Monday, February 11, 2008

February Quiz


1. Toronto is the capital of Canada.
2. Sylvester Stallone has been nominated for both an Academy Award for 'Best Actor' and a Razzie Award for 'Worst Actor' for playing the same role.
3. 'Call Me Ishmael' is the first line of the book 'Tom Sawyer'.
4. In the US version of the game 'Monopoly', the color of Vermont Avenue is dark blue.
5. In tennis, The Australian Open is one of the four tournaments making up the Grand Slam.
6. Before becoming Governor of Texas, George W. Bush was co-owner of a professional baseball team.
7. An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.
8. The TV Show 'All in the Family' is based on a British TV Show.
9. The doctor who tended to John Willkes Booth after he shot Abraham Lincoln was named Mudd.
10. Dennis the Menace's favorite beverage is milk.
11. “Alexander the Great” was also known as “Alexander of Macedonia”.
12. Diagonals drawn from opposing corners of a rectangle will always bisect each other.
13. Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
14. The Chinese Tiger is the only endangered tiger species.
15. There are two main types of balls in the sport of Lawn Bowls: the “bowl” and the “jack”.
16. A snapper turtle can bite harder than an African Lion.
17. The film “The Princess Bride” was released in 1984.
18. On Ernest Shackleton’s famous South Pole expedition (1914 – 1916), the ship they set out on was called the “Endurance”.
19. The “Lumbar Curve” is located in the leg on the human body
20. The painting “The Persistence of Memory” was a product of the artist Picasso.
21. Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not born in Ireland.
22. Alchemy is the science founded on the principle of trying to transform base metals into rarer metals.
23. A human has more DNA material than a green pea.
24. Traditionally, the amethyst gemstone is the birthstone for the month of August.
25. The man who is considered responsible for inventing the mouse, Douglas Engelbart, never patented his idea.
26. The capital of Michigan is Lansing.
27. The movie "The Runaway Bride" and "Pretty Woman" both star at least three of the same actors/actresses.
28. The movie "American Beauty" won the Oscar for Best Picture.
29. Peter Stuyvesant, the founder of New York which was in that time known as New Amsterdam, sold Manhattan for beads.
30. The following books are in the Old Testament of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus.
31. George Burns, the actor, lived to be 100 years old.
32. Billy Crystal's earliest prominent role on television was as a gay character.
33. Olivia Newton John played the part of Sandy Olsson in "Grease II".

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February Restaurant

Provino's is located on Buford Drive a short ways past Mall of Georgia on the left.

Don't forget!  Book club meets NEXT MONDAY, Feb. 11th at Provino's Italian Restaurant.  If you read Bless Your Heart, Tramp and would like to participate in the discussion, please come at 6:45. If you are only coming for dinner, please come at 7:30.  See you there!