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Trivia Quiz 2016-2018

Started by RAMMEL, April 03, 2016, 10:28:35 pm

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so_P_bubble

Hope is the stuff of life...

Kelly

Hi angel
Question 2
Was it the Babylonian Emperor Hammurabi  in the seventeenth century BCE who planned to use wind power for his irrigation project.

Kelly

Kelly

String theory

Are clothes are made of string. A spiders web is made of string.

In other words everything in some shape or form
Is made of string.

Kelly

so_P_bubble


angelface555

April 05, 2016, 02:46:26 pm #64 Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 02:49:21 pm by angelface555
#2. Whose design is credited for the first windmill?
The first windmills were developed to automate the tasks of grain-grinding and water-pumping and the earliest-known design is the vertical axis system developed in Persia about 500-900 A.D. The first use was apparently water pumping, but the exact method of water transport is not known because no drawings or designs -- only verbal accounts -- are available. The first known documented design is also of a Persian windmill, this one with vertical sails made of bundles of reeds or wood which were attached to the central vertical shaft by horizontal struts.

Extra;
Vertical-axis windmills were also used in China, which is often claimed as their birthplace. While the belief that the windmill was invented in China more than 2000 years ago is widespread, the earliest actual documentation of a Chinese windmill was in 1219 A.D. by the Chinese statesman Yehlu Chhu-Tshai. Here also, the primary applications were apparently grain grinding and water pumping.

#7.   Give me a simple explanation for string theory.
String theory originated as an attempt to describe the interactions of particles such as protons. It has since developed into something much more ambitious: an approach to the construction of a complete unified theory of all fundamental particles and forces.

Extra;
Previous attempts to unify physics have had trouble incorporating gravity with the other forces. String theory not only embraces gravity but requires it. String theory also requires six or seven extra dimensions of space, and it contains ways of relating large extra dimensions to small ones. The study of string theory has also led to the concept of supersymmetry, which would double the number of elementary particles.

Marilyne

April 05, 2016, 02:49:12 pm #65 Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 02:51:26 pm by Marilyne
I wonder why the Dusty Springfield song, "The Windmills of My Mind", is running through my head? :idiot2:

Thank you Angelface, for a good quiz.  Difficult but fun! 

so_P_bubble

string is too hard at this time of night!
Thanks for the challenge. It was good after such a long pause.

angelface555

April 05, 2016, 02:58:17 pm #67 Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 03:00:21 pm by angelface555
Thanks Marilyne! I always liked Dusty Springfield. Remember Son of a Preacherman?
Thanks Bubble!

1.  Where is the Panama Canal?   Kelly

2.  Whose design is credited for the first windmill?  Not answered

3.   What are Bleeding Hearts?  Joy

4.   Why did men originally shake hands?   Andie

5.   What is the Equator and its purpose?   Rick

6.   What is the Jib's purpose?   Bubble

7.   Give me a simple explanation for string theory.   Not answered

8.   What is a ventricle and why is it important?   Bubble

9.   What damage did the TV show, Lassie do to the Collie breed?   Marilyne

10.  Is Asia in the Northern hemisphere?   Kelly

I really enjoyed doing this quiz.

Kelly

Hi Marilyne
The song you mentioned I thought came from The Thomas Crown Affair, sung by Noel Harrison.

Kelly 

Kelly

Hi Everyone
Hope to have either a trivia or music quiz ready in about five hours.

Kelly

Kelly

Hi angel
Thank you for the quiz, challenging, but lots of facts I did not know, but do now.

Kelly

Kelly

Hi Everyone
I hope you enjoy the quiz.

Two answers at first please

1. In what year were the first Oscars presented?

2. Which showman coined the phrase 'The greatest show on earth’?

3. In which country was actress Ursula Andress born?

4. Who did Robert Vaughan and David McCallum play in TV's The Man From UNCLE? - 

5. In which year were LP records first introduced?

6. Who wrote the novel on which the Bogart film The African Queen was based?

7. Whose orchestral works include Enigma Variations?

8. Craig Stirling is a character in which cult TV show?

9. Which film was based on an unproduced play called Everybody Comes To Ricks?

10. Whose biography is entitled Citizen Jane?

11.  In which Beatles song are the names Vera, Chuck and Dave?

12. Which female American country singer died in a plane crash in 1963?

13. In the film The Wizard Of Oz, what does Dorothy have to steal from the Wicked Witch of the West?

14. How many films did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in together?

15 Who wrote, ‘As You Like It’?

Kelly


angelface555

#9. Casablanca

#15 As You Like It by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599.

