Feeling ready to test your knowledge? How about with some mixed general knowledge trivia questions? From geography to capital cities, you’ll be sure to find some fun and challenging questions that will get your brain juices flowing.
We’ve put together a quiz with 60 questions in multiple choice format. The difficulty of the quiz is medium, so it should be just the right level to keep you entertained and engaged. Whether you’re playing alone or with friends, it’s sure to be a great time.
So, what are you waiting for? Put your knowledge to the test and see how you fare with this mixed general knowledge trivia quiz. It’s time to get started!
- The Latin term “Ad hoc” in common use means what?
The correct answer is “for this purpose”.
- Note well
- For this purpose
- Mode of operating
- Seize the day
Ad hoc is a Latin phrase which is used to refer to something that is created or done specifically for a particular purpose or situation.
- In which year was the movie “Mrs. Soffel” starring Mel Gibson released?
The correct answer is 1984.
Mrs. Soffel is a 1984 American drama film starring Mel Gibson and Diane Keaton, which tells the story of a prison escape in 1901 Pittsburgh and the romance that ensues.
- The actor Marlon Brando took a lead role in which classic 1970’s movie?
The correct answer is “The Godfather”. Did you get it right?
- A Bridge Too Far
- The Godfather
- Being There
The correct answer is The Godfather. Marlon Brando starred in the iconic 1972 crime drama as Vito Corleone, the head of a powerful mafia family in New York City.
- What is the first name of this former U.S. president _________ Jefferson?
The correct answer is Thomas.
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States, serving from 1801-1809. He is known for writing the Declaration of Independence and for leading the Louisiana Purchase.
Mixed General Knowledge: Round 1
- Baffin Island is an island located where in the world?
The correct answer is Canada.
- United States (Hawaii)
Baffin Island is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, off the northern coast of mainland Canada.
- In which year was the movie “Terminal” starring Mike Myers released?
The correct answer is 2018.
Terminal was a dark comedy film starring Mike Myers released in 2018.
- What is the capital city of Lithuania?
The correct city is Vilnius.
Vilnius is the largest city and the official capital of Lithuania, located in the southeast of the country.
- Who directed the 1976 movie “The Omen?
The correct answer is Richard Donner.
- Stanley Kubrick
- Richard Donner
- Oliver Stone
- William Dieterle
Richard Donner is an American film director and producer who is best known for directing the 1976 horror movie The Omen. He is also known for his work on other films such as Superman, Lethal Weapon, and The Goonies.
- In what year was Stanley Kubrick’s movie “Barry Lyndon” released?
The correct answer is 1975.
Stanley Kubrick’s movie Barry Lyndon was released in 1975, a period drama based on a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
- Chris Paul is known for their abilities in primarily which sport?
The correct answer is Basketball.
Chris Paul is a professional basketball player renowned for his impressive skills and court vision.
- What unusual word means “An irrational fear of cats”?
The correct answer is “Ailurophobia”.
Ailurophobia is an irrational fear of cats, which can lead to an intense feeling of anxiety when around cats.
- Which of the following countries is NOT in Europe?
The correct answer is Peru.
- The Netherlands
Peru is located in South America and is not part of the continent of Europe.
- Which disease is caused by a species of rhabdovirus and leads to the inability to drink water?
The correct answer is “Rabies”.
Rabies is a viral disease that is caused by a species of rhabdovirus and affects the central nervous system, leading to the inability to drink water and other neurological symptoms.
- Stratos was a character from which 1980’s toy craze?
The coorect answer is He-Man & The Masters of the Universe.
- He-Man & The Masters of the Universe
Stratos was a heroic character from the 1980s toy craze He-Man & The Masters of the Universe. He was a powerful warrior who could fly and use the power of wind to help He-Man and the other Masters of the Universe in their fight against evil.
Mixed General Knowledge: Round 2
- In which year was the movie “The Mothman Prophecies” starring Richard Gere released?
The correct answer is 2002.
The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, was released in 2002, the same year it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
- “declines” is an anagram of which word?
The correct answer is “licensed”.
An anagram of “declines” is “licensed”, which means to have been given official permission or approval to do something.
- Popular band Coldplay released their studio album “Ghost Stories” in what year?
The correct answer is 2014.
Coldplay released their studio album Ghost Stories in 2014, marking their sixth studio album and their first release since 2011’s Mylo Xyloto.
- The famous volcano Mount Shasta is located in which country?
The correct answer is United States.
- United States
Mount Shasta is an active volcano located in the Cascade Range in northern California, USA.
- Which one of the following words is a noun?
