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Free TRIVIA QUESTIONS for 2004

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 December 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about the New Year

(1) How are the people living near Cameron’s Corner able to welcome in each New Year three times?

(2) How many police were on duty in Times Square, New York, on New Year’s Eve, 1999? (a) none (b) 700 (c) 7000

(3) What sex is the first baby to be born after midnight on New Year’s Eve most likely to be?

(4) New Year’s Day of what year was expected to see computers crash because of the millennium bug? The answer is an anagram of “A year to shut down.” (4,3,8)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 December 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Christmas

(1) Who largely originated the present character and appearance of Santa Claus (friendly, rolly-polly, accessible, red suit, white beard and hair)? (a) the Government of Finland (b) an artist employed by Coca-Cola (c) a teacher employed by the Lutheran Church in Norway

(2) What extraordinary event occurred on December 25 1914?

(3) Was Good King Wenceslas a good king?

(4) What common Christmas greeting is an anagram of “Starry hype. Many wrap merchandise.”? (5,9,3,5,3,4)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 December 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about airlines

(1) What special rooms do Iran Air planes have between the toilets and the first-class lounge?

(2) What airline deliberate misspells its name in Australian telephone directories?

(3) What was the passenger capacity of the aircraft Laima, which set an Atlantic crossing record on 21 August, 1998?

(4) “I land earliest” is an anagram of what airline? (5,8)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 December 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Islands

(1) In what country do most Cook Islands nationals live? (a) Cook Islands (b) New Zealand

(2) Are the Canary Islands named after animals or birds?

(3) How many sheep are there per person in the Falkland Islands? (a) almost exactly one to one (b) 363

(4) What leader of a country near the USA is an anagram of “Bends under capitalist force” (country/title/first name/surname) (5,9,5,6)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 December 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about the weather

(1) When did rain last fall in Antarctica's "Dry Valleys"? (a) probably this week, as a day without rain there is rare (b) more than a year ago (c) approximately 20 years ago

(2) When did it last rain in Calama, Chile?

(3) Do clouds fly higher during the night?

(4) What country’s name is an anagram of “battering IRA”? (9,3)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 November 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Countries

(1) What are the only two countries that are doubly landlocked (ie they have no access to the sea, and neither do the countries or countries that surround them)?

(2) What is the official name of North Korea?

(3) What is the world’s most-discussed topic?

(4) What US city’s name is an anagram of wanker? (6)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 November 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about mountains

(1) How high is the world’s lowest pass? (a) less than 500 metres (b) about 50 metres (c) more than 1000 metres

(2) Why is most of the world’s longest mountain range rarely seen?

(3) All 10 of the USA’s highest mountains are in the same state. Which state is this?

(4) What country’s name is an anagram of “Little Asia”? (9)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 November 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about travelling by air

(1) The name of the 747 with the longer top deck was originally the “stretched upper deck” or “SUD” version. Why was this name changed to “extended upper deck”?

(2) How many people are in the air right now? (a) more than 5000 (b) about 35,000 (c) more than 60,000

(3) Jean Pilatre became the first man to fly when he soared over Paris in a balloon. What other flying record did he set?

(4) On a flight across America in 1976 a hijacked drew a gun and took the stewardess hostage, saying “Take me to Detroit.” Until he took over the plane, what was its destination?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 November 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about travelling by water

(1) If a plane flies from above the Atlantic Ocean to above the Pacific Ocean it flies from east to west. But if a ship sails from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal it sails through the canal from west to east. How can this be?

(2) Why is the most common dimension for large ships at or just under 305m long by 33.5m wide?

(3) No ships can berth at Norfolk Island—they must anchor 200m off-shore. How are cars transferred from ship to shore?

(4) The Intermarine Company on the River Magra at Ameglia, Italy, secured an $8 million contract in 1981 to build a minesweeper and three military launches for the Malaysian government. Why were the four vessels completed but not delivered?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 October 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about travelling by road

(1) How many traffic lanes are there at the junction of highways 5, 22 and 27 in Orange County, California, USA? (a) 11 (b) 22 (c) 66

(2) How many lanes wide is Italy's Vicolo della Virilita?

(3) How many major towns are linked to Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, by road?

(4) How long would it take to stroll down to a friend's place at the other end of Yonge Street, Toronto? (a) over an hour (b) nearly two days (c) a month or more

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 October 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about country borders

(1) About how many countries share a border with China?

(2) How many of those countries can you name?

(3) Five of those names end in what same four letters?

(4) What is incongruous about the name of the world’s most heavily militarised border, between North and South Korea?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 October 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about cities

(1) What is the world’s quietest city?

(2) Ethiopia's holy city, Axum, was linked to southern Arabia by caravan routes via its port, Adulis. Why can tourists now not visit Adulis?

(3) What is the principal city in the Gaza Strip?

