THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

5 Questions: 09/05/08

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From Adam to Zephaniah

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Today's quiz focuses on Old Testament books that share their titles with the names of Biblical characters. In each set, we'll offer the names of TWO Biblical figures, only ONE of whom lent his or her name to an Old Testament book.

There are fifteen sets, and we'd say that any score of 9 or more should be considered a "win." Good luck!

Before They Were Famous

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Sometimes it takes a while before an actor can hit it big. A long while. Almost every international star and studio darling has suffered their share of humiliating assignments. Let's see if you remember the unspectacular movies these huge stars anchored before they exploded to superstardom. Can you tell whether Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman or Sylvester Stallone honed their skills in the film provided?

Name the 10 Countries in ASEAN

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Growing up, my interest in geography extended to anything related to foreign countries, from lists of capitals to foreign languages to border changes to all of the various international organizations that, at the time, seemed important to me. (Ah, the innocence of youth.) So in that vein, can you name the ten countries in ASEAN - the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - in 5 minutes?

Vodka was used as an ingredient in early European formulations of gunpowder.

Vodka was used as an ingredient in early European formulations of gunpowder.

The Missing Links: The Moonwalking Band

Colin Patrick

5 Questions: Trivia Much?

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The first British bungee jump occurred on April Fool’s Day, 1979. Dressed in a tux and hugging a bottle of champagne, 33-year-old David Kirdke did a back-flip off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. The crowd, who thought they were witnessing a su

The first British bungee jump occurred on April Fool’s Day, 1979. Dressed in a tux and hugging a bottle of champagne, 33-year-old David Kirdke did a back-flip off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. The crowd, who thought they were witnessing a suicide attempt, watched him plunge 250 feet toward the Avon, but to their surprise, never saw him hit water.

5 Questions: Dexter-ity

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Morning Cup of Links: Star Wars-Themed Lunches

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5 Questions: 09/19/08

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Campaign Slogan or Pat Boone Song?

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Campaign slogans can veer towards the uninteresting, with the focus on family, progress, and values. In fact, some of them sound more like classic pop songs from a simpler time. In this quiz, it's up to you to choose whether we've named a campaign slogan or a classic song by Pat Boone.

James Barrie, author of <em>Peter Pan</em>, never had kids, but he did have a special affection for the children of others. In 1929 he signed over the rights for <em>Peter Pan</em> to a London hospital that specialized in pediatric medicine.

James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, never had kids, but he did have a special affection for the children of others. In 1929 he signed over the rights for Peter Pan to a London hospital that specialized in pediatric medicine.

5 Questions: A Tree Grows in Flossland

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Must See TV

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Even before there was Must See TV, there were great prime-time shows lined up on the major networks, back-to-back-to-back…

See how well you know your TV history by putting the shows in order from 8-11pm. The networks often juggle shows around mid-season, but these stayed put during the seasons indicated (more or less) - they’re amazing lineups that have been cemented in television history.

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