Quiz: Could You Win "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?": HowStuffWorks
Could You Win "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
By: Talin Vartanian
5 Min Quiz
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?
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.
What is the capital of Iceland?
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, as well as the largest city in the country. Its current population is 122,853.
Who invented sliced bread?
Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the machine that creates sliced bread. This was officially created in 1928.
Which of these famous figures was a physicist?
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.
Which of these is NOT one of the Great Lakes in the Midwestern part of the United States?
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.
What is the largest country in the world?
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!
Which of the following is the correct formula of the Pythagorean Theorem?
a²+b²=c² is the correct formula for the Pythagorean Theorem. The formula is used to find missing sides of a right triangle.
Which of these painters is known for his work in abstract expressionism?
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.
Which of these flowers are poisonous?
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!
Which of these states was NOT one of the original 13 colonies?
Florida was not one of the original 13 colonies. Other "original" colonies include Delaware, New Jersey and Connecticut.
A caffè macchiato has ________ origins.
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.
The "hryvnia" is the currency of which of these countries?
The hryvnia is the official currency of the Ukraine. In fact, 1 Ukrainian hryvnia is equivalent to 0.036 USD.
Who wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense" in 1776?
Thomas Paine wrote "Common Sense" between 1775 and 1776. The pamphlet aimed to create the democratic republic and to gain American independence from England.
"The Scream" is a famous painting that was created by...?
Edvard Munch created "The Scream" painting in 1893. Munch was a Norwegian artist who excelled in Expressionism.
Which of the following is NOT a primary color?
The primary colors of the color wheel are blue, red and yellow. Green is a secondary color, along with violet and orange.
Which of these countries were NOT part of the Axis Powers during World War II?
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.
How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
Despite its name, the Hundred Years' War didn't last 100 years, but actually 116 years. The battle was between France and England.
Which of these is NOT on the periodic table of elements?
Polypodium is not on the periodic table of elements. It's actually a species of fern plants.
Which of these games was featured in the classic film "WarGames?"
Tic-Tac-Toe is featured in the film "WarGames." This film came out in 1983 and starred Matthew Broderick and Dabney Coleman.
Where is a shrimp's heart located?
A shrimp's heart is actually located in its head! Specifically, the heart is on the "thorax" of a shrimp.
What is the capital of South Dakota?
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.
Which of these is considered to be a French "mother sauce?"
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.
Who was the 15th president of the United States?
James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States. He was in office from 1857 to 1861.
Which of these is NOT one of the seven wonders of the 'Ancient World?'
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.
Which of these is NOT a fruit?
Rutabagas are a root vegetable. Believe it or not, peppers are actually considered to be a fruit since it contains seeds.
Which of these was Walt Disney's first movie?
"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."
The outer white part of your eyes is referred to as the ________.
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.
Who discovered Pluto?
Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, who was an astronomer. He also contributed to the astronomy field by identifying various types of asteroids.
The Packers won against the _________ in the very first Super Bowl.
The Chiefs lost against the Packers in the very first Super Bowl. The score was 35-10.
What is the largest internal organ in the human body?
The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. It also helps with breaking down various types of blood cells.
Who was NOT a member of the Sons of Liberty during the Boston Tea Party?
Alexander Hamilton was not part of the Sons of Liberty during the Boston Tea Party. He was the first US Secretary of the Treasury.
Which of these men did NOT sign the Declaration of Independence?
Samuel Dexter did not sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the third Secretary of Treasury of the United States.
Which of the following is the correct definition of "circumspect."
"To be cautious when it comes to risk-taking" is the correct definition of "circumspect." This word also has Latin origins.
There are 36 zeroes in a ____________.
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.
"Dendroaspis polylepis" is the scientific name for which of these animals?
The black mamba is one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. It has the scientific name "Dendroaspis polylepis."
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