100 Hard Trivia Questions and Answers

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1. Vehicles from which country use the international registration letters WG? A: Grenada.

2. What was Elton John’s first US No 1 hit? A: Crocodile Rock.

3. In which decade was the Oral Roberts University founded at Tulsa? A: 1960s.

4. What was the profession of Louis Henry Sullivan? A: Architect.

5. Which space craft set off for Jupiter in 1972? A: Pioneer 10.

6. What is Woody Harrelson’s middle name? A: Tracy.

7. What was blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield’s IQ measured at? A: 163.

8. Who founded the Death Row label with Marion ‘Suge’ Knight? A: Dr. Dre.

9. Which celebrity was born in Craighton Road, Eltham in 1903? A: Bob Hope.

10. In which English city is the Burrows Toy Museum? A: Bath.

11. What was Oliver Reed’s real first name? A: Robert.

12. Freddie Mercury died in which year? A: 1991.

13. What was the name of the Italian cruise ship hijacked by Palestinian terrorists in October 1985? A: Achille Lauro.

14. In which decade was the New River George bridge in West Virginia opened? A: 1970s.

15. In which Woody Allen movie did Madonna play a trapeze artist? A: Shadows & Fog.

16. From 1903 to 1958, every Pope–bar one–took which name? A: Pius.

17. Bradley international airport is in which US state? A: Connecticut.

18. In which US state is John F Kennedy buried? A: Virginia.

19. What were UK’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip given as a present for baby Prince Andrew while on a visit to the Gambia? A: Baby crocodile.

20. Who was the first artist to enter the US album chart at No 1? A: Elton John.

21. What are the international registration letters of a vehicle from Guyana? A: GUY.

22. Which US No 1 single came from Diana Ross’s platinum album Diana?

A: Upside Down.

23. What was the title of Kitty Kelley’s book about Elizabeth Taylor? A: Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star.

24. What was Eddie Fisher’s last top ten hit? A: Cindy Oh Cindy.

25. Which European newspaper published detailed photographs of the car crash involving Diana, Princess of Wales? A: Bild.

26. Which country does the airline Sansa come from? A: Costa Rica.

27. Who drew Felix the cat? A: Otto Messmer.

28. In which English city was Cary Grant born? A: Bristol.

29. Who wrote the lyrics to “Je ne regrette rien?” A: Michel Vaucaire.

30. Which actress was born on exactly the same day as Al Gore? A: Rhea Pearlman.

31. What is Mel Gibson’s middle name? A: Columcille.

32. In which country was Julie Christie born? A: India.

33. What type of material did Cupples and Leon publish? A: Comic books.

34. Freeport international airport is in which country? A: The Bahamas.

35. What was the profession of Dorothea Lange? A: Photographer.

36. Sculptor Drederic Auguste Bartholdi based the face of the Statue of Liberty on whom? A: His Mother.

37. Which group made the albums Bare Trees and Penguin? A: Fleetwood Mac.

38. Which lady took a driving lesson in Bob Newhart’s classic sketch? A: Mrs. Webb.

39. To ten thousand square miles, what is the area of Louisiana? A: 43,566.

40. Which artist created the Katzenjammer Kids?

A: Rudolph Dirks.

41. Who had a 60s No 1 hit with Johnny Angel? A: Shelley Fabares.

42. Which country does the airline VIASA come from? A: Venezuela.

43. What color were the covers of the crime novels published in  the 1930s by Victor Gollancz?

A: Yellow.

44. Where in the UK was Robert Carlyle born? A: Glasgow.

45. Which brothers were Warner Bros’ first major record success?

A: Everly.

46. What is Whoopi Goldberg’s real name? A: Caryn Johnson.

47. Where was Che Guevara killed? A: Bolivia.

48. Ralph Craig ran the 100m for the US in 1912; when did he next compete in the Olympics? A: 1948 – Yachting team.

49. In which year was the Tampa-based University of South Florida founded? A: 1956.

50. Which writer said, “Where large sums of money are involved, it is advisable to trust nobody? A: Agatha Christie.

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51. What was Richard Gere’s first movie? A: Report To The Commissioner.

52. In which year did Frank Zappa die? A: 1993.

53. Who said wives are people who feel they don’t dance enough? A: Grouch Marx.

54. Vehicles from which county use the international registration letter LS? A: Lesotho.

55. In which craft did Valencia Tereshkova make her historic space flight? A: Vostok 6.

56. Which Jacques became president of the European Commission in 1995? A: Santer.

57. The World’s biggest what was made at Utica, New York in January 1998? A: Jam doughnut.

58. In which decade was the American Ballet set up in New York? A: 1933.

59. Which country does the airline VASP come from? A: Brazil.

60. Who directed the blockbusting movie Alien? A: Ridley Scott.

61. What did George Bernard Shaw describe as, “a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire?” A: Dancing.

62. Douala international airport is in which country? A: Cameroon.

63. At the beginning of the 1990s which country had most camels? A: Somalia.

64. In which American state are the Merril Collection and the Burke Museum of Fine Arts? A: Texas.

65. Which actor paid $93,500 for the baseball which rolled between Bill Buckner’s legs in game six of the 1986 World Series? A: Charlie Sheen.

66. Who was Theodore Roosevelt’s Vice President between 1905 and 1909? A: Charles W. Fairbanks.

67. Which nation was the first to ratify the United Nations charter in 1945? A: Nicaragua.

68. What is the Alaskan terminus of the Alaskan Highway? A: Fairbanks.

69. What was Buster Keaton’s actual first name? A: Joseph.

70. What are the international registration letters for a vehicle form Jordan? A: HKJ.

71. Which artist David was born in Bradford UK? A: Hockney.

72. Who directed Back To The Future? A: Robert Zemeckis.

73.Richard Daley was mayor of which city for 21 years? A: Chicago.

