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Quiz about You Cant Handle the Truth

You Can't Handle the Truth Trivia Quiz


Truth is elusive. We can only define it by our own understandings.

A photo quiz by Rehaberpro. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Rehaberpro
Time
5 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
371,230
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
812
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Question 1 of 10
1. Though born a slave, Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree was a leading figure in the abolitionist movement. To what did she change her name in 1843? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who was the Irish poet, playwright, and wit who said these things about truth?

"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it".

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple".

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you".
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies".

Who was the rowdy but sensitive rocker, poet, and film-maker who once said this?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who was the steamboat pilot, gold miner, journalist, novelist, and world traveler who said these things about truth?

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes".

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything".

"The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies".
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who was the architect of the philosophy of objectivism that wove ideas and concepts into the structure of the novel?

"Truth is the product of the recognition of the facts of reality. Man identifies and integrates the facts of reality by means of concepts. He retains concepts in his mind by means of definitions. He organizes concepts into propositions-and the truth or falsehood of his propositions rests, not only on their relation to the facts he asserts, but also on the truth or falsehood of the definitions of the concepts he uses to assert them, which rests on the truth or falsehood of his designations of essential characteristics".
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Pictured is a park in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, formally Hot Springs. It is known as "the spa city". Who was the radio personality that was responsible for the name change? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. It is rare to become a successful politician, but to also win a Nobel Peace Prize and an Academy Award certainly beats the odds. What was the name of Al Gore's documentary that led to the film award? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "To Tell the Truth" was one of the most popular quiz shows. It was one of the few to be on the air in six decades. During its run it had several hosts. Of the four listed, who was the first? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The master of the heroic couplet had these to say about truth. Who was "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham"?

"'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do".

"Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below".

"Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd;
The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!"
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The following are quotes from the Bible. What book are they from?

"Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long".

"Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!"

"Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name".
Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Though born a slave, Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree was a leading figure in the abolitionist movement. To what did she change her name in 1843?

Answer: Sojourner Truth

Truth was an imposing woman at six feet tall. In 1851 she said, "I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right." She sued the government for return of her children and won. She worked tirelessly for civil rights, women's rights, and equality.

Sojourner Truth in a 1851 speech said, "The poor men seem to be all in confusion, and don't know what to do. Why children, if you have woman's rights, give it to her and you will feel better. You will have your own rights, and they won't be so much trouble. I can't read, but I can hear. I have heard the bible and have learned that Eve caused man to sin. Well, if woman upset the world, do give her a chance to set it right side up again". (Note there are variations of the exact words.)
2. Who was the Irish poet, playwright, and wit who said these things about truth? "A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it". "The truth is rarely pure and never simple". "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you".

Answer: Oscar Wilde

Wilde was a man of immense wit and charm, and is one of the most quoted men in the English language. Dorothy Parker once wrote a brief poem to him.

"If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it."

A wildebeest is related to the gnu.
'What's a gnu?'
'Not much what gnu with you?'
3. "Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies". Who was the rowdy but sensitive rocker, poet, and film-maker who once said this?

Answer: Jim Morrison

Morrison was frequently arrested, generally under the influence of drugs or alcohol. His arrest picture was taken for lewd and lascivious conduct during a rock concert. However, he published three volumes of poetry and was an experimental film-maker. His themes were often the search for truth, freedom of the individual, and anti-establishment.
4. Who was the steamboat pilot, gold miner, journalist, novelist, and world traveler who said these things about truth? "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes". "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything". "The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies".

Answer: Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is most remembered for his classic novels "Tom Sawyer"(1876) and "Huckleberry Finn" (1884). Twain also wrote of life on the Mississippi, his foreign travels, short stories, and host of journalistic endeavors. As he aged he became more cynical of the world around him, as revealed by these quotes.
5. Who was the architect of the philosophy of objectivism that wove ideas and concepts into the structure of the novel? "Truth is the product of the recognition of the facts of reality. Man identifies and integrates the facts of reality by means of concepts. He retains concepts in his mind by means of definitions. He organizes concepts into propositions-and the truth or falsehood of his propositions rests, not only on their relation to the facts he asserts, but also on the truth or falsehood of the definitions of the concepts he uses to assert them, which rests on the truth or falsehood of his designations of essential characteristics".

Answer: Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was a novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. Her most enduring achievement was the doctrine of objectivism that placed independence of man in the context of capitalism. Rather than writing a turgid academic book on her philosophy, she wrote turgid novels such as 1943's "The Fountainhead" and 1957's "Atlas Shrugged". At an American Tea Party gathering, one might well see signs proclaiming John Galt, the protagonist in "Atlas Shrugged". Politicians influenced by Rand often have a heavy burden to bear.

Dorothy Parker, as a book critic, said of "Atlas Shrugged": "This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force".
6. Pictured is a park in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, formally Hot Springs. It is known as "the spa city". Who was the radio personality that was responsible for the name change?

Answer: Ralph Edwards

Ralph Edwards had a very popular radio program called "Truth or Consequences" that ran on radio from 1940 to 1957. The contestant would be asked a silly question and had only a couple of seconds to answer. Lacking the 'truth', the contestant had to perform a stunt.

In 1959, Edwards said that any town willing to change its name to "Truth or Consequences" would be the host for the program's ten year anniversary. Hot Springs took the challenge. Ralph Edwards returned each year to the town as it built his visits into an annual celebration. Many celebrities came with Edwards each year.
7. It is rare to become a successful politician, but to also win a Nobel Peace Prize and an Academy Award certainly beats the odds. What was the name of Al Gore's documentary that led to the film award?

Answer: An Inconvenient Truth

The full title of Gore's book that the film was based upon is "An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It". The Nobel Prize was for his work in climate change activism.

After two terms as vice president under Bill Clinton, Gore lost a debatable campaign with George Bush even though he won the popular vote.
8. "To Tell the Truth" was one of the most popular quiz shows. It was one of the few to be on the air in six decades. During its run it had several hosts. Of the four listed, who was the first?

Answer: Bud Collyer

On "On Tell the Truth", three contestants claimed to be people who did something unusual, but only one was telling the truth. A guest panel had to determine who was telling the truth.

Bud Collyer had a very masculine voice which was a natural for radio and later television. Collyer hosted "To Tell the Truth" from 1956-68. He cited ill health on continuing and was replaced by Garry Moore. He was the voice of Superman on the radio. He was a fervent anti-communist and gave generously to charities.
9. The master of the heroic couplet had these to say about truth. Who was "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham"? "'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do". "Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below". "Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!"

Answer: Alexander Pope

The hunched-back Pope was a brilliant poet who delighted in attacking (in satire) his contemporaries and those he felt were arrogant or foolish, hence his designation as a wicked wasp. He is one of the most quoted persons in the English language.
10. The following are quotes from the Bible. What book are they from? "Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long". "Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!" "Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name".

Answer: Psalms

The Book of Psalms consists of 150 psalms (or songs). According to legend, 73 of the 150 psalms in the Bible are attributed to King David, which Biblical scholars dispute, although there is some evidence of authorship in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Psalms are roughly divided into five categories: hymns of praise, general laments, royal psalms relating to kings and leaders, individual laments, and thanksgiving.
Source: Author Rehaberpro

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