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100

Which was the first country to launch a man into space?

A.) China
B.) United States
C.) Russia
D.) Ireland

C.) Russia

Fun Fact: The first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, was sent into space on April 12, 1961.

100

The Amazon rainforest alone produces how much of Earth's Oxygen?

A.) 5%
B.) 10%
C.) 20%
D.) 50%

C.) 20%

Fun Fact: Our atmosphere is made up of roughly 78 per cent nitrogen and 21 per cent oxygen. The vast majority of living organisms on Earth need oxygen to survive, converting it into carbon dioxide as they breathe. Thankfully, plants continually replenish our planet’s oxygen levels through photosynthesis. During this process, carbon dioxide and water are converted into energy, releasing oxygen as a by-product.

100

John Williams composed the music for "Star Wars".

True or False?

True

Fun Fact: John William composes using a pencil and paper on a small writing desk next to his Steinway piano. He has never had time to learn to write music using a computer.

100

The 2016 Disney animated film 'Moana' is based on which culture?

A.) Hawaiian
B.) German
C.) Asian
D.) Polynesian

D.) Polynesian

Fun Fact: Moana is the 56th animated Disney movie.

100

What is the Zodiac symbol for Gemini?

A.) Fish
B.) Ram
C.) Twins
D.) Lion

C.) Twins

Fun Fact: One time, my friends mother told me to NEVER trust a left handed Gemini.

200

Thomas Crapper was a plumber who invented the flushing toilet.  

True or False?

False

Fun Fact: Crapper did not invent the toilet, but he did develop an improved tank-filling mechanism still used in toilets today. 

200

What is the official name of the star located closest to the North Celestial Pole?

A.) The North Star
B.) Polaris
C.) The Wishing Star
D.) Aquarius

B.) Polaris

Fun Fact: At a distance of 430 light-years Polaris is still quite bright because it is more than 2,500 times more luminous than the Sun. 

200

How many strings are there on a cello?

A.) 4
B.) 6
C.) 3
D.) 8

A.) 4

Fun Fact: Cello is a shortened form of the Italian word violoncello, which means 'small large violin.'

200

George Lucas directed the entire original Star Wars trilogy.

True or False?

True

Fun Fact: George Lucas wanted to be racecar driver.

200

When was Nintendo founded?

A.) 1889
B.) 1904
C.) 1956
D.) 1980

A.) 1889

Fun Fact: The Game Boy Creator Started Out as a Janitor.

300

What was the first city in the US to host the Olympics?

A.) St. Louis, Missouri
B.) Chicago, Illinois
C.) Charleston, South Carolina
D.) Seattle, Washington 

A.) St. Louis, Missouri

Fun Fact: Gold medals are mostly made of silver. 

300

What is the smallest planet in the solar system?

A.) Mars
B.) Earth
C.) Neptune
D.) Mercury

D.) Mercury

Fun Fact: Mercury is also the closest planet to the Sun. 

300

What singer has had a Billboard No. 1 hit in each of the last four decades?

A.) Aretha Franklin
B.) Katy Perry
C.) Mariah Carey
D.) Beyoncé

C.) Mariah Carey

Fun Fact: She has eight jack russell terriers. Their names are: The Good Reverend Pow Jackson, Mutley P Gore Jackson The Third, Jill E Beans, Pipitty Jackson, Cha, Jackie Lambchops, JJ and Squeak E Beans.

300

How many suns does Luke’s home planet of Tatooine have in Star Wars?

A.) One
B.) Two
C.) Three
D.) Four

B.) Two

Fun Fact: In the original draft of Star Wars, written in 1974, R2-D2 spoke English in complete sentences.

300

Which of Shakespeare’s plays is the longest?

A.) Romeo and Juliet
B.) King Lear
C.) Hamlet
D.) Macbeth

C.) Hamlet

Fun Fact: Hamlet has been translated into Klingon.

400

To what political party did Abraham Lincoln belong when elected POTUS?

A.) Democratic
B.) Independent
C.) Whig Party
D.) Republican

D.) Republican

Fun Fact: Abraham Lincoln's Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin, died in Bangor, ME.

400

The medical term for the belly button is which of the following?

A.) Abdominal Naval
B.) Umbilicus
C.) Nafela
D.) Ompholas

B.) Umbilicus

Fun Fact: Dogs, chimpanzees, lions, and armadillos all have belly buttons, but they aren’t always easy to spot. 

400

Which member of the British pop group "The Spice Girls" was known as Ginger Spice?

A.) Victoria Beckham
B.) Mel B
C.) Geraldine Estelle Halliwell
D.) Emma Bunton

C.) Geraldine Estelle Halliwell

Fun Fact: Geraldine almost skipped the audition because she got sunburnt on a ski trip.

