100 Fun Trivia and Quiz Questions with Answers

Updated on November 9, 2016
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Adele Cosgrove-Bray is a writer, poet, and artist who lives on the Wirral peninsula in England.

Trivia Games for Parties or Social Groups!

If you are seeking a fun, free quiz, then look no further! Here are one hundred trivia questions with the answers in italics. They're broken into groups of ten, on different subjects, so everyone can join in no matter how diverse the interests.

This trivia quiz is great for many situations, such as parties, social groups, pub events, or school groups. It's is also suitable for all ages, though very young children might struggle with some of the questions.

Feel free to print this off for any non-profit-making purpose.

Ten Easy Ice-Breakers

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  1. Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne? Dom Perignon.
  2. Name the largest freshwater lake in the world? Lake Superior.
  3. Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility? The Moon.
  4. What is someone who shoes horses called? A farrier.
  5. What item of clothing was named after its Scottish inventor? A Mackintosh.
  6. What kind of weapon is a falchion? A sword.
  7. Which word goes before vest, beans and quartet? String.
  8. What is another word for lexicon? Dictionary.
  9. Name the seventh planet from the sun. Uranus.
  10. Who invented the rabies vaccination? Louis Pasteur.

Ten Questions About Countries

  1. Which is the only American state to begin with the letter 'p'? Pennsylvania.
  2. Name the world's biggest island. Greenland.
  3. What is the world's longest river? Amazon.
  4. Name the world's largest ocean. Pacific.
  5. What is the diameter of Earth? 8,000 miles.
  6. Where would you find the world's most ancient forest? Daintree Forest north of Cairns, Australia.
  7. Which four British cities have underground rail systems? Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.
  8. What is the capital city of Spain? Madrid.
  9. Which country is Prague in? Czech Republic.
  10. Which English town was a forerunner of the Parks Movement and the first city in Europe to have a street tram system? Birkenhead.

Ten Questions About Movies

  1. Name the actor who starred in 142 films including The Quiet Man, The Shootist, The Searchers and Stagecoach. John Wayne.
  2. Name the film noir actress who starred in I Married a Witch, The Glass Key, So Proudly We Hail! and Sullivan's Travels. Veronica Lake.
  3. What is the oldest film ever made, and when was it made? Roundhay Garden Scene made in 1888.
  4. Which actress has won the most Oscars? Katharine Hepburn, with 4 Oscars and 12 nominations.
  5. Which actress said, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night," in All About Eve? Bette Davis (as Margo Channing.)
  6. Name the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson.
  7. Who played Neo in The Matrix? Keanu Reeves.
  8. Name the actress whose career began at the age of 3, and who went on to star in films such as Contact, Maverick and The Silence of the Lambs? Jodie Foster.
  9. Bray Studios, near Windsor in Berkshire, was home to which famous brand of horror films? Hammer Horror.
  10. In which film did Humphrey Bogart say, "We'll always have Paris?" Casablanca.

10 Questions About Gardening

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  1. By what name is Lancelot Brown more usually known? Capability Brown.
  2. Name the world famous gardens situated ten miles outside of London, close to the River Thames. Kew Gardens.
  3. Which popular gardener created Barnsdale Gardens and was the author of many books such as The Ornamental Kitchen Garden, 'Gardeners World' Practical Gardening Course and Paradise Gardens? Geoff Hamilton.
  4. Which garden is considered to be among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
  5. What colour is a Welsh poppy? Yellow.
  6. What colour is a Himalayan poppy? Blue.
  7. Name the organic gardener who is almost as famous for his long blond plait as he is for his books such as Going Organic and The Gourmet Gardener and his regular appearances on the BBC radio's Gardener's Question Time. Bob Flowerdew.
  8. Give the alternative name for a Mountain Ash tree. Rowan.
  9. Which kind of bulbs were once exchanged as a form of currency? Tulips.
  10. By which Latin name was Rosa Gallica previously known? Rosa Mundi.

10 Questions About Sports

  1. What colour jersey is worn by the winners of each stage of the Tour De France? Yellow.
  2. Name the only heavyweight boxing champion to finish his career of 49 fights without ever having been defeated? Rocky Marciano.
  3. Which sport does Constantino Rocca play? Golf.
  4. Name the country where you would find the Cresta Run. Switzerland.
  5. How many times was the Men's Tennis Singles at Wimbledon won by Bjorn Borg? Five.
  6. In 2011, which country hosted a Formula 1 race for the first time? India.
  7. Name the game played on a lawn called a 'crown green'. Bowls.
  8. Which chess piece can only move diagonally? A bishop.
  9. Name the only footballer to have played for Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United. Peter Beardsley.
  10. In football, who was nicknamed 'The Divine Ponytail'? Roberto Baggio.

