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"trivia" as: Insignificant or inessential matters;
trifles. I like to call them, small facts that don't make or break
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Which body of water has the distinction of being the world's largest lake by surface area?
1. Lake Victoria
2. Aral Sea
3. Lake Superior
4. Caspian Sea
You might be surprised, but there are dinosaur relatives still alive today. What group of present-day animals is most closely related to the dinosaurs?
The Iditarod dog-sled race starts in Wasilla, Alaska, but in which city is the finish line?
On what TV game show did Jimmy Carter appear in 1973, two years before he became President of the United States?
1. Hollywood Squares
2. Match Game
3. The Price Is Right
4. What's My Line
This question is a gas! To what chemical family, named for their chemical makeup, do gasoline, propane, methane and natural gas belong?
The first eight flavors of Jelly Belly jellybeans included two soda pop flavors. What were they?
1. Cola and Ginger Ale
2. Cream Soda and Root Beer
3. Cream Soda and Ginger Ale
4. Root Beer and Cola
They were advertised as wonderful, trainable, fascinating pets, but in reality they were brine shrimp. What were they called?
1. Sea dragons
2. Sea horses
3. Sea monkeys
4. Sea bears
Dolly Parton grew up in a family of 14 in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. How many rooms were in Dolly's girlhood home?
In "Jurassic Park," they were man-sized dinosaurs with brains and attitude. In reality, they were dog-sized carnivores. Who were these bad guys?
On what river is the capital of the Republic of Ireland located?
In 1276 Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I took over possession of the Duchy of Austria. It would remain in his dynasty's possession till 1918. Which dynasty was it?
3. Hapsburg (Habsburg)
What is the geographical name of a long, narrow strip of land, with water each side, such as those crossed by the Suez and Panama canals?
1. an isthmus
2. a peninsula
3. an inlet
4. an atoll
Which U.S. war gave the world flame throwers, machine guns, electrically exploded bombs, aircraft carriers, and submarines?
1. World War I
2. the Civil War
3. World War II
4. the Spanish-American War
What is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust?
What do the names Sgt. Snorkel, General Halftrack, Plato, and Zero have in common?
1. Characters from the 'Peanuts' comic strip
2. Characters from the show 'Hogan's Heroes'
3. Names of characters from the show 'M.A.S.H.'
4. Names of characters from the 'Beetle Bailey' comic strip
The 'Paul is Dead' hoax which was encouraged by the Beatles sent streams of Beatles fans looking for clues to Paul's supposed death. Much of this was precipitated by a supposed backwards message claiming Paul's death on which Beatles song?
1. I'm So Tired
2. For No One
3. Hello Goodbye
4. Fixing a Hole
Many fossil collectors own unusual specimens called coprolites. What is fossilized to make a coprolite?
1. Dinosaur teeth
2. Dinosaur stomach contents
3. Dinosaur dung
4. Dinosaur footprints
Fidel Castro was a Cuban revolutionary who took power in 1959. Whom did he overthrow to gain his position?
1. Fulgencio Batista
2. Mirta Diaz-Balart
3. Carlos Prio Socarras
4. Laredo Bru
If you are afraid of going up to the top of the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building, what phobia are you suffering from?
How many planets in our solar system have rings?
Which game of Chinese origin, using tiles built into walls, became very popular in the U.S. in the twenties and is still played today?
4. Chinese Checkers
Among his other extraordinary accomplishments, what ancient historical figure is said to have cut the Gordian Knot?
2. Jesus Christ
3. Julius Caesar
4. Alexander the Great
Charles Darwin is certainly more remembered for his writings on evolution than on earthworms. By what mechanism did he propose evolution occurred?
1. Directed evolution
2. Natural selection
3. Convergent evolution
4. Punctuated equilibria
Which U.S. president let his pet cow, Pauline, graze on the White House lawn?
1. Millard Fillmore
2. Herbert Hoover
3. Teddy Roosevelt
4. William Howard Taft
If you journeyed to the very center of the earth, what two main elements would you find?
1. Iron and copper
2. Iron and nickel
3. Aluminum and iron
4. Carbon and hydrogen
Who was brought to Rome from Carthage as a slave but impressed his master so much that not only was he emancipated, but also given a classic Roman education and became a celebrated playwright?
Perhaps the most famous address in literary history, 221B Baker Street, London, England was the home of which of these noted characters?
1. Elizabeth Bennett
2. Sherlock Holmes
3. Samuel Pickwick
4. Oliver Twist
What do scientists regard as the most intelligent of livestock?
1. The horse
2. The mule
3. The cow
4. The pig
The college draft was created in 1936 to break the dominance of the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. Who was the first #1 draft pick?
1. Ki Aldrich
2. Corbett Davis
3. Sam Francis
4. Jay Berwanger
What number is between 7 and 8 on a dartboard?
Which Shakespeare play was referenced by 1983's "Strange Brew"?
2. Julius Caesar
4. The Merchant of Venice
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