Tipsy is the noun.
Tipsy is an adjective that describes a feeling of being slightly drunk or intoxicated.
- The U.S. state of Colorado is abbreviated to which two letters?
The correct abbreviation is “CO”.
The two letters CO represent the U.S. state of Colorado, which is the Centennial State due to it being admitted to the union in 1876, the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
- What Is The Capital Of South Australia
The correct answer is “Adelaide”.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, located on the south coast of the continent. It is the fifth-most populous city in the country.
- What was the name of the first female singer to have 30 top ten hits?
The correct answer is “Madonna”.
- Lady Gaga
Madonna was an American singer-songwriter who released her self-titled debut album in 1983. She quickly rose to fame and had 30 top ten hits in the US, becoming the first female singer to do so.
- In which year was the movie “World Trade Center” starring Nicolas Cage released?
The correct answer is 2006.
The movie World Trade Center, starring Nicolas Cage, was released in 2006. It was based on the true story of two Port Authority police officers who were trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
- Who directed the 2014 movie “Lucy?
The correct answer is Luc Besson.
- Fred Zinnemann
- Tim Burton
- Orson Welles
- Luc Besson
Luc Besson is a French film director, producer, and writer, best known for his action-adventure films including The Fifth Element and Leon: The Professional. He directed the 2014 movie Lucy, a science fiction film about a woman who gains superhuman powers after a drug is absorbed into her body.
Mixed General Knowledge: Round 3
- The Quentin Tarantino movie “Reservoir Dogs” was released in what year?
The correct answer is 1992.
Reservoir Dogs, a crime thriller directed by Quentin Tarantino, was released in 1992 and became an instant cult classic.
- In which year was the movie “Thelma & Louise” starring Mel Gibson released?
The correct answer is 1991.
The movie “Thelma & Louise” starring Mel Gibson was released in 1991 and became an instant classic.
- Java is an island located where in the world?
The correct answer is Indonesia.
Java is an Indonesian island located in Southeast Asia, known for its diverse culture and tropical climate.
- Sociophobia is a fear of?
The correct answer is “social evaluation”.
- open spaces
- other poeple
- social evaluation
Sociophobia is a fear of being judged or evaluated negatively by others in social situations.
- Thriller is a hit song from by Michael Jackson from which album?
The correct answer is “Thriller”.
- For Twisters Only
- The Bodyguard OST
The song “Thriller” was released on Michael Jackson’s 1982 album of the same name.
- In which prehistoric era did the Triceratops roam the Earth?
The correct era is Late Cretaceous.
- Late Jurassic
- Late Cretaceous
- Late Triassic
Triceratops roamed the Earth during the Late Cretaceous period, which was approximately 66-100 million years ago.
- In which year was the Edgar Wright film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” released?
The correct answer is 2010.
The film was released in 2010, directed by Edgar Wright and based on the graphic novel series of the same name.
- What unusual word means “An intense desire for freedom or liberation”?
The correct answer is “Eleutheromania”.
Eleutheromania is an intense longing for freedom or liberation, usually from oppressive or restrictive situations.
- Which U.S. President came after Lyndon B. Johnson?
The correct answer is Richard M. Nixon.
- Jimmy Carter
- Andrew Johnson
- Martin Van Buren
- Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, succeeding Lyndon B. Johnson in 1969 and serving until 1974.
- In which year was the movie “Flatliners” starring Julia Roberts released?
The correct answer is 1990.
The movie Flatliners, starring Julia Roberts, was released in 1990.
Mixed General Knowledge: Round 4
- Who was the thirty-eighth president of the United States?
The correct answer is Gerald R. Ford.
- Gerald R. Ford
- Ronald Reagan
- John Quincy Adams
- William J. Clinton
He was the only president to have served in both houses of Congress and was the only president to have been appointed, not elected.
- “corpses” is an anagram of which word?
The correct answer is “process”.
An anagram of corpses is process, which is the rearranging of the letters of corpses to form a new word.
- In which year was the movie “Apollo 13” directed by Ron Howard released?
The correct answer is 1995.
The movie Apollo 13, directed by Ron Howard, was released in 1995.
- Washington DC is the capital city of?
The correct answer is “USA”.
Washington, D.C. is the federal capital of the United States, the seat of the federal government, and the home of the Supreme Court.
- In which year was the movie “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze released?
The correct answer is 1990.
The romantic fantasy drama “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze was released in 1990 and went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the year.
- The actor Eddie Murphy took a lead role in which classic 1980’s movie?
The correct answer is “Coming to America”. Did you get it right?
