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DDG Triva Qs General

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What famous document begins: "When in the course of human events."? The Declaration of Independence.
What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50 soldiers when World War I broke out? The U.S. Air Force.
Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli"? George Bush.
What so-called "war" spawned the dueling slogans "Better Dead Than RED" and "Better Red Than Dead" in the 1950's? The Cold War.
What president was shot while walking to California Governor Jerry Brown' office? Gerald Ford.
Who earned infamy for noting: "A billion dollars isn't worth what it used to be"? J. Paul Getty.
What ethnic group was largely responsible for building most of the early railways in the U.S. West? The Chinese.
What former speaker of the U.S. House has a chair in peace studies named for him at the University of Ulster? Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.
What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger and spear? A net.
What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got turned on to Marxism? Joseph Stalin.
What election year saw bumper stickers reading "Wallace, Wallace, Uber Alles" 1968.
What 20th-century conflict was dubbed the "forgotten war" despite 54,246 U.S. deaths? The Korean War.
What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great? Charlemagne.
Who was the last president of the Soviet Union? Mikail Gorbachev.
What had Pliny the Younger seen erupt when he wrote: "We were terrified to see everything changed, buried in ashes like snowdrifts"? Mount Vesuvius.
Who saw the turtleneck he wore at cease-fire talks in Bosnia fetch $5,000 at auction? Jimmy Carter.
What Alabama city saw state troopers attack Civil Rights marchers on Edmund Pettis Bridge ? Selma.
What Texan ended up with one delegate after spending $12 million of his own money running for president in 1980? John Connally.
What congressional award was Dr. Mary Edwards Walker the first woman to receive? Medal of Honor.
What modern vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare? The Tank
What California city did the last Pony Express ride end in? Sacramento.
Who was the first U.S. president to adopt the informal version of his first name? Jimmy Carter.
What civil rights leader did Dorothy Parker leave the bulk of her estate to? Martin Luther King Jr.
What did Republicans call the platform they hyped in the 1994 Congressional elections? The Contract With America.
What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of the English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297? William Wallace.
What nation issued the five-dollar bill found in Abraham Lincoln's pocket when he was shot? The Confederate States of America.
What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa, starting in 1989? Apartheid.
What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better know as? El Cid.
How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico? Five.
What's the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot? Pirouette.
What did blind bank robber David Worrell use as a weapon when trying to rob a London bank? His cane.
What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard? Michigan.
What model appeared topless on the self-penned 1993 novel Pirate? Fabio.
Which country has more tractors per capita, Canada, Iceland or Japan? Iceland.
Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life? Thomas Edison.
What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at Number One, in 1975? Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
What laundry detergent got lots of mileage out of the ad line, "ring around the collar"? Wisk.
Who, after anchoring off Hawaii in 1779, was mistaken for the god Lono? Captain James Cook.
What continent is cut into two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn? Australia.
What explorer introduced pigs to North America? Christopher Columbus.
What magazine boasts the slogan: "Test, Inform, Protect"? Consumer Reports.
Who was billed as the "Killer of Custer" in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show? Sitting Bull.
What railway linked Moscow and Irkutsk in 1900? The Trans-Siberian Railway.
What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a "big band"? Ten.
What's a water moccasin often called, due to the white inside its mouth? A cottonmouth.
What nation was bounced from the Organization of American States in 1962? Cuba.
What continent has the fewest flowering plants? Antartica.
What element begins with the letter "K"? Krypton.
What country saw a world record 315 million voters turn out for elections on May 20, 1991? India.
What Lewis Carroll book was banned in China afer censors decided: "Animals should not use human language"? Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
What is the least popular month for U.S. weddings? January.
What spot once registered 134 degrees, the highest temperature ever in the U.S.? Death Valley.
What was the first organ successfully transplanted from a cadaver to a live person? A kidney.
What surname means "son of Nick"? Nixon.
What duo survived a 1909 shootout with Bolivia's cavalry, according to historians? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
What F-word is defined in physics as a "nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei"? Fusion.
What's the largest and densest of the four rocky planets? Earth.
What ingredient in fresh milk is eventually devoured by bacteria, causing the sour taste? Lactose.
Who offered insurance against an accidental death caused by a falling Sputnik? Lloyds of London.
How many months per year do residents of Tromoso, Norway go without seeing a sunset? Three.
What Beatrix Potter tale is the top-selling children's book of all time? The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
What national holiday in Mexico has picnickers munching chocolate coffins and sugar skulls? The Day of the Dead.
What nation's military attached dynamite packs to Dobermans before sending them into Palestinian guerilla hideouts? Israel.
What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781? Uranus.
How many days does a cat usually stay in heat? Five
Created by: Garveydd