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Quiz of firsts for week one of 2012

In this, the first week of the new year, Head2Head trivia is celebrating with some famous firsts.

Three-time winner Michael Flynn is looking at starting an actual streak, but to get there, he has to defeat a new opponent. Kim Jones is a new mother whose favorite TV show is "Jeopardy!" This could be interesting.


1. Who was the first U.S. president to be inaugurated in Washington?

2. Name the first person to win two Nobel Prizes.

3. Who was the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest?

4. What state was the first to ratify the Constitution?

5. Who was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction?

6. In 1954, Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to do what in under four minutes?

7. What was the first James Bond feature film?

8. What was Elvis Presley's first No. 1 hit?

9. Whose expedition of 1519-22 was the first to circumnavigate the globe?

10. Who spoke the first words on a telephone?


1. Jefferson

2. The guy who invented penicillin?

3. Edmund Hillary

4. Delaware

5. Edith Wharton

6. Hold his breath. Oh ... under? Oops.

7. "Dr. No." Big James Bond fan here.

8. "Jailhouse Rock"

9. Ponce de Leon

10. Alexander Graham Bell


1. Not sure, but I'm going with John Adams.

2. Marie Curie

3. It was Sir Edmund Hillary with his guide, Tenzing Norgay.

4. Delaware. It's on the license plate.

5. I'm guessing on this one. Toni Morrison?

6. Run the mile.

7. "Dr. No"

8. I'll say "Blue Suede Shoes."

9. I think it might be Magellan.

10. Pretty sure it's Alexander Graham Bell.


With a streak on the line, this week's trivia turned out to be a bit of a nail-biter. Kim was a feisty contender with her "Jeopardy!" acquired knowledge, but in the end, she fell short of defeating Michael. Our champion now has four wins under his belt and will return next week looking to extend it. The question is, can he do it? Stay tuned.


1. Thomas Jefferson

2. Marie Curie

3. Sir Edmund Hillary

4. Delaware

5. Edith Wharton

6. Run a mile

7. "Dr. No"

8. "Heartbreak Hotel"

9. Ferdinand Magellan

10. Alexander Graham Bell