- Coming to America
- Pretty Woman
The correct answer is Coming to America, a classic 1980s movie starring Eddie Murphy as an African prince who travels to America in search of a bride.
- Isle of Lewis is an island located where in the world?
The correct answer is Scotland.
Isle of Lewis is an island located off the northwest coast of Scotland, part of the Outer Hebrides archipelago.
- The chemical symbol of the element Mercury is?
The correct answer is “Hg”.
The chemical symbol of the element Mercury is Hg, which is derived from its Latin name, Hydrargyrum, meaning liquid silver.
- Who was told “Beware the Ides of March”?
The correct answer is “Julius Caesar”.
- Mark Antony
- Julius Caesar
- Augustus Caesar
Julius Caesar was warned by a soothsayer to “Beware the Ides of March”, which was a prophetic warning of his eventual assassination on the Ides of March.
- The city of Vienna is located in which continent?
The correct answer is Europe. Did you get it right?
- North America
Vienna is the capital of Austria and is situated in Central Europe, making it part of the continent of Europe.
Mixed General Knowledge: Round 5
- “colias” is an anagram of which word?
The correct answer is “social”.
An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase, and colias is an anagram of the word social, which is formed by rearranging the letters of the word colias.
- In which prehistoric era did the Ankylosaurus roam the Earth?
The correct era is Late Cretaceous.
- Late Cretaceous
- Late Triassic
Ankylosaurus was a dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 66-100 million years ago.
- Algophobia is a fear of?
The correct answer is “pain”.
Algophobia is a fear of intense physical discomfort or pain, often resulting in anxiety or panic.
- A hormone is?
The correct answer is “A chemical”.
- A chemical
- A cell
- A fish
- An electrical pulse
A hormone is a chemical messenger produced by cells in the body that has a specific effect on the activity of other cells.
- In which year was the movie “Grindhouse” starring Bruce Willis released?
The correct answer is 2007.
Grindhouse, a double feature horror movie starring Bruce Willis, was released in 2007.
- Who directed the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink?
The correct answer is John Hughes.
- King Vidor
- Oliver Stone
- John Hughes
- Tony Scott
John Hughes was an American filmmaker who was responsible for directing the iconic teen movie, ‘Pretty in Pink’ in 1986.
- The actor Doris Day took a lead role in which classic 1950’s movie?
The correct answer is “Love Me or Leave Me”. Did you get it right?
- North by Northwest
- The African Queen
- The Nun’s Story
- Love Me or Leave Me
The correct answer is Love Me or Leave Me, a classic 1950’s movie starring Doris Day in the lead role. The film is a biographical drama about the life of singer Ruth Etting.
- What is the name of the penguin’s inner layer of feathers that provides insulation?
The correct answer is Down feathers.
- Down feathers
- Contour feathers
Down feathers are the inner layer of feathers on a penguin, which provide insulation and warmth.
- The chemical symbol of the element Barium is?
The correct answer is “Ba”.
The chemical symbol of Barium is Ba, which is an abbreviation of its Latin name, Barium, which translates to ‘heavy’.
- Garden Peach is a variety of which produce?
The correct answer is Tomato.
Garden Peach is a variety of fruit, specifically a type of tomato, known for its sweet flavor and firm texture.
Mixed General Knowledge: Round 6
- Name a 2011 movie starring Ben Stiller?
The correct answer is “Tower Heist”.
- Deck the Halls
- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Keeping the Faith
- Tower Heist
Tower Heist is a 2011 comedy film starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Alan Alda that follows a group of workers who plan a heist on a wealthy businessman who has stolen their pension fund.
- What is the first name of this former U.S. president _________ Washington?
The correct answer is George.
George Washington was the first President of the United States and served from 1789 to 1797.
- The 1950’s classic movie “Touch of Evil” starred which leading actor?
The correct answer is Marlene Dietrich.
- Marlene Dietrich
- Cary Grant
- Rod Steiger
- Gregory Peck
Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer who starred in the 1950s classic film ‘Touch of Evil’.
- The famous volcano Mount Mayon is located in which country?
The correct answer is Philippines.
Mount Mayon is an active volcano located in the province of Albay in the Philippines.
- What unusual word means “Quivering, trembling, or vibrating, often used to describe a sense of anticipation or excitement”?
The correct answer is “Aquiver”.
Aquiver is an adjective which describes something that is quivering, trembling, or vibrating, often used to express a sense of anticipation or excitement.
- What is the capital city of Mali?
The correct city is Bamako.
Bamako is the largest city in Mali and the nation’s political and administrative center, making it the capital city.