Could You Win "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

By: Talin Vartanian

Could You Win "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
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About This Quiz

The classic TV show "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" featured a wide range of questions that tested a contestant's knowledge on science, languages, math, history and more. Today, we're putting you in the hot seat of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with this 35-question quiz!

Let's start with a few basic warm-ups to get you ready for this quiz. Do you know what the largest external organ is in the body? External organs are organs that can be seen on the outside of your body (so organs like the heart, brain and liver don't count in this context). The answer to this question is your skin, since it covers your entire body.

Here's another question: Do you know where a shrimp's heart is located? It's not located on the chest area, like a human being. It's actually located in a shrimp's head, otherwise known as the "thorax."

This quiz will also look at famous inventors, physicists, astronomers and painters. For example, do you know who painted the famous painting "The Scream?" It was actually Edvard Munch!

So without further ado, let's get started on this fun variation of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" to see if you can score 100%!

What is the largest external organ on the human body?
Eyes
Ears
Skin
Your skin is the largest external organ. Your skin also has a variety of functions, such as keeping you warm and protecting you from disease and bad bacteria.
Nose

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What is the capital of Iceland?
Tegucigalpa
Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, as well as the largest city in the country. Its current population is 122,853.
Kingston
Astana

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Who invented sliced bread?
Samuel Morse
Otto Frederick Rohwedder
Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the machine that creates sliced bread. This was officially created in 1928.
Alfred Nobel
Wright brothers

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Which of these famous figures was a physicist?
Enrico Fermi
Enrico Fermi was a physicist who created the Chicago Pile-1, which was the first nuclear reactor in the world. He also won many awards for his work, including the Nobel Prize.
Berenice Abbott
Gertrude Abercrombie
Carla Accardi

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Which of these is NOT one of the Great Lakes in the Midwestern part of the United States?
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Toronto
Lake Toronto is not a lake at all, but Lake Ontario is, as well as Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The other two Great Lakes are Lake Erie and Lake Superior.
Lake Ontario

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What is the largest country in the world?
Russia
Although China has the highest population, Russia is the largest country in terms of land mass. Its size clocks in at just over 17 million square kilometers!
Canada
China
North America

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Which of the following is the correct formula of the Pythagorean Theorem?
y=mx+b
A= πr²
S=4πr²
a²+b²=c²
a²+b²=c² is the correct formula for the Pythagorean Theorem. The formula is used to find missing sides of a right triangle.

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Which of these painters is known for his work in abstract expressionism?
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock is best known for his work in abstract expressionism. His specialty was called "drip painting," and his work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art.
Max Ernst
René Magritte
Keith Haring

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Which of these flowers are poisonous?
Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum
Lily of the valley
Lily of the valley is a very poisonous flower that can cause a number of harmful ailments. The rest of the answers in the list are actually edible flowers!
Bergamot
Chervil

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Which of these states was NOT one of the original 13 colonies?
Florida
Florida was not one of the original 13 colonies. Other "original" colonies include Delaware, New Jersey and Connecticut.
New York
Pennsylvania
Georgia

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A caffè macchiato has ________ origins.
Italian
A caffè macchiato has Italian origins and translates to "coffee with stains" in English. It's made by pouring a thin layer of foamed milk over the top of espresso.
Spanish
American
French

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The "hryvnia" is the currency of which of these countries?
Turkey
Ukraine
The hryvnia is the official currency of the Ukraine. In fact, 1 Ukrainian hryvnia is equivalent to 0.036 USD.
Iran
India

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Who wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense" in 1776?
George Read
George Clymer
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine wrote "Common Sense" between 1775 and 1776. The pamphlet aimed to create the democratic republic and to gain American independence from England.
John Hart

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"The Scream" is a famous painting that was created by...?
Pablo Picasso
Claude Monet
Henri Matisse
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch created "The Scream" painting in 1893. Munch was a Norwegian artist who excelled in Expressionism.

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Which of the following is NOT a primary color?
Yellow
Red
Green
The primary colors of the color wheel are blue, red and yellow. Green is a secondary color, along with violet and orange.
Blue

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Which of these countries were NOT part of the Axis Powers during World War II?
Japan
Italy
Germany
China
China was not part of the Axis Powers during World War II; it was part of the Allied Powers. Other allied powers included the United States, France, Great Britain and the Soviet Union.

