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Trivia Quiz - Black Friday

"Black Friday" has so many meanings and is marked by so many different occasions. Take this trivia quiz to see what you about it!

Quiz Number: 4158
Date Submitted: November 23, 2011
Quiz Categories: History, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 46.8 percent
Times Taken: 606 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7

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1. In the United States, what day is commonly known as "Black Friday" and generally accepted as the busiest shopping day of the year?
  A.   the day after Thanksgiving
  B.   the day after Christmas
  C.   Christmas Eve
  D.   the Friday before Christmas

2. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, a day that would later became known as "Black Friday." In what Texas city did the assassination take place?
  A.   Austin
  B.   Ft. Worth
  C.   San Antonio
  D.   Dallas

3. What band released the song, "Black Friday" in 1975?
  A.   Pablo Cruise
  B.   The Doobie Brothers
  C.   Chicago
  D.   Steely Dan

4. Who was the leading man in the pathetic 1940 movie, "Black Friday"?
  A.   Hume Cronyn
  B.   Claude Rains
  C.   Boris Karloff
  D.   Jimmy Stewart

5. In 1939, a day of devastating bushfires killed 71 people in a country located in Oceania. This day would become known as "Black Friday." In what country did this happen?
  A.   New Zealand
  B.   Australia
  C.   New Guinea
  D.   Indonesia

6. What happens on "Black Friday" in the corporate world?
  A.   layoffs
  B.   parties
  C.   bonuses are handed out
  D.   bring your pet to work day

7. In the United Kingdom, the Friday before Christmas has become known as "Black Friday" and, as a result, commonly known as the busiest night for what?
  A.   office parties
  B.   restaurant business
  C.   emergency services
  D.   all of the above

8. On Friday, April 15, 2001, the United States federal government seized several online gaming sites, a day that would later become known as "Black Friday." What type of gaming sites were siezed?
  A.   online trivia
  B.   online poker
  C.   online war games
  D.   online crossword puzzles

9. In Canada, a devastating tornado hit on Friday, July 31, 1987, killing 27 people. This day later became known as "Black Friday." In what Canadian city did this occur?
  A.   Vancouver, BC
  B.   Saskatoon, SA
  C.   Edmonton, AL
  D.   Calgary, AL

10. On Friday, February 9, 1945, a force of Allied Bristol Beaufighter aircraft suffered heavy casualties while attacking German ships on what would later become known as "Black Friday." In what Scandanavian country did this occur?
  A.   Norway
  B.   Sweden
  C.   Finland
  D.   Iceland®   

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