The Trivia Thread

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    Here's a thread where members can ask trivia questions and member's can see if they know the answer. How this works is that a member will ask a question and the answer will be hidden by the spoiler button feature, meaning that the answer will not be visible to a viewer until they tap on the spoiler button. This will allow members to see if they can guess the answer, then tap the button to see if they were right.

    One last thing, all questions and answers must follow the forum rules, see link in my signature.

    OK, here's one to start it off.

    What would you find on a billboard outside the town of Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada?

    New York may be big, but this is Biggar

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    Do I get this right: no one needs to post an answer, but everybody is allowed to add another question?
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    Correct, there's no need to post the answer, it's already there, hidden by the spoiler button. It's not a contest, simply a way for members to exercise their minds in a search for the answer. The spoiler button is there to see if you managed to guess the answer without having to wait for the member who posted the question to reply. Everyone is welcome to post a question of their own but that is not mandatory.
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    Let's see if I can get this spoiler working.

    This is general knowledge in Austria, so I hope it's not too easy or too difficult:
    Where was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born? (city and street)

    Salzburg, Getreidegasse 9
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    Saskatchewan has a town named after a famous composer, what's the name of the town?

    Mozart, Saskatchewan
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    This should be easy:

    Which phrase do you hear very often when you're using the Underground in London?

    Mind the gap
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    This is a name shared by the San Francisco subway system, a former Major League Baseball commissioner, and an underachieving Simpson. What is it?

    Bart. San francisco's transit system, Bay Area Rapid Transit is often shortened to BART. In 1989, A. Bartlett Giamatti took over as commissioner of baseball and he was popularly known as Bart. Bartholomew J. Simpson, was best known as Bart to everyone.
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    Which famous film composer wrote the music for the pilot episode of "Gilligan's Island?"

    John Williams
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    Which manmade structures, created from natural materials, are used as nest sites by insects, and/or designed to allow insects to hibernate?

    Insect hotels
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    The center of which national capital city is built around an original Moorish fortress?

    Madrid
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    Well, let me give this a try - Dave :)

    Which USA President added the MOST territory to the expanding United States during his term?

    James K. Polk, 1845-1849 - Annexation of Texas; Mexican War/Treaty of Guadaloupe Hildalgo; Oregon Territory.
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    Which NASA astronaut was the last person to set foot on the Moon?

    Harrison "Jack" Schmitt

    Who is the last person to walk on the Moon?

    Eugene "Gene" Cernan
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    And because these already are questions about Apollo missions:

    Which astronaut took this famous Earthrise picture in 1968? (Credits: NASA)

    William "Bill" Anders

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    What was the name of the first submarine to sink an enemy warship?

    H.L. Hunley - a Confederate submersible that demonstrated the advantage and danger of undersea warfare. Although not this nation's first submarine, Hunley was the first submarine to engage and sink a warship - Feb 16, 1864 - USS Housatonic.

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    What is Ludwig Ritter von Köchel best known for?

    For cataloguing Mozart's compositions
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    Hi Johanna - well I knew that one - :) I'm a BIG classic music fan (own 4K+ CDs - collecting since 1984) - another trivia (and may be more trivial!) question would have been more obscure, i.e. Köchel also catalogued the works of Johann Joseph Fux - now I probably have three-quarters of Wolfie's K works in my collection but only a half dozen Fux CDs - he was a quite important composer & educator in Vienna in the first half of the 18th century - just a quote below from a Wiki article. Dave

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    OK - continuing w/ classical music composers:

    Who was the most prolific classical music composer?

    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) - over 3000 works known!
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    Which classical conductor won posthumous Grammy Awards in 1991,1992 and 1993?

    Leonard Bernstein
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    Joseph Haydn knew two other composers quite well. One of them was his friend, the other one was his student. What are their names?

    His friend was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His student was Ludwig van Beethoven.
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    Which country won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981, and what's the title of the movie?

    Country: Hungary, movie: "Mephisto"
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