Welcome to our ultimate college trivia challenge! Whether you’re a seasoned academic or just a trivia enthusiast, this list promises to test your knowledge across a broad range of subjects — from science and math to literature and history. Compiled with the intellectually curious in mind, these 50 questions are designed to engage, challenge, and perhaps even stump you. So grab a pen, gather some friends, or simply test yourself. How many can you answer correctly?
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1. What is the derivative of sin(x)? Reveal Answer cos(x) 2. Who formulated the theory of general relativity? Reveal Answer Albert Einstein 3. Who wrote ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’? Reveal Answer Gabriel García Márquez 4. What is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana? Reveal Answer THC 5. What is the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere? Reveal Answer Nitrogen 6. What is the capital of Belarus? Reveal Answer Minsk 7. What is the powerhouse of the cell? Reveal Answer Mitochondria 8. What does the ‘P’ stand for in OOP? Reveal Answer Programming 9. What is the highest-grossing film of all time, unadjusted for inflation? Reveal Answer Avatar 10. What is the pH level of pure water? Reveal Answer 7 11. What are the four bases of DNA? Reveal Answer Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine, Thymine 12. Who wrote ‘The Republic’? Reveal Answer Plato 13. What is the derivative of ln(x)? Reveal Answer 1/x 14. Which country has the largest land area? Reveal Answer Russia 15. What is the SI unit of electric current? Reveal Answer Ampere 16. What is the first element on the periodic table? Reveal Answer Hydrogen 17. Which philosopher coined the phrase ‘I think, therefore I am’? Reveal Answer René Descartes 18. What is the study of the structure and function of the nervous system? Reveal Answer Neuroscience 19. What is the currency of Switzerland? Reveal Answer Swiss Franc 20. Which artist painted ‘Starry Night’? Reveal Answer Vincent van Gogh 21. Which planet is known as the ‘Red Planet’? Reveal Answer Mars 22. What is the chemical formula for water? Reveal Answer H2O 23. What is the square root of -1? Reveal Answer i Reveal Answer Leo Tolstoy 25. What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Reveal Answer It’s impossible to simultaneously know the exact position and momentum of a particle 26. What does CPU stand for? Reveal Answer Central Processing Unit 27. What is the primary language spoken in Argentina? Reveal Answer Spanish 28. Who developed the first polio vaccine? Reveal Answer Jonas Salk 29. What does LASER stand for? Reveal Answer Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation 30. Who wrote ‘The Canterbury Tales’? Reveal Answer Geoffrey Chaucer 31. What is the sum of angles in a triangle? Reveal Answer 180 degrees 32. Who is credited with the invention of calculus? Reveal Answer Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 33. What is the atomic number of carbon? Reveal Answer 6 34. What is the derivative of e^x? Reveal Answer e^x 35. Which war was fought between 1914 and 1918? Reveal Answer World War I Reveal Answer Miguel de Cervantes 37. Which famous equation relates mass to energy? Reveal Answer E=mc^2 38. What is the study of fungi called? Reveal Answer Mycology Reveal Answer Aldous Huxley 40. Which planet is known for its Great Red Spot? Reveal Answer Jupiter 41. What is the currency of Sweden? Reveal Answer Swedish Krona 42. What is the boiling point of water at sea level in Celsius? Reveal Answer 100 Reveal Answer Adam Smith 44. Which amino acid is coded by the start codon AUG? Reveal Answer Methionine 45. Who is known for the phrase ‘Cogito, ergo sum’? Reveal Answer René Descartes 46. What is the symbol for the element Mercury? Reveal Answer Hg 47. What is the smallest prime number? Reveal Answer 2 48. Who discovered penicillin? Reveal Answer Alexander Fleming 49. Which neurotransmitter is associated with pleasure and reward? Reveal Answer Dopamine 50. What does the Scoville scale measure? Reveal Answer Spiciness of peppers