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Quiz about Forgotten Seconds
Quiz about Forgotten Seconds

Forgotten Seconds Trivia Quiz


The first person or persons to accomplish something are usually famous and their name(s) are preserved in history. The second is often forgotten, This quiz is dedicated to those who did not come first.

A multiple-choice quiz by keithkomodo. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
keithkomodo
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
311,653
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
411
Last 3 plays: Guest 166 (2/10), snhha (10/10), Guest 73 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. St. Peter, the primary Apostle of Jesus Christ, is remembered as being the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Who is acknowledged as the second Pope? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Most people know that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two men to set foot on the moon as members of the Apollo 11 mission. Who were the next set of astronauts to follow suit? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Track fans the world over know that Roger Bannister of England was the first person to complete the mile run in under four minutes. Who was the second to achieve this feat? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Charles Lindbergh is famous for making the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Who made the second? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Most baseball fans, as well as many non-fans, know that Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby were the first modern era African-American players in the National and American Leagues, respectively, in 1947. Who were the second in each league? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay gained universal fame as being the first pair to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on earth. Which climbing pair were the next to reach it? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Vince Lombardi was the winning coach in the first two Super Bowls, and the game's trophy is now named after him. Who was the second coach to win a Super Bowl? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Octavian, also known as Augustus, was the first Roman Emperor. Who was the second? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Students of American history know that William Henry Harrison was the first President of the United States to die in office. Who was the second? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil, is widely regarded as the first private individual to reach billionaire status. Who is the second such individual to reach that status in actual dollars, not inflated for today's standards? Hint



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1. St. Peter, the primary Apostle of Jesus Christ, is remembered as being the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Who is acknowledged as the second Pope?

Answer: St. Linus

St. Linus was pope from 67AD to 76AD. His Feast Day is September 23rd. Not much else is known about him. It is believed that he came from the Tuscany area of what is now Italy. Tradition holds that he was martyred, but it is not known how, when, where, or even if this happened. St. Clement I and St. Urban I were other early popes. St. Paul was a prominent Apostle, but never regarded as a Pope.
2. Most people know that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two men to set foot on the moon as members of the Apollo 11 mission. Who were the next set of astronauts to follow suit?

Answer: Charles Conrad and Alan Bean

Conrad and Bean, in that order, stepped onto the lunar surface in November of 1969. They stayed on the moon for thirty-one and a half hours. They were equipped with a color film camera, which Bean unfortunately pointed toward the sun, and the camera's elements were damaged, so much of the mission was not recorded. Scott and Irwin were on the reserve team for this mission, and would reach the moon themselves on Apollo 15. Lovell and Haise were due to reach the moon on Apollo 13, but that attempt was abandoned, as documented in the movie of the same name starring Tom Hanks. Collins was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission; Clifton Williams, scheduled to be part of Apollo 12, was killed in a training flight accident. Conrad brought Williams' pilot wings on the mission, and buried them in the lunar dust.
3. Track fans the world over know that Roger Bannister of England was the first person to complete the mile run in under four minutes. Who was the second to achieve this feat?

Answer: John Landy, Australia

Just six weeks after Bannister's famous run, John Landy became the second sub-four minute miler, setting a new record on June 21, 1954, clocking in at 3:57.9, to Bannister's 3:59.4. Ironically, neither Landy or Bannister ever won an/Olympic medal. Handy is remembered for his performance in the 1956 Australian Championships, when he stopped and went back to check on a fallen competitor, then made up an amazing distance to still win the race. Landy would later serve as Governor of Victoria Province. Elliot won gold for Australia in the 1500 meter run at the 1960 Olympics, and was a world record holder in the mile. Snell, also a world record holder, won three gold medals representing New Zealand in two Olympics. Ryun was the first high school runner to break four minutes in the mile, and he held the world record in the mile for eight years.
4. Charles Lindbergh is famous for making the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Who made the second?

Answer: Clarence Chamberlin

Two weeks after Lindbergh's historic flight, Chamberlin, a native of Iowa, flew the airplane "Columbia" across the Atlantic. He landed near Berlin, Germany on June 6, 1927, and had traveled about 300 miles further than Lindbergh. Chamberlin also had a passenger on his flight. Rene Fonck was a French World War One fighter pilot hero.

