Welcome to Trivia Thursday, Expat Living’s weekly 20-question quiz where you get the chance to test out your grey matter! Or how about challenging a friend or family member to see who gets the most questions right? Each week, we’ll put together a new quiz, covering trivia topics relating to pop culture, geography, history, language and more.
Once you’ve tackled the 20 questions, scroll down to see the answers and find out how you scored. Good luck!
This week’s topic: THE INTERNET
#1 In 2013, the most commonly searched “What is” question on the internet was “What is…”: “twerking”, “a selfie” or “Vine”?
#2 Which browser is the oldest, Safari or Chrome?
#3 Name the movie based on the story of the founding of Facebook.
#4 Emojis started in which country?
#5 What’s the three-letter acronym that refers to the process of increasing the quality and quantity of traffic to a website from search results?
#6 Who “bit my finger”?
#7 According to the theory of one physicist, the internet “weighs” as much as: a car, a strawberry, or the complete set of the Oxford English Dictionary?
#8 Instagram is owned by which company?
#9 “aq” is the two-letter internet code for which place that sees very little internet activity?
#10 What does the “L” stand for in HTML?
#11 Which YouTube video was the first to reach a billion views?
#12 JumpStation was the name of an early internet search engine: true or false?
#13 Which continent has the most internet users?
#14 Tardar Sauce, the pet known to internet users as Grumpy Cat, was born in which country?
#15 What was the maximum character count of a tweet when Twitter first launched?
#16 What did Larry and Sergey create?
#17 What was the most downloaded app in 2019, WhatsApp, TikTok or Instagram?
#18 What has happened to you if you’ve been “rick-rolled”?
#19 In what year was the avocado emoji created: 2001, 2012 or 2016?
#20 Ghostface Chillah is the name given to the ghostly logo of which popular app?
All the answers (no cheating!)
#3 The Social Network
#10 “Language” (Hypertext Markup Language)
#11 The music video of “Gangnam Style” by Korean rapper Psy
#12 True; it launched in 1993
#15 140 characters
#18 Somebody has made you unexpectedly click on or receive the music video of the Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”
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