Who doesn't love beating a pub quiz? We all get to walk away with the satisfaction that we are the brainiest people in the world and the smug satisfaction that our heads are full of great trivia. There is no greater high than the thrill of knowing the right answer in a trivia quiz! There is a reason why television game shows like Jeopardy are still going strong after all of these years. People love to know the right answer to trivia that stumps others. It is in our nature!
For centuries, people have been challenging one another on topics ranging from science to literature to great art. Our human fascination with how the world works makes for a natural match with trivia. We live for the moment that we get the answer that stumps everyone else and we can be bestowed the coveted crown of the trivia champion! Who is ready to prove that they know their stuff? This quiz covers a vast array of topics, so one must really be a Jack or Jill of all trades to ace it. Feeling strong? It is time to find out who the real-life super trivia champions are. Let's go!
What country is famous for its pierogi?
Who does not love pierogi? Those tasty little dumplings full of gooey cheese, crispy bacon, sauerkraut or butter sautéed mushrooms are the stuff that dreams were made of. Fry them, boil them, or steam them—pierogi are good prepared in any way! They are totally the ultimate comfort food, what everyone's grandma makes for them when they are feeling sick. Served traditionally with a touch of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill, pierogi are native to this country.
Who was Batman’s butler?
Batman might have been the man for his time and place, but he had a little bit of help protecting the good people of Gotham City! There was one man who stood behind the superhero and made sure that his Batmobile was up to scratch, his Batsuits were pressed and taken care of and he was always headed to the right place to stop crime. That's right, we are talking about Batman's butler! Do you remember what his name was?
What are the most prized mushrooms in the world?
These mushrooms are so widely coveted by chefs from all over the world that their price is sky-high. Culinary experts all agree that the cost is totally worth it, because these fungal favorites are uniquely delicious and add a bit of that coveted umami to any dish! Slice these mushrooms thin over some macaroni and cheese for a delightful twist on a classic favorite. Infuse them in olive oil for a sautée that is out of this world. What are they?
What is the only place that is both a country and a continent?
There is only one place on earth that qualifies as both a country and a continent. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and boasts very diverse landscapes that range from incredible seaside cities and the best surfing you'll find on the planet, to arid deserts and remote wilderness populated by some of the most poisonous animals in the entire world. Not for the faint of heart, this location has been drawing adventure seekers for years!
Where is Stonehenge?
Stonehenge has been fascinating people for decades. It is truly a marvel of the modern world; giant stones that have a mysterious purpose that has been debated since they were discovered. Nobody knows exactly how these stones were moved and erected by ancient humans, so the speculations about how Stonehenge came to be are absolutely endless. Many people make the journey to Stonehenge every single year. If one wants to see this epic masterpiece, where would they need to go?
What is the capital of Belgium?
Belgium is one of the most popular countries in Europe... for good reason! They are famous for their extraordinary architecture, wonderful culture, fascinating history and some of the best food in the entire world. Sample delicious Belgian waffles drizzled with chocolate, or pomme frites with addictive sauces. Check out some of the most famous monuments in the world, and try some artisan monk cheese in this famous Belgian capital. Who knows that the capital of Belgium is? Choose correctly below.
What is the largest US state?
The United States is known for its diverse array of states. Each one is different and they come in all shapes and sizes. From the east coast to the west coast, traveling through the United States means experiencing a number of different cultures. There is one state that is larger than any other by leaps and bounds. This state is also known for its astounding seafood, rugged culture and quirky citizens who proudly identify themselves as hearty free-thinkers. What state is it?
What continent has the largest rainforest on earth?
Many countries have beautiful natural formations. From the astounding cloud forests of the Andes to the sweeping deserts that cover much of the Middle East and Africa, Mother Nature has a spectacular way of surprising and delighting us. There are plenty of amazing rain forests all over the world, but there is only one that is known across the globe for its wildlife and gorgeous flora and fauna. We are talking, of course, about the Amazon. What continent is the Amazon in?
Who played Hermione in the Harry Potter movies?
Everyone loves Harry Potter. There is no better way to immerse oneself in the magical world of J.K. Rowling than a serious Harry Potter book or movie binge. For those of us who didn't get our letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the movies allow us to live vicariously through the students who populate the school. One of the most beloved characters is Hermione, Harry Potter's brainy and loyal friend who redefined girl power for the next generation.
Who discovered that the Earth rotated around the sun?
Although many scientists had speculated that the Earth rotated around the sun, there was one who proved it and paid a terrible price for his discovery. This scientist ran afoul of the Catholic Church and was persecuted for his findings. Contemporary wisdom (and the church) claimed that the Earth was the center of the universe. As silly as that sounds today, to suggest otherwise was very controversial when this scientist was alive. Who knows the name of this influential scientist?
Who was the first person to sail around the world?