I have the complete works of Shakespeare and better appreciated as an adult.

Kelly

Hi angel
Questions 9 and 15 are correct

Thank you

Kelly

Kelly

Hi angel
'As You Like It' is my favourite William Shakespeare play.

I think as we get older we do appreciate William Shakespeare more.

Kelly

Kelly

Hi Everyone

Quiz update
1. In what year were the first Oscars presented?

2. Which showman coined the phrase 'The greatest show on earth’?

3. In which country was actress Ursula Andress born?

4. Who did Robert Vaughan and David McCallum play in TV's The Man From UNCLE? - 

5. In which year were LP records first introduced?

6. Who wrote the novel on which the Bogart film The African Queen was based?

7. Whose orchestral works include Enigma Variations?

8. Craig Stirling is a character in which cult TV show?

10. Whose biography is entitled Citizen Jane?

11.  In which Beatles song are the names Vera, Chuck and Dave?

12. Which female American country singer died in a plane crash in 1963?

13. In the film The Wizard Of Oz, what does Dorothy have to steal from the Wicked Witch of the West?

14. How many films did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in together?


Kelly

RAMMEL

12. Which female American country singer died in a plane crash in 1963?

     Patsy Cline
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Andie

#2.  P. t. Barnum--greatest showman on earth

Kelly

Hi Rammel
Question 12 is correct

Thank you

Kelly


Kelly

Hi Andie
Question 2 is correct

Thank you

Kelly

Kelly

Hi Everyone
Near time to retire.

I will update the quiz before I go.

Kelly

Kelly

Hi Everyone

Quiz update

1. In what year were the first Oscars presented?

3. In which country was actress Ursula Andress born?

4. Who did Robert Vaughan and David McCallum play in TV's The Man From UNCLE? - 

5. In which year were LP records first introduced?

6. Who wrote the novel on which the Bogart film The African Queen was based?

7. Whose orchestral works include Enigma Variations?

8. Craig Stirling is a character in which cult TV show?

10. Whose biography is entitled Citizen Jane?

11.  In which Beatles song are the names Vera, Chuck and Dave?

13. In the film The Wizard Of Oz, what does Dorothy have to steal from the Wicked Witch of the West?

14. How many films did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in together

Kelly

JaneS

#4  Robert Vaughn...Napoleon Solo
David McCallum...Ilya Kuriakin (sp)

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Kelly

Hi Everyone
I am retiring now, back late morning UK time.

Any member who has not answered a question, please answer two if you want to.

Goodnight.

Kelly

JaneS

#13  The Ruby Slippers

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Kelly

Hi Jane
Question 4 is correct

Thank you

Kelly

Kelly

Hi Jane
Question 13 is not the answer I have.

Please try again.

Kelly

Kelly

Hi Everyone

Quiz update

1. In what year were the first Oscars presented?

3. In which country was actress Ursula Andress born?

5. In which year were LP records first introduced?

6. Who wrote the novel on which the Bogart film The African Queen was based?

7. Whose orchestral works include Enigma Variations?

8. Craig Stirling is a character in which cult TV show?

10. Whose biography is entitled Citizen Jane?

11.  In which Beatles song are the names Vera, Chuck and Dave?

13. In the film The Wizard Of Oz, what does Dorothy have to steal from the Wicked Witch of the West?

14. How many films did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in together

Kelly

angelface555

Kelly, years ago when I was in college, I worked for Media Services as a production assistant. One of my duties was to run the two projectors during movie nights. At that time you ran two 16mm projectors so changes from one tape to another were seamless.

I received an entirely different idea of Shakespeare's plays as seen on film, particularly Hamlet and McBeth. I don't think high school students were aware of many of the nuances.

Andie

First Oscars were in 1929