-Some of us watch the television show Jeopardy and then there's people that wish they could be on the television show Jeopardy. Some people are obsessed with trivia-based knowledge that they continuously bug their friends and family with random facts they know from pub trivia and their favorite television shows. Those people would do very well on this quiz and fortunately for all of us, there's more people that know less about these random facts and will probably be completely stumped. We're not saying that the people that take this quiz are unknowledgeable, but it's quite hard to remember random history facts we learned in high school or something we heard from a friend of a friend. This basic trivia quiz could either create frustration or prove to trivia masters that they really do know their stuff.
Either way, it's a good way to learn something and to pass the time while procrastinating on a certain project or work. Take the quiz, see what happens and either be prepared to be amazed at the facts that are out there or be reminded of what knowledge is already known. Good luck, take it slow and hopefully it doesn't take too long!
Which city was fictional character Batman from?
For those of us that don't know this famous superhero, Batman is one of the most recognizable fictional superheroes in comic books to date. Batman was created by Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger in 1939. Ever since, the comic books have came to life through DC Comics by blockbuster movies and we're sure there's several more to come. But roots are important and it's always good to know where our favorite superheroes come from.
Which type of dog has breeds called Scottish, Welsh and Irish?
It is said that a dog is a man's best friend, but we think they are everyone's best friend. We're sure everyone has looked at their furry friend and thought that they don't deserve something like this in their life...that's how cool dogs really are. What's even better is that there is a dog out there for everyone. The breeds of dogs to pick from are in abundance, but that's the beauty of it. Even more so, the breeds get more specific depending on their origin.
What was Muhammad Ali's birth name?
In each country, there are stellar athletes that made history and will continue to for years on. These males and females continue to push the boundaries and prove that they are the best of the best at what they did and do as a profession. In the world of boxing, Muhammad Ali always be one of the legends that went down in history. He didn't stop there as he was also a philanthropist and activist as well. He is dubbed the best boxer of all time.
What’s the total number of dots on a pair of dice?
These small throwable objects are what make up most of the board games we played as kids and still today. It's quite silly when we think about it because they are literally 3D square-shaped things that we scream at and hope for a good outcome. Speaking of, if we think about it, we've probably never really sat down and realized how many dots are on a pair of dice. It takes simple math to figure it out, but on the fly, it's not as easy.
How many Wonders of the World are there?
The world we live in is pretty impressive and depending on where a person is, it can be breathtaking. These specific locations are the most incredible in the entire world and are located near the Mediterranean. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks for superstitious reasons and was related to the planets, as astronomy was important to the Ancient Greeks. There might be other Wonders that could be put on this list, but for now, this number is it.
According to the old proverb, to which European capital city do all roads lead?
There are many old proverbs out in the universe such as "Two wrongs don't make a right" and "When in Rome, do as the Romans" and the one above isn't any different. These sayings continue to be passed down from generation to generation. In this particular situation, there is a certain European city in which "all roads lead to". There are a lot of cities in Europe, so unless someone has some background on this, it might be hard to choose which city.
Which mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments?
We've all heard of them and we might even watch the movie around the holidays. The Ten Commandments appears twice in the Hebrew Bible. In the book of Exodus, it is said that God inscribed these rules on two stone tablets, which he told Moses to take down from the mountain. There's a lot of history and knowledge in these words and some cultures have lived by this for centuries. The question now is, is which mountain did all of this history happen on?
Which sign is represented by the ram?
Some say our destinies are in the stars and other people think astrology is a bunch of made up myths. It doesn't matter what someone believes in or what they don't sometimes our horoscopes match up to our lives a little bit too much. Along with signs that represent each sign, animals come into play as well. Each sign has an animal that represents it based on a person's birth year. In this situation, the animal in mind is a ram.
Mount Everest is found in which mountain range?
We've already discussed The Wonders of the World and that got us thinking about other wonders that people like to visit as well. Sure oceans are pretty and canyons are too, but nothing quite compares to a beautiful mountain range. Whether they are snow-capped or rough ranged, they are beautiful all the same. In the case of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest beats them all; now we just have to remember which mountain range they belong to.
Who directed the movie Jaws?
Every movie-goer has a genre they like and genres they dislike. Even though some people may not like this specific genre, they've still heard of the extremely famous and legendary film, Jaws. After this film debuted in 1975, everyone was more cautious when it came to swimming in the ocean. Since then, other directors and productions have tried to mimic the intensity of this film and haven't come close to doing so. This particular director did his job so well that the film never lost its popularity in the film industry.
What was the Hunchback of Notre Dame’s name?
For most of our childhoods, we spent our time watching and memorizing Disney movies. Ever since the first film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, people have become true fans and believers that there can be a happy ending and that it's OK to believe in fairytales. At this point there are so many timeless Disney movies that it might be a little difficult to remember all of the names of the characters. Our favorite always come to mind, but maybe not every single one.
