Test Your Trivia Expertise and We'll Guess Your Age!

By: Amanda Monell

How many states are in the continental United States?

Think fast! Which one of these motorcycle models is made by Italian motorcycle brand Ducati?

What American author's real name was Samuel Clemens?

Grab your coats; it's time to look at the Northern Lights. What is the scientific name for this phenomenon?

In what year was John Hughes's "The Breakfast Club" released?

What kind of colors are red, yellow and blue?

Home of the Eiffel Tower, what city is also known as "The City of Lights"?

Which of these words is a synonym of "extra"?

Commonly used to make jewelry, this metal has the symbol Ag. What element is this?

What pop star was also known as "The King of Pop"?

Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is considered one of the most breathtaking structures around. Where is it?

Which of these constitutional amendments prohibited the sale, transport and manufacturing of liquor?

Founded by Jeff Bezos, this company has revolutionized how we order things online. What company is it?

Which is these mountains is the tallest?

Meringue, a frothy pie ingredient, uses which of these ingredients as its base?

Which animal class has snakes and lizards as its members?

What kind of plants bloom once a year?

Formed in the late 1970s, what Irish band wrote "Beautiful Day"?

Which elemental family has neon and helium?

Known for his "Starry Night" painting, what artist cut off his ear?

In what state did Antietam, the one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, take place?

What horror writer penned "Salem's Lot"?

Children of the '80s, pay attention! Which of these kids was a member of the Goonies?

Which of these poetry structures is known for its syllable count and three line length?

With a slogan like "Once you pop, you can't stop," these chips are almost irresistible. What munchie are we thinking of?

In the world of horse racing, what is the term used to describe the horse that came in second place?

What year was "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope" released?

Featuring the sports of Scotland, these sporting festivals take place worldwide. What events are we thinking of?

Which color is oxygenated blood?

In reading, what punctuation mark indicates a pause in speech?

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About This Quiz

For many trivia buffs, the introduction to pub trivia happens in a similar way: You're hanging out with a group of friends and nothing is going on. When the suggestion of pub trivia comes up, you enthusiastically agree to go. Upon entering the pub, you see people huddled in groups, conferring with one another whenever a question is asked. Even though you (probably) don't win, you remember the experience fondly.

Building a pub trivia team is not the easiest thing to do. First, you need to figure out who you want to recruit. Ideally, you'll have a few people who know everything about specific subjects and a couple of people who know a little about all of the topics. Then, you need to get each of these teammates to commit to attending each tournament. To those of you who are team captains, thank you for keeping everyone in line.

For those of us who reign supreme in the pub trivia arena, our brains are like sponges, gathering tidbits from each tourney we play and remembering them for the next time. Are you a seasoned player with decades of experience, or a newbie who just started? Let's see if we can gauge your age based on your trivia skills.







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