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1. Where does the famous stairway Led Zeppelin have sung about lead to?


answer Answer: Heaven

Interesting Information:
"Stairway to Heaven" was released on Led Zeppelin's studio album "Led Zeppelin IV" on 8th November in 1971. The song was written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Hell, California, Home

2. If I am gazing over the heads of other tourists at the Mona Lisa, often a crowd being ten-deep, which gallery am I in?


answer Answer: The Louvre in Paris

Interesting Information:
The enigmatic smile of 'La Gioconda', as the Mona Lisa is also known, emanates from quite a small portrait. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, this iconic image is behind bullet-proof glass. It has the title in the Louvre of 'Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Frencesco del Giocondo'. There you go. Now she has three names. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Prado in Madrid, The Uffizi in Florence, The Tate in London

3. Whose catch-phrase was "Yabba-Dabba-Doo"?


answer Answer: Fred Flintstone

Interesting Information:
Fred works for Mr Slate and relaxes by playing Bowls and eating Brontosaurus steaks. He is married to the ever put-upon Wilma and has a daughter called Pebbles. His best friend is Barney Rubble. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester the Cat, Barney Rubble

4. In which Italian city would you find the Colosseum?


answer Answer: Rome

Interesting Information:
The building of the Colosseum began in 70-72 AD under the Emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under the rule of his son, Titus. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it was built for entertainment purposes including gladiatorial combat and had a seating capacity of approximately 50,000. It remains one of Italy's most important architectural achievements and is a major tourist attraction. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Milan, Florence, Naples

5. What is the name of the main starship in 'Star Trek'?


answer Answer: Enterprise

Interesting Information:
'Star Trek' was created by Gene Roddenberry and was first shown on US television in 1966, starring William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as his First Officer, Mr Spock. It has been made into several television series and films, been the subject of many books and video games, and enjoys a cult following among its fans worldwide. The 'T' in Captain Kirk's name stood for Tiberius. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Endeavour, Enduring, Evermore

6. If you were seeking treatment from a podiatrist, what part of your body would be affected?


answer Answer: feet

Interesting Information:
A podiatrist treats people for problems with their feet, ankles and lower leg. They are still sometimes referred to as chiropodists, although chiropody relates more to general foot treatments rather than surgery, which podiatrists are trained for. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
shoulders, fingernails, kidneys

7. Who is the author of "Oliver Twist"?


answer Answer: Charles Dickens

Interesting Information:
Charles Dickens has written many fascinating books. It could not have been Sophocles; he was an ancient Greek writer and wrote the "Oedipus "trilogy. Shakespeare wrote other classics, like "Romeo and Juliet". The other choice is just a random name I came up with. Thanks! Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
William Shakespeare, Sophocles, Marion Artenbe

8. What name did Diana, Princess of Wales and Sir Winston Churchill have in common?


answer Answer: Spencer

Interesting Information:
Diana, Princess of Wales was Lady Diana Frances Spencer before her marriage and Sir Winston Churchill's full name was Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Sandwich, McLean, Foster

9. According to the 1957 song 'Catch a Falling Star' recorded by Perry Como, where should you put it?


answer Answer: in your pocket

Interesting Information:
Recorded in 1957, 'Catch a Falling Star' became the RIAA's first ever gold record in 1958. It also won Perry Como a Grammy award. The song was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. Perry Como died in Florida in 2001 just a few days short of his 89th birthday. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
on your desk, in your suitcase, in the garden shed

10. What is the capital of Jamaica?


answer Answer: Kingston

Interesting Information:
Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea and is part of North America. Kingston is Jamaica's largest city and is located in the southeastern part of Jamaica, on the coast. Kingston has one international airport, Norman Manley International Airport. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Miami, New Orleans, Goa

11. What process turns sugar into alcohol?


answer Answer: Fermentation

Interesting Information:
Imagine some nice, sweet grapes that are at the peak of ripeness. They are smashed and with the addition of yeast, fermentation takes place and in time, wine is produced. The yeast can either be ambient (naturally present) or cultured (yeast for the expressed purpose of wine making). The result can be sublime. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Hydrogenation, Alcoholization, Oxygenation

12. In the 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, what does the Devil wear?


answer Answer: Prada

Interesting Information:
"The Devil Wears Prada" stars Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the high-powered editor of a fashion magazine, and Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, her personal assistant, in her first job after graduating from university. The film earned Meryl Streep a record-breaking 14th Oscar nomination. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Missoni

