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The "Trivia" Quiz!

The topics are varied and the questions are endless, but how much do you know about the word and subject that envelopes them all, "trivia"?


 

Quiz ID:#22283
Fun:*** (2.36)
Difficulty:*** (2.81)
Category:Other
Created By:Hrsemn4Aus****mod

 

 

 



#1   A commonly accepted origin for the word "trivia" is the Latin word "trivium" which means "three" what?






#2   The word "trivium" was also used in the 15th century to refer to the first three Liberal Arts taught in universities. What were these three subjects?






#3   The Latin word "triviālis" comes from the word "trivium". Which of the following words has similar meaning to "triviālis"?






#4   The first intercollegiate trivia contests were started by Ed Goodgold and Dan Carlinsky. In what decade did this occur?






#5   Arguably one of the most trivia-laden minds in America is the man who won 74 games of "Jeopardy!" in a row. His winnings topped 2.5 million dollars. What was his name?

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#6   "Trivia" is the name of a Roman goddess.




#7   A trivia is a type of animal.




#8   One of the most popular trivia based board games is "Trivial Pursuit". Which of these is NOT a category color in the classic version of "Trivial Pursuit"?







#9   As of 2009, Braingle, the site you are now enjoying, has over 5000 user-made trivia quizzes. In what year was the trivia section added to the site?






#10   In 1994, the movie "Quiz Show" was released. This movie portrayed a real scandal surrounding a trivia based game show in the 1950s. What was the name of that game show?






 

 


   



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