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15 Minutes More Trivia Quiz


Andy Warhol is credited with saying "In the future, everyone will be ...famous for 15 minutes". Here are a few who had theirs. (Maybe more than 15 but you get the point)

A multiple-choice quiz by Rehaberpro. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Rehaberpro
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
381,428
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
595
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. In 2006 Harry Whittington was shot with a shot gun with about 150 pellets entering his body in the face, chest, and neck. Doctors had to leave about 30 pellets inside. Who shot Harry? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Gary Hart was the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president in 1988 when his campaign derailed. What was the name of the woman he was alleged to have had an affair? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. During the reign of James I, conspirators sought to oust the Stuarts from the throne and restore Roman Catholicism in England. Objectives included the assassination of James I and the bombing of parliament. Things went awry when one of the conspirators was captured guarding a cache of explosives. Who was this well remembered man? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Jessica Hahn was instrumental in bringing down what evangelical church leader? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1969 Max Yasgur rented his farm to festival producers for what famous music event?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 6 of 10
6. James Frey wrote a fictional book that he claimed was auto-biographical. Before the fraud was uncovered, what popular talk show endorsed the book "A Million Little Pieces"?(2005) Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The burglary of the Democratic offices at the Watergate building ignited a tidal wave that engulfed the administration of President Richard Nixon. The five burglars were arrested early on. Who was NOT a part of those five? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In the 1980 Boston Marathon, Rosie Ruiz ran one of the fastest times for a woman runner. How did she achieve this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Who was the second chair for the prosecution in the O.J.Simpson trial in 1995? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Nadya Suleman in 2009 gave birth to octuplets who are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States. By what name did the media call her? Hint



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1. In 2006 Harry Whittington was shot with a shot gun with about 150 pellets entering his body in the face, chest, and neck. Doctors had to leave about 30 pellets inside. Who shot Harry?

Answer: Dick Cheney

On a quail hunting party, Cheney accidently shot Whittington. The White House kept it secret for a few hours but made disclosure the next day when facts were clearer. Whittington, a real estate mogul, was silent on the situation except to say that he was sorry for any turmoil the Cheney family endured.

An article later in "The Washington Post" concluded that Cheney had violated basic rules of hunting safety in that he did not have a clear shot and fired without being able to see sky beneath his target. "The Post" also alleged that Cheney never apologized publicly or privately to Whittington and although they had met, they were not friends.
2. Gary Hart was the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president in 1988 when his campaign derailed. What was the name of the woman he was alleged to have had an affair?

Answer: Donna Rice

Hart was challenged by the press on vague rumors that he was a 'womanizer'. Hart scoffed at the allegation and said ""Follow me around. I don't care. I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'll be very bored." And so they did. What the press came up with was a damning photo taken on the yacht "Monkey Business" with Hart in a Monkey Business T-shirt with Donna Rice on his lap. The old adage that a picture tells a thousand words overwhelmed denials of any improprieties from Hart and Rice. He immediately lost ten points in the polls and a short time later suspended his campaign.

Hart retreated to his Colorado estate and became a prolific writer publishing many books and articles on politics and national issues as well as five novels. In 2014 President Obama appointed him Special Envoy for Northern Ireland.

Donna Rice was not a bimbo. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina (1980). She did enter beauty contests and was chosen as Miss South Carolina, worked as a model, and was a representative of a pharmaceutical company. After the scandal she shunned the public eye and refused to capitalize on her notoriety, turning down offers for interviews or exposes. In 1994 she took over leadership of "Enough Is Enough", a non-profit organization advocating protection of children from Internet content.
3. During the reign of James I, conspirators sought to oust the Stuarts from the throne and restore Roman Catholicism in England. Objectives included the assassination of James I and the bombing of parliament. Things went awry when one of the conspirators was captured guarding a cache of explosives. Who was this well remembered man?

Answer: Guy Fawkes

The leader of the so-called "Gunpowder Plot" was Robert Catesby. Evidence suggests that Fawkes was more of a follower or foot soldier in the scheme. After his capture, Fawkes was tortured and ratted out the names of seven others, all of whom were arrested, provided a speedy trial, and sentenced to death by hanging. Fawkes escaped this fate as he feel off the scaffold and broke his neck.

Fawkes was a professional soldier with a record as a mercenary who fought for Catholic causes. His devotion to the Catholic church seems to have been sincere. He was in modern parlance 'the smoking gun' that lead to the exposure and thwarting of the plot.

Although his time on this historic page was short, Guy Fawkes became a symbol and legend. People began to burn Fawkes in effigy rather than the Pope. November 5th is still celebrated in many parts of the English speaking world with bonfires and a festival/carnival atmosphere. Guy Fawkes Day is recognition of the protestant reformation over traditional Catholic teachings.
4. Jessica Hahn was instrumental in bringing down what evangelical church leader?

