Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers
What famous document begins: "When in the course of human
A: The Declaration of Independence.
What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50
soldiers when World War I broke out?
A: The U.S. Air Force.
What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which
he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
A: The Game of Roulette.
Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not
going to eat any more broccoli?
A: George Bush.
What so-called "war" spawned the dueling slogans
"Better Dead Than RED" and "Better Red Than Dead"
in the 1950's?
A: The Cold War.
What president was shot while walking to California Governor
Jerry Brown' office?
A: Gerald Ford.
Who earned infamy for noting: "A billion dollars isn't worth
what it used to be"?
A: J. Paul Getty.
What ethnic group was largely responsible for building most of the
early railways in the U.S. West?
A: The Chinese.
Who won his second Oscar for the role of Raymond in the
movie Rain Man?
A: Dustin Hoffman.
What former speaker of the U.S. House has a chair in peace studies
named for him at the University of Ulster?
A: Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.
What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger
A: A net.
What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got
turned on to Marxism?
A: Joseph Stalin.
What election year saw bumper stickers reading "Wallace,
Wallace, Uber Alles?
In 1983, what Cowboy's 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL
football record book?
A: Tony Dorsett's.
What 20th-century conflict was dubbed the "forgotten war"
despite 54,246 U.S. deaths?
A: The Korean War.
What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor
Charles the Great?
Who was the last president of the Soviet Union?
A: Mikail Gorbachev.
What had Pliny the Younger seen erupt when he wrote: "We were
terrified to see everything changed, buried in ashes like
A: Mount Vesuvius.
Who saw the turtleneck he wore at cease-fire talks in Bosnia fetch
$5,000 at auction?
A: Jimmy Carter.
What Alabama city saw state troopers attack Civil Rights marchers on Edmund Pettis Bridge?
What Texan ended up with one delegate after spending $12 million of
his own money running for president in 1980?
A: John Connally.
What congressional award was Dr. Mary Edwards Walker the first
woman to receive?
A: Medal of Honor.
What modern vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare?
A: The Tank.
What California city did the last Pony Express ride end in?
Who was the first U.S. president to adopt the informal version of
his first name?
A: Jimmy Carter.
What civil rights leader did Dorothy Parker leave the bulk of her
A: Martin Luther King Jr.
Republicans call the platform they hyped in the 1994
A: The Contract With America.
What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of the
English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297?
A: William Wallace.
What nation issued the five-dollar bill found in
pocket when he was shot?
A: The Confederate States of America.
What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa,
starting in 1989?
What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar
better know as?
A: El Cid.
Who was Timothy Leary?
A: Timothy Leary was a psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs.
Where was Alexander Hamilton born?
A: In Charlestown, the capital of the island of Nevis in the Leeward Islands.
When and where did
Amelia Earhart have her first flying lesson?
A: On January 3, 1921, at Kinner Field near Long Beach.
Where did Earhart become the first woman to fly solo ?
A: Across the North American continent and back.
What kind of meat is
Bacon typically prepared from?
A: Pork belly or back cuts, which have less fat than the belly.
How is bacon cured?
A: Through either a process of injecting with or soaking brine.
For safety, bacon can be treated to prevent what
A: Trichinosis, caused by Trichinella, a parasitic roundworm.
With the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the senior member of what is sometimes referred to as what?
A: The court's "liberal wing".
Ginsburg is believed to be the first Supreme Court justice to officiate at what?
A: A same-sex wedding.
Ginsburg's profile began to rise after O'Connor's retirement in 2006 left Ginsburg as what?
A: The only serving female justice.
What was “The Outer Limits”?
A: The Outer Limits was a television series broadcast on ABC from 1963 to 1965 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on Mondays.
The Outer Limits is an anthology of what?
A: Self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.
What was the first television game show ever?
A: Spelling Bee.
Daytime game shows would be played for lower stakes to target whom?
A: Stay-at-home housewives.
During the late 1950s games such as Twenty-One and The $64,000 Question began a what?
A: A rapid rise in popularity.
What happened in 1959 regarding game shows?
A: Many of the higher stakes game shows were discovered to be rigged.
When did Let's Make a Deal first air?
A: In 1963.
J. Edgar Hoover?
A: J. Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.
Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as evidence of what, began to appear?
A: Secret abuse of power.
Who was Dr Seuss?
A: Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was a children's author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, screenwriter, filmmaker, and artist.
When did Geisel take the pen name "Dr. Seuss"?
A: As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at the University of Oxford.
How tall is the Eiffel Tower?
A: It is 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall.
During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the
Washington Monument to become what?
A: The tallest man-made structure in the world.
Where is Mount Rushmore?
A: In the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota.
The Mount Rushmore sculptures feature what past US presidents?
A: Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson , Theodore Roosevelt , and Abraham Lincoln.