Firsts and Lasts by Gypsy

Champion(s):

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Runner(s)-Up:

Bix32
Hoops, Hosses, and Trivia


Quiz Description

Pretty self-explanatory. Just some questions about famous and not-so-famous Firsts and Lasts.

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Questions:

The 900s of the Dewey Decimal System cover History and Geography. What is in the very last section, 999?

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Extraterrestrial worlds

Sir Edmund Hillary is usually credited as being the first man to climb Mt. Everest, but it was likely actually his Sherpa guide. Who was his Sherpa?

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Tenzing Norgay

Who was the last married Catholic pope?

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Adrian II

Who was the first US Supreme Court Chief Justice?

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John Jay

The last new language to be developed organically was Light Walpiri, which formed out of switching between English, Kriol, and Walpiri. None of the native speakers of Walpiri are over 35 years old. The older generation of the community speaks traditional Walpiri. In what country did Walpiri originate?

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Australia

Who was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, the first in Physics and the second in Chemistry?

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Marie Curie

Who was the last Aztec emperor?

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Montezuma II

The first woman ever executed by the US Government was Mary Surratt. What was her crime?

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Conspirator in the Lincoln assassination

What was the last American silent movie*? *U.S. feature-length movie released without a soundtrack

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The Poor Millionaire

What was the first written language?

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Sumerian

In what year were the last Olympics to give out gold medals that were made entirely of gold?

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1912

In 1984, an extinct animal was the first to have its DNA analyzed in an attempt to recreate its phenotype and other characteristics through selective breeding. What was this subspecies of zebra?

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Quagga