Category Archives: Trivia

March 14, 2016

Pet Astrology

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Cat130What is the perfect pet for your astrology sign?

Having a hard time deciding which pet will compliment your personality best? It might be time to turn to the stars for some advice. Here are some furry (and not so furry) creatures for each astrological sign.

Sign: Aries
Pet: Ant Farm
Similar Characteristics: Aries and Queen Ants are both strong, independent beings with a knack for leadership.

Sign: Taurus
Pet: Hedgehog
Similar Characteristics: Protective and cautious, you’ll respect each other’s space.

Sign: Gemini
Pet: Kitten
Similar Characteristics: Restless and curious, Geminis and kittens both can’t sit still for long. You both love to explore.

Sign: Cancer
Pet: German Shepherd
Similar Characteristics: Loyal and sensitive, you and your pup will take care of each other through thick and thin.

Sign: Leo
Pet: Parrot
Similar Characteristics: Confident, and LOUD, you can even teach your parrot to give you compliments.

Sign: Virgo
Pet: Ferret
Similar Characteristics: Virgos are different and unique and don’t like having the same pet everyone else does. You can show off your ferret to all your dog and cat-owning friends.

Sign: Libra
Pet: Bunny
Similar Characteristics: You’re both charming and sociable. Everyone will want to be around you and your fluffy new friend.

Sign: Scorpio
Pet: Goldfish
Similar Characteristics: Secretive and mysterious, you can tell your underwater friend anything and its fish lips will be sealed.

Sign: Sagittarius
Pet: Snake
Similar Characteristics: You’re an independent spirit. Most people will be afraid of you and your snake, but hey, that’s their problem, right?

Sign: Capricorn
Pet: Horse
Similar Characteristics: Dependable and hard working, a horse is the only other pet that can keep up with your drive and persistence.

Sign: Aquarius
Pet: Turtle
Similar Characteristics: Unlikely to be overemotional, your turtle won’t be looking for hugs, kisses, or belly rubs any time soon. And you’re absolutely fine with that.

Sign: Pisces
Pet: Guinea Pig
Similar Characteristics: Emotional and cuddly, you and your guinea pig both have a craving for affection.

March 13, 2016

Are UFOs Real?

Posted by at 1:16 am in Trivia | Permalink

Are UFOs Real?

Do you believe? UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object. While this term refers to any object in the sky people cannot identify, UFO traditionally refers to alien spacecraft. UFOs have been reported throughout history, dating back to early comet and meteor sightings.

People have observed UFOs in all shapes and sizes. In 1878, John Martin reported seeing a circular flying object moving at high speeds through the sky.  A United States Naval commander reported a red-shaped objects flying in formation over San Francisco.

The Roswell Innocent occurred in the summer of 1947 when an object crashed in New Mexico. Many conspiracy theorists believe the crashed object was a UFO.

All human UFO sightings are highly controversial and many teams have set out to find conclusive evidence of alien life. Project Sign was an official project conducted by the United States Air Force. Project Sign concluded there was not enough data to determine the origin of UFOs.

Scientists have provided countless explanations for UFO sightings. Astronomical objects, such as bright stars, planets, and even the moon have been confused for alien spacecrafts. People commonly mistake airplanes and weather balloons for UFOs. Everyday objects have been confused for UFOs, including kites, birds, and clouds.

The debate still rages on over UFOs and may never be settled. So, now I ask you, do you believe?

Brian

March 6, 2016

Worst Volcanoes in History

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Most Destructive Volcanoes in History

An erupting volcano may be the scariest natural disaster there is. It spews molten lava and has the power to destroy entire cities. Volcanoes can lay dormant for years, which means they won’t bother anyone, but then suddenly erupt with little warning.

Mt. Vesuvius erupted in Italy in the year 79 and completely destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption only lasted 19 hours, but still covered Pompeii in ten feet of volcanic ash. The heat was so severe that many people burned to death. Read more about it in the book I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79.

The Laki Volcani System in Iceland was active for almost all of 1784, creating a dusty haze so bad that the country suffered massive food shortages.

In 1816, Mt. Tambora erupted in Indonesia and killed thousands of people. When the volcano exploded, the tremors were felt up to a thousand miles away. The eruption spit so much ash into the atmosphere that it lowered worldwide temperatures and 1816 became known as the “year without a summer.”

