Quiz: Show Off Your Trivia Skills With This General Knowledge Quiz!
Show Off Your Trivia Skills With This General Knowledge Quiz!
By: Ryan Choate
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About This Quiz

Some people immediately think of answering questions about movies and world facts or sports when referring to the word trivia. Trivia has become synonymous with a board game and a TV show that makes players guess the question to the answer. Trivia draws crowds to pubs on Tuesday nights to sit around with friends and answer rounds of questions over rounds of beer. 

If we consider the definition of trivia, it refers to a kind of knowledge that deals with facts that are unimportant or inconsequential. Try telling that to the daily Jeopardy! champion. Trivia has a place in our culture that is very much relevant and entertaining.

Trivia gained some popularity in the 1950's with a series of TV game shows that centered around question and answers for money. After a  scandal broke in 1959 during which a producer was caught secretly giving answers to a contestant, TV trivia shows to a break until the 80's. 

A seminal moment in the history of trivia was the invention of the game Trivial Pursuit in 1982. Trivia was back in favor of the mainstream and the board game would go on to sell over 100 million copies. Put your buzzer down and make a final wager to show off your trivia skills on this general knowledge quiz!

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How many U.S. states have a border along the Gulf of Mexico?
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What continent has the least amount of flowering plants?
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What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard?
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Who, after anchoring off the Hawaiian Islands in 1779, was thought to be the god Lono?
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What is the world's biggest island at over 800,000 square miles?
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What is the diameter of the earth?
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What famous politician can be attributed with the quote, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for you country?"
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Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility?
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What year did World War I begin?
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How many dots total are on two dice?
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What NFL team won the first Super Bowl?
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Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776?
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What famous artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City?
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was once awarded to a famous British Prime Minister. Can you pick who?
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What famous novel was originally published in Britain under the name "The Whale"?
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What country would you find the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
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The Charge of Light Brigade was a battle fought in which war?
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What Shakespeare character says, "Goodnight, sweet prince" to Hamlet?
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What was the name of the aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945?
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What major urban area has the largest population in the world?
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Who assassinated president Abraham Lincoln?
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What color is the jersey worn by the leader of the Tour De France bike race?
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When did the Cold War end?
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What is the third sign of the Zodiac?
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What is the largest bone in the human body?
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How many track events are in the Olympic decathlon?
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Entomology is the science that studies what?
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Who was the first American to go into space?
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What is the largest planet in our solar system?
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What movie business icon has the most Academy Awards?
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Who was the first Vice President of the United States to resign from office?
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What sports car company has a car model named the Testarossa?
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What is the capital of Afghanistan?
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Name the 1969 movie classic starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda?
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