200+ General knowledge quiz questions with answers

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General knowledge quiz questions with answers

General knowledge quiz questions

  1. What is the capital of Ukraine?
  2. How many is a baker’s dozen?
  3. Who was the first actor to play the Doctor in the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who?
  4. In what year did the First World War begin
  5. What is the chemical symbol for water?
  6. To what did Facebook’s parent group change its name?
  7. What does FBI stand for?
  8. How many lives does the proverb say that a cat has?
  9. What is the collective noun for a group of crows?
  10. In which George Orwell novel is the idea of Big Brother watching us introduced?
  11. Which sports sees Australia and England contest The Ashes?
  12. Who played the first on-screen James Bond in the movie series?
  13. What was the currency of France before the Euro
  14. Prague is the capital of which European nation?
  15. What does a podiatrist treat in medical terms?
  16. What’s the name of The Beatles original drummer?
  17. Who directed the movie Catch Me If You Can?
  18. The Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of which continent?
  19. How many days was Liz Truss the Prime Minister of the UK?
  20. What disease was common on sailing ships until the introduction of citrus fruits?
  21. At what age did Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin all die?
  22. What’s the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  23. What is the highest rated movie of all time on the IMDB?
  24. Which South American country has won the men’s football World Cup themes times?
  25. What is the name of the computing company that Bill Gates co-founded with Paul Allen?
  26. Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?
  27. Is a spider an insect?
  28. Who plays Eleven in Netflix science fiction hit Stranger Things?
  29. How many episodes of Doctor Who did Paul McGann star in as the lead role?
  30. What is the capital of Canada?
  31. Who is the patron saint of Wales?
  32. What was the name of the second studio album by Oasis?
  33. What is the name for the art of decorative writing?
  34. How many James Bond films did Daniel Craig star in?
  35. How many Olympic rings are there?
  36. Which actor plays Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in Only Fools and Horses?
  37. What’s the name of the school that Wednesday Addams attends in the 2022 Netflix series Wednesday?
  38. What is the most popular game to be played at Hogwarts in Harry Potter?
  39. Better Call Saul is a spin-off of which AMC drama?
  40. In which year did the Titanic sink?
  41. What is the name of the spiritual leader of Tibet?
  42. What is the name of the comic in which Dennis the Menace appears?
  43. Torchwood is a spin-off of which BBC TV series?
  44. What is the capital of New Zealand?
  45. How many sides does a pentagon have?
  46. Who wrote the children’s classic The Witches?
  47. Name the first man to step foot on the moon
  48. What is the collective noun for a group of Owls?
  49. Who was the first President of the USA?
  50. How old was the oldest person ever to have been recorded to live?
  51. In which month is St George’s Day?
  52. Which team knocked England out of the men’s World Cup finals at the quarter-final stage in 2022?
  53. What is the capital city of Germany?
  54. Which Scottish scientist discovered penicillin?
  55. How many countries are permanent members of the UN Security Council?
  56. In which modern-day country would you have found the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
  57. What is the currency of Japan?
  58. What does UNICEF stand for?
  59. What is represented by the chemical symbol AU?
  60. What is the primary spirit in the cocktail known a Screwdriver?
  61. What is the state capital of Texas?
  62. In which year was Doctor Who first broadcast on the BBC in the UK?
  63. What do Americas call an aubergine?
  64. Who is the lead singer of the band U2?
  65. Do penguins live at the North Pole?
  66. Who plays Hopper in Stranger Things on Netflix?
  67. Where would you find the funny bone?
  68. In which US city was the music style grunge first played?
  69. Which chocolate manufacturer makes the Dairy Milk bar?
  70. In which city in the UK would you find the Lowry Gallery?
  71. In computing, how many bits are there in a byte?
  72. Boater and beanie are types of what?
  73. Which is the largest breed of domestic cat?
  74. Oslo is the capital city of which European nation?
  75. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
  76. Which set of Spanish-owned islands includes Lanzarote and Tenerife?
  77. Who is the lead singer of the rock band The Rolling Stones?
  78. What weighs more; a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
