"Officer Phil's" KUSI Trivia May 2007 Questions and Answers Page

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Here are the questions and the answers to the trivia questions I do each day on "Good Morning San Diego" on KUSI (51/9). The most recent questions are listed at the top of the page. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

To make a guess, just put your cursor over the correct letter. If you have guessed correctly, the letter will become a check mark . If you have guessed incorrectly, you will see a minus sign . On a few questions, the correct answer is "All of the above." In that case you will see .

You can also scroll to the bottom of the page where all of the answers are listed, often with a more detailed explanation. Clicking on an answer will take you directly to the more detailed answers at the bottom of the page.

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May 2007
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May 31, 2007:

How many feet do you travel in 1 second, if you are going 65 MPH?
: 20
: 50
: 80
: 100
May 30, 2007:

The largest animal to ever live on earth is a whale. Which type of whale is it?
: Blue Whale
: Fin Whale
: Humpback Whale
: Sperm Whale
May 29, 2007:

Using hampsters as test subjects, researchers in Argentina have discovered which one of the following items helped to relieve jet-lag?
: Aspirin
: Cherry Kool-aide
: Madera wine
: Viagra
May 25, 2007:

According to Caltrans, how many vehicles go through the I-5 & I-805 interchange each day in Sorrento Valley?
: 111,000
: 166,000
: 211,000
: 266,000
May 24, 2007:

Famed as a tap dancer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is also credited with holding what speed record?
: 50 foot pole climb
: 75-yard backward dash
: 100 foot handstand run
: 200 foot stair climb
May 23, 2007:

Here is a question from the California Driver's License test. How many days do you have to apply for a California driver's license after you make your home here or take a job in California?
: 10 days
: 20 days
: 30 days
May 22, 2007:

Here is a question from the California Driver's License test. A primary cause of single, vehicle motorcycle accidents is?
: Motorcyclists' tendency to drive too fast for weather conditions.
: Motorcyclists running wide in a curve or turn and colliding with the roadway or a fixed object.
: Motorcyclists running off the road while trying to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
May 21, 2007:

Here is a question from the California Driver's License test. A white curb means what?
: Loading zone for freight or passengers
: Loading zone for passengers or mail only
: Loading zone for freight only
May 18, 2007:

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is ______ ?
: 15 mph
: 20 mph
: 25 mph
: 30 mph
May 17, 2007:

You hear his name on the news, from time to time. Who is Zalmay Khalilzad?
: President of Iraq
: Prime Minister of Iraq
: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation
May 16, 2007:

In the 1920s, one of San Diego's new communities was named Talmadge. Who was Talmadge named after?
: Developer Tom Talmadge
: General Robert T. Talmadge
: Hollywood's Talmadge sisters
: No one really knows. The developer would never say.
May 15, 2007:

What does the "A.J." in A.J. Croce stand for?
: Adrian James
: Adventure James
: Aloisius James
: Alphonse James
May 14, 2007:

A new California law says when you approach a stopped emergency vehicle flashing its emergency lights on the freeway, you shall do what?
: slow to 10 mph
: slow to 25 mph
: change lanes away from vehicle
: come to a complete stop
May 11, 2007:

From the California driver's license test. You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously for how many feet before the turn?
: 50 feet
: 75 feet
: 100 feet
: 250 feet
May 10, 2007:

Which of the following traffic terms is defined as being "established by the prolongation of the lateral curb lines?"
: driveway
: fog line
: intersection
: school zone
May 9, 2007:

How fast do minimum wind velocities in a tornado have to be to reach the highest tornado rating of EF-5?
: 150 mph
: 172 mph
: 200 mph
: 250 mph
May 7, 2007:

The name for women's support garment 'brassiere' first appeared in Vogue magazine in 1907. What is the origin of that word?
: named for inventor Jacques Brassiere
: old French word for 'trumpet'
: old French word for 'upper arm'
: Vogue made up the word
May 4, 2007:

Wally Schirra passed away yesterday. How old was he during his first airplane flight?
: Before he was born
: 4 years old
: 12 years old
: 19 years old
May 3, 2007:

Cinco de Mayo is coming up. What event led to this Mexican holiday?
: 1st indigenous Mexican President elected
: Battle victory in Mexico City
: Battle victory in Puebla
: Battle victory in Vera Cruz











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5/31/07: How many feet do you travel in 1 second, if you are going 65 MPH? --



D: You travel 100 feet every second when you are going 65 MPH.




