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Walker's Basic Trivia Quiz

Having tried many trivia quizzes, I decided to write one with questions on a slightly broader range of topics. None of the questions are particularly complex or technical, but they do represent a reasonable spectrum of knowledge. I hope you enjoy :) All figures are as of the end of 2016.

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  1. 1. Name an album by Coldplay

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Parachutes; A Rush of Blood to the Head; X&Y; Viva la Vida or Death and all his Friends; Mylo Xyloto; Ghost Stories; A Head Full of Dreams

  2. 2. Name a human member of "the Famous Five"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Julian; Dick; Anne; George (or Georgina)

  3. 3. Name a country with a population under 25,000

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Vatican City; Tokelau; Niue; Falkland Islands; St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; Montserrat; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Tuvalu; Nuaru; Wallis and Futuna; Anguila; Cook Islands; Palau

    This was a tricky one, well done if you got it

  4. 4. Name one of the three common methods of averaging

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mean; Median; Mode

  5. 5. Name a rugby player who has scored over 1000 international points

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Dan Carter; Jonny Wilkinson; Neil Jenkins; Ronan O'Gara; Diego Dominguez

  6. 6. Name a film for which Audrey Hepburn was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Wait Until Dark; Breakfast at Tiffany's; The Nun's Story; Sabrina; Roman Holiday

  7. 7. Name a circle of Hell, as listed in Dante's Divine Comedy

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Limbo; Lust; Gluttony; Greed; Wrath; Heresy; Violence; Fraud; Treachery

  8. 8. Give the surname of one the Pre-Raphaelite "Brotherhood"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Holman Hunt; Millais; Rossetti; Collinson; Stephens; Woolner

  9. 9. Name one of the principle ingredients of a White Russian

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Milk; Vodka; Coffee Liqueur

    Two branded liqueurs also accepted

  10. 10. Name a language (other than English) with over 60 million speakers in India

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Hindi; Bengali; Telugu; Marathi; Tamil

    Anything other than Hindi is quite impressive

  11. 11. Name a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Oklahoma!; Carousel; State Fair; South Pacific; The King and I; Cinderella; Flower Drum Song; The Sound of Music

  12. 12. Name a computer game series produced by Bioware

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Baldur's Gate; Neverwinter Nights; Mass Effect; Dragon Age

  13. 13. Name one of the Chronicles of Narnia books, other than "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe".

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: The Magician's Nephew; A Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Last Battle

  14. 14. Name a book by Dostoyevsky (excluding novellas and short works)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: The Village of Stepanchikovo; Humiliated and Insulted; The House of the Dead; Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; Demons; The Adolescent; The Brothers Karamazov

  15. 15. Name part of a land animal, other than "Eye of Newt", which the witches throw into the cauldron in Macbeth

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Toad; Fillet of a Fenny Snake; Toe of Frog; Tongue of Dog; Adder's fork; Lizard's Leg; Tooth of Wolf; Gall of goat; Tiger's chaudron; Baboon's blood

  16. 16. Name a non-European Formula One "Driver's Champion"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mario Andretti; Jack Brabham; Juan Manuel Fangio; Emerson Fittipaldi; Phil Hill; Denny Hume; Alan Jones; Nelson Piquet; Ayrton Senna; Jody Scheckter; Jacques Villeneuve

  17. 17. Other than Thor, name a Norse God after whom a day of the week is named

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mani; Tyr (or Tiw); Woden (or Odin); Freya (or Frigg)

  18. 18. Give one of the primary colours of light

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Red; Green; Blue

  19. 19. Name a country, other than Egypt, through which the Nile flows

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Burundi; Democratic Republic of Congo; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Rwanda; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda

  20. 20. Name a double landlocked country

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Liechtenstein; Uzbekistan

  21. 21. Name one of the five best selling fiction books written in English (i.e. not translated)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: A Tale of Two Cities; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; The Hobbit; And Then There Were None; Alice in Wonderland

  22. 22. Name a country whose currency is stronger than the pound (i.e. where £1 < 1 of that currency)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Oman; Bahrain; Kuwait

  23. 23. Give the surname of one of "the Three Tenors", other than Pavarotti

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Carreras; Domingo

  24. 24. Name a Studio Ghibli film, where the title is two words long

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Only Yesterday; Porco Rossa; Pom Poko; Princess Mononoke; Spirited Away

  25. 25. Give one of the six main trigonometric functions

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: sine; cosine; tangent; secant; cosecant; cotangent;

