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Quiz about The Fighting Type
Quiz about The Fighting Type

The Fighting Type Trivia Quiz


This quiz asks twenty questions - one from each category - about fights and fighting. Have fun and put your dukes up!

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
384,224
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
14 / 20
Plays
366
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 20
1. Animals: The Siamese fighting fish are native to Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand and the surrounding nations. In Thai, they are called "pla-kad" which means what in English? Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. Brain Teasers: Karate is to Japan as Krav Maga is to...? Hint


Question 3 of 20
3. Celebrities: Which rapper is famous for his feuds with his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and country singer Taylor Swift? Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. Entertainment: The first WrestleMania event took place on March 31, 1985. The main event was won by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T after they beat Paul Orndorff and which other wrestler? Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. For Children: In the episode of "SpongeBob Squarepants" called "The Fry Cook Games", who does SpongeBob compete against? Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. General: What world record was achieved on April 6, 1893 in New Orleans, Louisiana? Hint


Question 7 of 20
7. Geography: There is a bullring at the Hacienda Napoles, an estate owned by Pablo Escobar, located in which country? Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. History: The Battle of the Greasy Grass was an 1876 battle fought in which U.S. state? Hint


Question 9 of 20
9. Hobbies: Which of the following edibles is generally considered a cancer-fighting food? Hint


Question 10 of 20
10. Humanities: In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus had an epic fight with a monster named Typhon who was created by which goddess? Hint


Question 11 of 20
11. Literature: A custody battle is the subject of which 1977 novel written by Avery Corman and made into a 1979 film starring Meryl Streep? Hint


Question 12 of 20
12. Movies: "The Fighter" was a 2010 film starring and produced by which actor in the title role of boxer Micky Ward? Hint


Question 13 of 20
13. Music: Which musician sings the 2015 song "Fight Song" which was used as a fight song for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign? Hint


Question 14 of 20
14. People: After the bitterly fought War of the Roses, who became England's first monarch after the war in 1485? Hint


Question 15 of 20
15. Religion: Though St. Sebastian is said to be the patron of all athletes, which famous saint is the unofficial saint of boxers? Hint


Question 16 of 20
16. Science and Technology: According to the show "Fight Science", is it possible to conduct a successful one-blow death punch to the rib cage? Hint


Question 17 of 20
17. Sports: Savate is a form of martial arts that originated in which country? Hint


Question 18 of 20
18. Television: Which two "celebrities" fought each other on the very first episode of "Celebrity Deathmatch" on January 1, 1998? Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. Video Games: In the "Pokémon" franchise, which type of attack should you use to inflict super effective damage against a fighting-type Pokémon? Hint


Question 20 of 20
20. World: The Fight for Fifteen is a movement within the U.S. whose goal is to do what? Hint



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1. Animals: The Siamese fighting fish are native to Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand and the surrounding nations. In Thai, they are called "pla-kad" which means what in English?

Answer: Biting fish

"Pla-kad" translates to biting fish in reference to how they fight. Watching fighting fish battle each other was, and still is, a popular pastime in Thailand. It is not unusual to see large gatherings of people watching the fish fight and gambling on the outcome. Wild Siamese fighting fish are naturally aggressive but only fight for a few minutes.

However, they are sometimes bred to be even more aggressive. Males are more aggressive than females but the females do fight from time to time if within a small space of each other.
2. Brain Teasers: Karate is to Japan as Krav Maga is to...?

Answer: Israel

Karate is a form of martial arts that developed in Japan with origins dating as far back as the 14th century. Krav Maga is a martial arts form of self defense that originated in Israel during the mid-20th century. It was developed by Hungarian born Imi Lichtenfeld as a way to defend himself against anti-Semitism.
3. Celebrities: Which rapper is famous for his feuds with his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and country singer Taylor Swift?

Answer: Kanye West

Model and actress Amber Rose got her start in a Young Jeezy music video called "Put On" and began dating Kanye West after he saw her in said video. When the relationship ended, West found himself in a Twitter war with Wiz Khalifa, who was then Amber Rose's new boyfriend, and with Rose herself.

