The Shield’s Trivia Challenge

How many of these questions can you answer correctly?


James Kelleher, Staff Writer

Whether it is your family watching Jeopardy at 7 pm, or downloading the Trivia Crack app on your phone, answering challenging questions is something that many people enjoy.

Led by freshman James Kelleher, The Shield will provide you with some fun questions to answer each week to test your knowledge. Here is my first installment.

This week trivia:


What is the only letter not to appear as part of an atomic symbol on the Periodic Table of Elements?

  1. Y 
  2. J
  3. U
  4. X

What color is the dark side of the moon?

  1. Gray
  2. Black
  3. Turquoise 
  4. Red


The Crimean Peninsula is surrounded by what sea?

  1. Black Sea 
  2. Mediterranean Sea 
  3. Red Sea
  4. Caribbean Sea

Which country is not landlocked?

  1. Albania
  2. Afghanistan 
  3. Burkina Faso
  4. Paraguay 


 Which was not a name proposed for Canada in 1867?

  1. Cabotia
  2. Superior
  3. Tuponia
  4. Alberta

In 2011, the United Nations declared this a basic human right?

  1. The internet
  2. The telegraph 
  3. Water
  4. Retirement pensions 


Besides the United States, how many countries use the dollar as their official currency?

  1. 0
  2. 3
  3. 7
  4. 132

Who is on the United States $100,000 bill?

  1. Woodrow Wilson
  2. Herbert Hoover
  3. Theodore Roosevelt 
  4. Dwight Eisenhower 


What country singer once lost a look-alike contest to a drag performer?

  1. Loretta Lynn
  2. Dolly Parton
  3. Reba McEntire
  4. Patsy Cline

What Canadian singer owns a golf course?

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Michael Búble
  3. Neil Young
  4. Celine Dion

Next week’s trivia topics are:

Movies and Television 

Literature and Theatre


Food and Drinks


Thank you for reading. Answers will be released next week.