Fooker's Pointless Trivia v3.14159
Where the heck did you hear that?

Instructions: Each question is multiple choice. Carefully read each question, then choose the answer you feel is best. Answer every question, even if you have to guess. Turn off your monitor and click around randomly with the mouse if you have to. Make sure to use a #2 lead pencil. When you are finished, click the Grade Me! button at the bottom of the quiz to submit your quiz for grading.

1. Okay, football fans. Now that the season's all over, you can make an official count and get this one easy. Right? Here it is: Approximately how many cows would it take to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs? Hint: Think big.


2. This question really bites. Literally. What part of the human body is most commonly bitten by insects?

The foot
The arm
The neck
The leg

3. We've all heard the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." You probably also know it contains every letter of the alphabet. But do you know why it was first created?

It was coined by Billy Jo Bob Wagner of Mingo County, West Virginia, when he actually saw the event take place.
It was developed by Janice Whittaker, a typing teacher from Illinois, to help test her typing students on a test.
It was used by early developers of the modern English language as a demonstration of the new alphabet.
It was developed by Western Union to test telex/twx communications.

4. Language class, kiddies: What does the word "samba" mean, literally?

To drink hot salsa straight from the container
To dance lustily and excitedly
To rub navels together
To gyrate as if having ants poured down your pants

5. Put on your diving gear: Approximately what percentage of the earth's surface is covered by water?


6. Maybe Sadam Hussein's armies should take note of this one: What popular science-fiction author played a role in the development of radar?

Arthur C. Clarke
Robert Heinlein
Isaac Asimov
H. G. Wells

7. Speaking of being out in space, a quick survey of the solar system tells me that all planets rotate at different speeds, and thus have days of varying length. Which planet has the longest day?


8. Sufferin' succotash! In what U.S. city is it illegal to catch mice without a hunting license?

Providence, Rhode Island
Albany, New York
Boise, Idaho
Cleveland, Ohio

9. According to legend, the very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II landed in the Berlin Zoo, killing Germany's only animal of a certain type. What type of animal was it?


10. Think hard about this one, or at least about shiny metals. What U.S. company is the world's largest consumer of silver?

U.S. Steel
Eastman Kodak
IBM Corporation

11. Holy Legos, Batman! Approximately how many bricks were used to build the Empire State Building in New York City? (Don't monkey around on this one....)

10 million
100 million
50 million

12. Old-timers unite! Which of the following mammals is considered to be the longest living?


13. Ok, imagine you're an ancient Greek metal smith. You just got an order for 500 shiny new swords made out of that new fangled alloy they call bronze. But wait? What's that recipe again...? You need two metals, but what were they....?

silver and copper
iron and copper
copper and tin
iron and tin

14. Exotic travel destinations time: What mountain range boasts the highest railroad line in the world? (Hint: Instead of coffee, tea, and cigarettes, they offer free oxygen!)

The Alps in Europe
The Himalayas in Asia
The Urals between Europe and Asia
The Andes in South America

15. Really think hard before you answer this one, because it's trickier than it sounds: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of gold?

A pound of feathers
A pound of gold
They weigh the same
Is this a trick question?

Okay, students. Pencils down! Click below to find out how you did!

I give up... I'm runnin' home ta Momma!

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