Kanye West is also well known for his feud with singer Taylor Swift after he famously interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Taylor Swift had won for Best Female Video and Kanye interrupted her speech to claim that Beyonce should have won the award.
4. Entertainment: The first WrestleMania event took place on March 31, 1985. The main event was won by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T after they beat Paul Orndorff and which other wrestler?

Answer: Rowdy Roddy Piper

The first WrestleMania title went to Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. They were assisted by Superfly Snuka. Guest referees for the match including Muhammad Ali and Pat Patterson. Other event winners included Andre the Giant in the Body Slam Challenge and Wendi Richter in the Women's Championship. The whole event took place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
5. For Children: In the episode of "SpongeBob Squarepants" called "The Fry Cook Games", who does SpongeBob compete against?

Answer: Patrick

SpongeBob represented the Krusty Krab while Patrick represented the rival Chum Bucket. The two competed in a variety of fast-food themed sports competitions, including onion ring gymnastics instead of the normal gymnastics rings. The games ended in a tie when Patrick and SpongeBob mended their relationship and refused to fight each other further.
6. General: What world record was achieved on April 6, 1893 in New Orleans, Louisiana?

Answer: Longest boxing match

The match lasted over seven hours and was fought between Andy Bowen and Jack Burke for the lightweight title and a $2,500 prize. This was before there were limits on how long a professional boxing match could last and the fight went on for 111 rounds of three minutes. It ended in no contest when both fighters succumbed to fatigue.
7. Geography: There is a bullring at the Hacienda Napoles, an estate owned by Pablo Escobar, located in which country?

Answer: Colombia

Pablo Escobar was a notorious drug lord who acquired luxuries beyond imagination in the relatively poor country of Colombia. The bullring was once used for bull fights but Escobar often had musical performances hosted there as well. Today, the bullring is part of an African museum.

Much of the Hacienda Napoles has been transformed into various amusement parks - many of which are animal or jungle themed.
8. History: The Battle of the Greasy Grass was an 1876 battle fought in which U.S. state?

Answer: Montana

The Battle of the Greasy Grass is better known as Custer's Last Stand or the Battle of Little Bighorn. It was a large part of the Great Sioux War of 1876. In this battle, the Native American tribes won the battle and were led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.

The battle marked the beginning of the end of the Indian Wars in the western U.S. but relations between the tribes and the government remained tense for many years.
9. Hobbies: Which of the following edibles is generally considered a cancer-fighting food?

Answer: Blackberries

Anything made from animals or animal products like milk can increase your risk of getting cancer if eaten in large amounts. Animal products, in particular, increase your chances of getting stomach and colon cancer. Excessive alcohol consumption increases your chances of getting mouth, tongue and esophageal cancer.

Berries are generally considered good in the fight against cancer. Berries contain phytonutrients which help fight cancer. Phytonutrients help slow the growth of cancer cells and any blood vessels they would use to spread.
10. Humanities: In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus had an epic fight with a monster named Typhon who was created by which goddess?

Answer: Gaea

Gaea created Typhon as revenge on Zeus after he his treatment of her sons during Zeus' war with the Titans. After nearly losing the fight (and his tendons) with Typhon, Zeus came back and won it by throwing Mount Aetna over Typhon. Volcanic eruptions from Mount Aetna are still said to be caused by Zeus throwing thunderbolts at Typhon.
11. Literature: A custody battle is the subject of which 1977 novel written by Avery Corman and made into a 1979 film starring Meryl Streep?

Answer: Kramer vs. Kramer

"Kramer vs. Kramer" was about the Kramers and their bitterly fought custody battle over their son Billy. Joanna Kramer had left her husband Ted which forced him to raise Billy alone. Father and son have a tumultuous relationship because Ted is never around but the two eventually form a bond right around the time Joanna returns to claim Billy for herself.

In the film adaptation, Joanna was played by Meryl Streep. Ted was played by Dustin Hoffman and Billy by Justin Henry.
12. Movies: "The Fighter" was a 2010 film starring and produced by which actor in the title role of boxer Micky Ward?

