How is your general knowledge these days? Are you ready to put it to a test? Let’s see how much you know about some of the most interesting topics around!
This quiz will challenge your knowledge of the English language, as well as some unusual words. You’ll be asked to answer multiple-choice questions, so use your best judgement and have fun!
This quiz is perfect for those who consider themselves to be knowledgeable in a variety of fields. Get ready to prove your knowledge and have a blast! Good luck!
- Legendary rock band Queen released their album “Queen” in what year?
The correct answer is 1973.
Queen released their self-titled debut album in 1973, which marked the beginning of their illustrious career in the music industry.
- The actor Mel Gibson took a lead role in which blockbuster 2000’s movie?
The correct answer is “Signs”. Did you get it right?
- Moulin Rouge!
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The correct answer is Signs, a 2000s sci-fi thriller in which Mel Gibson played a former pastor who discovers mysterious crop circles in his cornfield.
- Who directed the 1987 movie “Someone to Watch Over Me?
The correct answer is Ridley Scott.
- Ridley Scott
- William Dieterle
- Stanley Kubrick
- Tim Burton
Ridley Scott is an English film director, producer and screenwriter who directed the 1987 thriller “Someone to Watch Over Me”.
- Who is the first President of the United States of America?
The correct answer is “George Washington”.
- Thomas Jefferson
- John Adams
- James Monroe
- George Washington
George Washington was the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797. He was a key figure in the American Revolution and is widely regarded as the “Father of the Nation.”
- Who played the title role in the movie “Hancock”?
The correct answer is “Will Smith”.
- Eddie Murphy
- Will Smith
- Brad Pitt
- Wesley Snipes
Will Smith is an American actor and musician who starred in the 2008 superhero comedy-drama film Hancock as the titular character.
- In which year was the movie “Ghost in the Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson released?
The correct answer is 2017.
The movie Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, was released in 2017, marking the first live-action adaptation of the popular manga series.
- The city of Durban is located in which continent?
The correct answer is Africa. Did you get it right?
- North America
- South America
Durban is a coastal city located in the eastern region of South Africa, which is a country located on the continent of Africa.
- Legendary movie director Robert Zemeckis directed the film “The Walk” in what year?
The correct answer is 2015.
Robert Zemeckis directed the film The Walk in 2015, the same year it was released to theaters.
- In which year was the movie “Dracula: Dead and Loving It” directed by Mel Brooks released?
The correct answer is 1995.
The movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It, directed by Mel Brooks, was released in 1995.
- Legendary rock band Queen released their album “The Miracle” in what year?
The correct answer is 1989.
Queen released their album The Miracle in 1989, which marked the band’s return to their classic sound after a brief period of experimentation.
- Which actor portrayed James Bond in the 1985 movie “A View to a Kill”?
The correct answer is Roger Moore.
- Pierce Brosnan
- Daniel Craig
- Timothy Dalton
- Roger Moore
Roger Moore was an English actor who was the seventh actor to portray the iconic British spy, James Bond, in the 1985 movie A View to a Kill.
- The 1990’s hit movie “12 Monkeys” starred which Hollywood A-lister?
The correct answer is Bruce Willis.
- Bruce Willis
- Ben Stiller
- Tom Hanks
- Kate Hudson
Bruce Willis is an American actor and producer who rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s for starring in action films such as Die Hard and Pulp Fiction. He starred in the 1995 science fiction film 12 Monkeys.
- What is the latin name for Bison?
The correct answer is Bison Bison.
- Mephitis Mephitis
- Macropus Giganteus
- Bison Bison
- Balaenoptera Musculus
Bison Bison is the scientific name for the species of bison, which is a large, hoofed mammal found in North America.
- In what year was the world’s first cash dispenser installed?
The correct answer is “1967”.
The world’s first cash dispenser was installed in London, England in 1967. It allowed customers to withdraw money from their bank accounts using a special card and PIN code.
- In what country is the city of São Paulo located?
The correct answer is Brazil.
São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, a South American country known for its diverse culture and vibrant economy.
- The 1950’s classic movie “North by Northwest” starred which leading actor?
The correct answer is Cary Grant.
- Peter O’Toole
- Steve Buscemi
- Cary Grant
- James Dean
Cary Grant was a renowned English-American actor who starred in numerous classic films during the 1950s, including North by Northwest.
- The English FA Cup winners in 1967 were which football team?