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5/30/07: The largest animal to ever live on earth is a whale. Which type of whale is it? --



A: The largest blue whale was 110 feet long and weighed 209 tons. Contrary to popular belief, the largest whales are bigger than the largest dinosaurs.

Blue whale: 110 feet, 209 tons
Fin whale: 70 feet, 80 tons
Humpback whale: 50 feet, 30 tons
Sperm whale: 60 feet, 50 tons




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5/29/07: Using hampsters as test subjects, researchers in Argentina have discovered which one of the following items helped to relieve jet-lag? --



D: Researchers in Argentina have discovered that Viagra helped to relieve jet-lag in hamsters.




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5/25/07: According to Caltrans, how many vehicles go through the I-5 & I-805 interchange each day in Sorrento Valley? --



D: According to Caltrans, an average of 266,000 vehicles go through the I-5 & I-805 interchange each day in Sorrento Valley.




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5/24/07: Famed as a tap dancer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is also credited with holding what speed record? --



B: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is credited with holding the world's record of 8.2 seconds for the 75-yard backward dash!.




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5/23/07: Here is a question from the California Driver's License test. How many days do you have to apply for a California driver's license after you make your home here or take a job in California? --



A: When you make your home here or take a job, and you want to drive in California, you must apply for a California driver's license within 10 days.




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5/22/07: Here is a question from the California Driver's License test. A primary cause of single, vehicle motorcycle accidents is? --



B: Motorcyclists running wide in a curve or turn and colliding with the roadway or a fixed object.




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5/21/07: Here is a question from the California Driver's License test. A white curb means what? --



B: A white, painted curb means this is a loading zone for passengers or mail only.




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5/18/07: Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is ______ ? --

C: Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in a residential area is 25 mph.




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5/17/07: You hear his name on the news, from time to time. Who is Zalmay Khalilzad? --

D: Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad is the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations.




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5/16/07: In the 1920s, one of San Diego's new communities was named Talmadge. Who was Talmadge named after? --



C: Talmadge was named in honor of Hollywood's acting sisters Norma, Natalie and Constance Talmadge. That is why there are streets named Norma, Natalie and Constance in the area.




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5/15/07: What does the "A.J." in A.J. Croce stand for? --



A: A.J.'s name at birth was Adrian James Croce.

Click here to see pictures & a video of A.J.'s visit to the KUSI studio.



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5/14/07: A new California law says when you approach a stopped emergency vehicle flashing its emergency lights on the freeway, you shall do what? --



C: According to California Vehicle Code section 21809, you shall make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle, if practicable.




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5/11/07: You are about to make a left turn. You must signal continuously for how many feet before the turn? --



C: According to section 22108 of the California Vehicle Code, you have to signal for a minimum distance of 100 feet before turning.




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5/10/07: Which of the following traffic terms is defined as being "established by the prolongation of the lateral curb lines?" --



C: An intersection is established by the prolongation of the lateral curb line.




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5/9/07: How fast do minimum wind velocities in a tornado have to be to reach the highest tornado rating of EF-5? --



C: According to the recently adopted 'Enhanced Fujita Scale,' a tornado has to have minimum speeds of over 200 mph to reach the highest rating of EF-5.




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5/7/07: The name for women's support garment 'brassiere' first appeared in Vogue magazine in 1907. What is the origin of that word? --




C: The term 'brassiere' comes from an old French word for 'upper arm.'




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5/4/07: Wally Schirra passed away yesterday. How old was he during his first airplane flight? --



A: Schirra's mother was a "wing-walker." Schirra joked that his mother only gave up wing walking when she found out she was "carrying him in the hanger."

Click here to read an article I wrote about Wally, and some photos, too.



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5/3/07: Cinco de Mayo is coming up. What event led to this Mexican holiday? --



C: On May 5, 1862, Mexican forces defeated and invading French army in Puebla, Mexico. Contrary to common belief, Cinco de Mayo in not Mexican Independence Day.




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