100 Trivia Questions and Answers

100 Trivia Questions and Answers


100 Trivia Questions and Answers


Trivia Questions Part 1


1. In 1996, what astronaut set an American record by logging 188 days in space on the Russian space station Mir?
Answer: Shannon Lucid.


2. Who was the first U.S. Vice President to resign from office?
Answer: John C. Calhoun.


3. What is the meaning egregious?
Answer: Outstandingly bad.


4. Members of a “color guard” traditionally are responsible for which of these items?
Answer: flags.


5. Who was the first female U.S. Secretary of State?
Answer: Madeleine Albright.


6. Name the first manned space flight program:
Answer: Vostok.


7. According to a common phrase, if you are very sure of something, you can “bet your bottom” what?
Answer: dollar.


8. Who attempted to assassinate Edwin (Ted) Walker on April 10, 1963?
Answer: Lee Harvey Oswald.


9. In which country is basketball the national game?
Answer: USA.


10. Which company has used the ad slogan, “Moving at the speed of business”?
Answer: UPS.


Trivia Quizzes Part 2


11. What is the first name of General Stonewall Jackson?
Answer: Thomas.


12. Which game is played for money in the square outside Harvard University, known as the Harvard square?
Answer: Chess.


13. Which of these specialized forms of writing is traditionally used by secretaries?
Answer: shorthand.


14. The Charge of the Light Brigade was a battle fought during which war?
Answer: Crimean War.


15. What is the former African state of Nyasaland now called?
Answer: Malawi.


16. In the original series of Nancy Drew books, what kind of car does Nancy usually drive?
Answer: blue roadster.


17. In 1986, the People Power Revolution took place in which country?
Answer: Philippines.


18. The ‘apsaras’ were born of one of the elements. Name which:
Answer: Water.


19. What Shakespeare character says “Good night, sweet prince” to Hamlet?
Answer: Horatio.


20. Which African leader is the only person in history to have addressed both the League of Nations and the UN?
Answer: Haile Selassie I.


Trivia Questions Part 3


21. Which country invented playing cards?
Answer: China.


22. According to the title of a 1984 Tina Turner song, “What’s Love Got to Do With” what?
Answer: It.


23. Harold Bluetooth was king of which country?
Answer: Denmark.


24. Which country invented whisky?
Answer: China.


25. Before forming the band Captain & Tennille, Daryl Dragon was the keyboard player for what rock group?
Answer: The Beach Boys.


26. In 1952, Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of which country?
Answer: Israel.


27. Astigmatism, an eye defect, is caused by a defect in the curvature of the lens. It results in:
Answer: Distorted images.


28. In the title of a 1965 song, the Supremes order the man to “Stop! In the Name of” what?
Answer: Love.


29. In which country was the Battle of Waterloo fought?
Answer: Belgium.


30. Name the cultivation of dwarf trees and plants:
Answer: Bonsai.


Random trivia Questions Part 4


31. In the 1780s, what group of Massachusetts residents revolted during Shays Rebellion?
Answer: farmers.


32. What was the first U.S. state with speed limit signs?
Answer: Oregon.


33. What is the meaning of captious?
Answer: Fault-finding.


34. A toboggan is best used on which surfaces?
Answer: snow.


35. Which empire was founded by Otto I in 962?
Answer: Holy Roman Empire.


36. The term ‘checkmate’ has originated from the Persian words ‘shah mat’. What does this mean?
Answer: The king is dead.


37. In the book and movie The Bridges of Madison County, Robert Kincaid is a photographer for what magazine?
Answer: National Geographic.


38. Who was the first woman in space?
Answer: Valentina Tereshkova.


39. Name the aircraft which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945:
Answer: Enola Gay.


40. The age of a horse is commonly determined by examining which part of its body?
Answer: teeth.


Trivia Quiz Questions Part 5


41. What was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution?
Answer: Delaware.


42. Which is China’s most populous city?
Answer: Shanghai.


43. Which of these Spanish explorers sought the fabled “Seven Cities of Gold”?
Answer: Coronado.


44. Who was U.S. Vice President under Abraham Lincoln?
Answer: Andrew Johnson.


45. Which is the fastest moving fish in the world?
Answer: Atlantic Sailfish.


46. What is the capital of Morocco?
Answer: Rabat.


47. Who shot and killed Jesse James?
Answer: Robert Ford.


48. What is the meaning of crepuscular?
Answer: Like twilight.


49. In the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, where does Tom Ripley travel to locate Dickie Greenleaf?
Answer: Italy.


