July’s trivia test

1. ADVERTISEMENTS: What was the name of the finicky cat in the Nine Lives commercials? 2. RELIGION: Where in the New Testament can the full version of the Lord’s Prayer be found? 3. TELEVISION: Where did the astronaut Tony Nelson live in “I Dream of Jeannie”? 4. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Cambodia? 5. […]

June’s trivia test

1. When did the U.S. Supreme Court become a nine-member body? 2. The image of “Rosie the Riveter,” a woman working in a factory, arose from which war? 3. What animal’s diet consists mainly of eucalyptus leaves? 4. What is the capital of the Czech Republic? 5. What was the name of Orpheus’ beloved wife, […]

May’s Trivia quiz

1. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of sea turtles called? 2. SCIENCE: For what field of science was Tycho Brahe best known? 3. LITERATURE: How many book-length novels about Tarzan did Edgar Rice Burroughs write? 4. GEOGRAPHY: What part of the world was once called Caledonia by the Romans? 5. HISTORY: Which French king […]

Trivia quiz for April

1. ASTRONOMY: What former planet in our solar system was downgraded to a “dwarf planet” in 2006? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where was Shakespeare’s Globe Theater located? 3. LITERATURE: What was the name of the character in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” who had a donkey’s head as a result of a spell? 4. TELEVISION: What was the […]

Trivia quiz

1. What was Luna Lovegood’s “patronus” in the “Harry Potter” movies? 2. Who was the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant? 3. In what country did the drink sherry originate? 4. What is the basic currency of Botswana? 5. Ganymede is a moon of which planet in our solar system? 6. What is the […]

Trivia quiz for February

1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the only Central American country that doesn’t have a coastline on the Pacific? 2. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin phrase “in media res” mean? 3. MOVIES: What movie featured the line, “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better word — is good”? 4. AD […]

January’s trivia quiz

1. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numerals MMDLVII? 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”? 3. TELEVISION: What superhero pops up repeatedly in episodes of the “Seinfeld” sitcom series? 4. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing the electric razor? 5. MOVIES: What was Forrest Gump’s home […]

December’s trivia test

1. LITERATURE: What 19th-century novel’s opening line is, “Call me Ishmael”? 2. HISTORY: The Battle of Hastings was fought for control of which country? 3. U.S. STATES: How much did the United States pay Russia for the Alaskan territory in 1867? 4. MUSIC: Who sang the duet in the pop song “Ebony and Ivory”? 5. […]

Trivia for November

1. GAMES: What popular board game originally was called Lexiko? 2. MOVIES: Who was the female star of “Pulp Fiction”? 3. TELEVISION: In which television sitcom did the character Reverend Jim appear? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the common birthstone associated with the month of February? 5. HISTORY: Which two early American cities were linked […]

October’s trivia quiz

1. GEOGRAPHY: The Yakima River flows through which U.S. state? 2. TELEVISION: What was the theme song to the sitcom “Friends”? 3. MUSIC: What pop music group had a hit album in 1969 titled “The Age of Aquarius”? 4. COMICS: Which comic strip featured a character called “Dragon Lady”? 5. MEDICINE: How long is the […]