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2/20/2009

Let's Play Trivia!

Written by Ron Centeno

Are you ready to play? If you are, take a quick look and respond to the following 30 trivial questions I prepared for you. Answers will follow.

1. What was God’s first command?

2. Who was the first President born in the United States?

3. Which President gave the longest inaugural address and as a result served the shortest term in office of any President?

4. Who was the first American to earn his living by his pen?

5. Which great literary figure called architecture “frozen music”?

6. Who designed the first wristwatch and for whom?

7. FIAT is an acronym for what?

8. Give the derivation of the word “jeep.”

9. Who wrote the famous fairy story, “The Sleeping Beauty”?

10. Which legendary hero successfully fought the water-monster Grendel?

11. Whose face and body were so beautiful that she hid them with her hair to persuade her husband to do what?

12. Is the Lord’s prayer found in the Bible?

13. Who “went out of the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod”? Where is the land of Nod?

14. Name the largest Roman Catholic country in the world.

15. What was the first book to be printed in what is now the United States?

16. Which English king, who was born and died in France, could speak only a form of French?

17. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, this American inventor is credited with more than 1,000 patents in his name. Who is he?

18. This Noble Prize-winning physicist is famous for his theory of relativity and contributions to quantum theory and statistical mechanics. He took the entrance exam to the prestigious Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, but failed. Who is he?

19. This Hollywood actor, who starred in three movies namely, East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, was killed in a car accident in 1955 at age 24. Who is he?

20. This Hollywood actor is best remembered as Superman, portraying the role Clark Kent, in 1978. He was paralyzed during a horse-riding accident in 1995. Who is he?

21. This Hollywood screen siren began her career as a model and led to a film contract in 1946. Her performance in a movie Some Like It Hot won her Golden Globe Award. She died in 1962. Who is she?

22. Who fired his pistol just once at Abraham Lincoln’s head while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.?

23. Who is the only U. S. President who made history by serving not only two terms but three after pulling the nation out of its economic depths through his leadership?

24. In 1932, this British scientist discovered an atomic particle, the neutron, which could penetrate the nucleus of an atom and cause it to separate. Who is he?

25. On August 6, 1945, what American B-29 bomber ferried the bomb to Hiroshima, the Japanese city chosen for the drop.

26. What year Alaska and Hawaii were admitted as the forty-ninth and fiftieth states, respectively?

27. This American black leader organized the bus boycotts during Rosa Park’s struggle in the 1950s. His famous speech “I have a Dream” won him a Noble Peach Prize in 1964. Who is he?

28. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson purchased a vast expanse of land from France known as The Lousiana Purchase despite the legal impediment under the U. S. Constitution. How much did Jefferson pay for the sell of land from Lousiana to the present-day Montana?

29. In what was dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes,” which female tennis star defeated her male opponent Bobby Riggs in three straight sets?

30. Which American swimmer won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany?

POST YOUR ANSWERS UNDER 'COMMENT'. HAVE FUN!

18 Your Thoughts/Comments Here::

Mac Callister said...

waaaa ang hirap i dont any answer to all of this zero score ko betlog!LOL

Ron Centeno said...

Keep guessing, Mac...hehe

Desert Aquaforce said...

Hi Ron, I'll try my luck in this trivia:
1. Let there be light! (It's a command, di ba?)
2. Martin Van Buren
3. William Henry Harrison
4. James Fenimore Cooper
5. Hohann Wolfgang Goethe
6. Antoine de Praddwdzic (Patex) & Pole (Czapek)
7. Marming meaning - Fix it Again Tomorrow or Fabrica Italiano Automobile Toriano...meron pang para sa television.
8. Jeep - GP as in General Purpose
9. The Grim Brothers
10. Beowulf
11. Hindi ko alam - pinil-up ko na baka ma check mo pa...hehehe
12. Yes - gusto mo lagyan pa ng reference? Matt 6:9-13
13. Adam and Eve; Nod is in the eastern part of the Garden of Eden.
14. Brazil
15. The Bay Psalm Book
16. Si King Richard II ba ito?
17. Thomas Alva Edison
18. Albert Einstein...who will not know?
19. James Deen
20. Christopher Reeves
21. Marilyn Monroe
22. John Wilkes Booth
23. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
24. Sir James Chadwick
25. Enola Gay piloted by Col Tillets and dropped Little Boy ba un or Little Baby?
26. 1958 and 1959. Philippines becomes the 51st state on colonial mentality
27. The predecesor of Barack Obama kuno - Martin Luther King
28. 60M frans less cancellation of 18M francs death. Equivalent to around US$23.2M
29. Billy Jean King...parang lalaki naman kasi siya eh..ung kalaban matanda na kasi.
30. Marc Spitz

have a nice weekend there. Kami tapos na weekend dito.

