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The Trivialer the Better

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A mixture of questions on a mixture of topics, the more trivial the better!

Question 1:


Where does the word "Rastafarian" come from?
The real name of a king
It comes from a Taino name
The name of a song
It means "the good religion"

Question 2:


Where did the word Melba come from, as in "Melba toast" and "Peach Melba?"
The name of the wife of the owner of Cunard Cruise Line.
The name of the proprietress of Del Monico's Steak House.
The name of Henry Ford's wife
The name of an Australian singer

Question 3:


What eight letter word is the longest singular English word containing just one vowel?


Question 4:


Who is the only President who had a patent?
Washington
Hoover
Jefferson
Lincoln

Question 5:


Which US President invented the baseball seventh inning stretch?
Taft
Wilson
Harding
Hoover

Question 6:


To whom did the inventor of the typewriter sell his patent?
A sewing machine company
The US government
Thomas A. Edison
A maker of guns

Question 7:


Which if these is an area in Iraq, and a pilgrimage place for some Muslims?
Basra
Tikrit
Karbala
Mosul

Question 8:


What is the mathematical term for the shape of a football's path, when thrown form one player to another?
Catenary
Parabola
Ellipse
Hyperbola

Question 9:


Who wrote the opera "Mozart et Salieri?"
Berlioz
Rimsky-Korsakov
Saint-Saiens
Bizet

Question 10:


The Magna Carta went into effect in 1215. Who signed it?
King Richard the Lion Hearted
nobody
Eleanor of Aquitaine
King John aka John Lackland

Question 11:


Who invented the doll that says "Momma?"
Alexander Graham Bell
Benjamin Banneker
Thomas Alva Edison
Henry Ford

 


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