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180+ General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers | 2024 Updated


Anh Vu 15 April, 2024 29 min read

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General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers in 2024

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Basic Knowledge Questions

1. What is the longest river in the world? The Nile River
2. Who painted the Mona Lisa? Leonardo da Vinci
3. What is the name of the biggest technology company in South Korea? Samsung
4. What is the chemical symbol for water? H2O
5. What is the largest organ in the human body? The skin
6. How many days are in a year? 365 (366 in a leap year)
7. What is the name of the house made entirely of ice? Igloo
8. What is the capital of Portugal? Lisbon
9. How many breaths does the human body take daily? 20,000
10. Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1841 to 1846? Robert Peel
11. What is the chemical symbol for silver? Ag
12. What is the first line of the famous novel “Moby Dick”? Call me Ishmael
13. What is the world’s smallest bird? Bee Hummingbird
14. What is the square root of 64? 8
15. What is the doll, Barbie’s, full name? Barbara Millicent Roberts
16. What does Paul Hunn hold the record for, which registered at 118.1 decibels? The loudest burp
17. What did Al Capone’s business card state his occupation was? A used furniture salesman
18. What month has 28 days? All of them
What was Disney’s first full-colour cartoon? Flowers and Trees
20. Who invented the tin can for preserving food in 1810? Peter Durand

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Films General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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General knowledge quiz questions and answers – Modern trivia questions

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21. In which year was The Godfather first released? 1972
22. Which actor won the Best Actor Oscar for the films Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994)? Tom Hanks
23. How many self-referential cameos did Alfred Hitchcock make in his films from 1927-1976 – 33, 35 or 37? 37
24. Which 1982 film was greatly accepted by film fans for its portrayal of the love between a young, fatherless suburban boy and a lost, benevolent and homesick visitor from another planet? E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
25. Which actress played Mary Poppins in the 1964 film Mary Poppins? Julie Andrews
26. In which 1963 classic film did Charles Bronson appear? The Great Escape
27. In which 1995 film did Sandra Bullock play the character Angela Bennett – Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, The Net or 28 Days? The Net
28. Which New Zealand female director directed these films – In the Cut (2003), The Water Diary (2006) and Bright Star (2009)? Jane Campion
29. Which actor provided the voice for the character Nemo in the 2003 film Finding Nemo? Alexander Gould
30. Which prisoner dubbed ‘the most violent prisoner in Britain’ was the subject of a 2009 film? Charles Bronson (the film was titled Bronson)
31. What 2008 film starring Christian Bale has this quote: “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you…stranger.”? The Dark Knight
32. Name of the actress who played the part of Tokyo underworld boss O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill Vol I & II? Lucy Liu
33. In which film did Hugh Jackman star as a rival magician of the character played by Christian Bale? The Prestige
34. The film director, Frank Capra, famous for It’s a Wonderful Life, was born in which Mediterranean country? Italy
35. Which British action actor played the part of Lee Christmas alongside Sylvester Stallone in the film The Expendables? Jason Statham
36. Which American actor starred alongside Kim Bassinger in the film 9½ Weeks? Mickey Rourke
37. Which former Doctor Who actress played the part of Nebula in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Karen Gillan
38. Who sang the song ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ in 2024’s Kungfu Panda? Jack Black
39. Who played Julia Carpenter in 2024’s Madame Web? Sydney Sweeney
40. Which film is the latest addition to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? The Marvels

Sports General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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General trivia questions


