Games: Trivia Test 216559

Trivia picture 250 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Trivia picture 250
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1. When Wolfgang Pauli postulated about this charge-less particle, he called it X. When James Chadwick discovered a much more massive particle, also chargeless, he too named it X. To clear the confusion, Enrico Fermi renamed Pauli’s discovery to what name alluding to the Italian word bambino?
2. According to The Wall Street Journal, in March 2011 which drink overtook Pepsi to become the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the US, perhaps reflecting health consciousness?
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3. Francophonie is an international organization of 56 member states where there is a notable affiliation with the French language. What is the largest country in this group?
4. What term that is a mechanism for the disappearance of inconvenient documents comes from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four in which it is a slot into which officials deposit records to be destroyed?
5. If the Iron Curtain and the Bamboo Curtain separated American interests from their antagonists in Europe and Asia respectively, the present-day Cactus Curtain separates an American military base and what else?
6. What wishing program has become the traditional first program that people see when starting to learn a new programming language?
7. In 2003, which Austrian “hunter” retired, saying “I have survived them all. If there were any left, they’d be too old and weak to stand trial today. My work is done.”?
8. Who are the faces on the new shekel series approved this week?