Complete Trivia Question List

Easy

Who knocked Roger Federer out of the fourth round of the men's singles 2018 U.S. Open Tournament?

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Answer: John Milman
Australian, John Milman defeated Roger Federer in the fourth round of the 2018 U.S. Open championship.

Easy

What is the tallest mountain in Africa?

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Answer: Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is about 200 miles south of the equator in the country of Tanzania. It has three active volcanoes that are quite active, causing over 1,000 people to evacuate each year.

Medium

What is the primary occupation of Ted Mosby, the protagonist from "How I Met Your Mother"?

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Answer: Architect
Ted Mosby is an architect and later in the series also becomes a professor of architecture.

VeryHard

In what year was Valentine's Day removed from the Roman calendar?

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Answer: 1969
Pope Paul VI removed the Valentine's Day feast from the General Roman Calendar in 1969 due to lack of verifiable information about Saint Valentine.

Medium

Retired NBA player Jason "White Chocolate" Williams was a high school basketball teammate of which Hall of Fame NFLer?

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Answer: Randy Moss
Legendary wide receiver Randy Moss was so talented athletically that apparently he could have pursued basketball as a career over football if he had so chose.

VeryHard

What does the acronym S.P.E.W. stand for?

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Answer: Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare
S.P.E.W. is the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.

Medium

Which videogame is generally considered to be the original third-person shooter?

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Answer: Wolfenstein 3D
"Wolfenstein 3D" is credited with being the original first-person shooter, though games using a similar point-of-view date as far back as 1973 with a program called "Maze Wars" developed for students of NASA.

Medium

What percentage of the surface of the Earth is covered by water?

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Answer: 71%
About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water.

Medium

Which Old Testament prophet of God was set in basket as a baby on the River Nile?

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Answer: Moses
Moses' mother (Jochebed) placed him in a basket and let it roll down the River Nile.

Medium

Which member of Maroon 5 founded his own record label in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana?

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Answer: PJ Morton
After a 14-year absence, PJ Morton returned home to New Orleans in 2015 and eventually founded Morton Records.

Medium

Who freed King Theoden from Saruman's spell?

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Answer: Gandalf
Upon freeing Theoden from Saruman's spell, Gandalf uttered, "Breathe the free air again, my friend."

Medium

Who was the shortest player ever to play in the NBA?

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Answer: Tyrone Bogues
Tyrone Bogues is 5'3 and is an American retired basketball player. He played as point guard.

Easy

A pickaxe is a basic, commonly-used tool in which videogame?

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Answer: Minecraft
Pickaxes, the basic tool for mining in "Minecraft", are perhaps the most-commonly used instruments in the game.

Medium

Who is credited with being the first person to play in the NBA to ever come out publicly as a homosexual?

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Answer: John Amaechi
Though Jason Collins later gained popularity for being the first active gay NBA player, John Amaechi, who played in the NBA from 1995 to 2003, came out in 2007, a whole six years before Collins did.

VeryHard

Which technological innovation was once famously believed to be an April Fool's Day prank?

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Answer: Gmail
Gmail was launched on 1 April 2004. At that time, many people thought it was a hoax for a webmail service to offer a whole gigabyte of free storage.

Medium

Which singer began her rise to superstardom actually as a dancer on a sketch-comedy television program?

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Answer: Jennifer Lopez
Before she was an accomplished singer or actress, Jennifer Lopez was actually a dancer on the Wayans Brothers' television program In Living Color during the early 1990's.

Easy

What city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics?

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Answer: London, England
London is the capital of England and is often known for the Queen's Guards, The London Eye, and Big Ben.

VeryHard

As of 2018, which former NBA players holds the record for being the youngest to ever play in an actual game?

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Answer: Andrew Bynum
Andrew Bynum, then a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, played his first NBA game just six days after celebrating his 18th birthday.



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