41. Where does the American baseball team the Tampa Bay Rays play their home games? Tropicana Field
42. First held in 1907, in which sport is the Waterloo Cup contested? Crown Green Bowls
43. Who was the BBC’s ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ in 2001? David Beckham
44. Where were the Commonwealth Games held in 1930? Hamilton, Canada
45. How many players are there in a Water Polo team? Seven
46. What sport did Neil Adams excel in? Judo
47. What country won the 1982 World Cup in Spain defeating West Germany 3-1? Italy
48. What is the nickname of Bradford City football club? Bantams
49. What team won the American Football Superbowl in 1993, 1994 and 1996? Dallas Cowboys
50. What greyhound won the Derby in 2000 and 2001? Rapid Ranger
51. Which tennis player won the 2012 Ladies Australian Open defeating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0? Victoria Azarenka
52. Who scored an extra-time drop goal for England to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup defeating Australia 20-17? Jonny Wilkinson
53. What sports game did James Naismith invent in 1891? Basketball
54. How many times have the Patriots been in the final game of the Super Bowl? 11
55. Wimbledon 2017 was won by the 14th seed who surprisingly defeated Venus Williams in the final. Who is she? Garbiñe Muguruza
56. How many players are there on an Olympic curling team? Four
57. As of 2020, who was the last Welshman to win Snooker’s World Championship? Mark Williams
58. Which American city’s Major League Baseball team are named after the Cardinals? St Louis
59. Which country has dominated the Olympic Summer Games Synchronized Swimming with five gold medals since its reintroduction to the games in 2000? Russia
60. Canadian Connor McDavid is a rising star in which sport? Ice hockey

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Science General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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61. Who dropped a hammer and a feather on the Moon to demonstrate that without air they fall at the same rate? David R. Scott
62. If the Earth were made into a black hole, what would be the diameter of its event horizon? 20mm
63. If you fell down an airless, frictionless hole going all the way through the Earth, how long would it take to fall to the other side? (To the nearest minute.) 42 minutes
64. How many hearts does an Octopus Have? Three
65. In what year was the product WD40 invented by chemist Norm Larsen? 1953
66. If you took one step each second in seven-league boots, what would your speed be in miles per hour? 75,600 miles per hour
67. What is the furthest you can see with the naked eye? 2.5 million light-years
68. To the nearest thousand, how many hairs are there on a typical human head? 10,000 hairs
69. Who invented the gramophone? Emile Berliner
70. What do the initials HAL for the HAL 9000 computer mean in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey? Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer
71. How many years will it take a spacecraft launched from Earth to arrive at the planet Pluto? Nine and a half years
72. Who invented man-made fizzy drinks? Joseph Priestley
73. In 1930 Albert Einstein and a colleague were issued US patent 1781541. What was it for? Refrigerator
74. What is the largest molecule that forms part of the human body? Chromosome 1
75. How much water is there on Earth per human being? 210,000,000,000 litres of water per person
76. How many grams of salt (sodium chloride) are there in a litre of typical seawater? None
77. If you could process a billion atoms per second, how long in years would it take to teleport a typical human being? 200 billion years
78. Where were the first computer animations produced? Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
79. To the nearest 1 per cent, what percentage of the mass of the solar system is in the Sun? 99%
80. What’s the average surface temperature on Venus? 460°C (860°F)

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Music General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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81. What 1960s American pop group created the ‘surfin’ sound’? Beach Boys
82. In what year did the Beatles first go to the USA? 1964
83. Who was the lead singer of the 1970s pop group Slade? Noddy Holder
84. What was Adele’s first record called? Hometown glory
85. ‘Future Nostalgia’ containing the single ‘Don’t Start Now’ is the second studio album from which English singer? Dua Lipa
86. What is the name of the band with the following members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor? Queen
87. Which singer was known amongst other things as ‘The King of Pop’ and ‘The Gloved One’? Michael Jackson
88. Which American pop star had back-to-back 2015 chart success with singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Love Yourself’? Justin Bieber
89. What’s the name of Taylor Swift’s latest tour? The Eras Tour
90. What song has the following lyrics: “May I have your attention, please/May I have your attention, please?”? The Real Slim Shady

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Football General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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91. Which club won the 1986 FA Cup final? (Liverpool (they beat Everton 3-1)
92. Which goalkeeper holds the record for winning the most caps for England, winning 125 caps in his playing career? Peter Shilton
93. How many League goals did Jurgen Klinsmann score for Tottenham Hotspur during the 1994/1995 Premier League season during his 41 League starts – 19, 20 or 21? 21
94. Who managed West Ham United between 2008 and 2010? Gianfranco Zola
95. What is Stockport County’s nickname? The Hatters (or County)
96. In which year did Arsenal move to The Emirates Stadium from Highbury? 2006
97. What is Sir Alex Ferguson’s middle name? Chapman
98. Can you name the Sheffield United striker who scored the first ever Premier League goal in August 1992 in a 2-1 win against Manchester United? Brian Deane
99. Which Lancashire team plays their home games at Ewood Park? Blackburn Rovers
100. Can you name the manager who took charge of the England national team in 1977? Ron Greenwood

