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The “Y” Quiz Questions and Answers
- Question: What is the chemical symbol for the element Yttrium on the periodic table? Answer: The chemical symbol for Yttrium is “Y”.
- Question: Which mountain range stretches across seven countries, including Nepal and India? Answer: The Himalayas.
- Question: In which famous novel does the character Jay Gatsby appear? Answer: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Question: What is the currency of Japan? Answer: The Japanese Yen.
- Question: Which Australian marsupial is known for its “boxing” skills? Answer: The Kangaroo.
- Question: What is the largest planet in our solar system? Answer: Jupiter.
- Question: Who wrote the famous play “Romeo and Juliet”? Answer: William Shakespeare.
- Question: Which country is known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”? Answer: Japan.
- Question: What is the process by which plants make their food using sunlight? Answer: Photosynthesis.
- Question: Which ocean is the largest and covers approximately one-third of the Earth’s surface? Answer: The Pacific Ocean.
- Question: Which scientist formulated the three laws of motion? Answer: Sir Isaac Newton.
- Question: What is the capital city of Spain? Answer: Madrid.
- Question: Which famous scientist developed the theory of relativity? Answer: Albert Einstein.
- Question: What is the chemical element with the symbol “Yb”? Answer: Ytterbium.
- Question: Which desert is the largest hot desert in the world? Answer: The Sahara Desert.
1. Which 1980 black and white film was nominated for eight Academy Awards?
2. Overseas territories excluded, which four countries would be first alphabetically on a list of countries that drive on the left hand side? One point for each correct answer.
3. The singing group I Three (or I Threes) were backing vocalists for which band?
4. Which three women with the initials H. H. have won the Academy Award for Best Actress? One point for each correct answer.
5. In which country is the 3,000 km long Kunlun mountain chain?
6. Which capital is the most densely populated city in all of the Americas?
a. Mexico City, b. Brasilia, c. Port au Prince, d. Bogota
7. Which country hosted the first official FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991?
a. China, b. USA, c. Germany, d. Norway
8. Measured in total length, which country has the longest system of canals?
9. The flag of Monaco is identical to the flag of which large Asian country?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word “Years” somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. You wouldn’t know a diamond if you held it in your hands, the things you think are precious I can’t understand
b. I met my old lover on the street last night, she seemed so glad to see me I just smiled
c. I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies, I saw boys, toys, electric irons and tv’s
11. Gherman S Titov was the second person to do what?
12. The English word for which particle stems from a Greek word meaning “indivisible”?
a. gluon, b. atom, c. proton, d. electron
13. Which music icon played the alien in the 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’?
14. In whiich satirical novel is Milo Minderbinder an evil war profiteer?
15. The name of which art movement stems from a French word that evokes the ornamental use of rock and shell?
16. Since 1310, what is the name of the oldest distilled spirit in France?
a. Cognac, b. Armagnac, c. Calvados, d. Absinthe
17. In film, who is the owner of each of the following pet cats? One point for each correct answer.
b. Mr Bigglesworth
18. The villain Max Eisenhardt is better known as what?
19. Which female tennis icon won a record seven French Open singles titles?
20. Clare Quilty is an unsavoury character in which controversial novel and film?
1. Raging Bull
2. Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh
3. Bob Marley and The Wailers
4. Three answers. Helen Hunt, Holly Hunter, Helen Hayes
6. Answer c. Port au Prince
7. Answer a. China
10. Three answers.
a. Reeling In The Years (Steely Dan)
b. Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon)
c. Five Years (David Bowie)
11. Orbit the Earth
12. Answer a. Atom
13. David Bowie
16. Answer b. Armangnac
17. Three answers.
a. Hermoine Granger
b. Dr Evil
c. Ellen Ripley
19. Chris Evert
1. The gigantic tentacular cosmic entity known as Cthulhu (ka thoo loo) is a product of which horror fiction writer’s imagination?
2. The Falabella is one of the smallest examples of what in the world?
3. What are lighting technicians called in the movie industry?
4. Which World Champion was teenage supermodel Naomi Campbell dating in 1987?
5. Meaning “Old Peak” when translated, what is the name of the ‘lost city of the Inca’s’ discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911?
6. Which European country had a peaceful end to their dictatorship in 1974 with the ‘Carnation Revolution’?
7. Which 1993 film, nominated for eight Academy Awards, begins with the words: “The voice you hear is not my speaking voice, but my mind’s voice. I have not spoken since I was six years old.”?
