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Far Out Trivia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult general quiz.

Question 1:


Who was the first player selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the football draft?
Abner Haynes
Don Meredith
Bedford Wynne
Bob Lilly

Question 2:


This famous song was written about a love letter to a girl named Wendy. The writer loves her, but just has to get out of town. What is the name of the song?
The Letter
Love on the Rocks
Born to Run
The Streets of This Town

Question 3:


Which of these countries does not border Georgia?
Turkey
Armenia
Azerbaijain
Belarus

Question 4:


He is a very popular American entertainer. His wife, Compton Maalak, operates a full service non-profit salon giving free services to women trying to get off welfare and going into jobs. He was in "Beverly Hills Cop II” and voiced a role in "Madagascar." Who is he?
Will Smith
Eddie Murphy
Tommy "Tiny " LIster
Chris Rock

Question 5:


The 1927 movie "Wings" was the first winner of the Best Picture Oscar. Which of these actors was in it?
Gary Cooper
Charlie Chaplin
Ray Milland
Brian Donleavy

Question 6:


What is the common between the years 1914, 1918, 1935, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943?
In these years, there was no Dali Lama.
In these years no received a Nobel Prize in Literature.
In those years an extra 1second was added to the year to make the solar year correct.
In these years there, Republican and Democratic Parties each had exactly 50 votes in the US Senate.

Question 7:


It is generally accepted that paper money was invented in this nation.
India
China
The Netherlands
Japan

Question 8:


He was the first Major League Baseball manager to win a World Series in both the National and American Leagues.
John McGraw
Joe Torre
Jim Leyland
Sparky Anderson

Question 9:


Windows runs most computers. When the first version of the Windows Operating System released?
1961
1971
1981
1991

Question 10:


Almost everyone knows of Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, and Ichiro Suzuki but who was Bill Klem?
The man who replaced Lou Gehrig at first base for the Yankees.
The man who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees
The "Father of Modern Umpires"
The first professional baseball player

Question 11:


This person was recognized as the first billionaire.
Hassan Ibn Ganeff
Bill Gates
John D. Rockefeller
Andrew Carnegie

Question 12:


Who is the creator of the first steam locomotive?
Ronald Von Heldenberger
Robert Watts
Richard Trevithick
Robert Fulton

Question 13:


Sancho Panza was the squire to and the best friend of Don Quixote. What does "panza” mean in Spanish?
Fool
Compatriot
Belly
Jester

Question 14:


Finnish, the language spoken by over 94 % of the people of Finland is most closely related to this language.
Swedish
Estonian
Russian
Danish

Question 15:


Which is the author of "The Scarlatti Inheritance," "The Matarese Cycle," "The Osterman Weekend," and "The Scorpio Illusion."?
John Tanner
Robert Ludlum
Eric Van Lustbader
John Grisham

Question 16:


The first motion picture that was longer than one hour was made in this country.
Australia
The USA
England
France

Question 17:


When was the first ostrich farm built in the USA?
1926
1906
1886
1956

Question 18:


The first shoes made on separate lasts for left and right shoes were made in this city.
Southhampton
Milan
Boston
Rochester

Question 19:


Who is considered the world's first photojournalist?
Jacob Riis
Minor White
Matthew Brady
Eadweard Muybridge

Question 20:


In which line the food is not matched with its place of origin?
Spinach - Iran
Blueberry - North America
Grapefruit - Barbados
Peach - Peru

 


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