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100+ of the Best General Knowledge Quiz Questions

Not counting the Earth, which is the only planet whose largest moon is named after a female figure? Which country has coastlines on the Caspian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf? See how you fare against these trivia questions!

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Andrew Cotter's viral videos

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Trivia Question

BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has made popular home videos featuring contests between whom?

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Andrew Cotter's dogs, Olive and Mabel

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Answer: His two dogs, Olive and Mabel

The videos, which went viral during the COVID-19 lockdown, have amassed more than 50 million views on YouTube!

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Name the sport

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Trivia Question

The 2020 winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) features Afghan girls performing what sport?

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Skateistan

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Answer: Skateboarding

The Oscar-winning doc is titled Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl).

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Geographic features

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Trivia Question

What geographic features does IKEA usually name its bathroom products after?

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Lake in Sweden

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Answer: Scandinavian bodies of water

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Name the demo

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Trivia Question

According to a 2013 survey, what demographic asks nearly 300 questions per day?

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Two young siblings

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Answer: Young children

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Name the board game

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Trivia Question

What board game is purportedly not played by the British royal family because it makes the players too vicious?

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Monopoly board game

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Answer: Monopoly

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Lush "naked" products

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Trivia Question

The international cosmetics retailer Lush sells “naked” products, which don’t include what?

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Lush store

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Answer: Packaging

Thirty-five per cent of Lush’s products are package-free! “Naked” items include solid shampoo bars, conditioners and bath oils.

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Name the rock star

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Trivia Question

After a hiatus in gospel, who returned to rock ’n’ roll in the early 1960s, with The Beatles as his opening act?

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Little Richard in concert in 2007

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Answer: Little Richard

During this time, Richard reportedly taught Beatles frontman Paul McCartney his distinctive singing style.

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Name the province or territory

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Trivia Question

Which Canadian province or territory has the highest proportion of elected female legislators?

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

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Answer: The Northwest Territories

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South Korea sends 10,000 face masks to...

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Trivia Question

Where did South Korea recently send coronavirus-protection gear, out of gratitude to Korean War veterans?

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Navajo veterans of the Korean War

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Answer: The Navajo Nation

The U.S. supported South Korea during the Korean War—members of the Navajo Nation used their language as an unbreakable code for radio messages.

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Name the historical figure

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Trivia Question

Who said: “A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true”?

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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.

Read up on these powerful quotes on racism from history’s most inspiring activists.

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Name the city

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Trivia Question

In which city can you ski down the sloped roof of an electricity-producing incinerator?

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CopenHill in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Answer: Copenhagen

First conceived in 2011, the CopenHill boasts an impressive 450-metre ski slope.

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Name the planet

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Trivia Question

NASA has tested equipment in Chile’s Atacama Desert, because it’s similar to which planet?

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Atacama Desert, Chile

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Answer: Mars

Fun fact: the Atacama is 50 times more arid than California’s Death Valley!

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Name the threat

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Trivia Question

Which poses a greater threat to undersea fibre-optic cables: sharks or fishing boats?

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Two fishermen on a fishing trawler

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

Which country called its 2019 national budget “The Wellbeing Budget” because it focused on areas such as mental health?

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Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Answer: New Zealand

The budget has also committed billions to tackling child poverty and family violence.

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Name the cartoon character

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Trivia Question

What cartoon character drew inspiration from Charlie Chaplin and turns 92 this November?

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Mickey Mouse

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Answer: Mickey Mouse

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Name the phenomenon

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Trivia Question

Moraines, eskers and drumlins are all landforms that were created by what phenomenon?

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View of glaciers from drone

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Answer: Retreating glaciers

Fun fact: Antarctica’s Lambert glacier is the largest in the world. It measures 96 kilometres wide and 434 kilometres long.

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Name the food

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Trivia Question

What vegetarian product is known for “bleeding” meat-like juices?

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Impossible Burger

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Answer: The Impossible Burger

The Impossible Burger first launched in 2016.

