ANSWERS Thanksgiving Quiz 2023

BY Tom Morgan / Nov 1 2023 / Article

The 19th Annual Edition.

A Turkey at a Pub Quiz. MidJourney AI

A Turkey at a Pub Quiz. MidJourney AI

[As we hurtle towards the holidays, our team wrote a quick checklist of some important wealth management items to be aware of coming into year-end. Check it out here].

Meanwhile, it’s time for my 19th (!) annual Thanksgiving Quiz. It’s the same format as always: 20 questions, Google honesty policy. You can submit your answers to me as a team or individual. Winners will receive the literally priceless honour of a shoutout in my next article.

My love to you and your families!

  1. This concert series is projected to have a positive impact of around $5 billion on the US.1 That alone would produce a GDP larger than 50 countries. Who is the artist?

  2. Earlier this month I (successfully!) took my American citizenship test. Try your hand at 3 sample questions (point for each):
    1. How many amendments does the constitution have?

    2. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? 

    3. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? 

  3. Not only are these furry animals the world’s largest land carnivores, they apparently have no natural fear of humans. What animal?

  4. There are eleven stadia in the world with a crowd capacity of over 100,000 people. Eight are used primarily for a specific sport, where players have an average age around 23yo. What sport?

  5. This notorious company allegedly hired private planes to fly their Amazon packages from Miami, because it didn’t deliver to their headquarters in the Bahamas. What company?

  6. At the peak of this country’s real estate bubble in the 1980s, the capital’s Imperial Palace was worth as much as the entire US state of California. Which country?

  7. At around $120 trillion per kilo, in it’s pure form this consumer and therapeutic product is arguably the most expensive substance on earth.2 Only 100 grams would be roughly equal to the cost of the International Space Station. It is also the most poisonous substance known to man; a couple of kilos could kill all of humanity. What substance?

  8. This sea animal not only has the longest known lifespan of any vertebrate species, the species as a whole is older than dinosaurs, trees and the rings of Saturn. What animal?

  9. According to polls, more than 50% of this island nation believe in elves or fairies, sometimes referred to as Huldufólk, or “hidden people”. What country?

  10. As of November 2023, this S&P 500 company could decline in value by more than 99% and still have outperformed the S&P 500 since the now legendary “current management” bought control in 1965.3 What company?

  11. In 1938, this country deliberately flooded its own territory to hinder their enemy’s advance. This killed between 400,000-500,000 of their own civilians from drowning, famine and plague. Which country?

  12. Complete the sequence: HP&TPS, HP&TCOS, HP&TPOA, HP&TGOF, HP&TOOTP, HP&THBP ….

  13. With an estimated $88bn of revenue since 1996, this Japanese media franchise is the highest grossing of all time, with Mickey Mouse & Friends a distant second at $52bn since 1928.4 What franchise?

  14. In memory of the late Matthew Perry, what US national holiday does Friends’ Chandler hate, because it reminded him of his parents’ divorce?

  15. With an estimated inflation-adjusted loss of between $201–239 million, this 2013 remake of a 1950s TV show starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp is the biggest movie bomb of all time.5 What movie?

  16. This 7’4 wrestler and actor allegedly holds the world record for number of beers consumed in a single sitting. He drank 119 twelve ounce bottles of beer over 6 hours (roughly one every three minutes).6 Who was he?

  17. Translate the following sentence: “bussin fr fr no cap”.

    WILL ACCEPT VARIATIONS ON: “This is very high quality and I am sincerely enjoying it. I am not lying.”
  18. What literary legend links the following movies: The Lion King, She’s The Man, West Side Story, O, 10 Things I Hate About You and Forbidden Planet.

    ALL ADAPTATIONS OF SHAKESPEARE PLAYS: The Lion King (HAMLET), West Side Story (ROMEO & JULIET), She’s The Man (TWELFTH NIGHT), O (OTHELLO), 10 Things I Hate About You (TAMING OF THE SHREW), Forbidden Planet (THE TEMPEST).

Good luck and happy thanksgiving!

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2 Source: BBC

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