  79. In which year did Queen Elizabeth become monarch?
  80. Which President was elected for the first time to the White House in 2008?
  81. Which character does John Travolta play in the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction?
  82. In which country would you find the home of gold, St Andrews?
  83. Which island nation is home to Lemurs?
  84. Which TV show is author George RR Martin best known for having his books adapted to make?
  85. In which Century was the famous playwright William Shakespeare born?
  86. In what year did Tony Blair’s New Labour government first take power in the UK?
  87. Which billionaire bought the social network Twitter in 2022?
  88. What was the year in which the House of Tudor began in England with the ascension of Henry VII to the throne?
  89. Which English scientist wrote the book The God Delusion in 2006?
  90. What was Australian cricketer Don Bradman’s test match batting average?
  91. Who is the only British Prime Minister ever to have been assassinated?
  92. What was Daniel Craig’s first Bond film as 007 in 2006?
  93. In which year did Channel 4 first begin broadcasting in the United Kingdom?
  94. Where does Sherlock Holmes live in London?
  95. If you were landing at Stansted Airport, which capital city would you be closest to in the world?
  96. What is the name of the largest of Japan’s islands?
  97. Psephology is the study of what?
  98. According to the song, what should you do before you Go Go?
  99. How many stars are there on the flag of the United States?
  100. Ursula Andress played the first ever ‘Bond girl’ in Dr No… what was the character’s name?
  101. In which European capital city would you find the Spanish Steps?
  102. Complete the song title by Blur: “Country…”
  103. Which car manufacturer makes the Superb model?
  104. The Periodic Table is made up of how many elements?
  105. Which nation has won the most men’s World Cup finals in football?
  106. How many dots are on a pair of dice combined?
  107. How many hearts does the character Doctor Who have?
  108. Which planet in our solar system is the closest to the sun?
  109. By measurement of square mile area, which is the smallest state in the USA?
  110. How many Grand Slam events are there in tennis per year?
  111. In which year was the United Nations first established?
  112. What is the name of the motorway that encircles the UK capital of London?
  113. Who has won the most Oscars in total?
  114. What is the collective noun for a group of dolphins?
  115. Who provides the voice of Bart Simpson in the long-running animated comedy The Simpsons?
  116. According to the song by Katie Melua, how many bicycles are there in Beijing?
  117. What is the tallest type of tree?
  118. In which US state is the party city of Las Vegas?
  119. Who was the Prime Minister of the UK between Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak?
  120. In what year did the UK adopt decimalised currency?
  121. What is the name of the island where the Bounty mutineers settled?
  122. Where was the 1990 World Cup of football held?
  123. What is the branch of medicine concerned with cancer called?
  124. What is the number of stars on the flag of China?
  125. Who wrote the novel Animal Farm?
  126. Which European city is served by Orly Airport?
  127. What is the name of the Hindu festival of colours?
  128. If someone referred to Uncle Sam, what country would they be describing?
  129. With which breed of dog would you associated Queen Elizabeth II?
  130. What would you expect to buy at Papa John’s?
  131. Which two universities compete in the annual varsity boat race in the UK?
  132. Which part of Canada has a name that means New Scotland?
  133. Benjamin Franklin is believed to have invented which traditional piece of furniture?
  134. What do Americans call a tap?
  135. What flavour is sambuca?
  136. Which traditional Russian instrument has three strings and a triangular body?
  137. What type of animal if Garfield in the comic books and TV series?
  138. Which artist originally had a hit with the song American Pie?
  139. What’s the name of the parrot in the novel Treasure Island?
  140. What type of metal is often associated with ingots?
  141. What is Monica’s surname in the TV comedy Friends?
  142. In which country were the Moonies founded in 1954?
  143. Who is the lead singer of the band Black Sabbath?
  144. What is the name of the Disney movie based on the story of Rapunzel?
  145. LAX is an airport found in which city?
  146. With which country would you associate the political figures Raul Castro and Fidel Castro?
  147. Uluru in Australia was previously known by what name?
  148. What is the currency of Turkey?
  149. Which meat dish is traditionally served on Burn’s Night in Scotland?
  150. Which meat is usually served with Caesar Salad?

