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Q1:   57% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 57 points
What is the origin of the name given to the fifth calendar month?
To honor "Maiesta", the Roman goddess of honor and reverence
To honor "May of Teck", a German princess who became Queen after marrying George II of England
The name comes from "maius," Swedish for "five"
To honor "Caesar Maiorius", an early Roman emperor
The name comes from a French prayer, "Dieu m'aide" (God help me)

Q2:   72% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 72 points
Why are infants born in May unique?
More female infants are born in May than in any other month
More male infants are born in May than in any other month
More Caesarian Sections are performed in May than in any other month
They are an average of 200 grams heavier at birth than children born in any other month
They have an adult IQ an average of 5 points higher than children born in any other month

Q3:   53% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 53 points
Which two signs of the zodiac share the month of May?
Capricorn and Gemini
Aires and Taurus
Taurus and Libra
Gemini and Cancer
Taurus and Gemini

Q4:   63% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 63 points
Which state was admitted to the union in May 1858?
North Dakota
South Dakota
Minnesota
Wyoming
Idaho

Q5:   77% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 77 points
Which of the following debuted on May 2th, 1885?
The Wall Street Journal began publishing
Good Housekeeping magazine, the first "female oriented" publication
Tschikovsky conducts "Swan Lake" at Carnegie Hall
The first hearing aid was offered for sale
The first public library opened

Q6:   73% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 73 points
Which of the following historical events occurred on May 13th, 1913?
The first commercial airline was formed
Fort Knox opened
The dishwasher was invented
The first movie theater opened
The first soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery

Q7:   33% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 33 points
Which holiday was made official on May 9th, 1914?
Arbor Day
Groundhog Day
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Mardi Gras

Q8:   71% of 29850 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 71 points
Why is May 5th, 1921, one of the most important dates in the world of high fashion?
French designers held their first runway fashion showings of their new collections
Christian Dior was born
Couturiers for the first time designed items other than clothing
Male clothing for the first time was introduced as high fashion
"Coco" Chanel first introduced the world's best selling perfume, Chanel #5

Q9:   81% of 29848 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 81 points
Which high-profile American court case began on May 5th, 1925, with the arrest of the defendant(s)?
The Lindbergh kidnapping
The Scopes "monkey trial"
The Leopold and Loeb murder case
The Sacco and Vanzetti murder case
The Rosenberg spy case

Q10:   79% of 29847 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 79 points
Which great thespian died in May, 2000?
Sir Laurence Olivier
Sir Ralph Richardson
Sir John Redgrave
Sir John Gielgud
Sir Alec Guiness

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