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1. How many hippos are in the classic children's game, "Hungry, Hungry Hippos"?


answer Answer: four

Interesting Information:
Up to four players use a hippo to try to gobble up as many white marbles as possible.
Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
three, two, ten

2. What is the most expensive property in the AMERICAN edition of the Monopoly game?


answer Answer: Boardwalk

Interesting Information:
Boardwalk costs $400 in the American Monopoly. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Mayfair, Regent Street, Park Place

3. In which game do players use a "squidger" to try and "squop" their opponents' pieces?


answer Answer: Tiddlywinks

Interesting Information:
Tiddlywinks is now considered a sport for adults, as well as a children's game. Competition rules and regulations are overseen by the International Federation of Tiddlywinks Associations. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Croquet, Bezique, Bagatelle

4. What activity is concerned with warp and weft?


answer Answer: weaving

Interesting Information:
Warp and weft refer to the two yarns oriented at 90 degrees to each other during the weaving process. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
interstellar travel, furniture manufacturing, horse racing

5. An online listing for a particular collectible sports card has the letters "RC" next to the player's name. What does RC stand for?


answer Answer: Rookie card

Interesting Information:
A RC, or rookie card, is a card made in the first year of a particular professional athlete's pro career. Generally, rookie cards are highly sought after pieces of sports memorabilia and, as a result, are generally worth more than other regular cards in a set. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Recycled cardboard, Redone circulation, Recalled card

6. How many primary colors are there?


answer Answer: three

Interesting Information:
The three primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. These colors can be combined in various degrees to form almost every other color in the world. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
two, four, five

7. What brand of chocolates was named after a legendary naked lady who rode on a horse?


answer Answer: Godiva

Interesting Information:
The Belgian chocolate company Godiva, founded in 1926, was named after the legend of Lady Godiva. The legend is that Lady Godiva rode naked through the town of Coventry, because her husband had said that if she did, he would lower the town's taxes. In 2008, the Godiva chocolate company was sold to a Turkish company, Yildiz Holding A.S. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Laura Secord, Russell Stover, Hershey

8. I'm cooking strawberry jam, but it won't set! What commercial product can I add to help it along?


answer Answer: pectin

Interesting Information:
Some fruits are too low in the natural pectin which makes jam set, so I add a good slug of lemon juice before cooking! Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
glue, cornstarch, gelatine

9. In chess, which two pieces are only allowed to move one space, except in special circumstances?


answer Answer: king and pawn

Interesting Information:
A king can only move one space in any direction. A pawn can only move one space forward. However, there are exceptions to these rules given the right circumstances. For a king, if the king is "castling", then it can move two spaces (and the castle also moves). For a pawn, if a pawn has not yet moved and is not being blocked, then it can move two spaces forward. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
queen and castle, castle and pawn, bishop and king

10. What are you making if you are tatting?


answer Answer: lace

Interesting Information:
Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. It is slowly becoming a lost art. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
pasta, wigs, saddles

11. With a pair of dice, what roll is known as "snake eyes"?


answer Answer: Two ones

Interesting Information:
A pair of "ones" make "Snake eyes". The reference should be pretty obvious.

Other named rolls are "box cars" (a pair of "sixes"), Ace Deuce (a "one" and a "two") and many others. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Two sixes, A six and a one, Any double

12. What is the proper name for what is commonly called "bow-tie pasta"?


answer Answer: Farfalle

Interesting Information:
The proper term is farfalle. Ruote looks like little spoked wheels. Linguine looks like flat spaghetti. And if you have ever had Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, then you have seen elbow macaroni! Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Ruote, Linguine, Elbow Macaroni

13. If you are a heliciculturist, what sort of creatures do you raise?


answer Answer: Snails

Interesting Information:
Although France is a world leader in heliciculture, snail farms have been known throughout Europe since Roman times. The Romans called snails cochlea, after a type of spoon. The Romans would use their shells to scoop up other food. Snails were popular as food in mediaeval times, as they could be eaten on days when eating meat was forbidden. European land snails belong to the helicidae family. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Frogs, Goats, Fish

14. What colour is the spice saffron?


answer Answer: red

Interesting Information:
Saffron is made from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus which are actually red, not yellow. It is the world's most expensive spice, partly because it must be harvested by hand, and partly because it takes no less than 150 flowers to yield 1 gram of dry saffron threads. Fortunately, it doesn't take a lot of saffron to impart a bright yellow colour and an intriguing flavour to a dish. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
white, green, black

15. A booklet of verses describing the various birthstones for each month was first published in 1870 by which famous jeweler?


answer Answer: Tiffany & Co.

