Free General Knowledge Quiz Questions – Free GK Quizzes
Free Quiz Questions and Answers
1. Which Emperor of the Roman Empire’s name meant, Little Soldier’s Boot?
2. According to a popular expression, a person who wishes to surrender says what?
3. If you were invited to an ‘asado’ while in Costa Rica, what would you expect to attend?
Answer: An outdoor barbecue.
4. What was the world’s first nuclear powered submarine?
Answer: USS Nautilus.
5. Someone described as an excellent “elocutionist” excels at doing what?
Answer: public speaking.
6. Burgundy is famous for its wines. Where is it?
7. Which World War II battle is officially called The Ardennes Offensive?
Answer: The Battle of the Bulge.
8. What Los Angeles community is noted for celebrities and mansions?
Answer: Beverly Hills.
9. Which country is noted for birds nest soup?
10. Who was the first person to reach the North Pole?
Answer: Robert Peary.
11. What does the letter A stand for in the military abbreviation “MIA”?
12. If you ordered ‘Kibbeh’ the national dish of Lebanon, what would you expect to get?
Answer: Meat or fish pounded together with wheat.
13. Who is the only person to have been the recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes?
Answer: Linus Pauling.
14. According to the title of a 1972 song by The Temptations, “Papa Was a” what?
Answer: Rollin’ Stone.
15. When was the Berlin wall built?
Answer: August 1961.
Free General Knowledge Quiz Questions Part 2 (Questions 16-30)
16. Who was the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross medal?
Answer: Amelia Earhart.
17. According to a notable public service announcement, “Friends Don’t Let Friends” do what?
Answer: Drive Drunk.
18. Panama’s most popular drink is liquor called ‘Chicha’. Which cereal forms the base of this drink?
19. Which Mexican leader was assassinated in 1923?
Answer: Pancho Villa.
20. In Eminem’s 2000 rap song “The Real Slim Shady,” he asks the real Slim Shady to please do what?
Answer: stand up.
21. ‘Pinolillo’ and ‘Tiste’ are the two most popular drinks of this Central American country. Name it:
22. What was the world’s first electrically lighted city?
Answer: Wabash, Indiana.
23. When the petals have fallen off a rose, the dried fruit that is left is called what?
24. In which Central American country are you likely to be served ‘Nacatamal’ large corn cakes stuffed with vegetables and meat?
25. Ishtar Gate served as one of the entrances to what ancient city?
26. On the TV sitcom Seinfeld, what is Kramer’s first name?
27. While in Jordan, if you were served ‘baklava’ and ‘kataifi’ for dessert, what would you expect?
Answer: Pastries made with nuts and syrup.
28. Which U.S. Navy destroyer suffered a terrorist attack on October 12, 2000?
Answer: USS Cole.
29. What is the maximum number of tablespoons in a standard, 8-ounce stick of butter?
30. The space shuttle ‘Buran’ is a new space craft. It means:
Answer: Snow storm.
Free General Knowledge Quiz Questions Part 3 (Questions 16-30)
31. Alfred Vail’s telegraph used a code of dots and dashes. What was it’s name?
Answer: Morse code.
32. Which opera did Bizet write just before his death in 1875?
33. When did Yalta Conference occur?
34. How did Canaletto cheat in some of his most famous painted scenes?
Answer: By tracing a projected image.
35. Name the family of Prophet Muhammad:
36. How many rivers are there in Saudi Arabia?
37. Who developed a Renaissance style that combined Spanish, Italian and Moorish influences?
38. There was once a young king mentioned in the Bible who pleased God greatly when he prayed for wisdom instead of wealth. Who was this king?
Answer: King Solomon.
39. A technique in which a laser beam is bounced off an object to determine its distance:
Answer: Laser ranging.
40. In what year did Elvis Presley first enter the UK charts with “Heartbreak Hotel”?
41. Which fishes are fast swimmers among bony fishes?
Answer: Ray-finned fishes.
42. Who had hits in the 1970s with “Ride A White Swan” and “Hot Love”?
43. When was Paleolithic period began?
Answer: Over 2 million years ago.
44. What do you call a grouping of boars?
Answer: A sounder.
45. What is photo-imagesetter?
Answer: Is a machine that creates light-sensitive paper or film of complete pages of text and graphics.
46. Which is the northernmost part of North America?
Answer: Barrow Point.
47. What is the dramatic form consisting of three tragedies that focus on different phases of the same story?
48. Who founded the Presbyterian Church?
Answer: John Knox.
49. In India a bill becomes an act:
Answer: When it passes in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
50. The expression ‘an eye for an eye’ has come to symbolize the principle behind what code of laws?
Answer: Hammurabi’s code.