Top Trivia Questions and Answers
Top Trivia Quiz Questions Part 1
1) Which country was once Rhodesia?
2) This kind of music is written in 3/4 time and is meant to be danced to:
The waltz is derived from popular peasant dances of Austria and Bavaria.
3) In geography, the island community Martha’s Vineyard is located in which state, Maine or Massachusetts?
4) When referring to an important person, the acronym “BMOC” stands for what?
A) Be Mindful Or Concerned
B) Birds Mice Or Cats
C) Big Man On Campus
D) Bat Man Outs Criminals
5) Which French city is the center for the production of fine mustards?
The seeds of European and Asian mustard herbs are ground into a paste with vinegar or oil.
6) If you limn something, you are _______ it.
The word limn comes from the French “enluminer,” which means to make light.
7) What do you call the semi-circular vertical channels carved along the length of a column?
Answer: Flutes (or fluting)
8) The orbits of comets are ___
9) Pratibha Patil was the first female President of which country?
10) What year was the first Woolworth’s store opened?
Frank W. Woolworth opened the first five-and-dime store in Utica, New York, on February 22, 1879, but soon after its opening, the store failed. Only after opening another store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in June 1879 did Woolworth meet success with his chain. The last Woolworth’s store closed in 1997.
11) In blood types, AB is considered to be the Universal Recipient, which type is the Universal Donor?
D) A negative
12) In music, what boy band sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXV?
Answer: Backstreet Boys
13) Which of the following terms does not relate to winter sports?
A) Triple axel
C) Ice Cube
Despite his wintry moniker, Ice Cube has nothing to do with winter sports; he’s a rap musician noted for his contributions to the gangsta style.
14) What is curacao?
A) Hot curry spice
B) Liqueur made of oranges
C) Brazilian parrot stew
D) Aged cheese
E) Unsweetened chocolate
It takes its name from Curacao, the island off of Venezuela where it was first made.
15) Which branch of the arts brought international fame to Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev?
C) Musical composition
Top Trivia Quiz Questions Part 2
16) In fashion, which New York socialite’s designer jean label featured a swan as an emblem?
Answer: Gloria Vanderbilt
17) How many operational space shuttles were built by NASA?
18) When did the United States launch its first satellite?
Answer: The first United States satellite was the Explorer 1, launched on Jan. 31,1958, almost four months after Sputnik
19) What is the popular name for the Central Criminal Court in London?
Answer: Old Bailey
20) Which book features a love triangle among Ellen Olenska, Newland Archer & May Welland?
A) Portrait of a Lady
B) The Edwardians
C) The Age of Innocence
D) A Room with a View
E) The Gilded Age
This book is a satirical look at upper class life in New York City in the middle 19th century.
21) What city took over from Istanbul in 1923 as the capital of Turkey?
22) At its normal size, the appendix is approximately how large?
The appendix is a finger-sized tube attached to the large intestine. Its function is unknown, but the appendix does contain some immune cells, which help defend the body from infection. Appendicitis, which occurs most frequently in young adults, is a painful (and potentially dangerous) inflammation of the appendix.
23) What marsupial attracts its mate by belching?
Answer: The koala bear. This animal has an extremely slow metabolic rate and sleeps from 16-20 hours a day.
24) Who was the author of the book Lolita
Answer: Vladimir Nabokov
25) There are two Frankfurt in Germany. Which one is the main transportation hub?
A) Frankfurt am Main
B) Frankfurt an der Oder
26) The time of rotation of the earth on its axis is about:
A) 24 hours
B) 12 hours
C) 1 year
27) In nuclear fusion, two smaller hydrogen nuclei join to form one larger:
A) Oxygen nucleus
C) Helium nucleus
28) The concentration of a force is called:
B) Mass intensity
29) An example of a chemical change or reaction is:
A) Mixing salt in water
B) Burning wood
C) Defrosting frozen food
30) When raising the forearm, the biceps muscle:
Top Trivia Quiz Questions Part 3
31) Which guitar maker produced the Stratocaster?
Answer: Leo Fender
32) During which months does Ramadan, the Muslim period of fasting, take place?
Answer: May and June.
33) Sumerian civilization produced the first
A) coined money.
B) Examples of warfare among people.
C) Monotheistic religion.
D) Written law code.
E) Mass literacy.
34) In Australia which city’s citizens could read The Barrier Miner over breakfast in 1888?
Answer: Broken Hill’s
35) In UK which of the five original Cinque Ports has a name describing a snack?
36) In the Netherlands, all governments since 1945 have been Coalition. True or False
37) What do you call a grouping of hens?
Answer: A brood
38) Who was the only US president to ever use nuclear weapons in an act of war?
Answer: Harry S. Truman
39) What Seattle-based company is the largest airplane manufacturer in the world?
Answer: Boeing (“If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going.”)
40) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo set the boundary between
A) The U.S. and Canada
b) The U.S. and Mexico
C) Canada and Oregon
D) Texas and New Mexico