Interesting Information:
When Tiffany's store first opened in New York in 1837, they were a "Stationery and Fancy Goods" seller. It was only when Charles Tiffany gained full control of the company some years later that he steered them into the jewelry sector. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Faberge, Asprey, de Beers

16. You ordered your bagel with a "shmear". What's on it?


answer Answer: cream cheese

Interesting Information:
Derived from the yiddish word "schmir", meaning to smear or spread, a shmear of cream cheese is the classic topping for an authentic New York bagel. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
chopped herring, cottage cheese, butter and jelly

17. If you made a dark brown paste called a ganache what would you be most likely to do with it?


answer Answer: spread it on a cake

Interesting Information:
Ganache can be made by melting chocolate (100g), allowing it to cool for a few minutes, and stirring cream (100ml) into it. The cream should be at room temperature. The liquid mixture of melted chocolate and cream rapidly becomes thicker and spreadable. You can use it as a dessert topping, spread it on cakes, or use it to fill home-made chocolates and truffles. Yum! Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
spread it on your hair, use it to polish your shoes, use it to paint pictures

18. Which is the only bird in the Chinese Zodiac?


answer Answer: Rooster

Interesting Information:
The Rooster is the tenth animal of the Sheng Xiao (Chinese zodiac). Some of the characteristics associated with the Rooster are being neat, organized, and meticulous. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Flamingo, Penguin, Eagle

19. In 1934, who was the first athlete to appear on the Wheaties box?


answer Answer: Lou Gehrig

Interesting Information:
Wheaties cereal first hit grocery shelves in 1924. It began billing itself as the "breakfast of champions" in the late 1920s, when the cereal became a sponsor of a minor league baseball team in Minnesota. The tradition of putting the image of a popular athlete on the box started in 1934 with baseball player Lou Gehrig. Michael Jordan holds the record for most appearances on the box, with 18 separate box covers featuring his likeness. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Magic Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Gordie Howe

20. In the starting position of a chess game, which pieces are standing next to the king?


answer Answer: The queen and one of the bishops

Interesting Information:
To set up a game of chess, first place the eight pawns on the second row. Then put the two rooks into the corner squares, the knights next to them, then the bishops. This leaves the queen and the king. You place the queen on the square between the bishops that has her own color and the king on the opposite color. Ready - now white begins! Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
The queen and one of the knights, Both bishops, Both rooks

21. Which toys had names such as Funshine, Birthday & Grumpy?


answer Answer: Care Bears

Interesting Information:
The Care Bears were first introduced as a plush toy in 1983. The original bears were Funshine, Grumpy, Birthday, Friend, Cheer & Good Luck; with many, many more joining the franchise, including babies & cousins. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Rainbow Brite, Smurfs, Transformers

22. Phal, Madras and Korma are all types of which food?


answer Answer: Curry

Interesting Information:
A curry called the 'Bollywood Burner', was created by chef Vivek Singh, at The Cinnamon Club in London in 2008. The curry was created at the request of Sir Richard Branson to promote his 'Bollywood on Demand' service. The curry is so hot that diners have to sign a disclaimer prior to eating it. One of the ingredients is the Naga pepper and its seeds, which is more than a 100 times hotter than a Jalapeno pepper! Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Pasta, Sushi, Soup

23. This inexpensive brand of playing cards has been the most popular for over 100 years. Can you name them?


answer Answer: Bicycle

Interesting Information:
Bicycle playing cards have been the most popular in the U.S.A. and Britain. They are made for home usage. The second most popular cards are Bee, and while they can be obtained for use in the home they are primarily intended and marketed for use in casinos, fulfilling all casino quality standards. Difficulty: Hard.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Sedan, Yacht, Jet

