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Burning the Midnight Oil
Quiz No. 11
November 15, 2023
1 / 10

Which nursery rhyme character asked, "Are the children in their bed, for it's past ten o'clock?"

Old Mother Hubbard
Wee Willie Winkie
Humpty Dumpty
Little Jack Horner
One step closer to my level.
Ouch! That one's gotta sting.
Looks like the sand ran out of your hourglass.
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2 / 10

What Robert Burns poem is traditionally heard at midnight on December 31?

"Auld Lang Syne"
"The Birks of Aberfeldy"
"Tam o' Shanter"
"Halloween"
Watch out world.
Swing and a miss.
The clock has spoken.
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3 / 10

What oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was the site of a major explosion on April 20, 2010?

Exxon Valdez
Costa Concordia
Deepwater Horizon
Andrea Doria
I guess you're not just a pretty face.
If it's any consolation, that was a fun guess.
Your answer, it seems, will remain untold.
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4 / 10

"Ooh, he's leaving / on that midnight train to Georgia" sang what singer in a 1973 hit?

Gladys Knight
Aretha Franklin
Roberta Flack
Patti LaBelle
You've outdone yourself.
You've just given me a new appreciation for silence.
You’re out of time.
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5 / 10

Who was the original host of the Tonight Show on NBC?

Jimmy Fallon
Jack Paar
Johnny Carson
Steve Allen
Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
That was... a choice.
Time waits for no one.
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6 / 10

In 1855, what chemist had the bright idea to invent a gas burner that produces a single open flame?

Werner Heisenberg
Robert Bunsen
Hans Beaker
Max Planck
You might just be my favorite contestant today.
Who needs right answers when you've got... whatever that was?
Where's a time machine when you need one?
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7 / 10

What author described whale oil as "more scarce than the milk of queens" in an 1851 novel?

Herman Melville
Jonas Grumby
Henry Miller
Geoffrey Chaucer
I'm genuinely shocked.
It's not a miss, just a prolonged victory delay.
Time waits for no one.
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8 / 10

Midnight Oil is an acclaimed rock band from what country?

Canada
Ireland
Australia
South Africa
You might just be my favorite contestant today.
Who needs right answers when you've got... whatever that was?
Where's a time machine when you need one?
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9 / 10

The 16 original CliffsNotes study guides were for works by what writer?

J. D. Salinger
William Shakespeare
John Milton
Edith Wharton
Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
That was... a choice.
Time waits for no one.
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10 / 10

Which of the following synonyms for "oil" is NOT heard in "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"?

Crude
Dino juice
Texas tea
Black gold
Pat yourself on the back.
Out of all the wrong answers, you chose that one?
You’re out of time.
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FINAL SCORE
124
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