Monday, January 26, 2009

Weeklypedia Quiz #16: Two-to-the-fourth!

It's trivia! Good hunting, people.
  1. US Attorney David Iglesias, whose firing from his post in New Mexico was part of a larger scandal related to political hiring practices in the Department of Justice, was the inspiration for Tom Cruise's character in this film.
  2. If Garret Hobart had not died during his vice presidency, or if he had lived one year longer, this man might not have become President of the United States.
  3. News of the Camp David Accords between Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat interrupted the broadcast of the first episode of this television series, the remake of which started in 2003 on the Sci-fi Channel.
  4. Before he became Prime Minister, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, led the military campaign that ended this leader's Hundred Days return.
  5. Following the results of a 2008 vote, in June 2009 this will become an independent country within the Kingdom of Denmark.
  6. During World War I, the British Royal Family was renamed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to this less-German-sounding name.
  7. The eruption of Mt. Tambora in 1816 in what is now Indonesia may have been the cause of short-term climate changes in the American northeast, Canadian maritime provinces, and northern Europe, an effect that was named "The Year Without a" this.
  8. During the 19th and early 20th Centuries, the symptoms of this genetic disorder were typically treated with asprin, which, as a blood thinner, only made things worse.
Last quiz's answers are up. So say we all.

3 comments:

Troy said...

1)I'm embarassed that I don't know this one, but I have no idea.

2)Teddy Roosevelt.

3)Battlestar Gallactica

4)My money's on the catholic King that came back after Cromwell, but I can't remember his name. William II?

5)I don't know

6)Windsor

7)snowstorm?

8) Hemophilia

Anonymous said...

1. No idea.
2. Teddy Roosevelt.
3. No idea.
4. Napoleon (or, as the Brits called him, Bonaparte).
5. Greenland
6. Windsor -- great story that, when he heard the news about the change, Kaiser Wilhelm remarked that he was going to see a production of "The Merry Wives of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha."
7. Summer
8. Hemophilia

Fred said...

Answers:
1. What is "A Few Good Men"?
2. Who is Theodore Roosevelt?
3. What is Battlestar Galactica?
4. Who is Napoleon Bonaparte?
5. What is Greenland?
6. What is Windsor?
7. What is summer?
8. What is hemophilia?