60-Second Trivia

How well do you know your leadership?

With all that’s going on, time to take 5 minutes for yourself.
COVID-19 will still be there when you return.

So what’s 60-Second Trivia? 
Ten short trivia questions about leadership (or anything remotely related to it).
How long?  5 minutes, max.

So here goes.  There are points, but none of them count. 
Answers follow after the 10 questions.

Question 1
In a Word document that is 8.5” x 11”, with 1” margins all around, and using Calibri 11-point font, how many times can you fit the word “leadership” on the page?
a.    369
b.    378
c.    387
d.    396
e.    405

Question 2
How many “i”s are there in the word “team”?
a.    0
b.    1
c.    2
d.    3
e.    4

Question 3
Who is the leader of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band?
a.    Is he kidding?
b.    Someone my (grand)parents listen to
c.    The Boss
d.    It’s really Patti Scialfa
e.    Okay, Boomer

Question 4
If A = 1 and Z = 26, then L + E + A + D + E + R = ?

Question 5
What is the Japanese word for leader?
a.    盟 主 
b.    はしご 
c.    幼児 
d.    乳房 
e.    バター

Question 6
How many times does the word “leader” appear in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar (Roman leader born 2,100+ years ago)?
a.    0
b.    1
c.    4
d.    11
e.    15

Question 7
What other English words can you make using all the letters that make up the word “leadership”?

Question 8
How many countries have enough letters in their English names to spell the word “leader”?
and
How many countries have enough letters in their English names to spell the word “lead”?

Question 9
Name the governmental leaders of the following countries/places:
a.    Italy
b.    Brazil
c.    Canada
d.    Australia
e.    Tahiti

Bonus Question:  What color appears on the flags of all 5 countries?

Question 10
Who will help see us through the coronavirus pandemic?
a.    I will
b.    We will
c.    All of the above


Answers

Answer to Question 1
In a Word document that is 8.5” x 11”, with 1” margins all around, and using Calibri 11-point font, how many times can you fit the word “leadership” on the page?
a.    369
b.    378
c.    387
d.    396
e.    405
 
Correct Answer:  d.  396

And for those who require proof, here you go:



Answer to Question 2
How many “i”s are there in the word “team”?
a.    0
b.    1
c.    2
d.    3
e.    4

There are 2 correct answers.

It’s often said there’s no “I” in “team”.  So if you said, a. “0”, you get 1 point.
But, that’s not the full answer.
There’s actually 4 “I”s in “team”, as proven here:

So 4 points for you if you guessed that.

And for what it’s worth, there are 9 I’s in “Leadership”.  Go Figure.


Answer to Question 3
Who is the leader of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band?
a.    Is he kidding?
b.    Someone my (grand)parents listen to
c.    The Boss
d.    It’s really Patti Scialfa
e.    Okay, Boomer

1 point if you guessed any of them.
5 points if you guessed all of the them.

Answer to Question 4
If A = 1 and Z = 26, then L + E + A + D + E + R = ?

Correct Answer:  45. 

A = 1 because it’s the first letter of the alphabet.  Z is the 26th.
So given that, L=12, E=5, A=1, D=4, E=5, and R=18.
12 + 5 + 1 + 4 + 5 + 18 = 45

Give yourself 17 points if you got that one.  16 points if you tried.

Answer to Question 5
What is the Japanese word for “leader”?
a.    盟 主
b.    はしご 
c.    幼児 
d.    乳房 
e.    バター

Correct Answer:  a.  盟 主  (Leader – Meishu)

And here are the rest of the items
b.  はしご   (Ladder – Hashigo)
c.  幼児   (Toddler – Yōji)
d.  乳房   (Udder – Chibusa)
e.  バター   (Butter – Batā)

5 points if you guessed answer “a”.  Only 1/2 point if you used Google Translate.
10 points each for guessing the translation of the other words.

Answer to Question 6
How many times does the word “leader” appear in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar (Roman leader born 2,100+ years ago)?
a.    0
b.    1
c.    4
d.    11
e.    15

Correct Answer:  b.  1 time

The only time the word “leader” appears in the play is in the Dramatis Personae (Latin, literally for “Dramatic People”).  It’s the listing of characters before the play. 
In this case: “MARCUS BRUTUS, leader of the conspiracy against Caesar.”

1 point if you had the right answer. 
And 4 points if you knew the definition of Dramatis Personae.
In case you’re curious, you can do your own word count at Project Gutenberg.

Answer to Question 7
What other English words can you make using all the letters that make up the word “leadership”?

Correct Answer:  One word:  Dealership

3 points for getting that right.  0 points if you wear a chicken suit on TV.

Answers to Question 8
First Question
How many countries have enough letters in their English names to spell the word “leader”?

Correct Answer:  2
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Netherlands

17 points if you got both.  10 bonus points if you can find them on a map.

Second Question
How many countries have enough letters in their English names to spell the word “lead”?

Correct Answer:  10
Bangladesh
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Iceland
Ireland
Maldives
Netherlands
New Zealand
Switzerland

Answer to Question 9
Name the governmental leaders of the following countries/places:
a.    Italy – Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
b.    Brazil – President Jair Bolsonaro
c.    Canada – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
d.    Australia – Prime Minister Scott Morrison
e.    Tahiti – President Édouard Fritch (President of French Polynesia)

Bonus Question:  What color appears on the flags of all 5 countries?

Correct Answer:  White (and no arguments from spectral physicists that white is not a true color.)

Answer to Question 10
Who will help see us through the coronavirus pandemic?
a.    I will
b.    We will
c.    All of the above

You know the answer to that one. 
100 points for getting that right.

Be safe, stay healthy, and lead well

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