Most people thought Mt. Pelee was dormant, so it was a surprise when it erupted in 1902. The volcano destroyed the city of St. Pierre and the only survivors were a man in a jail cell and another man living at the edge of town.

In Columbia, South America, Nevado del Ruiz erupted in 1985, melting the volcano’s ice cap and causing a mudslide that swept away the city of Armero.

 

March 4, 2016

Justin Bieber Trivia Quiz

Posted by at 1:13 am in Music, Trivia | Permalink

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How well do you know Justin Bieber?

  1. Which of these songs is NOT a Justin Bieber song? A) “Baby” B) “Boyfriend” C) “Love Me” D) “Hate Me”
  2. What has Justin Bieber been quoted as saying he suffers from? A) Claustrophobia B) Arachnophobia C) Fear of snakes D) Fear of floods
  3. Which of these superstar musicians was the first to sign Justin to a record deal? A) Jon Bon Jovi B) Usher C) Kanye West D) Rihanna
  4. Who was Justin’s girlfriend? A) Selena Gomez B) Miranda Cosgrove C) Miley Cyrus D) Demi Lovato
  5. Where is Justin from? A) America B) Switzerland C) Canada D) England
  6. What website was responsible for getting Justin noticed by talent managers? A) YouTube B) Facebook C) Twitter D) Snapchat
  7. Which of these record labels signed Justin first? A) Def Jam Records B) Universal C) Sony D) Justin Records
  8. True or False? Justin writes a lot of his own music?
  9. Which of these instruments does Justin play? A) Trumpet B) Piano C) Guitar D) Drums E) All of the above
  10. Which of these singers was in a bidding war with Usher to sign Justin when he was just twelve years old? A) Taylor Swift B) Bobby Brown C) Michael Jackson D) Justin Timberlake

Read on for the answers. Continue reading

February 15, 2016

Dog Breeds Trivia Quiz

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How well do you know dog breeds? Take the Dog Breeds Trivia Quiz to find out!

  1. Which dog breed has been nicknamed “hot dogs”? A) Dachshund B) Chihuahua C) Keeshond D) Labrador Retriever
  2. What kind of dog is Scooby-Doo? A) Saint Bernard B) Terrier C) Boxer D) Great Dane
  3. Which of these dogs would most likely NOT want to go swimming with you? A) French Bulldog B) Labrador Retriever C) Irish Water Spaniel D) Portuguese Water Dog
  4. If you’re allergic to dogs, which breed should you consider getting? A) Chow Chow B) English Setter C) German Shepherd D) Bichon Frise
  5. Which of these dogs does NOT have a reputation for being incredibly lazy? A) English Bulldog B) Greyhounds C) Border Collie D) Puggle
  6. Which dog breed most closely resembles a wolf? A) Chow Chow B) Siberian Husky C) Great Dane D) Great Pyrenees
  7. Which dog is likely to weigh the most when full-grown? A) Bullmastiff B) Boxer C) Australian Terrier D) French Bulldog
  8. Which of these is not true about a Shih Tzu? A) They make great lap dogs. B) They originated in China. C) Their hair often covers their eyes. D) On average, they grow more than 20 inches high.
  9. True or False? Golden Retrievers are known to be extremely loyal dogs?
  10. Which of these dogs would be an excellent watchdog? A) English Bulldog B) Newfoundland C) Poodle D) Boxer

Read on for the answers. . .  Continue reading

February 11, 2016

Leap Year Trivia Quiz

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Leap Year TriviaFebruary 29, 2016 is Leap Day!

Poor February 29th. It’s the only day of the year that gets added and then dropped. Every 4 years, we celebrate it; the years in between, we don’t. 2016 is a leap year so this year, February has 29 days instead of 28 days. We get an extra day, but next year, it’s back to 28 days in February. Crazy!

Leap days are added to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolution around the sun. It takes the Earth about 365.242199 days to circle the sun. Notice this is a little over 365. So if we didn’t add an extra day every 4 years, we’d lose some time. About 6 hours every year. After 100 years, our calendar would be off by 24 days!

Suspicious? You should be. Check out our Leap Year Trivia Quiz to investigate further.