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Name the show

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Trivia Question

David Tennant and Michael Sheen starred in what recent TV release about the antics of demons and angels?

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Good Omens on Amazon Prime Video

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Answer: Good Omens

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Name the organization

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Trivia Question

Henry Dunant shared the first Nobel Peace Prize, in 1901, for founding what life-saving organization?

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International Committee of the Red Cross

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Answer: The International Committee of the Red Cross

Dunant shared the prize with Frédéric Passy, a French economist and founding member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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Name the lunar event

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Trivia Question

What lunar event promises to make 2020’s Halloween especially spooky?

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Full moon

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Answer: A full moon

Don’t miss these fascinating facts about the moon!

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Name the prize

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Trivia Question

What prize is so revered by hockey fans that it has its own “keeper,” responsible for safeguarding it wherever it goes?

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Stanley Cup

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Answer: The Stanley Cup

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Name the painter

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Trivia Question

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Han van Meegeren was a Dutch art forger. One of his successes, The Supper at Emmaus, was proclaimed by scholars to be a masterpiece by whom?

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Hans van Meegeren

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Answer: Johannes Vermeer

It’s estimated that van Meegeren (pictured above) duped buyers out of more than US $30 million in 1967’s money.

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Name the objects

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Trivia Question

As late as the 1930s, what unwelcome objects were sometimes found in toilet paper?

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Splinters from a tree stump

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Answer: Splinters

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Name the actor

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Trivia Question

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Michael Myers’s mask from Halloween is based on the face of what Canadian actor of Star Trek fame?

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William Shatner

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Answer: William Shatner

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Name the link

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Trivia Question

Misère versions of games such as nim, sprouts and poker have what in common?

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Four cards showing Aces

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Answer: The players try to lose

Lowball, for example, is a type of poker in which one’s lowest-scoring hand wins.

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Name the painting

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Trivia Question

What did the graffiti artist Banksy paint on his own bathroom walls during the COVID-19 lockdown?

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Installation by Banksy

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Answer: Rats

These hilarious pranks made headlines around the world!

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Name the light

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Trivia Question

The glow called St. Elmo’s Fire appears when electrical voltage affects gases in the sky. What do we call it when we purposely make the same thing happen inside glass tubes?

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Neon lights

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Answer: Neon lights

The first neon lights were made in 1911 by French chemist Georges Claude.

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Name the book

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Trivia Question

A childhood candy-tasting job inspired what book by Roald Dahl?

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Classic movies on Netflix - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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Answer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

There are two film versions of Dahl’s novel: the first released in 1971 (starring Gene Wilder), and the second released in 2005 (starring Johnny Depp).

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Name the traits

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Trivia Question

Hawaii has a statute called the Aloha Spirit law, which encourages public officials to contemplate which character traits?

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Hawaii beachfront

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Answer: Kindness, unity, agreeableness, humility and patience

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Name the vegetable

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Trivia Question

What were the original jack-o’-lanterns carved from in Ireland and Scotland, before those places started importing pumpkins?

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Turnips

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General knowledge quiz - Name that toy

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Trivia Question

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a very sturdy plastic. That’s why it hurts to step on what Danish-designed ABS toys?

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Lego blocks

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General knowledge quiz - Name the nurse

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Trivia Question

You may know her better as a nurse, but who became the first female member of the U.K.’s Royal Statistical Society in 1858?

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Florence Nightingale

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Answer: Florence Nightingale

Other famous members included English polymath Charles Babbage and Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet.

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General knowledge quiz - Name the political theorist

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Trivia Question

Who described Simon Bolivar as “the dastardly, most miserable and meanest of blackguards”?

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Karl Marx

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Answer: Karl Marx

Read up on the historical figures you didn’t know were related.

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Name the movie star

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Trivia Question

What movie star’s first claim to fame was being part of a hip-hop duo called DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince?

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Will Smith at the Cannes Film Festival

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Answer: Will Smith

The duo’s most successful single was 1991’s “Summertime,” which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Check out the most popular songs from the year you were born!