In Greek mythology, who turned all that he touched into gold?
Greek mythology is an interesting subject because it contains creatures, kings, queens and humanoids alike. Their stories are dramatic, they often are in books and we end up learning about them in history class. In this situation, this mythological man touches items that then turned into gold. This then brought to life, "turning everything into gold" and the "Midas touch". This seems like a pretty good skill to have and to go down in history for and we're sure if this male figure was real, he'd be pleased.
How many teeth does an adult have?
When we first meet someone, their smile is usually the first thing we see. When we wake up and before we go to sleep, our teeth is what we take care of to prevent us from painful future dentist visits. Basically, our teeth are a big deal and they often can get forgotten about when we've had a long night. Unless we work in the dentistry field, we probably are unaware just how many teeth we possess in our mouths...for the most part.
Not including jokers, how many cards are there in a complete pack of playing cards?
Playing cards are what we can find in our game bin, our messy junk drawer or maybe in our back pockets. There's many different games a deck of cards can provide for us, but what do we truly know about deck the cards we play with? There's a lot of different cards with faces and numbers and for some of us, it might be unclear just how many cards we play with. Each time we take these out, we'll always remember just many are in each deck if we don't now.
Who wrote the novel, Treasure Island?
People that are really into books probably know about this book, but sometimes the person that writes the book might get overlooked. Treasure Island is an adventure novel about buccaneers and buried gold. The influence of this novel is clearly about the pirate's life, treasure maps and we all can probably guess, a island that's filled with wonders. It's basically the original story of what every other pirate-themed story or movie out there and that is very, very important.
In which English county is the ancient monument Stonehenge?
When we think of the word "prehistoric", we probably don't think of stone. We think of dinosaurs, ice ages and cavemen and women. We know enough about this time and age, but there's not a ton of stuff from that era around anymore. When we get to thinking about history, England probably comes to mind being that a lot of major events happened there. These standing stones are from that era and anyone is lucky to get to explore it...now we just have to figure out where it is in England.
How many rings are on the Olympic flag?
The Olympics is a time where each country gets together and sets aside their differences for their passion: athletics. This great event happens all around the world every four years in the winter or every two years in the winter. With every great event comes a face to represent what it's all about and that's the Olympic flag in this instance. The flag represents what the sporting event is all about and it dons rings that symbolize a certain number of continents of the world.
What is the name of the city where the cartoon family The Simpsons live?
There are a lot of television shows to watch on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming channels, but a television channel has them beat in one aspect. Yes they're successful with their shows, but FOX has the longest running television show of all time: The Simpsons. From 1989 to today, this ultra-popular show has kept its viewers entertained and amused by the comedy it brings and its intelligence approach. Some people even say this show can tell the future and that's something to be proud of.
Which state is called the Volunteer State?
There are 50 stars on the United States flag, which means for each star, it represents a single state. Each state is different from one another and claims to fame different food, mannerisms and traditions depending on what area the state is in. In this instance, the state in question is called this because of its history. During the war of 1812, volunteer soldiers were displayed marked valor under a certain general's name and thus, it was dubbed "the Volunteer State."
Marlon Brando was born in which decade of the century?
In the history of Hollywood, certain actors and actresses have gone down in history for their acting chops. Among them, celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and in this case, Marlon Brando will always be remembered. Depending on who someone asks, Brando was quite possibly the greatest actor we've ever seen. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and had a long run on the silver screen and on Broadway stages. He passed away in the 2000's, but knowing the decade he was born might be a bit more tricky.
What name is given to a courtyard in a castle or the wall surrounding the outer court of a castle?
It's amazing that way back when, people built beautiful and expansive castles for their kings, queens and other important persons to keep them safe. After all, a king without a castle isn't a king at all. There's obviously a lot of work and preparation that goes into the logistics of a castle and every nook and cranny that is involved. The interior of a castle is important, but the exteriors are important as well. We bet no one knew that there's another layer beyond the courtyard that serves a purpose too.
Which bone in the body is not joined to any other?
Everything is this world is connected, whether it be our roots, our connections or even our body. Now we know what everyone is thinking, where is this going? When it comes to a person's body, everything works together, making sure we can operate as a human being. Every muscle works together, every vessel pumps oxygen and every bone...wait, every bone isn't conjoined and unless we're in the medical industry, this might come as a big surprise. There's one lone wolf that isn't connected to any other bone in the body...cool huh?
What is the capital of Hawaii?
Sometimes we all need a vacation to escape the stresses of life. When we do this, we're usually looking for a nice, warm place where we can kick back and drink fruity drinks on the beach. In these incredibly lucky instances, the Hawaiian islands are just what the doctor ordered. There are many cities on these islands and it quite difficult to remember which city is on which island. But it's time to channel our inner-historian and remember the capital of the whole shebang.
