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# 1: What chemical element has the symbol Au?

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Gold has the symbol Au. Atomic number, name, and symbol all serve independently as unique identifiers for chemical elements.

# 2: In December 1977, British Singer Cat Stevens converted to Islam and later adopted which name?

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In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam. He adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year.

# 3: Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American crime film by which director?

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Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American crime film. It was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino.

# 4: U Thant, Kofi Annan, and Kurt Waldheim have all been:

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The have all been Secretaries-General of the United Nations. U Thant was in office between 1961 and 1971, Kurt Waldheim between 1972 and 1981, and Kofi Annan between 1997 and 2006. Although, Kofi Annan and U.N. was awarded the Peace Price in 2001, the others have not.

# 5: If you order antipasto in Italy, you will get:

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Antipasto means before the meal and is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal.

# 6: Which TV-series begins with the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 near a tropical island?

In which TV series crashes Oceanic Flight 815?
The first season of Lost begins with the crash of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 and its surviving passengers on what seems to be a deserted tropical island.

# 7: Helsinki is the capital of which country?

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Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is also Finland's major cultural, educational, financial, and political center as well as one of northern Europe's major cities. Finland is a Nordic country bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south over the Gulf of Finland.

# 8: The Canadian band Barenaked Ladies wrote and recorded this show’s theme song:

Barenaked Ladies wrote the theme song to which TV show?
The Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies wrote and recorded the theme song of the Big Bang Theory. The song describes the history and formation of the universe and the Earth.

# 9: The singer Rihanna is born in which country?

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. She is born in Saint Michael, Barbados.

# 10: Who wrote and directed the movies Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2?

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2 are two American action movies written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

# 11: Who plays the role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy?

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In the original trilogy of films Obi-Wan Kenobi is played by Alec Guinness. In the prequel trilogy the role is played by Ewan McGregor.

# 12: All of these artists have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, except:

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The Rolling Stones performed at the Super Bowl XL in 2006. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed in 2008. The Black Eyed Peas performed in 2011.

# 13: In which sport is the term deuce used when each player’s score is 40.

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The running score of each game is described in a manner peculiar to tennis. Scores from zero to three points are described as love, fifteen, thirty, and forty, respectively. If at least three points have been scored by each player, making the player's scores equal at forty apiece, the score is not called out as forty-forty, but rather as deuce.

# 14: The first Winter Olympics in 1924 were held in:

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.

# 15: Kir is a cocktail that got its name from Felix Kir, a mayor in this country:

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Kir is a popular French cocktail. It is named after Felix Kir, mayor of Dijon in Burgundy, France.

# 16: KLM is an airline company registered in which country?

KLM Airline is from which country?
KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.) is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands.

# 17: What is a ducat?

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The ducat was a gold or silver coin used as a trade coin in Europe from the later medieval centuries until as late as the 20th century.

# 18: Under which name is Milburn Pennybags is more commonly known?

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Rich Uncle Pennybags is the round old man in a top hat who serves as the mascot of the game Monopoly. In 1988, he was given the name Milburn Pennybags. In 1999, he got the name Mr. Monopoly.

# 19: Who plays FBI Special Agent Duncan Carlisle in the CBS drama series Hostages?

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Hostages is an American drama TV series developed by Alon Aranya and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, and based on the Israeli series of the same name. The family of a doctor is taken hostage before she is scheduled to perform surgery on the President of the United States. Dylan McDermott plays FBI Special Agent Duncan Carlisle, leader of the team that takes the family hostage. Dylan McDermott is perhaps best known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the legal drama series The Practice.

# 20: Which country’s flag is this?

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The national flag of Saudi Arabia is green featuring an Arabic inscription and a sword in white. The inscription is the Islamic creed, or shahada.



Random Trivia Questions

This quiz with 20 random questions picks random questions from a larger pool of general trivia questions. Questions are slightly renewed every time you start over.

What is Trivia Questions Good for?

Yes, you might ask yourself what trivia knowledge is good for? Isn’t it just details, considerations, or pieces of information of very little importance or value? We may not always understand it, but our general knowledge makes up a big part of who we are. It defines our interests, our choices in life, and who we want to socialize with. It can be said that the more we know, the happier we are and the more success we have in life. If you have a lot of knowledge, trivial or not, of the world around you, you also engage in what is going on around you. And other people engage in you. Knowledge is not only cumulative, it grows exponentially. If you have a sound base of general insight, you will also find it easier to learn more. The more facts you accumulate, the smarter you become. As you get older, it also keeps your brain active.

Daily Dose of General Trivia

General trivia quizzes are one of the best ways to challenge yourself and keep the interest of the world around you alive. Even if you don’t find any immediate use of simple trivia, every piece of information helps you become smarter. That is why we recommend a daily dose of general knowledge trivia. And in case you haven’t already noticed; most pub quizzes have mostly trivia questions.

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