In this article, we bring to you a huge list of trivia questions and answers covering diverse subject areas. As fun as this might be, it is also a good source of knowledge for those interested in enlarging their knowledge base. Here you will find questions that will help you to brainstorm, we have also provided the answers.
Good Trivia Questions and Answers
1. What’s the medical term for low blood sugar? – Hypoglycemia.
2. What’s the common term for a cerebrovascular accident? – Stroke.
3. What star other than the sun is closest to the earth? – It is Proxima Centauri, the nearest member of the Alpha Centauri triple star system.
4. What are the two top selling spices in the world? – Pepper is 1st and mustard is second.
5. What is the most widely eaten fish in the world? – The Herring
6. What does “CPR” stand for in medical emergencies? – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
7. What, along with heart disease and cancer, accounts for 64 percent of U.S. deaths? – Stroke.
8. What virus did the World Health Organization say would infect 40 million people by the year 2000? – HIV.
9. What do doctors look at through an ophthalmoscope? – The eye.
10. What nation produces two thirds of the world’s vanilla? – Madagascar.
11. What was Friedrich Serturner the first to extract from opium and use as a pain reliever? – Morphine.
12. What Russian cleric was poisoned, shot and finally drowned on December 30, 1916? – Rasputin.
13. Who led the Million Man March on Washington? – Louis Farrakhan.
14. What country suffered the worst two earthquakes in history, killing 830,000 in 1556 and 750,000 in 1976? – China.
15. Who did Adolf Hitler dictate Mein Kampf to while in prison? – Rudolf Hess.
16. What disease is the focus of oncology? – Cancer.
17. Where is the tallest Mountain on Earth? – Mauna Kea, Hawaii, From Base to Peak – 33,480 feet (rising to 13,796 feet above sea level)
18. What is the term used for a person of mixed black and white parentage? – Mulatto.
19. What falling fruit supposedly inspired Isaac Newton to write the laws of gravity? – An Apple.
20. What explosive cosmic event was seen with the naked eye in 1987, for the first time in 383 years? – A 1. What three terms are represented in Newton’s second law of motion F = ma? – Force, mass, acceleration.
21. How many planets are in the solar system? – 8 planets (we missed you pluto!).
22. What’s the most malleable metal? – Gold.
23. How old is the earth? -The earth is about 4.5 billion years old.
24. How old is the universe? – The Universe is at least 15 billion years old, but probably not more than 20 billion years old.
25. Which planet spins the fastest? – Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our solar system rotating on average once in just under 10 hours.
26. What continent is cut into two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn? – Australia.
27. What explorer introduced pigs to North America? – Christopher Columbus.
28. What nation was bounced from the Organization of American States in 1962? – Cuba.
29. What spot once registered 134 degrees, the highest temperature ever in the U.S.? – Death Valley.
30. Which planet spins the slowest? -Venus is the slowest spinning planet in the solar system. It rotates only once every two hundred forty-three Earth days
31. How long is a Martian year? – The orbital period of Mars is 686.9726 days.
32. What method of preserving food did the Incas first use, on potatoes? – Freeze-drying.
33. Which planet is closest to the sun? – Mercury.
34. What is the sun made out of? – The Sun is at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else amounts to less than 2%
35. What powers the sun? – Fusion, the same as a hydrogen bomb.
36. How old is the sun? – About 5 billion years.
37. What’s the only fish that produces real caviar, according to the FDA? -Sturgeon.
38. What’s removed from water in the process of desalination? – Salt.
39. What species Amazonian electric variety packs a 650 volt wallop? – The eel’s.
40. What Argentinean was buried in a Milan cemetery under the pseudonym Maria Maggi? – Eve Peron.
41. What 1947 invention by Bell Telephone Laboratories spawned pocket-sized radios? – The transistor.
42. What Italian astronomer invented the thermometer in 1592? – Galileo.
43. 4Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life? – Thomas Edison.
44. what’s the base unit of mass in the metric system? – The kilogram.
45. What was the first organ successfully transplanted from a cadaver to a live person? – A kidney.
46. What F-word is defined in physics as a “nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei”? – Fusion.
47. What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781? – Uranus.
48. Which country gave the USA the ‘Statute of Liberty? – France.
49. Where is the worlds largest supply of fresh water? – Brazil is the country estimated to have the largest supply of fresh water in the world, followed by Canada and Russia
More Good Trivia Questions and Answers
50. What number does “giga” stand for? – One billion.
51. What digit did Arab mathematician al-Khwarizmi give to the West around 800 B/B.? – Zero.
52. What word describes a number system with a base of two? – Binary.
53.What do mathematicians call a regular polygon with eight sides? – An octagon.
