Below you find best general knowledge quiz questions with answers
1: ‘All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.’ is a quote from which Shakespeare play?
- a) As You Like It b) The Comedy of Errors c) Henry VI
a) As You Like It
2: Which British theoretical physicist and author who died in 2018 said ‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet’?
Sir Stephen Hawking
3: Which singer known for the songs ‘My Way’ and ‘New York, New York’ died in 1998?
4: Name the four semi-finalists at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. One point for each correct answer.
Four answers. Argentina, West Germany, France and Belgium.
5: Florence Nightingale featured on which British banknote?
6: Based on their original names, Karol Wojtyla, Joseph Alois Ratzinger and Jorge Mario Bergoglio served which religious position?
7: What ancient weapon can be described as having a heavy head on a solid shaft and is used to bludgeon opponents? (there’s one in the House of Commons)
8: Deva was the Roman name for which modern city?
9: Which Welsh football club play at the Liberty Stadium?
10: Actor Chris Hemsworth, famous for his roles as Thor in the film series, was born in which country?
11: English boxer who died in 2011, famous for his ‘hammer’ and the first British boxer to be awarded a knighthood.
12: The Anne Frank House museum which opened in 1960 is in which city?
13: The following lines are from which popular 1989 Hollywood film?
“Is this heaven?” “No, it’s Iowa.”
Field of Dreams
14: Who was the Japenese Emperor at the start of World War II?
15: The Dutch woman Margaretha Zelle was better known as what?
16: . Name the film in which each of the following horses play a role? One point for each correct answer.
- Aldebaran, Antares and Altair
16: Five answers
- The Horse Whisperer
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Dances with Wolves
- Ben Hur
- Animal Farm
17: NIMBY is an example of which grammatical term?
18: Who was the winged goddess of victory in Greek mythology?
19: Which actor, famous for playing the bad guy in many films, played Lee Harvey Oswald in the film JFK?
20: What word means the opposite in meaning in relation to another?
Antonym (e.g High – Low)
21: Which Charles Dickens novel, thought to be his last, features characters John Harmon and Bella Wilfer?
Our Mutual Friend
22: What is Marsala? a) a curry b) a fortified wine c) a type of antelope
b) a fortified wine
23: How many feet are in a fathom?
24: . Which event signaled the end of the Antidiluvian period?
The flood. (antidiluvian means ‘before the deluge’, and is, according to the Bible, the period between Earth’s creation and the great flood)
25: Prue Leith, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood serve as judges on which British TV show?
The Great British Bake Off
26: Which British actor has starred as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock since 2010?
27: Which English football club are known as The Canaries?
28: Which communist politician became premier of Romania in 1965, serving until his execution in 1989?
29: Who has sold the most number of records for a solo male artist?
30: Ka-Bar, Dirk, Puukko and Khukuri are all examples of what?