(4) In the Mercer Human Resource Consulting’s quality of life surveys for both 2002 and 2003, the name of the city that finished first starts with the last letter of the alphabet. What is this city?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 October 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about continents

1) What is the only continent on which corn is not grown?

(2) Which continent has the highest average elevation?

(3) Which is the driest continent?

(4) Which is the windiest continent?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 October 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about continents

(1) What city is on two continents?

(2) Of the 54 countries that make up the African continent, how many have not been ruled by a foreign power?

(3) How many continents have no land below sea level?

(4) What unusual spelling feature is common to the names of every continent (taking North and South America as America)?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 September 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about waterfalls

(1) How many litres of water flows over Iguazu Falls each second in a very wet season? (a) 13 (b) 13 thousand (c) 13 million

(2) How many litres of water flows over Iguazu Falls each second in a very dry season?

(3) Why are the Guaira Falls, on the Parana River between Paraguay and Brazil, no longer the world's largest waterfall?

(4) What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backwards?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 September 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about capital cities

(1) What do Baku, Bandar Seri Begawan, Ouagadougo, Bujumbura, Nuuk, Tegucigalpa, Nidjamena Yamoussoukra, Antananarivo and Paramaribo have in common?

(2) What does the name Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, mean? (a) meeting place of the tribes (b) you never sleep (c) boil your carrots in the wet season

(3) What is the world's most southerly capital city?

(4) What is the world's most northerly capital city?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 September 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about the Olympic Games

(1) What crossed the equator on 25-5-00 for the first time since 1956?

(2) What percentage of the Brunei delegation to the 1988 Olympic Games were officials?

(3) What are the most dangerous events in the Olympic Games?

(4) What do the number and colours of the Olympic rings represent?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 September 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Olympic cities

(1) Besides being the names of Olympic Games cities, what do Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Berlin and Rome have in common?

(2) What is the only city to have been awarded the summer Olympics three times?

(3) What is the smallest country in size and population to have hosted a modern Olympics?

(4) In what location did the 2004 Olympic Games marathon events start?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 August 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about water

(1) What country more fresh water than any other?

(2) What country has the shortest coastline, a grand total of three kilometres?

(3) What percentage of the world’s fresh water is stored as ice?

(4) What is the name of the world’s highest lake? (You might find it impossible to give an answer.)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 August 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about countries

(1) What country has the most emigrants?

(2) What is the world’s highest country, when defined as the country with the highest lowest point?

(3) What is the largest former British colony?

(4) Mongolia used to be the world’s largest land-locked country. It has not changed in size, but has lost its title. What is now the world’s largest land-locked country?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 August 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about islands

(1) What is the only human-eating creature known to have inhabited a Pacific island?

(2) What is the name of the island off Cape York where Captain Cook claimed possession of Australia's east coast in 1770?

(3) Assuming you could ascend at a rate of 5m a minute, approximately how long would it take to climb to the equivalent of the highest point on the Ashmore and Cartier Islands?

(4) Five-kilometre long Tory Island, off the north-west coast of Northern Ireland, has a population of 160. What country owns the island?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 August 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about country names

(1) Iran used to be called Persia. What was it called before Persia?

(2) What is the full name of the small republic San Marino? (a) San Marino (b) Most Serene Republic of San Marino (c) Communal Democratic Implementation Republic of the Italian People’s Independent Movement of San Marino

(3) There are 14 countries whose names begin with “a” (15 if we count “America”), but amazingly only two of these do not also end with “a”. What are these two? And what are the other 12? Does the same pattern apply to continents and US states?

(4) What did Gambia change its name to after gaining independence from Britain?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 July 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about place names

(1) What is the world’s shortest town name?

(2) How many letters are there in the world’s longest place name? (a) 25 (b) 50 (c) 85

(3) What is special about the name of the London suburb Knightsbridge?

(4) What town do most Alabama residents call brilliant?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 July 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Norway

(1) Why do some people in northern Norway regularly water their roofs?

(2) Olav V was 36th in line of succession to the British throne in the 1980s. What were his chances of being king?

(3) Besides being familiar first names, you could see ALF and EVE printed many times as you tour Norway by air. Why is this?

(4) Where is the furthest north you can travel by car?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 July 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about the spelling of Australian town names

(1) What is special about the Blue Mountains town name Faulconbridge?

(2) What is significant about the spelling of the Victorian town names Colignan and Nangiloc?

(3) What NSW town name has three consecutive vowels and four vowels altogether but only two consonants? (a) Baia Ba (b) Quaama (c) Zooama

(4) How many of the towns Zanthus, Zillmere, Zilzie and Zuytdorp are in Australia?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 July 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about capital cities

(1) The name of the capital city of what country has eight vowels but only three consonants?

(2) What capital city has no restaurants or bars?

