General Knowledge Trivia

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Bisera Apostolova
Test your knowledge with this set of 100 fascinating trivia questions spanning across various topics! From literature and geography to science and history, there's something for everyone. Dive in, challenge a friend, and see how many you can answer correctly! Good luck and have fun! 📚🌍🔭🎨
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What is the capital of France?  

-Paris

Who wrote the novel "Pride and Prejudice"?  

-Jane Austen

Which planet is known as the 'Red Planet'?  

-Mars

What is the world's largest ocean?  

-Pacific Ocean

Which element has the symbol 'Au' on the periodic table?  

-Gold

Who painted the Mona Lisa?  

-Leonardo da Vinci

In what year did World War II end?  

-1945

Which mammal is known to have the longest lifespan?  

-Bowhead whale

What is the smallest prime number?  

-2

Which fruit is known as the 'king of fruits'?  

-Durian

In the game of chess, which piece can only move diagonally?  

-Bishop

What is the currency of Japan?  

-Yen

Who directed the movie "Jurassic Park"?  

-Steven Spielberg

What is the tallest mountain in the world?  

-Mount Everest

Which planet has the most moons?  

-Jupiter

Who was the first person to walk on the moon?  

-Neil Armstrong

What is the primary ingredient in guacamole?  

-Avocado

Which country is known as the Land of the Rising Sun?  

-Japan

What does the "www" stand for in a website's URL?  

-World Wide Web

In which year was the Declaration of Independence signed?  

-1776

Who is the author of the "Harry Potter" series?  

-J.K. Rowling

What is the capital city of Australia?  

-Canberra

Which animal is known as the "king of the jungle"?  

-Lion

What is the largest desert in the world?  

-Antarctic Desert

Who composed the music for the ballet "The Nutcracker"?  

-Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Which gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere?  

-Carbon dioxide

What is the largest planet in our solar system?  

-Jupiter

Who wrote the play "Romeo and Juliet"?  

-William Shakespeare

In which organ of the body would you find the medulla oblongata?  

-Brain

Which musical instrument is known for its keys, black and white?  

-Piano

Which country is the largest by land area?  

-Russia

What is the main ingredient in chocolate?  

-Cocoa

Who was the 16th president of the United States?  

-Abraham Lincoln

In what year did the Titanic sink?  

-1912

Which chemical element has the shortest name?  

-Tin

What is the national flower of Japan?  

-Cherry blossom

Which bird is known for its beautiful tail feathers and courtship dance?  

-Peacock

What is the world's second-largest country by land area?  

-Canada

Who is known as the "Father of Geometry"?  

-Euclid

What is the currency of India?  

-Rupee

Which gas is most prevalent in Earth's atmosphere?  

-Nitrogen

What is the hottest planet in our solar system?  

-Venus

Who was the main antagonist in the novel "Moby Dick"?  

-The white whale, Moby Dick

In which city would you find the Eiffel Tower?  

-Paris

Which bone is the longest in the human body?  

-Femur

Which planet is known for its rings?  

-Saturn

Who wrote "The Great Gatsby"?  

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Which country hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics?  

-Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

What is the smallest ocean in the world?  

-Arctic Ocean

In which continent is the Sahara Desert located?  

-Africa

Which element has the symbol 'K' on the periodic table?  

-Potassium

Who painted "Starry Night"?  

-Vincent van Gogh

Which river is the longest in the world?  

-The Nile

What is the national sport of Canada?  

-Lacrosse (and Ice Hockey)

Which instrument measures atmospheric pressure?  

-Barometer

In which century was the Renaissance period?  

-14th to 17th century

What is the largest internal organ in the human body?  

-Liver

Which country is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza?  

-Egypt

Who is the Greek god of war?  

-Ares

In what year was the first iPhone released?  

-2007

Which element is liquid at room temperature and is used in thermometers?  

-Mercury

Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?  

-Marie Curie

Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States?  

-France

What is the hardest natural substance on Earth?  

-Diamond

Who is the author of "The Odyssey"?  

-Homer

In which city would you find the Colosseum?  

-Rome

What is the study of plants called?  

-Botany

Which animal is the symbol of peace?  

-Dove

Which planet is closest to the sun?  

-Mercury

Who composed the Four Seasons?  

-Antonio Vivaldi

Which metal is heavier, silver or gold?  

-Gold

In which year did the First World War start?  

-1914

What is the name of the bear in "The Jungle Book"?  

-Baloo

Which country is known for its fjords?  

-Norway

Which instrument has 88 keys?  

-Piano

In which continent is the Amazon Rainforest?  

-South America

What is the capital city of Spain?  

-Madrid

Which mountain range separates Europe from Asia?  

-The Ural Mountains

In what year was the first manned moon landing?  

-1969

Who wrote "War and Peace"?  

-Leo Tolstoy

Which chemical has the formula H2O?  

-Water

Which city is known as the "City of Love"?  

-Paris

What is the national flower of England?  

-Tudor Rose

In which game do players collect resources and build structures on a hexagonal board?  

-Settlers of Catan

What color is a sapphire typically?  

-Blue

Which sea separates Italy from Africa?  

-Mediterranean Sea

Who discovered penicillin?  

-Alexander Fleming

What is the tallest mammal?  

-Giraffe

What is the main ingredient in a margherita pizza?  

-Tomatoes (along with mozzarella and basil)

In which year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?  

-1990

What does DNA stand for?  

-Deoxyribonucleic acid

Which city is known for its canals and gondolas?  

-Venice

PUBLISHED: Sep 09, 2023
Written By
Bisera Apostolova
Digital whisperer by day, professional beach bum by weekend. Runs on code, caffeine, and unconditional love from family and furballs. Workaholic? More like worka-LOL-ic! If my life had a control-alt-delete, I'd still choose to reboot at the beach. #TechTanLines
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