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50 Trivia Questions

  1. What is a flying fox?
  2. In which historic building would you pass through Traitors' Gate?
  3. Which breed of dog is typically the tallest living dog?
  4. Which dinosaur is thought to have had the longest neck?
  5. How many players are there in a netball team?
  6. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted how long: 30-seconds, 3-minutes, or 30-minutes?




  7. The British and French defeated Russia in which 1850s war?
  8. In football, England first entered the FIFA World Cup in which year?
  9. William Shakespeare was born during the reign of which monarch?
  10. What is Australia's best-known bush ballad and has been described as the country's "unofficial national anthem"?
  11. Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 in which country?
  12. Who lost her heart to a Starhip Trooper in 1978?
  13. Which fruit is eaten most in the world?
  14. Name the largest German state by land area, which comprises roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany?
  15. What did the 'B' stand for in the name of Spice Girls member Mel B?
  16. Which animal has the scientific name Carcharodon carcharias?
  17. At Wimbledon, what colour did white change to in 1986?
  18. The second longest land border in the world is the border shared between which two countries?
  19. Not including the Sun, which planet is the biggest in the solar system?
  20. What can famously be seen on the wall of the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy?
  21. Can you name the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna?
  22. What is bigger, Russia or Africa?
  23. What man's name is given to the machine that generates the numbers for the premium bonds?
  24. The flag of the United States has the highest number of stars at 50, followed by the flag of which country with 27 stars?
  25. Which muscle with three heads run along the back of the upper arm in humans?
  26. In forest ecology, what word refers to the uppermost spreading branchy layer of a forest?
  27. Which fictional character played by Carl Weather did Rocky fight in Rocky 1 and Rocky 2?
  28. Which country has the largest population of feral camels and the only herd of wild dromedary camels in the world?
  29. During World War Two, two hundred and thirty-one V-1s are officially claimed to have been destroyed by what?
  30. Which British term is used unofficially to refer to red Bordeaux wine?
  31. Which city in Rajasthan, India, gives its name to a type of trousers?
  32. Which lady was known as the "Nine Days' Queen?
  33. What name was given to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between West and East Berlin during the Cold War?
  34. What is the first name of the brother of footballer Gary Lineker?
  35. Separated officially from the Northwest Territories in 1999, can you name the newest, largest, and northernmost territory of Canada?
  36. What is the main ingredient of guacamole?
  37. On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to do what?
  38. In which country was the caesar salad invented in 1924?
  39. What type of nut is in a Ferrero Rocher?
  40. What is the best known cockney rhyming slang for phone?
  41. What is is the third-most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere?
  42. Name the capital and most populated city in the U.S. state of Utah?
  43. Which sea is the world's largest inland body of water?
  44. What hobby is shared by Rod Stewart, Pete Waterman and Roger Daltrey?
  45. In which 1984 film does Tom Hanks play a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a mermaid?
  46. In which American state is the animated sitcom South Park set?
  47. Actor Shaun Bean was born in which British city?
  48. Where famously, were the words "magnificent desolation" said?
  49. What does a pugilist do?
  50. The media gave which politician the nickname the 'Welsh windbag'?

Answers:

  1. A type of large bat
  2. Tower of London
  3. Great Dane
  4. Diplodocus
  5. Seven players
  6. 30 seconds
  7. The Crimean War
  8. 1950
  9. Elizabeth I
  10. Waltzing Matilda
  11. Pakistan
  12. Sarah Brightman (in a 1978 single with Hot Gossip)
  13. Tomatoes
  14. Bavaria
  15. Brown
  16. The great white shark
  17. Yellow (ball colour change for better viewing)
  18. Russia and Kazakhstan
  19. Jupiter
  20. The Last Supper (the late 15th-century mural painting by artist Leonardo da Vinci)
  21. Graz
  22. Africa (Africa is almost twice the size of Russia)
  23. ERNIE (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment)
  24. Flag of Brazil
  25. Triceps
  26. Canopy
  27. Apollo Creed
  28. Australia
  29. Barrage balloons
  30. Claret
  31. Jodhpur
  32. Lady Jane Grey
  33. Checkpoint Charlie
  34. Wayne
  35. Nunavut
  36. Avocado
  37. Swim across the English Channel
  38. Mexico (invented by Caesar Cardini)
  39. Hazelnut
  40. Dog and bone
  41. Argon (with nitrogen and oxygen being the first two)
  42. Salt Lake City
  43. The Caspian Sea
  44. Model railways
  45. Splash





  46. Colorado
  47. Sheffield
  48. On the moon (by Buzz Aldrin)
  49. Box (a pugilist is a boxer)
  50. Neil Kinnock