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Quiz about Super Stars
Quiz about Super Stars

Super Stars Trivia Quiz


Stardom is a fickle thing, but there are some stars that we always remember.

A multiple-choice quiz by 480154st. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
480154st
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
393,404
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
307
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 86 (7/10), Johnmcmanners (10/10), Guest 185 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which is the only Canadian province or territory to have a star on their flag? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. On the badge of which car maker will you find six stars representing "The Seven Sisters"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The song "City Of Stars" by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is from which 2016 movie? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1998, in UK and Ireland, the name of what candy was changed to Starburst to provide global standardisation? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Walk of Stars in Birmingham, England honours notable people from Birmingham and the surrounding area. Who was the first person to be honoured? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is a carambola? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Star of David is a symbol of which religion? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which much loved Motown star and Northern Soul musician had a disco hit with "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio" in 1979 and died in Nottingham, England in 2003? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. On which continent would you encounter a star-nosed mole? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is the title of the Don McLean song popularly called "Starry Starry Night"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which is the only Canadian province or territory to have a star on their flag?

Answer: Nunavut

Nunavut became a Canadian territory in 1999 when it split from Northwest Territories. Although it is the largest Canadian territory by area, it is the second least populous after Yukon according to the 2016 census. The population is mainly Inuit, and Nunavut is where you can find the world's northernmost permanently inhabited place, Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region.

The Nunavut flag features a red inuksuk and a blue star, which represents both the North Star, and the leadership of elders in the community.
2. On the badge of which car maker will you find six stars representing "The Seven Sisters"?

Answer: Subaru

Yes, you read that right, six stars representing seven sisters. This is because "Subaru" is the Japanese name for the star cluster known as Pleiades or "The Seven Sisters", which when viewed with the naked eye appear to be only six stars as two are so close together they appear as one larger star, hence the Subaru badge of one large star and five smaller.

In Greek mythology, the stars were once Atlas' daughters: Alcyone, Asterope, Merope, Maia, Taygeta, Celaeno, and Electra.
3. The song "City Of Stars" by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is from which 2016 movie?

Answer: La-La Land

In the movie, the song is first sung solo by Ryan Gosling, but later sung by both Gosling and Emma Stone. It was a huge hit with the critics, winning "Best Original Song" at both the Golden Globes and Academy Awards in 2017, but not so much with the public, failing to trouble the top 20 in most countries apart from Japan and South Korea where it was very successful.
4. In 1998, in UK and Ireland, the name of what candy was changed to Starburst to provide global standardisation?

Answer: Opal Fruits

When I was a kid, we had Opal Fruits and Opal Mints, but then Opal Mints became Pacers before disappearing altogether while Opal Fruits became Starburst, meaning we also lost the advertising slogan, "Made to make your mouth water" as it was replaced with "Get your juices going" and "Unexplainably Juicy". Spangles and Texans are also candy from my childhood, both of which are no longer made, and both of which I wish someone would bring back.
5. The Walk of Stars in Birmingham, England honours notable people from Birmingham and the surrounding area. Who was the first person to be honoured?

Answer: Ozzy Osbourne

Although all of the people in the possible answers have been honoured by The Walk of Stars, Ozzy was the first, widely acknowledged as the most recognisable "Brummie" export. His career as Black Sabbath frontman, solo star, TV reality star and parody of himself began in 1967 aged 19 in Aston, a suburb of Birmingham. Julie Walters was honoured for her acting career, Malkit Singh for his Bhangra music and Ellie Simmonds for her achievements as a Paralympic swimmer.
6. What is a carambola?

Answer: A starfruit

The carambola is native to south-east Asia and has five distinctive ridges, which when cut as a cross section look like a star, hence the alternative name. They are delicious on their own and also make a fantastic chutney for accompanying curry or a really moist bread similar to zucchini bread.
7. The Star of David is a symbol of which religion?

Answer: Judaism

The Star of David is a hexagram; also known as the Seal of Solomon in Islam it has been used as a symbol of Judaism probably since the 16th century and has been used on the flag of Israel since 1958, the year that the State of Israel was established.
8. Which much loved Motown star and Northern Soul musician had a disco hit with "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio" in 1979 and died in Nottingham, England in 2003?

Answer: Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr's biggest hit was the 1970 Vietnam war protest song, "War" which was originally a track on the "Psychedelic Shack" album by The Temptations. Starr was born in Nashville but moved to UK in 1973 as Northern Soul became popular there and was a regular performer on Northern Soul and R&B tours across the country. Both "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio" and its predecessor "Contact" were top ten hits in UK in 1979 and the disco beats of these songs were a marked contrast to 1970s "War", bringing him a whole new audience. Starr is buried in Wilford Hill cemetery in Nottingham.
9. On which continent would you encounter a star-nosed mole?

Answer: North America

The weird looking star nosed mole lives in eastern USA and Canada in wet lowland areas. It has 22 tentacles around its nose which are used to detect prey - pretty handy when you're almost completely blind - and was the first mammal that scientists proved could smell under water.
10. What is the title of the Don McLean song popularly called "Starry Starry Night"?

Answer: Vincent

"Vincent" was McLean's follow up to his enormously successful "American Pie" and got to number one in UK, doing better than "American Pie" which was kept off the top spot first by Chicory Tip and "Son Of My Father" and then by Nilsson's smash hit "Without You." The song is a tribute to artist Vincent van Gogh and was inspired by a book about his life that McLean was reading.
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