10 Questions About the Arts

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  1. Name the three primary colours. Red, yellow and blue.
  2. In needlework, what does UFO refer to? An unfinished object.
  3. Name the famous ballet Russian dancer who changed the face of modern ballet. Rudolf Nureyev.
  4. What is the painting 'La Gioconda' more usually known as? The Mona Lisa.
  5. What does the term 'piano' mean? To be played softly.
  6. Name the Spanish artist, sculptor and draughtsman famous for co-founding the Cubist movement. Pablo Picasso.
  7. How many valves does a trumpet have? Three.
  8. Who painted How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival were Fed with the Sanc Grael; But Sir Percival's Sister Died by the Way? Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
  9. If you were painting with tempera, what would you be using to bind together colour pigments? Egg yolk.
  10. What is John Leach famous for making? Pottery.

10 Questions About History

  1. When was William Shakespeare born? 23rd April 1564.
  2. On what date did the Battle of Culloden take place? 16th April 1746.
  3. Who was Henry VIll's first wife? Catherine of Aragon.
  4. Which famous battle between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy took place on 21st October 1805? Battle of Trafalgar.
  5. Who became the British Prime Minister after Winston Churchill in 1955? Sir Robert Anthony Eden, The 1st Earl of Avon.
  6. When did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister? 1979.
  7. When did the Cold War end? 1989.
  8. Who was the architect who designed the Millennium Dome? Richard Rogers.
  9. When did the Eurostar train service between Britain and France start running? 14th November 1994.
  10. When was the euro introduced as legal currency on the world market? 1st January 1999.

10 Questions About Books

  1. What is the oldest surviving printed book in the world? The Diamond Sutra, dated at 868 AD.
  2. In publishing, what does POD mean? Print on demand.
  3. Name the author of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Dr No and Thunderball, among others. Ian Fleming.
  4. Which Shakespeare play features Shylock? The Merchant of Venice.
  5. Who wrote the novel Death in Venice, which was later made into a film of the same name? Thomas Mann.
  6. Who wrote the Vampire Chronicles, which include the novels Armand, Blood and Gold and Interview with the Vampire? Anne Rice.
  7. What is an e-book? A book available in a digital, rather than printed, format.
  8. How tall would a double elephant folio book be? 50 inches.
  9. Who wrote the contemporary children's books about mermaids set on the coast of Cornwall? Helen Dunmore.
  10. How old is the world's oldest dictionary? Cuneiform tablets with bilingual Sumerian-Akkadian word-lists have been dated to 2300 BC.

10 Questions About TV

  1. In "Thunderbirds", what was Lady Penelope's chauffeur called? Parker.
  2. On "Blue Peter", what was John Noakes's dog called? Shep.
  3. Name the BBC series about a shipping line set in Liverpool during the late 1800s. The Onedin Line.
  4. In the TV series Dad's Army, what was Captain Mainwaring's first name? George.
  5. Who invented TV? George Carey, a Boston civil servant, first thought up television in 1876. John Logie Baird is often quoted as its inventor but his ideas didn't come along until the 1920's.
  6. What was the most watched UK TV programme of all time? Eastenders, when Den divorced Angie, which drew 30.10 million viewers on 25th December 1986.
  7. Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey was as famous for her flamboyant character as for her cookery books and TV show throughout the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. By what name was she more usually known? Fanny Cradock.
  8. Which popular BBC series about old collectables began in 1979, presented by Bruce Parker and Arthur Negus, and is still running to this day? Antiques Roadshow.
  9. Which BBC music programme was broadcast weekly between 1964 and 2006? Top of the Pops.
  10. Alastair Burnett, Sandy Gall, Reginald Bosanquet, Alastair Stewart, Carol Barnes and Trevor McDonald were all regular presenters of which TV programme? ITV News at Ten.

10 Questions About Food and Drink

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  1. If you had Lafite-Rothschild on your dinner table, what would it be? Wine.
  2. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
  3. May Queen, Wisley Crab, Foxwhelps and Lane's Prince Albert are all species of what? Apples.
  4. What is allspice alternatively known as? Pimento.
  5. What colour is Absynthe? Green.
  6. What flavour is Cointreau? Orange.
  7. If you were to cut a hare into pieces, marinate it in wine and juniper berries then stew this slowly in a sealed container, what would this recipe be called? Jugged hare.
  8. Fried tarantulas, eggs boiled just before they're due to hatch, live octopus, and puffin hearts eaten raw when still-warm are all traditional foods—true or false? True.
  9. How many crocus flowers does it take to make a pound of saffron? Up to 75,000 flowers, which is enough to fill an entire football pitch.
  10. Costing around $2,600 per pound and made only to order by Knipschildt, what is the name of this chocolate truffle? Chocopologie.

