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'True or False' Quiz Questions I

  1. Ridley Scott directed the famous 1973 Hovis advertisement, called "Bike Round"?
  2. The highest peak in the Rocky Mountains range is Mount St. Helens?




  3. The Golden Gooseberry Awards is a mock award in recognition of the year's worst film and acting performances?
  4. Olivia Newton-John represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, the year ABBA won with "Waterloo"?
  5. In the play Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, Barbara Undershaft is a major in the Salvation Army?
  6. In 1860, the Pony Express reduced the time for messages to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the USA to less than 5 days?
  7. Orville Wright, the first man to fly, was still alive when Charles Yeager piloted the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound?
  8. After he married Yoko Ono in 1969, John Lennon added "Ono" as one of his middle names?
  9. The former cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2, often called the QE2, is now operating as a university in Hong Kong Harbour?
  10. O. J. Simpson's first name is Otis?
  11. The "four-minute mile barrier" has now been broken by over half a million of the world's male runners?
  12. David Bowie declined a knighthood from the Queen?
  13. The character Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses had just one 'O' level, which was in art?
  14. The British decimal twenty pence coin was introduced into circulation before the British pound coin?
  15. The initials 'KP', as in the famous British producer of nut-based snacks, stands for Kenya Peanuts?

Answers:

  1. True
  2. False (the highest peak is Mount Elbert)
  3. False (that's The Golden Raspberry Awards)
  4. True
  5. True
  6. False (it took 10 days)
  7. True (Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Yeager broke the speed of sound in 1947)
  8. True (he became John Winston Ono Lennon)
  9. False (it's now a floating hotel in Dubai)
  10. False (it's Orenthal)
  11. False (it been broken by close to 1,500 male athletes)
  12. True (in 2003, and he also declined a CBE)
  13. False (he had two - maths and art)
  14. True (20p coin - 9 June 1982, pound coin - 21 April 1983)
  15. False (it stands for Kenyon Produce, and the company was founded in 1853 as Kenyon & Son)




'True or False' Quiz Questions II

  1. The logo of SPAR stores is the fir tree because the word 'spar' in dutch means 'fir'?
  2. The source of the River Thames is in the Mendips?
  3. Donald Trump's father was named Fred?
  4. The Jasmine Revolution, in 2011, was a popular uprising in Ukraine?
  5. Martin Luther King and Anne Frank were born in the same year?
  6. Australian actress Nicole Kidman was actually born in the USA?
  7. Coulrophobia is the fear of clouds?
  8. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into a sandstone mountain?
  9. Tom Cruise has never won an Oscar?
  10. A red circle on a green background describes the flag of Sri Lanka?
  11. Most sharks have a lifepsan of 50 to 60 years?
  12. A sympitar is a Middle Eastern sabre with a curved blade?
  13. Japan has approximately double the population of the United Kingdom?
  14. Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world for 238 years between 1311 and 1549?
  15. Stonehenge was in private ownership until given to the nation in 1915?




Answers:

  1. True
  2. False (it's in the Cotswolds)
  3. True
  4. False (it was in Tunisia)
  5. True (in 1929)
  6. True (in Hawaii)
  7. False (it's clowns)
  8. False (it's granite)
  9. True
  10. False (that's the flag of Bangladesh)
  11. False (20 to 30 years)
  12. False (it's a cross between a guitar and Indian sitar - a scimitar is the sword)
  13. True
  14. True
  15. True




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