Unique Trivia Questions and Answers
Unique Trivia Questions and Answers Part 1
1) During what war was the Battle of Bosworth Field fought?
Answer: War of the Roses
2) Which country is the world’s second-largest energy consumer?
B) United States
3) This island nation’s capital is Valletta:
Malta’s largest city is Sliema, with a population of over 20,000.
4) Who was the President of Mexico in 2000?
A) Enrique Diaz
B) Guillermo Ortiz
C) Ernesto Zedillo
D) Carlos Ruiz
5) First attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, the expression “good to the last drop” was later adopted by which brand of coffee?
Answer: Maxwell House
6) Two of the main passes of the Alps share a name. These two passes are known as the Great and Little what?
A) St. Bernard
B) St. Gotthard
7) Most of the Great Wall of China was constructed during what Chinese dynasty?
8) What is the capital of Mongolia?
9) Which insects use the substance propolis to glue together their homes?
The waxy substance, also called bee glue, is collected from the buds of certain trees.
10) What meteorologist pioneered the concept of continental drift?
Answer: Alfred L. Wegener
Alfred L. Wegener (1880-1930), who named the ancient supercontinent Pangaea.
11) How can you sense a pheromone?
Pheromones are chemical scents released to produce a response in another organism.
12) In which US state can you find Einstein’s brain?
A) New York
B) New Jersey
13) By what name is the collection of Egyptian tombs across the Nile from Luxor better known?
Answer: Valley of the Kings
14) The nearest star to earth apart from the sun is:
A) Alpha Crucis
B) Alpha Centauri
C) Southern Cross
15) Who fought in the Hundred Years War?
Answer: France – England
France and England were officially at war from 1334 to 1453, but during much of that time they fought few battles. It was not until 1565 that the English were forced out of Calais, their last foothold on the French mainland.
Unique Trivia Questions and Answers Part 2
16) Atmospheric pressure at sea level is greater than on top of mountains. This is because:
A) There is more air in a given area at sea level
B) There is less at sea level due to sea breezes
C) Water evaporates to a vapor increasing the density of the air at sea level
17) What method of organizing library books was named for a librarian at Amherst College?
Answer: The Dewey Decimal System
18) Pick the correct statement:
A) Enthalpy change is the heat lost or gained during a chemical reaction.
B) Entropy change is the heat that is lost or gained in a chemical reaction.
19) Which activity will make you most likely to catch a common cold?
A) Spending time outdoors in cold weather
B) Drinking coffee
C) Riding on an airplane
D) Watching holiday specials on TV
The common cold is most efficiently spread in crowded indoor areas such as airplanes.
20) In a combination type of chemical reaction, magnesium and oxygen are heated and combined to make:
A) Magnesium sulfate
B) Magnesium oxide
C) Manganese dioxide
21) What game are you playing if you have the option to fold, call or raise?
A) Gin rummy
You can either hold the best hand or bluff your way through.
22) Food passes through our digestive tracts even when lying down due to:
C) Absorption in the intestine
23) Which Shakespeare play features Arden Forest?
A) As You Like It
C) The Tempest
24) Who became conductor of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the age of 25 in 1980?
Answer: Simon Rattle
25) What red-crested finch is the state bird of seven different states?
26) What is the name of the Greek version of the Old Testament?
Answer: The Septuagint.
27) What religion was founded by Prince Gautama Siddhartha?
28) What is the chemical symbol for iron?
29) What is the largest continent in the world?
30) Which Viking came first?
A) Eric the Red
B) Leif Ericsson
Eric was in fact Leif’s father. Eric the Red sailed to Iceland and then to Greenland. Leif Ericsson explored the Eastern shores of Northern North America over 400 years before Christopher Columbus was even born.
Unique Trivia Questions and Answers Part 3
31) Which former electrician became president of Poland in 1990?
Answer: Lech Walesa
32) When was the first Roman Catholic mission established in Sydney – 1788, 1793, or 1803?
33) In chemistry, the corrosion-resistant metals of the platinum group are called:
A) Noble metals
B) Valence elements
C) Inert metals
D) Mendeleevium elements
E) Salt-free metals
This group includes precious metals like gold, silver, and sometimes rhenium.
34) Which range of hills forms a natural border between England and Scotland?
35) What Commonwealth country owns Baffin Island?
36) Squirrels, beavers, chipmunks and porcupines are all rodents.
37) In 1962 a black man applied for admission to the all-white University of Mississippi. A federal court ordered the university to desegregate, but the governor of Mississippi defied the order and tried to prevent the man from enrolling. The Kennedy administration sent federal marshals with the student when he enrolled. What was the student’s name?
A) James Meredith
B) Medgar Evers
C) Jesse Jackson
James Meredith became the first black student at the University of Mississippi. He has been involved in various civil rights and political activities over the years.[CR][CR]Medgar Evers was the NAACP field officer in Mississippi. On June 12, 1963, he was killed by a gunman in front of his home.
38) What do you call a grouping of magpies?
Answer: a tiding
39) What animal is part of the weasel family and has a particular interest in honey?
Answer: The honey badger. This animal is actually interested in feeding on the bee larvae within the honey rather than the honey itself. They are known to be fearless and are very dangerous adversaries. It has a symbiotic relationship with a bird named the honey guide which directs the honey badger to the nearest beehive with its song. The honey guide feeds on the leftover wax and larvae.
40) Which New York City Police Commissioner later became president?
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt
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