His attempt on September 26, 1926 ended when he crashed and burned on take off. He survived, but his two crew members did not. On May 8, 1927, Charles Nungeser tried to fly from Paris to the United States.

He was last known to be over Ireland, when his plane disappeared. Raymond Orteig was the New York hotel owner who offered a $25,000.00 prize for the first successful non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
5. Most baseball fans, as well as many non-fans, know that Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby were the first modern era African-American players in the National and American Leagues, respectively, in 1947. Who were the second in each league?

Answer: Roy Campanella and Hank Thompson

Roy Campanella followed Robinson onto the Brooklyn Dodgers, making his debut on April 20, 1948. He had a Hall of Fame career as a catcher, hitting 242 home runs, making the All Star team eight times, and being selected league MVP three times. Hank Thompson joined Doby in the American League when he debuted for the St. Louis Browns on July 17, 1947. Thompson and Doby later became the first two African-Americans to face each other in a game later that season, and Thompson became the first African-American to play in both leagues when he debuted for the New York Giants in 1949.
6. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay gained universal fame as being the first pair to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on earth. Which climbing pair were the next to reach it?

Answer: Ernst Schmeid and Juerg Marmet

Three years after Hillary and Norgay's historic ascent, Ernst Schmeid preceded Juerg Marmet to the summit on May 23, 1956. As part of the same Swiss expedition, Reist and von Gunter reached the top one day later. Fu-chou and Ying-hua were members of a Chinese expedition that scaled Everest in 1960. Mallory and Irvine died on Everest in 1924.

There has been much speculation since that one or both did reach the summit, and that they died during their descent. It is doubtful if conclusive proof can ever be obtained to verify that.
7. Vince Lombardi was the winning coach in the first two Super Bowls, and the game's trophy is now named after him. Who was the second coach to win a Super Bowl?

Answer: Weeb Ewbank

Weeb Ewbank became the second coach to win a Super Bowl, when he led the Jets to a victory over the heavily favored Colts in Super Bowl III. It had to be especially sweet for Ewbank, as he was fired by the Colts after the 1962 season. Prior to that, he had coached Baltimore to the NFL Championship in 1958 and 1959.

The man who replaced him, Don Shula lost Super Bowl III with the Colts and VI, before winning numbers VII and VIII, the last three as head of the Miami Dolphins. Stram was on the losing end in Super Bowl I, before winning Super Bowl IV, both as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Raugh was losing head coach in Super Bowl II.
8. Octavian, also known as Augustus, was the first Roman Emperor. Who was the second?

Answer: Tiberius

Tiberius reigned from 14 AD to 37 AD. He had a distinguished military career, and did not seek an active role in the politics of Rome. However, after Octavian's two principle heirs, his grandsons, died, he designated Tiberius as his heir and adopted son.

As emperor, Tiberius practiced diplomacy over warfare. It is not certain if he died of natural causes (he was 79 years old when he passed), or if he was indeed smothered in his bed. Marc Antony was a former ally of Octavian, who subsequently lost out in a power struggle. Nero was the fifth emperor. Cato was a renowned orator and senator of the era.
9. Students of American history know that William Henry Harrison was the first President of the United States to die in office. Who was the second?

Answer: Zachary Taylor

Harrison served only thirty-two days in office. His grandson, Benjamin, would also be elected president. Taylor was the second to die, and the means of his demise is still disputed. Lincoln was the third to die in office, and the first by assassination. Harding died by either a stroke, cerebral haemorrhage or heart attack.
10. John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil, is widely regarded as the first private individual to reach billionaire status. Who is the second such individual to reach that status in actual dollars, not inflated for today's standards?

Answer: Henry Ford

Henry Ford, founder of the car company that bears his name, is generally credited with amassing a billion dollars by 1920, four years after Rockefeller reached the mark. Andrew Mellon, founder of Mellon Bank, which also then owned Texaco, is believed to have had a personal fortune of one billion in 1936. Vanderbilt, the shipping and railroad tycoon, and Carnegie, the steel magnate, never accumulated an actual billion dollar fortune.
Source: Author keithkomodo

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