Question Of The Day

 

We like to have fun at the office and this "Question Of The Day", which was the brain child of Joe from customer service, is a fun way to challenge each other with a rotating schedule of questions. We thought it would be a fun way to share this with both our current customer base as well as random people hitting our site. Answer the questions to yourself, or feel free to email them into us. We'd love to hear from you!  Answers@aurorasoftware.com.  

 

Q). The Mariana Trench is the deepest known part of the ocean and the lowest spot on earth.  Mt. Everest would fit inside it with a few miles to spare.  More people have been to the moon than explored its depths and the pressure at the bottom is 8 tons per square inch.  How deep is it? (a) 3.5 miles, (b) 4.5 miles, (c) 6 miles, (d) 7 miles

 

Q). What famous philosopher said the following famous quote: "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing"?

 

Q). ____ and 21 other prominent women form the Parents' Music Resource Center, which calls for labeling offensive music content.  Congress holds hearings; the record industry creates a universal warning sticker - which then becomes a badge of honor for edgy artists.  (a) Barbara Bush, (b) Tipper Gore, (c) Marilyn Qualyle, (d) Joan Mondale, (e) Jill Biden

 

Q). What is the difference between prudence and morality? 

 

Q). Who was the first man on the moon? 

 

Q). What insect provides food for humans?

 

Q). The Pony Express was (at the time) the fastest way to send a letter across the Continental U.S.  Composed of 400 horses and 180 riders (at its peak), it covered a distance of 1800 miles and could deliver a parcel from one end to the other in 10 days (from Missouri to California) instead of the several weeks it normally took.  It lasted a total of 18 months before closing down in 1861.  What major historical event caused it to shut down?

 

Q). What are the 12 signs of the Zodiac?

 

Q). What are the below animal groups called (example: A group of wolves is a pack)? I. bats, II. ferrets, III. giraffes, IV. hyenas, V. lions, VI. sharks, VII. otters

 

Q). What species of penguin live exlusively around the equator?

 

Q). Name the movie.  I.  Stupid Is As Stupid Does, II. It was Beauty Killed The Beast, III. Go ahead, Make My Day, IV. I Could've Been A Contender, V. You Complete Me, VI. I See Dead People, VII. Keep Your Friends Close But Your Enemies Closer

 

Q). Hunger Stones are now exposed with dire warnings in Europe.  The low level of water is in the Elbe River.  Where is the Elbe River?  (a) Hungary, (b) France, (c) Germany, (d) Czech Republic

 

Q). What motto is engraved on the Liberty Bell? (a) Give me liberty or give me death, (b) Proclaim liberty all through the land, (c) This be the Liberty Bell, (d) The tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants

 

Q). What is the name of the scale used to determine the spicy heat of peppers? 

 

Q). What leaf is featured on the Canadian flag?

 

Q). Where was the hottest temperature in the world recorded?

 

Q). Mary Decker was heavily favored to win Gold in the 1984 Summer Olympics for the 3,000 meter run.  Who was the runner she collided with and fell?  Bonus:  What Country did this runner represent?

 

Q). What are the 3 rules for Gremlins?

 

Q). What is the only fan-owned team in the NFL Team?  It is the only franchise owned by shareholders.

 

Q). What is the only horror movie to win an Academy Award for Best Picture? Hint: It was released in 1991.

 

Q). What is the Resolute Desk? Hint: National Treasure movie

 

Q). What word describes precipitation falling from the base of a cloud and evaporating before it reaches the ground? (a) rain, (b) virga, (c) etymology, (d) quora

 

Q). How many Zip codes does the Pentagon have?

 

Q). Name 2 of the 3 different elements that cause the colors in the Aurora Boelalis?

 

Q). Finish the titles of these famous Sci-Fi Novels:  The Hitchhiker's Guide ____, Stranger In ____, Do Androids Dream Of ____, The Left Hand ____. 

 

Q). Year that the first electronic message was sent from one computer to another?  1932, 1954, 1969, 1976

 

Q). Walt Disney Theme Park E.P.C.O.T. is an acronym for what? 

 

Q). I am the beginning of the end, the end of every place.  I am the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space.  What am I?

 

Q). What state produces the most blueberries?

 

Q). What is the only continent without a time zone?  Bonus:  Why? 

 

Q). Where was the first emoticon invented?  What year?  What was it?

 

Q). Of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the only one that has survived to the present day is _____? 

 

Q). Marxism has its roots as a Socialistic Policy.  What modern day economic model has its roots in Marxism?

 

Q). What disease killed more than 5,000 Philadelphians - a tenth of the population - in 1793? (a) yellow fever, (b) cholera, (c) bubanic plague, (d) affluenza

 

Q). Of all the mammals in the world, which is the only one that cannot jump? 

 

Q). In America it is required to wash eggs before sale.  In Europe it is forbidden to wash eggs before sale.  But it is to prevent the same thing.  What does it prevent?

 

Q). E=MC2 ... what is "C2"?

 

Q). What is the name of the super continent?  Bonus: What is the name of the ocean surrounding it?

