GK – General Knowledge Quiz Questions
GK – General Knowledge Quiz Questions Part 1 (Questions 1-15)
1) What colour are both “G’s” in the Google logo?
2) Which is Australia’s largest state?
Answer: Western Australia.
3) Which part of the brain controls body temperature, and is approximately the size of an almond?
Answer: The Hypothalamus.
4) What film ends with the lines: “And now we are free. I will see you again… but not yet.”?
5) Which African country became an independent state in July 2011?
Answer: South Sudan.
6) In which year did Greece win the UEFA European Championship, and Athens host the Olympic Games?
7) Which German-language writer described literature as “a hatchet with which we chop at the frozen seas inside us”?
Answer: Franz Kafka.
8) Mansa Musa, famed for his great wealth, was King of what African Empire?
9) Pesto originates from which Italian city?
10) How many dominoes are in a traditional set?
11) How many different letters are used in Roman Numerals?
Answer: Seven (I, V, X, L, C, D and M).
12) In which country is Milford Sound?
Answer: New Zealand.
13) How many feet are in a fathom?
14) Who composed the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies?
Answer: Howard Shore.
15) In which city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake on May 30th 1431?
GK – General Knowledge Quiz Questions Part 2 (Questions 16-30)
16) What is the most widely viewed sporting event in the World?
Answer: The FIFA World Cup.
17) Who acts as Dante’s guide in the Inferno? Odysseus, Virgil, Beatrice, or Laura?
18) Lower Palaeolithic, Upper Palaeolithic, and Neolithic are the common subdivisions of what pre-historic period?
Answer: The Stone Age.
19) What is the world’s largest passenger aircraft?
Answer: The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, The Airbus A380, The Boeing 747, or The Junkers G.38? The Airbus A380 (seating up to 853 passengers).
20) Which award is often described as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”?
Answer: The Fields Medal.
21) What is the best-selling video game franchise of all time? Mario, Pokémon, FIFA, or Grand Theft Auto?
22) Which continent has the most countries?
Answer: Africa (with 54).
23) Marlon Brando and Robert de Niro both won Oscars for their portrayals of which character?
Answer: Vito Corleone (in The Godfather, and The Godfather Part II).
24) The Canary Islands are named after what animal?
Answer: Dogs (the Latin name, Canariae Insulae, means “Islands of the Dogs”).
25) Which country has the internet domain code “.de”?
26) Who was the first heavyweight boxing world champion to hold a PHD?
Answer: Vitali Klitschko.
27) Starbucks takes its name from a character in which book?
28) Which country was Germany hoping to enlist in World War I when they sent the Zimmermann Telegram?
29) By what name is the American singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?
Answer: Lady Gaga.
30) The British Conservative Party and the American Republican Party are represented by the same colour. True or False?
Answer: False (The British Conservative Party is blue; The American Republican Party is red).
GK – General Knowledge Quiz Questions Part 3 (Questions 31-50)
31) Who is the son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine?
Answer: King Arthur.
32) What is the third most populous country in the world?
Answer: USA (after China and India).
33) Which Greek physician devised a code of medical ethics, and is known as the “father of medicine”?
34) What alias is adopted by Walter White in the drama Breaking Bad?
35) Which communications software company was acquired by Microsoft in May 2011 for $8.5 billion?
36) In which sport does a yellow dot on the ball indicate “super slow”, and a blue dot, “fast”?
37) Dead Souls, Everything is Illuminated, Finnegan’s Wake and Gravity’s Rainbow all end mid-sentence. True or False?
38) Who is said to have betrayed the Greeks at Thermopylae? Ephialtes, Leonidas, Themistocles, or Artabanus?
39) What are the two ingredients of the hors d’œuvre angels on horseback?
Answer: Oysters and Bacon (the oysters are wrapped in bacon).
40) How many vowels appear on the top row of a standard keyboard?
Answer: Four (E, U, I, and O).
41) Which is the only country in the world with a monarch reigning under the title “Emperor”?
42) The EU has a greater population than India. True or False?
43) Which Sacha Baron Cohen character is really called Alistair Leslie Graham?
Answer: Ali G.
44) In which month is the Cannes Film Festival usually held?
45) What were famously manufactured by Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917?
Answer: The Fabergé eggs.
46) Which major golf championship is held at Augusta National Golf Club?
Answer: The Masters Tournament.
47) Which novel closes with the line: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”?
Answer: The Great Gatsby.
48) Who is the muse of history? Calliope, Clio, Thalia, or Terpsichore?
49) Which musical has the subtitle: “The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz”?
50) “Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia” is the name for an irrational fear of what number?