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  • 1. 

    The Terror of the Monster was an early title for a best-selling novel which inspired one of the highest-grossing movies of the mid-70's. Under what name did it eventually terrify the reading and film going public?

    • A.

      Black Christmas

    • B.

      Jaws

    • C.

      Dead of Night

    • D.

      Carrie

    Correct Answer
    B. Jaws
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jaws. "The Terror of the Monster" was an early title for the novel that eventually became the best-selling novel and inspired the highly successful movie "Jaws" in the mid-70s. The novel and movie both revolve around a terrifying monster lurking in the ocean, causing fear and panic among the characters and the public.

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  • 2. 

    A giraffes tongue is what color?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Brown

    Correct Answer
    A. Black
    Explanation
    A giraffe's tongue is black because it contains a high amount of melanin, a pigment that gives color to skin and other tissues. The dark color of the tongue helps protect it from sunburn while the giraffe is feeding on leaves, as they spend a lot of time with their tongues exposed to the sun. Additionally, the black color may also help prevent the tongue from getting injured or infected while reaching for thorny branches.

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  • 3. 

    How many windows are there on the 102-story Empire State Building?

    • A.

      6,500

    • B.

      500

    • C.

      5,000

    • D.

      1,300

    Correct Answer
    A. 6,500
    Explanation
    The Empire State Building has a total of 102 stories, and it is known for its large number of windows. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that there would be a significant number of windows on the building. The option with the highest number of windows, 6,500, seems like a plausible answer considering the building's size and design.

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  • 4. 

    Elvis Presley appeared on what show that 82% of the TV audience tuned in?

    • A.

      The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

    • B.

      The Ed Sullivan Show

    • C.

      The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    • D.

      The Las Vegas Show

    Correct Answer
    B. The Ed Sullivan Show
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, a popular television variety show, which attracted 82% of the TV audience. This show was known for featuring various musical acts and was highly influential in promoting new artists. Elvis' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 is considered a milestone in his career, as it helped him gain national recognition and catapulted him to stardom.

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  • 5. 

    The "Little black dress" was created by what fashion designer?

    • A.

      Yves Saint Laurent

    • B.

      Christian Dior

    • C.

      Coco Chanel

    • D.

      Donna Karen

    Correct Answer
    C. Coco Chanel
    Explanation
    Coco Chanel is credited with creating the "Little Black Dress." She introduced the iconic design in the 1920s, revolutionizing women's fashion by offering a simple, elegant, and versatile garment that could be worn for various occasions. Her vision for the little black dress was to create a timeless and sophisticated piece that would be accessible to women of all social backgrounds. This design has since become a staple in every woman's wardrobe and is still considered a classic and essential piece in the fashion industry.

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  • 6. 

    33% of the world's population can't do what?

    • A.

      Snap Their Fingers

    • B.

      Whisle

    • C.

      Wink

    • D.

      Lift their eyebrows

    Correct Answer
    A. Snap Their Fingers
    Explanation
    Approximately 33% of the world's population is unable to snap their fingers. This means that they are unable to create the snapping sound by pressing the thumb and middle finger together and quickly releasing them. Snapping fingers requires a certain level of dexterity and coordination, and not everyone is able to do it.

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  • 7. 

    What state was the home of the U.S. auto industry before World War I and the rise of Michigan?

    • A.

      Ohio

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    D. Indiana
    Explanation
    Before the rise of Michigan as the center of the U.S. auto industry, Indiana was the home of the industry. This is because Indiana had a strong manufacturing base and was a hub for the production of automobiles in the early 20th century. Many automobile companies, such as Studebaker and Auburn, were based in Indiana during this time. Additionally, the state had a well-developed transportation infrastructure, including railroads and highways, which further supported the growth of the auto industry in Indiana. Therefore, Indiana was the state that housed the U.S. auto industry before Michigan.

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  • 8. 

    How long-- in feet---is the trunk of the average full-grown elephant?

    • A.

      10 feet

    • B.

      8 feet

    • C.

      12 feet

    • D.

      6 feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 feet
    Explanation
    The average full-grown elephant has a trunk that is approximately 8 feet long. The trunk is a unique and versatile feature of elephants, used for various purposes such as breathing, smelling, drinking, and grasping objects. It is a highly flexible and strong appendage that allows elephants to perform complex tasks and interact with their environment.

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  • 9. 

    After retiring as a player, with what team did baseball great Babe Ruth spend one year as a coach?

    • A.

      The Brooklyn Dodgers

    • B.

      New York Yankees

    • C.

      Boston Red Soxs

    • D.

      Philadelphia Athletics

    Correct Answer
    A. The Brooklyn Dodgers
    Explanation
    After retiring as a player, Babe Ruth spent one year as a coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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  • 10. 

    What was Tom Cruise's First Movie?

    • A.

      Risky Business

    • B.

      Born on the 4th of July

    • C.

      Top Gun

    • D.

      Endless Love

    Correct Answer
    D. Endless Love
    Explanation
    "Endless Love" was not Tom Cruise's first movie. His first movie was "Endless Love" (1981), in which he had a small role.

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  • 11. 

    What eating utensil was first brought to America in 1630 by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop, who carried it around with him in a specially made, velvet-lined leather case?

    • A.

      Spoon

    • B.

      Knife

    • C.

      Chop Sticks

    • D.

      Fork

    Correct Answer
    D. Fork
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fork. Governor John Winthrop brought the fork to America in 1630. He carried it around in a specially made, velvet-lined leather case. This suggests that the fork was a valuable and treasured utensil at the time.

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  • 12. 

    What essential piece of office equipment did Johnann Vaaler invent in 1900?

    • A.

      Staple

    • B.

      Pen

    • C.

      Paperclip

    • D.

      Tape

    Correct Answer
    C. Paperclip
    Explanation
    Johann Vaaler is credited with inventing the paperclip in 1900. Although there were previous designs of similar devices, Vaaler's design was the first to be patented and widely produced. The paperclip is an essential piece of office equipment used to hold sheets of paper together.

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  • 13. 

    In Toy Story, what was Buzz's last name?

    • A.

      Smith

    • B.

      Lightyear

    • C.

      Jones

    • D.

      Knight

    Correct Answer
    B. Lightyear
    Explanation
    In the movie Toy Story, Buzz's last name is Lightyear. This is revealed throughout the film as Buzz introduces himself as "Buzz Lightyear" and is known by this name by the other characters. Lightyear is a play on words, referencing the speed of light and highlighting Buzz's belief that he is a space ranger from the planet "Star Command".

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  • 14. 

    What was the first state to join the Union in the 20th century?

    • A.

      Arizona

    • B.

      New Mexico

    • C.

      Oklahoma

    • D.

      Alaska

    Correct Answer
    C. Oklahoma
    Explanation
    Oklahoma was the first state to join the Union in the 20th century. This is because Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state on November 16, 1907, making it the first state to join the Union in the 20th century.

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  • 15. 

    What is a three-line, 17-syllable Japanese verse-form?

    • A.

      Haiku

    • B.

      Cinquain

    • C.

      Limericks

    • D.

      Tanka

    Correct Answer
    A. Haiku
    Explanation
    A three-line, 17-syllable Japanese verse-form is called a Haiku. Haiku is a traditional form of poetry that originated in Japan. It consists of three lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. Haikus often capture a single moment or image and convey a sense of nature or the seasons. They are known for their simplicity and brevity, offering a glimpse into the beauty and essence of the subject being described.

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