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This quiz will test your knowledge on random historical facts. It is relatively easy and short.


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  • 1. 

    What is the actual meaning of the word "Bauhaus"?

    • A.

      Artist's Studio

    • B.

      Design Studio

    • C.

      Workers' Hut

    • D.

      Tool Shed

    Correct Answer
    C. Workers' Hut
    Explanation
    The word "Bauhaus" actually means "Workers' Hut." This term refers to the German art school that operated from 1919 to 1933, which aimed to bridge the gap between art and industry. The school focused on combining craftsmanship with mass production techniques, emphasizing functional design and the integration of art into everyday life. The term "Workers' Hut" reflects the Bauhaus philosophy of creating designs that were accessible and practical for the working class.

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  • 2. 

    Which Canadian rocker recorded a song with comedy duo Bob & Doug McKenzie?

    • A.

      Burton Cummings

    • B.

      Geddy Lee

    • C.

      Randy Bachman

    • D.

      Bryan Adams

    Correct Answer
    B. Geddy Lee
    Explanation
    Geddy Lee, the lead vocalist and bassist of the Canadian rock band Rush, recorded a song with comedy duo Bob & Doug McKenzie. This collaboration resulted in the song "Take Off," which was featured on Bob & Doug McKenzie's comedy album "Great White North" released in 1981. The song became a hit and reached the top 20 on the Canadian charts. Geddy Lee's distinctive vocals and musical talent contributed to the success of this collaboration.

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  • 3. 

    In Australia, if a person is nicknamed "Blue", what does he probably have?

    • A.

      Blue Eyes

    • B.

      Red Hair

    • C.

      Blue Blood In The Family

    • D.

      Varicose Veins

    Correct Answer
    B. Red Hair
    Explanation
    The nickname "Blue" is commonly used to refer to someone with red hair. This nickname is often given due to the contrast between the person's hair color and the nickname itself.

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  • 4. 

    Which street in Melbourne forms the main area of the city's Chinatown?

    • A.

      Little Bourke Street

    • B.

      Tung Lee Street

    • C.

      Little Lonsdale Street

    • D.

      Lygon Street

    Correct Answer
    A. Little Bourke Street
    Explanation
    Little Bourke Street is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the main street of Melbourne's Chinatown. It is home to numerous Chinese restaurants, shops, and cultural landmarks, making it the central hub for the city's Chinese community. The street is known for its vibrant atmosphere and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike who want to experience Chinese cuisine and culture in Melbourne.

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  • 5. 

    What is a dwile?

    • A.

      A Finial On A Curtain Rod

    • B.

      A Dish Cloth

    • C.

      An Lantern Base

    • D.

      An English Park Bench

    Correct Answer
    B. A Dish Cloth
    Explanation
    A dwile is a dish cloth. It is a piece of fabric used for washing dishes or wiping surfaces in the kitchen. It is commonly made of absorbent material such as cotton or microfiber. The word "dwile" is often used in British English to refer to a dishcloth.

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  • 6. 

    Who are the Golden Knights?

    • A.

      Air Force Elite Aircrew

    • B.

      Retired Group Of Police Captains

    • C.

      Us Army Precision Parachuting Team

    • D.

      Minor League Baseball Team

    Correct Answer
    C. Us Army Precision Parachuting Team
    Explanation
    The Golden Knights are the US Army Precision Parachuting Team. They are known for their precision and skill in performing parachute demonstrations and competitions. As part of the US Army, they represent the military and showcase their abilities through various aerial maneuvers. They are highly trained and perform at events all over the world, promoting the Army and inspiring others with their daring displays of parachuting expertise.

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  • 7. 

    What is the dot over the letter "i" called?

    • A.

      Teasel

    • B.

      Point

    • C.

      Dot

    • D.

      Tittle

    Correct Answer
    D. Tittle
    Explanation
    The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

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  • 8. 

    What did Cleveland teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster create in 1933?

