Trivial Pursuit #1

Answer questions, that progressively get harder, from a number of different categories. Key: Each (Number) denotes the question's difficulty; e.g. (1)=easy; (2)=medium; (3)=hard; (4)=very hard
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Last updated: June 20, 2016
First submittedJune 19, 2016
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GEOGRAPHY
 
(1) What is the Highest Mountain in Japan?
Mt. Fuji
(2) How many countries are there in South America?
12
(3) What is the capital of Iran?
Tehran
(4) Which country has a length of approximately 4,300km, although a width no larger than 180km?
Chile
SPORTS
 
(1) What flower is the emblem for the English National Rugby team?
Red Rose
(2) Who Invented the sport of basketball?
James Naismith
(3) For which European Soccer team does Gareth Bale play for?
Real Madrid
(4) Who holds the MLB record for most home runs of all time?
Barry Bonds
HISTORY
 
(1) In what year did Christopher Columbus land in the Americas?
1492
(2) Which French King was nicknamed the "Sun King"?
Louis XIV
(3) Which navigator popularised smoking in England?
Sir Walter Raleigh
(4) Name the three figures who signed the First Triumvirate.
Julius Caesar, Pompey, Marcus Crassus
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ENTERTAINMENT
 
(1) Who directed the movie "Goodfellas"?
Martin Scorsese
(2) What is the most pirated TV show of all time?
Game of Thrones
(3) What is the best-selling progressive rock album of all time?
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
(4) Who is the voice of Booker DeWitt in the best-selling video game "Bioshock Ininite"
Troy Baker
LIITERATURE
 
(1) Which Hobbits are apart of the Fellowship of the Ring in the LOTR?
Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin
(2) Which Russian author wrote the book "Anna Karenina"?
Leo Tolstoy
(3) Who is the main narrator in the book "Treasure Island"?
Jim Hawkins
(4) Which science-fiction book won the 1963 Hugo award for "Best Novel"?
The Man in the High Castle
SCIENCE
 
(1) Which famous figure was born March 14, 1879?
Albert Einstein
(2) Who invented penicillin, in 1928?
Alexander Fleming
(3) What planet was discovered on February 18, 1930?
Pluto
(4) Who is commonly known as the "Father of Microbiology?
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
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