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World Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Trivia Questions With Answers about world and international topics.

 

World Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

What nation's population, on the average, takes the most time to eat their meals?
A:   French    

In what city is Schipol airport?
A: Amsterdam

Scotland exports what to Saudi Arabia?
A:  Sand

English ships carried limes to protect the crew against scurvy. What did US ships carry?
A:  Cranberries

In the city of Paris, what are FD Roosevelt, Stalingrad and Louis Blanc?
A:  Metro Stations

In June 1906, where was the world's first grand prix held?
A:  Le Mans in France

What makes the city of La Paz in Bolivia safe from fire?
A:  Too high in altitude - Not enough air to burn.

 

Where did coffee originally from?
A:  Ethiopia

For the first time,  in 1986, what was used at Wimbledon?
A:  Yellow tennis balls

Britain, Ireland, and what other country joined the EEC simultaneously?
A:  Denmark

The Academie Francaise ensures the purity of what?
A: The French language

The people of which European country consume the most calories per capita?
A:  Ireland

What country has the most daily newspapers in the world?
A:  India

What Olympic event was dropped in 1920?
A:  Tug of War -1900 to 1920

 

The Dolomites are mountains in what country?
A: Italy

What country is Dacca the capital of?
A:  Bangladesh

What's the name of the Irish writer who appeared on the Irish £ 10 note?
A:  James Joyce

Ancient Carthage is located in what modern country?
A:  Tunisia

Where could you find the Lutine Bell?
A:  Lloyds of London

In what area of Africa do the Kung San people live?
A:  Kalahari Desert in Botswana

Somalia is boarded to the west and north by what?
A: The Indian Ocean.

 

It is separated from Socotra by what?
A: The Guardafui Channel in the northeast and from the Seychelles by the Somali Sea.

Somalia has the longest coastline on what?
A: Africa's mainland.

Somalia’s terrain consists mainly of what?
A: Plateaus, plains and highlands.

In terms of culture, religion, ethnicity and linguistics, it has been described as what?
A: The "only" and the "most" homogeneous country in Africa.

What is Somalia’s population?
A: Around 14.3 million.

Around 85% of its residents are what?
A: Ethnic Somalis, who have historically inhabited the northern part of the country.

Ethnic minorities are largely concentrated in what regions?
A: The southern regions.

 

What are the official languages of Somalia?
A: Somali and Arabic, both of which belong to the Afroasiatic family.

Most people in the country are of what faith?
A: Muslim, with the majority being Sunni.

Where is Ireland?
A: Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic.

It is separated from Great Britain to its east by what?
A: The North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

How big is the island of Ireland?
A: Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.

Politically, Ireland is divided between what?
A: The Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

In 2011 what was the population of Ireland?
A: It was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain.

 

The island's geography comprises what?
A: Relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland.

Its lush vegetation is a product of its what?
A: Mild but changeable climate which is free of extremes in temperature.

Much of Ireland was woodland until when?
A: The end of the Middle Ages.

Today, woodland makes up about what percentage of the island?
A: 10%, compared with a European average of over 33%, and most of it is non-native conifer plantations.

How many extant mammal species are native to Ireland?
A: There are twenty-six.

The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus what?
A: Very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe.

Rainfall and cloud cover are what?
A: Abundant.

 

Where is Estonia?
A: Estonia is a country in Northern Europe.

It is bordered to the north by what?
A: The Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side.

It is bordered to the west by what?
A: The Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side.

The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and how many islands?
A: 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea.

What is the total area in square miles?
A: 17,462 sq miles.

What is the official language of the country?
A: Estonian, which is the second most spoken Finnic language.

The territory of Estonia has been inhabited since when?
A: Since at least 9,000 B. C.

 

Ancient Estonians were some of the last European pagans to be what?
A: Christianized, following the Livonian Crusade in the 13th century.

After centuries of successive rule by Germans, Danes, Swedes, Poles and Russians, when did a distinct Estonian national identity began to emerge?
A: In the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This culminated in independence from Russia in 1920 after what?
A: A brief War of Independence at the end of World War I.

During World War II (19391945), Estonia was repeatedly contested and occupied by whom?
A: The Soviet Union and Germany.

Estonia was ultimately incorporated into the Soviet Union as what?
A: The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic.

After the loss of its de facto independence, Estonia's de jure state continuity was preserved by what?
A: Diplomatic representatives and the government-in-exile.

In 1987 the peaceful Singing Revolution began against Soviet rule, resulting in what?
A: The restoration of de facto independence on 20 August 1991.

What is its capital and largest city?
A: Tallinn.