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  • 1. 

    Where does the saying "what's done is done" said to have originated?

    • A.

      Shakespeare's Macbeth

    • B.

      The Bible

    • C.

      Caesar

    • D.

      Yogi Berra

    Correct Answer
    A. Shakespeare's Macbeth
    Explanation
    The saying "what's done is done" is said to have originated from Shakespeare's play Macbeth. In Act 3, Scene 2, Lady Macbeth uses this phrase to console her husband after he becomes overwhelmed with guilt for his actions. This line emphasizes the theme of fate and the inability to change the past, reflecting the consequences of Macbeth's actions and his realization that there is no going back.

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  • 2. 

    What is a palindrome?

    • A.

      Word That Reads The Same Forwards And Backwards

    • B.

      Musical Beat Machine

    • C.

      Insect

    • D.

      Bicycle Race Track

    Correct Answer
    A. Word That Reads The Same Forwards And Backwards
    Explanation
    A palindrome is a word that can be read the same way forwards and backwards. This means that if you reverse the order of the letters in a palindrome, it will still spell the same word. For example, "level" and "madam" are both palindromes because they read the same way in both directions.

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  • 3. 

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis has how many letters?

    • A.

      45

    • B.

      43

    • C.

      46

    • D.

      44

    Correct Answer
    A. 45
    Explanation
    The word "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is a technical term that refers to a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine silica dust. It is known as the longest word in the English language. By counting the letters in the word, we can determine that it consists of 45 letters.

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  • 4. 

    Question: Who defined classic as "a book which people praise and don't read"?

    • A.

      Tolstoy

    • B.

      Mark Twain

    • C.

      Ernest Hemmingway

    • D.

      Steven King

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark Twain
    Explanation
    Mark Twain defined classic as "a book which people praise and don't read." This statement suggests that Twain believed that many people claim to admire and praise classic literature, but in reality, they do not actually read these books. Twain's humorous and satirical remark highlights the tendency of people to speak highly of classic works without actually engaging with them.

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  • 5. 

    Who said "everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else"?

    • A.

      Will Rogers

    • B.

      Mel Brooks

    • C.

      Mark Twain

    • D.

      Neil Simon

    Correct Answer
    A. Will Rogers
    Explanation
    Will Rogers is the correct answer because he is known for his humorous and witty observations about life. The quote "everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else" reflects his perspective on humor and the human experience. Rogers was a famous American humorist, actor, and social commentator, making him the most likely person to have said this quote.

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  • 6. 

    Who said "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored"?

    • A.

      H.G. Wells

    • B.

      Will Rogers

    • C.

      George Orwell

    • D.

      Aldous Huxley

    Correct Answer
    D. Aldous Huxley
    Explanation
    Aldous Huxley is the correct answer because he is the author of the famous dystopian novel "Brave New World" in which he explores the dangers of a society that ignores facts and truth. The quote "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" reflects Huxley's belief that reality cannot be changed or denied simply by ignoring it. This quote has become widely known and is often used to emphasize the importance of acknowledging and facing the truth.

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  • 7. 

    Who said "Familiarity breeds contempt - and children"?

    • A.

      Will Rogers

    • B.

      Bob Hope

    • C.

      Dean Martin

    • D.

      Mark Twain

    Correct Answer
    D. Mark Twain
    Explanation
    Mark Twain is the correct answer because he is known for his wit and humor, and the quote "Familiarity breeds contempt - and children" aligns with his style of clever and satirical observations about human nature. This quote suggests that when people become too familiar with each other, they may start to lose respect or appreciation for one another, and it humorously implies that children can sometimes be a result of this familiarity.

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  • 8. 

    Who said "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?

    • A.

      Alexander Pope

    • B.

      George Patton

    • C.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D.

      Douglas MacArthur

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexander Pope
    Explanation
    This quote, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread," is attributed to Alexander Pope. It means that foolish people often act recklessly and impulsively in situations where even the most courageous and wise individuals would hesitate or be cautious.

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  • 9. 

    Who said "He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals"?

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      Will Rogers

    • C.

      Mark Twain

    • D.

      Benjamin Franklin

    Correct Answer
    D. Benjamin Franklin
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin is credited with the quote "He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals." This quote reflects Franklin's belief in the importance of humility and the dangers of excessive self-centeredness. It suggests that those who are overly self-absorbed will not be able to form meaningful relationships or attract others as rivals or competitors.

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  • 10. 

    Who said "I Don't make jokes-I just watch the government and report the facts"?

    • A.

      Bob Hope

    • B.

      Will Rogers

    • C.

      George Burns

    • D.

      Mark Twain

    Correct Answer
    B. Will Rogers
    Explanation
    Will Rogers is the correct answer because he was known for his wit and humor in his commentary on politics and government. This quote reflects his approach of observing the government and reporting the facts rather than making jokes. Will Rogers was a popular American actor, humorist, and social commentator in the early 20th century.

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  • 11. 

    Who said "I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law"?

    • A.

      Malcolm X

    • B.

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • C.

      Al Sharpton

    • D.

      Jesse Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Explanation
    Martin Luther King Jr. said "I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law." This statement reflects King's belief in the importance of true equality and integration between different races. He emphasized the need for genuine brotherhood and unity, rather than just superficial relationships. King's words highlight his commitment to fostering understanding, respect, and cooperation among all individuals, regardless of their racial backgrounds.

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  • 12. 

    Who said "If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers"?

    • A.

      Charles Dickens

    • B.

      F. Lee Bailey

    • C.

      Johnny Cochran

    • D.

      Clarence Darrow

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Dickens
    Explanation
    Charles Dickens is the correct answer because he is the one who said, "If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers." This quote reflects Dickens' belief that the existence of bad people is necessary in order to have good lawyers who can defend and uphold justice. Dickens, a renowned English writer and social critic, often explored themes of morality and the complexities of human nature in his works, making this quote consistent with his perspective.

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  • 13. 

    Who said "If you'd know the value of money, go and borrow some"?

    • A.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B.

      Thomas Edison

    • C.

      Henry Ford

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson

    Correct Answer
    A. Benjamin Franklin
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin is attributed with the quote "If you'd know the value of money, go and borrow some." This quote suggests that one can truly understand the importance and worth of money by experiencing the need to borrow it. Franklin, a renowned polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was known for his wisdom and wit, making it plausible that he would make such a statement about money.

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  • 14. 

    Who said "Imagination is more important than knowledge"?

    • A.

      Ray Bradbury

    • B.

      Isaac Asimov

    • C.

      Steven Hawking

    • D.

      Albert Einstein

    Correct Answer
    D. Albert Einstein
    Explanation
    Albert Einstein is the correct answer because he famously said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." This quote reflects Einstein's belief that creativity and the ability to think outside the box are crucial in scientific discovery and innovation. He believed that imagination allows us to explore new possibilities and envision solutions that may not be immediately evident through knowledge alone. Einstein himself relied heavily on his imagination to develop his groundbreaking theories of relativity.

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  • 15. 

    Who said "it is far safer to be feared than loved"?

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      Niccolo Machiavelli

    • C.

      Adolf Hitler

    • D.

      Harry Truman

    Correct Answer
    B. Niccolo Machiavelli
    Explanation
    Niccolo Machiavelli is the correct answer because he is the author of the book "The Prince" in which he discusses political strategies and advises rulers on how to maintain power. In the book, he argues that it is better for a ruler to be feared than loved, as fear ensures obedience and control. This quote has become one of Machiavelli's most famous and controversial statements, reflecting his belief in the importance of maintaining power through fear rather than relying on the affection of the people.

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