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  • 1. 

    What was the first product ever released by Sony?

    • A.

      Microwave

    • B.

      8 Track Player

    • C.

      Rice Cooker

    • D.

      Calculator

    Correct Answer
    C. Rice Cooker
    Explanation
    Sony's first product was indeed a rice cooker. In 1946, after World War II, Sony was known as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo and was primarily focused on repairing electronic equipment. However, they decided to diversify their business and developed a rice cooker called the "Sony Rice Cooker SR-1." This rice cooker was a success and marked the beginning of Sony's journey into the consumer electronics industry.

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  • 2. 

    Which sushi item can be deadly to the eater if not prepared properly?

    • A.

      Pacific Saury

    • B.

      Mantis Shrimp

    • C.

      Anago

    • D.

      Fugu

    Correct Answer
    D. Fugu
    Explanation
    Fugu is the correct answer because it is a highly poisonous pufferfish that contains tetrodotoxin, a deadly toxin. If not prepared properly, the toxin can remain in the fish, leading to paralysis and even death if consumed. Therefore, consuming fugu requires highly skilled and licensed chefs who know how to remove the poisonous parts and prepare it safely.

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  • 3. 

    The DC Comics supervillain Snowflame received his power from what source?

    • A.

      Magic Penguins

    • B.

      Cocaine

    • C.

      Pluto

    • D.

      Dry Ice

    Correct Answer
    B. Cocaine
    Explanation
    Snowflame, the DC Comics supervillain, received his power from cocaine. This is a reference to the character's origin story, where he gains superhuman abilities after using a special form of cocaine. The drug enhances his strength, speed, and endurance, making him a formidable adversary. This unique power source sets Snowflame apart from other supervillains and adds an interesting twist to his character.

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  • 4. 

    What is the real name of Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo"?

    • A.

      Norville Rogers

    • B.

      Dan Butterfield

    • C.

      Rutiger Herkel

    • D.

      Dixon Clark

    Correct Answer
    A. Norville Rogers
    Explanation
    The real name of Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo" is Norville Rogers. This name is well-known among fans of the show and is consistently used throughout the franchise. Shaggy's full name, Norville Rogers, is often mentioned in various episodes and movies, establishing it as the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name for the metal band that holds the eraser in place on a pencil?

    • A.

      Nef

    • B.

      Peen

    • C.

      Ferrule

    • D.

      Harp

    Correct Answer
    C. Ferrule
    Explanation
    The metal band that holds the eraser in place on a pencil is called a ferrule.

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  • 6. 

    Alabama is the only state in the US to put a tax on which product?

    • A.

      Orange Juice

    • B.

      Bandages

    • C.

      Pencils

    • D.

      Playing Cards

    Correct Answer
    D. Playing Cards
    Explanation
    Alabama is the only state in the US to put a tax on playing cards. This tax is known as the "playing card tax" and was implemented in 1935. The tax rate is 10 cents per deck of cards, and it is collected from retailers who sell playing cards in the state. The revenue generated from this tax is used to fund various programs and initiatives in Alabama. This unique tax on playing cards is aimed at generating additional revenue for the state and is not imposed on any other product.

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  • 7. 

    The "#" symbol on a telephone also goes by what name?

    • A.

      Octoreme

    • B.

      Octomen

    • C.

      Octothorpe

    • D.

      Octoplast

    Correct Answer
    C. Octothorpe
    Explanation
    The "#" symbol on a telephone is commonly known as the octothorpe.

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  • 8. 

    Which album by Brian Eno consists of one 60-minute long track?

    • A.

      Discreet Music

    • B.

      The Drop

    • C.

      Nerve Net

    • D.

      Thursday Afternoon

    Correct Answer
    D. Thursday Afternoon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thursday Afternoon". This album by Brian Eno is unique as it consists of one continuous 60-minute long track. It was released in 1985 and is known for its ambient and atmospheric soundscapes. The album is meant to be listened to as a whole, creating a seamless and immersive experience for the listener.

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  • 9. 

    In the novel "The Silence of the Lambs," what color are Hannibal Lector's eyes?

    • A.

      Yellow

    • B.

      Maroon

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Maroon
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Silence of the Lambs," Hannibal Lecter's eyes are described as maroon. This detail is significant as it adds to the character's eerie and unsettling presence. The unusual color of his eyes helps to further emphasize his otherworldly and menacing nature, creating a sense of unease and intrigue for the readers.

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  • 10. 

    What iconic novel was banned in Strongsville, Ohio in 1972?

    • A.

      The Grapes of Wrath

    • B.

      Great Expectations

    • C.

      Catch-22

    • D.

      The Great Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    C. Catch-22
    Explanation
    Catch-22 is an iconic novel that was banned in Strongsville, Ohio in 1972. The novel, written by Joseph Heller, is a satirical depiction of the military bureaucracy and the absurdity of war. It explores themes of power, corruption, and the dehumanizing effects of war. The ban may have been due to the novel's explicit language, sexual content, and its critique of the military establishment. The book's controversial nature and its portrayal of war and authority likely led to its banning in Strongsville.

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  • 11. 

    Darwin, Minnesota is home to a 12-foot wide ball of what?

    • A.

      Rubber Bands

    • B.

      Twine

    • C.

      Dental Floss

    • D.

      Human Hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Twine
    Explanation
    Darwin, Minnesota is home to a 12-foot wide ball of twine. This implies that there is a large ball made entirely of twine located in Darwin, Minnesota. The size of the ball, being 12 feet wide, suggests that it is a notable attraction in the area.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the robot from "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?

    • A.

      Klaatu

    • B.

      Zerg

    • C.

      Gort

    • D.

      Clank

    Correct Answer
    C. Gort
    Explanation
    In the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the name of the robot is Gort. This character plays a significant role in the film as a powerful and imposing extraterrestrial being. Gort is portrayed as a silent and indestructible guardian, serving as a warning to humanity about the potential consequences of their actions.

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  • 13. 

    As of 2012, which of the following is not a legal play in "Scrabble"?

    • A.

      Blech

    • B.

      Zzz

    • C.

      Achoo

    • D.

      Tsktsk

    Correct Answer
    A. Blech
    Explanation
    As of 2012, "Blech" is not a legal play in "Scrabble". This is because "Blech" is not recognized as a valid word in the official Scrabble dictionary. In Scrabble, players are only allowed to play words that are listed in the approved dictionary. Therefore, "Blech" cannot be played in the game.

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