13. The American Bar Association provides accreditation for what type of graduate schools?


answer Answer: Law

Interesting Information:
The ABA was founded in 1878 and has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Like any accreditation organization, the ABA accreditation affects the recognition of the school a student lawyer attends as well as the ability for a lawyer to practice law in a given jurisdiction. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Medical, Business, Journalism

14. Which mathematical symbol is both a letter of the Greek alphabet and an irrational number needed to calculate the area of a circle?


answer Answer: Pi

Interesting Information:
Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. To find the area of a circle, multiply pi by its radius squared. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Epsilon, Omega, Gamma

15. Which blonde actress electrified audiences with her stunning portrayal of the Catherine Tramell character in the 1992 film "Basic Instinct"?


answer Answer: Sharon Stone

Interesting Information:
Sharon Stone had been acting in movies since 1980, but her big breakthrough role was "Basic Instinct" in 1992. Her interrogation scene in that film has become a classic in film history. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Goldie Hawn, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz

16. In what country is Edinburgh Castle located? This country had a native hero named William Wallace.


answer Answer: Scotland

Interesting Information:
Edinburgh Castle is situated on a dormant volcano which is 70 million years old. The number of visitors to the castle were estimated at over one million in the year 2007. It hosts a Military Tattoo every August, with pipe bands from all around the world participating. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Ireland, Germany, France

17. In 2009, what sport decided to ban the high-tech bodysuits that have led to many new world records?


answer Answer: Swimming

Interesting Information:
FINA, which is the international governing body of swimming, banned polyurethane-based swimsuits in July 2009. Specifically, racing suits must now be made of permeable materials, and there are limits to how much of a swimmer's body can be covered by a swimsuit. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Wrestling, Gymnastics, Javelin

18. In the opening credit sequence of the original 1960s TV series "Star Trek," space is described as "the final" what?


answer Answer: frontier

Interesting Information:
"Star Trek: The Original Series" began in 1966 and ended in 1969. The complete opening credit sequence is "Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before." Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
endeavor, achievement, journey

19. One of the most legendary people ever, this poet wrote two very famous Greek epics titled the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey." Who was this poet?


answer Answer: Homer

Interesting Information:
Homer is one of the best known epic poets who ever lived; that is, if he ever truly lived. Some say that he was never more than a name given to a number of poets who contributed to the writing of his poems. However, regardless of whether or not he lived, the name Homer is given to the author(s) of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey." These two epics outline a brief part of the lives of Achilles and Odysseus. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Aristotle, Plato, Sappho

20. Handlebar, Toothbrush, and Fu Manchu are all types of what?


answer Answer: moustaches

Interesting Information:
These are all moustache styles. The Toothbrush is the style worn by Hitler. The Handlebar was worn by baseball pitcher Rollie Fingers. And the Fu Manchu was sported by famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
collars, shoes, motorcycles

21. In Hungary, what famous yet perplexing toy was invented in 1974?


answer Answer: Rubik's Cube

Interesting Information:
The Rubik's Cube was made by Hungarian Erno Rubik. There are 519,024,039,293,878,272,000 ways to arrange the cubes in the Rubik's Cube. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Legos, G.I. Joes, Wii

22. Which county in the United States has the highest population?


answer Answer: Los Angeles County, CA

Interesting Information:
Los Angeles County has a whopping estimated 9,862,049 residents. The second largest county is Cook County in Illinois with 5,294,664 people. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
St. Louis County, MO, Philadelphia County, PA, Maricopa County, AZ

23. Which foreign soldiers have protected the Pope since the 1500s?


answer Answer: The Swiss Guard

Interesting Information:
The Corps of the Pontifical Swiss Guard provides security for the Pontiff and the Apostolic Palace. The admission requirements are "I am a Swiss citizen. I am a Roman Catholic faithful. I am of a good moral ethical background. I attended the military school in Switzerland. I am between 19 and 30 years old. I am at least 174 cm tall. I am not married. I have either a professional diploma or a high school degree." Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The Turkish Mamalukes, The French Army, The American Secret Service

24. What world city features an ancient section that is often referred to as the "City of David"?


answer Answer: Jerusalem

Interesting Information:
The City of David, also known as the Ophel, is located in Jerusalem . It is near the Kidron Valley where the Gihon Spring, the city's water source, is located. The City of David is supposed to be the original hilltop where King David dedicated ancient Jerusalem as his capital. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Athens, Rome, Paris

25. What river that flows through London, England also shares its name with a river that flows through New London, Connecticut USA?


