Minnpost Pop Quiz #1

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Minnpost Pop Quiz #1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the Minnesota city where Judy Garland was born:
    • A. 

      Grand Rapids

    • B. 

      Granite Falls

    • C. 

      Duluth

    • D. 

      Hoffman

  • 2. 
    What does the "R.T." in R.T. Rybak stand for?
    • A. 

      Robert Thomas

    • B. 

      Raymond Thomas

    • C. 

      Retweet

    • D. 

      Richard Theodore

  • 3. 
    Which genre of music did early WCCO executives promise to eliminate, describing it as "a riot of noise, in which the melody is so trivial as to be practically not there at all, and in which the dissonances are the result of nothing more than the desire to make a racket."?
    • A. 

      Polka

    • B. 

      Rock 'n' Roll

    • C. 

      Jazz

    • D. 

      Ska

  • 4. 
    What religion has Prince periodically espoused in the past decade?
    • A. 

      Scientology

    • B. 

      Baha'i

    • C. 

      Jehovah's Witnesses

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 5. 
    What is the Pillsbury Doughboy's given name?
    • A. 

      Rollie

    • B. 

      Poppin' Fresh

    • C. 

      Bun Bun

    • D. 

      Bisquick

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a profession attempted by novelist Louise Erdrich following her tenure at Dartmouth College?
    • A. 

      Waitress

    • B. 

      Poetry teacher at a prison

    • C. 

      Art school model

    • D. 

      Construction-flag signaler

  • 7. 
    The Minnesota Orchestra's former musical director Osmo Vänskä began his professional music career playing what instrument?
    • A. 

      Cello

    • B. 

      Clarinet

    • C. 

      Oboe

    • D. 

      Theremin

  • 8. 
    What was the name of Charles M. Schultz's childhood pet dog?
    • A. 

      Spike

    • B. 

      Charlie

    • C. 

      Lucy

    • D. 

      Snoopy

  • 9. 
    Where did St. Paul's Cretin Avenue get its name?
    • A. 

      The explorer Ferdinand Cretin

    • B. 

      The explorer Christopher Columbus

    • C. 

      The French word for "Christian"

    • D. 

      The Croatian word for "river"

  • 10. 
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