Complete Trivia Question List

Hard

Tommy Williams was on the inside because of what crime in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: Breaking and Entering
Tommy got sentenced to the Shawshank for his crimes of breaking and entering.

VeryHard

Who is considered to be the biggest player to ever wear a Florida Gators' uniform?

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Answer: Max Starks
The University of Florida produced many great players, amongst them former Steelers' lineman Max Starks, who is 6-foot-8 and weighs in at 350 pounds.

Easy

Comedian Chris Rock voiced a popular character based on which NBA player during the 1990's?

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Answer: Anfernee Hardaway
"Little Penny", a puppet based on former NBA player Anfernee Hardaway and voiced by Chris Rock, helped Nike sell a lot of shoes during the 1990's.

Medium

Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

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Answer: Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983 but was forced to resign in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization) upon learning that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her.

VeryHard

Which famous publication received a backlash for publishing an April Fool's article entitled "How to Beat Your Wife Without Leaving Marks"?

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Answer: Playboy
This unenviable prank was conducted by the world-famous Playboy magazine, albeit the Romanian edition.

Hard

The first commercial music compact disc to be sold in the United States was an album by which artist?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen's 1984 classic Born in the U.S.A. was the first music CD sold commercially in American history.

Easy

Which former NBA player had a starring role in the 1980 comedy movie "Airplane!"?

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Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's extensive acting résumé also features him battling Bruce Lee in "Game of Death", an incomplete 1972 action film.

Hard

Which solar phenomenon occurs during equinoxes which causes disruptions in communications' satellites?

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Answer: Sun Outages
Sun outages occur before the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and after the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. This is due to satellites being directly positioned between the Earth and the sun.

VeryHard

In 1981, which British city granted a street name respectively to each of the four classic Beatles?

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Answer: Liverpool
Paul McCartney Way, John Lennon Drive, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive are all streets you will find in Liverpool, England.

Easy

What was the first item Brooks shows to Andy on his first day at the library in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"?

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Answer: National Geographic magazine
On his first tour of the library, Brooks shows Andy the National Geographic magazine.

Medium

Which is the top-selling cookie in the United States?

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Answer: Oreos
Originally introduced in 1912 Oreos, which traditionally feature a cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate wafers, now comes in many different varieties.

Medium

Who won the 1994 men's singles French Open Championship?

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Answer: Sergi Bruguera
Sergi Bruguera defended his title by beating Alberto Berasategui, his fellow countryman in the final of the tournament. He won by a set result of; 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, and 6-1.

Easy

The original street design for Liberty City in "Grand Theft Auto" was based on which real-life metropolis?

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Answer: New York City
Liberty City was based on New York City, while Vice City and San Andreas were respectively inspired by Miami and California.

Medium

In traditional English May Day celebrations, what do they call the lady who symbolically personifies the ideals of the event?

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Answer: May Queen
Popular May Day celebrations in places like London and Derbyshire feature the crowning of a May Queen, a tradition that has persisted for over a century.



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