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February 2, 2016

Super Bowl

Posted by at 1:54 am in Games, Trivia | Permalink

SuperbowlGet ready for the biggest football game of the year!

As you know, the Super Bowl is almost here. The 50th Super Bowl football game will be played on Sunday, February 7. The Denver Broncos will battle the Carolina Panthers, so I thought we could round up some of the best football facts and fun from the STACKS. Here are a few things for you to do to get ready for the big game.

  • Take this Super Bowl trivia quiz.
  • Play the Game Changers football game.
  • Get the latest football books from Scholastic.
  • Leave a Comment telling us which team you are rooting for in Super Bowl 50!
  • Or if you prefer animal sports, will you be watching the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark Channel, or Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet?

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Photos courtesy of Hallmark Channel and Animal Planet

December 30, 2015

Book Title Mashup

Posted by at 11:59 am in Reads, Trivia | Permalink

Book Title Mashup

PurpleFairy challenges you to a Book Title Mashup Quiz. Can you name the 2 books mashed up together in the following titles? If you need a hint, then click on the links.

  1. The 39 Rules for Girls
  2. The Hunger Amulet
  3. The Deathly Bone
  4. Captain Dumb Diary
  5. Grimmtastic Potter
  6. Geronimo Wonderstruck
  7. Wings of Whatever After
  8. How I Survived Mean Janine
  9. Charlotte’s Keepers
  10. Diary of Sisters

Leave your answers in the Comments and then go chat on the STACK Back Board!

November 3, 2015

Twins Trivia Quiz

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Double Dare! Take the Twins Trivia Quiz!

Mary Kate and Ashley, Fred and George, Liv and Maddie . . . these are just a few examples of famous twins. Did you know 32 out of 1000 people are twins? Are you one of the lucky 32? I always wondered what it would be like to have a twin. To share clothes, secrets, and a birthday, and basically have a built-in best friend . . . or partner in crime. . . for life!

If you’re a twin, know twins, or just want to test your knowledge, help yourself to a double serving of our Twins Trivia!

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Photo courtesy Warner Bros.

  1. TRUE or FALSE? Twins are always look identical to each other.
  2. TRUE or FALSE? The states with the highest rates of twins are Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.>
  3. Are twins with the exact same DNA called fraternal OR identical twins?
  4. The actors who play Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies are actual twins in real life. What are their real names?
  5. The world’s oldest living twins were Eli Shadrack and John Meshak Phipps born in 1803 in Virginia. How old did they live to be? A) 108 and 113. B) Both 101. C) 90 and 91.
  6. TRUE or FALSE? Identical twins have almost identical brainwave patterns. This can cause one twin to feel pain when the other one is injured.
  7. When they are born, twins usually weigh MORE or LESS than the average baby?
  8. Which famous athlete is a parent of twins? A) Peyton Manning. B) Stephen Curry. C) Tom Brady. D) Sidney Crosby.
  9. TRUE or FALSE? Having twins is hereditary.
  10. Fill in the blank. The Major League baseball team ___________ Twins!

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September 8, 2015

Pet Name Trivia Quiz

Posted by at 1:09 am in Trivia | Permalink

pet-name-triviaA-meow-zing Pet Name Trivia Quiz

What does a pet’s name say about it (or the human that loves it)? We investigated deep into the data of Rover.com and discovered that just like baby names, each year new pet names pop up in popularity. How sharp is your doggie sense? Take a nibble of some kibble, and check out our Pet Name Trivia Quiz!

  1. What was the #1 male dog name of 2014? A) Boo-Boo. B) Max. C) Spider-Man. D) Rocky.
  2. What was the #1 female cat name of 2014? A) Kitty. B) Miss Fluffy. C) Lily. D) Ursula.
  3. People are naming their dogs and cats after Star Wars characters! The following names are the most popular EXCEPT for: A) Chewbacca. B) Vader. C) Yoda. D) Darth Maul.
  4. Is it more likely for a DOG or CAT to have a “human” name (like Jack, Cooper, Callie, etc.)?
  5. TRUE or FALSE. Ariana Grande just named her new pup after Sirius Black from Harry Potter.
  6. For both cats and dogs the top “animal” name is: A) Bear. B) Snake. C) Moose. D) Alligator.

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