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Quiz about Winning Is Everything
Quiz about Winning Is Everything

Winning Is Everything! Trivia Quiz


There is no time for second place, you want to WIN! Let's take a look at some prizes and awards you can win

A multiple-choice quiz by George95. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
George95
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,156
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
491
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Question 1 of 10
1. Every beauty queen (or king) wants to be Miss (or Mr.) something. Which of these pageants do not exist? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The T.S. Eliot Prize and the Walt Whitman Award, is awarded to the writer of a what? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The Peabody Award and Robert F. Kennedy Award are awarded in which field? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The Dag Hammarskj÷ld Medal, given posthumously to military personnel, police, or citizens who are killed in a peacekeeping mission, is awarded by which international organization, which Hammarkskj÷ld was employed by up to his untimely death in 1961? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Order of Grimaldi is presented to outstanding citizens in which small European country, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Although most awards acknowledge the best, there are always some that pick out the worst. The worst movies each year are handed a Golden what? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This award is given to mathematicians who have made "outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics". After which of these people, the only mathematican in the list, is the award named after? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The Borg-Warner Trophy is awarded to the winner of which prestigious auto racing event, alongside a drink of milk? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Pulitzer Prize is a very prominent award in print journalism, literature, and music. Which US Ivy League school administers the prizes? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Named after Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prizes are handed out every year by which country's science academy, also the nativeland of Nobel? Hint



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1. Every beauty queen (or king) wants to be Miss (or Mr.) something. Which of these pageants do not exist?

Answer: Mr. Solar System

The oldest of the three competitions is Miss World, which first started in 1951 in the UK; Miss Universe started a year later across the pond in the United States. Mr. Universe is for the male models, and features both pro and amateur bodybuilding divisions, the amateur competition being four years older, having started in 1948. Arnold Schwarzenegger won Mr. Universe four times, once as an amateur in 1967, and then 1968-69-70 as a professional. Miss Universe is run by Donald Trump who oversees the pageant, and gives the winner an apartment at the Trump Tower during their reign.

Although Miss World started, and was based out of London for many years, it is no longer found on TV, viewed as "politically incorrect" and can only be found streamed online.
2. The T.S. Eliot Prize and the Walt Whitman Award, is awarded to the writer of a what?

Answer: Poem

Given out by the Poetry Book Society in the UK, the T.S. Eliot Prize is awarded to "the best collection of new verse in English first published in the UK or the Republic of Ireland". Missouri's Truman State University also awards a T.S. Eliot Prize "for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English". Eliot was born in Missouri, and both prizes are awarded annually.

The Walt Whitman is for freshmen poets, based on book-length poetry manuscripts written by American authors yet to publish a book.
3. The Peabody Award and Robert F. Kennedy Award are awarded in which field?

Answer: Journalism

The Peabody Award was first presented in 1941 to recognise "excellence, distinguished achievement, and meritorious public service" by radio and later television stations. TV awards were first presented in 1948. The awards are judged by the Univeristy of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award salutes reporters who cover issues that were close to 1968 presidential candidate's heart, such as human rights, social justice, and the power of the individual.

They are handed out each year by a panel of individual journalists.
4. The Dag Hammarskj÷ld Medal, given posthumously to military personnel, police, or citizens who are killed in a peacekeeping mission, is awarded by which international organization, which Hammarkskj÷ld was employed by up to his untimely death in 1961?

Answer: United Nations

The second Secretary-General of the UN, Dag Hammarskj÷ld became the first person to be posthumously presented with a Nobel Prize, after he was nominated during his lifetime. Hammarskjold was 56 when he was one of 16 passengers to die when their Douglas DC-6 crashed in northern Zambia.

The Swedish ambassador was on his way to negotiate a ceasefire between UN and Kangalese troops, after hearing of a confrontation between the two. The Dag Hammarskj÷ld Medal was created in 1997, and awarded on International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, May 29 of every year.
5. The Order of Grimaldi is presented to outstanding citizens in which small European country, which has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century?

Answer: Monaco

The Order of Grimaldi was founded in 1954, and is presented to "those who have contributed to the prestige of the Principality with distinction.". The medal is presented every year by the Prince of Monaco. There are five categories of merit for the Order of Grimaldi, Knight-Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight. Each one determines where you wear the medal on your chest, and what you wear it on. First-time recipients of the Order are Knights, which wear it on the left side on a plain ribbon.

The system works on a year-by-year basis, and after four years as a Knight, you are rewarded with the Officer medal, which is worn on the left side on a ribbon with rosette. The Grimaldi family has ruled Monaco almost continuously since 1297.
6. Although most awards acknowledge the best, there are always some that pick out the worst. The worst movies each year are handed a Golden what?

Answer: Raspberry

The "Razzies" were first presented in 1981, and are handed out one day before the best, them being the Academy Awards. Most of the winners do not attend the ceremony, and the show is intentionally low-quality. The term raspberry comes from the phrase "blowing a raspberry". Just like the Oscars, Razzie categories include Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay, and Worst Prequel, Rip-Off or Sequel.

The Worst Career Achievement Award has also been introduced, and was first awarded in 1981 to Ronald Reagan.

The Career Achievement award is not awarded annually, and was only awarded five times between 1981-2011.
7. This award is given to mathematicians who have made "outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics". After which of these people, the only mathematican in the list, is the award named after?

Answer: Carl Friedrich Gauss

The Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize is jointly awarded by the International Mathematical Union and German Mathematical Society. The announcement for the creation of the award was made on April 20, 2002, the 225th birthday of Gauss. The German child prodigy was referred to as the "Prince of Mathematics" during his lifetime, as he called math the "Queen of all Sciences".

The award was first presented in 2006, and is only to be handed out every four years.
8. The Borg-Warner Trophy is awarded to the winner of which prestigious auto racing event, alongside a drink of milk?

Answer: Indianapolis 500

The trophy, named after car parts sponsor Borg-Warner, was first presented to the winner of the 1936 race, Louis Meyer. That event was the 24th Indianapolis 500, and Meyer's third Indianapolis win (the first driver to win three). At five feet and over 150 pounds, the real trophy is a beast and is not presented in victory lane to the winner of the race. Since 1988, an 18-inch "Baby Borg" Trophy has been given to the victor at a local event or car show in the following January.
9. The Pulitzer Prize is a very prominent award in print journalism, literature, and music. Which US Ivy League school administers the prizes?

Answer: Columbia

The Pulitzer Prize was instituted in 1917, from Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer's request in his will. Pulitzer left $250,000 to the university for the first prizes and scholarships. There are now over 20 categories in which Columbia University annually awards Pulitzer Prizes. Winners receive a certificate and $10,000, but winners in the Public Service Journalism category earn a gold medal.
10. Named after Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prizes are handed out every year by which country's science academy, also the nativeland of Nobel?

Answer: Sweden

The Nobel Prizes were created in 1895 through Alfred Nobel's will, but they weren't handed out until 1901 (Nobel invented dynamite). The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Medicine, and Physics are awarded every year in Stockholm by the Royal Swedish Academay of Sciences.

The Nobel Peace Prize is presented in Oslo. All prizes are handed out on December 10th, the anniversary of Nobel's death. The Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee also have an influence in the awards nowadays.
Source: Author George95

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