General knowledge quiz answers

  1. Kyiv
  2. 13
  3. William Hartnell
  4. 1914
  5. H2O
  6. Meta
  7. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  8. Nine
  9. A Murder
  10. 1984
  11. Cricket
  12. Sean Connery 
  13. French Franc
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Feet
  16. Pete Best
  17. Steven Spielberg
  18. South America
  19. 44
  20. Scurvy
  21. 27
  22. Delta
  23. The Shawshank Redemption
  24. Brazil
  25. MIcrosoft
  26. Saturn
  27. No, it’s an arachnid
  28. Millie Bobby Brown
  29. Just one, the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie
  30. Ottawa
  31. St David
  32. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory
  33. Calligraphy 
  34. 5
  35. 5
  36. Sir David Jason
  37. Nevermore Academy
  38. Quidditch
  39. Breaking Bad
  40. 1912
  41. The Dalia Lama
  42. The Beano
  43. Doctor Who
  44. Wellington
  45. 5
  46. Roald Dahl
  47. Neil Armstrong
  48. A Parliament
  49. George Washington
  50. 122
  51. April
  52. France
  53. Berlin
  54. Alexander Flemming
  55. Five
  56. Iraq
  57. Yen
  58. United Nation’s Children’s Fund
  59. Gold
  60. Vodka
  61. Austin
  62. 1963
  63. An eggplant
  64. Bono
  65. No, they live at the South Pole
  66. David Harbour
  67. In your arm
  68. Seattle
  69. Cadbury
  70. Manchester
  71. 8
  72. Hat
  73. Maine Coon
  74. Norway
  75. Leonardo Da Vinci
  76. The Canary islands
  77. Mick Jagger
  78. They both weigh the same
  79. 1952
  80. Barack Obama
  81. Vincent Vega
  82. Scotland
  83. Magagascar
  84. Game of Thrones / House of the Dragon
  85. 16th Century
  86. 1997
  87. Elon Musk
  88. 1485
  89. Richard Dawkins
  90. 99.94
  91. Spencer Percival
  92. Casino Royale
  93. 1982
  94. 221B Baker Street
  95. London
  96. Honshu
  97. Elections
  98. Wake Me Up!
  99. 50
  100. Honey Ryder
  101. Rome
  102. House
  103. Skoda
  104. 118
  105. Brazil
  106. 42
  107. Two
  108. Mercury
  109. Rhode Island
  110. Four
  111. 1945
  112. M25
  113. Walt Disney
  114. A school
  115. Nancy Cartwright
  116. Nine million
  117. Giant Redwood
  118. Nevada
  119. Liz Truss
  120. 1971
  121. Pitcairn Island
  122. Italy (Italia 90)
  123. Oncology
  124. Five
  125. George Orwell
  126. Paris
  127. Holi
  128. United States of America
  129. Corgi
  130. Pizza
  131. Oxford and Cambridge
  132. Nova Scotia
  133. Rocking chair
  134. A faucet
  135. Aniseed
  136. Balalaika
  137. Cat
  138. Don McLean
  139. Captain Flint
  140. Gold
  141. Geller
  142. South Korea
  143. Ozzy Osbourne
  144. Tangled
  145. Los Angeles
  146. Cuba
  147. Ayer’s Rock
  148. Turkish Lira
  149. Haggis
  150. Chicken
Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who quiz questions with answers

Doctor Who quiz questions

  1. Who is the tallest person ever to have played the Doctor?
  2. Which actor was the youngest when they first took on the role of the Doctor?
  3. Which planet is home to the Doctor?
  4. What was the exact date of the first broadcast of Doctor Who in the UK?
  5. What does TARDIS stand for in Doctor Who?

Doctor Who quiz answers

  1. Tom Baker
  2. Matt Smith
  3. Gallifrey
  4. 23rd November 1963
  5. Time And Relative Dimensions in Space

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Sci-Fi quiz questions and answers

Sci-Fi quiz questions

  1. What is the name of the primary space ship in the original series of Star Trek?
  2. In which town is Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things set?
  3. In which year did Doctor Who come back to TV rebooted by Russell T Davies?
  4. Who plays Rey in the Star Wars third trilogy?
  5. Who created Star Trek?

Sci-Fi quiz answers

  1. USS Enterprise
  2. Hawkins, Indiana
  3. 2005
  4. Daisy Ridley
  5. Gene Roddenberry

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Breaking Bad

TV quiz questions and answers

TV quiz questions

  1. Who played T.J. Hooker?
  2. Name the two principal actors in Breaking Bad
  3. What is the US version of Strictly Come Dancing Called?
  4. What’s the name of Jeremy Clarkson’s farm in the Prime Video series
  5. In which American city is The Wire set?

