Daily Trivia Questions and Answers
Daily Trivia Questions Part 1
1) David Ben Gurion became prime minister of which country in 1948?
2) Who was the author of the book The Tin Drum?
Answer: Gunter Grass
3) Which TV show was not based on true events?
B) Little House on the Prairie
C) Rockford Files
D) The FBI
E) The Waltons
The Rockford Files is an American detective drama with James Garner. The show aired on NBC from September 1974 to January 1980 and has since remained in syndication.
4) Which city is home to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Museum of the Revolution, and the Exhibition of Economic Achievements?
C) St. Petersburg
5) In literature, which British author wrote 1984?
Answer: George Orwell
6) One revolution of the moon around the earth takes about:
A) 30 days
B) 27 days
C) No time, because the moon does not revolve
7) Which of these is a “perfect number”?
8) What are classified by their measurement in degrees as ‘right’, ‘reflex’, ‘obtuse’ or ‘acute’?
9) Hiring your daughter as vice-president is called:
10) The rate of change of speed is called:
11) Which word is not a term for a type of fool?
A newt is a type of amphibian.
12) Filtration is used to separate:
A) Soluble mixtures in water
B) Insoluble substances from water
13) Which modern Australian building is made up of a series of large concrete “shells” or “sails”?
Answer: The Sydney Opera House
14) Which of these are not scientifically classified as fish?
A) Sea horse and eel
B) Jellyfish and lungfish
C) Starfish and jellyfish
15) How fast can dragonflies fly?
A) 30 mph
B) 10 mph
C) 20 mph
D) 40 mph
E) 50 mph
16) Which is the only straight-shaped member of the saxophone family in common use?
Answer: Soprano saxophone
17) In art, the Louvre Museum’s “Foyer of the Dance” is a work by which artist known for his paintings of ballerinas?
Answer: Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas
18) “Boston Crab” is a term used in which sport?
19) More than 90 percent of ________, the capital of Poland, was destroyed in World War II, but the city’s historic Old Town section was painstakingly restored.
Poland’s capital and largest city, Warsaw, was mostly destroyed during World War II. With the fall of communism in 1989 and an economic boom in the 1990s, Warsaw has grown rapidly to become a financial and cultural center of eastern Europe.
20) What is a gradual decrease of a Tempo called?
21) What TV series did James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming involve himself with?
Answer: Man From U.N.C.L.E.
22) What deadly disease was known as Colonial Fever?
23) The only animal listed that is a vegetarian is the:
The big ape eats leaves, stalks and bamboo shoots.
24) What flows from the Black Forest to the Black Sea and is the second-longest river in Europe?
25) What operatic heroine commits suicide on her father’s sword?
C) Madame Butterfly
Daily Trivia Questions Part 2
26) In computing, a kilobyte is 1,000 bytes.
27) Which type of steerable balloon airship is named for the German count who invented it?
28) What do you call a grouping of ducks?
Answer: A brace, paddling or team of ducks
29) In what country was Nostradamus was born?
30) Which president’s 135 words made for the briefest inauguration speech in American history?
Answer: George Washington
31) Do any mammals lay eggs?
Answer: Yes, both the spiny anteater and the duck-billed platypus are mammals and lay eggs.
32) What German speaking region of Czechoslovakia did Hitler desire by the end of the 1930’s?
Hitler took the Sudetenland claiming ethnic Germans were being mistreated.
33) In which galaxy do we live?
Answer: The Milky Way
34) In chemistry, the melting point and the freezing point are:
A) 32 apart
B) The same temperature
C) Flash points
D) 100 apart
E) Where explosions occur
The temperature that a substance freezes is also the temperature that it melts.
35) What is the capital of Syria?
36) What bank’s 600-foot London building towers over the City?
Answer: National Westminster’s
37) Which statement is true?
A) Falling stars are comets.
B) Falling stars are asteroids.
C) Falling stars are meteors.
38) Which is larger?
A) A galaxy
B) A universe
C) A solar system
The universe is the largest thing there is. It is everything. A galaxy is an ensemble of hundreds of millions of stars–astronomers estimate that there are about 125 billion galaxies in the universe. A solar system is a group of celestial bodies orbiting a star.
39) The fastest running insect is a(n):
A) Army ant
C) Stag beetle
40) What animal can be trained to detect various forms of cancers in humans?
Answer: The dog
Dog nose prints are actually as unique as human fingerprints and can also be used for identification.
41) Factors which affect the reaction time of the driver are:
A) Engine power and brake condition
B) Driver’s age and alcohol consumption
C) Tire and road conditions
42) What scandal was the Tower Commission set up to investigate in 1986?
Answer: Iran-Contra Affair
43) Molecules are made up from two or more ___
44) Who was the king of England during World War II?
A) George VI
B) James II
C) William IV
D) Edward VIII
E) Charles I
His visits to bombed areas, war plants and theaters of war helped keep up British morale.
45) Amphibians live:
A) Breathe with both gills and lungs simultaneously
B) The early part of their lives in water and the latter part of their lives on land
C) live on both land and in water for their whole lives
46) In history, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 signaled the end of what war?
Answer: World War 1
47) Which modern instrument was developed from the sackbut?
48) What European capital lies on both banks of the Vistula River?
49) Who wrote Hard Times?
Answer: Charles Dickens.
50) A “hirsute” person is very:
Someone with hirsutism has an abnormally heavy growth of body hair
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