Anne’s Quiz #53

Miscellaneous Trivia

These trivial but fascinating facts were all found in Uncle John's Second Bathroom Reader. There's a whole set of these books full of facts you can live without, but will never-the-less capture your imagination.

1. What book is most often read by high school English classes?
a) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
b) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
c) Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
d) The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. How many quills do porcupines have?
a) less than 500
b) approximately 7,000
c) more than 30,000
d) no one has ever counted them
3. How many teeth do turtles have?
a) none
b) 4
c) 12
d) 24
4. Which state was known as Franklin until 1796?
a) Pennsylvania
b) Maryland
c) Vermont
d) Tennessee
5. Where did the Cleveland Indians get their name?
a) From the Indian tribes that formerly inhabited the Ohio Valley.
b) From the game of Cowboys and Indians.
c) From the first American Indian to play pro baseball.
d) The owners were from India.
6. Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, did what for a living before making the movie?
a) She taught nursery school.
b) She sold halloween costumes.
c) She worked the counter at a candy store.
d) She was Judy Garland's agent.
7. When did the last dodo bird die?
a) 2 million years ago
b) during the last ice age
c) 1681 AD
d) It didn't; dodos are just mythical creatures.
8. Which country makes the most films each year?
a) India
b) France
c) United States
d) Brazil
9. What is the most popular color for cars in the United States?
a) white
b) black
c) red
d) blue
10. Who first commissioned the song, "We've Only Just Begun"?
a) Paul Williams
b) Crocker Bank's ad exec
c) The Carpenters
d) The Disney Studio
11. When did the Federal government start printing paper money?
a) 1776
b) 1792
c) 1821
d) 1861
12. Which United States President joined the Confederacy during the Civil War?
a) James Madison
b) John Tyler
c) Abraham Lincoln
d) Andrew Jackson
13. If Domino's Pizza offers 10 different toppings, how many unique combinations of pizzas can you order?
a) 25
b) 100
c) 10,000
d) over 3 million
14. What is the world's longest mountain range?
a) The Andes
b) The Himalayas
c) The Trans-Antarctic Mountains
d) The Appalachians
15. What is the lifespan of a common housefly?
a) 2 weeks
b) 3 months
c) 8 months
d) 2 years
16. What motivated hosiery manufacturers to create pantyhose?
a) the advent of miniskirts
b) lack of comfort in wearing garter belts
c) they were cheaper to manufacture
d) need for a movie costume to change skin color
17. About how much blood is circulating in the average adult person?
a) 7 cups
b) 2 liters
c) 6 quarts
d) 18 liters
18. Which state was the first to let women vote?
a) Pennsylvania
b) Wyoming
c) California
d) Alaska
19. How long are McDonald's prepared burgers allowed to sit on the shelf waiting for a customer?
a) 1 minute
b) 10 minutes
c) indefinitely
d) not at all
20. How many disposable diapers are used every year by American babies?
a) 250,000
b) 7 million
c) 540 million
d) 18 billion


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quiz 53 created 10-8-03