TV quiz answers

  1. William Shatner
  2. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
  3. Dancing with the Stars
  4. Diddly Squat Farm
  5. Baltimore

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Movie quiz questions and answers

Movie quiz questions

  1. What is the name of the Island in Jurassic Park?
  2. In what year was the original Jumanji movie released?
  3. Who did Jim Carrey play in the Batman movie franchise?
  4. Which actor plays the voice of Lightning McQueen in the Pixar Cars series of movies?
  5. Who plays Mary in There’s Something About Mary?

Movie quiz answers

  1. Islar Nublar
  2. 1996
  3. The Riddler
  4. Owen Wilson
  5. Cameron Diaz

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Sport quiz questions and answers

Sport quiz questions

  1. At which football ground do Watford FC play?
  2. What does the MCG stand for in cricket?
  3. Who set the world record for 100m in 2009 at 9.58 seconds?
  4. Which team did David Beckham play for between 1993 and 2003?
  5. How many events are in an Olympic heptathlon?

Sport quiz answers

  1. Vicarage Road
  2. Melbourne Cricket Ground
  3. Usain Bolt
  4. Manchester United
  5. Seven

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Christmas quiz questions and answers

Christmas quiz questions

  1. Where do the McAllester family go on holiday in Home Alone when they leave Kevin behind?
  2. In which year was The Snowman first broadcast?
  3. Stollen is a traditional Christmas cake originating from which country?
  4. Which recording artist has had the most Christmas number-one singles in the UK?
  5. How many ghosts visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?

Christmas quiz answers

  1. Paris
  2. 1982
  3. Germany
  4. The Beatles
  5. Four

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Food and Drink quiz questions and answers

Food and drink quiz questions

  1. How many standard bottles of champagne is a magnum?
  2. What are the primary ingredients of the cocktail a Sidecar?
  3. How many portions of fruit and vegetables is it recommended you eat per day?
  4. Which fast food chain is famous for its golden arches?
  5. Where does the food ramen originate?

Food and drink answers

  1. Two
  2. Cognac, triple sec, lemon juice
  3. Five a day
  4. McDonalds
  5. China

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Disney quiz questions and answers

Disney quiz questions

  1. How many puppies do Pongo and Perdi initially have in 101 Dalmatians?
  2. What is the name of the first full-length Pixar movie?
  3. Which character serves as the conscience of the character Pinocchio in the film of the same name?
  4. Which musician does Miguel look up to in Coco?
  5. Complete the quote; “All you need is a little faith, trust and…”

Disney quiz answers

  1. 15
  2. Toy Story
  3. Jiminy Cricket
  4. Ernesto de la Cruz
  5. Pixie dust

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Geography quiz questions and answers

Geography quiz questions

  1. What is the capital of Denmark?
  2. What is the currency of Vietnam?
  3. How many great lakes are there?
  4. What is the largest ocean in the world?
  5. How many countries make up the United Kingdom?

Geography quiz answers

  1. Copenhagen
  2. Dong
  3. Five
  4. Pacific
  5. Four

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Music quiz questions and answers

Music quiz questions

  1. What was the name of the producer who worked on all but one of The Beatles studio albums?
  2. Who sand the song California Dreamin’?
  3. How old was Kurt Cobain when he died?
  4. Which band had a hit with the song A Design For Life
  5. How many members are in the Korean boyband BTS?

Music quiz answers

  1. George Martin
  2. The Mamas and Papas
  3. 27
  4. The Manic Street Preachers
  5. Seven

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Netflix quiz questions and answers

Netflix quiz questions

  1. Name the US state where Stranger Things is set.
  2. How many people have played the Queen in The Crown?
  3. Who plays The Witcher in the Netflix show of the same name?
  4. Yasmin Finney stars in which coming of age drama from 2022 on Netflix?
  5. How many parts are in the Harry & Meghan documentary released in 2022?

Netflix quiz answers

  1. Indiana
  2. Three
  3. Henry Cavill
  4. Heartstopper
  5. Six

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