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Name the colour

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Trivia Question

According to peer-­reviewed research, wearing what colour might give an advantage to boxers?

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Red boxing gloves

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Answer: Red

These mind-blowing facts will have you rethinking everything!

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Name the painter

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Trivia Question

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Besides his most famous portrait, what artist also painted others that included Lady With an Ermine and Ginevra de’ Benci?

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Illustration of Leonardo da Vinci

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Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

If you share this one trait with Leonardo da Vinci, you might be a genius.

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Name the event

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Trivia Question

Greta Thunberg’s mother, Malena Ernman, represented Sweden at what event in 2009?

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Malena Ernman at Eurovision

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Answer: The Eurovision Song Contest

Her song, “La Voix,” was the first Swedish entry to contain lyrics in French.

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Name the chancellor

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Trivia Question

What former German chancellor gave Angela Merkel her first cabinet position—and the rather patronizing nickname “mein Mädchen” (my girl)?

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Helmut Kohl

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Answer: Helmut Kohl

Kohl served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998.

These funny political insults are guaranteed to make you laugh!

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Name the topping

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Trivia Question

Not counting cheese or tomato sauce, what is by far the most popular pizza topping among Americans?

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Pepperoni pizza

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Answer: Pepperoni

You won’t believe some of the stuff you’ve been swallowing! Read these food facts from our experts before you take another bite.

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Name the animal

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Trivia Question

Omura’s whale, the Lord Howe stick insect and the New Zealand storm petrel are all examples of what kind of animal?

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New Zealand Storm Petrel

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Answer: They’re “Lazarus animals”

Meaning, they were thought to be extinct only to be rediscovered.

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Name the TV show

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Trivia Question

Although Bea Arthur hated cheesecake, what TV show’s cast ate some 100 of them on camera?

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The Golden Girls

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Answer: The Golden Girls

In 2014, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Golden Girls at number 69 on their list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time.”

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Name the Disney character

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Trivia Question

Which Disney character’s family name is Fa, even though it was Hua in the source material?

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Mulan

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Answer: Mulan

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Name the prize

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Trivia Question

By what name is the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences better known?

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Economics Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Answer: The Nobel Prize for Economics

American economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (pictured above) was awarded the prize in 2001.

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What did the armed robbers steal?

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Trivia Question

In early 2020 in Hong Kong, armed men stole 600 of what coveted item?

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Man holding several rolls of toilet paper

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Answer: Rolls of toilet paper

Find out what people used before toilet paper existed.

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Name the Grammy winner

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Trivia Question

Who’s won two Grammys for comedy recordings and three for playing the banjo?

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Steve Martin performing in concert

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Answer: Steve Martin

These funny song titles may not have appeared on any top 40 hit list, but they’re sure to put a smile on your face!

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Name the language

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Trivia Question

What’s the only Semitic language that’s also an official European Union language?

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Street in Malta

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Answer: Maltese

Test your knowledge of these English words of Arabic origin.

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Name the actor

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Trivia Question

What actor has played friends to Ford Prefect, Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes and the Black Panther?

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Martin Freeman

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Answer: Martin Freeman

Freeman first became known to audiences while starring in the UK version of The Office.

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Name the Swede

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Trivia Question

During the Second World War, double agent Juan Pujol García was nicknamed after what Swede?

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Greta Garbo

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Answer: Greta Garbo

The reason? Because he could give a convincing performance.

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Name the novel

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Trivia Question

What novel did James Patterson write about a detective named Jamie Patterson, who tries to solve the murder of a horror writer?

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Stephen King

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Answer: The Murder of Stephen King

Patterson ultimately decided not to publish it.

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Name the treat

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Trivia Question

Sometimes called a “good luck sweet cookie” in China, what treat was likely invented in the U.S.?

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Fortune cookies

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Answer:  The fortune cookie

Speaking of sweets, find out how other countries enjoy ice cream!

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Name the planet

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Trivia Question

Not counting the earth, which is the only planet whose largest moon is named after a female figure?

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Uranus

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Answer:  Uranus

The moon is named for the Shakespearean character Titania.

