Carnitrobongen12’s Trivia Answers
Geography: What is the largest island off of the Pacific coast of North America? Vancouver Island
What is the fourth largest U.S. state in area? Montana
Which California city without a Spanish name has the most people? Long Beach
Chemistry: What element used to be called natrium? Sodium (symbol Na)
What is the mass of 1 mole of hydrogen gas? 2 grams
14C decays into 14N through beta decay.
Philosophy: Who wrote the Phaedo, Meno, Crito, and Republic? Plato
What was used to kill Socrates? Hemlock
Who believed that the “forms” were the most fundamental things? Plato
Biology: Ichthyology is the study of fish.
The deficiency of the hormone insulin is a common cause of diabetes.
What are the three main taxonomic domains? Eubacteria, Archaea, Eukarya
Physics: The equations that govern all of electricity and magnetism are known as Maxwell’s Equations.
The equation F = ma is the mathematical form of Newton’s 2nd Law.
Being unable to know both the position and momentum of an electron at a given instant in time is known as the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
Math: A function that can be written as a series of sines and cosines has a Fourier series expansion.
What is the value of [cos(2.6π)]2 + 4[sin(1.3π)cos(1.3π)]2 ? 1
What is the largest decimal number that can be represented by a 6 digit binary number? 63
English: Consider the following sentence: I gave four quarters to a boy. What is the article of the indirect object? a
What is the direct object of the sentence? Quarters
What is the infinitive form of the verb used in the sentence? to give
History: In what year did the War of 1812 end? 1814 (Treaty of Ghent) 1815 (fighting stops)
The United Nations replaced the League of Nations after World War II.
What infamous World War II event took place on December 7, 1941? The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Government: Which amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual” punishment? 8th Amendment
What is the minimum number of electoral votes that a state can have? 3
How many electoral votes is Washington D.C. entitled to? 3
Economics: What kind of market does Russia have? market
How many companies comprise the Dow Jones index? 30
Alan Greenspan is the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
Geology: Gneiss is what kind of rock? metamorphic
Volcanoes frequently occur near subduction zones, areas where a tectonic plate is sinking below another.
What is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust? Oxygen
Astronomy: What color are the hottest stars? Blue/blue-white
The Galilean moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Ganymede is the largest.
Which planet in our solar system is most close in mass to the earth? Venus
University: In what year was the University of California founded? 1868
The oldest standing building on the Berkeley Campus is South Hall.
Interests: Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians.
Chlorine radicals destroy the ozone layer through a radical chain reaction.
Hobbies: Rainbow trout are native to California.
What are the units of fishing line test strength? lbs
TV: What starship class is a) Voyager b) Defiant and c) Enterprise-D? a) Intrepid b) Defiant and c) Galaxy
The Founders, Vorta and Jem’ Hadar are the three main species of what galactic power? The Dominion
Movies: Forrest Gump’s home state is Alabama.
Zephram Cochran invented warp drive, the main power source of Star Trek ships.
Actor: Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for the movie Philadelphia.
Actresses: Seven of Nine’s human name is Annika Hansen.
Food: Translated literally, yakitori means “burnt bird.”
Wasabi, made from horseradish, is a spicy condiment for sushi.
Sports: A standard basketball court is 27 feet wide by 94 feet long.
The free throw line is 15 feet from the basket.
NBA Team: How many championships have the Lakers franchise won? 14
How many of them were won while the franchise was in Minneapolis? 5
NBA Players: Vince Carter was drafted out of what university? University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The city of Toronto is located in what Canadian province? Ontario
Colors: For what reason is blue a color of the University of California? Many of the University’s early administrators were from Yale; they chose gold and Yale blue as the school colors.
The gold nugget found at Sutter’s Mill started California’s Gold Rush.
Annoyances: The California State Assembly in Sacramento has how many assemblymembers? 80
How many senators are there in the California State Senate? 40
U.S. States: The Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, hails from which state? South Dakota
The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, is from which state? Illinois
National Parks: At 282 feet below sea level, Badwater, located in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest point in North America.
What Native American tribe built the cliff dwellings found in Mesa Verde National Park? The Anasazi
National Monuments: The Devils Postpile is made primarily of basalt, a volcanic rock.
True/False: Death Valley was a National Monument before a National Park. True
Japan: The four main islands of Japan are: Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, and Hokkaido.
What is Japan’s second largest city? Yokohama