Free international and world trivia questions and answers.

Fun world and international trivia questions and answers.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic are the only two independent nations in the world to be located on the same island. What is the island called?
A: Hispaniola.

What is the most popular first name in the world?
A: Muhammad.

The Russian Czarevitch, Alexis, inherited Queen Victoria's hemophilia from his mother's side of the family. Did he eventually die from the disease?
A: No. He was executed with other members of the royal family in 1918.

What is the name of Moscow's largest department store?
A: GUM.

What is  London's Big Ben.
A: The bell in the clock tower of the House of Parliament; not the clock tower itself, as is usually supposed.

How many diamonds are there on Britain's imperial State Crown, which is worn by the reigning monarch on state occasions?
A: There are 1,783--including the 309-carat Star of Africa. The crown also has 277 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies.

How long did the Trojan War last?
A: Ten years.

How long was the reign of Louis XIV, the French king who proclaimed, "L'etat, c'est moi"--"I am the state"?
A: Seventy-two years-- he acceded to the throne at age 5, in the year 1643.

What great discovery were Ooqueah, Ootah, Egingwah and Seegloo part of on April 6, 1909?
A: The discovery of the North Pole. The four Eskimos, with Robert Peary and his assistant Matthew Henson, were the first men to reach latitude 90 degrees north.

Where do you have to go to find Le Restaurant de la Tout Eiffel, which was located on the first level of Paris' landmark Eiffel tower form 1937 to 1981?
A: To New Orleans, Louisiana where the dismantled restaurant was reassembled and put back in business in 1986.

In England, what are the five grades of peerage--or nobility--entitled to seats in the House of Lords?
A: In descending order: duke, marquees, earl, viscount and baron.

What major European country does not belong to the United Nations?
A: Switzerland, on grounds that membership would jeopardize its neutrality.


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