Questions & Answers

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        stephen burke 2 days ago

        The book of Kells is dated 800AD and has always been regarded as the oldest printed book in existance.The yellow jersey is worn by the overall leader of the tour not by individual winners of stages.

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        Natzu 4 days ago

        nice

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        Sienna 5 days ago

        this was a hard quiz!!!!!!!

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        zachary 5 days ago

        i love questions they are fun to try to gess them

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        helooooooooooo 9 days ago

        I done this at school and its calm

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        Drake* 2 weeks ago

        lame

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        john 3 weeks ago

        wow this brill for testing the adults

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        happygirl 4 weeks ago

        Thanks

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        Asznee 4 weeks ago

        Thats harder than hq

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        Rhosjf 4 weeks ago

        That is an impressive set of questions and answers

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        Mary Stewart Cargill 5 weeks ago

        I like these questions - I run quizzes frequently.

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        Margaret thatcher 5 weeks ago

        Varied

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        Ray 6 weeks ago

        well impressed most enjoyed

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        Cooper 6 weeks ago

        Gracias

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        Jake jacobs 6 weeks ago

        Great quiz thanks

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        WILLOW ZAKES 7 weeks ago

        THAT IS COOL

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        cog dog 7 weeks ago

        nice

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        hi 7 weeks ago

        great

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        Urmum 7 weeks ago

        wwooow goood for party, very useful ty vvery much, -urmum

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        Hilton Harvey 7 weeks ago

        Tony Reynolds can't seem to read the question properly and has unnecessarily got his knickers in a twist. Douchbag

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        Emily Harris 7 weeks ago

        This is amazing 100 out of 100 wow !

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        Bee! 7 weeks ago

        Great questions for fun Quiz! Thank you!

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        Taleen Sakka 7 weeks ago

        i did the quiz to my father and little sister AND THEY LOVE IT!!!

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        Tony Reynolds 7 weeks ago

        The chess question referring to the bishop is incorrect. The queen and king can also move diagonally and pawns move diagonally when taking

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        Scoops 2 months ago

        In answer to "captain" commenting on Peter Beardsley, he actually did turn out once for Man Utd in a cup tie. Please, all you negative commentators, get YOUR facts right before criticising someone who takes the time and effort for YOUR pleasure

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        Scoops 2 months ago

        Hello yo man, get your facts and spelling right, it's Lake SUperior not Soperior, and the question was "largest by surface area". It is Lake SUPERIOR, 31,700 square miles. BAIKAL is the largest by volume because of its depth. I get so peed off by people who THINK they're clever and possibly SUPERIOR to the rest of us. I've been compiling almost 35 years and have learned some interesting things

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        jessnath 2 months ago

        This is a great article, thanks for sharing! Where do you find your quiz questions/answers? I sometimes find it challenging to locate reputable sources for them.

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        Hansani 2 months ago

        Very nice and successful

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        CArlos smither 2 months ago

        These questions are well easyyyyy.. get some harder ones next time

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        NO MAN 2 months ago

        REALLY COOL STAFF

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        yo man 2 months ago

        dude this totaly rad man! dude you no that lake soperior is TRUMPED by lake baikal! yo going by usa? well Go TEAM USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok site dont suggest it though.

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        Jack 2 months ago

        largest freshwater lake is lake baikal not lake superior

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        stop 2 months ago

        The questions make me want to live

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        ?????? 2 months ago

        my sister is normally great at quiz. this one was hard but really fun!

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        Jason 2 months ago

        Ha!This is quiz great!

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        joby 2 months ago

        yo brilliant

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        i dunno 2 months ago

        add more questions!!!!!!

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        Prashant Bastola 2 months ago

        Good questions as well as intelligent questions...Person having good iq can only answer these questions

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        kesi cotton 3 months ago

        every one at my party loved this!!!!

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        bridget 3 months ago

        i really liked the questions.it was really really funny.thank you for the questions.

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        Colin G 3 months ago

        Excellent questions to occupy our group as we are snowed in our chalet today as there is no skiing available as all the pistes are closed.

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        Shivam 3 months ago

        These questions are very good and very useful for every child ,please visit this website

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        BkB 3 months ago

        Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Caspian Sea is the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume.

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        Unnamed 3 months ago

        Some of these questions are originally studied by students

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        your name 3 months ago

        never mind your talking freshwater i'm wrong

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        your name 3 months ago

        lake superiors not the biggest. it's the caspian sea which is technically a lake

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        Random user 3 months ago

        Was margret thatcher really prime minister in 79?