54. What sticky sweetener was traditionally used as an antiseptic ointment for cuts and burns? – Honey.
55. What scale of zero to 14 is used to measure acidity or alkalinity? – The pH scale.
56. Where is the Pyrenees? – Between Spain and France.
57. What bird was domesticated first? The first bird domesticated by man was the goose.
58. Why a duck’s quack doesn’t echo? – No one knows.
59. Who was the last president of the Soviet Union? – Mikhail Gorbachev.
60. What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa, starting in 1989? – Apartheid.
61. Where is the Suez Canal? – Egypt
62. What’s the Symbol of iron? – Fe
63. What’s the difference between a pig and a hog? A pig is a hog — hog is a generic name for all swine — but a hog is not a pig. In the terminology of hog raising, a pig is a baby hog less than ten weeks old.
64. What was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal? – Shredded Wheat.
65. Where did the pineapple plant originate? – In South America. It didn’t reach Hawaii until the early nineteenth century.
66. What nutty legume accounts for one sixth of the world’s vegetable oil production? – The peanut.
67. What country saw the cultivation of the first potato, in 200 A.D.? – South America.
68. What tree gives us prunes? – The plum tree.
69. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
70. What unit of electrical power is equal to one joule per second? – The Watt.
71. How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico? – Five.
72. What is the name of the worlds higest water fall? – Angel falls in Venezuela South America
73. What is the official language of australia? – English is the Australian official language
74. What is the smallest country in the world? – Vatican City Population, total population 1,000.
75. What planet is closest in size to our moon? – Mercury.
76. What two letters are both symbols for 1,000? – K and M.
77. What unit of measure do you multiply by .39 to convert it to inches? – Centimeters.
78. What method of underwater detection is short for “sound navigation and ranging”? – Sonar.
79. What’s short for “binary digit”? – Bit.
80. What century did mathematicians first use plus and minus signs? – The sixteenth.
81. What’s the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men? – Prostate cancer.
82. What do leukemia sufferers have too many of? – White blood cells, or leukocytes.
83. What process involves heating an ore to obtain a metal? – Smelting.
84. What’s the U. S. equivalent of 0.45 kilograms? – One pound.
85. What is the eastern most capital in the United Sates? – Augusta, capital city of the State of Maine and the easternmost state capital
86. What physicist’s last words were not understood because his nurse did not speak German? – Albert Einstein’s.
87. What socialist writer’s last words were: “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”? – Karl Marx’s.
88. Who did Yigal Amir assassinate in 1995? – Yitzhak Rabin.
89. What mathematical symbol did math whiz Ferdinand von Lindemann determine to be a transcendental number in 1882? – Pi.
90. What do you call an angle more than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees? – Obtuse.
91. What’s a flat image that can be displayed in three dimensions? – A hologram.
92. What is the deepest lake in the U.S? – Crater Lake in Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States at 1,932 feet (589 meters).
93. Where is the Highest Elevation on Earth? – Mt. Everest, Asia: 29,035 feet (8850 m)
94.What’s the only metal that’s not a solid at room temperature? – Mercury.
95. What’s the groundnut better known as? – The peanut.
96. How long does it take light from the sun to reach the earth? – Approximately 8 minutes and 18 seconds.
97. How far is the moon from the earth? – The actual Earth-Moon distance ranges from about 360,000 to 405,000 kilometers, depending on the position in the Moon’s orbit. (223,694 to 251,665 miles)
98. How much bigger is the sun than the earth? A: The Earth is about 13 thousand kilometers (8000 miles) wide, whereas the Sun is roughly 1.4 million kilometers (900,000 miles) across. If the Sun were a hollow ball, you could fit about one million Earths inside of it!
99. The Golden Gate Bridge? – San Francisco, California, USA.
100. Where is Broadway? – New York City, USA.
101. What’s the first name of Shakespeare? – William
102. Where is the Leaning Tower of Pisa? – Pisa, Italy.
103. Where is Notre Dame? – Paris
104. What’s the common name for a cubic decimeter? – A liter.
105. What measure of energy comes from the Latin word meaning “heat”? -The calorie.
106. What continent is subjected to the world’s largest ozone hole? – Antarctica.
107. What sea creature can have an eye measuring 16 inches across, the largest in the animal kingdom? – A squid.
108. What was the first country to recognize Mexico’s independence, in 1836? – The U.S.
109. Does the sun rotate? – The movements of the sunspots indicate that the Sun rotates once every 27 days at the equator, but only once in 31 days at the poles.
110. How big is the Milky Way? – The Milky Way is actually a giant, as its mass is probably between 750 billion and one trillion solar masses, and its diameter is about 100,000 light years.
111. What is the Milky Way? – The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy.
112. What is the Indiana state bird? – Cardinal
113. What is the first organisms to grow back after fire? – Moss