Humans are natural explorers. We are always interested in finding out what is right beyond the horizon, and for centuries, brave men and women have taken to the high seas to figure out what was on the other side of that wave! After it was universally accepted that the world was round, many explorers tried to work their way all the way around the planet. Many tried, few succeeded but only one man was the first. Who first sailed around the world?
What is the capital of Thailand?
Thailand is known as the jewel of Southeast Asia. Steeped in history, full of amazing food culture and containing some of the most incredible natural landscapes in the world, people from all over the globe flock to Thailand. From the misty mountains of Chiang Mai to the pristine beaches of the Thai islands, this country is full of surprises. One of the most popular cities is this Thai capital, known for its street food culture and incredible nightlife. What is it?
What hit television show depicted the life of a mob boss?
In the early 2000s, HBO began ramping up its dramatic and comedic series. The channel was not restricted by the usual censorship that prohibited the networks from producing content related to certain topics, using off-color vocabulary. As such, it rolled out this series, which was as famous for its intelligent writing as it was for pushing the envelope. This show, which depicted the professional and family life of a mob boss, was an instant hit and current classic.
What is the fastest land animal in the world?
There are plenty of miraculous animals that populate the world, including this creature which is known as the fastest land animal in the world. A member of the cat family, this animal is as intimidating as it is speedy. One would not want to run across one of these creatures by themselves in the jungle! Although they are sometimes portrayed as being human-friendly, they are also known for being quite territorial and will respond if they feel threatened. What is the animal?
What currency is used in Japan?
Japan is the island nation that brought us some of the best food in the world, like sushi and sashimi, as well as sumo wrestling and the best campy movies that were ever made. Who could forget Godzilla versus Mothra? This country also boasts one of the most popular mountains in the world, Mt. Fuji, and some of the best cities in the entire world. Japanese culture is steeped in history. If one were to travel to this country, what currency would they use?
Who painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling?
It is one of the most popular pieces of art in the entire world, and people flock from all over the globe to get a glimpse of this iconic ceiling. Aside from the gorgeous art, there is also a tremendous amount of craftsmanship and skill that went into painting a ceiling that is located above one's head. Only a true master artist could pull off such a feat! The Renaissance was full of such people, but only one painted the ceiling. Who was he?
What is the largest marine animal?
The ocean is full of some truly astounding and memorable creatures. From delicate starfish to graceful manta rays, our seas contain so much wonder that it's hard to keep track of everything. The larger animals are what keep our attention the most. We are equal parts fascinated and frightened by giant creatures of the deep. There is one animal that is larger and more powerful than the rest of them. Who knows what kinds of creatures live in the ocean?
What is the capital of Canada?
Oh, Canada! We love you so! Canada is a diverse and fascinating country that has gorgeous metropolitan cities, untouched wilderness, great beaches and so much more. Their food is absolutely incredible and anyone who has ever had poutine after a long day will crave it as a comfort food for the rest of their lives! Canada is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit and thousands of people stream in through its borders every day. What is the capital of this great country?
Name this glam rock band’s biggest hit
Check out the picture that accompanies this question. The band, KISS, is one of the most famous mega-stars ever. Known for their theatrics, wild costumes and sing-along hits, this band dominated during the 1970s and 1980s. There was one hit that stood out from the rest, and everyone has heard it at least a dozen times in their lives, guaranteed. This hit put KISS on the map and made them a household name. What was their biggest and greatest hit?
Who invented the light bulb?
We might take it for granted, but electricity is one of the greatest inventions of our time. Without it, humans were subjected to only working, playing or interacting when it was light out. Their days were dictated by the rising and falling of the sun. Sure, they had candles but it really wasn't the same. Electricity changed the entire game, and when it became accessible to everyone, society evolved for the better. Who knows the father of electricity who invented the light bulb?
Which planet in our solar system was given a new status of "dwarf planet"?
Our celestial map is always changing and evolving. Sometimes stars or planets get promoted. Sometimes they get demoted, as was the case for this particular former planet that lost its status roughly a decade ago. This tiny planet also shares the name of a famous Disney character from the 1950s and when it was demoted there was a huge effort to restore it to its former glory. No such luck. Science has spoken and this is now a dwarf planet.
What is the largest freshwater lake in the world?
Our planet is mostly made up of bodies of water. From our vast oceans to our massive inland seas and huge lakes, we are never too far away from water! Lakes come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny to the absolutely enormous. Some lakes, like this largest freshwater lake in the world, even have been the site of great shipwrecks. One of the most famous shipwrecks in history, the Edmund Fitzgerald, happened in this largest freshwater lake. What is it?
Who wrote “The Hobbit”?
This famous series of books about a fantastical kingdom populated by dwarves, elves, and hobbits, became a movie sensation that captivated audiences and got plenty of new fans. The Hobbit is one of the best books ever written because it weaves together friendship, drama, and a common mission. It is equal parts moving and funny, and the main character is a flawed hobbit who finds himself along for the ride with several other characters. Who wrote this incredible and famous book?