24. What type of garden is recommended for deserts or areas with water restrictions?


answer Answer: Xeriscape

Interesting Information:
The word "xeriscape" comes from the Greek word for dry, xeros. Xeriscape gardens use native and drought-tolerant plants to limit the amount of water needed. They aren't cactus or rock gardens (but could be, if that is the desired result) - they can be very lush and lovely if the proper plants are chosen. To see some beautiful xeriscape gardens, visit the Denver (Colorado) Water's website: http://www.denverwater.org/cons_xeriscape/xeriscape/photos.html Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Rose, Renaissance, Tropical

25. What worldwide gaming company developed games such as "Mario Kart", "Wii Sports" and "Super Smash Bros"?


answer Answer: Nintendo

Interesting Information:
Nintendo came out with the first version of Mario Kart in 1992. Wii Sports came packaged with the Wii gaming system and debuted in 2006. Super Smash Bros was first released in 1999. Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Sony, Microsoft, Atari

26. Which U.S. coin has the smallest diameter?


answer Answer: dime

Interesting Information:
The dime is the smallest U.S. coin at 17.96 mm (0.705 in) diameter. It is also the thinnest at 1.35 mm (0.053 in). Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
penny, quarter, nickel

27. What would you keep in a humidor?


answer Answer: tobacco

Interesting Information:
A common humidor would be made of wood board with a hygrometer to measure humidity.It would be lined with mahogany or Spanish-cedar is more commonly used for the interior veneer of humidors.Spanish-cedar is repellent to tobacco beetles, a pest that can ruin tobacco products. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
brandy, coffee, Bible

28. What was the name of The Jolly Green Giant's little friend?


answer Answer: Little Green Sprout

Interesting Information:
In 1973, Jolly Green Giant teamed up with "Little Green Sprout", the diminutive young green giant Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Wee Willie Winkle, Small Potato Fry, Little Green Giant

29. In the card game Bridge, the player whose cards are placed face up on the table after the bidding is called the __________?


answer Answer: Dummy

Interesting Information:
The player is called the dummy as he is not allowed to contribute to the game once his cards are placed on the table, and all future decisions about his hand are made by his partner. Difficulty: Average.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Genius, King, Winner

30. In Australian terms, what is an XXXX (aka Fourex)?


answer Answer: A type of beer

Interesting Information:
XXXX or Fourex beer is brewed by Castlemaine Perkins. The main brewery is in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. The name XXXX originates from a tradition of using X's to designate the strength of the brew. At one stage the beer was marketed with the slogan: "Australians wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else"! Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
A movie classsification, A type of waterproof jacket, A type of car

31. In gaming the abbreviation 'gg' may be used. What does this mean?


answer Answer: Good Game

Interesting Information:
Most commonly found in internet multiplayer games such as Halo, the term 'gg' is said after playing to confirm that the player has enjoyed the game. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Ga Ga, Good Goal, Gross Grin

32. Assam, Darjeeling, and Earl Grey are all fine examples of what?


answer Answer: Tea

Interesting Information:
Tea is grown in many places around the world, especially Africa and India. During the days of the British Empire, Darjeeling tea was imported into UK by the ship load, and was adopted by the British as the quintessential 'English drink'. Tea of course was also a prominent feature in a little skirmish the British had on the other side of the Atlantic a 'few years back' :) Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Coffee, Confectionery, Potato

33. The Charleston, Lindy Hop and Turkey Trot are what?


answer Answer: Dances

Interesting Information:
Popular dances from the American Swing Era - 1920 through 1940 Difficulty: Very Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Bird calls for hunting, Candy, Shoes

34. Kenny Rogers knows when to hold'em and when to fold'em but do you know which hand will beat all others in Texas Hold'em poker?


answer Answer: Royal Flush

Interesting Information:
A Royal Flush is five cards running from ten to ace of the same suit, then followed by straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind (also known as trips), two pair, one pair and lastly the lowly high card. Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Four of a Kind, Straight, Full House

35. Which is the only sign of the zodiac to be represented by an inanimate object?


answer Answer: Libra

Interesting Information:
Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac running between 22 September and 24 October, is represented by the scales. It is an air sign and one of the cardinal signs which supposedly means that those born under Libra are creative, intellectual and communicative. Does that remind you of any authors around here? Difficulty: Easy.
 
Some incorrect choices:
Aries, Capricorn, Virgo
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