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Name the Nordic country

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Trivia Question

Golfer Annika Sörenstam hails from what Nordic country?

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Golfer Annika Sorenstam

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Answer: Sweden

These hilarious golf jokes are better than a hole-in-one!

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Name the inventor

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Trivia Question

Whose unsolved 1913 death prompted headlines such as “Murdered by Agents From Big Oil Trusts,” because he’d invented a more fuel-­efficient engine?

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Diesel fuel

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Answer: Rudolf Diesel

Are you a classic car expert? Guess these vintage cars.

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Name the singer-songwriter

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Trivia Question

Who supplied the music for the musical-­theatre version of the film Waitress?

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Sara Bareilles

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Answer: Sara Bareilles

Her 2007 hit single, “Love Song,” reached fourth on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

What African kingdom lists Coca-Cola concentrate among its main exports?

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Eswatini

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Answer: Eswatini

With a total land area of just 17,364 square kilometres, Eswatini is the seventh smallest country in Africa.

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Name the comic strip

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Trivia Question

In 2010, the last panel of what long-­running comic strip saw the title character kidnapped by a war criminal?

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Little Orphan Annie

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Answer:  Little Orphan Annie

Created by cartoonist Harold Gray, the comic made its debut on August 5, 1924.

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Name the actor

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Trivia Question

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Who is the highest grossing female actor of all time?

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Scarlett Johansson

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Answer:  Scarlett Johansson

Check out the biggest box-office hit from the year you were born.

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Name the language

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Trivia Question

W and Z are worth a lot in many versions of Scrabble, but in which language are they worth only a single point each?

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Scrabble tiles

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Answer: Polish

Memorize the best Scrabble words for a competitive edge at your next game night.

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Name the board game

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Trivia Question

Klaus Teuber was a dental technician until he created which blockbuster board game?

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The Settlers of Catan

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Answer: The Settlers of Catan

First published in 1995, the multiplayer game had sold more than 22 million copies by 2015.

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True or false?

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Trivia Question

Historical pirates often buried their treasure. True or false?

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Ancient map

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Answer: False

Here are more history questions people always get wrong.

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What was their surname?

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Trivia Question

While her brothers were inventing the airplane, Katharine kept their bicycle shop afloat. What was their surname?

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Wright brothers flight

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Answer: Wright

A graduate of Oberlin College, Katharine also taught Latin in high school.

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Name the layer

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Trivia Question

Which layer of the earth, normally found between the crust and core, occasionally pushes up to the surface?

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Earth's mantle

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Answer: The mantle

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Name the sharpshooter

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Trivia Question

Who starred in Thomas Edison’s 1894 short film, The “Little Sure Shot of the ‘Wild West.” Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc.?

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Annie Oakley

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Answer: Annie Oakley

Can you guess in which decade these iconic photos were taken?

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Name the famous spy

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Trivia Question

In Louise Fitzhugh’s classic 1964 novel, who was the titular spy?

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Harriet the Spy

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Name the city

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Trivia Question

What city’s historic Imperial Hotel is on its Ringstrasse (ring road)?

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Bird's eye view of Vienna

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Answer: Vienna

Have you heard of these little-known natural wonders?

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Name the flag's nation

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Trivia Question

Which country’s flag used to include an orange stripe, for the House of Orange?

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Answer: The Netherlands

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Name the oceanographer

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Trivia Question

The title character in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou was likely modelled on what real French oceanographer?

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Jacques Cousteau

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Answer:  Jacques Cousteau

Read up on the creepiest things you can find at the bottom of the ocean.

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Where did the letters go?

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Trivia Question

Since 2016, the letters A, B and O are sometimes missing from various signs and company logos around the world. Why?

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Donating blood

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Answer: To promote blood donation

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Name the rock singer

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Trivia Question

What rocker revealed in January 2020 that he has Parkinson’s?

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Ozzy Osbourne

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Answer: Ozzy Osbourne

Speaking of Ozzy Osbourne, here are the scariest songs of all time.