What is the longest river in the world?
This river, depicted in the accompanying picture, is the longest one in the world. It also contains some of the most interesting aquatic life on the planet, including rare freshwater pink dolphins, piranhas, and even hippos. It weaves through one of the most interesting natural places in the world and cuts across several different countries. Recently, it has become the subject of much eco-tourism and has attracted people from all around the world. Who knows the name of this famous longest river?
What famous playwright wrote Othello?
Othello is the famous story that features high drama, betrayal and jealousy. It is one of the greatest plays that was ever written, and although it was penned a long time ago, we still find it relevant today. There are very few pieces of literature that have that kind of staying power, so Othello and other classic plays written by this person are in a league of their own. Who remembers what famous writer gave us the classic drama Othello?
Who was the first vampire popularized in pop culture?
Long before the Salvatore brothers hit the scene, there was one original vampire that was less brooding and good-looking and more terrifying and bloodthirsty than the smooth and sleek vampires that we see on television today. This original vampire was first popularized in a book, and then made his way to several adaptations and spinoffs that graced both the silver screen and the little screen. Head into the way back machine and tell us who the first vampire to be popularized was.
What was Marilyn Monroe’s real name?
Marilyn Monroe is a household name and a symbol of the ultimate femininity and allure. She graced the silver screen in the 1950s and was famous for her range of acting, including comedic roles, and also her impeccable style and glamour. Marilyn Monroe is the first name in beauty, sophistication, and charm. She didn't always go by this name though. Before she was a darling of Hollywood, Monroe was a regular girl working in a factory. Back then, she was known by this name.
Who played the lead character in Forrest Gump?
Forrest Gump gave us a fun romp through history through the eyes of a very special main character. From his chance childhood encounter with Elvis Presley to running a shrimp boat empire, Forrest Gump had a life that people can only dream of! Told from a park bench, the story of Forrest Gump skyrocketed as one of the most famous and beloved movies of all time. With a rocking soundtrack and an inspirational story, it's no wonder! Who played the title character?
Who is known as “The King” of Rock?
This musician was arguably more famous than the Beatles and still has a cult following decades after he passed on. He is known as "The King of Rock 'n Roll", although his majesty was embroiled in several scandals over the years, particularly related to stealing songs from other musicians. Nevertheless, "The King" has reigned supreme since he first broke on to the scene and his popularity doesn't seem to be waning any time soon. Who is this famous musician?
What is the highest mountain in the world?
This mountain has captured the imagination of adventurers since it was first conquered. Today, thousands of people flock to the iconic mountain in hopes of being able to successfully scale it, or at least get to base camp. Almost anyone can make the journey these days, although one will pay a lot of money to get even close to base camp. It is a popular excursion, the holy grail of outdoor adventures and a place that fascinates people from around the world.
Who sang “Like A Prayer”?
This artist is famous for pushing barriers and breaking through conventions. She first came on to the scene in the 1980s and has been churning out chart-topping records ever since, like the one that this iconic song was on. The music video was highly controversial at the time. The song itself has lasted the test of time and is one of the most recognizable ones by this particular artist. Who can name the artist who sang "Like A Prayer"? Answer below.
What system was used to organize books in the library?
Only true trivia geniuses will get this one because this system was popular in the 1980s and before. Prior to the internet, books in libraries were categorized in a particular way. Instead of merely typing something into a browser window and finding one's book that way, people had to root through a card catalog to locate what they wanted. Of all the great things that the internet has done, one of the best might have been to eliminate this frustrating system!
What river is Egypt famous for?
Egypt is famous for its amazing pyramids and incredible history, as well as something else that fed the fertile grounds of this old kingdom. The civilization that we know as ancient Egypt would not be the same without this river. Many parts of Egyptian mythology revolve around stories pertaining to the river, as well as cautionary tales of the creatures that live or lived in its depths. Many hieroglyphics also depict this river. Who knows the name of the famous river in Egypt?
What famous monster was made from parts and brought to life by a mad scientist?
In one the of the most famous horror stories of all time, a misunderstood monster is created in a laboratory by a mad scientist who wanted to play god... with disastrous results. This story, originally written by Mary Shelley is a cautionary tale and a horror story combined. It has been adapted for film and television as well as plays and various spin-offs. We are fascinated by the story and tell it over and over again. What was the name of the monster?
How many colors are in a rainbow?
Rainbows are one of the more delightful things that we can observe in nature. They generally come after a storm, a warm little reminder that the rain is done and the sun is about to peek out of the clouds. Rainbows are popular in fiction, movies, and mythology and usually mean that something positive is about to occur. We love rainbows, and use them to depict all sorts of things. We've all seen a rainbow, but who knows how many colors are in them?