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Trivia Questions For Seniors with Answers From Around The World

 

Long world trivia quiz for seniors, older people, elderly people, retired folks and trivia fans of all ages.

 

World Trivia Questions For Seniors with Answers

What was an official language in 87 nations and territories, by 1994?
A: English.

What's the third-largest continent in square miles?
A: North America.

What is the capital of Kuwait?
A: Kuwait City.

What town name did residents of a Florida retirement community switch to because they found Sunset Depressing?
A: Sunrise.

What's the second most populous continent?
A: Europe.

What finally went out of fashion in ancient Rome, prompting people to begin wearing short pants called feminalia?
A: The Toga.

What southwestern U.S. state has the highest percentage of non-English speakers?
A: New Mexico.

 

What M-word did Texas citizens choose as a town name that would "attract" folks?
A: Magnet.

What state leads the U.S. with 15 tons of solid waste per citizen each year?
A: California.

Which is further from the equator, Tasmania, Tanzania, or Transylvania?
A: Transylvania.

What eastern town is home for a service academy and the U.S. Silver Depository?
A: West Point.

What's the University of Paris more commonly called?
A: The Sorbonne.

What two French cities are connected by the planet's fastest passenger train?
A: Paris and Lyons.

What religion has the most adherents, Buddhism, Christianity or Islam?
A: Christianity.

 

What U.S. state boasts a town called Captain Cook?
A: Hawaii.

What's the Greek name for Hell?
A: Hades.

What European country does Aruba maintain the strongest ties to?
A: The Netherlands.

What do the Chinese call kwai-tsze, or "quick little fellows"?
A: Chopsticks.

What European country uses its Latin name, Helvetia, on its stamps?
A: Switzerland.

What British university boasts and endowment called the Jackie Mason Lectureship in Contemporary Judaism?
A: Oxford.

What country did Greek historian Herodotus dub "the gift of the Nile"?
A: Egypt.

 

What country is only bordered by Spain?
A: Portugal.

What's the flattest U.S. state?
A: Florida.

What U.S. state, after much debate, made the bizcochito the official state cookie?
A: New Mexico.

What Australian city boasts the largest Greek population in the world outside of Greece?
A: Melbourne.

What U.S. state boasts the towns of Gulf Stream, Lakebreeze and Frostproof?
A: Florida.

What country has bee the planet's largest aid donor since 1991?
A: Japan.

What island nation is a must for anyone wishing to see 40 species of lemours?
A: Madagascar.

 

What country is almost twice as large as either the U.S. or China?
A: Russia.

What South Asian city is the planet's biggest feature film producer?
A: Bombay.

How many Great Lakes do not border Michigan?
A: One.

What cowboy tune is the official song of Kansas?
A: Home on the Range.

What continent boasts the most telephone lines?
A: Europe.

What do Texas beef partisans call "wool on a stick"?
A: Lamb.

What South American country was home to the early human 'Patagnian giants"?
A: Argentina.

 

What Western Hemisphere people spoke Nahuatl?
A: The Aztecs.

What New Orleans soup has a name derived from the Bantu word for okra?
A: Gumbo.

What Pacific atoll got its name from its location between the Americas and Asia?
A: The Midway Islands.

What state volunteered to drop the moniker Hog and Hominy State?
A: Tennessee.

What regional accent did Americans deem sexiest, most liked and most recognizable?
A: Southern.

What interstate highway connects Boston and Seattle?
A: I-90.