8. Which rare sperm whale byproduct is prized by perfume makers and is sometimes called ‘floating gold’?
9. The name of which sensual Brazilian dance style probably stems from the Portuguese word for “a beating” or “a lashing”?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word “Bad” somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Doctor, doctor, give me the news
b. I fear rivers over flowing, I hear the voice of rage and ruin
c. He stood 6 foot 6 and weighed 245
d. He stands about 6 foot 4
e. But you’ve been cold to me so long I’m crying icicles instead of tears
11. Which 1975 film was the first to earn 100 million at the box office?
12. Which actor did Melanie Griffith marry two times?
13. Which three women with the initials S. S. have won the Academy Award for Best Actress? One point for each correct answer.
14. The original Wailers were a trio consisting of Bob Marley, Bunny Livingstone and which man?
15. Laurent Blanc made history on 28 June 1998 when he became the first ever player to do what during a FIFA World Cup match?
16. Buddha’s footprint is said to be found near the summit of Adam’s Peak. In which country is this mountain located?
17. In terms of consumption, what is the name of the most popular banana variety in the world?
18. Which two riders both have a record 34 stage wins in the Tour de France?
19. Name the films in which each of the following villains play a role. One point for each correct answer.
a. John Doe
b. ‘Angel Eyes’
c. Hans Landa
d. Anton Chigurh
20. A novel from Joseph Conrad and the name of the doomed spaceship in the 1979 film Alien. One word.
1. HP Lovecraft
2. Breed of horse
4. Mike Tyson
5. Machu Picchu
7. The Piano
10. Five answers.
a. Bad Case Of Loving You (Robert Palmer)
b. Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
c. Big Bad John (Jimmy Dean)
d. Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
e. Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad (Meatloaf)
12. Don Johnson
13. Three answers. Susan Sarandon, Sissy Spacek, Simone Signoret.
14. Peter Tosh
15. Score a ‘Golden Goal’
16. Sri Lanka
18. Mark Cavendish and Eddy Merckx
19. Four answers.
b. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
c. Inglourious Basterds
d. No Country For Old Men
1. Which government agency is the largest electricity consumer in the US state of Maryland?
2. Although it has been mistaken for “I bury Paul”, at the end of which Beatles song does John say “cranberry sauce”?
3. What is the subtitle to JRR Tolkien’s novel ‘The Hobbit’?
4. What are the three largest islands in the world with names beginning with the letter “N”?
5. The following are the IOC (Int Olympic Commitee) codes for which countries? One point for each correct answer.
6. Victor Emmanuel III was the king of which country between 1900-1946?
7. Until September 11, 2001; the largest single loss of American civilian life in a deliberate act occured on November 18th, 1978 when 918 people died. In which country did this tragedy take place and what was the name of the settlement?
8. Other than Walt Disney, which American actor is the only other person to have been nominated for an Oscar in six different categories?
a. Woody Allen b. Tom Hanks c. Robert Redford d. George Clooney
9. What was the name of the controversial artist responsible for “The Wrapped Reichstag”, “The Gates” and “The Pont Neuf Wrapped”?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word “Dance” somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance well they are no friends of mine
b. Before this dance is through I think I’ll love you too
c. Hot sun beating down, burning my feet just walking around
d. All we need is a drummer for people who only need a beat, I’m gonna add a little guitar and make it easy to move your feet
11. Which two men with the initials S. P. have won the Academy Award for Best Actor?
12. Which South American country is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan?
13. Which 1965 film comedy is dedicated to Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine?
14. The final scene in the film 2010: The Year We Make Contact depicts a single Monolith standing on which Jupiter moon?
15. At which FIFA World Cup was a match decided with a penalty shootout for the first time?
16. The name of which popular cocktail with plenty of ice translated means “little country girl”? One word
17. What are the oldest texts in Sanskrit literature called?
18. Who was the only person or band to have held the top five positions in the US Billboard Hot 100 singles charts?
19. The following is the movie poster tag line for which film?
“Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail.”
20. The following is the last line to which novel?
“He drew a deep breath. ‘Well, I’m back’ he said.”
