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50 Easy Questions

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  1. How many valves does the heart have? ANSWER... four
  2. What is the name of the traditional Japanese art of paper folding? ANSWER... origami
  3. Who was the infamous dictator of Iraq from 1979 to 2003? ANSWER... Saddam Hussein
  4. What name was given to the bubonic plague pandemic that occurred in Europe in the 14th century? ANSWER... The Black Death
  5. What is the name of the world's largest coral reef system off the east coast of Australia? ANSWER... Great Barrier Reef
  6. In the popular children's song "It's Raining, It's Pouring" what was the "old man" doing? ANSWER... snoring
  7. What form of transport can have a glass bottom? ANSWER... a boat
  8. What is the name of America's most famous horse race? ANSWER... The Kentucky Derby
  9. What is the traditional rice dish of Spain called? ANSWER... paella
  10. Who wrote the famous novel Animal Farm? ANSWER... George Orwell
  11. Reggae is music that originated in which country in the late 1960s? ANSWER... Jamaica
  12. Daniel Radcliffe is most famous for playing which character? ANSWER... Harry Potter
  13. Which planet in our solar system has the most moons? ANSWER... Jupiter
  14. Which country is known as the "Land of the Rising Sun"? ANSWER... Japan
  15. What can follow pea to give a name of a colour? ANSWER... green (pea green)
  16. The Hare Krishna mantra is a sacred utterance in which religion? ANSWER... Hinduism
  17. In what year did World War II end? ANSWER... 1945
  18. What is the most populous US state? ANSWER... California
  19. What is the name of the longest river in Asia? ANSWER... Yangtze River
  20. The name of which African animal means "river horse"? ANSWER... Hippopotamus
  21. What large island is located 150 miles to the south of mainland Australia? ANSWER... Tasmania
  22. As of 2023, Justin Trudeau was the Prime Minister of which country? ANSWER... Canada
  23. What nickname might you give a person who reads a lot? ANSWER... bookworm
  24. What organs of the body have lids? ANSWER... the eyes
  25. Who has won the most Olympic gold medals of all time? ANSWER... Michael Phelps
  26. Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States as a gift? ANSWER... France
  27. What's the only bird that can swim but can't fly? ANSWER... penguin
  28. Levocardia refers to the most common location of what organ of the human body? ANSWER... the heart
  29. Which island is the largest in the world? ANSWER... Greenland
  30. What day is celebrated in most countries on the third Sunday of June? ANSWER... Father's Day
  31. Who discovered the Law of Gravity? ANSWER... Isaac Newton
  32. Which large bay forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean? ANSWER... Bay of Bengal
  33. There are 118 elements in what table? ANSWER... the periodic table
  34. The name of what South American country comes from the equator? ANSWER... Ecuador
  35. What is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature? ANSWER... mercury
  36. What, beginning with the letter 'l', is a soothing song played for children? ANSWER... lullaby
  37. Name the world's biggest ocean? ANSWER... Pacific
  38. A joiner works with what natural material? ANSWER... wood
  39. What is the part that remains in the ground called when a tree is cut down? ANSWER... a stump
  40. What does IQ stand for? ANSWER... intelligence quotient
  41. What is the chemical name for table salt? ANSWER... sodium chloride
  42. What is Alexander Graham Bell's most famous invention? ANSWER... the telephone
  43. What is the largest animal in the world? ANSWER... blue whale
  44. Deoxyribonucleic acid is better known as what? ANSWER... DNA
  45. What is the tallest mountain in Africa? ANSWER... Mount Kilimanjaro
  46. In which film does Whoopi Goldberg dress up as a nun? ANSWER... Sister Act
  47. What is the name given to Indian food cooked in a clay oven over charcoal? ANSWER... Tandoori
  48. According to a well-known phrase, a person who takes chances is "going out on a" what? ANSWER... limb
  49. Flu is the short name for which illness? ANSWER... influenza
  50. What is the capital of Finland? ANSWER... Helsinki