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I started this site as a study guide to help with my pub trivia knowledge. I didn't want the data to go out of date, so I linked to external sites, such as Wikipedia, Billboard, Boxofficemojo, et. al.

This simple collection of links worked well, but there were many things I was unable to remember no matter how often I tried, so I started to create mini trivia games. I took the generic lists, such as Presidents, Oscar Winners, and World Capitals, and created multiple-choice trivia games, similar to flashcards. The first iteration worked well so I started adding more features like notes along with the answers. After that, I started writing my own custom quizzes for the site. I've continued to build on the site over time, adding a scoring system which populates an arcade-style leaderboard, flashcard style trivia games, study mode games which show all of the questions on a single page to help you quickly brush up on a topic, and a blog so I can keep everyone in the loop as I add new quizzes and other features.

Feel free to use the site as much as you'd like to help your own trivia game. I'll do my best to keep it up-to-date and ad-free.

If you find an issue with the site, see something that needs a correction, or have something I should add, please shoot me an email (see the "Contact Us" link on the home page).

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Interesting Questions
January 13th, 2021

As you may have noticed, I am taking a break from writing trivia questions at the moment, but my local pub trivia began a 16-week tournament last night. I was invited to play, and here are some interesting questions from last night.
Click on the questions to see the answer.

Note: These questions are not my own and are shared for entertainment purposes only. Please do not reuse without permission from Sunset Trivia.

#1. Sports: Prior to joining the LA Galaxy, David Beckham played for what two well-known teams, one from 1992-2003 and the other from 2003-2007?
#2. Movies: Released in 2018, what is the first sequel of Denzel Washington's career?
#3. Biology: What large flippered marine mammal, which is distributed around the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere, is the only living species in the family Odobenidae and genus Odobenus?
#4. Culture: "Watch Me" is a 2014 memoir from what actress in which she discusses her 17 year relationship, which lasted from 1973 through 1990, with Jack Nicholson?
#5. Business: What three-letter company owns brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD, and Geoffrey Beene?
#6. TV: What HBO series has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series 9 nominations?
#7. Universities: Diane Sawyer, Madeleine Albright, and Hillary Clinton are all alumni of what Massachusetts based private women's liberal arts college, an original Seven Sisters?
#8. Geography: Lake Albert, Lake Edward, and Lake George all border what African nation?

Trivia Book, Volume 3, On Sale!
November 24th, 2020

My latest book is for sale on Amazon. Feel free to pick one up as a Christmas gift for all of your family and friendy. 😉
New Feature & New Quizzes
November 19th, 2020

Back to a long gap between posts. 😥

I've continued posting weekly trivia games, which hopefully everyone knows about. The new quizzes are listed below.

I also added a fun little feature this morning. The other night on "This is Us" I watched Randall and Kevin study using color coded flash cards. This sounded like a good idea, so I added it to the site. Basically every question/answer in "Flash Card Mode" will always appear in the same color. Play these games enough and some color-connection should form in your brain.
If you find the colors annoying let me know and I'll remove them.

🏛 US Landmarks 🗽
🌏 Map - Oceania
🏛️ Presidential Births 🏛️
🥊️ Boxing 🥊️
🌎 Map - World Cities 🌍🌏
📚 Novel's First Lines 📚
📚 Fantasy Novels 📚

New Study Quizzes
October 1st, 2020

This time I've only waited two weeks between posts, but I've created a bunch of new quizzes in the past few weeks so it's time for an update. Enjoy!

🍔🌭 Food Trademarks 🌮🍨
🧀 Cheese 🧀
🥣 Cereal 🥣
🎶 Rolling Stone's Top Albums of All-Time 🎶
📺 TV Show Settings 📺
🌎 Caribbean Map 🌎

General Updates
September 15th, 2020

It's been two months since my last post. Obviously I'm slacking keeping this blog up-to-date. Lately, I've been sending out updates in emails. If you play my live competitive games and submit with an email address you'll get regular updates in your inbox.
I've also been posting updates on the Facbook page, Twitter feeds, and on Patreon. Please keep an eye on them.

Here are the new study guides I've added since my last post.

📚 Pulitzer Prize Winners 📚
👩‍🎓 College Locations 👨‍🎓
🏈 NCAA Rivalries 🏈
🏢 Corporate Scandals 💰
📚 Jane Austen 📚

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In addition to all of the links available under the "Study Guides" link, this site contains five different styles of study material available under the "Trivia Games" link:

Full Game: These are multiple-choice quizzes with four possible answer choices that include all questions in a given set.

20Q Game: These are similar to full games, but for quizzes larger than 20 questions it will randomly select 20 questions from within the set. This is a quick way to get in some studying of a topic.

Note: Most targetted quizzes will repeat answers in "Full Game" mode. The purpose of this site is to "Study", so this is meant to help reinforce trivia that you get wrong. Questions in 20Q mode will not repeat, nor will they in custom question quizzes.

Flash Card Game: This is an even quicker way to study a topic and without any hints from multiple-choice options. It presents the questions and gives you the option to click either the question itself or a button at the bottom of the screen to display the answer. Once the answer is showing, you can either click it to advance to the next question or click a button at the bottom of the screen. I like to keep my mouse mid-screen and keep clicking to quickly cycle through these questions. They will appear in a random order and all questions in a given set will be displayed before they recycle.

Study Mode Game: This is probably the fastest way to skim a topic. It will display all questions on one page, and you can click each question to reveal the answer (or click a button at the top of the page to show all answers). Once the answer is showing you can click it for detailed information about the answer (if available), then click it (or the popup) to hide this information.
The questions in "Study Mode" are presented in random order, so they will be in a different order every time you "Study".


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I'd like to give thinks to many people who helped me with this site, either directly or indirectly.

Thanks to the Trivial Warfare team for putting out your various podcasts which helped me realize that there’s more to trivia than just Jeopardy!. If it wasn’t for you none of this would exist. More information about Trivial Warfare, and other podcasts from the Oakes Media Group, can be found at

Thanks to Sunset Trivia in San Diego for putting on a great Pub Trivia game which I look forward to every week. These games often give me inspiration to add new study information to the site, typically after I miss a question which reveals a hole in my knowledge. I’ve been watching online and am looking forward to getting back out to live games in 2021.

Thanks to everyone who looked over this book and gave me feedback and/or a quote for the back cover: Nikki Bates, Jeremy Cahnmann, Dan Felsenheld, Anneke Garcia, Scott Gibson, Howard Groopman, JJ Harris, Jonathan Oakes, Dustin Resch, Josh Saak, Jeffrey Seguritan, Wesley Wells, and Dianna Zethner.

Thanks to Dustin Resch for help with the cover of my books.

And last but not least, thanks to my amazing wife, Dianna Zethner, who deals with me spending large portions of my free time working on either the website or my books. In 2020, you even proofread every question I wrote. Words cannot express how much you mean to me, and if they did, I’d ask you to proofread them. THANK YOU!