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100 General Knowledge Quiz Questions

Ready Made Quiz with Answers - 10 rounds

Round 1 - General Knowledge

  1. In print a unit is called a letter, what is a unit called in braille?
  2. 'Encyclopaedia Britannica' was first published in which city?
  3. What is oenology, the study and science of?
  4. In which European city would you find Heroes' Square and Statue Park?
  5. Which country has the Internet domain extension '.hr'?
  6. What does the 'B' stand for in the DIY store name 'B and Q'?
  7. In 1975 Junko Tabei from Japan became the first woman to do what?
  8. Who wrote the poem, "The Raven"?
  9. Which Chinese language is spoken by most people: Cantonese, Mandarin or Wu?
  10. Which sport was invented by William George Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895?

Answers Round 1:

  1. A cell
  2. Edinburgh 
  3. Wine or wine making
  4. Budapest 
  5. Croatia 
  6. Block
  7. Climb Mount Everest
  8. Edgar Allen Poe
  9. Mandarin
  10. Volleyball


Round 2 - General Knowledge

  1. What is a vexillologist an expert on?
  2. Which number Apollo mission took the first man to the moon?
  3. Which animal's name comes from the Latin word for 'little thief'?
  4. Which animal is facing the kangaroo on the Australian coat of arms?
  5. Name the artist that painted the diptych 'Whaam!'?
  6. What is the dot over the letter 'i' called?
  7. Which industrial Welsh coastal town was named after the patrons of Margam Abbey who were also relatives of a pioneering photographer?
  8. Which character in the television classic Dad's Army was a sheep farmer?
  9. What is the capital of Corsica?
  10. What is sciophobia the fear of?

Answers Round 2:

  1. Flags
  2. Apollo 11
  3. Ferret
  4. Emu
  5. Roy Lichtenstein
  6. A tittle
  7. Port Talbot 
  8. Private Sponge
  9. Ajaccio 
  10. Shadows


Round 3 - General Knowledge

  1. Which British Prime Minister is best remembered for his policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler in the 1930s?
  2. In which country was the world's first female Prime Minister elected in 1960?
  3. Lee Marvin won the best actor Oscar for which 1965 film?
  4. What was the forename of Mrs Beeton, of household management fame?
  5. What is France's equivalent of Britannia?
  6. In which television comedy would you find Dave's Coaches?
  7. What type of product is listed on the website Zoopla?
  8. How many stars are there on the New Zealand flag?
  9. Who was elected U.S. Senator for the state of New York in 2000?
  10. Who lives with his parents in a house in Nutwood?

Answers Round 3:

  1. Neville Chamberlain
  2. Sri Lanka 
  3. Cat Ballou
  4. Isabella
  5. Marianne
  6. Gavin and Stacey
  7. Real estate (houses)
  8. Four
  9. Hillary Clinton
  10. Rupert Bear


Round 4 - General Knowledge

  1. What is the more common name for Hansen's disease?
  2. What was notoriously associated with Sir Francis Dashwood in the 1750s?
  3. What does a gricer photograph?
  4. In which English county would you find the village of Street?
  5. Which country's flag is a vertical tricolour of black, yellow and red?
  6. Who was Poet Laureate before Cecil Day-Lewis?
  7. Who was known as Suicide Sal?
  8. Who invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'?
  9. In what organ of the body are the Islets of Langerhans found?
  10. What colour, besides red, is on a semaphore flag?

Answers Round 4:

  1. Leprosy
  2. The Hellfire Club
  3. Trains
  4. Somerset 
  5. Belgium 
  6. John Masefield
  7. Bonnie Parker
  8. William Shakespeare
  9. Pancreas
  10. Yellow


Round 5 - General Knowledge

  1. What was the former occupation of author Zane Grey?
  2. Who directed The Terminator?
  3. Which English artist was principle painter to George III?
  4. In which opera does Count Almaviva pursue Rosina?
  5. The Cod War was a dispute between the U.K. and which country?
  6. What did the New Christian Mission change its name to in 1878?
  7. Zanzibar is the former capital of which country?
  8. Who is the patron saint of Belgium?
  9. Retsina wine is from which country?
  10. Windscale nuclear reactor was in which county?

