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Friday, May 07, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Trios. "A trio is a group of three people or things. Can you answer these questions about sets of three?" Answers here.

1. When guitarist Jimi Hendrix came to London, he put together a trio with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bass guitarist Noel Redding. What was the name of this group?
2. "The three Rs" are the three skills regarded as the fundamentals of education. What are these three subjects?
3. Dumas's popular novel "The Three Musketeers" was about D'Artagnan and his three musketeer friends. What were these friends' names?
4. Diana Ross began singing with a trio called the Primettes, with her friends Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. Berry Gordy, the founder of the Motown record label, renamed them as what?
5. In which tragedy by William Shakespeare is a Scottish nobleman misled by the prophecy of three witches?
6. The athletics event known as the triple jump was formerly called what?
7. Which comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan includes the song "Three Little Maids from School"?
8. The Triple Entente was an understanding between three countries that developed between 1894 and 1907 and became a formal alliance on the outbreak of World War I. Which three countries were involved in the Triple Entente?
9. What are the three events involved in the equestrian contest called a "three-day event"?
10. In classical music, a piano trio usually consists of a piano and which two other instruments?

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