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# A Journey From 1 To 20 Trivia Quiz

### Just a few interesting facts associated with the numbers from 1 to 20. You have to pick the answer that does NOT correspond to the given number.

A multiple-choice quiz by Leviathan. Estimated time: 8 mins.

Author
Leviathan
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
92,159
Updated
Aug 18 23
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
9 / 20
Plays
2572
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1. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

Duck quacks do echo.
In the 1st 2 seasons of Southpark, Kenny survived only once.
Citizens of Kentucky are required by law to have at least 1 bath per year.
The 1st toilet shown on tv was in 'The Munsters'.

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2. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

Brahmin Indians originally wrote two as two horizontal lines =
2 is the only even prime number.
'Two Tribes' was the 2nd hit single for Devo.
According to the Greeks, 2 is the first "female" number.

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3. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

There are 3 primary colours.
3 is the 3rd Fibonacci number.
If a number's digits add to a number divisible by 3, then the original number is always divisible by 3.
Our spatial world has 3 dimensions.

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4. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

4 is the 2nd "square" number.
Tuvalu is the 4th smallest country in the world.
4 is the perfect number for the Sioux Indians.
Isaac Newton's space-time universe was 4-dimensional.

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5. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

The pentagonal dodecahedron is the 5th geometrical body.
The pentagram is called the Devil's knot in English tradition.
The Pentagon building in Arlington has 5 sides.
Celtic music is based on just 5 notes.

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6. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

There are 6 notes in the whole-tone scale.
The god Brahma has 6 heads or faces.
Over the course of 'Charlie's Angels' on tv there were 6 "angels".
Beehives and snowflakes are constructed from hexagons.

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7. Three of these are true statements. Which of the following is *not* a true statement? Hint

At the movies there was 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'.
7 is not a prime number.
Star Trek's Vulcans are sexually active just once every 7 years.

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8. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

In Islam there are eight hells
Eight is the second magic number in physics
Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the sun
Eight is the second cubic number

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9. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

The War of the Grand Alliance lasted 9 years
To the ancient Greeks the River Styx had 9 cataracts.
Odysseus travelled for something over 9 years to get home from Troy.
A cockroach can live for up to 9 days without its head.

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10. Which of the following is *not* a true statement? Hint

The average human tastebud lives for 10 days.
10 is the basis for Arabic numbering system.
During the Sex Pistols' 1st gig, they played 10 songs.
Moses handed down 10 commandments to the Israelites.

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11. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

11 is considered by Christians to be the number of winners.
There are 11 players on the field in a cricket team
11 is a prime number.
In 'This is Spinal Tap' the Marshall guitar amplifiers went to 11 on the volume dials.

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12. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

It takes snails 12 hours to have sex.
There are 12 notes in the chromatic scale of western music.
There were 12 episodes of 'Fawlty Towers'.
The longest game of Monopoly on record lasted 12 days.

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13. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.
13 was Louis XIII's favourite number.
Pineapples always have 8 or 13 spirals coming out of their tops.
If you are doing this Quiz on Friday the 13th, you will know that this month began on a Saturday.

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14. Which of the following is *not* a true statement? Hint

One of Muhammad's (PBUTH) names, 'Taha', has a numerical value of 14.
You need 14 calendars to make a perpetual calendar.
There are 14 letters in the Arabic alphabet.
The garden pea has 14 chromosomes.

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15. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

There are 15 red balls on a snooker table.
15 is a "triangular" number.
Andy Warhol said we'd all be famous for 15 minutes.
The shortest war ever recorded lasted only 15 minutes.

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16. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

In classical Indian aesthetics there are 16 signs of beauty.
A Roman foot (measurement) was divided into 16 toes.
Each player in a game of chess starts with 16 pieces.
Hexadecimal counting is based on 16.

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17. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

Group 17 on the Periodic Table is the halogens
Alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan believed 17 was the basis for the material world.
17 is a Fibonacci number.
In 'The Terminator' "Arnie" speaks 17 lines in his own voice.

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18. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

To become a Whirling Dervish you must first become a house boy for 18 days.
Eclipses of the sun and moon recur in the same sequence every 18 years.
The game of chess originally had 18 pieces per side.
Domestic cats have 18 claws.

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19. Which of the following is not a true statement? Hint

Ancient Babylonians often suffered from nonadekaphobia.
Australian Rules Football has 19 players per side on the field.
The Metonic cycle of the moon occurs every 19 years.
The Japanese game 'Go' is played on a board with 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines

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20. Which of the following is NOT a true statement? Hint

The Mayans used a counting system based on 20.
In a soccer match in Paraguay, 20 players were all sent from the field.
An "icosahedron" is a 20 sided figure.
In real life, Jerry Seinfeld had an overdue library book for 20 years.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: The 1st toilet shown on tv was in 'The Munsters'.