50. Which emperor’s personal sword was named Joyeuse?
Answer: Charlemagne.


Online Trivia Questions Part 6


51. In which year Burma was separated from British India?
Answer: 1937.


52. Who was the first U.S. president to make an official visit outside the country while in office?
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt.


53. Which Carthaginian general led his army across the Alps with elephants?
Answer: Hannibal.


54. Which Judo player retired undefeated with 203 wins?
Answer: Yasuhiro Yamashita.


55. By definition, what is the term for the horse that comes in second in a race?
Answer: place.


56. In 1980, which U.S. city presented Saddam Hussein with a Key to the City?
Answer: Detroit.


57. Who was the conqueror of the Aztecs of Mexico in the 16th century?
Answer: Hernán Cortés.


58. Kalamata and Picholine are popular varieties of what food?
Answer: olives.


59. In what year did construction of the Berlin Wall begin?
Answer: 1961.


60. Which day of the year is observed as the World Environment Day?
Answer: 5th June.


Trivia Questions Part 7


61. In 1970, four students were killed by National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at which of the following U.S. universities?
Answer: Kent State.


62. Who was the mother of King James 1 of England?
Answer: Mary, Queen of Scots.


63. Name the dog who travelled in Russia’s Sputnik 1:
Answer: Laika.


64. Which of these terms is often used to describe a mischievous trick or a prank?
Answer: monkeyshine.


65. In what year was the U.S. Monroe Doctrine introduced?
Answer: 1823.


66. Which is Europe’s longest river?
Answer: Volga.


67. Alvin Ailey created the 1971 dance solo ‘Cry’ specifically for what dancer-choreographer?
Answer: Judith Jamison.


68. Ferdinand Porsche designed which car that was launched in 1937?
Answer: Volkswagen Beetle.


69. Cuba’s economy is mainly dependent on:
Answer: Sugar.


70. What European capital lies on both banks of the Vistula River?
Answer: Warsaw.


General Trivia questions and Answers Part 8


71. The Varangian Guard served and protected the rulers of what empire?
Answer: Byzantine Empire.


72. Which is the country of domicile of Giant Pandas?
Answer: China.


73. According to a common phrase, a sad or dejected person is said to be ‘down in the” what?
Answer: mouth.


74. Who was Vice President of the Confederate States of America?
Answer: Alexander Stephens.


75. What is the meaning of cognomen?
Answer: Family name.


76. Which casino games is also known as the “one-armed bandit”?
Answer: slot machine.


77. The end of the Pony Express was in which California town?
Answer: Sacramento.


78. A tape recorder can be placed anywhere in a room except near a:
Answer: Magnet.


79. In 1775, if two lights shone in the Old North Church, what ‘sea’ would the British be crossing?
Answer: Charles River.


80. In what year did the Gunfight at the OK Corral take place?
Answer: 1881.


Trivia Questions Part 9


81. Which day of the year is observed as the World Health Day?
Answer: 7th April.


82. Which of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse carries a set of scales?
Answer: Famine.


83. Tenochtitlan was the capital of which civilization?
Answer: The Aztecs.


84. How many identified natural satellites does Jupiter have?
Answer: 16.


85. The tango, in its present form, emerged from what country in the late 19th century?
Answer: Argentina.


86. Which former U.S. state governor was born James George Janos?
Answer: Jesse Ventura.


87. For which fruit is Seville, in Spain famous?
Answer: Oranges.


88. If you authoritatively tell someone to do something, you are said to be “laying down the” what?
Answer: law.


89. Who was King Arthur’s wife?
Answer: Guinevere.


90. If you have read all James Bond of Ian Fleming’s, how many books will you have read?
Answer: 13.


Trivia Questions with Answers Part 10


91. Which of the following religions follows the teachings of a 19th-century Persian nobleman?
Answer: Bahá’í.


92. In what year was the summit of Mount Everest first reached?
Answer: 1953.


93. Name the first Bible printed from movable type:
Answer: Mazarin Bible.


94. According to a popular phrase, a person leading a lifestyle of self-indulgence is heading “down the” what?
Answer: primrose path.


95. Which U.S. state was first to elect a woman to Congress?
Answer: Montana.


96. What is the derivation of the word ‘salary’?
Answer: Salarium.


97. Whose U.S. presidential campaign used the slogan “Return to normalcy”?
Answer: Warren G. Harding.


98. Who did FBI agents shoot outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934?
Answer: John Dillinger.


99. The title of a 1961 Broadway musical tells you How to Succeed in Business Without what?
Answer: Really Trying.


100. Who killed Billy the Kid?
Answer: Sheriff Pat Garrett.


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