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Here are some interesting questions on sports - answer them or ask them - you will enjoy them.

How do you measure noise?
(a) Decibel

Which country used the first adhesive postage stamp?
(a) Israel
(b) United States
(c) France
(d) United Kingdom
(e) Canada

The correct option is (d): United Kingdom.
The first adhesive postage stamp, commonly referred to as the Penny Black, was issued in the United Kingdom in 1840.

Which of the following was invented in 1837?
(a) Submarine
(b) Elevator
(c) Piano
(d) Parachute
(e) Postage Stamp

The Correct option is (e): Postage Stamp
The postage stamp was invented in England in 1837 by a schoolmaster named Rowland Hill. Because of his efforts, for which he was knighted, the first postage stamp was issued on May 6, 1840. The British Penny Black stamp was engraved with the profile of Queen Victoria.

Which bird can fly backward?
(a) Blue Jay
(b) American Robin
(c) Northern Mocking Bird
(d) Red-tailed Hawk
(c) Hummingbird

The correct option is (e): Hummingbird
Hummingbirds can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 1290 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.

From which country originated the Halloween?
(a) United States
(b) Canada
(c) Ireland
(d) Mexico
(e) Haiti

The correct option is (c): Ireland
Halloween began in Ireland as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31st, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

Halloween is the festival of Pumpkins. Which state in the US grows most pumpkins?
(a) Hawaii
(b) Maryland
(c) Illinois
(d) North Carolina
(e) California

The correct option is (c): Illinois
Illinois produces 95% of all the pumpkins, and 80% of all the pumpkins grown in the US are grown in the 90 miles radios of Peoria, Illinois. Most pumpkins are grown for canning.

Which weather rating scale measures the intensity of a tornado based upon the damage that it causes?
(a) Fujita Scale
(b) Richter Scale
(c) Saffir-Simpson Scale
(d) NESIS Scale
(e) Scoville Scale

The correct option is (a): Fujita Scale
Richter Scale is for earthquakes

On which day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?
(a) Labor Day
(b) Christmas Eve,
(c) New Year's Day,
(d) Good Friday,
(d) Election Day

The correct option is (d): Good Friday.
 

 

 

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Created by Sushma Gupta on February 27, 2011
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Modified on 07/02/13