Sep 292014
 
Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing,...

Harry Houdini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice as “Harry Handcuff Houdini” on a tour of Europe, where he challenged different police forces to try to keep him locked up. This revealed a talent for gimmickry and for audience involvement that characterized all his work. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to hold his breath inside a sealed milk can. Wikipedia

Harry Houdini Quiz Questions

1. What was Harry Houdini’s original name?
a) Reginald Scot
b) Erik Weisz
c) Harry Kellar
d) Jean Prevost

2. When was Harry Houdini born?
a) 24 March 1874
b) 5 April 1869
c) 21 September 1877
d) 31 December 1865

3. Where was Harry Houdini born?
a) Athens
b) Copenhagen
c) Budapest
d) Dresden

4. Whom did Harry Houdini marry?
a) Elsie Wright
b) Wilhelmia Rahner
c) Frances Griffiths
d) Estelle Roberts

5. Which book did Harry Houdini write in 1908?
a) The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin
b) All Quiet on the Western Front
c) Miracle Mongers and their Methods
d) English August

Movie poster for The Grim Game.

Movie poster for The Grim Game. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6. Who of the following faced opposition from Harry Houdini for his belief in spiritualism?
a) Arthur Conan Doyle
b) Joseph McCabe
c) Bertrand Russell
d) Douglas McArthur

7. What was Harry Houdini’s role in the film The Grim Game?
a) John Dawson
b) Matthew Perry
c) Peter Pan
d) Harvey Hanford

8. When did Harry Houdini write A Magician Among the Spirits?
a) 1920
b) 1924
c) 1932
d) 1912

9. When did Harry Houdini die?
a) 18 January 1946
b) 3 June 1928
c) 7 July 1940
d) 31 October 1926

10. Where did Harry Houdini die?
a) Belgrade
b) Detroit
c) Skopje
d) New York

Harry Houdini Quiz Questions with Answers

"My Two Sweethearts". Harry Houdini ...

“My Two Sweethearts”. Harry Houdini (1874-1926) with his wife Beatrice (1876-1943) and mother Cecilia Steiner Weiss, half-length portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. What was Harry Houdini’s original name?
b) Erik Weisz

2. When was Harry Houdini born?
a) 24 March 1874

3. Where was Harry Houdini born?
c) Budapest

4. Whom did Harry Houdini marry?
b) Wilhelmia Rahner

5. Which book did Harry Houdini write in 1908?
a) The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin

6. Who of the following faced opposition from Harry Houdini for his belief in spiritualism?
a) Arthur Conan Doyle

7. What was Harry Houdini’s role in the film The Grim Game?
d) Harvey Hanford

English: Harry Houdini's signature

Harry Houdini’s signature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8. When did Harry Houdini write A Magician Among the Spirits?
b) 1924

9. When did Harry Houdini die?
d) 31 October 1926

10. Where did Harry Houdini die?
b) Detroit

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Sep 282014
 

Mauritius Quiz Questions

1. When did Mauritius become independent?
a) 12 March 1968
b) 14 April 1962
c) 18 July 1984
d) 16 December 1975

2. When was Mauritius under Dutch rule?
a) 1444-1498
b) 1502-1568
c) 1598-1710
d) 1776-1824

3. When did the French occupy Mauritius?
a) 1721
b) 1510
c) 1685
d) 1848

4. When did the British conquer Mauritius?
a) 1757
b) 1810
c) 1870
d) 1898

5. When was slavery abolished in Mauritius?
a) 1763
b) 1545
c) 1835
d) 1908

6. Which is the capital of Mauritius?
a) Tamarin
b) Rose Hill
c) Bel Ombre
d) Port Louis

7. Which is the currency of Mauritius?
a) Baht
b) Yen
c) Rupee
d) Dinar

8. Which is the official language of Mauritius?
a) Hindi
b) English
c) Marathi
d) Tamil

9. Who was Mauritius’s president in 2007?
a) Cassam Uteem
b) Mahyendrah Utchanah
c) Anerood Jugnauth
d) Pieter Both

10. Who was Mauritius’s prime minister in 2004?
a) Shivsagar Ramgoolam
b) Paul Berenger
c) Jan Coen
d) Navin Ramgoolam

Mauritius Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When did Mauritius become independent?
a) 12 March 1968

2. When was Mauritius under Dutch rule?
c) 1598-1710

3. When did the French occupy Mauritius?
a) 1721

4. When did the British conquer Mauritius?
b) 1810

5. When was slavery abolished in Mauritius?
c) 1835

6. Which is the capital of Mauritius?
d) Port Louis

7. Which is the currency of Mauritius?
c) Rupee

8. Which is the official language of Mauritius?
b) English

9. Who was Mauritius’s president in 2007?
c) Anerood Jugnauth

10. Who was Mauritius’s prime minister in 2004?
b) Paul Berenger

Sep 272014
 

1) Which novel of Jane Austen has the characters Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett?
a) Emma
b) Pride and Prejudice
c) Sense and Sensibility
d) Mansfield Park

2) Who are Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility?
a) Elinor and Marianne
b) Mary and Lydia
c) Cassandra and Joan
d) Amy and Amanda

3) Who marries Emma Woodhouse in Emma?
a) Mr. Elton
b) Mr. Frank Churchill
c) Mr. Knightley
d) Mr. Weston

4) Whose proposal of marriage did Jane Austen accept and change her mind the next morning?
a) Harris Bigg-Wither
b) John Murray
c) Thomas Egerton
d) Robert Martin

5) Which of the following activities features frequently in novels of Jane Austen?
a) Swimming
b) Wrestling
c) Dancing
d) Playing football

6) Which disease caused Jane Austen’s death?
a) Addison’s
b) Leukemia
c) Parkinson’s
d) Alzheimer’s

7) What description was used by Jane Austen instead of her name when her novels were published?
a) George Elliot
b) A Lady
c) Maid of Honour
d) Ice Maiden

8) How old was Jane Austen when she died?
a) 26 years
b) 41 years
c) 30 years
d) 49 years

9) Which of the following novels was not completed by Jane Austen?
a) The Watsons
b) The Kennedys
c) First Impressions
d) Love and Friendship

10) What ultimately happens to heroines in Jane Austen’s novels?
a) They leave the country.
b) They die.
c) They remain spinsters.
d) They get married.

Jane Austen Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Which novel of Jane Austen has the characters Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett?
b) Pride and Prejudice

2) Who are Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility?
a) Elinor and Marianne

3) Who marries Emma Woodhouse in Emma?
c) Mr. Knightley

4) Whose proposal of marriage did Jane Austen accept and change her mind the next morning?
a) Harris Bigg-Wither

5) Which of the following activities features frequently in novels of Jane Austen?
c) Dancing

6) Which disease caused Jane Austen’s death?
a) Addison’s

7) What description was used by Jane Austen instead of her name when her novels were published?
b) A Lady

8) How old was Jane Austen when she died?
b) 41 years

9) Which of the following novels was not completed by Jane Austen?
a) The Watsons

10) What ultimately happens to heroines in Jane Austen’s novels?
d) They get married.