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In the 1950s, the "poodle skirt" was all the rage. What was it made of?
Felt - Often worn at sock-hops, this trendy skirt was designed by Juli Lynne Charlot.
Who wrote the classic novel called The Secret Garden?
a. Frances Hodgson Burnett
b. Ian Fleming
c. E. B. White
d. C. S. Lewis
Frances Hodgson Burnett - Frances works include The Shuttle, The Land of the Blue Flower and The Making
of a Marchioness.
Which celebrity skates in the movie Thin Ice and Wintertime?
a. Dorothy Hamill
b. Lynn-Holly Johnson
c. Sonja Henie
d. Kate Moseley
Sonja Henie - Sonja won three Olympic gold medals in figure skating.
Which country gave birth to the game of Canasta?
Uruguay - The game was first played in 1939. When people in America began playing Canasta, it was called
What alcohol is in a Black Russian?
a. Vodka, rum and Grand Marnier
b. Tia Maria and rum
c. Vodka and Kahlua
d. Gin and Tia Maria
Vodka and Kahlua - A Black Russian is made of Kahlua, vodka and milk. If you add coke, you have a vodka
In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in the United States. What crime did this
d. Bank Robberies
Espionage - This couple was convicted for passing secrets about the Atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
Which superstar was misquoted as stating "I want to be alone"?
a. Greta Garbo
b. Hoard Hughs
c. Bobby Fisher
d. J. D. Salinger
Greta Garbo - This statement would forever be associated with Garbo. Garbo later told the media that
what she had actually stated was "I want to be let alone."
Who wrote the cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes?
a. Walt Kelly
b. Bill Watterson
c. George Herriman
d. Charles Schulz
Bill Watterson - Bill stopped drawing the strip in 1995.
What product used the tag line "You never cooked so well, so fast before"?
a. Pizza Pops
b. Swanson TV Dinners
c. Lean Cuisine
d. Pop Tarts
Swanson TV Dinners - Swanson trademarked the term TV Dinner.
What is the capital city of Norway?
Oslo - Muscat is the capital of Oman.
Where was the Titanic going when it sunk?
a. New York
b. South Hampton
New York - Hailed as unsinkable, the Titanic was a British ship that sank on her first voyage.
What kind of alcohol is in a daiquiri?
Rum - Daiquiris are made of limejuice and rum and are frequently flavored with various kinds of fruit.
In the classic movie the Sound of Music, what does Lisel's boyfriend do?
b. Store clerk
c. Delivers milk
d. Delivers telegraphs
Delivers telegraphs - He delivers the telegraph telling Captain Von Trapp he has to join the military.
What was the name of the publication, which first printed Sherlock Holmes?
a. After Hours
b. The London Review
c. The Strand
d. The Believer
The Strand - A monthly publication, The Strand magazine lasted for 711 editions.
Who wrote the classic story For Whom the Bell Tolls?
a. Ernest Hemingway
b. Arthur Conan Doyle
c. Alexander Dumas
d. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway - Ernest was an American journalist and writer. His many works include A Farewell to
Arms, The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast.
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