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Posts with this tag are either trivia questions (with answers available interactively) or otherwise related to our TriviaPark.com site.

June 9, 2019

The Fellowship of the Ring Trivia Quiz

The Fellowship of the RingWith this new quiz we continue the theme of our The Hobbit and Tolkien quizzes while embarking on a new series of quizzes covering the three volumes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. In the present quiz, we cover the first third of the story, in which we follow Frodo and his companions from their safe homes in The Shire through many dangers to the Elven haven of Rivendell, and from there through many further dangers to the other Elven haven of Lothlórien. One learns two main life lessons. First, when traveling, always stay at an Elf facility if available. Second, and even more important, do not answer the door if it’s Gandalf. Avoid his company altogether. Such are the benefits of literature. We hope you try our The Fellowship of the Ring Quiz, and return for the two quizzes yet to come in our The Lord of the Rings series.

May 28, 2019

The Evolution Trivia Quiz

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Charles Darwin in 1840Evolution has been going on for what seems like for ever. In reality, though, it’s only been billions of years. During that time, life on earth has taken a dizzying array of twist and turns. It has brought forth amazing innovations, adaptations and specializations. It even brought forth Charles Darwin, the serious-looking man at right who worked out much of what is still the bedrock of evolutionary theory. However, it is only in recent geological times that beings like us, capable of creating an online Evolution Quiz, have co-existed within the same ecological sphere as beings like you who are capable of enjoying one. Shouldn’t you take advantage of that?

May 13, 2019

The Tolkien Trivia Quiz

J.R.R. Tolkien, This new quiz continues our current series on Tolkien by looking at the author himself, the man who invented Middle Earth, its history, and perhaps above all its languages. Tolkien was a respected scholar and teacher of languages who found both professional interest and literary inspiration in stirring medieval narratives like Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Eventually that inspiration merged with his love of the English countryside to produce the hobbits of the Shire, and the whole wide landscape of Middle Earth and its peoples.

This quiz is published on May 13, 2019, in the week scheduled for the release of the biopic Tolkien. It is based on the author’s childhood and early career, and that is the part of his life on which we focus as well. We haven’t seen the movie yet, but we are happy to assume without evidence that our quiz paints a picture of the man that is paradoxically far more vivid and visceral than anything mere celluloid could hope to achieve. Try the Tolkien quiz right now!

April 28, 2019

The Hobbit Trivia Quiz

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A hobbit holeThe next month or two at TriviaPark.com will be a season of much Tolkien, and to start things off here’s a fun quiz that will challenge your memory of plot points from The Hobbit in a way that few other life experiences are likely to duplicate. It all begins one otherwise ordinary day when Gandalf and thirteen dwarves drop by Bilbo’s hobbit-hole. Soon Bilbo finds himself journeying far from his comfortable hole and over the Misty Mountains to adventure.

Relive favorite episodes from this beloved tale in our new Hobbit Quiz. For instance, do you know what it was the dwarves insisted on doing before telling Bilbo about their plans? Why not try the Hobbit Quiz right now and see how much treasure you can bring home?

April 20, 2019

The Cannabis Trivia Quiz

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Cannabis plantOur newest quiz comes out today, April 20, the traditional date on which marijuana is celebrated, often by consuming marijuana. For those who think Hannibal Lecter was a cannabinol and who don’t know their cannabinoids from their adenoids, this quiz may be just what you need to expand your mind in unexpected new directions. Why not try the Cannabis quiz right now and see how high you score?

December 10, 2017

The Elon Musk Trivia Quiz

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Elon MuskTriviaPark.com has just released a brand-new quiz on the redoubtable Elon Musk, whose numerous enterprises mix high technology with a clear view of the long term consequences of technological trends, positive and otherwise. In ten questions our new quiz covers some of the best-known aspects of Musk’s life and work — the electric cars, the rockets, and a lot more. We hope you’ll give the Elon Musk quiz a try and let us know what you think!

November 16, 2011

The Neapolitan

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All good things must come to an end. So must all long and arduous ordeals, and it’s a good thing. Today’s question is the one that completes our new music theory quiz for TriviaPark.com and AheadWithMusic.com, and frankly it’s kind of a tough one. But if you don’t know the answer, what better way to hone your intuition than by forging blindly into:

Ice-cream is not the answer

To a classical musician, who or what is ‘The Neapolitan’?

  1. A celebrated composer, Domenico Scarlatti, born in Naples
  2. A concert hall in Vienna where Mozart’s greatest works were introduced
  3. A distinctive-sounding chord, the ‘Neapolitan sixth’
  4. An opera of Gioachino Rossini, his last, tragically incomplete

Answer

November 14, 2011

Broken Globe

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There’s already a Shakespeare quiz at TriviaPark.com, so today’s question may have to fit in somewhere else. It concerns an event that to Will Shakespeare would have been both a drama and a tragedy. Find out more, as we play…

Guess the catastrophe

William Shakespeare’s professional home for most of his career was The Globe, a celebrated London theater that unfortunately did not outlast even him. It met its demise in 1613, three years before Shakespeare’s own death. How was The Globe destroyed?

  1. Collapsed: the upper stands gave way when a record crowd rioted during a dull show
  2. Demolished: to build a luxury villa, Rochester Hall, on the same site
  3. Incinerated: when cannon-fire used in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII ignited the straw roof
  4. Torn apart: by a Protestant mob outraged by supposed ‘code-words’ in certain plays

Answer

November 13, 2011

Rhythm fascination

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Today we come to the second-last question in the music theory quiz we’re putting together for TriviaPark.com and AheadWithMusic.com. Looking at the meter — the rhythmic pulse — of some common musical forms, we ask:

Who’s got the time?

Which of the following musical forms typically uses six-eight rhythm?

  1. A Baroque minuet
  2. A Celtic jig
  3. A Scott Joplin piano rag
  4. A Sousa march

Answer

November 9, 2011

Guido

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Today’s question is the eighth of the 10-question music theory quiz that’s currently under construction for TriviaPark.com and AheadWithMusic.com. We cast our minds back to the Italian city-state of Arezzo just about a millennium ago, and ask:

What did Guido do?

Guido d’Arezzo was an 11th-century Benedictine monk who is celebrated for an important contribution to the history of music. What did he do?

  1. Invented the clarinet
  2. Revolutionized musical notation
  3. Was the first to combine voice and instruments in the same work
  4. Wrote the melody that became the song Greensleeves

Answer

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