Quiz Trivia about Numbers


last update: 24 July 2020

General numbers-related quiz questions:-

How many dots does a dice have on all its faces? Answer - a dice is a cube so it has six square faces each marked with a different number of dots from one to six. So 1+2+3+4+5+6=21, and more generally this is called an ordered series, the adding of numbers, one after another

What is the total of the numbers written on a dartboard? Answer - Remembering that the bullseye has no numbers written on it, so the answer is the finite sum of the 20 first terms of a ordered series starting with 1, i.e. 1+2+3…+20=210

What is the only number that is spelled in alphabetical order? Answer - forty

What was the number of the first Apollo moon landing? Answer - Apollo 11

What is the number of the psalm "The Lord is My Shepherd…"? Answer - Psalm 23

How many planet in our solar system? Answer - 8 (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)

How many American Presidents assassinated in office? Answer 4 (Abraham Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, James Garfield was killed by Charles J Guiteau in 1881, William McKinley was killed by Leon Czolgosz in 1901 and John F Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963)

What playing card is called 'The curse of Scotland'? Answer - 9 of diamonds is linked with various Scottish stories of kings and battles, etc)

How old were Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Kobain when they died? Answer - 27

A Nebuchadnezzar wine/champagne bottle equates to how many normal bottles? Answer - 20

Traditionally (UK/US) the years of a pearl wedding anniversay? 3

Legs of the largest group of species on earth? 6 (insects

Considered unlucky in Italy, probably because its Roman numerals are an anagram of a Latin word which can mean loosely 'I have lived', implying 'I am dead' ? 17 (Roman numerals XVII are an anagram of Vixi, which while the strict Latin translation is 'to live', it can be interpreted to mean 'I have lived', and therefore implies a meaning of 'I am dead' - some Italian hotels have no floor 17 and room number 17, and Italian airlines do not always have plane seats numbered 17)


Red balls on a snooker table at the start of a frame (traditional full game version)? 15


The dog Timmy made how many in Enid Blyton's 'Famous...' series of children's adventure books? 5 (Timmy plus Julian, Dick, Ane and Georgina, or 'George')

The Boeing Superfortress B-'what'-type of American aircraft that dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945? 29 (B-29)

Basic parts of the Chinese Taijitu symbol (related to Taoism philosphy and popular interpretations of yin and yang)? 2


British orbital motorway featuring the Dartford Crossing is the M-what? 25 (M25)


Diez, Tio, Zehn, and Zece (in Spanish, Swedish, German and Romanian)? 10

How many pieces are on the board at the start of a game of chess: 28; 32; 36; or 40? 32


How many presidents of France had there been as at 2010? 7; 12; 23; or 35? 23


How many Horsemen of the Apocalypse feature in the Bible's Book of Revelation: 3; 4; 5; or 10,000? 4


How many players are (on the field) in a men's lacrosse team (one team not both teams): 7; 10; 11; or 13? 10


In the conventional western musical scale there are how many notes including sharps and flats, excluding those which repeat in a different octave: 7; 8; 12; or 13? 12 (A, A sharp or B flat, B, C, C sharp or D flat, D, D sharp or E flat, E, F, F sharp or G flat, G, G sharp or A flat)


How many times (as at 2010) has Roger Federer won the Wimbledon Men's Singles final? 4; 5; 6; or 7? 6


What number has the square root (to the nearest four decimal places) of 1.4142? 1; 2; 3; or 4? 2


How many people (as at 2010) have walked on the moon: 6; 9; 12; or 14? 12


In the Imperial Measurement system how many pounds are in a stone: 10; 14; 16; or 20? 14


What number Pennsylvania Avenue is the Whitehouse: 501; 1500; 1600; or 65000? 1600


A peculiar frequency of roughly how many years saw US presidents dying in office (either assassinated or otherwise) from the 1840s to the 1960s: 10; 20; 30; or 50? 20(starting with William Harrison in 1841 through to John Kennedy in 1963 - Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt in 1981)


New York City comprises how many boroughs: 5; 6; 7; or 12? 5


The Earth's Equator is approximately how many millions of metres in length: 10; 20; 30 or 40? 40 (more accurately about 40,075 kilometres, or 24,900 miles)


How British King Georges have there been? 4; 5; 6 or 7? 6


What is the atomic number of oxygen: 1; 8; 35; or 86? 8


What is known as the 'Golden Number', the 'Divine Proportion' and other terms referring to its significance in nature and aesthetic balance: 1.618; 3.142; 7; or 33⅓? 1.618