Answer: Jim Bakker

Jessica Hahn, a church secretary, alleged she was drugged and raped by Bakker and another preacher, John Wesley Fletcher "for about fifteen minutes". Bakker claimed he was "set up". Nonetheless, his "Heritage USA" complex crumbled from mismanagement and misuse of donations for which he served a prison term.

Hahn was quick to capitalize on her notoriety. She posed for "Playboy", had an affair with comedian Sam Kinison, made videos and television appearances, was a reoccurring guest on the Howard Stern Show, and was on "Married...with Children" through the intervention of her boy friend, Ron Leavitt.

In 2011 Hahn had a confrontation with interviewer Barbara Walters on camera when Hahn pointed out Barbara's relationship with Senator Edward Brooke.
5. In 1969 Max Yasgur rented his farm to festival producers for what famous music event?

Answer: Woodstock

Yasgur was a diary farmer and kept up to 600 cows. When he rented out his field to the Woodstock promoters, he got mixed but overall positive encouragement from his neighbors but some just did not want 150,000 hippies wondering around their homesteads. After the festival, he found that local businesses treated him as persona non grata even to the extent of attempts not to purchase his milk. He was critical of his neighbors selling water at exaggerated prices to festival attendees.

Max Yasgur was brought down by heart disease, sold his farm, and moved to Florida where he died at age 53.
6. James Frey wrote a fictional book that he claimed was auto-biographical. Before the fraud was uncovered, what popular talk show endorsed the book "A Million Little Pieces"?(2005)

Answer: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey said that "A Million Little Pieces" kept her up at night and made it a part of her book club selections as it depicted in graphic detail the horrors of alcohol and drug addiction. That it does, but it was not Frey's experiences. Riding the wave of Winfrey's endorsement, it sold more than 3.5 million copies and was atop "The New York Times" nonfiction list for 15 weeks.

In an unusual action, publisher Random House offered to buy back the book from customers who thought they were deceived but only 1,729 readers came forward.

Since that time Frey has become CEO of Full Fathom Five, a publishing firm specializing in young adult fiction. Under their contracts, writers are not credited with authorship nor royalties but get a gamut of writing experience.
7. The burglary of the Democratic offices at the Watergate building ignited a tidal wave that engulfed the administration of President Richard Nixon. The five burglars were arrested early on. Who was NOT a part of those five?

Answer: Frank Wills

Virgilio González and Eugenio Martinez, two anti-Castro Cubans, were also arrested. Frank Willis, on the other hand, was a security guard at the Watergate complex and his alertness lead to the capture of the intruders. The intrusion itself was a minor event, in perspective, but the elaborate cover-up violated the law and damaged the trust citizens had in government.

Following his deed, the Watergate raised his salary from 80 dollars a week to 82.50. He left to seek other employment that paid a living wage. He had to donate his mother's body to medical research when she died as he could not afford to bury her. He did some public appearances, played himself in the film "All the President's Men" (1976), and received an NAACP award. He died in poverty at the age of 52 of a brain tumor.
8. In the 1980 Boston Marathon, Rosie Ruiz ran one of the fastest times for a woman runner. How did she achieve this?

Answer: She took the subway

Suspicions were raised almost immediately. Her physical appearance at the finish line did not match what other runners displayed. She was not panting nor was she perspiring. She was unable to identify key legs in the race such as when there were cheers for female participants. Other runners did not see her on the course and her time was 25 minutes faster than any of her previous marathons. Two Harvard students saw her emerge from a subway exit.

Rosie, it seems, had ridden the subway to a half mile from the finish line and was stripped of her victory.

Rosie's troubles continued. In 1982 she was arrested for embezzling $60,000 from a real estate company where she worked. In 1983 she implicated in a cocaine deal. She supposedly lives in South Florida and will not discuss the event.
9. Who was the second chair for the prosecution in the O.J.Simpson trial in 1995?

Answer: Christopher Darden

Following his resignation from the Los Angeles District Attorney's office after the high profile trial, he taught law at California State University, Los Angeles, and Southwestern University School of Law. He set up his own law firm in 1999.

He has appeared as a legal expert on several television networks and has dabbled in novel writing and acting.

He has been cited as leaving the door open for Simpson's 'dream team' to change the trial from one of guilt or innocence to the question of race relations.

He married Marcia Carter in 1997 not to be confused with Marcia Clark. the lead prosecution attorney.
10. Nadya Suleman in 2009 gave birth to octuplets who are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States. By what name did the media call her?

Answer: Octomom

As far as we know, most of the births can be attributed to in-vitro insemination. Suleman had six children before the octomom event. Doctor Michael Kamrava, her in vitro physician, has been highly criticized for his treatment and for the ethics of this.

Suleman has protected her children from media exposure and did not capitalize on them such as the Dionne quintuplets were decades ago. But she does go to extremes to provide for her children. In addition to giving paid interviews to the media, she has boxed the Long Island Lolita, Amy Fisher, made pornographic solo performances, and been sued for welfare fraud. She has little patience with 'do-gooders' to try to help her.
Source: Author Rehaberpro

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