Desert Aquaforce said...

ang number 6 pala ung wrist watch was for Countesa Kocewicz.

CC-11 said...

Ano ba yan! I probably know the biblical questions.

on the first command - Let there be light

FIAT- fabrica italia automobili torino (something like that)

yes the Lord's Prayer is found in the bible, somewhere in Luke

The Land of Nod is I think located near Eden where cain slayed his brother abel. Dont know who dwelled there

Sleeping beauty-charles perrault

Theory of relativity-Einstein

Wizard of Menlo- Thomas Edison? Menlo is located in edison (i shop at menlo all the time-where my fav barnes and noble store is located)

Superman-Christopher reeve

I have a dream-martin luther

Thats all i could guess!

Goddy said...

Hi Ron! Si Goddy! I'd like to know your email address. Kung puede. If not, it's okay. More power!

Mokong said...

Pare ang hihirap naman ng tanong mo...
Absent yata ako nung tinuro yan ng titser ko ah...
Puro mathematical equations at problem solving lang kaya kong sagutin...LOLz!

Ito lang kaya kong sagutin.
-N0.01 "Let there be Light!"
-No.12 "Yes" -nasa bible ang Lord's Prayer

^_edSie_^ said...

Kuya Ron, grabe ha.. dugo utak ko dito. :)
Isa lang ang sigurado akong sagot. Yung no.20, si Christopher Reeves..hehe

John B.M. said...

ok i'll try to answer all your questions now and without researching...here it goes...ok...ahmmm..ok here it goes....

Answers:

No.1...

...can you repeat the questions?

Lavender Chick said...

Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by! Now I'm going to go take a stab at your trivia questions...

gillboard said...

The James Dean question is the only one I know the answer for... yeah, I know... I suck!!!

gillboard said...

and oh yeah, Grendel vs Beowulf... I know my 4th year hs mythology... hehehe

Anonymous said...

kakahiya po ipost answers ko..wla p s kalahati..hehehe..ck_leick

Mrs. Stevenson said...

hey ron thanks for commenting on my health blog, i appreciate that. anyways about your trivia i will try to answer that later. you have a great weekend for now. tc!

Elyong said...

Ang hirap naman nito... marami rin kasi dito ang hindi ako interesadong malaman kasi medyo american ang tema. Bilib ako doon sa mga nakasagot.. wow galing lalo na doon kay desert aquaforce, mabisita nga ang blog niya... hehehe.

Desert Aquaforce said...

Elyong, hwag masyadong mabilis...ang dami nga ng mali-mali eh...gross pa. Pagpasensyahan na lang dahil absent ako nong nag spelling class eh.
Tingnan mo ang #28 - ang francs naging frans...meron pa "cancellation of death" ano yon? pati ako nalito eh. Sounds like DEBT kc ung death ano? hehehe.
Ung #5 dapat Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe un. Dyan galing ung Goethe Institut sa Manila...tama na yang spelling ng institut ha...aleman kc...

Poging Ron, psensya na sa wrong spelling...kaw ng bahala mag check ng exam book ko...hahaha.

Ron Centeno said...

Congrats sa yo Sir Desert Aquaforce! Ang galing mo. In fairness, medyo mahirap nga yong mga tanong.

At lahat ng mga sumali at di masyadong pinalad. Dont worry. Marami pang darating na tanong para sa inyo.

I'm in the process of compiling all the questions. I'm thinking of putting them together into a book.

Relax lang kayo diyan....dami pang darating na tanong.

Nina said...

nice trivia kaya lang konti lang alam ko sa trivia eh. Have a nice day!

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