74. Who directed The Big Sleep and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? A: Howard Hawks.

75. In which year was the talkie The Jazz Singer released? A: 1927.

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76. What is the meaning of the Sioux word Tonka A:  Great  – Tonka Toys

77. What company’s first product was an audio oscillator? A:  Hewlett Packard

78. In 1960, what was John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s campaign song? A:  High Hopes

79. Who spoke for the first time in a Bugs Bunny cartoon in 1951? A: The Roadrunner

80. What were the names of the two rival gangs in West Side Story? A:  Sharks and Jets

81. What White house event did President Hayes, in 1878, start? A: The annual Easter Egg Roll

82. In 1969 Sport was the first magazine to run an ad for what? A:  Condoms

83. Who was the Lieutenant Colonel who was the first black man in space? A:  Bluford

84. In the U.S., what was the first TV test symbol? A:  Dollar sign

85. Alborg Roedslet international airport is in which country?

A: Denmark.

86. Daryl Dragon used which name when he formed a 70s duo?

A: Captain.

87. What’s the link between a certain Peter Scott and Lauren Bacall, Liz Taylor and Sophia Loren? A: He robbed them.

88. Which has the highest population, Rode island or South Dakota? A: Rhode Island.

89. Who wrote the song Harper Valley PTA? A: Tom T. Hall.

90. Which singer was born in Tennessee in 1917 with the first names Francis Rose? A: Dinah Shore.

91. What was Elvis’s last No 1 in his own lifetime? A: Suspicious Minds.

92. Who choreographed the first performance of Copland’s Rodeo?

A: Agnes de Mille.

93. Chuck McKinley was the only American to do what in the 60s? A: Win Wimbledon

94. Rudolf the red nosed reindeer was invented in a comic for who? A: Montgomery Ward

95. What is the oldest registered trade mark still used in the U.S.A? A:  Red Devil Underwood devilled ham

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96. What was the most common name given to girls in, 1995, in the U.S.? A:  Ashley

97. Who was the first woman to pose nude for sports illustrated? A:  Cathy Rigby

98. Who was the first U.S. president to be sworn in by a woman? A:  Lyndon B Johnson – when JFK was killed

99. The Tydings–McDuffie Act is passed, allowing the Philippines a greater degree of self-government from whom? A: The United States.

100. Rudyard Kipling and William Butler Yeats are awarded what? A: The Gothenburg Prize for Poetry.

101. The May Constitution of 1934 heralds the beginning of what? A: The Austrofascist Federal State of Austria.

102. What is the name of the first Three Stooges short released? A:  Woman Haters.

103. Kārlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in what country? A: Latvia.

104. Who stages a coup d’état in Bulgaria? A: Kimon Georgiev.

105. Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, becoming the first what? A: The first quintuplets to survive infancy.

106. Italy beats what country 2–1 after extra time to win the 1934 World Cup? A: Czechoslovakia.

107. What are banned in Bulgaria? A: Political parties.

108. Adolf Hitler and whom meet for the first time, at the Venice Biennale? A: Benito Mussolini.

109. Austrian Nazis assassinate whom during a failed coup attempt? A: Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss.

110. Adolf Hitler becomes what following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg? A:  Führer of Germany.

111. The Wehrmacht swears a personal oath of loyalty to whom? A: Adolf Hitler.

112. In a referendum, 90% of the German population approves of what? A: Hitler’s assumption of presidential powers as Führer and Reichskanzler.

113. What state were both Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull born in?

A:  South Dakota

114. In 1971, what U.S. space probe was the first to orbit another planet? A:  Mariner 9

115. In 1856, John C Freeman was the first Republican candidate to run for what? A:  U.S. president

116. Who was the first mailman in Philadelphia?

A:  Benjamin Franklin

117. What did Massachusetts outlaw in 1659? A: Christmas

118. What  was the name of first man to appear on the cover of playboy magazine? A:  Peter Sellers

119. Who won the Super bowl in 1989? A:  San Francisco 49 ers

120. What was the name of the highwayman who rode the horse named Black Bess? A:  Dick Turpin

121. What sport introduced the term southpaw? A: Baseball

122. Who wrote Riders of the Purple Sage?

A: Zane Gray.

123. What were DW Griffith’s first names? A: David Wark.

124. The Crow Indian tribe was the tribe that the army used the most often use as what? A: Scouts

125. The oldest written plan of government in effect is in which country? A: The United States of America

126. What was Americas first organized sport? A:  Horse Racing in 1664

127. What was the name of Barbie’s first horse? A:  Dancer

128. What was the name of the first woman to win an acting Emmy in a science fiction series? A:  Lindsay Wagner for the Bionic Woman

129. Who created the line, “Happiness is a warm puppy?”

A: Charles Schulz.

130. Who was the voice of Popeye for 45 years? A: Jack Mercer.

131. Other than justice and liberty, how many females have appeared on US currency?

A: Three – Martha Washington, Pocahontas, Susan B Anthony.

132. River Phoenix died during the making of which  movie? A: Dark Blood.

133. In the Abyssinia Crisis, Ethiopian and Italian troops do what? A: Exchange gunfire. Reported casualties for the Ethiopians are 150, and for the Italians 50.

134. Persia becomes what? A: Iran.

135. Japan renounces what? A: The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

136. Where is the sonoluminescence effect discovered? A: At the University of Cologne.

137. The French far-right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted what? A: Coup d’état against the Third Republic.

138. Who forms a new government in France? A: Gaston Doumergue.

139. Greece, Romania, Turkey and Yugoslavia form the what? A: Balkan Pact.

140. In Austrian Civil War, the “what” consolidates its power in a series of clashes across the country? A: Fatherland Front.

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