30 Question General Knowledge Trivia Quiz With Answers For Adults

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  1. What is the capital of Chile?
    • Concepcion
    • Valparaiso
    • Antofagasta
    • Santiago
    The correct answer is Santiago.
    Santiago is the largest city in Chile and the nation’s political and cultural center, making it the capital of the country.
  2. Which U.S. President came after Chester A. Arthur?
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Harry S. Truman
    • Grover Cleveland
    • William H. Taft
    The correct answer is Grover Cleveland.
    Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, succeeding Chester A. Arthur who was the 21st President.
  3. In which year was the movie “Shrek 2” starring Mike Myers released?
    • 2008
    • 1994
    • 1989
    • 2004
    The correct answer is 2004.
    Shrek 2 was released in 2004 and was the sequel to the 2001 animated film, Shrek. It starred Mike Myers as the voice of the titular character, Shrek, and was a box office success.
  4. The Woody Allen movie “Radio Days” was released in what year?
    • 1987
    • 1993
    • 1997
    • 1989
    The correct answer is 1987.
    Radio Days, a comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen, was released in 1987. It is a nostalgic look at Allen’s childhood in the 1940s, featuring an ensemble cast.
  5. In what year did King James II ascend to the throne?
    • 1955
    • 1685
    • 1676
    • 1682
    The correct answer is 1685.
    In 1685, King James II succeeded his brother, Charles II, to the throne of England and Scotland.
  6. Which Victorian era word means “to instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction”?
    • Inculcate
    • Inscrutable
    • Ennui
    • Brouhaha
    The correct answer is “inculcate”.
    Inculcate is a verb meaning to teach or impress an idea, attitude, or habit upon someone through persistent instruction or repetition.
  7. In which year was the movie “Wall Street” starring Michael Douglas starring Michael Douglas released?
    • 1984
    • 1990
    • 1971
    • 1987
    The correct answer is 1987.
    The movie “Wall Street” starring Michael Douglas was released in the year 1987.
  8. The actor Paul Newman took a lead role in which classic 1960’s movie?
    • Cool Hand Luke
    • In the Heat of the Night
    • The Detective
    • Ben-Hur
    The correct answer is “Cool Hand Luke”. Did you get it right?
    The correct answer is Cool Hand Luke, a classic 1960’s movie starring Paul Newman in the lead role.
  9. The chemical symbol for Hydrogen is?
    • HCl
    • H2
    • CO
    • H2O2
    The correct answer is H2. Did you solve it?
    The chemical symbol for Hydrogen is H2 because Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table and its atomic number is 1, which corresponds to its two protons.

  1. Which Victorian era word means “lacking flavor, dull or uninteresting”?
    • Apothecary
    • Betrothed
    • Insipid
    • Indignation
    The correct answer is “insipid”.
    Insipid means lacking in flavor, dull, or uninteresting, describing something that is bland and unexciting.
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  1. What is the capital city of Georgia?
    • Niamey
    • Ljubljana
    • Tbilisi
    • San Salvador
    The correct city is Tbilisi.
    Tbilisi is the largest city and the capital of the country of Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is the cultural, economic, and political center of the country.
  2. Who directed the 1977 movie “The Duellists?
    • Ridley Scott
    • Howard Hawks
    • Tony Scott
    • John Hughes
    The correct answer is Ridley Scott.
    Ridley Scott is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who directed the 1977 film The Duellists, a historical drama about two French officers during the Napoleonic Wars.
  3. Which currency is used in Taiwan?
    • Peso
    • Zloty
    • Dollar
    • Dinar
    The correct answer is New Taiwan Dollar.
    The New Taiwan Dollar is the official currency of Taiwan, used for all financial transactions and exchanges.
  4. Who directed the 2006 movie “Black Book?
    • Edgar Wright
    • Tim Burton
    • Paul Verhoeven
    • Michael Curtiz
    The correct answer is Paul Verhoeven.
    Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch filmmaker who directed the 2006 movie Black Book, a World War II thriller set in the Netherlands.
  5. Who directed the 2015 movie “The Martian?
    • Howard Hawks
    • Ridley Scott
    • David Lean
    • John Huston
    The correct answer is Ridley Scott.
    Ridley Scott is an acclaimed director who is best known for directing the 1979 classic sci-fi horror film Alien and the 1982 neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner. He directed the 2015 movie The Martian, a science fiction drama about an astronaut stranded on Mars.
  6. The actor Catherine Zeta-Jones took a lead role in which blockbuster 2000’s movie?
    • The Bourne Identity
    • Elf
    • A.I.
    • America’s Sweethearts
    The correct answer is “America’s Sweethearts”. Did you get it right?
    The correct answer is America’s Sweethearts. Catherine Zeta-Jones starred in the romantic comedy as a famous actress who helps her former co-star and ex-lover reunite and reconcile.
  7. Black Krim is a variety of which produce?
    • Melon
    • Apple
    • Berry
    • Tomato
    The correct answer is Tomato.
    Black Krim is a variety of tomato, which is a type of fruit that is widely used in cooking and is a popular ingredient in many dishes.
  8. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in which U.S. state?
    • Alaska
    • Maine
    • Dorset
    • California
    The correct is answer is Alaska.
    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in Alaska, the largest state in the United States, known for its vast expanses of wilderness and abundance of wildlife.
  9. What is sodium chloride?
    • Ginger
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Onion
    The correct answer is “Salt”.
    Sodium chloride is a chemical compound composed of sodium and chloride ions, commonly known as salt. It is an essential nutrient for human health and is widely used in food production.

