GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Quizzes and Trivia

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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Quizzes and Trivia

General Knowledge

250+ Questions

15 Questions in 90 seconds

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1. Which US TV company produces The Simpsons?

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2. What is the name of Bart Simpson's mum?

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3. Who had a No.1 hit with 'Maggie May' in 1971?

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4. Which actress appears in Basic Instinct, Waterworld and Mickey Blue Eyes?

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5. What is the name of Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish Residence?

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6. Which 'House of Cards' character works for a newspaper?

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7. In the Glee ‘Funk’ episode, where do Puck and Finn get jobs?

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8. In what year did Elvis record his first comeback special?

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9. Warsaw lies on which river?

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10. Who was President of the US after Jimmy Carter?

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11. Which Mediterranean island became an independent country in August 1960?

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12. Who is Elton John's songwriting partner?

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13. A group of kittens is called what?

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14. Which of these gases gives a fizzy drink its fizz?

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15. The Great Pyramid of Giza is nearest which capital city?

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15 General Knowledge Questions in 90 seconds

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1. Which is an abbreviation of a development disorder?

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2. What is a male rabbit called?

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3. Who was the first person to travel in space?

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4. The whale shark is the largest…?

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5. Which is a more common name for “toxaemia”?

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6. Which of these words is closest in meaning to “acerbic”?

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7. Which of these animals is an example of a “pinniped”?

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8. What kind of plant is a “maidenhair”?

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9. “Galeophobia” is a fear of sharks and which other creatures?

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10. Which medical milestone was pioneered by Dr Christiaan Barnard

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11. With the name meaning “food of the gods”, “Theobroma” is a genus of plants including a species that produces what?

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12. Named after Michael Faraday, what is a “farad” a unit of?

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13. What is a term for liquidating a business to avoid paying taxes and creditors, then starting a new one?

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14. Which of the following is not an Amphibian?

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15. The Rine River does not flow through which of these European countries?

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15 General Knowledge Questions in 90 seconds

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1. The acorn is the fruit of what type of tree?

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2. What is the 10th Month of the Year?

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3. Which rapper features in the “Maroon 5 hit “Girls like you”?

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4. Who was the magician at King Arthurs court?

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5. In 2014, Viktor Yanukovych was ousted as the President of which Country?

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6. What is a modern term meaning the practice of supporting a cause with minimal effort and impact?

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7. By definition, what term means a Native American ceremony with cultural and spiritual significance?

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8. What is the title of a play by Tennessee Williams?

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9. Ridge counting is a method commonly used in which branch of forensic science?

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10. The first product sold by the Nestle company was milk-based what?

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11. Which superhero has an invisible jet?

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12. The “Brechtian” method is a technique most commonly used in which of the arts?

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13. At over seven minutes, what is the longest single released by The Beatles?

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14. Abby Lee Miller rose to fame on the TV reality show “Dance…”?

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15. In the Narnia book series, which character creates Narnia?

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15 General Knowledge Questions in 90 Seconds

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1. Which Shakespeare play concerns two old friends Valentine and Proteus?

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2. What Olympic tradition was introduced in 1904?

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3. Who created “Fireball XL5”, “Stingray” and “Thunderbirds”?

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4. Each year the Arctic tern migrates to where?

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5. Now in Portsmouth, what was the name of Nelson’s ship at the Battle of Trafalgar”?

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6. Chives belong to which family?

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7. Malt for making beer is extracted from what grain crop?

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8. The painting “The Third of May 1808” was called revolutionary and inspired other major works. Who was the Artist?

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9. Which singer is Greek born?

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10. In which sport would a competitor use a sabre on the piste?

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11. Which city became the capital of the USA in 1788?

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  1. 12. Which Chinese city is called the “Pearl of the Orient”?

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13. Which is the closest in meaning to “retinue”?

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14. The infamous Borgia family originated from which country?

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15. What type of person is “Shrek”?

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15 General Knowledge questions in 90 seconds

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1. Which is “Exploitation for profit”?

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2. How many years have you been married if you are celebrating your "golden anniversary" ?

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3. Which one is NOT a vegetable?

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4. Which drink is sometimes called the “Green Fairy”?

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5. If you are from East Timor, what is your nationality?

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6. In which US State was outlaw Billy the Kid killed in 1881?

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7. Who wrote “Gone With The Wind”?

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8. In which sport would a competitor use a sabre on the piste?

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9. Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn were awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom for inventing what?

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10. Which of these is a noun and an adjective but not a verb?

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11. Who had an infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl?

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12. Who was the first US President?

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13. “Not binding” is “… and void”?

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14. What were Poulaines that were very popular in the 15th century?

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15. What is the smallest mammal in the world?

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10 General Knowledge Questions in 60 seconds

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1. Who was Vice President to Donald Trump?

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2. Cornelius Crane Chase is the real name for what celebrity?

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3. What type of 'ologist' is responsible for the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present?

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4. 2019 is the Chinese Year of which animal?

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5. Who was the leading actress in the 2014 movie - Ella Enchanted?

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6. The movie 'I, Tonya' follows the life of figure skater Tonya Harding and her connection to the 1994 attack on which fellow figure skater?

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7. What is the more common name for a marsupium?

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8. How many categories are there in the game of trivial pursuit?

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9. On a standard computer keyboard, what letter is sandwiched between "Y" and "I"?

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10. Deoxyribonucleic acid is better known in the human body as?

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10 General Knowledge Questions in 60 seconds

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1. What is the world's largest single structure made by living organisms?

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2. Bruce Willis is well known for the role of John McClane in what films?

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3. Which lead guitarist gave us the classic solo in the 70s rock ballad Stairway to Heaven?

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4. What city’s opera house does the Phantom of the Opera prowl?

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5. Giant manufacturing co. Is a Taiwanese company recognized as the world's largest manufacturer of what?

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6. Sweden is bordered to the north and the west by what country?

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7. The Polish flag consists of what two colours?

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8. Barney, from the tv show Barney and Friends, is a purple tyrannosaurus rex with what colour stomach?

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9. King Louis XIII, Porthos, and Milady de Winter are all characters in what Alexandre Dumas novel?

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10. What kind of animal is a sidewinder?

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10 General Knowledge Questions in 60 seconds

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1. What is 50 multiplied by 70

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2. What is the name of the largest part of the human brain?

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3. What is the name of the volcanic rock that forms from volcanic lava?

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4. Lard is a kind of fat. What animal does it come from?

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5. Who was the first athlete in history to run one mile in less than four minutes?

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6. What animal is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures?

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7. What mode of transport did Kim Jong-un take to reach Hanoi, for his second high-stakes nuclear summit with US President Donald Trump?

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8. Amal Alamuddin is married to which famous actor and activist?

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9. What are the three colour’s of the Belgium flag?

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10. Rhythm & regularity, relaxation & contact, and impulsion are levels of the training scale of what discipline?

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10 General Knowledge Questions in 60 seconds

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1. The saxophone is a member of which family of instruments?

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2. What colour is the circle on the Bangladesh flag?

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3. How many colours are in a standard packet of MM's?

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4. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, sometimes referred to as Brangelina before their separation, met each other on the set of what film?

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5. Space Invaders is an arcade video game first created and sold in which country?

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6. Who of the following was not an impressionist artist:

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7. What type of species is a koala?

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8. What was the most spoken language in the world in 2018?

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9. What is the name of the 1976 film about the Watergate scandal, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman?

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10. What distilled alcoholic beverage is made from sugarcane and its byproducts?

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15 General Knowledge Questions in 90 Seconds

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1. In which continent is the South Pole located?