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Q1:   68% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 68 points
In the sixteenth century, the start of a new year occurred not on January 1st, but on April 1st, in which country?
Great Britain
Italy
France
Austria
Prussia

Q2:   69% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 69 points
In 1562, calendars were changed so that a new year began on January 1st instead of April 1st. Who ordered the change?
Louis XV, King of France
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Leopold, Holy Roman Emperor
Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria
Pope Gregory

Q3:   51% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 51 points
When New Yearís Day was changed from April 1st to January 1st in 1562, many people werenít informed or didnít believe it. These "April Fools" were from which country?
France
Ceylon
Russia
Austria
Mexico

Q4:   54% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 54 points
The tradition of playing tricks on April Fools originated in which country?
Romania
Sweden
France
Belgium
Canada

Q5:   76% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 76 points
In which country is April 1st STILL celebrated as New Yearís Day?
Liechtenstein
Cambodia
Sri Lanka
Belize
Uganda

Q6:   71% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 71 points
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, opened on April Fools Day in which year?
1923
1938
1947
1950
1961

Q7:   82% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 82 points
Which classical composer was born on April Fools Day in 1873?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peter Tchaikovsky
Franz Josef Haydn
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Q8:   88% of 21729 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 88 points
Which of these convenience items was first offered for sale on April Fools Day in 1889?
Flushable toilet
Hearing aid
Typewriter
Dishwasher
Air conditioner

Q9:   76% of 21728 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 76 points
Which daytime soap opera debuted on April Fools Day in 1963?
Days of Our Lives
The Young and the Restless
As the World Turns
General Hospital
All My Children

Q10:   72% of 21728 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 72 points
Which entertainer passed away on April Fools Day in 1984?
Florence Ballard (former Supreme)
Marvin Gaye
Red Skelton
Redd Foxx
Red Buttons

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