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Trivia Quiz Questions I

  1. Which scholar supposedly exclaimed 'Eureka!'?




  2. What well used word is given for the division of Indian society into social groups?
  3. What is the literal translation of the Latin word 'trivia'?
  4. What does the 'WH' stand for in the high street chain WHSmith?
  5. Who is regarded as the father of the modern British police force?
  6. Name the wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy?
  7. The International Standard Book Number is how many digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007?
  8. YouTube was bought for 1.65 billion dollars, in 2006, by which company?
  9. Can you name the UK prime minister's official country residence in Buckinghamshire?
  10. In which decade did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp at Skegness?
  11. Especially used for measuring the depth of water, how many feet are there in a fathom?
  12. What was Victoria's lastname before she married David Beckham?

Answers:

  1. Archimedes
  2. Caste
  3. Three roads
  4. William Henry
  5. Sir Robert Peel
  6. Carla Bruni
  7. 13
  8. Google




  9. Chequers
  10. 1930s (1936)
  11. 6 feet
  12. Adams





Trivia Quiz Questions II

  1. The University of Bedfordshire is based in which town?
  2. What is the plural of index?
  3. The board game Trivial Pursuit was invented in which country?
  4. Famous for also being a clown, who was the most popular English actor and entertainer of the earlier 1800s?
  5. Name the trivia guru and co-presenter of the TV quiz show Pointless?
  6. The Gateway Arch is a 192 metre high monument in which American city?
  7. Who wrote the book 'The Invisible Man'?
  8. Where in London is the UK's largest fish market?
  9. What was the first name of the historical Field Marshall, Lord Kitchener?
  10. In the Royal Navy what rank comes between Rear Admiral and Captain?
  11. What colour is the background of the Saudi Arabian flag?
  12. Starting with the letter 'm', what name is given to the strip holding and separating panes of glass in a window?

Answers:

  1. Luton
  2. Indices
  3. Canada
  4. Joseph Grimaldi
  5. Richard Osman
  6. St. Louis
  7. H. G. Wells
  8. Billingsgate
  9. Horatio
  10. Commodore
  11. Green
  12. Muntin



Trivia Quiz Questions III

  1. What is the common name given to a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada, which is the frequent subject of conspiracy theories?
  2. What do Edward Koch, David Dinkins and Bill de Blasio all have in common?
  3. Which 3-D combination puzzle was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian professor of architecture?
  4. A dolorimeter is an instrument used to measure what?
  5. Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport serves which Italian city?
  6. Who is American actress Kate Capshaw married to?
  7. What colour is a vivid purplish red colour named after the flower of a plant which took its name from a 16th century German botanist?
  8. Who served as Leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 until his death from a heart attack in May 1994?
  9. How heavy in kilograms is a metre cubed of water?
  10. Whats does JPEG stand for, as in a JPEG file?

Answers:

  1. Area 51
  2. All held the post of New York City mayor
  3. Rubics cube
  4. Pain threshold
  5. Rome
  6. Steven Spielberg
  7. Fuchsia


  8. John Smith
  9. 1000 kg
  10. Joint Photographic Experts Group

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