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  • brian: ofcourse   mycheal    but   still  amusing---------   musical lemmings
    December 10, 2019, 09:15:15 pm
  • mycheal: Brian, personal choice
    December 10, 2019, 07:43:24 pm
  • brian: interesting how  so many  male musicians  wear   hats  when performing!  My   son in law  is  a  pro musician    and  does  same  thing.Its  almost a  "uniform"
    December 09, 2019, 11:50:14 am
  • Pooch1: Oh, so funny, Rammel!  Thanks
    December 09, 2019, 07:36:43 am
  • RAMMEL: [link]
    December 08, 2019, 08:42:35 pm
  • brian: seasons  greetings  all   who  remain
    December 07, 2019, 11:09:41 am
  • Oldiesmann: Thanks :)
    December 06, 2019, 10:12:47 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Congrats Michael and best of like for safe driving :)
    December 05, 2019, 04:17:48 am
  • Pooch1: Great!  But get yourself a St. Christopher medal to hang on the rear view mirror so you can hang on to this car.
    December 04, 2019, 12:26:24 pm
  • Amy: Micheal, way to go!!!
    December 03, 2019, 05:47:47 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Got the car! Came complete with a 6-month, 6000-mile warranty as well. Just need to replace the wipers and get new batteries for the keyfob.
    December 03, 2019, 04:48:32 pm
  • Amy: Micheal,  good luck today..hope it all works out for you!
    December 02, 2019, 12:38:38 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Going to look at a car on Tuesday. 2012 Hyundai Sonata with 77,000 miles (124,000 km) and slightly cheaper than the car I wrecked so hopefully I can get financing and an affordable monthly payment
    November 30, 2019, 06:24:07 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Hopefully getting a new car in the next week. GAP insurance payment finally came through on Tuesday so now I just need to call the credit union and get the rest of the loan paid off, then decide which car I want and everything
    November 29, 2019, 01:42:59 am
  • brian: you are   fortunate  bubble      most    dont live  close-------   good  luck to you (  I didnt  know  about   wheelchair)
    November 27, 2019, 11:51:16 am
  • so_P_bubble: Brian: wheelchair... It's also wheels! I live very near the clinic and the shops. As for the dentist... I prefer to forget him, I haven't been there for over three years.
    November 27, 2019, 04:31:22 am
  • brian: bubble  how   do u  get   groceries?   how u get to  doctor?how u get to  dentist?
    November 26, 2019, 11:49:40 am
  • Amy: Micheal ..Way to go! Thing are now looking up for you...
    November 26, 2019, 11:09:49 am
  • Oldiesmann: Looks like I may be able to go get a car this coming weekend. The credit union finally got the check from the GAP insurance so I just need to call or visit the credit union for a quote to pay off the loan
    November 26, 2019, 10:25:42 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, if you were closer I would let you use my car. I hardly go out these days, maybe only once a week when I volunteer at the library.
    November 26, 2019, 05:10:53 am

Trivia Quiz

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

Previous topic - Next topic

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