Pre-shows in PowerPoint:
Trivia Questions on a Variety of Topics

            HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING

 

In addition to the slide shows in PowerPoint below (available for downloading and modification), the presentations are now also available in html format (no downloading).  The shows have been designed to be shown to audiences who arrive early for presentations or for individuals seeking trivia challenges.  All include questions about the topic indicated in the title that should be answerable by at least some members of the audience.  The slide shows include images that should be familiar to many and hopefully will be grab the attention of the audience and provide a fun learning experience that makes waiting time fly by.  These shows were designed for audiences of Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) programs (https://mjc.edu/instruction/sme/maps or http://murov.info/maps.htm ) but should be applicable for audiences everywhere with a few modifications (with the exception of the Wonders of Modesto pre-show).  Slides advance automatically (a few are available in manual format) and the length of the pre-shows varies from about 10 minutes to 20 minutes.  The time can be adjusted by deleting slides or adjusting the time that each slide is on the screen.  It is hoped that users find these pre-shows interesting and useful.  Please note that the PowerPoint files are large and can take several minutes to download.  To make comments or suggestions, please send e-mails to Steve Murov murovs@yosemite.edu   http://murov.info/   http://murov.info/resume.htm 
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Sampler of several of the files below. http://murov.info/sampler.pptx
http://murov.info/sampler/sampler.html
Animals, critically endangered http://murov.info/animalsendangered.pptx
http://murov.info/animalsendangered/animalsendangered.html
Animals with unusual features  http://murov.info/animalsunusual.pptx
http://murov.info/animalsunusual/animalsunusual.html
Athletes,  Prominent   
    
athletes of the 21st century
     athletes all time
http://murov.info/athleteexercises.htm (for PowerPoint links)
http://murov.info/athletes21stcent/athletes21stcent.html
http://murov.info/athletesalltime/athletesalltime.html
Birds of North America http://murov.info/birdscommonamerican.pptx
http://murov.info/birdscommonamerican/birdscommonamerican.html
Birthstones (Name the stone and month)
http://murov.info/birthstones.pptx
http://murov.info/birthstones.html
Butterflies of North America http://murov.info/butterfliesamerican.pptx
http://murov.info/butterfliesamerican/butterfliesamerican.html
Chemical Puns http://murov.info/chemicalpuns.pptx 
Chemistry Reaction Exercise
based on Rxn-Map of Org. Chem.
http://murov.info/orgchemrxnexe.htm
http://murov.info/orgchemrxnexe.pptx
http://murov.info/orgchemrxnexe/orgchemrxnexe.html
Climate Change Probe  
 Interactive probe into climate change issues
http://murov.info/climatechangeprobe.htm (for PowerPoint links)
http://murov.info/climatechangeprobeauto/climatechangeprobeauto.html
http://murov.info/climatechangeprobemanual/climatechangeprobemanual.html
Close-up image identification -
a portion of an image is magnified 
http://murov.info/closeupids.ppt 
http://murov.info/closeupids/closeupids.html
Constellations (sky)  http://murov.info/constellations.pptx
http://murov.info/constellations/constellations.html
Dinosaurs  http://murov.info/dinosaurs.pptx
http://murov.info/dinosaurs/dinosaurs.html
Dog Breeds    http://murov.info/Dogbreeds.pptx
http://murov.info/Dogbreeds/Dogbreeds.html
Element quiz (with periodic table) - 
an image and information about elements
http://murov.info/elementquiz.ppt 
http://murov.info/element_quiz/element_quiz.html
Face recognition exercise -
an inverted partial face and then the partial face
http://murov.info/FaceRecognitionExercise.ppt 
http://murov.info/Face_Recognition_Exercise/Face_Recognition_Exercise.html
Famous paintings and artists quiz http://murov.info/FamousPaintings.ppt
http://murov.info/Famous_Paintings/Famous_Paintings.html
Famous scientists identification quiz http://murov.info/namethescientist.ppt
http://murov.info/namescientist/namescientist.html
Fascinating Chemicals (PPT presentation for use during presentation http://murov.info/FascinatingChemicals.ppt
http://murov.info/FascinatingChemicals/FascinatingChemicals.html
Flags and Capitals of countries http://murov.info/flagscapitals.pptx
http://murov.info/flagscapitals/flagscapitals.html
Flowers, popular http://murov.info/flowerspopular.pptx
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ttp://murov.info/flowerspopular/flowerspopular.html
Geography quiz   http://murov.info/Geographyquiz.ppt 
http://murov.info/Geography_quiz/Geography_quiz.html
Historical Events     http://murov.info/historicalevents.pptx 
http://murov.info/historicalevents/historicalevents.html
Identification of Masked Celebrities http://murov.info/unmasked.pptx
http://murov.info/unmasked/unmasked.html
Illustrated U.S. National Anthem -
Star Spangled Banner words with images
http://murov.info/NationalAnthem(U.S.).ppt
http://murov.info/NationalAnthem/NationalAnthem.html
Influential People (Historical)  
The top one runs automatically but is a long for a pre-show and the font size might be a little small for an audience presentation.  For personal use, choose the manual option.
http://murov.info/influentialpeople.pptx  
http://murov.info/influentialpeople/influentialpeople.html

