Seymour Trivia 2018
The rules are simple:
- Select a charismatic trivia host who will read and reveal answers to the players. You can play in teams or as individuals.
- Moving clockwise, each team or individual gets to choose a category and the host will read a question from that category aloud. There are 10 categories of 10 questions each. Each question can only be asked once. The host will need to keep track of this by marking which ones have been asked. For each correctly answered question, the team or individual is awarded one point. The first to accumulate 15 points wins the game!
- All answers are final. There is only one question per turn. No question can be skipped. No electronic aids are to be used. (As a suggestion, the host can gather all the players’ cell phones and tablets until the game is finished.)
Categories: Toronto, Global Politics, Business & Economics, Sports, Entertainment, Science & Technology, Arts & Culture, Geography, General Knowledge and Toronto Real Estate.
Toronto is the origin of the longest road in the world. What is the name of the road?
Answer: Yonge Street
What ethnicity in Toronto is the largest one outside of its original country?
Located close to Lake Ontario in the West part of Toronto is one of Canada's oldest surviving forts. What is the name of this historic landmark?
Answer: Fort York
What is the name of the play that has been performed more times than any other play in one location in North American history and has been playing for more years in one location than in any other show in North America?
Answer: The Mousetrap
What was the main use of the location known as Toronto when it was first settled by Europeans?
Answer: A French fort
The United Nations declared the city of Toronto as what?
Answer: The most ethnically diverse place in the world
Toronto is located along the shoreline of which Great Lake?
Answer: Lake Ontario
What is the name of Toronto's super-skyscraper?
Answer: CN Tower
Where should you go to find the Hot & Spicy Food Festival?
Which of these west-end Toronto parks is car-free on Sundays?
Answer: High Park
Russia impounded three naval vessels and detained 24 sailors near the Kerch Strait, in a sharp escalation of a years-long dispute with which country?
Which media organization sued the Trump administration, citing violations of the First and Fifth Amendments?
A Saudi-led coalition has escalated airstrikes in the past week against rebels in which country, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral into famine?
A Facebook executive said that the company had failed to prevent its platform from being used to “foment division and incite offline violence,” citing a human rights report commissioned by the company. Which country was the focus of the report?
New rules have led to a shortage in Canada of which product?
No survivors have been found after a jetliner carrying 189 people crashed in Indonesia shortly after takeoff. Investigators have been puzzled because the crash took place in broad daylight and good weather, and involved a new plane. The plane belonged to which airline?
Answer: Lion Air
In a visit to Moscow last month, the U.S. national security adviser, John Bolton, signalled the Trump administration’s intention to withdraw from a Soviet-era nuclear pact despite Russian objections. The agreement, called the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, was signed by which two leaders?
Answer: Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev
Fleeing poverty and violence, a group of thousands of migrants from Central America has been making its way through Mexico toward the U.S. border. The caravan originated in which country?
Cyril Ramaphose became the new President of which country?
Answer: South Africa
In November, New Caledonia held an independence referendum at which a majority voted against independence. Which country were they voting to become independent from?
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Which country currently has the highest rate of price inflation in the world?
Which company was founded on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California and passed 100 million subscribers globally in 2017?
Which car-sharing company will be the first to receive a permit under the City of Toronto’s new free-floating car-share pilot program?
Which Ottawa-based e-commerce company plans to invest up to $500 million for a downtown Toronto development?
Which company will be moving its Canada headquarters to a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown Toronto in Fall 2020 with a massive 132,000 square-foot space that takes over four floors of CIBC Square?
Which country has overtaken US to become second largest smartphone market in the July-September 2018 quarter?
Which German auto manufacturer has just unveiled its challenge to the Tesla Model S electric car?
Which country is reported to lose $6 billion in revenues from a 2011 oil deal with Shell and Eni?
Which company paid $1 billion for a new office park in Mountain View, California and has now spent almost $3 billion on property in Silicon Valley over the last two years?
Which sports figure holds the record for appearing the most times on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
Answer: Michael Jordan, he has been on the cover 47 times.
Which NHL team was once called the St. Patrick?
