TRIVIA

  • Who was Clark Kent's high school sweetheart? (Lana Lang)
  • What novel contains the longest known sentence in literature? (Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, with 823 words)
  • What famous book begins: "Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff?" (The Little Engine that Could)
  • What was the first published Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? (A Study In Scarlet, in 1887)
  • To whom did Herman Melville dedicate his novel, Moby Dick? (Nathanial Hawthorne)
  • How many years did Robinson Crusoe spend shipwrecked on his island? A : 24.
  • What one word was intentionally left out of the movie version of Mario Puzo's novel, "The Godfather," even though this word was the working title of the book? ("Mafia")
  • Ernest Hemingway once wrote that a man must do four things in his life to demonstrate his manhood. What were they? (Plant a tree, fight a bull, write a book, and have a son)
  • What was the name of the pig leader in George Orwell's Animal Farm? (Napoleon)
  • The Terror of the Monster was an early title for a best-selling novel which inspired one of the highest-grossing movies of the mid-70's. Under what name did it eventually terrify the reading and film going public? (Jaws)
  • What famous American poet was a West Point cadet for two weeks, but was forced to leave after failing arithmetic and grammar? (Carl Sandburg, in 1899)
  • It took 214 crates to move this from France to New York in 1885. What was it? (The Statue of Liberty)
  • What was the name of the ship that was supposed to accompany the Mayflower on its historic journey across the Atlantic in 1620? (The Speedwell. It was left behind in Plymouth, England, when it started taking on water)
  • Who is responsible with coming up with our country's name, the United States of America? (Thomas Paine)
  • After English and Spanish, what is the third most spoken language in America? (Chinese)
  • The Internet was established in 1969 as a way for research to be quickly and securely shared by computers, for what department of the U.S. government? (U.S. Department of Defense)
  • Goldfinger, archenemy of James Bond, plotted to invade what? ( Fort Knox, home of U.S. gold supply)
  • The word ghetto first appeared in 1516; it meant foundry, the section of the city where many Jewish people lived. In which city did the word "ghetto" originate? (Venice)
  • What five letter (plural) word is related to the following: Weddings, Olympics, Saturn? (Rings)
  • Which actor played the role of Officer Gannon on TV's Dragnet, and the role of Sherman Potter in M.A.S.H.? (Harry Morgan)
  • Released on Christmas day, 2009, what film with a (non-simple) 2-word title starred Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin? (It)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank was written in what city? (Amsterdam)
  • Who was the youngest star of the TV series Beverly Hills 90210? (Brian Austin Green)
  • The Winter Olympic event called the Biathlon comprises what two events? (Cross Country Skiing, Rifle Shooting)
  • The scientific name for this kind of wild herb is known as mentha piperita. Its leaves contain a pungent oil used for flavoring. How is it commonly known? (Peppermint)
  • Who was "Sports Illustrated's" first "Sportsman of the Year" in 1954? (Roger Bannister)
  • Can you name a sport in which the winner is usually, but not always, decided by score, and neither the players nor the fans know what the score is until they are finished playing it? (Boxing)

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