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        Fresh Prince 3 months ago

        This was wonderful questions

        I really learnt much information

        Maybe you could add category on road blox or mine craft?

        I am little upset that people complained about nile quetion this is fun

        i give many thum up for this quiz

        Maybe the questions are a little bit scary though?

        how bout some wallpaper questions to calm down my scared kids.

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        Fitzy 3 months ago

        Perfect fun for the family and everybody had a key subject

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        Ewan 4 months ago

        Brilliant quiz but there were arguments about the reliability of some of the questions, redo some research maybe

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        Brandy 4 months ago

        Legit bruv

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        Kayden Berardinelli 4 months ago

        This quiz was fun I used it for Kahoot.it

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        I forgot my name. 4 months ago

        It's great.

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        LEO CUSDEN 4 months ago

        Extremely good quiz, I loved it.

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        this quiz is fun!!! 4 months ago

        I love this so much me and my mom is playing round 20.

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        Bealiebug 4 months ago

        looks good to me going to use it with some friends tomorrow

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        karen Mantell 4 months ago

        Loved this quiz

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        Celine Murphy 4 months ago

        This quiz was so cool.

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        The cow who went to the moon. 4 months ago

        I think these questions are random and great to use for quizzes.

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        Funnehmilkshake 4 months ago

        Those where great!

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        Chris 5 months ago

        For all those asking Australia is NOT an island, it is a continental land mass. It has its own tectonic plate etc etc

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        dololo 5 months ago

        i think it was to hard

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        Andrés 5 months ago

        Who is the authority on these questions. Just curious. I have my doubts about some of these answers and information. Just saying. Interesting, but how accurate?

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        Mariah 5 months ago

        Lake Balkhash is the largest freshwater lake in the world

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        Boss 5 months ago

        Very nice question its will be helpful for me

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        Ira 5 months ago

        Nice GK questions. It will be very useful for me for my GK Olympiad examination

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        Ira 5 months ago

        The longest river in the world is Nile river in Africa.

        The largest river in the world is Amazon river in South America.

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        Jayda 5 months ago

        Yes Hype, Australia is a continent.

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        Ema 5 months ago

        Amazon is the longest river, the info is new because they discovered it only last spring I think

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        Hype 5 months ago

        Isn’t Australia a continent?

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        Margaret 5 months ago

        The largest island in the world is Australia - not Greenland

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        Michael Kearney 5 months ago

        The Nile is the longest river in the World and not the Amazon.

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        1234567890;-) 6 months ago

        Great for the game I am playing with my dad. He even found some questions challenging!

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        samantha 6 months ago

        great questions

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        THARUN KUMAR V 6 months ago

        SLEABBCR Ascending a game name

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        JJ 6 months ago

        This was too hard for my students to get for most of them!

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        lilly 6 months ago

        loved it

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        jules 6 months ago

        stella is wrong the amazon is the longest by less than 100 miles

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        Adele Cosgrove-Bray 6 months ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England.

        Are we back on this debate again?!! :)

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        food freak 6 months ago

        way toooooooooooooo hard

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        stella 6 months ago

        nile is longest and amazon is largest river in the world

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        Elara Hathaway 6 months ago

        Wait...The Nile is longer than the Amazon..?

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        Boi 6 months ago

        Awesome website

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        Caylan Joel Washington 6 months ago

        I only got one question.

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        Holly 6 months ago

        RUBBISH

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        AqoeSiSecret 6 months ago

        Isn't Nile River the longest river and not the Amazon

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        Gail Panda 7 months ago

        Thanks so for much this, hope it helps to our quiz bee

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        Sayeet 7 months ago

        This questions are cool nice

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        Doofus 7 months ago

        I really enjoyed this since I do quizzes with my friends when I see them and it is hard work when you are only 11!

        Thanks so much,

        Doofus of my house.

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        Lola dude 7 months ago

        It is really helpful when I do questions to my mum and dad I especially love to pretend to do a radio thing when I do questions and they get prizes aka a lollipop or some chips or some ice cream sso altogether I love your website

        Yours truly biggest

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        Peter Lambskin 7 months ago

        I like it very much mister hobby. Thanks for questions I steal and make book about.

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        Linda 7 months ago

        Good questions

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        Abhishruti Kalita. 7 months ago

        I like it

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        kmar 8 months ago

        I like it

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        Mohammed 8 months ago

        I like it

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        Questions are a bit hard 8 months ago

        bit hard

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        Mon 8 months ago

        So wonderful questions and answers

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        mammoodi 8 months ago

        Hey!

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