Weekend Quiz: Resolute Desk Big Button, Poets, and Celebrations

Weekend quiz for Jan. 23, 2021

Weekend Quiz: 10 General knowledge questions from the past week. No time-limit. How smart are you this weekend?

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During the Trump administration era, what was the BIG wooden button’s purpose on the President’s resolute desk at the Oval Office?

Photo: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2 / 10

How old was American poet Amanda Gorman when Barack Obama was elected president?

Screenshot from Joe Biden’s inauguration.

3 / 10

The word inauguration stems from the Latin augur. What did that mean originally?

Screenshot: NBC News on YouTube.

4 / 10

Who is the subject of Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday song?

Photo: Raph_PH, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

5 / 10

Who was Maya Angelou?

Photo: Clinton Library, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

6 / 10

After disappearing from the public eye since Oct. 2020, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma made a rare appearance on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. What was the occasion?

Photos: © WTO/ Cuika Foto, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

7 / 10

What is the Wall of Sound?


8 / 10

With which of these musicians did 73 years old Elton John NOT record in 2020?

Photo: Jørund Føreland Pedersen / CC BY-SA

9 / 10

What is the origin of the name Phineas?

Photo: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

10 / 10

When was Wikipedia launched?

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