The correct answer is Tottenham Hotspur.
- Plymouth Argyle
- Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur, an English football team based in London, won the 1967 FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world.
- In which year was the movie “The House of Blue Leaves” starring Ben Stiller released?
The correct answer is 1991.
The House of Blue Leaves, a comedy-drama starring Ben Stiller, was released in 1991.
- What affliction did Prince suffer through childhood?
The correct answer is “Epilepsy”.
- Partial deafness
- Hay Fever
Prince suffered from a neurological disorder known as epilepsy, which causes sudden and unpredictable seizures.
- What is the SI unit for frequency?
The correct answer is “Hertz”.
Hertz (Hz) is the SI unit used to measure frequency, which is the number of times a periodic event occurs per second.
- The James Bond movie “Casino Royale” was released in what year?
The correct answer is 2006.
Casino Royale, the 21st installment in the James Bond franchise, was released in 2006 and marked the first appearance of actor Daniel Craig as Agent 007.
- The actor Peter Sellers took a lead role in which classic 1970’s movie?
The correct answer is “Being There”. Did you get it right?
- All the President’s Men
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- The French Connection
- Being There
The correct answer is Being There. Peter Sellers starred as the main character, Chance, in the classic 1970s comedy film directed by Hal Ashby.
- Which one of the following words is a noun?
Aristocratic is the noun.
Aristocratic is a word used to describe someone or something of high rank or noble birth.
- The actor Gary Cooper took a lead role in which classic 1950’s movie?
The correct answer is “High Noon”. Did you get it right?
- 12 Angry Men
- Lonely Are the Brave
- High Noon
- East of Eden
The correct answer is High Noon. Gary Cooper starred as Marshal Will Kane in the classic 1950’s western, which tells the story of a small town marshal who must face a gang of outlaws alone.
- Name a 1992 movie starring Mel Gibson?
The correct answer is “Forever Young”.
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
- My Blue Heaven
- Forever Young
- Trauma Center
Forever Young is a romantic science fiction drama film starring Mel Gibson as a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up 50 years later.
- In which year was the movie “The Sixth Sense” starring Bruce Willis released?
The correct answer is 1999.
The Sixth Sense, a psychological thriller starring Bruce Willis, was released in 1999.
- In which year was the movie “Red Dawn” starring Patrick Swayze released?
The correct answer is 1984.
The movie “Red Dawn” starring Patrick Swayze was released in 1984, marking the beginning of the popular action-adventure genre.
- Name a 2004 movie starring Mel Gibson?
The correct answer is “Paparazzi”.
- Zoolander 2
- Austin Powers in Goldmember
- Runaway Bride
Paparazzi is a 2004 crime-comedy film starring Mel Gibson as a tabloid photographer who is out for revenge after his son is injured in an accident caused by a celebrity.
- In which year was the movie “The China Syndrome” starring Michael Douglas starring Michael Douglas released?
The correct answer is 1979.
The China Syndrome, starring Michael Douglas, was released in 1979. It was an American disaster film about a potential nuclear accident.
- Name a 1999 movie starring Nicolas Cage?
The correct answer is “Bringing Out the Dead”.
- Ben is Back
- Bringing Out the Dead
Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 movie starring Nicolas Cage as a paramedic struggling to cope with the stress of his job.
- Copenhagen is the capital of?
The correct answer is “Denmark”.
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, a Scandinavian country located in northern Europe.
- How do you write 0.33 as a fraction?
The correct answer is 1/3.
0.33 can be written as a fraction by dividing the decimal numerator by the denominator, which is 10, resulting in 1/3.
- Name a 2021 movie starring Nicolas Cage?
The correct answer is “Jiu Jitsu”.
- Jiu Jitsu
- All-Star Weekend
- Night at the Museum
Jiu Jitsu is an action-packed martial arts movie starring Nicolas Cage, released in 2021. It follows a team of Jiu Jitsu fighters who must defend Earth from an alien invader.
- Jackalman was a character from which 1980’s toy craze?
The coorect answer is Thundercats.
- He-Man & The Masters of the Universe
Jackalman was a villainous character from the 1980’s animated series “Thundercats,” which was based on the popular toy line of the same name.
- Comedian Richard Pryor was born in which year?
The correct answer is 1940.
Comedian Richard Pryor was born in 1940, making him one of the most influential comedians of the 20th century.
