Not What You Would Expect

Choose the correct answer, not the seemingly obvious one.
Quiz by joez
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Last updated: March 9, 2020
First submittedMarch 9, 2020
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1. What is the color of an airplane's Black Box?
Black
White
Orange
2. 80% of this island is covered with ice.
Iceland
Greenland
Madagascar
3. What is the geometric shape of New York's Times Square?
Square
Circle
Bowtie (Two Triangles)
4. What kind of wood is Howard Hughes" airplane, the Spruce Goose, made of?
Spruce
Birch
Mahogany
5. What is a silverfish?
Fish
Insect
Bird
6. Who Invented the Phillips Screwdriver?
Henry F. Phillips
Elon Musk
John P. Thompson
Phillips bought the rights from actual inventor Thompson.
7. What are the dimensions of a two-by-four?
2" x 4"
1.5" x 3.5".
2.718" x 3.1416"
8. What type of musical instrument is the English Horn?
Horn
Percussion
Woodwind
It is a large oboe. Also it originated in Silesia, not England. So, double misnomer!
9. What element is pencil lead made of?
Lead
Carbon
Uranium
Made of Graphite, a form of Carbon.
10. What is a peanut?
Nut
Legume
Berry
11. What type of business is JoS. A. Bank?
Banking
Computers
Clothing Retailer
12. Which state has its capital city on the Delaware River?
Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Trenton is located on the Delaware River. Dover and Harrisburg are not.
13. How many dances are mentioned in the lyrics of the Wilson Pickett song "Land of 1000 Dances"?
1000
50
4
Pony, Mashed Potato, Alligator, Watusi.
14. What is a flying fox?
Fox
Bat
Hummingbird
15. Body part affected by heartburn?
Heart
Pinky Toe
Esophagus / Stomach
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2020
I would add more choices to each question. You can deduce that it isn't the obvious one, so you basically have a 50-50 if you just guess.
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2020
I got 100%. I wonder if the quiz title wasn't such a major hint, if I'd have gotten them all. Very interesting and original quiz idea!
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Level 72
Apr 4, 2020
umm...the Spanish Inquisition?
+3
Level 68
Apr 4, 2020
You used a quotation mark instead of an apostrophe in #4.
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Level 81
Apr 6, 2020
I also got 100%. Pretty easy.
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Level 23
Apr 26, 2020
11/15