1. National Security Agency (NSA)
2. Strawberry Fields Forever
3. There and Back Again
4. Three answers. In order: New Guinea, North Island, Newfoundland
5. Three answers.
a. Saudi Arabia
b. El Salvador
c. Ivory Coast
7. Guyana, Jonestown (The Jonestown massacre)
8. Answer d. George Clooney (nominations include: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay)
9. Christo (and Jeanne-Claude)
10. Four answers.
a. Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)
b. I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (Beatles)
c. I Can’t Dance (Genesis)
d. Dance To The Music (Sly And The Family Stone)
11. Two answers. Sean Penn and Sidney Poiter
15. Spain 1982 (semi-final between West Germany and France)
18. Beatles (April 1964)
19. The Big Lebowski
20. The Lord of the Rings
1. Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong took two small pieces of which 1903 invention with him to the moon?
2. Which two songs on the Beatles “Let It Be” album are less than one minute in length? One point for each correct answer.
3. Built in 1897, Nelson Rd. Stadium is home to which London football club?
4. Name the five surnames that have been shared by ten US Presidents. One point for each correct answer.
5. A European capital and Wellington’s horse at Waterloo.
6. The sequence of events in which famous 1952 Hollywood western take place in so called ‘real time’?
7. The Common chimpanzee is the name given to one of the two species of chimps. What is the other species of chimpanzee called?
8. Which part of J R R Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is mentioned in the Led Zeppelin song Ramble On?
9. Lambic beer is a traditional brew from which country?
10. Who was the lead guitarist for The Spiders From Mars?
11. Which cocktail combining Scotch whisky and Amaretto is named after an Oscar winning film for Best Picture?
12. In which war did approximately 10,000 men die in the deadliest non-nuclear man-made explosion in history? (aerial bombing is not a part of this category)
13. Which of the modern man made wonders of the world did French painter Paul Gauguin help build?
14. “A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere” was one of the movie poster tag lines to which 1996 black comedy?
15. What are the four most populated cities in the USA that end with the letter o? One point for each correct answer.
16. Which famous film festival is held each year in Utah?
17. What was the name of the ferry that sank in the Baltic Sea on September 28, 1994 with the loss of 852 passengers and crew?
18. Which media baron who lives in an unfinished mansion named Xanadu is found in Forbes list of the 15 richest fictional characters?
19. What is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil?
20. Who is
a. the youngest French Open Men’s Singles Champion
b. the oldest French Open Men’s Singles Champion?
1. The Wright Flyer
2. Two answers. Maggie May and Dig It
3. AFC Richmond (Ted Lasso)
4. Five answers. Adams, Johnson, Harrison, Roosevelt, Bush
6. High Noon
8. Mordor (“T’was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair”)
10. Mick Ronson
12. The Great War / WWI (19 ammonal mines were detonated under the German lines on June 7, 1917 during the Battle of Messines)
13. Panama Canal
15. Four answers. Chicago, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco
16. The Sundance Film Festival
17. MS Estonia
18. Charles Foster Kane
19. Cachaca (also known as caninha, pinga, aquardente)
20. Two answers.
a. Michael Chang (17)
b. Novak Djokovic (36)
1. A hip swinging inspiration for the young Elvis, which naive man from Greenbow Alabama is found on Forbes list of the 15 richest fictional characters?
2. Atome was the original name for which popular suit?
3. Borg is the most common surname in which small E.U. country?
4. No Security, Licks and No Filter are all examples of what?
5. Which national football (soccer) team is sometimes nicknamed “Pentacampeoes”?
6. Which famous landmark looks somewhat forlorn in Lake Havasa City?
7. The movie poster tag line to which Oliver Stone film was “The story that won’t go away”?
8. Which oriental stew reached number one in the US music charts (number 10 in the UK charts) in 1963?
9. The name of which dip translated means “chickpeas”?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word “Game” or “Games” somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Sometimes I wish I could turn back time, impossible as it may seem
b. But I can see in your face there’s a lot you can teach me so I wanna know
c. Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Brit, Adolf builds a bonfire
d. And the seasons they go round and round and the painted ponies go up and down
11. Name the five African countries that end with the letter “i”? One point for each correct answer.
12. What is a ‘Hairy Saki’?
a. port wine cocktail b. snowboard trick c. South American monkey
13. Name the films in which Charles Bronson played each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer.
c. Flt. Lieutenant Danny Willinski
d. Bernardo O’Reilly
e. Paul Kersey
14. The name for which of the following winds is the Arabic word for “50”?
a. Bora, b. Sirocco, c. Mistral, d. Khamsin
15. Which five time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter was the first non-British act signed by Apple Records in 1968?