What year was the first Super Bowl played?
There are a lot of things to describe the United States, but sports is one of the main ones. People go crazy over sports and they're hardcore fans until the end. Every sport has a goal to get to and in the sport of football, the Super Bowl is it. This annual sporting event takes the two best teams of the season and allows them to go head to head to prove they want the title. We've known of the Superbowl forever, but when was the very first one?
Which three elements are carbohydrates made up of?
When we were in high school, we were thrust into the world of science, where we more than likely had a mono-toned teacher that taught lessons like it was second nature. For some of us this class was extremely interesting because we got to use our brains, but to others, it was extremely difficult to remember all of the items on the periodic table. We rarely associated food with science, but in this case it is a requirement to figure what a carb is made up of.
In which film did Humphrey Bogart say, "We'll always have Paris?"
For those of us that don't know the name Humphrey Bogart, he was an actor that was incredibly successful through the 1920's to the 1950's. He rubbed elbows with the likes of Marilyn Monroe and made "Classic Hollywood" a thing. He was more than a cultural icon, he was beloved by many on screen and off the screen. We often know movies by the quotes they host and Bogart made the above quote famous in one of the many movies he starred in.
Which kind of bulbs were once exchanged as a form of currency?
Flowers make everything better. Flowers are a symbol of love, of sympathy and to congratulate someone. Flowers are a sign of happiness and to remind us that nature is beautiful. Flowers usually cost something and once upon a time, they were traded as currency. Back in the day, people had to use what they had for means to live and the thought of that is kind of beautiful and sad at the same time. There are a ton of different types of flowers, but a certain type of flower bulb was used as payment.
In needlework, what does UFO refer to?
These days, it seems like we can practically buy anything to be done for us. Back in the day before internet and two-day shipping wasn't a thing, people had to adapt to skills on their own to get the job done. People that know how to sew, cross-stitch, etc. are godsends and can basically fix anything that has to do with fabric. For some of us, this world might be familiar, but for others, this might be foreign and confusing.
What is allspice alternatively known as?
Even the most renowned and talented chef in the world needs spices to amp up their dishes they make for family or clients. Luckily for all of us, there are basically spices for each and every one of the dishes we attempt to make. This specific spice is make up of myrtle pepper. Myrtle pepper is the dried unripe fruit of this alternative name and comes from a tree native to the Greater Antilles in southern Mexico. The harvesting of it has since been expanded to other warm parts of the world as well.
Which sea creature has three hearts?
The ocean is full of amazing sea life. From the creatures to the plant life, the ocean is a world of its own because it's so different from ours. Speaking of creatures, we can't even begin to fathom just how many are under the waves. We know that anything different from human beings have a slightly different anatomy, especially types of sea life. So, this certain dweller has three hearts instead of one and that is amazing to comprehend. Like we said, a world of its own.
What was Marilyn Monroe's natural hair colour?
When we think about who Marilyn Monroe was, she was the woman who oozed femininity. She was the woman that stood over an open sewer grate so her dress will fly up. She also was the woman who was famous for her bright blonde hair. It's hard to think of Marilyn as anything other than having her light locks, but that might be all fake. A lot of people change their look by coloring their hair and Marilyn might've been one of then.
Who directed the film Beetlejuice?
In 1988, we found that there is such a thing as a sandworm and it's not small. The soundtrack stayed in our heads for days and Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton played their characters to a tee. This movie is a great Halloween classic that has just the right about of scares and humor in it. Beetlejuice was an excellent movie because of the characters, but it couldn't have been done if not for the person directing it. A good director is everything.
Which town in Russia experienced an infamous nuclear explosion in 1986?
Many unfortunate things happen in this world that no one can prevent, but this situation is different. This event happened in April of 1986. Safety switches were turned off at the time, so there was no way of knowing what was to come. In the middle of the night, a combination of reactor design flaws and the reactor operators improperly following what protocol required, resulting in the core being arranged incorrectly. Everything eventually resulted in uncontrolled reaction conditions, which, unfortunately, we know how it played out.
What is the deepest lake in the United States?
Like we mentioned previously, bodies of water are intriguing yet mysterious. They might be bright blue or clear, but that doesn't mean we know exactly lurks below. A lot of the lakes in the United States have been discovered and even fished in, but some have never been explored completely. It's not because humans haven't wanted to, it's because they are big and deep. This specific lake is dubbed the deepest lake in the entire United States and we can't even imagine that's at the bottom.
How many holes are there in a full game of golf?
Golf is a sport that takes time and patient. Golf requires hand-eye coordination and a nice swing. Golf can be fun if the person playing has skill, otherwise they're probably hoping there's a golf cart. Tiger Woods is the face of it and others strive to be as good at the game as he is. Unless we're really into golf, we probably don't know the logistics behind it. Sure we all know the basics of the game, but do we know how long each full game is?