    Abbreviations were accepted as well

  26. 26. Name a country, other than Portugal, where Portuguese is an official language

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Brazil; Mozambique; Angola; Guinea-Bissau; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea; Cape Verde; Sao Tome and Principe

    Well done if you said anything other than Brazil

  27. 27. The British Empire was the largest (by land area) in Earth's history. Name one of the next 3 largest.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mongol Empire; Russian Empire; Qing Dynasty

  28. 28. Name a female Wimbledon singles winner from the 1990s

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Martina Navratilova; Steffi Graf; Conchita Martinez; Martina Hingis; Jana Novotna; Lindsay Davenport

  29. 29. Name one of the four humours

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Black Bile; Yellow Bile; Blood; Phlegm

  30. 30. Name a French President from the 1990s

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Francois Mitterand; Jacques Chirac

  31. 31. Name a country which has a land border with Latvia

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Belarus; Estonia; Lithuania; Russia

  32. 32. Name one of the principle ingredients used in making concrete

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Aggregate; Cement; Water

  33. 33. Name one of the three basic operators of boolean algebra

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: And; Or; Not

  34. 34. Name one of the ten countries with the highest rate of obesity

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: The Bahamas; Kiribati; Kuwait; Marshall Islands; Nauru; Palau; Qatar; Samoa; Tonga; Tuvalu

  35. 35. Name something which Sam Cooke doesn't know about

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: History; Biology; a Science Book; the French I took; Geography; Trigonometry; Algebra; What a Slide Rule is for

  36. 36. Name a solo artist who has had 12 or more UK number one singles

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Elvis Presley; Cliff Richard; Madonna

  37. 37. Name a film directed by Martin Scorsese, where the title is one word long

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Casino; Goodfellas; Hugo; Kundun; Silence

  38. 38. Name one of the Kingdoms which Bismarck united into Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm 1

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Bavaria; Prussia; Saxony; Wurttemberg

  39. 39. Name an Emperor of Rome from the 1st Century AD

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Augustus; Tiberius; Caligula; Claudius; Nero; Galba; Otho; Vitellius; Vespasian; Titus; Domitian; Nerva; Trajan

  40. 40. Name one of the main languages referred to as "Chinese"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mandarin; Yue; Min; Wu

    Various other answers were accepted; for example, Cantonese as the prestige form of Yue

  41. 41. Name a Novel by James Joyce

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses; Finnegans Wake

  42. 42. Name a body of water in Scotland that is officially a lake

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: The Lake of Menteith

    Only one!

  43. 43. Name a horse which has won the English Triple Crown

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: West Australian; Gladiateur; Lord Lyon; Ormonde; Common; Isinglass; Galtee More; Flying Fox; Diamond Jubilee; Rock Sand; Pommern; Gay Crusader; Gainsborough; Bahram; Nijinsky

    Only 3 from the past 100 years and none after 1970, so no shame in missing this one

  44. 44. Name an actor who has played Dr Who

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: William Hatnell; Patrick Troughton; John Pertwee; Tom Baker; Peter Davison; Colin Baker; Sylvester McCoy; Paul McGann; Christopher Eccleston; David Tennant; Matt Smith; Peter Capaldi

  45. 45. Name a winner of the Turner prize from the 2007 - 2016 (inclusive)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mark Wallinger; Mark Leckey; Richard Wright; Susan Philipsz; Martin Boyce; Elizabeth Price; Laure Prouvost; Duncan Campbell; Assemble; Helen Marten

  46. 46. Name one of the 4 Cs of diamond grading

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Cut; Colour; Carat; Clarity

  47. 47. Name a footballer who made over 550 appearances in the English Premiership

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Gareth Barry; Ryan Giggs; David James; Frank Lampard

  48. 48. Name a Canadian Province

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan

  49. 49. Name anyone who was Australian Prime Minister between 2000 and 2015

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Tony Abbott; Julia Gillard; John Howard; Kevin Rudd

  50. 50. Name a play by Anton Chekov

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: That Worthless Fellow Platinov; On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco; Swansong; Ivanov; The Bear; A Marriage Proposal; A Tragedian in Spite of Himself; The Wedding; The Wood Demon; The Festivities; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; T

    If you got an answer other than The Seagull, Uncle Vanya or The Cherry Orchard, very well done.