The 1st toilet to appear on TV was actually in 'Leave it to Beaver'!
2. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Answer: 'Two Tribes' was the 2nd hit single for Devo.

'Two Tribes' was the 2nd hit single for Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The Greeks considered that any even number was "female".
3. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Answer: 3 is the 3rd Fibonacci number.

3 is actually the 4th Fibonacci number. If you take any number's digits and find that they add to a number divisible by 3, then the original number will also divide by 3 eg. 39,123 - 3+9+1+2+3 = 18. It is easy to see that 18 is divisible by 3, therefore 39,123 is divisible by 3...3*13,041 to be exact.
4. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: Isaac Newton's space-time universe was 4-dimensional.

It was Einstein who 1st theorised about a 4-dimensional universe. A "square" number is a number with an integer square root...2*2 = 4. Tuvalu is small island nation federated in 1978 in the Pacific. It covers only 9 sq. mi.
5. Which of the following is not a true statement?

The pentagram is called the lovers' knot in English tradition. Celtic music uses a 5 note scale called the pentatonic scale. A pentagondodecahedron is a body consisting of 12 regular pentagons.
6. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Brahma has 4 heads or faces to symbolise the 4 directions of the world. Charlie's 6 angels were Sabrina Duncan, Jill Monroe, Kelly Garrett, Kris Monroe, Tiffany Welles and Julie Rogers. The whole-tone scale is used in some eastern music.
7. Three of these are true statements. Which of the following is *not* a true statement?

Answer: 7 is not a prime number.

Seven is divisible only by itself and one and is therefore a prime number. The seven deadly sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
8. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Answer: In Islam there are eight hells

Islam has seven gates to a single hell but (thankfully!) eight paradises. One is the first cubic number (1*1*1 = 1) and eight is the 2nd...2*2*2 = 8. In physics, a magic number is the number of neutrons or protons within an atomic shell that are bound more strongly than if the shell contained the next higher number. Two is the first magic number and eight the second.
9. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

The River Styx had 9 twists. A cockroach will live up to 9 days without its head before it starves to death... that's one dumb animal!
10. Which of the following is *not* a true statement?

Answer: During the Sex Pistols' 1st gig, they played 10 songs.

The 1st ever gig by the Sex Pistols lasted for 10 minutes back on November 6th, 1975! The Arabic numbering system is the one most of us are most familiar with: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,and 9.
11. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: 11 is considered by Christians to be the number of winners.

Actually, 11 is considered by Christians to be the number of sinners! The amplifiers in 'This is Spinal Tap' went to 11 so that the band could "push over the cliff".
12. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Answer: The longest game of Monopoly on record lasted 12 days.

Actually the longest game of Monopoly on record was 70 days... get a life! Snails may have sex only once in their lives but at least it lasts for 12 hours.
13. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: If you are doing this Quiz on Friday the 13th, you will know that this month began on a Saturday.

Actually, months that begin on a Sunday will always contain a Friday the 13th. Louis XIII also took a 13 year old bride.
14. Which of the following is *not* a true statement?

Answer: There are 14 letters in the Arabic alphabet.

The Arabic alphabet has 14 "sun" letters and 14 "moon" letters.
15. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: The shortest war ever recorded lasted only 15 minutes.

The shortest war ever recorded was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, and lasted 38 minutes... not quite long enough for a Tom Hanks film? A triangular number is a number which can be formed from the series 1+2+3+4+5...etc.
16. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: A Roman foot (measurement) was divided into 16 toes.

A Roman foot was divided into 16 fingers.
17. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: 17 is a Fibonacci number.

The Fibonacci numbers are 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21... take two adjacent numbers and add them to get the next term, therefore 17 is NOT a Fibonacci number.

Arnie also spoke two other lines but they were overdubbed into the voice of other actors.
18. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Chess never had 18 pieces per side. Whirling Dervishes, or Mevlevi, then learn 18 different kinds of service in the kitchen and then after 1001 days of preparation, they are led with an 18-armed candelabrum to a cell where they then meditate for 18 days.
19. Which of the following is not a true statement?

Answer: Australian Rules Football has 19 players per side on the field.

Aussie Rules Football has 18 players per side on the field at one time. Babylonians feared the 19th day of the month because it was also the 49th day since the start of the last month. 7*7 is 49 so the day was filled with power both good and evil. Nonadekaphobia is the fear of the number 19.

The Metonic cycle of the moon occurs when all the phases of the moon fall on the same weekdays for the whole solar year.
20. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

Answer: In real life, Jerry Seinfeld had an overdue library book for 20 years.

Actually this occurred in his sitcom. Jerry's character borrowed Henry Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer' from the New York Public Library. Lexington, Massachusetts lays claim to the world's biggest icosahedron. 20 players were sent off in a game between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero, in Paraguay.
See! Numbers can be interesting! Well I hope you agree with me.
Source: Author Leviathan

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