Thursday, February 8, 2007

General Trivia Questions #175-180

Question 175: Entertainment & Food -- Minor Classic

What is the nickname of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C minor?

a) Resurrection
b) Song of the Night
c) Titan
d) Tragic

Question 176: History & Government -- Training Grounds

What country had the first steam-powered railroad?

a) France
b) Germany
c) U.K.
d) U.S.

Question 177: Math & Science -- Elementary, My Dear

What English chemist first identified boron, barium, calcium, potassium, sodium, and strontium in 1807 and 1808?

a) Arthur Harden
b) Ernest Rutherford
c) Humphry Davy
d) William Ramsay

Question 178: Geography & Nature -- State Officials

What is the U.S. state whose official tree is the white oak, flower is the native violet, and bird is the northern cardinal?

a) Illinois
b) Indiana
c) Missouri
d) Ohio

Question 179: Literature & Arts -- Play Doctor

What Russian author wrote The Cherry Orchard and The Three Sisters and used the pen name "The Doctor Without Patients"?

a) Anton Chekhov
b) Feodor Dostoyevsky
c) Leo Tolstoy
d) Vladimir Nabokov

Question 180: Sports & Games -- Funny Money

In the game of Life, whose portrait appears on the $500 bill?

a) Basil O. Cash
b) Cyrus Bonanza
c) Hesperia Mint
d) Ransom A. Treasure

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