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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?
Bob Lilly
Don Meredith
Bedford Wynne
Abner Haynes

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?
Born to Run
The Letter
The Streets of This Town
Love on the Rocks

Question 3:


Which of these countries does not border Georgia?
Armenia
Turkey
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?
Tommy "Tiny " LIster
Will Smith
Chris Rock
Eddie Murphy

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


It is generally accepted that paper money was invented in this nation.
China
The Netherlands
India
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
Sparky Anderson
Jim Leyland
Joe Torre

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

Question 17:


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

Question 18:


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

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?
Grapefruit - Barbados
Peach - Peru
Spinach - Iran
Blueberry - North America

 


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