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Trivia Questions

  1. Albert Einstein was once offered the Presidency of which country?
  2. Which bird has a super-strength skull to prevent brain injuries?
  3. Which fictional boarding school is the primary setting for the Harry Potter books?
  4. What’s longer, a nautical mile or a mile?
  5. What fruit is the most eaten fruit in the world?
  6. Which country is made up of 26 cantons?




  7. We have one, a leach has 32 - what?
  8. In which film did father and son actors Will and Jaden Smith first appear together?
  9. The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by which Italian artist?
  10. In which Italian city did modern pizza first evolve from similar flatbread dishes in the 18th century?
  11. Which city is the capital and most-populated city in the Australian state of Victoria?
  12. The Reverend William Webb Ellis famously attended which public school?
  13. The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in which European city?
  14. Who is considered the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
  15. Who was mother of Queen Elizabeth I?
  16. In which year did it become law to wear a seatbelt in the UK?
  17. Who first coined the phrase "the world is your oyster"?
  18. In Only Fools and Horses what is Del Boy's version of the phrase "the world is your oyster"?
  19. In the nursery rhyme, how many men did the grand old Duke of York have?
  20. What is the smallest ocean in the world?
  21. What animal causes the most power cuts in the US?
  22. What was the name of the coffee shop in the TV series Friends?
  23. Which novel is the most famous written by French author Gaston Leroux?
  24. What shape past are conchigliette and conchiglioni?
  25. Can you name the second largest European peninsula by area, after the Scandinavian Peninsula?
  26. What was the name of Ronnie Barker’s character in Porridge?
  27. Cynophobia ‌is the fear of what?
  28. What links the passenger airliner Concorde to the first single to be released by the band Oasis?
  29. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
  30. Which country changed its name to Myanmar in 1989?
  31. How many moons does Mars have?
  32. Billund, a town in Jutland, Denmark, is best known for what?
  33. What is the only flying mammal?
  34. What is the special skill of a funambulist?
  35. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on a nerve in which part of the body?
  36. Who is the only host country not to win gold at its own Summer Olympics?
  37. Officially, how many continents are there?
  38. Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to the USA?
  39. What item of furniture is mensa in Latin?
  40. Who created the acronym EPCOT, which stands for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow'?

Answers:

  1. Israel
  2. Woodpecker
  3. Hogwarts
  4. A nautical mile (1.15 miles)
  5. Tomatoes
  6. Switzerland
  7. Brains
  8. The Pursuit of Happiness
  9. Leonardo da Vinci
  10. Naples
  11. Melbourne
  12. Rugby (supposed inventor of rugby football)
  13. Rome (Italy)
  14. Thomas Jefferson
  15. Anne Boleyn
  16. 1983
  17. William Shakespeare (in The Merry Wives Of Windsor)
  18. The world is your lobster
  19. Ten thousand men (10,000)
  20. Arctic Ocean
  21. Squirrels
  22. Central Perks
  23. The Phantom of the Opera
  24. Shell-shaped
  25. Iberian Peninsula (consisting mostly of Spain and Portugal)
  26. Fletcher (Norman Stanley Fletcher)
  27. Dogs
  28. Supersonic
  29. Marie Curie (1903)
  30. Burma
  31. Two (named Phobos and Deimos)
  32. Lego
  33. Bats
  34. Tightrope walking
  35. Wrist





  36. Canada
  37. Seven (Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica)
  38. France
  39. Table
  40. Walt Disney