400

This movie contains the quote, "I live life a quarter mile at a time".

A.) Top Gun
B.) Fast and Furious
C.) Turbo
D.) Independence Day

B.) Fast and Furious

Fun Fact:  It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile.

400

What is a dead mall?

A.) A parking lot that use to be a mall but was torn down
B.) A warehouse that sells Halloween decorations
C.) An abandoned mall
D.) A mall that has a DMV

C.) An abandoned mall

Fun Fact: There are 46,990 shopping malls in the United States.

500

Who is attributed credit for recording the epic poem The Odyssey?

A.) Sappho
B.) Plato
C.) Homer
D.) Pericles

C.) Homer

Fun Fact: Homer didn't actually create The Odyssey. Many of the stories in The Odyssey were passed down for hundreds of years orally before Homer wrote them down.

500

Which of these elements on the Periodic Table is a Noble Gas?

A.) Neon
B.) Oxygen
C.) Hydrogen
D.) Argyle 

A.) Neon

Fun Fact: The name comes from the fact that these elements are virtually unreactive towards other elements or compounds. 

500

What is rapper Drake's real name?

A.) Aubrey D. Graham
B.) Matthew R. Healy
C.) Benito W. Torres
D.) Harold L. Edwards

A.) Aubrey D. Graham

Fun Fact: Drake is Jewish on his mother's side.

500

Who directed "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)?

A.) David Lynch
B.) Martin Scorsese
C.) Quentin Tarantino
D.) Steven Spielberg 

D.) Steven Spielberg

Fun Facts: ET's face was modeled after poet Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein and a pug dog.

500

Who invented the first ever chocolate bar, in 1847?

A.) Senior Geradelli
B.) Joseph Fry
C.) Milton Hershey
D.) Henry Caville

B.) Joseph Fry

Fun Fact: It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate.

600

Which U.S. President was in office when the Iraq War began?

A.) Bill Clinton
B.) Ronald Reagan
C.) George W. Bush
D.) Barrack Obama

C.) George W. Bush


600

Which of the following is NOT a real element?

A.) Vanadium
B.) Krypton
C.) Bromine
D.) Adamantium 

D.) Adamantium

Fun Fact: Adamantium is a fictional metal alloy appearing in Marvel Comics. It is best known as the substance bonded to the character Wolverine's skeleton and claws.  

600

What year was Jay-Z's "Black Album" Released?

A.) 1998
B.) 1989
C.) 2007
D.) 2003 

D.) 2003

Fun Fact: "99 Problems" is not about what you think it is.

600

What did the first moving picture depict?

A.) A galloping horse
B.) A man riding a bike
C.) A bird flying
D.) A woman walking

A.) A galloping horse

Fun Fact: The first moving picture premiered on October 19, 1878.

600

What year was Queen Elizabeth II born?

A.) 1935
B.) 1926
C.) 1950
D.) 1922

B.) 1926

Fun Fact: She’s the only person in the UK allowed to drive without a license.

700

What did the first vending machines in the early 1880's dispense?

A.) Postcards
B.) Cigarettes
C.) Pencils
D.) Holy Water

A.) Postcards

Fun Fact: In the early 1920s, the first vending machine that sold soda dispensed it into a cup. 

700

Who developed the first successful polio vaccine in the 1950s?

A.) Dr. Charles Burton
B.) Dr. Lauro Halstead
C.) Dr. Jonas Salk
D.) Dr. Edwin Spindrift 

C.) Dr. Jonas Salk

Fun Fact: When asked who owns the patent to the Polio Vaccine Salk said, "Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” 

700

In an orchestra, what is the lowest member of the brass family?

A.) Tuba
B.) Trumpet
C.) Trombone
D.) French Horn

A.) Tuba

Fun Fact: Tubas are so heavy that tubists hold them across their laps while playing them (instead of lifting them up to their mouths, like a trumpet or a trombone). 

700

Who played Batman in the 1997 film "Batman and Robin"?

A.) Adam West
B.) George Clooney
C.) Michael Keaton
D.) Ben Affleck

B.) George Clooney

Fun Fact: Any time spent removing it only slowed down the filming, so Clooney wasn't particularly eager to go through the process unnecessarily. In interviews over the years, the actor has claimed that he therefore took to urinating inside the suit.

700

Earl Grey tea is black tea flavored with what?

A.) Starfruit
B.) Yuzu
C.) Bergamot
D.) Oranges

C.) Bergamot

Fun Fact: You are less likely to get a “caffeine crash” when you drink tea (as opposed to soda or coffee). 

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