Answer: The Toronto Maple Leafs
What sport awards the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?
Answer: Basketball, it is awarded to the most valuable player
How many panels make up a soccer ball?
Which sport has the largest number of participants in the world?
What edible substance was found in golf balls?
Tyson Fury is hoping to become a world champion for the second time on Saturday night. Which boxer reigned as a heavyweight world champion in three different decades?
Answer: Vitali Klitschko
What was the first sport to have a world championship?
Who was crowned champion of the 2018 MotoGP?
Answer: Marc Marquez
Which country hosted the 2018 Winter Olympic Games?
Answer: South Korea
The Russo brothers Anthony and Joseph are best known for directing which 2018 Marvel box office hit?
Answer: Infinity War
What disc won the album of the year award at the Grammys?
Answer: “24K Magic” (Bruno Mars)
Which actor played Freddie Mercury in the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody?
Answer: Rami Malek
What is the name of the musical producer who was fined $750,000 to settle a digital coin scandal?
Answer: DJ Khaled
Tom Hardy plays investigative journalist Eddie Brock in which Marvel Comics superhero film released in October 2018?
Which 2018 film directed by Jon M Chu is based on a novel by Kevin Kwan and features a majority Asian American cast?
Answer: Crazy Rich Asians
Which 2018 comedy sees high school drop out Teddy Walker, played by Kevin Hart attempt to achieve his General Equivalency Diploma?
Answer: Night School
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter will all star in an all-female spin-off of which Steven Soderbergh trilogy?
Answer: Oceans Trilogy (Ocean's 8)
Which 2018 horror film is a spinoff from 2016's The Conjuring 2?
Answer: The Nun
Which film won the most awards in this year's Oscars?
Answer: The Shape of Water
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Which country successfully launched its second earth observation satellite named Mohammed VI-B on board of Arianespace Vega rocket from launch pad at Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana in South America?
Who is the British tech billionaire charged with fraud over the sale of his company Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard?
Answer: Mike Lynch
Genius bars are tech support stations located on the retail stores of which company?
Answer: Apple Computers
Which technology was used to enter words by sliding fingers on the letters without lifting it, on touchscreen devices?
What is the name of a storage company started by Vivian Singh, Anshuman Gupta that starts with the name of an element on period table and has products like Memory Modules (DDR1, DDR2, DDR3), micro SD and flash Cards, Solid State Drives and USB Flash Drives?
Linus Torvalds is best known for creating which open-source computer operating system?
Quicksilver in the old common name for which element?
Travis Kalanick is the founder of which transportation company that has revolutionised travel in cities across the world?
Marine worms Abyssarya acus and Hodor hodor were named after which Game of Thrones characters?
Answer: Arya Stark and Hodor
What is the world's largest neuromorphic computer which has a million processing cores and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain and was recently activated at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom?
ARTS & CULTURE
Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Answer: Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel between 1508 and 1512.
The soundtrack to which Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron film spent weeks at the top of the British Album charts in early 2018?
Answer: The Greatest Showman
With which US rapper did Ed Sheeran provide guest vocals for to briefly score a UK number one in January 2018?
Which female vocalist performed 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at the 2018 NFL Superbowl?
What is the name of the SpongeBob SquarePants creator who died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS?
Answer: Stephen Hillenburg
Who won the 2018 Sobey Art Award?
Answer: Kapwani Kiwanga
Spotify has changed the way millennials listen to music, but which millennial holds the current record for the most streamed song on the platform?
Answer: Ed Sheeran’s single “Shape of You” has been streamed more than 1.4bn times.
The internet means that pop culture is far more globalised than ever before. Which Latino artist/s saw their music video become the first video in YouTube history to reach 4bn views?
Answer: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Their song “Despacito” achieved that milestone in just 272 days. To date, it’s been played over 5bn times.
What was the nickname of the Peanuts comic strip’s creator, Charles Schulz?
Answer: When he was a child, Charles Schulz was given the nickname “Sparky” by his uncle.
Benedict Cumberbatch and fellow British actor Eddie Redmayne have both played which real-life figure?
