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Trivia Quiz

1. What is the closest star to earth?

2. What is a geisha?

3. A brace of ducks is how many ducks?

4. What are the five events of the modern Olympic pentathlon?

5. Who wrote the poem "The Wreck of the Hesperus"?

6. What is the origin of the word "slapstick" as in slapstick comedy?

7. Name the three countries that border on Luxembourg.

8. The game of skittles is a form of

9. What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box?

10. Is it true or false that if a bricklayer should tap a brick and hear a dull sound, he knows the brick is probably cracked?

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ANSWERS

1. The sun, which is an average-size star.

2. A Japanese woman entertainer.

3. Two, or a pair.

4. Riding, shooting, fencing, swimming and running.

5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

6. In Italy during the 16th century, an actual "slapping stick" was used by the comic character Harlequin to whack the rumps of stooges. It was made of two pieces of wood joined together to make a slapping sound when it hit someone.

7. France, Germany and Belgium.

8. Bowling.

9. "Bingo."

10. True.