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What are some easy trivia questions and answers?

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Some easy trivia questions and answers are those based on well-known facts and basic information considered common knowledge; in other words, information that's taught early, reinforced often, and rarely unknown or forgotten by the average person; for example, "Who was the first U.S. president?" Many people likely know that the answer is "George Washington." Another basic question: "What does the acronym 'FBI' stand for?" The correct response is "Federal Bureau of Investigation."

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Other easy trivia questions are those using frequently repeated phrases, mottoes or sayings that are planted in the public consciousness; for example, "An apple a day prevents visits from whom?" The correct answer is "The doctor."

Pop culture is a plentiful resource with seemingly endless numbers of slogans, catch-phrases, tag lines and movie quotes. Many could field relatively easy TV-related questions such as, "What show coined the memorable exclamation, 'Bazinga'?" or, "Who lived in a 'van down by the river'?" The respective responses are "The Big Bang Theory" and Chris Farley's Matt Foley character from "Saturday Night Live."

A sample question using a well-known movie-related phrase is, "Who concluded his Oscar acceptance speech with the phrase, 'I'm king of the world'?" It was "Titanic" director James Cameron. Another relatively easy possibility: "Beginning in 1989, what phrase replaced 'And the winner is' on the Academy Awards?" The new, more sensitive phrase is, "And the Oscar goes to..."

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