This is some trivia about the random knowledge I’ve come to know over the years… See how well you can do…
Geography: What is the largest island off of the Pacific coast of North America?
What is the fourth largest U.S. state in area?
Which California city without a Spanish name has the most people?
Chemistry: What element used to be called natrium?
What is the mass of 1 mole of hydrogen gas?
14C decays into 14N through ____ decay.
Philosophy: Who wrote the Phaedo, Meno, Crito, and Republic?
What was used to kill Socrates?
Who believed that the “forms” were the most fundamental things?
Biology: Ichthyology is the study of ____.
The deficiency of the hormone _______ is a common cause of diabetes.
What are the three main taxonomic domains?
Physics: The equations that govern all of classical electricity and magnetism are known as _______’s Equations.
The equation F = ma is the mathematical form of ______’s ___ ___.
Being unable to know both the position and momentum of an electron at a given instant in time is known as the __________ ___________ Principle.
Math: A function that can be written as a series of sines and cosines has a _______ series expansion.
What is the value of [cos(2.6π)]2 + 4[sin(1.3π)cos(1.3π)]2 ?
What is the largest decimal number that can be represented by a 6 digit binary number?
English: Consider the following sentence: I gave four quarters to a boy. What is the article of the indirect object?
What is the direct object of the sentence?
What is the infinitive form of the verb used in the sentence?
History: In what year did the War of 1812 end?
The United Nations replaced the ______ of ________ after World War II.
What infamous World War II event took place on December 7, 1941?
Government: Which amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual” punishment?
What is the minimum number of electoral votes that a state can have?
How many electoral votes is Washington D.C. entitled to?
Economics: What kind of market does Russia have?
How many companies comprise the Dow Jones index?
Alan Greenspan is the current Chairman of the _______ _______ Board.
Geology: Gneiss is what kind of rock?
Volcanoes frequently occur near __________ zones, areas where a tectonic plate is sinking below another.
What is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust?
Astronomy: What color are the hottest stars?
The Galilean moons are __, ______, ________, and ________. ________ is the largest.
Which planet in our solar system is most close in mass to the earth?
University: In what year was the University of California founded?
The oldest standing building on the Berkeley Campus is _____ Hall.
Interests: Herpetology is the study of ________ and __________.
Chlorine radicals destroy the _____ layer through a _______ _____ reaction.
Hobbies: Rainbow trout are native to __________.
What are the units of fishing line test strength?
TV: What starship class is a) Voyager b) Defiant and c) Enterprise-D?
The Founders, Vorta and Jem’ Hadar are the three main species of what galactic power?
Movies: Forrest Gump’s home state is _______.
Zephram Cochran invented ____ _____, the main power source of Star Trek ships.
Actor: Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for the movie ___________.
Actresses: Seven of Nine’s human name is ______ ______.
Food: Translated literally, ______ means “burnt bird.”
_____, made from horseradish, is a spicy condiment for sushi.
Sports: A standard basketball court is __ feet wide by __ feet long.
The free throw line is __ feet from the basket.
NBA Team: How many championships have the Lakers franchise won?
How many of them were won while the franchise was in Minneapolis?
NBA Players: Vince Carter was drafted out of what university?
The city of Toronto is located in what Canadian province?
Colors: For what reason is blue a color of the University of California?
The gold nugget found at _____’s ____ started California’s Gold Rush.
Annoyances: The California State Assembly in Sacramento has how many assemblymembers?
How many senators are there in the California State Senate?
U.S. States: The Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, hails from which state?
The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, is from which state?
National Parks: At 282 feet below sea level, Badwater, located in _____ _____ National Park, is the lowest point in North America.
What Native American tribe built the cliff dwellings found in Mesa Verde National Park?
National Monuments: The Devils Postpile is made primarily of ______, a volcanic rock.
True/False: Death Valley was a National Monument before a National Park.
Japan: The four main islands of Japan are: ______, _______, ______, and ________.
What is Japan’s second largest city?