General Knowledge Quiz Round 16

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?

  1. 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?

Frank Sinatra

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?

£10

6: Based on their original names, Karol Wojtyla, Joseph Alois Ratzinger and Jorge Mario Bergoglio served which religious position?

Pope

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)

Mace

8: Deva was the Roman name for which modern city?

Chester

9:  Which Welsh football club play at the Liberty Stadium?

Swansea City

10: Actor Chris Hemsworth, famous for his roles as Thor in the film series, was born in which country?

Australia

11: English boxer who died in 2011, famous for his ‘hammer’ and the first British boxer to be awarded a knighthood.

Henry Cooper

12: The Anne Frank House museum which opened in 1960 is in which city?

Amsterdam

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?

Hirohito

15: The Dutch woman Margaretha Zelle was better known as what?

Mata Hari

16: . Name the film in which each of the following horses play a role? One point for each correct answer.

  1. Pilgrim
  2. Brego
  3. Cisco
  4. Aldebaran, Antares and Altair
  5. Boxer

16:  Five answers

  1. The Horse Whisperer
  2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  3. Dances with Wolves
  4. Ben Hur
  5. Animal Farm

17: NIMBY is an example of which grammatical term?

Acronym

18: Who was the winged goddess of victory in Greek mythology?

Nike

19: Which actor, famous for playing the bad guy in many films, played Lee Harvey Oswald in the film JFK?

Gary Oldman

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?

Six

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?

Benedict Cumberbatch

27: Which English football club are known as The Canaries?

Norwich City

28: Which communist politician became premier of Romania in 1965, serving until his execution in 1989?

Nicolae Ceausescu

29: Who has sold the most number of records for a solo male artist?

Elvis Presley

30: Ka-Bar, Dirk, Puukko and Khukuri are all examples of what?

Knives