Can You Pass This Insane Assorted Trivia Test?


By: Stella Alexander

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About This Quiz

CALLING ALL EINSTEINS! Most people out there think they're a trivia master. Are you? This quiz has brought the demise of many a trivia expert. From the Sun King to TV's longest-running show, nobody can score more than 30/35 on this insane assorted trivia test. Can you prove that you're a genius?

Trivia comes from the Latin word which means "three roads" or "crossroads." Since this was a common thing, the word "trivia" came to have a meaning that was associated with something basic. Out of this meaning came our understanding of trivia today! Trivia is now understood to be basic or common facts.

Around the world and in the United States, you'll find tons of trivia challenges and competitions. The trivia world has expanded to a few board games and tons of TV shows. You might play Trivial Pursuit with your friends and see who knows the most information. You might tune into ABC's Jeopardy to see if you can beat the three contestants. From all these games and challenges, do you think you could master this trivia test?

If you're a football fan, sports trivia might be your thing. For the history buffs, knowing the Sun King might be a "trivial" fact to you. Today we're throwing in all the categories. From entertainment to literature, only a genius can score more than 30/35 on this. Can you?

Get your brains ready and let's find out!

What is the capital of Turkey?

Don't get fooled! Since Istanbul is Turkey's largest and most populous city, many believe it to be the country's capital. Those people are wrong! The capital of Turkey is Ankara, which can be found in the central region of the country.


What is the longest-running scripted prime-time TV show?

The Simpsons is an animated TV series and the longest-running scripted show to ever appear on primetime TV. The series debuted in 1989 and has been on the air for 29 years with over 600 episodes.


Which NBA team has the most championship titles as of 2017?

In the NBA, the Boston Celtics is the team with the most NBA championships. The team has 17 championships, 11 of which were won in consecutive years from 1959 to 1969.


What is the largest organ of the human body?

While you might not think of it as an organ, it definitely is! The skin is the largest organ of the human body in general! If you're thinking internally, the liver would be the largest organ.


Which painter is famous for his works that feature dancers?

Edgar Degas is a French painter who is well-known for using dancers in his artwork. He is one of the famous impressionists.


Which of these is not one of South Africa's capitals?

South Africa is the only country in the world that has three capitals. For administrative, judicial and legislative purposes, South Africa's capitals are Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, respectively.


What is the highest-grossing film when adjusted for inflation?

"Gone with the Wind" is the classic 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. At the time of its release, the film made over $390 million, which when adjusted for inflation, would come out to over $3.4 billion.


What country is the Sun King from?

King Louis XIV of France was known as the Sun King. His rule lasted for 72 years from 1643 to 1715.


What is the fastest land animal?

A cheetah is the world's fast land animal. They have the ability to run up to 75 miles per hour.


Which planet has the most moons?

Jupiter, the largest planet, has 67 known moons! Its four largest moons are called the Galilean satellites because they were first seen by Galileo Galilei. The four are Callisto, Europa, Io and Ganymede.


Which of these awards is not part of the Triple Crown of Acting?

The Triple Crown of Acting is a prestigious "club" for those who have won an Academy Award (Film), Tony (Broadway), AND Emmy (TV). These members are just shy from being part of an even more prestigious "club," EGOT, which includes a Grammy Award.


What is the smallest country in the world?

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. The country is completely enveloped in the Italian country. Its capital is Vatican City and it has a population of less than 500.


What is the best-selling album of all time?

According to Guinness Book of World Records, Thriller is the best-selling album of all time with over 66 million units sold.


Which of these countries was NOT an Allied Power during World War II?

World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. The war was between the Allied and Axis Powers. The Allied Powers were led by Great Britain, the United States, USSR and China while the Axis was made up of Germany, Italy and Japan.


The "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," two poems written by Homer, were about which war?

The "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" are two epic poems written by Greek author Homer. The poems are about the Trojan War, which lasted from 1260-1180 BC.


How many degrees are in a triangle?

If you're looking for the sum of the angles within a triangle, it is 180. A square and circle would have 360.


In the United States, which president served the longest?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd president of the United States and also served the longest. He won four presidential terms, and died less than three months into his fourth term.


Which classical composer is well known for Symphony No. 5?

Ludwig van Beethoven is the composer of possibly the most popular piece of classical music, Symphony No. 5. The piece is over 30 minutes long.


What is the name of the award show dedicated to TV?

The Emmy Awards is an annual award show about television shows. They occur every September.


Which painter is known for the "The Last Supper?"

Leonardo da Vinci is a popular Italian jack of all trades from the Renaissance period. He was a painter as well as a sculptor and inventor. He is well known for his painting of Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.


What country does the tango originate from?

The style form of the tango has influences from all around the world, but the dance originated in Argentina. Often times, you'll hear the style referred to as the "Argentine Tango."


Which of these was the last major broadcasting network to be founded?

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox are often considered the big four of the major broadcasting networks. NBC and CBS were both founded in 1941 while ABC came later in 1948. It wasn't until 1986 that Fox was founded. The CW is now considered a major broadcasting network, and it wasn't founded until 2006 with the dissolution of The WB and My 9.


What is the largest animal?

The blue whale is the largest animal in the world. According to National Geographic, a blue whale can be up to 100 feet long and weigh more than 200 tons. That's 400,000 pounds!


Which newspaper is known for its "Best Sellers" list?

The New York Times is a newspaper that is known for its release of a list that features all the best-selling books in the United States.


What city is known as the birthplace of hip-hop music?

Hip-hop music was born in the 1970s in the Bronx borough of New York City.


What is the term used for a number that has more than two factors?

A prime number is a number that only has two factors, one and itself. A prime number has more than two factors. An example of a prime number is 7 (1 and 7). An example of a composite number is 15 (1, 3, 5, 15).


What is the world's best-selling non-religious book?

While the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, Don Quixote is the best-selling non-religious book. Written by Miguel de Cervantes and published in 1605, there have been over 500 million copies sold.


As of 2018, which fast-food chain has the most locations around the world?

While it use to be McDonald's, Subway is the fast-food franchise with the most locations around the world. This "fresh" alternative has over 33,000 locations.


Which of these actors won back-to-back Oscars?

Tom Hanks is one of the few people to have won back-to-back Oscars. He won Best Actor for "Philadelphia" in 1993 before winning again in 1994 for "Forrest Gump."


Tiramisu is a popular dessert from which country?

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored dessert that comes from Italy.


Who is credited with the theory of relativity?

In the early 1900s, Albert Einstein came up with the theory of relativity that states that gravity comes from the relation of time and space.


These four Grand Slam tournaments are a part of which sport: Australian Open, French Open, US Open and Wimbledon.

In professional tennis, there are four Grand Slam tournaments that occur every year. Although the Australian, French and U.S. Opens are included, Wimbledon is often considered the most prestigious.


What animal group do dolphins fall in?

One major difference between mammals and fish is that mammals use lungs to breathe while fish use gills. Dolphins are warm-blooded MAMMALS that use lungs to breathe.


What was the first USA team to join the NHL?

The world of ice hockey began in Canada. What started out as a Canadian league soon spread to the United States. The NHL was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1917 and the first USA team that joined was the Boston Bruins in 1924. They were followed by the Black Hawks, Red Wings and Rangers.


PEMDAS is an acronym to remember what?

PEMDAS is an acronym used to remember the order of operations when solving a problem. It goes in the order of Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction.


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