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Artists General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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101. Which artist created ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ in 1962? Andy Warhol
102. Can you name the sculptor who created ‘Family Group’ in 1950, the artist’s first large-scale commission after World War II? Henry Moore
103. What nationality was sculptor Alberto Giacometti? Swiss
104. How many sunflowers were there in Van Gogh’s third version of the painting ‘Sunflowers’? 12
105. Where in the world is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa exhibited? The Louvre, Paris, France
106. Which artist painted ‘The Water-Lily Pond’ in 1899? Claude Monet
107. Which modern artist’s work uses death as a central theme becoming famous for a series of artwork in which dead animals, including a shark, a sheep and a cow were preserved? Damien Hurst
108. What nationality was artist Henri Matisse? French
109. Which artist painted ‘Self Portrait with Two Circles’ in the seventh century? Rembrandt van Rijn
110. Can you name the optical art piece that Bridget Riley created in 1961 – ‘Shadow Play’, ‘Cataract 3’ or ‘Movement in Squares’? Movement in Squares

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Landmarks General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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Landmarks general knowledge quiz


Name the country in which these landmarks can be found:

111. Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx – Egypt
112. Colosseum – Italy
113. Angkor Wat – Cambodia
114. Statue of Liberty – United States of America
115. Sydney Harbour Bridge – Australia
116. Taj Mahal – India
117. Juche Tower – North Korea
118. Water Towers – Kuwait
119. Azadi Monument – Iran
120. Stonehenge – United Kingdom

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World History General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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History general knowledge quiz


List the year that the following events took place:

121. The first university was founded in Bologna, Italy in __ 1088
122. __ is the end of the First World War 1918
123. The first contraceptive pill made available for women in __ 1960
124. William Shakespeare was born in __ 1564
125. The first use of modern paper was in __ 105AD
126. __ is the year the Communist China was founded 1949
127. Martin Luther launched the Reformation in __ 1517
128. The end of the Second World War was in __ 1945
129. Genghis Khan began his conquest of Asia in __ 1206
130. __ was the Birth of Buddha 486BC

Game of Thrones Quiz Questions and Answers

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GoT general knowledge quiz questions and answers

Common Knowledge Questions

131. Master of Coin Lord Petyr Baelish was also known by what name? Littlefinger
132. What is the very first episode called? Winter is Coming
133. What’s the name of the Game of Thrones prequel series? House of The Dragon
134. What is Hodor’s real name? Wylis
135. What is the name of the final episode of series 7? The Dragon and the Wolf
136. Daenerys has 3 dragons, two are called Drogon and Rhaegal, what is the other called? Viserion
137. How did Cersei’s child Myrcella die? Poisoned
138. What is the name of Jon Snow’s Direwolf? Ghost
139. Who was responsible for the creation of the Night King? The Children of the Forest
140. Iwan Rheon, who played Ramsay Bolton, was almost cast as which character? Jon Snow

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James Bond Films Quiz Questions and Answers

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James Bond general knowledge quiz questions and answers

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141. What was the first Bond film, hitting the screens in 1962 with Sean Connery playing 007? Dr. No
142. How many Bond films did Roger Moore appear as 007? Seven: Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill
143. In which Bond film did the character Tee Hee appear in 1973? Live and Let Die
144. Which Bond film was released in 2006? Casino Royale
145. Which actor played Jaws, making two Bond appearances, in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker? Richard Kiel
146. True or False: Actress Halle Berry appeared in the 2002 Bond film Die Another Day playing the character Jinx. True
147. In which 1985 Bond film did an airship appear, with the words ‘Zorin Industries’ appearing on the side? A View to a Kill
148. Can you name the Bond villain in the 1963 film From Russia with Love; she was shot dead by Tatiana Romanova and was played by actress Lotte Lenya? Rosa Klebb
149. Which actor was James Bond before Daniel Craig, making four films as 007? Pierce Brosnan
150. Which actor played Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, his only Bond appearance? George Lazenby

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Michael Jackson Quiz Questions and Answers

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Michael Jackson general knowledge quiz

