Statistics for Interesting Facts Quiz #1

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  • This quiz has been taken 9,316 times
  • The average score is 10 of 20

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Answer % Correct
People from {Moscow} are known as Muscovites
89%
Only 7 prisoners were inside the {Bastille} when it was stormed during the French Revolution
86%
Mark Twain was born two weeks after the appearance of {Halley}'{s} {Comet} in 1835 and died
one day after it returned 75 years later
68%
{Jimi} {Hendrix} was rated the #1 guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine
64%
Lake {Baikal} is both the deepest and the oldest lake in the world
58%
{Angelina} {Jolie} is the daughter of actor Jon Voight
57%
Ceres is the largest {asteroid} in the solar system. For fifty years, it was considered to be the eighth planet.
56%
In the story "The Sign of Four", Sherlock Holmes was a frequent drug user who injected a
seven percent solution of {cocaine}
56%
The colossal {squid} has the largest eyes of any animal
56%
{John} {D}. {Rockefeller} was the first person to have a net worth in excess of $1 billion U.S. dollars.
His company, Standard Oil, had a monopoly on the U.S. oil industry.
52%
Some people have claimed that the CIA plotted to assassinate Fidel Castro using an exploding {cigar}.
However, there is no evidence that this was ever seriously proposed.
51%
The Greek island of Santorini was devastated by a huge volcanic eruption around 1600 BC.
Some people think that this event inspired the myth of {Atlantis}
47%
In Vietnam, the Vietnam War is known as the {American} War
44%
Technically speaking, Alaska is both the westernmost and the easternmost U.S. state.
Some of the {Aleutian} Islands are so far west that they extend into the Eastern Hemisphere.
40%
Of all the people in the Bible, {Methuselah} had the longest life span: 969 years
38%
All people of European or Asian descent have some {Neanderthal} DNA
30%
The official name of {Bangkok} is Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
29%
According to some people, Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" was written as an alternate
soundtrack to the movie "{The} {Wizard} {of} {Oz}". The band denies it.
24%
The only U.S. presidents to run unopposed were George Washington and {James} {Monroe}
18%
{Moore}'s Law states that number of transistors on a microchip doubles every 12-24 months
17%

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