100+ of the Best General Knowledge Quiz Questions
Not counting the Earth, which is the only planet whose largest moon is named after a female figure? Which country has coastlines on the Caspian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf? See how you fare against these trivia questions!
BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has made popular home videos featuring contests between whom?
The 2020 winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) features Afghan girls performing what sport?
The Oscar-winning doc is titled Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl).
Answer: Scandinavian bodies of water
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According to a 2013 survey, what demographic asks nearly 300 questions per day?
Answer: Young children
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What board game is purportedly not played by the British royal family because it makes the players too vicious?
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Thirty-five per cent of Lush’s products are package-free! “Naked” items include solid shampoo bars, conditioners and bath oils.
After a hiatus in gospel, who returned to rock ’n’ roll in the early 1960s, with The Beatles as his opening act?
Which Canadian province or territory has the highest proportion of elected female legislators?
Answer: The Northwest Territories
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Answer: The Navajo Nation
The U.S. supported South Korea during the Korean War—members of the Navajo Nation used their language as an unbreakable code for radio messages.
Who said: “A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true”?
Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.
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In which city can you ski down the sloped roof of an electricity-producing incinerator?
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Which poses a greater threat to undersea fibre-optic cables: sharks or fishing boats?
Answer: Fishing boats
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Which country called its 2019 national budget “The Wellbeing Budget” because it focused on areas such as mental health?
Answer: New Zealand
The budget has also committed billions to tackling child poverty and family violence.
Answer: Mickey Mouse
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Moraines, eskers and drumlins are all landforms that were created by what phenomenon?
What vegetarian product is known for “bleeding” meat-like juices?
Answer: The Impossible Burger
The Impossible Burger first launched in 2016.
Answer: Good Omens
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Henry Dunant shared the first Nobel Peace Prize, in 1901, for founding what life-saving organization?
What lunar event promises to make 2020’s Halloween especially spooky?
Answer: A full moon
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Answer: The Stanley Cup
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Han van Meegeren was a Dutch art forger. One of his successes, The Supper at Emmaus, was proclaimed by scholars to be a masterpiece by whom?
As late as the 1930s, what unwelcome objects were sometimes found in toilet paper?
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Answer: William Shatner
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Misère versions of games such as nim, sprouts and poker have what in common?
What did the graffiti artist Banksy paint on his own bathroom walls during the COVID-19 lockdown?
These hilarious pranks made headlines around the world!
Answer: Neon lights
The first neon lights were made in 1911 by French chemist Georges Claude.
A childhood candy-tasting job inspired what book by Roald Dahl?
Hawaii has a statute called the Aloha Spirit law, which encourages public officials to contemplate which character traits?
Answer: Kindness, unity, agreeableness, humility and patience
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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a very sturdy plastic. That’s why it hurts to step on what Danish-designed ABS toys?
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You may know her better as a nurse, but who became the first female member of the U.K.’s Royal Statistical Society in 1858?
Answer: Florence Nightingale
Other famous members included English polymath Charles Babbage and Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet.
Answer: Karl Marx
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What movie star’s first claim to fame was being part of a hip-hop duo called DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince?
Answer: Will Smith
The duo’s most successful single was 1991’s “Summertime,” which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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According to peer-reviewed research, wearing what colour might give an advantage to boxers?
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Answer: Leonardo da Vinci
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Greta Thunberg’s mother, Malena Ernman, represented Sweden at what event in 2009?
What former German chancellor gave Angela Merkel her first cabinet position—and the rather patronizing nickname “mein Mädchen” (my girl)?
Answer: Helmut Kohl
Kohl served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998.
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Omura’s whale, the Lord Howe stick insect and the New Zealand storm petrel are all examples of what kind of animal?
Although Bea Arthur hated cheesecake, what TV show’s cast ate some 100 of them on camera?
Answer: The Golden Girls
In 2014, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Golden Girls at number 69 on their list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time.”
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By what name is the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences better known?
In early 2020 in Hong Kong, armed men stole 600 of what coveted item?
Answer: Rolls of toilet paper
Answer: Steve Martin
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What’s the only Semitic language that’s also an official European Union language?
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What actor has played friends to Ford Prefect, Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes and the Black Panther?
Answer: Martin Freeman
Freeman first became known to audiences while starring in the UK version of The Office.
Answer: Greta Garbo
The reason? Because he could give a convincing performance.
What novel did James Patterson write about a detective named Jamie Patterson, who tries to solve the murder of a horror writer?
Sometimes called a “good luck sweet cookie” in China, what treat was likely invented in the U.S.?
Answer: The fortune cookie
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The moon is named for the Shakespearean character Titania.
Golfer Annika Sörenstam hails from what Nordic country?
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Whose unsolved 1913 death prompted headlines such as “Murdered by Agents From Big Oil Trusts,” because he’d invented a more fuel-efficient engine?
Answer: Rudolf Diesel
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Answer: Sara Bareilles
Her 2007 hit single, “Love Song,” reached fourth on the Billboard Hot 100.
What African kingdom lists Coca-Cola concentrate among its main exports?
In 2010, the last panel of what long-running comic strip saw the title character kidnapped by a war criminal?
Answer: Little Orphan Annie
Created by cartoonist Harold Gray, the comic made its debut on August 5, 1924.
Answer: Scarlett Johansson
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W and Z are worth a lot in many versions of Scrabble, but in which language are they worth only a single point each?
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Klaus Teuber was a dental technician until he created which blockbuster board game?
Answer: The Settlers of Catan
First published in 1995, the multiplayer game had sold more than 22 million copies by 2015.
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While her brothers were inventing the airplane, Katharine kept their bicycle shop afloat. What was their surname?
Which layer of the earth, normally found between the crust and core, occasionally pushes up to the surface?
Answer: The mantle
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