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Name the body part

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Trivia Question

Conch, helix, tragus and rook are all ways of piercing which body part?

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Close-up of woman's ear

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Who said these words?

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Trivia Question

What person’s last words, uttered on August 31, 1997, were purportedly, “My God, what’s happened?”

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Princess Diana

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Answer: Princess Diana

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Name the product

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Trivia Question

Fujian, Taiwan and Guangdong are all known for what product, whose name means “black dragon”?

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Oolong tea field in China

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Name the language

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Trivia Question

The Cervantes Prize is awarded to people writing in what language?

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Cervantes Prize ceremony in Spain

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Answer: Spanish

Visiting a Spanish-speaking country anytime soon? Or just want to bone up on your Español? These are the everyday Spanish phrases to master.

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

Which country has been experiencing a tourism boom because of the Frozen movies?

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Norway

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Answer: Norway

Learn about the coldest day in Canadian history!

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Name the TV-friendly colour

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Trivia Question

In 1972, the Inter­national Tennis Feder­ation authorized what TV-friendly colour for tennis balls?

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Yellow tennis balls on clay courts

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Answer: Yellow

According to Tennis365, the switch to yellow tennis balls was the idea of David Attenborough, who was a controller at BBC2 in the 1960s.

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Name the Asian country

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Trivia Question

Kannada is a language with at least 43 million native speakers, most of whom live in which Asian country?

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Canadians travelling to India may feel overwhelmed

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Answer: India

Discover the secrets of India’s royal palaces.

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Name the infectious disease

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Trivia Question

Now very rare, thanks to vaccines, what infectious disease is the reason why Spain remembers 1613 as “the year of the strangulations”?

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Diptheria

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Name the three animals

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Trivia Question

Before humans risked flying in a hot-air balloon themselves, they sent up which three animals?

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Hot air balloon ride

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Answer: A sheep, a rooster and a duck

Good news: they landed safely!

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True or false?

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Trivia Question

Late blight, the plant disease that caused Ireland’s Great Famine, no longer threatens potato crops. True or false?

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Potatoes on wooden table

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Answer: False

Read the fascinating story about the year Canada didn’t have a summer.

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Guess the percentage

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Trivia Question

On average, Danes cycle 1.6 kilometres per day. Roughly what percentage of them own a bike?

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Vintage bicycle in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Answer: 90 per cent

According to the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, approximately half of all children aged 11 to 15 also cycle to school.

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Name the Chinese celebrity

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Trivia Question

What actor topped the 2019 Forbes list of the most influential Chinese celebrities?

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Actor Wu Jing

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Answer: Actor Wu Jing

Wu starred in the 2019 film The Wandering Earth—China’s third highest-grossing film ever.

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Name the resort

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Trivia Question

In what resort can one race in a Star Wars-themed half marathon?

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Disney world

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Who wrote the following?

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Trivia Question

Who wrote the following? “Is there meaning to music? … Yes. And can you state in so many words what the meaning is? … No.”

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Aaron Copland

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Answer: The composer Aaron Copland

Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14, 1900, Copland was referred to as “the Dean of American Composers” during his lifetime.

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How old was Greta Thunberg when she first became an activist?

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Trivia Question

How old was Greta Thunberg when she first became an activist?

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Greta Thunberg

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

The record for the fastest non-tornado wind gust was set during trop­ical cyclone Olivia in which country?

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Sydney, Australia

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Answer: Australia

Check out these extraordinary weather events caught on camera!

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Name the fruit

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Trivia Question

In 2019, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan taped what item of fruit to a wall and sold it for US$120,000?

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Banana duct taped to a white wall

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Answer: A banana

Check out more outrageous news stories from around the world!

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What kills more people worldwide?

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Trivia Question

What kills more people worldwide: road accidents or homicide (including war and cap­ital punishment)?

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Car collision

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Answer: Road accidents

Road accidents are to blame for around one in 40 human deaths.

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

The person who was born Princess Anne-­Marie of Denmark would now be the queen of which country had it not abolished its monarchy in 1973?

