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"trivia" as: Insignificant or inessential matters;
trifles. I like to call them, small facts that don't make or break
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I am the "Apollo of Dogs"! I am one of the tallest breeds - and despite my name, I come from Germany!
1. Great Dane
2. Great Pyrenees
3. Bernese Mountain Dog
4. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
In 1921 Canadian doctor Frederick Banting and his collaborator Charles Best discovered insulin. Insulin is used in the treatment of what condition?
This Frankish king was crowned an emperor by Pope Leo III after he had restored him to the papacy. This laid the basis for the Holy Roman Empire in 800. Who was he?
2. Louis I
3. Constantine VI
4. Pepin the Short
Where were YOU when President Kennedy was assassinated? Of course you may not have been around then, so you must answer this question: In what month of 1963 was Kennedy assassinated?
For which movie did John Wayne win an Oscar?
1. Midnight Cowboy
2. Rooster Cogburn
3. The Alamo
4. True Grit
What is the name of the gloomy donkey in "Winnie the Pooh?"
What game did Veronica and the Heathers play at Veronica's house in "Heathers" (1989)?
1. Water Polo
At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the United States won the men's basketball gold medal, but who did they beat in the final?
What is the part(s) of the body that rats use to regulate their body temperature?
3. soles of the feet
In the television series, "The Simpson's", what does Moe the bartender say his religion is?
4. Snake Handler
In 1973 Salvador Allende's government was overthrown by a military junta. Of what country was Allende president?
When was Caesar assassinated?
1. March 1, 27 B.C.
2. March 1, 44 B.C.
3. March 15, 27 B.C.
4. March 15, 44 B.C.
The Roman numeral MCD represents what number?
It might sound like the fear of dinosaurs, but it is not. What is brontophobia the fear of?
1. work (or working)
3. thunder (or storms)
4. open space
The tallest breed of dog in the world was once owned only by nobles. What is it?
1. Irish Wolfhound
2. English Foxhound
3. Scottish Deerhound
4. Afghan Hound
According to a myth, the kidnapping of which woman led to the Trojan War?
According to lore, this King of the Franks was praying on Christmas, 800 AD, when the Pope crept up from behind and crowned him king of the Holy Roman Empire.
What movie had Robert Redford play a man so sick of the world that he becomes a mountain man only to find that being a mountain man is a lot worse?
1. The Horse Whisperer
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
3. Jeremiah Johnson
4. The Sting
Near the equator, there are areas where there is little to no wind. What are these areas called?
There have been numerous movies about sports. "Heaven Can Wait", starring Warren Beatty, was a movie about a quarterback who died and then came back to play with his team. Which team was depicted in this movie?
Who was the first African-American to win an Academy Award?
1. Whoopi Goldberg
2. Sidney Poitier
3. Hattie McDaniel
4. Denzel Washington
Besides Julius Caesar, who were the other two members of the First Triumvirate?
1. Mark Anthony and Pompey
2. Octavian and Crassus
3. Pompey and Crassus
4. Cato and Mark Anthony
The infamous "Black Tuesday", the biggest stock market crash ever, took place in which year?
What country owns the Falkland Islands, located just off the eastern coast of South America?
2. Great Britain
4. The United States
An arts complex building was opened in Paris in 1977. It has a very controversial design. Which French President is it named after?
4. De Gaulle
Who wrote the classic and ominous sci-fi novel "Brave New World"?
1. George Orwell
2. Tom Clancy
3. Isaac Asimov
4. Aldous Huxley
Earl Morrall started at quarterback in Super Bowl III for the Baltimore Colts in their 16-7 upset loss to the New York Jets that rocked the football world. Although he eventually earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl V, what other team did Morrall earn a ring with?
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. St. Louis Rams
3. Miami Dolphins
4. Denver Broncos
What had the Cuesta Verde Estates been built on in 1982's "Poltergeist"?
Which American golfer won the British Open, the Canadian Open and the US Open all in the space of a month in 1971?
1. Jack Nicklaus
2. Tiger Woods
3. Arnold Palmer
4. Lee Trevino
This horse breed can be traced back to three stallions, the Byerly Turk, Godolphin Arabian, and the Darley Arabian.
1. Quarter Horse
What was the name of the space shuttle that exploded on liftoff in 1986, killing, among others, teacher Christa McAuliffe?
1. Apollo 13
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