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Trivial Trivia

By William F. Bultas

See how many of these miscellaneous trivia questions you can answer correctly. Par is 10 correct, & you have done exceptionally well if you can answer more than 15 of these correctly. The answers to this quiz are on this page. Enjoy!

1. Who wrote the poem that begins "'Twas the night before Christmas...."?

John Steinbeck
Clement Moore
Denis Diderot
John Vincent

2. Who wrote Tar Baby?

John Updike
Cynthia Sloane
Toni Morrison
Erica Langley

3. What is skijoring?

A sport in which competitors ski backward
Falling down while skiing
A sport in which a skier is pulled by a horse
Making a 360 degree jump while skiing

4. Which of the following Olivers was involved in the Iran-Contra Affair?

North
Cromwell
Goldsmith
Holmes

5. What was gangster Al Capone convicted of?

murder
running an illegal gambling ring
treason
income tax evasion

6. If you are a sandhog, what are you?

A desert groundhog
A worker in tunnel construction
An archaeologist
An extra for Baywatch

7. In the original Star Trek episodes, characters from the Enterprise wearing this color were most likely to be killed:

gold
red
blue
white

8. Who starred in the movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins?

Sylvester Stalone
Guy Thompson
Bob Roberts
Fred Ward

9. Who plays the part of Martha in the movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?

Elizabeth Taylor
Sandra Bullock
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Emma Thompson

10. Who won World Cup '98?

France
Brazil
Japan
Germany

11. Artis Ivey is better known as

Heavy D
Coolio
Dr. Dre
Leonine

12. Who makes the claim that they are "Earth's Biggest Bookstore"?

Borders
Barnes and Noble
Waldenbooks
Amazon.com

13. Which of the following wrote Nancy Drew books?

Julian Peabody
Carolyn Keene
Thomas Macey
Michael Burger

14. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been known to

always support the Democratic party
drive drunk
smoke cigars
juggle knives

15. Laughing gas is also known as

hydrogen chloride
nitrous oxide
caninine 5
carbon monoxide

16. "To be or not to be" is from

Much Ado About Nothing
The Merchant of Venice
Othello
Hamlet

17. Following the Kennedy assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald was convicted of

First Degree Murder
Second Degree Murder
First Degree Murder & Treason
Nothing

18. Michael Faraday discovered

Alpha particles
Electromagnetic induction
The Bermuda Triangle
The Dead Sea Scrolls

19. Who possessed a License to Kill?

Bruce Lee
Chuck Norris
James Bond
The Jackal

20. In 1996, The Miss Universe Pageant was held in

Las Vegas, Nevada
Bangkok, Thailand
Windhoek, Namibia
Miami Beach, Florida

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