Matters

Steven Q. Urkel was a clumsy nerd on the show "Family Matters". He was clumsy and had an irritating voice, but he was a very well-loved character who dated Myra but loved Laura, and eventually married Laura. The show ran from 1989 to 1997.
6. In 2003, a soda company launched a turkey and gravy flavored soda for Thanksgiving. It was a huge success. So in 2004, they made the mistake of launching it again. You might now be thinking, "Salami, if this was a success, it doesn't sound like it could be a mistake". Well, they first sold out in two hours, and in 2004, the second time they launched the flavor, their computers crashed because of its popularity. What company is this?

Answer: Jones Soda

Jones Soda first launched its "turkey and gravy" flavored soda in 2003. It had huge success, overwhelming the company and selling out in just two hours. In 2004, however, they decided to try it again. The flavor was so popular and requests to purchase it came in so quickly that it crashed their computer systems for a short time! Jones Soda continued to make Thanksgiving flavor sodas every year, usually sold in a pack, with turkey and gravy in every year, as well as flavors such as cranberry sauce, pecan pie, broccoli casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with butter, and even brussel sprouts.

They also began making a Chanukah pack with latke, applesauce, chocolate coins, and jelly doughnuts, and each pack contained "one fully functioning dreidel".
7. Carolco Pictures had several blockbuster hits, but in 1995 they created a movie that turned out to be a complete flop. Then, in the same year, the company went bankrupt when they made the same mistake by making another movie that was a complete flop. It became the company's last movie. What movie caused Carolco Pictures to become bankrupt?

Answer: Cutthroat Island

Carolco Pictures' first movie was "The Silent Partner" in 1978. From 1978 to 1995, the company produced many great blockbusters such as the first three "Rambo" movies, "Total Recall", "Terminator 2", and "Stargate". However, in 1995, they released a movie called "Showgirls" which put the company in a large hole, since the movie had little success. To get out of the hole they were in, the company produced "Cutthroat Island" in the same year, but it was an even bigger flop than "Showgirls", and the company went bankrupt.
8. This man was Bill Clinton's Vice President of the USA. He first tried to run for President in 1988. Then, in 2000, he made the same mistake when he ran again for President. He failed this attempt as well. Who was this Vice President?

Answer: Al Gore

Al Gore first ran for president in 1988- he lost to Michael Dukakis in the primaries, then Dukakis lost to George H. W. Bush. He then served as Bill Clinton's Vice President from 1993-2001. Next, in 2000, he tried again to be the president, but lost to George W. Bush.
9. While trying to invent the light-bulb, this man perhaps made the same mistake over and over again. He probably tried to make a light-bulb one way, then tried another way, and then went back to trying something he had already done before. Who is often credited with inventing the light-bulb?

Answer: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison invented the light-bulb in 1880. However, it has been disputed as to whether he actually invented the light-bulb or not. Decades earlier, many different men created items similar to the light-bulb, but Edison made a long-lasting bulb. His first successful light-bulb lasted for 40 hours!
10. Every now and than, even I will feel the effects of making a mistake. Sometimes, I type a wrong word, and I will make the same mistake again and again. In fact, this very question contains an error. Can you tell me which word I have misused?

Answer: than

When I said "every now and than", "than" was incorrectly spelled. I should have written "every now and then". "Then" and "than" are words that are often used incorrectly. To remember which is which, remember "then means when". For instance, when I say "every now and then", I mean something happens from time to time, either now, or THEN. That is denoting a specific time, so it's a "when".

Hopefully that trick will help you if you ever find yourself unsure of which one to use.
Source: Author salami_swami

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