Your interesting job provided me with a very interesting evening. I'll
be answering trivia questions in my sleep! It's simply mind-boggling
the number of trivia quiz sites there are, and the range of topics is
huge. There are quizzes about people, places, sports, eggs, monkeys,
cows, soup... the list goes on an on.
I've found what might possibly be the grand-daddy of such websites.
It has 447,917 questions spread among 36,001 quizzes in 5,253
Trivia Portal - World's Largest Trivia Site
"TriviaWeb is a FREE interactive trivia game which will allow you to
test your knowledge in several topic categories... We currently have
over 25,000 unique questions in our online trivia database."
Trivia Game With Thousands of Questions
"Test your knowledge in a variety of fields like Music, Sports,
Movies, History, Geography, Art, Animals and Astronomy. All Games are
completely free, so just enjoy it!"
TriviaZone66 Trivia Online
"Current quiz topics - general knowledge, classical music, the recent
past, ships, famous writers, famous quotes."
"...a categorized archive of thousands of trivia questions."
This one is not as large as most of the others.
Triviaplaza - The Trivia Quiz Site
"Syvum's Trivia and General Knowledge section has quiz games for
everyone interested in increasing his or her knowledge. Though there
is no hard and fast rule regarding the breakup into various levels,
suggested age groups for different levels are: Level I -- 6 to 12
years, Level II -- 13 to 19 years, Level III -- 20 years and above."
Quiz Games : Trivia & General Knowledge from Syvum
While this site is not as large as it title might imply, it distracted
me from my research for a while:
BIG Trivia Quiz
"As well as General Knowledge quizzes, categorized quizzes are also
published. You can play an Alexander the Great quiz or the more modern
'King' Elvis Presley quiz... There are 138915 questions available on
this site - all completely free!"
Interactive Trivia Quizzes
This page provides a list of 240 questions -- the answers follow. It's
not an interactive quiz like those above.
Trivia Questions to Test Your IQ: General Knowledge
After I posted my question clarification request, I re-read your
question and decided I was indeed on the right track, so I'm going to
go ahead and post this answer. Depending on our respective time zones,
it could be hours before you might respond.
I looked at dozens and dozens of websites during this research, but
still found nothing along the lines of the hotel scenario you
provided. I'm sorry about that, although if I do run across something
like it, I'll post it here as a comment immediately.
I hope this list meets your needs. If not, please use the
Clarification of Answer button and I'll follow up.
Clarification of Answer by
24 Mar 2003 20:58 PST
Well, as luck would have it your response arrived about the same time
as I posted my answer. I think we're on the same page, but I'll be
here a little while longer to see if you need any clarification before
you rate the answer.
As for the trivia answers being correct, I won't vouch for the
accuracy of each and everyone. It would be a daunting task indeed to
check them all, since the list I sent you contains literally hundreds
of thousands of entries. Anything I did see -- including one about
pandas and bamboo -- looked good to me, though.
Clarification of Answer by
01 Apr 2003 11:05 PST
Hi again, tuesday,
You say, "just need a couple of nice easy word.docs or pdf etc..."
After some hours, I'm afraid that 'easy' is easier said than done, but
I have managed to find some sites which do include answers to the
questions and are NOT interactive game sites. One is in .doc format,
but it's one of the smaller collections. Another has thousands of
questions, but currently states that .pdf formatting is coming soon.
I hope the following are more in line with what you want. Remember to
use the Clarify Answer button (rather than 'Comment') to catch my
I've found an encyclopedia of trivia answers. It's divided
alphabetically and the format is Answer first, Question directly
below. You can choose a letter at random from the string across the
top of the page, or use the 'next page' link at the bottom of each
page, once you've chosen 'A.' You can print out the questions quite
easily without having to do the whole page by highlighting the
questions text, choosing print, checking off 'selection' in the
printer dialogue box, then choosing 'gray-scale' from colour
Trivia Answers and Encyclopedia
This one provides answers, but you'll need to write the questions. For
"An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain."
Perhaps, Which is bigger, an ostrich's eye or its brain?
Is an ostrich's eye bigger than its brain?
The same holds true for the following pages:
Trivia about Plants
The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more,
One pound of tea can make 300 cups of the beverage.
Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.
The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
Trivia about History
Christmas became a national holiday in the US in 1890.
Richard Nixon was the 1st US president to visit China in February,
Famous Firsts is divided into four pages by century grouping.
"50 facts about each U. S. State"
U.S. States Fast Facts and Trivia
The next site takes you to free questions and answers in eight
categories. The webmaster says, "Feel free to use these questions in
your quizzes. This is not a game, there's no scoring, and questions
are provided as a service only."
You'll see the question - just click on answer to see that. The
answers will remain visible as you move along the list, so you can
print the page out or save it to your HD.
Madrid Pub Quiz
Here's a site from the Canterbury Prison Staff Club.
The webmaster advises, "The links below allow you to download a
complete version of each Quiz Night featured on these pages Each
zipped download contains an answer booklet, all the questions, all the
answers, plus any additional rounds I have included and will give you
a Full Quiz Night - from start to finish."
Free Quiz Downloads
From a commercial site, a selection of 50 questions and answers --
primarily geared toward a British audience, but with many general
I think you'll like this: "There are currently 5,226 quiz questions in
the quiz-zone database."
Quiz-zone: Browse Questions
This set of of questions is presented in 11 files. It isn't an
interactive site. You'll see the question and find the answer hidden
below it. All you need to do is click on 'answer' to access it.
free online general knowledge trivia questions