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Greece

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Answer: Greece

Here’s why you should thank the ancient Greeks for your birthday cake.

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Name the sport

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Trivia Question

What sport, invented in Amsterdam in 1901, requires four men and four women on each team?

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Korfball

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Answer: Korfball

These captivating sports documentaries will satisfy your sports fix.

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Name the insect

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Trivia Question

The ancient Egyptian god Khepri was portrayed as what insect, or sometimes as a man with that insect for a head?

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Scarab beetle

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Answer: A scarab beetle

Can you spot the animals camouflaged in these photos?

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Name the plant

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Trivia Question

What plant is a symbol of nuclear disarmament because it can absorb radioactive cesium?

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Sunflower field

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Answer: The sunflower

Fun fact: sunflowers were planted at the sites of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters to help absorb radiation from the soil.

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Name the Canadian singer

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Trivia Question

In 2019, what Can­adian singer released her first Billboard No. 1 album in more than 17 years?

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Celine Dion performing live

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Answer: Céline Dion

Check out the greatest Canadian albums of all time!

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Name the two states

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Trivia Question

Which two independ­ent states are entirely surrounded by Italy?

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San Marino is the least visited country in Europe

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Answer: San Marino and Vatican City

From island paradises to little lands tucked away in Europe, these tiny countries are big on scenery and culture.

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Name the Peanuts character

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Trivia Question

In Peanuts, what character was fiercely dedicated to Beethoven?

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Schroeder from Peanuts cartoon

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

Which is the only country to have won both the women’s and the men’s FIFA World Cups?

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German team winning at the 2014 World Cup

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Name the painter

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Trivia Question

What Dutch master produced more than 142 paintings while he was staying at a psychi­atric hospital?

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Vincent van Gogh self-portrait

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Answer: Vincent van Gogh

You won’t believe these fortunes found in attics!

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Name the Nicole Kidman film

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Trivia Question

Which “timely” Nicole Kidman film was based on the novel that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction?

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Nicole Kidman in The Hours

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Answer: The Hours

These romantic movies on Netflix Canada should be viewed with a box of tissues nearby.

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Name the Disney movie

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Trivia Question

What Disney movie features a castle inspired by the Chateau de Chambord in France?

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Beauty and the Beast (2019)

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Answer: Beauty and the Beast

Can you guess the Disney villain by their last words?

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Name the mathematician

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Trivia Question

The square root of two is a constant named after what mathematician and philosopher?

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Statue of Pythagoras

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Answer: Pythagoras

It takes a genius to solve these tricky math riddles—are you up to the challenge?

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Name the birthplace of karate

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Trivia Question

Japan’s southernmost prefecture is the birthplace of karate and is called what?

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House in Okinawa, Japan

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Answer: Okinawa

Check out these crazy things you can only find in Japan!

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Name the actor

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Trivia Question

What American actor goes by the stage name “Childish Gambino” when he’s performing music?

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Donald Glover

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Answer: Donald Glover

Glover also created and stars in the Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama, Atlanta.

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Name the country

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Trivia Question

Which country has coastlines on the Caspian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf?

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Tehran skyline

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Answer: Iran

Iran is the second-largest country in the Middle East, after Saudi Arabia.

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Name the classic movie

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Trivia Question

Until he passed away at age 98 in 2018, Jerry Maren was the last surviv­or of the 124 actors who played Munchkins in what movie?

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The Wizard of Oz

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Answer: The Wizard of Oz

Add these classic movies on Netflix Canada to your viewing list!

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NIgella Lawson's favourite meal

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Trivia Question

According to Nigella Lawson, what’s the “best meal in the world”?

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Nigella Lawson

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Answer: Bread and cheese

Don’t miss these secrets from TV chefs!

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Name the golfer

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Trivia Question

Golf returned to the Olympics in 2016. Who won the first men’s gold medal in 112 years and hit the first Olympic hole in one?

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Justin Rose, golfer

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Answer: Justin Rose

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