Complete Trivia Question List

Easy

In which season of "The Big Bang Theory" did Howard's mother, Mrs. Wolowitz, die?

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Answer: Season 8
Howard's mother died in her sleep in a Season 8 episode titled "The Comic Book Store Regeneration".

Medium

On 24 December 1781, which musical composer engaged in a musical contest against no other than Mozart himself?

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Answer: Muzio Clementi
Muzio Clementi went head-to-head with Mozart in a musical contest for the entertainment of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II in Vienna, Austria. Ultimately the Emperor declared the competition a tie.

Easy

What is it customary for wizardkind to do before dueling?

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Answer: Bow
It is customary for duelling to face each other and bow.

Easy

What is Natalie Portman's Erdős number?

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Answer: 5
Portman collaborated (using her birth name, Natalie Hershlag) with Abigail A. Baird, who has a collaboration path (Gazzaniga, Michael S. -> Victor, Jonathan D.) leading to Joseph Gillis, who has an Erdős number of 1.

Easy

Which country won the 2012 Fed Cup?

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Answer: Czech Republic
The Czech Republic defeated Serbia in the final of the 2012 Fed Cup. By so doing, the Czechs successfully retained their title.

VeryHard

Which year did Serena Williams win her first Australian Open singles Championship?

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Answer: 2003
At the women's singles 2003 Australian Open Championship, Serena defeated her sister Venus in the finals to claim her first women's singles in the Australian Open Championship.

Medium

Earth is located in which galaxy?

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Answer: Milky Way
The Milky Way galaxy is just one of the billions of galaxies that exist in this universe. The Solar System (which includes the Earth) is located in this galaxy.

Medium

Which NBA team was known as "Run TMC" in the late 1980's and early 1990's?

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Answer: Golden State Warriors
The triumvirate of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were acronymed Run TMC based on the first letter from their names and due to their fast-paced, high-scoring style which was a predecessor for the method of play that would dominate the NBA some 20 years later.

VeryHard

Deep in the wilderness of Judaea, what insect did John the Baptist's use as sustenance?

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Answer: Locusts
In the outback desert of Judea, John the Baptist fed on locusts and honey.

Easy

Immersing food in vinegar to prolong its lifespan is known as what?

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Answer: Pickling
Foods that are commonly pickled include fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs.

Medium

What is the name of the peripheral device that can be plugged into a Nintendo 64 controller to make it vibrate?

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Answer: Rumble Pak
Nintendo also released the Rumble Pak for a number of its handheld game systems.

Medium

What was the first Superbowl to use Roman numerals in its title?

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Answer: 3
Super Bowl III, played in 1969, was the first to use Roman numerals. The previous two were called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.

Medium

What two colors are the main colors that are associated with Halloween?

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Answer: Black and Orange
Black and Orange are colors that are traditionally associated with the celebration of Halloween. Black depicts the darkness that surrounds the end of summer and the beginning of the cold dark winter days. Orange on the other portrays vegetations and leaves that have turned orange-like in color as a result of a change in weather.

VeryHard

What is the scientific name of the plant used to make liquorice?

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Answer: Glycyrrhiza Glabra
Glycyrrhiza glabra, the plant used to make liquorice, is native to Europe and Asia.

Hard

On April Fool's Day 2018, which celebrity was famously pranked on Instagram into believing his pregnant wife was about to give birth?

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Answer: Ray J
Ray J and his wife, Princess Love, did eventually give birth to a bouncing baby girl on 23 May 2018.

Hard

The Happiness Development Movement, which eventually led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness, began in which year?

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Answer: 1972
The Happiness Development Movement began in 1972 through a philosophy introduced by the king of Bhutan, the same country that initiated the resolution which led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness.



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