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How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
101 years
99 years
100 years
116 years
Despite its name, the Hundred Years' War didn't last 100 years, but actually 116 years. The battle was between France and England.

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Which of these is NOT on the periodic table of elements?
Cadmium
Actinium
Beryllium
Polypodium
Polypodium is not on the periodic table of elements. It's actually a species of fern plants.

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Which of these games was featured in the classic film "WarGames?"
Checkers
Tic-Tac-Toe
Tic-Tac-Toe is featured in the film "WarGames." This film came out in 1983 and starred Matthew Broderick and Dabney Coleman.
Tower of Hanoi
Nim

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Where is a shrimp's heart located?
In its head
A shrimp's heart is actually located in its head! Specifically, the heart is on the "thorax" of a shrimp.
In its tail
In its legs
On its back

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What is the capital of South Dakota?
Bismarck
Raleigh
Columbia
Pierre
Pierre is the capital of South Dakota. Pierre is known for a variety of landmarks, including the Oahe Dam and the South Dakota State Historical Society.

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Which of these is considered to be a French "mother sauce?"
Hollandaise
Hollandaise is a popular sauce that makes eggs benedict rich and creamy, and is one of five mother sauces in French cuisine. Other mother sauces include Espagnole and Velouté.
Beurre blanc
Bordelaise
Charcutière

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Who was the 15th president of the United States?
James Buchanan
James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States. He was in office from 1857 to 1861.
Franklin Pierce
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor

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Which of these is NOT one of the seven wonders of the 'Ancient World?'
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Capuchin Monastery Catacombs
The Capuchin Monastery Catacombs are not one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They are located in Italy, and are home to the "sleeping beauty," Rosalia Lombardo.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Colossus of Rhodes

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Which of these is NOT a fruit?
Banana
Apples
Rutabaga
Rutabagas are a root vegetable. Believe it or not, peppers are actually considered to be a fruit since it contains seeds.
Peppers

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Which of these was Walt Disney's first movie?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was Walt Disney's first movie. It was released in 1937, and was later followed up with "Pinocchio," "Fantasia" and "Dumbo."
Dumbo
Fantasia
Pinocchio

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The outer white part of your eyes is referred to as the ________.
Macula
Vitreous
Sclera
The sclera is the white outer part of your eyes. The sclera can also change in color, such as yellow or blue, which could indicate an underlying disease or infection.
Retina

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Who discovered Pluto?
Urbain Le Verrier
Edmond Halley
Clyde Tombaugh
Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, who was an astronomer. He also contributed to the astronomy field by identifying various types of asteroids.
Edwin Hubble

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The Packers won against the _________ in the very first Super Bowl.
Vikings
Chiefs
The Chiefs lost against the Packers in the very first Super Bowl. The score was 35-10.
Bears
Patriots

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What is the largest internal organ in the human body?
Brain
Liver
The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. It also helps with breaking down various types of blood cells.
Pancreas
Spleen

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Who was NOT a member of the Sons of Liberty during the Boston Tea Party?
Paul Revere
Joseph Warren
James Otis
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton was not part of the Sons of Liberty during the Boston Tea Party. He was the first US Secretary of the Treasury.

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Which of these men did NOT sign the Declaration of Independence?
Arthur Middleton
John Hancock
Caesar Rodney
Samuel Dexter
Samuel Dexter did not sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the third Secretary of Treasury of the United States.

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Which of the following is the correct definition of "circumspect."
To be honest in nature
To speculate or hypothesize
To be cautious when it comes to risk-taking
"To be cautious when it comes to risk-taking" is the correct definition of "circumspect." This word also has Latin origins.
A type of surgical procedure that involves the removal of foreign objects

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There are 36 zeroes in a ____________.
Nonillion
Quadrillion
Undecillion
While we refer to very large numbers as million, billion and trillion, there are in fact, even bigger numbers that exist! An undecillion is one of them, which has 36 zeroes after the 1.
Decillion

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"Dendroaspis polylepis" is the scientific name for which of these animals?
Black mamba
The black mamba is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. It has the scientific name "Dendroaspis polylepis."
Common carp
Isopod
Caridean shrimp

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