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Trivia Questions

General Trivia Questions on Various Topics.

How many countries are in the UN?

Answer: 192

Which breed of dog is noted for it's spotted coat?

Answer: Dalmatian

American Falls and Horseshoe Falls are better known as?

Answer: Niagara Falls

What race is known as "The most exciting two minutes in sports"?

Answer: The Kentucky Derby

Who was at 17 Burton Street London on April 21st 1926?

Answer: Queen Elizabeth II

Whose nickname was the Wizard of Menlo Park?

Answer: Thomas Edison

Paul Baumer is the major character in which novel?

Answer: All Quiet on the Western Front


Who invented dynamite?

Answer: Alfred Nobel

What is the capital of Austria?

Answer:Vienna

What animal's diet is made up almost entirely of eucalypt leaves?

Answer: Koala Bear

Random Trivia Questions


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What is General Sherman's (not the civil war veteran) claim to fame?

Answer: World's largest tree

This huge giant sequoia makes it home in Sequoia National Park in California. It was
named after the civil war veteran General William Tecumseh Sherman. This tree is not
the tallest in the world that honour belongs to a giant redwood . It is the world's largest
tree by volume. By volume this tree measures 1487 cubic meters. It's age has been
estimated at somewhere between 2 300 and 2 700 years old.

What event began on April 12, 1861?

Answer: American Civil War

South Carolina came under attack when Confederate soldiers attacked Fort Sumter. The
war lasted until April 9th 1865. The Confederate army was lead by Jefferson Davis and
Robert E Lee. The Union was headed by Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. The
south lost more than 258 000 and the north had over 360 000 casualties.
Who directed the Passion of Christ?

Answer: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill New York on January 3rd 1956. He has won two
Oscars, one for best picture and one for best director. Both awards were for the film
Braveheart. He also has the honour of being the first person to be named the "Sexiest
Man Alive" by People.

Which television show featured Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp and James McDaniel?

Answer: NYPD Blue

This long running show was created by David Milch and Steven Bochco. It first aired in
September 1993. The show went off the air after 261 episodes in 2005.

If you wanted to visit the baseball hall of fame where would you go?

Answer: Cooperstown New York

On Jun 12th 1939 the hall of fame was dedicated by Lee Ferrick Andrews. The first five
men honoured in the hall of fame were baseball greats Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner,
Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson. The hall of fame now features 19
managers, 228 players and 31 organisers and builders.

In the novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight what was the name of the half-elf?

Answer: Tanis Half-Elven

This book first came out on 1984 and was written by Tracy Hickman and Margret Weiss.
This novel is part of the Chronicles trilogy and was the very first of the Dragonlance
books. It begins with the reuniting of a group of friends after a five year separation. The
friends, Flint Fireforge, Caramon and Raistlin Majere, Tasslehoff Burrfoot, Kitara Uth
Matar, Sturm Brightblade and Tanis were supposed to meet in a town called Solace for a
quiet reunion. This quiet reunion does not happen instead the unlikely group start a
journey which will change their world.
Who was the first guest star on the Muppet Show?

Answer: Lena Horne

The Muppet Show began in 1976 and left the air in 1981. During its
long run this show featured an incredible number of famous guest
stars which included: Steve Martin, Gene Kelly, Rich Little, Alice
Cooper, John Denver, Julie Andrews and many many more. The
show was produced by the great puppeteer Jim Henson. The show
was based around Kermit the Frog trying to put on a weekly
television variety show.

If you wanted to take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal what city
would you have to visit?

Answer: Venice.

Venice throughout the years has been known by many names; The
City of Bridges, City of Water and Queen of the Adriatic. Venice is
located in the northern part of Italy. The city is along the Adriatic
Sea and is built in the marshy Venetian Lagoon. One hundred and
eighteen different islands make up the city. Unfortunately today
Venice is now facing the threat of sinking.

If you were standing on a planet looking up at the moons Europa,


Callisto and Ganymede what planet would you be on?

Answer: Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and is the fifth
planet from the sun. The planet was named by after the Roman god
Jupiter who was the patron god of ancient Rome. Jupiter is
characterised by a large red spot on its surface and is known a one
of the gas giants.
Which famous explorer was killed on the Hawaiian Islands?

Answer: Captain James Cook

James Cook was born on October 27th in the year 1728. During his
life he made three separate voyages to the Pacific. He was the first
European to visit Eastern Australia, the Hawaiian Island and to sail
around the Islands of New Zealand. He is also credited with
mapping the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. He was killed on the
14th of February 1779.

If you wanted to see the famous Taj Mahal what city would you visit?

Answer: Agra, India

This famous building was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as


a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal his favourite wife. The emperor
gathered together a work force of over 20 000 men to build the
mausoleum.The creative unit alone was made up of 37 men. 'O Soul,
thou art at rest. Return to the Lord at peace with Him, and He at
peace with you." Is engraved over the main gate.

Which famous gangsters met their end in Gibsland, Louisiana.

Answer: Clyde Barrows and Bonnie Parker

On May 23, 1934 four Texas officers and two from Louisiana set up
an ambush in Gibsland, Luisianan. The officers opened fire on the
car as it approached them with automatic weapons. When those
were spent they each unloaded their shotguns and finally used
handguns on the vehicle. It was later reported that the bodies of
Bonnie and Clyde had been shot between 25 and 50 times.

Which famous gem was said to have been stolen from a Hindu statue?
Answer: The Hope Diamond

The diamond was said to have been cursed by priests when they
discovered that it was gone. According to legends it was one of the
eyes of the statue, although the other eye has never been found. The
huge diamond was actually cut from another stone called the
Tavernier Blue or the French Blue. This gem was once part of the
crown jewels of France belonging to Marie Antoinette. It was stolen
during the French revolution.

If you were the Duke of Wellington at the battle of Waterloo which


country would you be fighting and who would be leading them?

Answer: France, Napoleon Bonaparte

This battle was Napoleon's last. It was fought on the fields of


Belgium on June 18th 1815. The Duke of Wellington was allied with
Gebhard von Blucher who commanded a Prussian force. Also
among the force of the Duke of Wellington were troops from The
United Netherlands, Hanover, Nassau and Brunswick. Wellington's
force was known as the Seventh Coalition.

You are looking at the famous painting Starry Night, who is the artist?

Answer: Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh was born in Zundert, The Netherlands on the 30th of


March 1853. His style of painting is considered to be Dutch Post-
Impressionist. During his life van Gogh created more than 2000
pieces. Starry Night is considered to be one of his best works. It now
hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It has been
the inspiration for a number of musical pieces including 'Vincent' by
Don McLean and 'Starry Night' by Canadian Giancarlo Scalia.
Who lays claim to the title of being the first Prime Minister of Canada?

Answer: Sir John A. Macdonald