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?
5. Who was the first female U.S. Secretary of State?
Answer: Madeleine Albright.
6. Name the first manned space flight program:
7. According to a common phrase, if you are very sure of something, you can “bet your bottom” what?
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?
10. Which company has used the ad slogan, “Moving at the speed of business”?
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11. What is the first name of General Stonewall Jackson?
12. Which game is played for money in the square outside Harvard University, known as the Harvard square?
13. Which of these specialized forms of writing is traditionally used by secretaries?
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?
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?
18. The ‘apsaras’ were born of one of the elements. Name which:
19. What Shakespeare character says “Good night, sweet prince” to Hamlet?
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.
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21. Which country invented playing cards?
22. According to the title of a 1984 Tina Turner song, “What’s Love Got to Do With” what?
23. Harold Bluetooth was king of which country?
24. Which country invented whisky?
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?
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?
29. In which country was the Battle of Waterloo fought?
30. Name the cultivation of dwarf trees and plants:
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31. In the 1780s, what group of Massachusetts residents revolted during Shays Rebellion?
32. What was the first U.S. state with speed limit signs?
33. What is the meaning of captious?
34. A toboggan is best used on which surfaces?
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?
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41. What was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution?
42. Which is China’s most populous city?
43. Which of these Spanish explorers sought the fabled “Seven Cities of Gold”?
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?
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?
50. Which emperor’s personal sword was named Joyeuse?
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51. In which year Burma was separated from British India?
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?
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?
56. In 1980, which U.S. city presented Saddam Hussein with a Key to the City?
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?
59. In what year did construction of the Berlin Wall begin?
60. Which day of the year is observed as the World Environment Day?
Answer: 5th June.
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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:
64. Which of these terms is often used to describe a mischievous trick or a prank?
65. In what year was the U.S. Monroe Doctrine introduced?
66. Which is Europe’s longest river?
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:
70. What European capital lies on both banks of the Vistula River?
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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?
73. According to a common phrase, a sad or dejected person is said to be ‘down in the” what?
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?
78. A tape recorder can be placed anywhere in a room except near a:
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?
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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?
83. Tenochtitlan was the capital of which civilization?
Answer: The Aztecs.
84. How many identified natural satellites does Jupiter have?
85. The tango, in its present form, emerged from what country in the late 19th century?
86. Which former U.S. state governor was born James George Janos?
Answer: Jesse Ventura.
87. For which fruit is Seville, in Spain famous?
88. If you authoritatively tell someone to do something, you are said to be “laying down the” what?
89. Who was King Arthur’s wife?
90. If you have read all James Bond of Ian Fleming’s, how many books will you have read?
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91. Which of the following religions follows the teachings of a 19th-century Persian nobleman?
92. In what year was the summit of Mount Everest first reached?
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?
96. What is the derivation of the word ‘salary’?
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.