  1. In which year was the movie “Somebody Up There Likes Me” starring Paul Newman released?
    • 1956
    • 1950
    • 1958
    • 1940
    The correct answer is 1956.
    The movie Somebody Up There Likes Me starring Paul Newman was released in 1956, making it one of the first films of Newman’s long and successful career.
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  1. What are male and female swans called?
    • pen and pencil
    • cygnet and swan
    • corn and cob
    • cob and pen
    The correct answer is cob and pen. How did you score?
    A cob is the male swan and a pen is the female swan. The terms are derived from the Old English word for swan, which is “swon”.
  2. Which one of the following words is the odd man out?
    • forgiving
    • yesterday
    • risk
    • dependent
    Forgiving – all the rest are nouns.
    Forgiving is an adjective, describing the quality of being willing to pardon or show mercy.
  3. A group of giraffes is known as a what?
    • A sedge
    • A host
    • A team or harras
    • A tower
    The correct answer is a tower.
    A group of giraffes is known as a tower because they are typically found standing in a tall, upright formation.
  4. In which year was the movie “The Cat in the Hat” starring Mike Myers released?
    • 2017
    • 2003
    • 2012
    • 1997
    The correct answer is 2003.
    The Cat in the Hat, starring Mike Myers, was released in 2003, marking the beginning of a series of popular live-action films adapted from the Dr. Seuss books.
  1. Who released the 70’s album entitled 461 Ocean Boulevard
    • KISS
    • Eric Clapton
    • T. Rex
    • Aerosmith
    The correct answer is “Eric Clapton”.
    Eric Clapton released 461 Ocean Boulevard in 1974, which was his second solo studio album.
  2. In which year was the movie “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio released?
    • 1989
    • 1998
    • 1999
    • 1997
    The correct answer is 1997.
    The movie Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was released in 1997 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
  3. Mukrape is a variety of which produce?
    • Orange
    • Plum
    • Tomato
    • Berry
    The correct answer is Orange.
    Mukrape is a type of orange, known for its sweet flavor and juicy texture.
  4. Which one of the following words is a noun?
    • woodchuck
    • linguistic
    • storyboard
    • grit
    Linguistic is the noun.
    Linguistic refers to the study of language, including its structure and usage.
  5. The U.S. state of Idaho is abbreviated to which two letters?
    • WY
    • IA
    • ID
    • WI
    The correct abbreviation is “ID”.
    The two letters ID stand for Idaho, the 43rd state to join the United States.

  1. The 1980’s classic movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” starred which Hollywood A-lister?
    • Tom Selleck
    • Stanley Tucci
    • Harrison Ford
    • Martin Short
    The correct answer is Harrison Ford.
    Harrison Ford is a Hollywood A-lister who is well-known for his iconic role as the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones in the 1980s classic movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
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