Answer: Cumberbatch played the young Stephen Hawking in an eponymous 2004 TV movie, and Redmayne played him 10 years later in the feature film The Theory of Everything (and beat Cumberbatch to the 2015 Oscar for best actor for his performance).
In which country is the world’s highest waterfall?
Which lake holds by far the largest volume of water in the UK?
Answer: Loch Ness
Ferdinand de Lesseps was responsible for which engineering feat?
Answer: The Suez Canal
What is the only country through which both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn pass?
Which two countries are joined by the Bridge of No Return?
Answer: North Korea and South Korea
Which American state has the most earthquakes?
Answer: Alaska lies along many active fault zones. It sees a magnitude 7 earthquake almost every year.
In what nation can the magnetic North Pole be found?
Answer: The magnetic North Pole is in Canada. This is the spot to which compasses point north.
What is the largest steel arch bridge in the world?
Answer: The Sydney Harbor Bridge, in Sydney, Australia, was built in 1932. It is the world’s largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge, with the top of the bridge standing 440 feet (134 meters) above the water.
What was the name of the supercontinent of 200 million years ago?
Answer: The seven continents of today were once joined together as a supercontinent called Pangaea. It began to break apart about 200 million years ago.
Where is the world’s highest annual average rainfall?
Answer: The world’s record for average annual rainfall belongs to Mt. Waialeale, Hawaii, where it averages about 450 inches (1,140 centimeters) per year.
Which is the largest consumer country of gold?
Which scientist got a record of patents for his discoveries?
Answer: Thomas Alva Edison.
Which country has the world’s one-fourth oil reserve?
Answer: Saudi Arabia
Triple Therapy drug cocktail’ is a medicine to this disease. Which disease?
Which country is known as Hermit Kingdom?
Name the official residence of French President.
Answer: Elysee Palace.
The first computer graphics used movie is:
Answer: TRON (1982).
The phrase 'Eddie Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddie' is a Mnemonic for helping to remember how to play which instrument?
Answer: Guitar (string names)
Which Formula 1 racing team is known as "The Prancing Horse"?
Cinemas open in Saudi Arabia for the first time since 1983, but what was the first film to be shown?
Answer: Black Panther
TORONTO REAL ESTATE
According to the city, how much do you have to pay for a monthly rental for a one bedroom in the GTA in 2018?
Who were the newlywed celebrities who recently moved to their new 9,000 square foot home on the lake in Waterloo?
Answer: Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin)
The Bank of Canada (BoC) has hiked its Overnight Lending Rate — the benchmark used by Canada’s big banks to set their own pricing — by a quarter of a per cent, to how many percent?
Which city takes the top spot on the list as Canada’s most attractive city for millennials in 2018?
Answer: Quebec City
Vancouver’s “hottest nerd bar,” Storm Crow Manor, is now open in Toronto. Where is it located?
Answer: Corner of Church and Wellesley
According to Zoocasa, which city is the top market for buyers in Ontario in terms of Sales-to-new-listings ratio (SNLR)?
Answer: Barrie Region
Which city is the top market for sellers in Ontario with an average home price of $561,295?
How many percent did the rent increased in Toronto in the third quarter of 2018?
In the fall of 2022, the Financial District will be adding another tower to the Toronto skyline with a 46-storey office building on which street?
Answer: Front Street
Who should you call when you decide to find a new home or sell your current one?
Answer: Jethro Seymour, Broker of Record, Seymour Real Estate Inc., Brokerage, (416)-712-0767
Jethro Seymour, one of the Top Toronto Brokers at Royal LePage RES Ltd., Johnston & Daniel Division .
Jethro is a midtown Toronto residential specialist with over 20 years of sales experience in real estate, marketing, construction and publishing. He has helped many families find homes in Toronto’s great neighbourhoods, and has extensive knowledge of local markets, new home construction, resale home sales, and the condo market. Living in midtown Toronto, Jethro previews many of the homes that come to market for his clients and inventory knowledge. Jethro specializes in Midtown, Davisville Village and Leaside neighbourhoods.