The Trivia Thread

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  1. giradman

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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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