Answers Round 5:

  1. Dentist
  2. James Cameron
  3. Joshua Reynolds
  4. The Barber of Seville
  5. Iceland 
  6. Salvation Army
  7. Oman 
  8. Joseph
  9. Greece 
  10. Cumbria 


Round 6 - General Knowledge

  1. Who was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, one of the most powerful men in England during the first half of the 11th century?
  2. The Eastgate Clock, one of the most photographed clocks in England outside of London, is in which city?
  3. Which town is the birthplace of steeplejack Fred Dibnah and comedian Peter Kay?
  4. Which is the only Nobel prize to be awarded in Oslo and not Stockholm?
  5. From 1814 to 1830, the French flag was what single plain colour?
  6. What is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide and is the most important lead ore mineral?
  7. The Shannon Number is associated with which game?
  8. Which American is married to Lakiha Spicer?
  9. The Hugh Lane Gallery is located in which city?
  10. Vaisakhi is a major festival in which religion?

Answers Round 6:

  1. Lady Godiva
  2. Chester 
  3. Bolton 
  4. The Peace Price
  5. White
  6. Galena 
  7. Chess
  8. Mike Tyson
  9. Dublin 
  10. Sikhism


Round 7 - General Knowledge

  1. Which general knowledge quiz show features Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace and Anne Hegerty?
  2. What is the first name of the Countess of Wessex?
  3. Which group gazed at 'Waterloo Sunset'?
  4. In which U.S. state would you find San Quentin State Prison?
  5. Which market town in Cumbria is the birthplace of Stan Laurel?
  6. What is a Chanterelle?
  7. In which country is Yellowknife airport?
  8. By many cookery authors what is considered to be the 'king of herbs'?
  9. The name of which ocean means peace?
  10. What is the capital of Colombia?

Answers Round 7:

  1. The Chase
  2. Sophie
  3. The Kinks
  4. California 
  5. Ulverston
  6. Mushroom
  7. Canada 
  8. Basil
  9. Pacific
  10. Bogota


Round 8 - General Knowledge

  1. Which African city means 'victorious' in Arabic?
  2. In UK bathrooms and kitchens we call it a tap, but what do Americans call it?
  3. Who directed the film Psycho?
  4. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to do what in 1926?
  5. Which king married Caroline of Anspach?
  6. What does the 'E' stand for in the equation 'E' equals 'M', 'C squared'?
  7. Which state borders California to the north?
  8. George Melly was associated with which type of music?
  9. How many lines are there in a limerick?
  10. Dame Trott traditionally appears in which pantomime?

Answers Round 8:

  1. Cairo 
  2. Faucet
  3. Alfred Hitchcock
  4. Swim the Channel
  5. George II
  6. Energy
  7. Oregon 
  8. Jazz
  9. Five lines
  10. Jack and the Beanstalk


Round 9 - General Knowledge

  1. Who is Billy Connolly married to?
  2. In which game would you find 'Jake the Jailbird'?
  3. What is the four letter word ending in "k", which means to have intercourse?
  4. Where in the human body is the 'lunula' located?
  5. Tom's father has five sons named Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty. What would be the name of the fifth?
  6. Who has nephews Peepeye, Pupeye, Pipeye and Poopeye?
  7. True or False. Every US president with a beard has been a Democrat?
  8. Which man-made landmark can be seen from space?
  9. True or False: Bulls dislike the colour red?
  10. Which British coin, worth two shillings, was issued from 1849 until 1967?

Answers Round 9:

  1. Pamela Stephenson
  2. Monopoly - the name of the character behind bars on the board
  3. Talk
  4. Fingernail - it is the white crescent shape at the base of the finger nail
  5. Tom
  6. Popeye
  7. False ... they've all been Republicans
  8. None
  9. False
  10. Florin


Round 10 - General Knowledge

  1. On 6 April 2020, at the age of 99, who began to walk laps of his garden in aid of NHS Charities Together?
  2. On a menu what is Bombay Duck?
  3. During US conscription for World War Two, there was nine documented cases of men with three what?
  4. What was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name?
  5. Who was the last British lady to win the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title?
  6. Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States as a gift?
  7. Who was the first Twitter user to reach 20 million followers?
  8. The sentence "May I have a large container of coffee?" is used as a memory aid for what?
  9. The nursery rhyme 'Pop Goes the Weasel' celebrates which profession?
  10. In 2005, twenty-five year old Johnson Beharry became the first new owner in nearly twenty-three years of what?

Answers Round 10:

  1. Captain Tom Moore
  2. Fish
  3. Testicles
  4. Moon
  5. Virginia Wade
  6. France
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Pi (3.1415926)
  9. Pawnbroker
  10. A Victoria Cross