Only a True Trivia Expert Will Get 25/30 on This Insanely Hard Quiz



By: Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Do you think you have what it takes to take on the ultimate trivia quiz! Games of trivia are popular for a reason, and it's because people not only love to learn but they love to put that knowledge to the test. If you are one of those people, then you love trivia contests, board games, quizzes, and more. It's exciting to put your brain to the test and see exactly what you can do.  

There's so much to learn and understand, and countless fun facts out there to discover. These facts are often interesting or surprising and can make for great conversations. The internet makes it easier than ever to find these fun facts. It is easier to learn more than ever before, making many people into absolute trivia fiends. Trivia can relate to any topic. Whether its science, music, art, pop culture, sports, food, or history. There are centuries of factoids to consume, and more knowledge being discovered all the time. It can make it all quite a lot to keep on top of, but it's nothing for a trivia junkie. 

If you are a trivia master with a love for fun facts, put your skill to the test with this HowStuffWorks quiz! 

What is the capital of Italy?

Rome is Italy's capital. It is the only one on earth to contain another country within its borders. That country is Vatican City.


The Amazon River is the world's __________ river.

The Amazon River is one of the longest rivers on the planet and is the largest river by discharge volume of water on earth. It is responsible for 20 percent of the world's waters which are discharged from rivers into the ocean.


The birthstone of April is:

April babies have diamonds as a birth stone. How expensive!


When did the French Revolution end?

The French Revolution made for a tumultuous decade in French history. It's known for violence and the guillotine.


The celebrity Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is better known as:

This is the real name of pop star Lady Gaga. She was born in Manhattan.


Which continent has the fewest flowering plants?

Antarctica contains the South Pole. It is a mostly uninhabited ice-covered​ land mass where little can grow or live compared to other continents.


Which planet was the first to be discovered using the telescope?

Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781. He expanded our knowledge of the universe using a telescope for the first time.


With what holiday are sugar skulls associated?

Dia de Los​ Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a famous holiday of Mexico. This festival to honor the spirits of the dead occurs when Halloween does in America.


What drink is known as the Green Fairy?

Absinthe is a highly alcoholic anise-flavored drink. This green or white drink was a favorite of artistic types throughout history and is known in literature as the green fairy.


Are pigs native to North America?

Pigs are not native to the North American continent. They were brought over by Christopher Columbus.


What is the largest and densest rocky planet?

There are four rocky or terrestrial planets in our solar system. These are Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.


How many U.S. states border Mexico?

Four U.S. states share a border with Mexico. These are California, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.


Who recorded the album "Dark Side of the Moon"?

Pink Floyd released this album in 1973. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time.


In LCD, what does the "C" stand for?

LCD stands for liquid crystal display. They are often the flat panel displays of TVs.


How long is an elephant pregnancy?

Elephant pregnancies last around 22 months partially due to the elephant's size. This is one of the longest gestation periods in the animal kingdom.


Which state is known as the keystone state?

Pennsylvania is known as the keystone state. This is because it was in the middle of the original 13 colonies.


Japan is a:

Japan is an archipelago of more than 6,000 islands. Most of them are uninhabited.


The darker a coffee bean, the _______ the caffeine content.

It is a common misconception that dark coffee beans contain more caffeine. This is not true.


Someone born between late October and late November is a:

Scorpios are tied to the sign Scorpius, a scorpion. It is said that scorpios are often mysterious and hide a passionate interior under a cool exterior.


Are black eyed peas actually peas?

Black eyes peas are not peas at all. They are beans.


Robert de Niro won his first Oscar for which film?

Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his role in 1974's "The Godfather Part II." He played Vito Corleone.


Who wrote the famous short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart?"

Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be a master of horror and possible inventor of the detective story. He was an American pre-civil war writer.


Which city is the most populous on earth?

Tokyo, Japan, is the world's most populous metropolis. The metropolitan area is home to more than 37 million people.


Which U.S. state has the most coastline?

Alaska has the most coastline of any U.S. state. It has more than 6,000 miles of coastline.


Which sea creature has three hearts?

Octopuses have three hearts. They work together to circulate blood.


Whose face is said to have launched 1,000 ships?

It is said in myth that the abduction of the beautiful Helen of Troy is what started the Trojan wars. This is why she is known as the face that launched 1,000 ships.


At what temperature Fahrenheit does water boil?

Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. It freezes at 32 degrees.


Which country had the last European colony in Asia?

Portugal had the colony of Macau from 1557-1999. It is off the coast of mainland China.


Where is the Maldives?

The Maldives is a nation archipelago located in the Indian Ocean. It is roughly 2,000 islands below India and Sri Lanka.


Who is on the $5 bill?

Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 bill. He was the 16th President of the United States.


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