answer Answer: Thames

Interesting Information:
The River Thames ("Tems") in London, England is longer than the Thames ("Thaymes") River in New London, Connecticut USA. The river in England is 215 miles, while the Thames River in the United States is only 15 miles. The United States Coast Guard Academy and the Naval Submarine Base New London is on the Thames River in Connecticut. Ivy League universities Yale and Harvard have held their annual boat race, the Harvard-Yale Regatta, on the Thames River in New London since 1878. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Rhine, Nile, Amazon

26. Which element in the periodic table has the symbol 'K'?


answer Answer: Potassium

Interesting Information:
It is one of the few elements where the symbol isn't part of the word. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Tungsten, Mercury, Palladium

27. Who was the emperor of Japan during World War II?


answer Answer: Hirohito

Interesting Information:
Emperor Hirohito (1901-1989) reigned from 1926 till his death in 1989. He refused to surrender just before the dropping of the atomic bombs, because he wanted a guarantee that his position in Japan would be preserved. Finally, on August 12, 1945 he decided on the unconditional surrender of Japan. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Akihito, Naruhito, Kanazawa

28. Surprisingly, nature has made a comeback at this place where a nuclear accident occurred in 1986. Where is it?


answer Answer: Chernobyl, Ukraine

Interesting Information:
Chernobyl is now being taken over by plant and animal life. Scientists believe that the lack of human activity there is allowing nature to make a comeback. Animals that can be found in the "dead zone" are elks, horses, wolves and boars. Forests are growing through the town of Pripyat, which is two miles from one of the nuclear reactors. The United Nations is now encouraging eco-tourism to the area. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Kiev, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, Bhopal, India

29. "What hath God wrought?" was the content of the first intercity message ever sent using what machine invented by Samuel Morse?


answer Answer: Telegraph

Interesting Information:
Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1837. It allowed for the transmission of messages over long distances without the need for actual messengers or semaphore. The first message between cities was sent between Washington and Baltimore in 1844 with the Book of Numbers providing the quote. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
E-mail, Cell phone, Semaphore flags

30. What color foods should you eat to get lots of beta-carotene and Vitamin C?


answer Answer: Orange

Interesting Information:
Eat orange foods for beta-carotene and other nutrients that help keep your eyes, prostate, blood pressure, skin and joints healthy. They also fight harmful free radicals, and assist in building healthy bones. Orange foods include carrots, apricots, oranges, mangoes, peaches, pumpkin, tangerines, sweet potatoes and more. So eat orange!

Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Purple, White, Green

31. The title of what French novel, by Victor Hugo, means "the unfortunate ones"?


answer Answer: Les Miserables

Interesting Information:
Hugo based the character of Marius in "Les MisÚrables" on himself. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Candide, Les Invalides, Les Mortres

32. Founded in 1903, what U.S. company got its start when its founders designed an engine that could be mounted on a bicycle?


answer Answer: Harley-Davidson

Interesting Information:
Harley-Davidson was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson. It eventually became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world by 1920. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, RCA

33. Which caramel-coated snack was referred to in the famous lyrics of the song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"?


answer Answer: Cracker Jack

Interesting Information:
Presented at Chicago's World's Fair in 1893, the exclusive snack contained popcorn and peanuts; the name was not trademarked until 1896, however. In 1908, the song popularized the candies even more from the words, "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack". Its slogan became "A Prize in Every Box" and Sailor Jack and Bingo, his dog, were trademarked in 1912 and 1918, respectively, on the boxed packages. This marketed product caught the eye of little children world-wide, making it a huge seller. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Crunch and Munch, Poppycock, Fiddle Faddle

34. Which comedian/actor has appeared in movies including "Father of the Bride", "HouseSitter" and "Cheaper by the Dozen"?


answer Answer: Steve Martin

Interesting Information:
Steve has appeared in over 50 movies throughout his career alongside other famous celebrities including Goldie Hawn, Keanu Reeves and Dan Aykroyd. Other achievements include hosting the 2001 and 2003 Academy Awards and playing the banjo for a remake of the song "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" which won a Grammy Award in 2002. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Jerry Seinfeld, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Welling

35. Where would you find your cochlea?


answer Answer: In your ear.

Interesting Information:
The cochlea is found inside both ears. It is the auditory portion of the inner ear. The cochlea is spiral in shape and filled with liquid. It is important to hearing as well as balance. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
On the bottom of your foot., Near your left kidney., Beside both clavicles.
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