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Fun Trivia and Knowledge

Fun to spend a few minutes with a cuppa, not too taxing 30 Questions.

 
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1

What are the names of the two towns at either end of the Panama Canal?

  • Panama and Colon
  • Panama and Balboa
  • Colon and Balboa

2

On which river is the Bhakra Nagal Dam built?

  • Ravi
  • Sutlej
  • Indus

3

Which was the first country to host The World Cup twice?

  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Italy

4

What is the name of the character in Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden"?

  • Jane
  • Lucy
  • Mary

5

As we become older, the hair on which part of our body greys last?

  • Nose
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyelashes

6

In animal speak, an Ape does what?

  • Cackles
  • Gibbers
  • Talks

7

Who founded Jainism?

  • Buddha
  • Swami Shankaracharya
  • Mahaviri

8

To date, which was the loudest volcanic eruption, heard over 3,000 kilometres away?

  • Mount Helens
  • Krakatoa
  • Tambora

9

Which is the driest place on Earth?

  • Sahara desert
  • Atacama desert
  • Gobi desert

10

Who discovered rubber?

  • George Staples
  • Maxwell Tyre
  • Charles Macintosh

11

In Greek mythology, what did Prometheus steal from the gods to give to man?

  • Earth
  • Fire
  • Wind

12

Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the USA?

  • France
  • Austria
  • Switzerland

13

Canal locks were invented in which country in 984 AD?

  • England
  • China
  • France

14

In 765 AD which country printed the first pictorial books?

  • China
  • India
  • Japan

15

The earliest windmills were built in 600 AD. In which country?

  • Greece
  • The Netherlands
  • Iran

16

Which drinks company uses a bat as its registered trade mark?

  • Bulmers
  • Bacardi
  • Gordons

17

Ansel Adams is a famous american who worked in what area of the arts?

  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Dance

18

What are you doing if you are "sniggling"?

  • Making lace
  • Fishing for eels
  • Churning butter

19

In 942 AD, who introduced Trumpets and Kettledrums into Europe?

  • Romanians
  • Arabs
  • Indians

20

According to a German proverb: A sparrow in the hand is better than a -----on your roof

  • Dove
  • Parrot
  • Pigeon

21

What is the name of the boy who was kidnapped in Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped"?

  • John
  • Henry
  • David

22

Which song did Ricky Martin sing at the 1998 FIFA World Cup?

  • You can win
  • Cup of Life
  • We are the champions

23

In 650 AD "Greek Fire", a substance that bursts into flames when wet, was invented in which country?

  • Greece
  • Egypt
  • Germany

24

Which was the worst famine of modern times?

  • Bengal 1943-1944
  • Ethiopia 1973
  • China 1969

25

Which South coast English town was made a city as part of the Millenium celebrations?

  • Eastbourne
  • Brighton
  • Hastings

26

Whooper and Bewick are both types of which animal?

  • Hens
  • Geese
  • Swans

27

In the product WD40, what does WD stand for?

  • Weather durable
  • Water displacement
  • Weakening density

28

What is the meaning of a plain circle on a garment label?

  • Tumble dry
  • Dry clean
  • Do not spin

29

Calcutta stands on one of the channels of the River Ganga, name it?

  • Teesta
  • Yamona
  • Hooghly

30

According to a Russian proverb: An old friend is much better than----new ones?

  • Four
  • Two
  • Six

 

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