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25 General Knowledge Quiz Questions

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Quiz Questions

  1. By what name do we better know Dionaea muscipula, a carnivorous plant native to subtropical American wetlands in North and South Carolina?
  2. How many moons does Mars have?
  3. There are four words in common use that end with the letters 'dous', tremendous is one, can you name another?
  4. What subject did Margaret Thatcher originally study at Oxford University?
  5. According to a 16th-century law what colour must all gondolas in Venice be painted?

  6. If three dice are stacked on top of each other and a '3' is showing on top, what is the total of the hidden spots?
  7. What name links a well known Alexandre Dumas's character with English astronomer Halley?
  8. Which large animal kills more people than any other animal in Africa?
  9. At the start of which century did the world's population first reach 1 billion?
  10. Which 1967 film does the following line come from: 'What we've got here is failure to communicate.'?
  11. Bud Shank is well known for his solo on the song California Dreamin' by The Mamas & the Papas in 1965 - which instrument did he play?
  12. What cheese can only be legally produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire?
  13. Who was granted a decree nisi in Ipswich on 27 October 1936?
  14. An 8-foot bronze statue of steeplejack and television personality Fred Dibnah is located in which English town centre?
  15. Which Muslim country was the first to elect a woman as head of government?
  16. Which metal is the main constituent in Pewter?
  17. What pub name is the second most popular in England? (Hint: it's not the Red Lion or Royal Oak)
  18. What is Barack Obama's Middle name?
  19. In which country is there an estimated one vending machine for every 23 people?
  20. What signifies a youth hostel on an ordinance survey map - we need a shape and a colour?
  21. Which is the only Shakespeare play that has the name of an animal in its title?
  22. Name the most populated landlocked country in the world?
  23. What wood is used in the making of most traditional Australian didgeridoos? (A didgeridoo is an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument.)
  24. In darts, what is the lowest score not possible to score with one dart?
  25. In which country do British swallows spend their winters?


  1. Venus fly trap
  2. Two (called Phobos and Deimos)
  3. Horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
  4. Chemistry
  5. Black
  6. 18 (the opposite sides of a die always add up to 7. Therefore 7+7+4=18)
  7. Edmond (Edmond Dante and Edmond Halley)
  8. Hippopotamus
  9. 19th-century (1804)
  10. Cool Hand Luke
  11. Alto flute (accept flute)
  12. Stilton (ironically, Stilton cheese cannot be legally produced in Stilton which is in Cambridgeshire)
  13. Wallis Simpson
  14. Bolton
  15. Bangladesh
  16. Tin (85–99%)
  17. The Crown, or Crown
  18. Hussein
  19. Japan
  20. Red triangle
  21. Taming of the Shrew
  22. Eithiopia
  23. Eucalyptus (the trees are hollowed out by termites)

  24. 23
  25. South Africa

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