sample trivia quiz

Sample trivia quiz discussed in post “Are trivia quizzes an indictment of public education?”

Questions on sports and entertainment
1. Horse racing is watched and played all around the world. If I was a jockey, where would I go to every morning to train?
court/pitch/track/field
87% correctly chose track.

2. Who originally recorded the stadium anthem ‘We Will Rock You’?
Five/GunsNRoses/U2/Queen
85% correctly chose Queen.

3. What is the name of the spacecraft used in the TV series, ‘Star Trek’?
Galactica/Endeavour/Enterprise/Challenger
86% correctly chose Enterprise.

4. In 1995, what honor was bestowed on Brad?
Entertainment Weekly’s Best Entertainer/the title of “Sir”/People’s Sexiest Man Alive/AFI Life Achievment [sic] Award.
88% correctly chose People’s Sexiest Man Alive.

Questions on vocabulary, history, and literature
5. There I was in my robe, looking like some kind of a monster, when the doorbell rang. I hobbled down the hallway, barely avoiding that dog’s bone again, and swung open the door to reveal my date holding a nosegay. What is a nosegay?
small bunch of flowers/stuffed toy/box of chocolates/bunch of helium balloons
82% correctly chose small bunch of flowers.

6. Who did Uganda gain independence from?
Spain/France/Great Britain/United States of America.
76% correctly chose Great Britain.

7. “I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved, I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.”
Abraham Lincoln/John Bell/Stephen Douglass/Sam Houston
73% correctly chose Abraham Lincoln.

8. Which was the most famous crossing point through the Berlin Wall?
Checkpoint Charlie/Checkpoint Beta/Checkpoint Alpha/Checkpoint Delta
77% correctly chose Checkpoint Charlie.

9. Where did the story “White Fang” take place?
California/Las Vegas/Italy/Yukon Territory
82% correctly chose Yukon Territory.

10. According to the bible, Eve ate the forbidden fruit which could have been a fig. What did Adam and Eve then do?
climbed the tree to look at the sunset/used fig leaves to cover their “private” parts/caught the serpent and ate it too/burned the tree down
73% correctly chose used fig leaves to cover their private parts.

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