Monday, September 10, 2012

Trivia - A Google a Day II

Whose grave in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles is marked with a tombstone that reads: "She did it the hard way"?
Bette Davis
Bette Davis was an American actress who was able to play a huge range of characters.

What would you buy a ticket to see at 1380 Port of New Orleans Place in New Orleans?
Mardi Gras Floats

Ozymandias is an example of what poetic form?
A sonnet is a 14 line poem that follows a specific rhyme and structure. William Shakespeare wrote many famous sonnets both in and out of his plays. 

What was the given name of the drummer for the band that topped Billboard magazine's list of all-time top Hot 100 artists published in 2008?
Richard Starkey
Ringo Starr also known as Richard Starkey was the drummer for the Beatles.

What power of God does Edmond Dantes claim to possess in Alexandre Dumas's "The Count of Monte Cristo"?

Which former NFL quarterback was born on the exact same day as the actress nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in "Agnes of God"?
Jim Kelly
Agnes of God is a play that tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. The actress's name was Meg Tilly who was an Oscar-nominated actress and published novelist. 

What crater on the moon is the same distance across as the journey from Walt Whitman's 1884 house to Atlantic City, New Jersey?

General George Washington's victory at Yorktown turned the tide of the American War of Independence. Under what monarch did the commander defeated at Yorktown serve?
George III

In what county is the highest of the coastal mountains that ring the low plains at the center of the island that is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea and the North Channel?
Kerry is a county in Ireland.

Who wrote the lines "child of love and light" that accompanied Richard Rothwell's portrait of Mary Shelley when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1840?
Percy Shelley

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