In what year did the USSR dissolve?

1989
Too early! Though the Berlin Wall did fall that year.
1992
No… Try again! Too late…
2001
incorrect
1999
Nope

Which country’s submission won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest?

Israel
Austria
Oops!
Sweden
No… They’ve won enough times. 😉
Cyprus
Not this year.
Hungary
Nope, but they did have the sole heavy metal song in the finals!

In which West Virginia town did abolitionist John Brown initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal?

Harper’s Ferry
🙂 You’re right! Of interest is that Frederick Douglass declined to join the raid at Harper’s Ferry.
Charleston
Oops — try again!
Beckley
Nope, give it another shot!
Morgantown
Guess again!
Huntington
Sorry, want to pick another?

The Second Temple of which ancient city was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE?

Jerusalem
🙂 You’re right! The Second Temple was the Jewish Holy Temple.
Babylon
Oops — try again!
Alexandria
Nope, give it another shot!
Ephesus
Guess again!
Memphis
Sorry, want to pick another?

Which European city is shown in this picture?

Oktoberfest

Munich
🙂 You’re right! Shown is the Oktoberfest, a folk festival held annually in Munich.
Stockholm
Oops — try again!
Frankfurt
Nope, give it another shot!
Hamburg
Guess again!
Copenhagen
Sorry, want to pick another?

The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft — it flew in Kill Devil Hills on the coast of what US state in 1903?

North Carolina
🙂 Correct! The Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer four times on December 17, 1903.
Ohio
Try again. The Wright Brothers were from Ohio, but their flight experiments took place in North Carolina.
Virginia
Look south…
South Carolina
Wrong Carolina…
Georgia
Look north…

Which country’s Olympic committee and government representatives were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea?

Russia
🙂 That’s right, due to a doping controversy; though some selected Russian athletes were allowed to compete under the Olympic flag as an “Olympic Athlete from Russia”.
United States
Oops — try again!
South Africa
Nope, give it another shot!
China
Guess again!
North Korea
Sorry, want to pick another?

The team from this Caribbean island nation off the northeast coast of Venezuela beat the United States’ team in a soccer/football qualifier match in 2017 to prevent the US from reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Trinidad and Tobago
🙂 You’re right! Trinidad and Tobago is the southernmost nation in the Caribbean. Their team beat the US team 2-1.
Barbados
Oops — try again!
Dominica
Nope, give it another shot!
Grenada
Guess again!
Martinique
Sorry, want to pick another?

What Russian Black Sea city hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics? (Answers are in Cyrillic script)

Сочи
🙂 Correct! Sochi hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Анапа
Oops — try again! (Anapa)
Москва
Nope, give it another shot! (Moscow)
Саратов
Guess again! (Saratov)
Самара
Sorry, want to pick another? (Samara)

The Nobel Banquet is held annually in City Hall (Stadshuset) in which city?

Stadshuset (City Hall)
Stadshuset (City Hall)
Stockholm
🙂 Correct! The Nobel Banquet is held December 10 every year in the Blue Hall of Stockholm’s City Hall. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually in Oslo Norway.
Oslo
No, but the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo.
London
Nope, give it another shot!
Helsinki
Guess again!
Copenhagen
Sorry, want to pick another?