- Comedian Ricky Gervais was born in which year?
The correct answer is 1961.
Ricky Gervais, an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director, was born in 1961 in Reading, England.
- The population of Estonia is approximately?
The correct answer is 1.3 million.
- 5.5 million
- 5.4 million
- 2.1 million
- 1.3 million
The population of Estonia is approximately 1.3 million people, making it the second least populous country in the European Union.
- Who directed the 2016 movie “Elle?
The correct answer is Paul Verhoeven.
- Tony Scott
- William Dieterle
- John Hughes
- Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch filmmaker known for his controversial and provocative films. He directed the 2016 psychological thriller Elle, which was nominated for a Golden Globe and won several awards.
- The captial of the state of West Virginia is?
The correct answer is Charleston.
- Santa Fe
Charleston is the largest city in West Virginia and is the state’s center of government, making it the official capital.
- John Carpenter directed the movie “Dark Star” in which year?
The correct answer is 1974.
John Carpenter directed the science fiction comedy movie “Dark Star” in 1974, which was his first feature-length film.
- In which year was the movie “Sea of Love” starring Al Pacino released?
The correct answer is 1989.
Sea of Love, a romantic thriller starring Al Pacino, was released in 1989 and was a commercial and critical success.
- Who directed the 2010 movie “Robin Hood?
The correct answer is Ridley Scott.
- Billy Wilder
- Michael Curtiz
- Ridley Scott
- George Cukor
Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer who directed the 2010 movie Robin Hood.
- Sungold is a variety of which produce?
The correct answer is Tomato.
Sungold is a variety of tomato that is known for its sweet, juicy flavor and bright yellow color.
- Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1978 for the movie “The Deer Hunter”?
The correct answer is Michael Cimino.
- William Friedkin
- Vincente Minnelli
- Michael Cimino
- Clint Eastwood
Michael Cimino won the Best Director Oscar in 1978 for his work on the movie The Deer Hunter, a drama about a group of friends from Pennsylvania who experience tragedy during the Vietnam War.
- Which actor portrayed James Bond in the 1999 movie “The World is Not Enough”?
The correct answer is Pierce Brosnan.
- George Lazenby
- Sean Connery
- Daniel Craig
- Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor who was chosen to portray the iconic character of James Bond in the 1999 movie The World is Not Enough.
- In what country is the city of Tel Aviv located?
The correct answer is Israel.
Tel Aviv is a major city located in the Middle East country of Israel, which is situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
- The captial of the state of Georgia is?
The correct answer is Atlanta.
- Oklahoma City
The capital of Georgia is Atlanta, the largest city in the state and a major hub for business, culture, and entertainment.
- How many Grammys did she win in 2003 for her first album “Dangerously in Love”?
The correct answer is “5”.
Beyoncé won 5 Grammys in 2003 for her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, including awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song.
- Which currency is used in Canada?
The correct answer is Canadian Dollar.
Canada has its own currency, the Canadian Dollar, which is used for all transactions within the country.
- U.S. Presidents: In which state did Abraham Lincoln never reside?
The correct answer is “Alaska”.
Abraham Lincoln never resided in Alaska, as it was not yet a state at the time of his lifetime.
- The Paul Verhoeven movie “Basic Instinct” was released in which year?
The correct answer is 1992.
Basic Instinct, a psychological thriller directed by Paul Verhoeven, was released in 1992 and became a critical and commercial success.
- Atychiphobia is a fear of?
The correct answer is “failure”.
Atychiphobia is an irrational fear of not achieving desired goals or outcomes, and can manifest as an intense fear of failure.
- In which year was the movie “Tremors” starring Kevin Bacon starring Kevin Bacon released?
The correct answer is 1990.
The movie “Tremors” starring Kevin Bacon was released in 1990, marking the beginning of an iconic horror-comedy franchise.
- Dumfries and Galloway is a county in which part of the U.K.?
The correct answer is Scotland.
- Northern Ireland
Dumfries and Galloway is a county located in the south west of Scotland, a country which is part of the United Kingdom.
- What unusual word means “Relating to the state of drowsiness or transition to sleep, often used to describe the strange, dreamlike experiences that can happen during this time”?
The correct answer is “Hypnagogic”.
Hypnagogic refers to the state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep, when the mind is in a dreamlike state and can experience unusual sensations and vivid imagery.