    • A.

      Golf Ball Cleaning Machine

    • B.

      Aluminum Foil

    • C.

      Bubble Gum

    • D.

      Superman

    Correct Answer
    D. Superman
    Explanation
    Cleveland teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in 1933. This iconic superhero, known for his superhuman strength and ability to fly, has become one of the most popular and enduring characters in comic book history. Siegel and Shuster's creation revolutionized the superhero genre and paved the way for countless adaptations and spin-offs in various forms of media.

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  • 9. 

    What animal is used as part of the trademark for Pocket Books?

    • A.

      Kangaroo

    • B.

      Giraffe

    • C.

      Panda

    • D.

      Tiger

    Correct Answer
    A. Kangaroo
    Explanation
    Pocket Books is a publishing company that specializes in pocket-sized books. The kangaroo is used as part of their trademark because it symbolizes mobility and convenience, which aligns with the concept of pocket-sized books. Kangaroos are known for their ability to carry their young in their pouches, which further emphasizes the idea of portability. Therefore, the kangaroo is a fitting choice for the trademark of Pocket Books.

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  • 10. 

    In which town in Iowa did Czech composer Antonin Dvorak live while writing the "American" quartet?

    • A.

      Portersville

    • B.

      Spillville

    • C.

      Derby

    • D.

      Hainesville

    Correct Answer
    B. Spillville
    Explanation
    Antonin Dvorak lived in the town of Spillville, Iowa while writing the "American" quartet.

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  • 11. 

    How many years did Rip Van Winkle sleep?

    • A.

      1000 Years

    • B.

      40 Years

    • C.

      20 Years

    • D.

      100 Years

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 Years
    Explanation
    Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 years. This is evident from the story of Rip Van Winkle, written by Washington Irving. In the story, Rip falls asleep in the mountains and when he wakes up, he realizes that a lot has changed. His beard has grown long, his clothes are tattered, and his surroundings have transformed. He later discovers that he has been asleep for two decades, which explains the significant changes that have occurred during his slumber.

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  • 12. 

    In the Italian language, what is a "contabile"?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Bookkeeper

    • C.

      Singer

    • D.

      Pastry Chef

    Correct Answer
    B. Bookkeeper
    Explanation
    A "contabile" in the Italian language refers to a bookkeeper. A bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining financial records, such as recording transactions, balancing accounts, and preparing financial statements. This role requires strong organizational and mathematical skills, as well as attention to detail. In Italian, the term "contabile" specifically denotes someone who performs these tasks. Therefore, the correct answer is bookkeeper.

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  • 13. 

    "Okefenokee" is an Indian word meaning what?

    • A.

      Muddy Ground

    • B.

      Wet Land

    • C.

      Alligator

    • D.

      Trembling Earth

    Correct Answer
    D. Trembling Earth
    Explanation
    The word "Okefenokee" is derived from an Indian language and it means "Trembling Earth". This suggests that the area referred to as "Okefenokee" is characterized by unstable or shaky ground. The other options, such as "Muddy Ground", "Wet Land", and "Alligator", do not accurately capture the meaning of the word "Okefenokee" as a whole.

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  • 14. 

    "Donnerstag" is German for which day of the week?

    • A.

      Tuesday

    • B.

      Saturday

    • C.

      Monday

    • D.

      Thursday

    Correct Answer
    D. Thursday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Thursday because "Donnerstag" is the German word for Thursday.

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  • 15. 

    What is the rope called that is used to raise a flag on a pole?

    • A.

      Tie Rine

    • B.

      Mast Rope

    • C.

      Flag Curtain

    • D.

      Halyard

    Correct Answer
    D. Halyard
    Explanation
    A halyard is a rope that is used to raise a flag on a pole. It is commonly used in flagpoles to hoist and lower flags. The other options, such as Tie Rine, Mast Rope, and Flag Curtain, do not accurately describe the specific rope used for this purpose.

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