The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, said to be the highest-occupancy office building in the world accommodates roughly how many staff: 9,000; 15,000; 19,000; or 26,000? 26,000


A salmanazar (typically a big bottle of champagne) equates to how many normal bottles? 2; 5; 12; or 20? 12


It is now generally accepted that the human tongue can detect how many basic tastes: 2; 3; 5; or 7? 5 (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savouriness - some argue that pungency/hotness is a 6th taste but this is not generally accepted)


According to the singer Katie Melua, how many million bicycles are there in Beijing? 5; 9; 10; or 25? 9


Twain is an old English word for which number: 2; 3; 12; or 20? 2 (Mark Twain is said to have found his pen-name from the Mississippi ferrymen's call, 'By the mark twain', supposedly referring to the two fathom mark on a depth-line indicating safe water)


How many pennies were in a British pre-decimal pound? 120; 200; 204; or 240? 240(see 
money slang and history for more fascinating money facts)

How many legs (including arms or pincers according to certain definitions) does a crab have: 6; 8; 10; or 12? 10


How many goals were scored in the 2010 FIFA World Cup: 75; 145; 185; or 255? 145


How many feet are in a furlong: 440; 550; 660; or 770? 660


How many rooms are on the Cluedo game board: 8; 9; 10; or 12? 9


How many fences (not the number of times they are jumped) are on the Aintree Grand National race course? 16 (all except two are jumped twice)


The core rules of the Muslim faith are known as the "... (how many) Pillars of Islam": 5; 7; 9; or 23? 5 (the rules broadly equate to: declaration of faith, prayer, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage, although like most religions precise interpretations vary in different branches of the faith)


In which year were Concorde planes retired from service: 1998; 2000; 2003; or 2006? 2003


What is the only number known to be both the sum and product of its factors: 4; 6; 8; or 9 (loose meanings are: factor = divisable part; sum = added together; product = multiplied together)? 6 (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6)

In the bible, how many Plagues of Egypt were there? And what was the first plague?

Which number Apollo mission was the spaceflight that landed the first two men on the Moon?

Wa, Cha, Wej, loS, Vagh, is counting from one to five in which language?

How many yards are there in a chain?

In scrabble, which is the only letter worth 5 points?

Which 1969 science fiction anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut is about the World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim?

How many sculpted lions by Sir Edwin Landseer sit at the base of Trafalgar Square?

Which number Pennsylvania Avenue is the formal address of the White House?

Charles Atlas marketed his fitness program for the 'how many' pound weakling?

How much is in a Baker's Dozen?

If an internet user follows a broken or dead link, they will typically find an error page with which number error message?

How how many landlocked countries are there in South America?

What is 'nine tenths of the law'?

The Crazy 88 feature in which film?

On most phones, what number key also features the letters M, N, and O?

Answers:

10. Turning water into blood.
11 (Apollo 11)
Klingon
22 yards
Letter 'K'
Slaughterhouse-Five
Four lions
1600
'97-pound weakling'
13
404 ('404' not found)
Two (Bolivia and Paraguay)
Possession
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Number 6


Questions II
What's the first line of William Shakespeares 'Seven Ages of Man' monologue from the comedy As You Like It? And what's the first stage?
Which common first name would be signalled in Morse code by six dashes?
In inches, how high is a table tennis net?
Who has written many book in series called 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' and '44 Scotland Street'?
What do the sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to?
How many yards are there in a mile?
Prior to the Korean War, what parallel north formed the border between North and South Korea?
President Obama was what number President of the United States?
What is an ogdoad?
How many times has Del Boy Trotter been married in the BBC sitcom
Only Fools and Horses?
Which American television sitcom follows the lives of roommates Caroline and Max?
The EU Flag consists of a circle of how many golden stars?
How many players are there in an ice hockey team?
Adam Ant had a hit a British Number One hit with which song in the Summer of 1982?
Which age do you have to reach to be eligible to become President of the United States?
Answers:
All the World's a Stage. First stage is infant (the seven ages of man are: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, Pantalone and old age,)
Tom (- --- --)
Six inches
Alexander McCall Smith
666 (0 to 36)
1760 yards
38th
44th
A group of eight
0 (he never married Raquel)
2 Broke Girls
12
Six
Goody Two Shoes
35