(3) In 1630, Riga, present capital of Latvia, was the largest city in where? (a) Russia (b) Germany (c) Sweden

(4) What South American capital city is laid out in the shape of a plane?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 July 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Thailand

(1) What is a wat?

(2) If you plead guilty to drug charges in Thailand, your sentence can be halved. What if it were a life sentence?

(3) Of what country is Krungthep Maha Nakorn, Amarn Rattanakosindra, Mahindrayudha, Mahadilokpop Noparatana Rajdhani Mahasathan, Amorn Piman Avatarn Satit, Sakkatultiya Vishnukarn Prasit the capital?

(4) What did The Sydney Morning Herald put on its front page for the first time in April 1944, after having been published since 1831?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 June 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about countries

(1) When is it grammatically correct to say “We is”?

(2) What is unusual about the flags of Indonesia and Monaco?

(3) What was the first American consumer product to be sold in Russia? (Your second guess will probably be correct.)

(4) What is the most expensive property on the Monopoly board in the US version and the British version?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 June 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about countries

(1) What word do you add to Baulkham, Box, Castle, Mays, McGraths, Quakers, Rouse or Seven to get the name of a Sydney suburb?

(2) What two forms of transport would you use to get from Orlando, Florida, to the Sea of Tranquility?

(3) What is the smallest number of colours needed for a world map so that no adjoining countries are the same colour?

(4) What is incongruous about the name of the world’s most heavily militarised border?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 June 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about cities

(1) What does the name of the Sydney suburb Lilli Pilli mean? (a) tree with edible berries (b) small medical tablet (c) dead-beat

(2) What is the world’s quietest city?

(3) What two cities (in the one country) are least likely to be visited by 99% of the Australian population?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 June 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about pot luck geography

(1) What country’s flag contains a picture of a wheel?

(2) Where is Lesotho in relation to South Africa?

(3) Are the Sydney suburbs whose names’ first words are compass points, eg North Sydney, equally divided among the four points? (a) almost equally (b) the number of norths is greater than the total of the other three (c) three are roughly equal, the fourth only gets one mention

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 May 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney

(1) What is the world’s widest large-scale and heaviest single arch bridge?

(2) What Sydney suburb is named after a meal?

(3) On our home page, what forms the picture of Alan getting a drink?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 May 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney

(1) Did Australian stockbroker Rene Rivkin own any cars?

(2) Does Eulbertie Avenue, Warrawee, intersect with Eulbertie Avenue, Warrawee?

(3) What was Sydney’s trouble-decker”?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 May 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney suburbs

(1) What Sydney suburb’s name has eight vowels, all the same letter?

(2) Most of the street names in Castlecrag start with the same word. What is the word?

(3) What does the suburb name Warrawee mean? (a) stop here (b) take off (c) you too

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 May 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney suburbs

(1) (no longer applies)

(2) What do Clare, Dacey, Erskine, Forest, Glades, Gran, Hammond, Hurst, Kelly, Matra, Oak, Orange, Regent, Rose, Schey, Varro and Wentworth have in common?

(3) What is Sydney’s last suburb alphabetically?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 April 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney suburbs

(1) What percentage of overseas arrivals settling in Blacktown in the first half of the last decade were from non-English-speaking countries? (a) under 10% (b) about 50% (c) over 90%

(2) What gentleman in his 90s did Alan meet while walking in Warrawee on 21 April? (a) former prime Gough Whitlam (b) former Anglican Church head Marcus Loane (c) former marathon coach Percy Cerutty

(3) Why is it no longer possible to match Alan’s feat of doing a two-kilometre walk in Wolli Creek in heavy rain without getting wet?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 April 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney suburbs

(1) What two Sydney suburb names begin with “The”?

(2) How high is Vaucluse’s Mount Trefle? (a) over 2,000 metres (a) about 1,000 metres (c) 47.7 metres

(3) What eight-letter Sydney suburb name has an “a” every second letter?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 April 2004

This week’s trivia questions are about Sydney suburbs

(1) (no longer applies)

(2) Who lives in Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli?

(3) To whom did newspaper heir Lachlan Murdoch sell his house in Billyard Avenue, Kirribilli? (a) Russell Crowe (b) Nicole Kidman (c) Daniel Johns

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 April 2004

This week’s trivia questions are Pot luck

(1) How many candidates were there for the City of Rockdale local government election on 27 March, 2004? (a) 1 (b) 13 (c) 131

(2) What is the name of the lookout on the Pacific Highway at Turramurra?

(3) How far from the centre of Sydney is the nearest car ferry?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 April 2004

This week’s trivia questions are Pot luck

(1) Ms Forrest stood as a candidate for which political party?

(2) What distinction does the suburb name South Wentworthville have?

(3) What famous swimmer has bought a home in Burraneer? (a) Ian Thorpe (b) Grant Hackett

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