Daily Quiz 12

Round 1 – Conspiracies

  1. Some believe this company changed the secret formula of their popular beverage to have an unappealing taste to increase the sales of the former.
  2. What long-held conspiracy theory states that a group of international elites controls governments, industry, and media organizations, with the goal of establishing global hegemony?
  3. What former British Prime Minister was said to secretly be a KGB spy?
  4. What former US president was falsely accused of being foreign-born, and therefore was illegally elected?
  5. This conspiracy theory promotes that this kind of “microchip” has been implanted widely across humans.

Round 2 – Social Media

  1. Launched on February 14, 2005, by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim this video site now has over 2 billion users.
  2. Since being acquired by Facebook in 2014, this platform allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images.
  3. This site, which is generated entirely from user content, is often described as ‘the front page of the internet’.
  4. This mobile app hosts all sorts of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, and dance.
  5. This versatile cloud service of persistent chat rooms and voice chat channels, which can be accessed via invitation links, has become the backbone of live streaming communications.

Round 3 – Dogs

  1. One of the smallest breeds of dogs, and is named after a Mexican state.
  2. This intelligent breed whose combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine, and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds exceeding 64 kilometres per hour.
  3. This breed most likely originated in Germany, although it is also claimed to be from France, and over 50 different styles of coat clips are recognised by groomers.
  4. A very large working breed from the Western Alps in Italy and Switzerland. They were originally bred for rescue services.
  5. This dog has different names from different indigenous Australian languages, such as boolomo, dwer-da, joogoong, kal, and kurpany.

Round 4 – Italy

  1. This large national monument built between 1885 and 1935 to honour Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy, is in the center of what Italian city?
  2. Ruling for just 36 days, this last king of Italy was exiled in Portugal until his death.
  3. The national flag of italy is known to all Italians as this.
  4. The story of this wooden toy, originally appearing in the children’s newspaper, Gioniale per i Bambini, can’t tell a lie without his nose growing.
  5. This slow-cooked, onion and meat sauce associated with Italy’s Campania region, is typically served with ziti or candella pasta.

Round 5 – 80s Music

  1. This Prince power ballad that combines rock, R&B, gospel, and orchestral music reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks in 1984.
  2. Peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989, this Madonna song triumphs female empowerment, urging women never to go for second-best.
  3. This Bruce Springsteen song won the 1985 MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance, for its depiction of a young woman climbing on stage to sing and dance.
  4. Norwegian synth-pop band A-ha had a global hit in 1985 with this song’s music video that begins with a montage of pencil drawings in a comic-book style representing motorcycle sidecar racing.
  5. This number one song by English band Culture Club, was featured on the group’s 1983 album Colour by Numbers and almost wasn’t recorded because the band felt it sounded too much like a country song.

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