http://murov.info/influentialpeoplemanual.pptx
http://murov.info/influentialpeoplemanual/influentialpeoplemanual.html
Lakes of the World  http://murov.info/lakes.pptx
http://murov.info/lakes/lakes.html
Optical illusions and observations quiz http://murov.info/OpticalIllusionsandObservations.ppt
http://murov.info/OpticalIllusionsObservations/OpticalIllusionsObservations.html
Organic Chemistry Reaction Exercise (not automated)
http://murov.info/orgchemrxnexe.pptx
 Periodic Table - PowerPoint presentation for use during talk on the development of the periodic table http://murov.info/periodictables.pptx
http://murov.info/periodictable/periodictable.html
Puns  http://murov.info/puns.pptx
http://murov.info/puns/puns.html
President naming    http://murov.info/presidentnaming.pptx
http://murov.info/presidentnaming/presidentnaming.html
Rashes   http://murov.info/rashes.pptx
http://murov.info/rashes/rashes.html
Rivers of the World  http://murov.info/rivers.pptx
http://murov.info/rivers/rivers.html
Science Literacy quiz http://murov.info/Scienceliteracyquiz.ppt 
http://murov.info/sciencelitquiz/sciencelitquiz.html
Serendipitous Discoveries   automatic
manual  (each slide requires considerable reading)
http://murov.info/serendipityauto.pptx
http://murov.info/serendipityauto/serendipityauto.html


http://murov.info/serendipityman.pptx
http://murov.info/serendipityman/serendipityman.html
State Capitals http://murov.info/StateCapitals.pptx
http://murov.info/StateCapitals/StateCapitals.html
Wonders of California quiz-
images of famous Northern Calif. locations 
http://murov.info/WondersofCalifornia.ppt
http://murov.info/Wonders_of_California/Wonders_of_California.html
Wonders of Modesto quiz -
images of Modesto places and people
http://murov.info/modestopeopleplaces.ppt   posted 5/8/20
http://murov.info/modestopeopleplaces/modestopeopleplaces.html
An older version is still available but was developed for a different purpose.
http://murov.info/WondersofModesto.ppt
http://murov.info/Wonders_of_Modesto/Wonders_of_Modesto.html
Wonders of the Universe quiz
- astronomical images of the Universe
http://murov.info/WondersoftheUniverse.ppt 
http://murov.info/Wonders_of_the_Universe/Wonders_of_the_Universe.html
Wonders of the World quiz - 
images of natural and human made earth features
http://murov.info/WondersoftheWorld.ppt
http://murov.info/Wonders_of_the_World/Wonders_of_the_World.html
Young celebrity id quiz, the 1st one is the newest, the 3rd contains some morphing - identify celebrities from pictures as youth. http://murov.info/youngcelebquiz2021.pptx  
http://murov.info/youngcelebquiz2021/youngcelebquiz2021.html

http://murov.info/youngcelebquiz.pptx
http://murov.info/youngcelebquiz/youngcelebquiz.html

http://murov.info/youngcelebmorph.pptx
http://murov.info/youngcelebmorph/youngcelebmorph.html
   

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