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Hard General Knowledge Trivia Questions
Q: Electronic music producer Kygo's popularity skyrocketed after a certain remix. Which song did he remix?
A: Ed Sheeran - I See Fire
Q: What type of dog is 'Handsome Dan', the mascot of Yale University?
Q: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A: 24 MPH
Q: Before the 19th Century, the "Living Room" was originally called the...
Q: What year was Queen Elizabeth II born?
Q: What is the romanized Arabic word for "moon"?
Q: Which musician has collaborated with American producer Porter Robinson and released the 2016 song "Shelter"?
Q: Which of the following languages does NOT use gender as a part of its grammar?
Q: What year was the RoboSapien toy robot released?
Q: According to Fair Works Australia, how long do you have to work to get Long Service Leave?
A: 7 years
Q: TRUE OR FALSE - Stagecoach owned "South West Trains" before losing the rights to FirstGroup and MTR in March of 2017.
Q: Virtual reality company Oculus VR lost which of it's co-founders in a freak car accident in 2013?
A: Andrew Scott Reisse
Q: TRUE OR FALSE - Spoon theory is a theory, utilizing "Spoons" as a metaphor for energy they can use in a day.
Q: In flight systems, what does the initialism "TCAS" stand for?
A: Traffic Collision Avoidance System
Q: If someone said "you are olid", what would they mean?
A: You smell extremely unpleasant.
Q: Named after the mallow flower, mauve is a shade of what?
Q: Chartreuse is a color between yellow and what?
Q: Nephelococcygia is the practice of doing what?
A: Finding shapes in clouds
Q: If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow?
Q: How many notes are there on a standard grand piano?
Hard Geography Trivia Questions
Q: What country is not a part of Scandinavia?
Q: Which country is completely landlocked by South Africa?
Q: Which of the following Inuit languages was the FIRST to use a unique writing system not based on the Latin alphabet?
Q: Where is the Luxor Hotel & Casino located?
A: Paradise, Nevada
Q: Which is the largest freshwater lake in the world?
A: Lake Superior
Q: Where is the fast food chain "Panda Express" headquartered?
A: Rosemead, California
Q: The Hunua Ranges is located in...
A: New Zealand
Q: Which country was NOT formerly part of Yugoslavia?
Q: What is the official German name of the Swiss Federal Railways?
A: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen
Q: What city is known as the Rose Capital of the World?
A: Tyler, Texas
Q: What is the name of rocky region that spans most of eastern Canada?
A: Canadian Shield
Q: What is the tallest mountain in Canada?
A: Mount Logan
Q: When does Finland celebrate their independence day?
A: December 6th
Q: What is the second-largest city in Lithuania?
Q: In which country is Tallinn located?
Q: TRUE OR FALSE - The two largest ethnic groups of Belgium are Flemish and Walloon.
Q: The emblem on the flag of the Republic of Tajikistan features a sunrise over mountains below what symbol?
Q: The Maluku islands (informally known as the Spice Islands) belong to which country?
Hard History Trivia Questions
Q: When did the French Revolution begin?
Q: Which naval battle was considered the turning point of the Pacific Ocean Theater during World War 2?
A: Battle of Midway
Q: In the year 1900, what were the most popular first names given to boy and girl babies born in the United States?
A: John and Mary
Q: Spain was formed in 1469 with the marriage of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of what other Iberian kingdom?
Q: TRUE OR FALSE - Joseph Stalin's real name was Ioseb Bessarionis dze Dzugashvili.
Q: What age was King Henry V when he died?
Q: On which day did ARPANET suffer a 4 hour long network crash?
Q: What did the first vending machines in the early 1880's dispense?
A: Post cards
Q: When did Canada leave the confederation to become their own nation?
A: July 1st, 1867
Q: Bohdan Khmelnytsky was which of the following?
A: Leader of the Ukrainian Cossacks
Q: During the Roman Triumvirate of 42 BCE, what region of the Roman Republic was given to Lepidus?
Q: What was the real name of the Albanian national leader Skanderbeg?
A: Gjergj Kastrioti
Q: What year was the United States Declaration of Independence signed?
Q: During the Spanish Civil War (1936), Francisco Franco fought for which political faction?
A: Nationalist Spain
Q: What was found in 1946 by two young shepards near a cave?
A: Dead Sea Scrolls
Q: TRUE OR FALSE - The USS Missouri (BB-63) last served in the Korean War.
Q: How long did the Warsaw Uprising during World War II last?
A: 63 Days
Q: What was the original name of New York City?
A: New Amsterdam
Q: What was the name of the German offensive operation in October 1941 to take Moscow before winter?
A: Operation Typhoon
Q: Which of the following was not one of Joseph Stalin's ten blows during World War II?
A: Vistula-Oder Offensive
Q: In addition to his career as an astrologer and "prophet", Nostradamus published a 1555 treatise that included a section on what?
A: Making jams and jellies
Q: Which King of England was faced with the Peasants' Revolt in 1381?
A: Richard II
Q: The ancient city of Chichén Itzá was built by which civilization?
Q: Which countries participated in the Lobster War?
A: France and Brazil
Q: Who assassinated President James A. Garfield?
A: Charles Guiteau
Hard Science & Nature Trivia Questions
Q: On the Beaufort Scale of wind force, what wind name is given to number 8?
Q: All of the following human genetic haplogroup names are shared between Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA haplogroups EXCEPT:
A: Haplogroup U
Q: TRUE OR FALSE - It was once believed that injecting shark cartilage into people would prevent them from contracting cancer.
Q: If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur what would grow?
Q: Which one of these is scientific term for "Brain Freeze"?
A: Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia
Q: A comet's gaseous envelope (which creates the tail) is called what?
A: The coma
Q: The core of the Sun can reach which temperature?
A: 27° Million F (15° Million C)
Q: What nucleotide pairs with guanine?
Q: What does the term "isolation" refer to in microbiology?
A: The separation of a strain from a natural, mixed population of living microbes
Q: How much radiation does a banana emit?
A: 0.1 Microsievert
Q: What is the unit of electrical inductance?
Q: Muscle fiber is constructed of bundles small long organelles called what?
Q: Which of the following is NOT a word used to describe an earthquake?
Q: Where is the Gluteus Maximus muscle located?
Q: What is the scientific name for the extinct hominin known as "Lucy"?
A: Australopithecus Afarensis
Q: Which of the following is the term for "surgical complications resulting from surgical sponges left inside the patient's body?
Q: Coulrophobia is the irrational fear of what?
Q: Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman?
Q: How many protons are in an oxygen atom?
Q: The word "science" stems from the word "scire" meaning what?
A: To know