 

Q). What U.S. President had their young son buried in Russia? (a) Thomas Jefferson, (b) John Quincy Adams, (c) James Buchanan, (d) James K. Polk

 

Q). Over forty years ago, NASA launched __ which carries a gold-plated record consisting of 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90  minutes of music.  Name the probe.

 

Q). In 1985, Live Aid was staged at what Philadelphia stadium? (a) Veterans Stadium, (b) JFK Stadium, (c) Franklin Field, (d) Penn Stadium, (e) Spectrum Field

 

Q). The Pennsylvania Dutch are really: (a) Dutch, (b) Irish, (c) English, (d) German, (e) Norwegian

 

Q). According to Greek Mythology, what was the one spirit remaining in Pandora's Box when it was opened?

 

Q). In Aesop's fable "The Scorpion and The Frog", why did the scorpion sting the frog?

 

Q). What was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon?

 

Q). In 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose what?

 

Q). What is the least densely populated U.S. state?

 

Q). What year did the Navy ban beards? (a) 1968, (b) 1973, (c) 1984, (d) 1996

 

Q). In 1919, Boston was flooded with an unusual liquid as a result of a storage accident? (a) beer, (b) paint, (c) molasses, (d) tomato sauce

 

Q). Since 1962 this musical group from New Jersey amassed 48 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.  It has been said that they were to the East Coast what The Beach Boys were to the West Coast.  Name the band.

 

Q). What is Brimstone?  (a) iron, (b) copper, (c) bronze, (d) sulphur, (e) gold

 

Q). What is the closest country to the U.S. not accessible by land? 

 

Q). Name any three Bill of Rights Amendments. 

 

Q). What is the smallest of the Great Lakes?

 

Q). Examples of Palindromes are I Did, Did I?, My gym, Top spot.  What compound word is a Palindrome?  There are many.  Can you think of one?

 

Q). What are America's top three newspapers, in daily circulation figures?

 

Q). Lady Tremaine is a famous movie villain.  Who is she better known as? 

 

Q). To find the smallest bone in the body, where would you look?

 

Q). Why is Pound Cake called a "Pound Cake"?

 

Q). What did the Alarm Codes 1201 & 1202 mean during the Apollo 11's landing? 

 

Q). Which two states do not observe Daylight Savings Time?

 

Q). What is inscribed on the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier?

 

Q). First Commercial Product to feature a Barcode? 

 

Q). What was the first and only NFL team to have a perfect season and what year was it?  

 

Q). What does the acronym NASA stand for?

 

Q). Who was credited for starting Yellow Journalism? 

 

Q). Which country suffered the greatest number of military deaths in World War II? 

 

Q). Frank Sinatra was known by his fans by what colorful nickname? 

 

Q). What is the only sea on Earth with no coastline? 

 

Q). When were audiences first treated to a flushing toilet and what movie was it in?

 

Q). What was Mr. Monopoly's original name (from board game)?

 

Q). Fish have skeletons made of bone, but sharks do not.  What are shark skeletons made of?

 

Q). What planet has the most moons?

 

Q). What is the tallest mountain on Earth?

 

Q). At what university was the sports drink "Gatorade" invented?

 

Q). The world's only city which resides on two continents?

 

Q). Gilgamesh is the earliest great work of literature.  He was the king of what country circa 2500 B.C.?

 

Q). When your hands are in normal resting position on a normal typewriter keyboard, your two middle fingers lie on what two letters?

 

Q). How many steps does the sentinel take during their "walk" by the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier?

 

Q). What is the little girl’s name in the movie The Ring?

 

Q). Name all 8 Ivy League schools.

 

Q). Identify at least 2 of the 5 Sports Nicknames:   (a) The Bambino, (b) The Splendid Splinter, (c) The Iron Horse, (d) Sweetness, (e) The Big Train

 

Q). What woman has the most Grammy award wins?

 

Q). Which U.S. President was drafted by the Reds as a catcher?

 

Q). During the early 60's this anti-hero answer to Mickey Mouse was known throughout the hot rod world?

 

Q). Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense for the Kennedy & Nixon Administrations and was widely regarded as the man who kept the U.S. in the Vietnam War.  He went to California Institute of Technology and he was in the crew team that won Gold in the '33 Olympics.  What other famous person crewed with him? (a) Gregory Peck, (b) John Wayne, (c) Clark Gable, (d) Ronald Reagan

 

Q). "We are not enemies, but friends.  We must not be enemies.  Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.  The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."  Name the speaker and the speech.

 

Q). Compared to the surface of the sun how hot is a bolt of lightning? (a) 5 times cooler, (b) 5 times hotter, (c) same temp, (d) 10 times cooler.  Bonus:  What causes trees to explode when struck by lightning?

 

Q). Star Wars trivia.  Chewbacca comes from what planet?

 

Q). Where did the Philippines get their name?  Bonus:  How many islands are in the Philippines archipelago? (a) 1-500, (b) 500-2,000, (c) 2,000-5,000, (d) 5,000-10,000

 

 Q). 4 Score & 7 Years ago = Years?

 

Q). How tall was Napoleon?  (a) 3’9”, (b) 4’5”, (c) 5’1”, (c) 5’7”

 

Q). How many colors can the human eye see?  (a) 256, (b) 7 million, (c) 15 million, (d) 872

 

Q). A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

 

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