16. In a major hit song from 1969, where would you find the “hungry little boy with the runny nose”?
17. With circa 6,000 inhabitants, what is the least populated capital city in the E.U.?
18. A mystic word, a type of engraved stone, a Santana studio album, and the grandfather of Draco Malfoy. One word.
19. The giant Kauri tree is native to which country?
20. According to the UN, which two European countries have the most indiscriminately buried landmines per square km?
1. Forrest Gump
4. Rolling Stones concert tours
5. Brazil (5 time champions)
6. London Bridge
10. Four answers.
a. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (Backstreet Boys)
b. The Name Of The Game (ABBA)
c. Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel)
d. Circle Game (Joni Mitchell)
11. Five answers Mali. Malawi, Burundi, Djibouti and Eswatini.
12. Answer c. South American monkey
13. Five answers.
a. The Dirty Dozen
b. Once Upon A Time In The West
c. The Great Escape
d. The Magnificent Seven
e. Death Wish
14. Answer d. Khamsin
15. James Taylor
16. In The Ghetto (Elvis)
17. Valletta, Malta
19. New Zealand
20. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia
1. Although it failed to reach any noteworthy position in the US Billboard Hot 100, what kind of eyes spent six weeks at the top of the UK music charts and was Britain’s best selling single of 1979?
a. Lyin Eyes b. Hungry Eyes c. Bright Eyes d. Bette Davis Eyes
2. Messua is the biological mother of which fictional central character?
3. The last public execution in the United States drew a crowd of 20,000 spectators. In which year did it take place?
a. 1906 b. 1956 c. 1916 d. 1936
4. Kimchi is a national dish in which country?
5. The folowing words are found on which man’s headstone?
Quoth the Raven,
6. Until she saw the light when she was nine years old, Liv Tyler grew up believing which musician was her biological father?
7. In which film does Helen Mirren play the captain of a Soviet spaceship named Leonov?
8. Between 1154 and 1159 AD Nicolas Breakspear held a title no other Englishman had ever held before or since. Name the title.
9. With units from I (one) to VII (seven), Phil Collins is a VI on the Hamilton-Norwood Scale. What does this scale measure?
10. The following lyrics are all from songs with the word “She” or “She’s” somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. Have you seen her dressed in blue
b. It’s a big enough umbrella, but it’s always me that ends up getting wet
c. I wash my hair and kid myself I look real smooth
d. She’s the kind they’d like to flaunt and take to dinner
11. With 85 years of age, which actress was the oldest person to appear on the cover of the British Vogue?
12. Measuring only 1/300th of an inch (85 micrometres) in length, which of the following plants produces the smallest seeds in the world?
a. poppy b. orchid c. dill d. mustard
13. The following is the movie poster tag line to which 1995 film?
“Men cannot resist her. Mankind may not survive her.”
14. The omasum is one of the four what?
15. TSOP was a 1974 number one hit single in the US charts from MFSB and The Three Degrees. What do the letters T S O P stand for?
16. Following in his father’s footsteps, Minilla is the son of who?
17. Until 1979, Mohammad Reza Pahlevi was better known as what?
18. The name for which French spread (or dip) made with various pureed ingredients stems from the Provencal word for capers?
19. What is the largest island country in the western hemisphere?
20. Measured in area, name the three largest lakes in the world that end with the letter “a”? One point for each correct answer.
1. Answer c. Bright Eyes (Art Garfunkel)
2. Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
3. Answer d. 1936
4. North or South Korea
5. Edgar Allan Poe
6. Todd Rundgren
7. 2010: The Year We Make Contact
8. Pope (Adrian IV)
9. Male pattern baldness
10. Four answers.
a. She’s a Rainbow (Rolling Stones)
b. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Police)
c. Is She Really Going Out With Him (Joe Jackson)
d. She’s A Lady (Tom Jones
11. Judi Dench
12. Answer d. orchid
14. Compartments of a cow’s (ruminant’s) stomach
15. The Sound Of Philadelphia
17. Shah of Iran
20. Three answers. Victoria, Tanganyika, Ladoga
Quizzes are not just a form of entertainment; they are an excellent way to learn and expand our knowledge on various topics. By engaging in quizzes like the “Y” quiz questions and answers provided in this article, you can challenge yourself, have fun, and continue on your journey of lifelong learning.