August by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

Egantx7


Runner(s)-Up:

BeningoS


Quiz Description

Back to school, back to college and back to this quiz!

Full Results:

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7 AdamKing 286 78 00
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Questions:

THIS GAME SHOW CONTESTANT knew, as a Federal IRS worker, that there are no Federal holidays in August. Knowing Richard Nixon at the end was the icing on the cake.

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John Carpenter

In August 1790, the first US Census took place. Within 500,000 either way, and rounded off to the nearest 100,000, what was the official population of the US in 1790?

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3,929,000 [3,429,000 - 4,429,000]

The TRS-80, the first mass produced home computer in the world, with its whopping 4KB of RAM, was built by THIS COMPANY, who then sold them in their Radio Shack stores.

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Tandy Corporation

In August 1977, THIS CABINET DEPARTMENT was created by Jimmy Carter. Noted Secretaries are Federico Pena, Bill Richardson and Ernest "I swear he looks like George Washington" Moniz.

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Energy

In 1885, THIS INVENTOR created the Reitwagen, complete with the first internal combustion engine. He would later go on and partner with another German to form a somewhat famous company.

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Gottlieb Daimler

The official flower for August is the gladiolus. These vertical-growing flowers were named from the Latin "gladius," meaning THIS.

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Sword

Before August became August, it was called THIS after its position in the calendar.

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Sextillis

For some odd reason, in 2014 the name August was the 55th most popular male baby name in THIS SCANDINAVIAN country, perhaps an homage to a noted playwright from that nation.

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Sweden

TWO SHAKESPEARE PLAYS are the only ones to mention the month of August. Name either one.

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Henry VI Part 1 and The Tempest

A chapter dedicated to the pursuit of the Goeben and the Breslau were part of THIS BOOK about a noted European (at the time) conflict.

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The Guns of August

On August 2, 1923, Warren Harding died from the heart attack while in THIS WESTERN US CITY.

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San Fransisco

THIS PROLIFIC METEOR SHOWER is associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. It will be viewable and at its peak around August 9-13

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Perseid