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General Knowledge Quizzes and Answers
General Knowledge Questions
- Which widescreen process, popular from 1953 to 1967, was first used for shooting the 1953 film, The Robe?
- What title was given to a 1890s painting by English artist Francis Barraud of a terrier dog named Nipper, listening to a wind-up gramophone?
- China's Qing dynasty ended two years before which war?
- Betsy Ross is credited with making the first what?
- Under which pen name did H. C. McNeile create the British fictional character Bulldog Drummond?
- The former Prime Minister of which country was appointed Chief Executive of Save the Children in 2016?
- Which country was formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta?
- Which American actress plays Debra Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond and Frances Heck in The Middle?
- Which branch of social science is the study and philosophical theory of law?
- What is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007?
- Kirschwasser or kirsch is a fruit brandy traditionally made from which fruit?
- What name is given to the layered ice cream sundae served in a large tall conical glass and eaten with a distinctive long spoon?
- Invicta (meaning 'undefeated') is the motto of which English county?
- Can you name Britain's longest-running weekly women's magazine?
- What word can mean a short period of time or a brand of envelope?
- Which Norwegian politician nominally headed its government when Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany in World War II?
- In which city was Green Shield Stamps boss Richard Tompkins holidaying when he came up with the idea that people could purchase goods from his 'Gift House'?
- Who was the first male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament with a non-wood racquet?
- Which pianist became a household name after winning six appearances on Hughie Green's Opportunity Knocks, in 1972?
- Carol Ann Duffy was appointed the holder of which position, on a fixed ten-year term, in May 2009?
- The word 'sauna' is an ancient word, referring to a traditional bath or bathhouse, in which European language?
- Which American city, founded in 1764 by French fur traders on the western bank of the Mississippi River, hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics?
- His Master's Voice
- World War One
- The American flag
- Denmark (Helle Thorning-Schmidt)
- Burkina Faso
- Patricia Heaton
- The International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
- Knickerbocker glory
- The Lady (It is particularly noted for its classified ads for domestic service)
- Vidkun Quisling
- Argos (an ancient city in Greece)
- Jimmy Connors (Australian Open 1974 using a metal racquet)
- Bobby Crush
- Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom (Note: John Dryden was the first Poet Laureate)
- St. Louis (named after Louis IX of France)
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