Multiple Choice Trivia Questions
1) Which of the following ingredients is not normally used to brew beer?
2) Which location is further east?
A) New York, New York, USA
B) Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile is 70.40° west and New York is 74.01° west, placing Santiago (near the Pacific Ocean in South America) many miles east of New York City. Many people do not realize that South America is southeast of North America and not directly south.
3) Substances that have a definite size and shape, and vibrating particles that are close together are:
4) What is the most densely populated U.S. state?
B) New Jersey
C) Rhode Island
5) King Philip II of Macedonia was assassinated in 336 B.C. and was succeeded by his son. Who was he?
A) Alexander the Great
B) Philip III
D) Antigonus II
Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle and ruled from 356-323 B.C.
6) What group did Stephen Stills leave to form Crosby, Stills & Nash?
A) The Yardbirds
B) The Spencer Davis Band
C) Buffalo Springfield
D) Blind Faith
7) Kazakhstan lies at approximately the same latitude as which other country?
8) Albert Einstein was a scientist famous for his work on physics. Where was he born?
B) United States
9) Where in the US is the “Petrified Forest”?
10) Which former house painter began the Cubist movement with Picasso?
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11) Is the equator the line between the north and the south poles on Earth?
12) Our solar system resides _______ of the Milky Way galaxy.
A) About 2/3 of the way out from the center
B) About 1/3 of the way out from the center
C) About 1/4 of the way out from the center
13) Which former French colony was the first to achieve independence in Sub-Saharan Africa in 1958?
D) Central African Republic
14) How fast can an ostrich run?
A) 25 km/hr (15 mph)
B) 50 km/hr (30 mph)
C) 65 km/hr (40 mph)
The ostrich can run faster than any other bird. It sometimes reaches speeds of up to 65 km/hr (40 mph).
15) Balanced forces act on objects that are:
B) In motion
C) Rising or falling
16) Which Caribbean island has the greatest area?
C) Puerto Rico
The 114,524 square mile island has three mountain regions, but is mostly gently rolling terrain.
17) Zulia is a province of which country?
18) Who painted “The Garden of Earthly Delights”?
A) Salvador Dali
B) Francisco Goya
D) Hieronymus Bosch
The 16th century artist is hailed as a forerunner of 20th century surrealism.
19) On the TV sitcom Seinfeld, what is Kramer’s first name?
20) Which style of art was produced in, or under the influence of, the Eastern Roman Empire?
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21) A country that is divided into 22 administrative regions and subdivided into 95 departments is:
The traditional French division into provinces was replaced by a new system in the 1700’s.
22) Which state of the U.S. has recorded the fastest surface wind?
B) New Hampshire
In 1934, a 231 mile per hour wind was recorded on Mt. Washington.
23) The Arrhenius theory describes the sequence wherein atomic orbitals get filled up with electrons.
24) An egg-shaped galaxy is called:
25) Which country will have the highest estimated net increase in population between 1995-2000 (16 million more people)?
26) The jelly-like substance that makes up most of a cell is the:
27) One of these words does not belong. Find the odd word out.
Yet is not an preposition.
28) The Arctic is one of the seven continents of the world.
29) Steven Bochco was a creator of both “L.A. Law” and:
A) Hill Street Blues
B) Life Goes On
C) Cagney and Lacey
D) Law and Order
Several stylistic devices popularized on “Hill Street” were used on “L.A. Law.”
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30) What is the capital of French Polynesia?
31) How much of your vision do you lose if you go blind in one eye?
A) 50 percent
B) 10 percent
C) 35 percent
D) 20 percent
32) What is the origin of the name “America”?
A) From Amerigo Vespucci, famous 15th century explorer.
B) It was given as war compensation from Spain (“amerce”=fine)
C) Named by king Ferdinand II after his favourite stallion
D) From a spanish word meaning “rich plains”
33) Which city was once known as Yeddo?
34) One of these words does not belong with the other three.[cr][cr]Find the odd word out.
35) Weathering by abrasion occurs by agents such as:
B) wind and water
C) Tree roots
36) Which country’s Antarctic claim covers the greatest swath of longitude?
A) New Zealand
D) United Kingdom
37) Goulash is a beef soup associated with this nation:
The dish dates from the 9th century and is named after the nomadic tribes who kept oxen.
38) In what year did Garfield High School become the first Seattle high school with more than 50 percent nonwhite student body?
39) What type of galaxy is the Milky Way galaxy?
40) Which performer received a gold single for the song “Daniel” in 1973?
A) Billy Joel
B) Elton John
C) Michael Jackson
D) Paul Simon
Elton John received his first gold single for “Crocodile Rock” earlier in the same year.