General Trivia Questions

151. True or false: Michael won the 1984 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for the song ‘Beat It’? True
152. Can you name the other four Jacksons who made up The Jackson 5? Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Marlon Jackson
153. What song was on the ‘B’ side to the single ‘Heal the World’? She Drives Me Wild
154. What was Michael’s middle name – John, James or Joseph? Joseph
155. Which 1982 album became the bestselling album of all time? Thriller
156. How old was Michael when he sadly passed away in 2009? 50
157. True or False: Michael was the eighth of ten children. True
158. What was the name of Michael’s autobiography, released in 1988? Moonwalk
159. In which year did Michael receive a Star on the Hollywood Boulevard? 1984
160. Which song did Michael release in September 1987? Bad

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Board Games General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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General knowledge quiz – Trivia questions and answers


161. Which board game consists of 40 spaces containing 28 properties, four railroads, two utilities, three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, and the four corner squares: GO, Jail, Free Parking, and Go to Jail? Monopoly
162. Which board game was created in 1998 by Whit Alexander and Richard Tait? (it is a party board game based on Ludo) Cranium
163. Can you name the six suspects in the board game Cluedo? Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock and Professor Plum
164. Which board game is determined by a player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions, a game that was created in 1979? Trivial Pursuit
165. Which game, first released in 1967, consists of a plastic tube, a number of plastic rods called straws and a number of marbles? KerPlunk
166. Which board game is played with teams of players trying to identify specific words from their teammates’ drawings? Pictionary
167. What is the grid size on a game of Scrabble – 15 x 15, 16 x 16 or 17 x 17? 15 x 15
168. What’s the maximum number of people that can play a game of Mouse Trap – two, four or six? Four
169. In which game do you have to collect as many marbles as possible with the hippos? Hungry Hungry Hippos
170. Can you name the game that simulates a person’s travels through his or her life, from college to retirement, with jobs, marriages and children (or not) along the way, and two to six players can participate in one game? The Game of Life

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General Knowledge Kids Quiz

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Easy and fun general knowledge quiz for kids


171. Which animal is known for its black and white stripes? Zebra
172. What is the name of the fairy in Peter Pan? Tinker Bell
173. How many colors are there in a rainbow? Seven
174. How many sides does a triangle have? Three
175. What is the largest ocean on Earth? The Pacific Ocean
176. Fill in the blank: Roses are red, __ are blue. Violet
177. What is the tallest mountain in the world? Mount Everest
178. Which Disney princess ate a poisoned apple? Snow White
179. I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I? A blackboard
180. What did the baseball glove say to the ball? Catch you later🥎️

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These questions cover a range of topics including geography, literature, science, history, and more, including (1) What is the capital of the United States? (2) Who wrote the famous novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”? (3) Which planet in our solar system is known as the “Red Planet”? (4) What is the tallest mountain in the world? (5) Who painted the famous artwork “The Mona Lisa”? (6) Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States? (7) Who was the first person to step on the moon? (8) Which river is the longest in the world? (9) What is the currency of Japan? (10) What is the largest organ in the human body?

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(1) What is the capital of France? (2) Who painted the famous artwork “Starry Night”? (3) What is the smallest continent in the world? (4) Who wrote the famous novel “The Great Gatsby”? (5) Who is the current President of the United States?

General Knowledge Questions for Year 1?

These 10 questions are designed to help young children develop their basic knowledge and understanding of the world around them, including (1) What is your full name? (2) What is your age? (3) What is your favorite color? (4) How many letters are there in the alphabet? (5) What is the name of the planet we live on? (6) What is the name of the continent we live on? (7) What is the name of the animal that barks? (8) What is the name of the season that comes after summer? (9) How many legs does a spider have? (10) What is the name of the tool used to write on a blackboard?

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These questions cover a range of topics such as science, geography, art, literature, history, and technology. They are designed to challenge and expand the general knowledge of Year 7 and Year 8 students, including (1) Who discovered the laws of gravity? (2) What is the largest country in the world by land area? (3) Who painted the famous artwork “The Persistence of Memory”? (4) What is the smallest unit of measurement in the metric system? (5) Who wrote the famous novel “Animal Farm”? (6) What is the chemical symbol for gold? (7) Who was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom? (8) Who wrote the famous play “Romeo and Juliet”? (9) What is the largest planet in our solar system? (10) Who invented the World Wide Web?