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 […]

Trivia test

1. MOVIES: In a prank that went awry, what famous Hollywood producer accidentally got stuck in the mouth of the “Jaws” mechanical shark? 2. TELEVISION: What spinoff comedy show spawned the spinoff sitcom “Good Times” in the 1970s? 3. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Ruhr region located? 4. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of the country […]

Trivia test for August

1. GEOGRAPHY: What sea lies just west of Rome, Italy? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the average lifespan of an adult housefly? 3. MOVIES: What 1999 movie with Brad Pitt featured the tagline “Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.”? 4. MEASURES: How much beer would a firkin hold? 5. MYTHOLOGY: What area of life did the Roman goddess […]