Questions: Taste Test — February 14, 2002
1. Who won the first Diarist Award for Best Writing?
Inside by Patrick
Atropine by Elizabeth Badurina
Nothing, by God by James Valvis
Journal of a Writing Man by John Bailey
Parenthesis by Lynda
2. Which of the following Beatles' songs was written and performed by George Harrison?
Let It Be
Come Together
3. Reknown New York journaler Kymm Zuckert is nicknamed for which small insectivore?
4. Who won the Best Actress award in the last Academy Awards for her portrayal of a real-life crusader?
5. You know Diaryland was created by a guy named Andrew. But what is his last name?
6. In 'Star Trek,' what was Captain Kirk's middle name?
7. What was the first minimum wage set in the United States, and when?
25 cents an hour in 1938.
30 cents an hour in 1910.
50 cents an hour in 1942.
33 cents an hour in 1933.
$1.33 an hour in 1933.
$2.00 an hour in 1959.
8. The southernmost point in the United States is located in which state?
9. In which city will the Olympics be held in the summer of 2008?
10. Which of these countries has NOT participated in every Olympics since 1896?
United Kingdom
11. Behind 'Titanic' and 'Star Wars: Episode IV' (1977), what was the third top-grossing film in the U.S. of all time?
Forrest Gump (1994)
Jaws (1975)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Star Wars: Episode I (1999)
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Bambi (1942)
12. What is the name of the moon orbiting Pluto?
Pluto has no moon.
13. Who was the mother of the first 'journal baby'?
Renee Daughtry (Erica in 1998)
Diane Patterson (Sophia in 2000)
Jan Bednarczuk (Ezekiel in 2002)
Carrie Richmond (Samuel in 2001)
Maggy Donea (Maxine in 2000)
14. The target of a virus warning, sulfnbk.exe, is actually a Microsoft Windows utility that is used to restore long file names.
True False
15. Austin journaler Omar had which web domain hijacked when? in July 2000. in October 1999. in March 1999. in May 1998. in October 2001.
16. For just over a year - September 2000 to October 2001 - the popular Webring linking service operated under a nearly disastrous arrangement with which big-name 'New Economy' company?
17. GoogleWhacking is:
Using Google to dredge up sites or pages thought deleted.
Executing multiple, simultaneous Google searches.
Finding one-of-a-kind results in the Google database.
Using links across several sites to confuse results.
Using Google to spam USENET groups.
Finding sexual secrets in Google's archive.
18. The first JournalCon conference was held where and when?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2000.
New York City in 1999.
Chicago, Illinois in 1998.
Montreal, Canada in 2001.
19. Helium (He) is the first, lightest, and most abundant atomic element in the universe.
True False
20. Veteran journaler Diane Patterson studied what and where?
Screenwriting at the Univ. of Southern California.
Glassworking at the Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas.
Architecture at the Univ. of Southern California.
Creative Writing at Stanford University.
Teaching at Tulane University.
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