Trivia Answers

Apr 19, 2018

Trivia Answers - May 2018

Digital Privacy

1. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides expanded and new rights for EU individuals such as the right of ________, sometimes called the “right to be forgotten.”

a)    Restriction

b)    Notification

c)     Deletion


2. Facebook’s practice of tracking, collecting and storing users’ internet surfing data (even when they are not logged in) is a violation of European privacy law because Facebook did not have user _____.

a)    Consent

b)    Portability

c)     Opt-in


3. The European Union’s GDPR replaces the _________ of 1995 under which each of the 28 EU member countries operate their own interpretation of this law.

a)    Electronic Communications Privacy Act

b)    Data Protection Directive

c)     Privacy Regulation Proclamation


4. This November, California voters will vote on a ballot measure called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which gives Californians certain privacy rights, including:

a)    Right to say no to sale of personal information

b)    Right to Know What Personal Information is being collected

c)     Right to know whether personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom

d)    All of the above


Trade War


1. In a trade war, the involved countries often resort to an increased number of protectionist policies. This causes both nations to move toward a position of _____ or self-sufficiency.

a) Absolute advantage

b) Closed economy

c) Autarky


2. Which international organization is now responsible for developing and maintaining the system of international trade rules and dealing with trade disputes?

a) International Monetary Fund

b) World Trade Organization

c) The World Bank


3. What is the name of the ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West and was established during the Han Dynasty of China?

a) Silk Road

b) East West Corridor

c) Persian Royal Road


4. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, trade expansion benefits U.S. families and businesses by:

a) Supporting more jobs in our export sectors

b) Expanding the variety of products available to purchase

c) Encouraging investment and more rapid economic growth

d) All of the above


5. The official name of China’s currency or money is the yuan, which means the people’s currency. The renminbi is a unit of the currency.

a) True

b) False

Mar 21, 2018

Trivia Answers for April 2018 SGAP


1. The top three countries with the highest number of armed civilians are:

a)   United States, Yemen, Switzerland

b)   United States, Canada, Iraq

c)   United States, Serbia, Saudi Arabia


2. A semi-automatic firearm fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled while a fully automatic firearm fires multiple bullets with a single pull of the trigger.

a)    True

b)    False


3. According to the FBI’s “Expanded Homicide Data Table” for 2016, roughly 16,459 murders were committed in the U.S. in 2016. Of these, ___ were committed with firearms.

a)    64%

b)    73%

c)    85%


4. What are the three main types of firearms?

a)    Semi-automatics, pistols and rifles

b)    Pistols, handguns and shotguns

c)    Handguns, rifles and shotguns


5. According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report,” dated Feb. 3, 2016, handguns comprised 62% of all new guns sold to civilians and law enforcement in 2014.

a)    True

b)    False



1. In a November 2017 report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that states and municipalities could gain ___________ in annual revenue if they could require online retailers to collect sales tax. 

a)   Between $500 million and $1 billion

b)   Between $1 and $4 billion

c)   Between $8 and $13 billion


2. Forty-six of the 50 states have a statewide sales tax.

a)   True 

b)   False


3. During the past three Congresses — including the 113th Congress (2013-2014), 114th Congress (2015-2016) and 115th Congress (2017-2018) — four internet sales tax bills were proposed. Which bill was approved by the Senate but not the House?

         a)   Marketplace Fairness Act 

         b)   Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017 

         c)   Online Sales Simplification Act 

         d)   No Regulation Without Representation Act 


4. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 accounted for _____ of total retail sales. 

         a)   10.5% 

         b)   21%

         c)   29.4%


5. The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement was created by the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures in the fall of 1999 to simplify sales tax collection.

a)    True

b)    False

Feb 16, 2018

Trivia Answers for March 2018

Offshore Drilling 1. The U.S. border is actually _________miles away from the coastline. This area around the country is called the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Jan 17, 2018

Trivia & Quiz Answers – February 2018

Net Neutrality 1. Appointed by President Donald Trump, ____is the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman who supported the repeal of the net neutrality rules. a. Betsy DeVos b. Ajit Pai c. Jeff Sessions 2. According to the U.S. Internet Association, internet service provider investment showed no decline as a result of the net neutrality rules established in 2015. a. True b. False

Nov 08, 2017

Trivia & Quiz Answers - December 2017

Charter Schools 1. Which state passed the first laws allowing charter schools in what year?