Answer: Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg starred as Micky Ward, a boxer from Massachusetts who is trained by his brother Dicky, played by Christian Bale. Bale and Melissa Leo, who played Micky and Dicky's mother Alice, won supporting actor and actress awards at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
13. Music: Which musician sings the 2015 song "Fight Song" which was used as a fight song for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign?

Answer: Rachel Platten

The song was played at many of Hillary Clinton's rallies, sometimes even sung live by Platten herself. At the Democratic National Convention, a new music video for the song debuted featuring dozens of celebrities singing it.

"Fight Song" reached number six on the Billboard 100 charts in the U.S. but reached number one in the United Kingdom. Rachel Platten has stated that the inspiration for the song came from her initial failures and struggles to break out in the industry.
14. People: After the bitterly fought War of the Roses, who became England's first monarch after the war in 1485?

Answer: Henry VII

Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. However, the War of the Roses continued for two more years. Henry served as English monarch until 1509 when he died and was succeeded his son, the infamous Henry VIII. Henry VII is credited with restoring the powers of the monarchy after the chaos from the War of the Roses.

He also established a standard unit of weights and measures which would become the precursor to Imperial units of measure.
15. Religion: Though St. Sebastian is said to be the patron of all athletes, which famous saint is the unofficial saint of boxers?

Answer: St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas, the same saint who was the inspiration for Santa Claus, is claimed to be the patron of boxers. This stems from the legend that Nicholas got into a physical altercation with Arius, an Aryan priest whose teachings were controversial within the church but were spreading, at the First Council of Nicaea.
16. Science and Technology: According to the show "Fight Science", is it possible to conduct a successful one-blow death punch to the rib cage?

Answer: Yes - but one has to be very precise

It is apparently possible to conduct the infamous death punch to the rib cage, but according to the show, a fighter needs to be very precise and the chances of it happening, even while intended, are very low. What happens is that enough pressure from the blow has to be delivered to a specific spot onto the victim's ribcage.

This causes the ribcage to cave in slightly which can kill someone if it hits certain organs just the right way.
17. Sports: Savate is a form of martial arts that originated in which country?

Answer: France

Savate is also called French kickboxing and boxe francaise. Savate literally translates to "old shoe" in English and refers to the boots of the French military officers who developed the art. In its early days in the 1800s, Savate was essentially a form of street fighting that involved both kicking and slapping. Slapping had to be used instead of punching because a fist, at the time, was considered a deadly weapon.
18. Television: Which two "celebrities" fought each other on the very first episode of "Celebrity Deathmatch" on January 1, 1998?

Answer: Charles Manson and Marilyn Manson

"Celebrity Deathmatch" was a Claymation series that pitted popular or controversial 90s celebrities against each other in a ring until one was killed, usually by some sort of bizarre and gruesome method. The series pilot featured Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, and Marilyn Manson, a controversial musician. Marilyn Manson won the match after he yanked the other Manson's skeleton out of his body via the mouth.
19. Video Games: In the "Pokémon" franchise, which type of attack should you use to inflict super effective damage against a fighting-type Pokémon?

Answer: Psychic

The fighting type is weak to psychic, flying and fairy type moves and resist bug, dark and rock type moves. On the flip side, fighting type moves are super effective against normal, ice, rock, dark and steel Pokémon. The fighting type is popular in competitive battling because of the large number of Pokémon types it is strong against, though the types it is weak to are very common as well.
20. World: The Fight for Fifteen is a movement within the U.S. whose goal is to do what?

Answer: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the U.S.

The Fight for Fifteen movement started among fast food workers in New York City in 2012 who went on strike demanding a living wage. The movement spread across several cities and states. The movement also advocates for the right to unionize and against sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Though many Democratic politicians have advocated for raising the minimum wage, including President Barack Obama, they often suggest a $10 or $12 minimum wage - significantly up from $7.25 it was in 2012 - but rarely $15.
Source: Author Joepetz

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