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Trivia Thursday January 28 - Quiz


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    While shipwrecked on an island, what was the name of Robinson Crusoe's companion?

    • A.

      Monday

    • B.

      Tuesday

    • C.

      Thursday

    • D.

      Friday

    Correct Answer
    D. Friday
    Explanation
    Robinson Crusoe's companion on the island was named Friday. In the novel "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe, Crusoe discovers Friday after saving him from being eaten by cannibals. Friday becomes Crusoe's loyal servant and companion, helping him survive on the island and eventually assisting him in his escape.

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  • 2. 

    After a 1996 broadcast, which group successfully sued Oprah Winfrey for over ten million dollars?

    • A.

      Book publishers

    • B.

      Cattle ranchers

    • C.

      Realtors

    • D.

      Weight Watchers

    Correct Answer
    B. Cattle ranchers
    Explanation
    Cattle ranchers sued Oprah Winfrey for over ten million dollars after a 1996 broadcast. The reason for the lawsuit was that during the show, Oprah discussed the potential health risks of consuming beef, specifically mentioning the possibility of mad cow disease. This led to a sharp decline in beef consumption and caused significant financial losses for the cattle ranchers. As a result, they sued Oprah for defamation and ultimately won the case.

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  • 3. 

    In addition to leeks, what is the other main vegetable used in the soup known as vichyssoise? 

    • A.

      Potatoes

    • B.

      Beets

    • C.

      Asparagus

    • D.

      Broccoli

    Correct Answer
    A. Potatoes
    Explanation
    Vichyssoise is a type of soup that is traditionally made with leeks and potatoes. Potatoes are an essential ingredient in this soup as they provide a creamy and thick texture when cooked and blended. They also add a subtle flavor that complements the mild and slightly sweet taste of leeks. Potatoes are often used in soups as they have a high starch content, which helps to thicken the broth and create a satisfying consistency. Therefore, potatoes are the other main vegetable used in vichyssoise soup.

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  • 4. 

    Who painted the Mona Lisa?

    • A.

      Rembrandt

    • B.

      Leonardo DaVinci

    • C.

      Monet

    • D.

      Michelangelo

    Correct Answer
    B. Leonardo DaVinci
    Explanation
    Leonardo DaVinci is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the artist who painted the Mona Lisa. The painting is one of the most famous and iconic artworks in the world, known for its enigmatic smile and meticulous technique. DaVinci was a renowned Italian Renaissance artist, known for his mastery in various fields including painting, sculpture, and engineering. His unique style and attention to detail are evident in the Mona Lisa, making him the most likely artist behind this masterpiece.

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  • 5. 

    What is the profession of Robert Kincaid in the novel "The Bridges of Madison County"?

    • A.

      Farmer

    • B.

      Writer

    • C.

      Photographer

    • D.

      Auto Mechanic

    Correct Answer
    C. Photographer
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert Kincaid is portrayed as a photographer. This is evident from his character description and his role in the story, where he is shown capturing the beauty of the bridges in Madison County through his photography. His profession as a photographer also plays a significant role in the development of the plot and his relationship with Francesca, the protagonist of the novel.

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  • 6. 

    Beginning in January, which of the following signs of the zodiac comes in last?

    • A.

      Acquarius

    • B.

      Aries

    • C.

      Leo

    • D.

      Scorpio

    Correct Answer
    D. Scorpio
    Explanation
    Scorpio comes in last because the signs of the zodiac follow a specific order based on the calendar year. The zodiac signs start with Aries in March and end with Pisces in February. Scorpio falls between October 23 and November 21, which is after Leo (July 23 to August 22) and before Aquarius (January 20 to February 18). Therefore, Scorpio is the last sign of the zodiac to occur in the calendar year.

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  • 7. 

    What mode of transportation was once nicknamed the "iron horse"?

    • A.

      Motorcycle

    • B.

      Locomotive

    • C.

      Mechanized Plow

    • D.

      Automobile

    Correct Answer
    B. Locomotive
    Explanation
    During the Industrial Revolution, locomotives were often referred to as the "iron horse" due to their power and ability to transport goods and people over long distances. The locomotive was a groundbreaking invention that revolutionized transportation, much like how the horse was a crucial mode of transportation in earlier times. The term "iron horse" highlights the strength and importance of the locomotive in the development of railways and the expansion of trade and travel.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT a comic book hero?

    • A.

      The Human Torch

    • B.

      Green Lantern

    • C.

      Spider-Man

    • D.

      Underpants Man

    Correct Answer
    D. Underpants Man
    Explanation
    Underpants Man is not a comic book hero because he is not a well-known or established character in the comic book world. The Human Torch, Green Lantern, and Spider-Man are all iconic comic book heroes that have been featured in various comic book series and adaptations. However, Underpants Man is not a recognized or widely known character in the comic book industry.

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  • 9. 

    In what state was former president Jimmy Carter born and raised?

    • A.

      Georgia

    • B.

      Alabama

    • C.

      South Carolina

    • D.

      Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    A. Georgia
    Explanation
    Former president Jimmy Carter was born and raised in Georgia. This is evident from his biography and historical records. Georgia is his home state and the place where he spent his childhood and early life.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following composers was the subject of the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus"?

    • A.

      Beethoven

    • B.

      Bach

    • C.

      Mozart

    • D.

      Liszt

    Correct Answer
    C. Mozart
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mozart. The film "Amadeus" is a biographical drama that tells the story of the life and career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a renowned composer from the classical era. The film won multiple Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and brought Mozart's music and legacy to a wider audience.

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