  51. 51. Name a body of water in the Lake District that is technically a lake

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Bassenthwaite Lake

    Sorry, all of the others are meres or waters

  52. 52. Name one of the principle ingredients of a Hollandaise sauce

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Butter; Egg Yolk; Lemon Juice

  53. 53. Give the title (in English) of one of the five best selling fiction books written in a language other than English

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Don Quixote; The Alchemist; The Little Prince; Dream of the Red Chamber; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  54. 54. Name a novel by one of the Bronte sisters

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Jane Eyre; Vilette; The Professor; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; Shirley

  55. 55. Name a city, other than London, where a British Assay office is based

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Birmingham; Edinburgh; Sheffield

  56. 56. Name one of the Muses (from Greek mythology)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Calliope; Clio; Euterpe; Erato; Melpomene; Polyhymnia; Terpsichore; Thalia; Urania

    Kudos for answers other than Calliope or Clio

  57. 57. Name part of the cell of a plant

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Cell Wall; Chloroplast; Chronoplast; Cytoplasm; Endoplasmic Reticulum; Golgi Apparatus; Median Plate; Mitochondria; Nucleus; Starch Grains; Vacuole

  58. 58. Name a Tchaikovsky ballet

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: The Nutcracker; The Sleeping Beauty; Swan Lake

  59. 59. Name a team that has won the baseball World Series 8 or more times

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: New York Yankees; St Louis Cardinals; Oakland Athletics; San Francisco Giants; Boston Red Sox

  60. 60. Name an astronaut other than Neil Armstrong who flew on Apollo 11

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Buzz Aldrin; Michael Collins

  61. 61. Name a King of the United Kingdom from the 18th century

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: George I; George II; George III

  62. 62. Name one of the four main islands of Japan

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Hokkaido; Honshu; Kyushu; Shikoku

  63. 63. Name a feature length film in which Charlie Chaplin acted, other than "The Great Dictator"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Tillie's Punctured Romance; Shoulder Arms; The Kid; The Pilgrim; A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate; The Gold Rush; The Circle; Snow People; City Lights; Modern Times; Monsieur Verdoux; Limelight; A King in New York; A Countess from Hong

  64. 64. Name a chemical element whose name (in English) and chemical symbol are made up of entirely different letters

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Antimony; Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Potassium; Silver; Sodium; Tungsten

  65. 65. Name one of the three main "strong" chemical bonds

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Covalent; Ionic; Metallic

  66. 66. Name a member of the G20, which is not a member of the G7

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Argentina; Australia; Brazil; China; European Union; India; Indonesia; Mexico; Republic of Korea; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Turkey

  67. 67. Name a Frank Sinatra Uk Number 1 single

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Strangers in the night; Three Coins in the Fountain

  68. 68. Name one of the three classical orders of architecture

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Ionic; Doric; Corinthian

  69. 69. Name an Emperor of Japan from the 20th century

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mutsuhito; Yoshihito; Hirohito; Akihito

  70. 70. There are three correct answers to the question "What is the tallest mountain on Earth?". Everest is one, name one of the other two.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Mauna Kea; Chimborazo

    Everest is the tallest from sea level, Mauna Kea is the tallest from top to bottom and Chimborazo is the furthest point from the centre of the Earth.

  71. 71. In photography, name one of the three elements of "the Exposure Triangle"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Film Speed (or ISO); Aperture; Shutter Speed

  72. 72. Name an "Alkaline Earth metal"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Barium; Beryllium; Calcium; Magnesium; Radium; Strontium

  73. 73. Give one of the primary colours of pigment

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Cyan; Magenta; Yellow

  74. 74. Name a UK Poet Laureate from the 20th century

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Alfred Austin; Robert Bridges; John Masefield; Cecil Day-Lewis; John Betjemin; Ted Hughes; Andrew Motion

  75. 75. Other than Cretaceous, name one of the 12 "Geological Periods" of the current Eon (Phanerozoic)

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Possible answers: Cambrian; Ordovician; Silurian; Devonian; Carboniferous; Permian; Triassic; Jurassic; Paleogene; Neogene; Quaternary

Walker's Basic Trivia Quiz

Poor show Old Bean

Sorry, looks like I made this harder than intended... I guess your knowledge is deep rather than broad.

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My aim was to pitch the quiz around this difficulty in the hope of people acheiving a range of scores; well done and I hope you enjoyed it

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Eidetic's Anonymous

Your breadth of knowledge (or of Google) is impressive. I had tried to make this score challenging, so kudos.

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