Take our Friday the 13th Quiz!

Whatever you do, if a guy in an old-school goalie mask brandishing a machete knocks on your door, don’t answer it! It’s Friday the 13th, what some consider the unluckiest day of the year. Where did all this superstition come from? Test your knowledge with today’s quiz.

 

Friday the 13th

Fear of Friday the 13th is known as this:
This notorious American train and bank robber was born on Friday, April 13, 1866.
This famous world leader, born on Friday, August 13, 1926, survived several attempts on his life by the CIA, and ruled his country from 1959 to 2008.
Some scholars believe the Friday the 13th myth really began in 1907 when this author published a novel called "Friday the Thirteenth", which detailed a catastrophic Wall Street crash.
Including today, how many Friday the 13ths will occur in 2018?
Some bible scholars believe that the Friday the 13th superstition is linked to the "13th guest" at the last supper. Name him.
What is the name of the homicidal, supernatural killer in the Friday the 13th movie franchise?
This ancient code, which in some ways was a precursor to today's modern insurance, omitted the number 13 in its list of laws.
On Friday, October 13, 1907, the Knights Templar, a religious military order sworn to protect Christian pilgrims during the crusades, were arrested, tortured, and massacred under order from this king.
Because many people in the US will not fly or do business on Friday the 13th, it is estimated that this amount of money is lost in business.

Take our Titanic Quiz

One-hundred and six years ago this month, the ‘unsinkable’ White Star ocean liner, Titanic struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank into the cold, murky depths. Since that fateful night, Titanic has been a never-ending source of fascination and wonder. How much do you know about this most famous of shipwrecks? Test your knowledge with our Titanic quiz!

Titanic

The Titanic had automatic flushing toilets installed in a certain area. Can you guess the area?
How much coal did Titanic's furnaces consume each day?
How many lifeboats were on the Titanic?
What day did the Titanic leave on it's doomed maiden voyage?
Who was the Captain of the Titanic?
This woman survived three sinkings of White Star Liners including the Titanic, Brittanic, and the Olympic. Can you name her?
How many ice warnings did the Titanic receive through the Marconi wireless system on the day of the tragedy?
What would a first class ticket on the Titanic cost in today's dollars?
Crew aboard this ship, which was only a few miles from the Titanic, saw the distress flares but did not respond. What was the name of the ship?
The last living survivor of the Titanic died on May 31, 2009 at the age of 97. What was her name?

Take Our Animated Holiday TV Classics Quiz

How much do you remember about these animated holiday TV classics? Test your knowledge with our quiz!

Holiday Classics

Who provides the narration in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

What does the elf in Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer want to become?

What are the names of the two elves in the holiday classic The Year Without a Santa Claus?

In A Charlie Brown Christmas what does Sally ask Santa to bring her?

In the 1969 animated cartoon Frosty the Snowman what are the first words Frosty says?

 

Take Our Snow Quiz

Most of us see it as a nefarious, cold-hearted nuisance, but snow is actually quite fascinating . . . unless you’re shoveling it! Test your knowledge with our snow quiz.

Snow Quiz

Each winter in Canada about 1 trillion ice crystals fall from the sky.
No two snow flakes are exactly the same.
This was the most snow ever recorded to fall during a 24hr period in the United States.
How fast must the wind be blowing before a snowstorm is classified as a blizzard?
Igloos can be more than 100 degrees warmer inside than outside.
Which Canadian province holds the record for the most snow angels ever made simultaneously?
This U.S. city hosted the world's largest snowball fight on Jan. 12, 2013, when 5,834 participants showed up to engage in battle.

Take our Weather Terminology Quiz

It’s easy to be a weather forecaster, just look out the window, right? Well, besides forecasting, meteorologists actually have to know quite a bit of terminology. Test your knowledge with our weather terminology quiz.

Weather Terminology

This term refers to the warming of the atmosphere by the trapping of longwave radiation (heat) being radiated to space. The gases most responsible for this effect are water vapor and carbon dioxide.
This term refers to subtropical regions where anticyclones produce settled weather.
This term refers to a line of equal barometric pressure on a weather map.
This term refers to wind blowing down an incline, such as down a hillside.
This term refers to a strong localized downdraft from a thunderstorm with peak gusts lasting 2 to 5 minutes.
This term refers to a persistent seasonal wind, often responsible for seasonal precipitation regime. It is most commonly used to describe meteorological changes in southern and eastern Asia.
This term refers to small, ragged, low cloud fragments that are unattached to a larger cloud base and often seen with and behind cold fronts and thunderstorm gust fronts.
This term refers to a strong wind characterized by a sudden onset in which the wind speed increases at least 16 knots and is sustained at 22 knots or more for at least one minute.
This term refers to the deposition (sublimation) of ice crystals on a surface which occurs when the temperature of the surface is colder than the air above and colder than the frost point of that air.
This term refers to persistent tropical winds that blow from the subtropical high pressure centers towards the equatorial low. They blow northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere.

Take Our Black Friday Quiz

Traditionally it refers to the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday where sale-crazy consumers stampede retailers to take advantage of amazing deals!  Now, it’s become a North American, if not a global phenomenon. Test your knowledge of this ‘pseudo-holiday’ with our Black Friday quiz.

Black Friday

How many Canadians plan to be 'sick' on Black Friday?
Shoppers from this province spent the most last year on Black Friday - averaging $141.00 per transaction.
The most sought-after Black Friday items are:
What percentage of Black Friday purchases are made online?
Though it is now known as one of the biggest shopping days in the US, the term "Black Friday" originally referred to this:
Frustrated by the traffic congestion caused by the influx of shoppers, police officers in this U.S. city popularized the term 'Black Friday' back in 1961.
In what year did Black Friday become the biggest shopping day in the U.S.?
True or False? Since 2006, more people have died while shopping on Black Friday than in shark attacks.
Contrary to popular belief, Black Friday is not the King of shopping days. That honour belongs to the Saturday before Christmas, which is known as this:
Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, and one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, was a marketing term first coined in 2005 by this online site.

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