Mariner will be distracted by gardening duties. He is eager to keep his readers sharp and up to date on cultural and scientific news. Below are three quizzes. The first is show business, the second is literature and the third is science.
Answers will not be provided in order to enhance the reader’s research skills. HOWEVER, SHOULD YOU EVEN THINK OF USING YOUR BROWSER, IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW YOU’VE FAILED THE QUIZ. Researching old junk, ahem, old memorabilia lying about, especially your old friends and old relatives is acceptable and encouraged; questions are multi-generational.
QUIZ ONE – SHOW BUSINESS
Who cut original recording of “Earth Angel”?
“. . . Put it in your pocket”
“Bring your sweet lips a little closer”
Made a trademark sound combining saxophone and clarinet
Name a male and female CW singer who had hits with “On the Wings of a Dove” Extra credit: What movie inspired the song in 1952?
“God Bless America” without a microphone
“Everything’s Coming up Roses” without a microphone
“Drive by Mary’s place”
“Lucile, please come back where you belong”
Name two hit song titles
Name the movie with the song: “Shakedown”
Name this singer
2006 big hit “Money Maker” by
Thirteen different groups sang backup for Elvis Presley. Not counting the Jordanaires, name two
Go get your Grandmother. Ask her the name of this actress
In the 1960’s including Frank, there were five members of the Rat Pack. Name them:
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QUIZ TWO – LITERATURE
Name two authors who were known for wearing white suits
Name five friends of Winnie the Pooh
Who terrorized Ichabod Crane?
What was Captain Ahab chasing?
Name of person who wore a scarlet letter
Name two of the Little Women
In what book is Boo Radley a character?
Who wrote “A Movable Feast”?
Who built a house at Walden Pond?
Name three literary dogs
What book did Abraham Lincoln accuse for starting the Civil War?
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QUIZ THREE – SCIENCE
In our solar system, name 10 planets in sequence from the Sun
In miles per hour, how fast is the speed of sound and how fast is the speed of light?
Name the three primary ingredients in plant food
Name three species of lizards
What element, when consumed by the Sun, will end the Sun’s life?
Name in sequence by date of birth: Max Planck, Madam Curie and Albert Einstein
Name of Astrophysicist with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Cite the Binomial Theorem
Name the sequence of colors in the rainbow and which is the shortest wavelength
Who discovered electricity (hint: not Ben)
Name any of the four major eras in Earth’s history
Have fun. Wrack your brain. There’s no score but self-satisfaction. Mariner suspects most readers have been exposed to this information but, like mariner, have no idea today.