Can You Pass This Trivia Quiz?

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About This Quiz

Are you a trivia lover with a true knack for fun facts? Do you have an interesting tidbit of knowledge for any situation? There is a lot out there to know across so many topics and niches that it would be impossible for one person to know them all. Whether it's music, engineering, art, cooking, history, language or just common knowledge, there is so much out there to learn about and discover. From theoretical facts to practical skills, there is a whole world of things out there to absorb and know about. 

While it would be impossible for any one person to truly master all of it completely, trivia lovers give it their very best and absorb fun facts like a sponge. In a whole wacky world of wild things to know about, pick apart, and think about, trivia lovers definitely have a lot of fun. There are so many things to learn about and so many ways to pursue that knowledge. From books to documentaries to more, the internet makes it possible to never stop learning, if you are so inclined. 


If you enjoy trivia and have a thirst for knowledge, put your brain to the test with this HowStuffWorks quiz! 

Which music figure is known as The King of Pop?

Michael Jackson was one of the most successful recording artists to ever live. He died at 50 years old in 2009.

How many moons does the earth have?

While some planets have many moons, that is not the case with earth. Earth has only one moon.

What currency is used in the UK?

In the UK, their currency is pounds. They are usually worth more than American dollars.

What is the name of the Norse god of thunder?

Thor is the Norse god of thunder. Thursday is named for him.

Which of these elements is present in pure water?

Hydrogen and oxygen are the elements that make up water. That is why it's called H2O.

Muhammad Ali is a famous figure in which sport?

Muhammad Ali was a famous boxer. He is known as The Greatest.

How many sides does a pentagon have?

A pentagon is a 5-sided shape. Penta- is a prefix which comes from the Greek word meaning 5.

What is the name of the former child star of "Home Alone" fame?

Macaulay Culkin rose to fame as a child actor in the '90s. As an adult, he is known for his pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band The Pizza Underground.

What nationality is Justin Bieber?

Justin Bieber is Canadian. He was born in London, Ontario, Canada.

Is spaghetti and meatballs an authentic Italian dish?

Spaghetti and meatballs was served first by Italian Americans. It gained popularity as a dish served in speakeasies during prohibition.

How many presidents have been assassinated since American independence?

4 US presidents have been assassinated. They were Abraham Lincoln, JFK, James A. Garfield and William McKinley.

Which two continents are considered two separate continents despite there being no actual separation between them?

Europe and Asia are geographically conjoined. They are considered separate continents largely for historical and political reasons.

On what day of creation did God create man?

The Bible begins with the book of Genesis, where God creates the world and all life on it in 6 days and rests on the 7th. He created man on the 6th day.

What is the world's largest mammal?

The blue whale is the world's largest mammal. They can reach nearly 100 feet in length and weigh more than 180 metric tons.

Bees are found on every continent except:

Antarctica is a vast icy continent. It has no permanent residents and relatively sparse animal life.

What is the name of the villain in the Disney film "Aladdin"?

Jafar is the sultan's crooked advisor in Aladdin. He is voiced by Jonathan Freeman.

Who sings the song "Formation"?

"Formation" is a song from Beyonce's 2016 album "Lemonade." This album was praised for its genre-bending music and the stunning music mini-film accompanying it.

What kind of race is the Tour de France?

The Tour de France is a men's multistage bicycle race held mostly in France. It is an annual event.

The small orange characters in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" are called:

Oompa Loompas are the small orange men who work in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. They are known for their orange complexions, green hair and wry, advice-filled songs.

Who is the Greek mythological ruler of the underworld?

Hades is the ruler of the land of the dead in Greek myth. He rules with his wife Persephone.

Who wrote "Romeo and Juliet"?

William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers of the English language. He wrote "Romeo and Juliet" and many other plays and poems.

How many days are in a leap year?

Most years have 365 days. During leap years there are 29 days in February, leading to a grand total of 366 days for those years.

Who was the first US president?

George Washington was the first president of America. He was also the first and last American president to not belong to any political party.

What is a group of lions known as?

There are interesting names for many groups of animals. A group of lions is called a pride.

What is the name of the prince in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty?"

Prince Phillip is the name of the Prince in "Sleeping Beauty." He gives Aurora true loves kiss to wake her from sleep.

Triton is the largest moon of which planet?

Neptune is the 8th and farthest planet from the sun. It has 14 moons, the largest of which is Triton.

Israel is the name later given to which biblical character?

Jacob is considered one of the patriarchs of the Israelites. He was called Israel after struggling with an angel in the desert.

Which year did World War I start?

World War I began in 1914 and ended in 1918. It was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Vulcan is the name of the Roman god of:

Vulcan is the name of the Roman god of fire. The word volcano comes from his name.

Which state is Lady Gaga from?

Lady Gaga was born in Manhattan's upper east side in New York City. Her birth name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

Which eye color came first?

Initially, humans had darker eyes and hair. Blue eyes are actually the result of a genetic mutation centuries ago that has been traced back to Eurasia.

Which Europeans initially settled the land that came to be known as Florida?

The Spanish settled parts of the Americas long before other Europeans arrived. Of course, there were already indigenous peoples there.

What is tequila made from?

Tequila is made from either blue agave or agave tequilana. These plants are succulents that grow in Mexico.

The earth is mostly:

The earth is just over 70% water. Most of this water is contained in the earth's oceans.

What do poachers harvest from elephants?

Poachers kill elephants and take their tusks. This is because ivory comes from elephant tusks.

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