Oct 18, 2017

Trivia Answers – November 2017 Newsletter

North Korea  

Sep 20, 2017

Trivia Answers – October 2017 Newsletter

War in Afghanistan 1. Since 2002, Congress has appropriated more than ____ for Afghanistan’s reconstruction, representing the largest expenditure to rebuild a country in the United States’ history.

Aug 10, 2017

Trivia Answers - September 2017 Newsletter

Dreamer Immigrants 1. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released data that showed more than ____ Dreamer immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created.

Apr 20, 2017

Trivia Answers – May 2017 Newsletter

SYRIAN MISSILE STRIKES 1. During the U.S. missile strike, 59 _____ cruise missiles were launched from the guided-missile destroyers USS Ross and Porter in the eastern Mediterranean.

Mar 20, 2017

Trivia Answers – April 2017 Newsletter

1. According to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, does the President have the sole power to negotiate and sign a treaty? a.   Yes b.   No, the President must have the advice and consent of two-thirds of the Senate. c.   No, both the House and Senate must approve.

Feb 20, 2017

Trivia Answers – March 2017 Issue

Sanctuary Cities 1.  Which states have the largest populations of unauthorized immigrants?

Jan 19, 2017

Trivia Answers – February 2017 Issue

Charter Schools 1.  Which state passed the first laws allowing charter schools in what year?

Nov 22, 2016

Trivia Answers – December 2016 Issue

Vaccines 1. Polio was eliminated in the U.S. by 1979, due to vaccination efforts.

Oct 20, 2016

Trivia Answers - November 2016 Issue

Greater Sage-Grouse  1. According to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, at one time the greater sage-grouse population numbered in the millions, but is estimated to have dwindled to between ______ to _______ birds range-wide.

Sep 21, 2016

Trivia Answers – October 2016 Election Issue

Electoral College

Aug 18, 2016

Trivia Answers - September 2016

Net Neutrality 1. Which U.S. Senator called net neutrality “the First Amendment issue of our time,” referring to the right to free speech guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution? a. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) b. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) c. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) d. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

Apr 13, 2016

Trivia Answers – May/June 2016

Mar 22, 2016

Trivia Answers - April 2016

Apple v. FBI 1. Which of the following technology leaders have publicly supported Apple’s position? a. Sundar Pichai – Google CEO b. Bill Gates – Microsoft Co-Founder c. Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook CEO d. A and C e. All of the Above

Feb 26, 2016

Trivia Answers - March 2016

Presidential Authority

Jan 22, 2016

Trivia and Resources - Feb. 2016


Nov 30, 2015

November/December 2015 Trivia and Resources

Student Loan Debt

Nov 03, 2015

October 2015 Trivia and Insights

Minimum Wage Issue

Oct 06, 2015

September 2015 Trivia and Insights

Restore the Oath of Allegiance Act:

