Trivia Quiz

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Q1:   38% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 38 points
The month of "August" was named after...
Saint Augustine
Augur, an official diviner of ancient Rome
Augustus Caesar
the adjective "august", meaning grandeur, because it was believed to be the grandest month
the word "auger", meaning a hole digging tool, because ancient farmers dug for next season at this time

Q2:   72% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 72 points
Born on August 17th, 1786, Davy Crockett was killed defending the Alamo. Which of these descriptions does NOT appear on his tombstone?
Pioneer
Patriot
Trapper
Congressman
Hero

Q3:   51% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 51 points
On August 2nd, 1876, frontier marshal "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. The poker hand he was holding when shot is now known as the "dead man's hand". What was that hand?
Aces & 8s (Two Pair)
Four Deuces
Four Queens
Kings over Queens (A Full House)
A Royal Flush (Spades)

Q4:   46% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 46 points
On August 6th, 1926, New Yorker Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to do it. Do what?
Run for the U.S. Senate
Take birth control pills
Join the New York City Police Force
Box professionally in Madison Square Garden
Swim the English Channel

Q5:   65% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 65 points
Regis's former cohost, Kathie Lee Gifford, was born on August 16th, 1953. Which of these facts about her is NOT true?
She played "Kathie Honey" on the TV series "Hee Haw Honeys"
Her name at birth was "Kathryn Lee Epstein"
Studied drama and music at Oral Roberts University
Her autobiography has been translated into 183 languages
She was born the same year as Frank Gifford's oldest son

Q6:   64% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 64 points
Born on August 14th, 1961, actress Susan Olsen is best known as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch. What was Cindy's doll's name?
Mrs. Beasley
Patty Playpal
Kitty KarryAll
Chatty Cathy
they never gave its name

Q7:   47% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 47 points
On August 15th, 1969, the 3-day rock festival originally called the 'Woodstock Music and Art Fair' began. What was the original price for an 'Advance Sale THREE DAY TICKET' for one person?
$18.00
$36.00
$75.00
$150.00
$300.00

Q8:   55% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 55 points
On August 8th, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced that he...
Would not run for President again
Was "not a crook"
Would not surrender the tapes
Would never resign
Would resign

Q9:   53% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 53 points
On August 1st, 1976, Elizabeth Taylor got divorced one more time. Who did she D-I-V-O-R-C-E this time?
Eddie Fisher
Senator John Warner
Richard Burton (the first divorce)
Richard Burton (the second divorce)
Larry Fortensky

Q10:   81% of 25114 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 81 points
On August 3rd, 1994, Stephen G. Breyer made news when he...
Became the first casualty of Operation Desert Storm
Crossed the Pacific in a one-person sailboat
Was indicted for insider trading
Was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice
Sold his Ice Cream company for $20 Billion

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