Sep 15, 2015

August 2015 Trivia

May 06, 2015

May 2015 Trivia

Mar 04, 2015

February 2015 Trivia

Nov 20, 2014

November 2014 Trivia

Q. Who was the first Republican president to be elected?

Oct 10, 2014

October 2014 Trivia

Trivia Answers October, 2014 1. Lewis & Clark: (National Archives) In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson guided a splendid piece of foreign diplomacy through the U.S. Senate: the purchase of Louisiana territory from France. After the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was made, Jefferson initiated an exploration of the newly purchased land and the territory beyond the "great rock mountains" in the West. Jefferson chose his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, an intelligent and literate man who also possessed skills as a frontiersman. Lewis in turn solicited the help of William Clark, whose abilities as draftsman and frontiersman were even stronger. Lewis so respected Clark that he made him a co-commanding captain of the Expedition, even though Clark was never recognized as such by the government. Together they collected a diverse military Corps of Discovery that would be able to undertake a two-year journey to the great ocean. (From the National Archives) 2. A sudden thunderstorm, called a tornado by some: (Public Broadcasting System)  While historians and meteorologists can’t quite commit to whether D.C. experienced a serendipitous hurricane, tornado, tropical storm, or severe thunderstorm, they all agree that the weather turned quite nasty on the redcoats. According to one British account of the day the White House burned: Of the prodigious force of the wind it is impossible for you to form any conception. Roofs of houses were torn off by it, and whisked into the air like sheets of paper; while the rain which accompanied it resembled the rushing of a mighty cataract rather than the dropping of a shower. The darkness was as great as if the sun had long set and the last remains of twilight had come on, occasionally relieved by flashes of vivid lightning streaming through it; which, together with the noise of the wind and the thunder, the crash of falling buildings, and the tearing of roofs as they were stript from the walls, produced the most appalling effect I ever have, and probably ever shall, witness. This lasted for nearly two hours without intermission, during which time many of the houses spared by us were blown down and thirty of our men, besides several of the inhabitants, buried beneath their ruins. Our column was as completely dispersed as if it had received a total defeat, some of the men flying for shelter behind walls and buildings and others falling flat upon the ground to prevent themselves from being carried away by the tempest… 3. A potato famine: (National Archives) Between 1845 and 1850, a devastating fungus destroyed Ireland's potato crop. During these years, starvation and related diseases claimed as many as a million lives, while perhaps twice that number of Irish immigrated — 500,000 of them to the United States, where they accounted for more than half of all immigrants in the 1840s. Between 1820 and 1975, 4.7 million Irish settled in America. In 2002, more than 34 million Americans considered themselves to be of Irish ancestry, making Irish Americans the country's second-largest ethnic group.

Sep 09, 2014

September Trivia

Trivia During the Civil War, no flag became a more popular symbol of Union loyalty than the worn and imperiled standard belonging to 19th-century sea captain William Driver. His defiant flying of it—from his Nashville, Tennessee, household during the midst of the conflict— made national news. 1. One of our nation's most treasured relics is Old Glory. What is it? During the Civil War, no flag became a more popular symbol of Union loyalty than the worn and imperiled standard belonging to 19th-century sea captain William Driver. His defiant flying of it—from his Nashville, Tennessee, household during the midst of the conflict— made national news. 2. What is it? Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892. 3. Presidents Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays are now officially celebrated as one federal holiday called "Presidents' Day." When is it? President’s Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated every year on the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and also all the Presidents of the country. 4. In the patriotic song, what did Yankee Doodle call the feather in his hat? Here are the words to the patriotic song: Yankee Doodle went to town Riding on a pony; He stuck a feather in his hat, And called it macaroni 5. Why were there 13 stars on the first flag? The first official national flag, was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. It contained 13 stars, representing the original 13 colonies. 6. The Great Seal of the United States is a bald eagle. What two items does it hold in its claws? In one claw is an olive branch, while the other holds a bundle of thirteen arrows. The olive branch and arrows “denote the power of peace and war.”  

Aug 28, 2014

Trivia Answers - May 2014

Trivia Answers: Midterm Elections - November 4, 2014: The Senate will hold elections with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. Winners will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2021. The House of Representatives will hold elections for all seats. Winners will serve two-year terms and will be considered for reelection every even year. In 36 states and three territories, elections for governors will be held. Additionally, special elections may be held to fill vacancies that occur during the 113th U.S. Congress. Q. When was the first quadrennial (recurring every four years) American election? Hint: The election spanned from a Monday, December 15 to a Saturday, January 10. A. 1788-1789 The United States presidential election of 1788–1789 was the 1st quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Monday, December 15, 1788 to Saturday, January 10, 1789. It was the first presidential election in the United States of America under the new United States Constitution, which was adopted on September 17, 1787, and the only election to ever take place partially in a year that is not a multiple of four. In this election, George Washington was unanimously elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice-president. Q. How old do you have to be to vote in a federal election in most, but not all, states? A. 18 The Twenty-Sixth Amendment reads: The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Q. Do you have to show proof of American citizenship to vote? A. No