30 Random General Knowledge Questions With Answers For Adults (Multiple Choice)

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You’ll be presented with 30 multiple choice questions, and you’ll get to see the answers after you finish the quiz. So, if you’re ready to find out how much you know, then let’s get started!

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  1. You”re not just whistling Dixie is an old idiom from the southern U.S. What does it mean?
    • You live in Dixie
    • You are a professional singer
    • You are serious about something
    • You are wasting your time
    The correct answer is “You are serious about something”.
    This idiom is used to express that someone is not joking or being insincere, but is instead being earnest and determined in their endeavor.
  2. Which Victorian era word means “deceptive or false talk or behavior”?
    • Humbug
    • Consternation
    • Droll
    • Cumbrous
    The correct answer is “humbug”.
    Humbug is a term used to describe deceptive or false talk or behavior, usually with the intention of deceiving someone. It was popularized during the Victorian era and is still used today.
  3. Which currency is used in the United States?
    • Ringgit
    • Forint
    • Dollar
    • Peso
    The correct answer is Us Dollar.
    The United States uses the US Dollar (USD) as its official currency, which is one of the most widely-used and traded currencies in the world.
  4. A shape formed by two intersecting lines, or to pass from one side to another – what am I?
    • Beat
    • Rock
    • Cross
    • Practice
    The correct answer is “cross”.
    A cross is a shape that is composed of two intersecting lines, usually forming an ‘X’ shape, which allows for passage from one side to the other.

  1. The actor Sidney Poitier took a lead role in which classic 1960’s movie?
    • Pillow Talk
    • Giant
    • In the Heat of the Night
    • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
    The correct answer is “In the Heat of the Night”. Did you get it right?
    Yes, I got it right. In the Heat of the Night is a classic 1960s movie starring Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from the North who is brought in to investigate a murder in a small Southern town.
  2. What is the highest waterfall in the world?
    • Angel Falls
    • Niagara Falls
    • Iguazu Falls
    • Victoria Falls
    The correct answer is Angel Falls.
    Angel Falls is a waterfall located in the Canaima National Park in Venezuela. It is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, standing at a height of 3,212 feet (979 meters).
  3. Name a 1994 movie starring Jim Carrey?
    • Dumb & Dumber
    • The Martian
    • Flirting with Disaster
    • Men in Black II
    The correct answer is “Dumb & Dumber”.
    Dumb & Dumber was a 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as two dim-witted friends on a road trip.
  4. The chemical symbol of the element Californium is?
    • Cf
    • Mc
    • Eu
    • Pr
    The correct answer is “Cf”.
    Californium is a synthetic element with an atomic number of 98, and its chemical symbol is Cf.
  5. The captial of the state of Arkansas is?
    • Little Rock
    • Concord
    • Bismarck
    • Salt Lake City
    The correct answer is Little Rock.
    Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas, located in the central part of the state. It is the most populous city in the state and is home to the Arkansas State Capitol building.
  6. What unusual word means awkward or clumsy?
    • Diphthong
    • Cack-handed
    • Widdershins
    • Bumbershoot
    The correct answer is “cack-handed”. Did you get it right?
    Cack-handed is an informal adjective used to describe someone who is clumsy or awkward in the way they do things.
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  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie “Pumping Iron” – in what year was it released?
    • 1977
    • 1984
    • 1979
    • 1980
    The correct answer is 1977.
    Pumping Iron, a documentary-style movie about bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released in 1977.
  2. The legendary “A Hard Day’s Night” is an album by which artist?
    • Ray Davies
    • Jeff Buckley
    • The Beatles
    • Led Zeppelin
    The answer is The Beatles.
    The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960 and often cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in popular music history.
  3. Madonna released her album entitled “Madame X” in what year?
    • 2014
    • 2011
    • 2019
    • 2023
    The correct answer is 2019.
    Madonna released her album Madame X in 2019, her fourteenth studio album.
  4. Can you solve the word “s_r___” with missing letters?
    • strong
    • servicer
    • shacks
    • semble
    The correct answer is strong.
    The missing letters are ‘o’ and ‘u’, so the word is ‘strong’, meaning having great physical power or intensity.

  1. Can you solve the word “o_t__n” with missing letters?
    • orcas
    • otoplasty
    • option
    • obsession
    The correct answer is option.
    The correct answer is “oction”, which is a word meaning “an eighth part”.
  2. What dos the famous Latin term”Modus operandi” mean?
    • Among other things
    • Mode of operating
    • Second self
    • In fact
    The correct answer is “Mode of operating”.
    Modus operandi is a Latin term that refers to the way in which a person or organization typically acts or works. It is used to describe the customary methods and procedures used to achieve a certain goal.
  3. Can you unjumble “Ijud Ednch” to reveal a famous actor?
    • Diane Lane
    • Brad Dourif
    • Lee Remick
    • Judi Dench
    The correct answer is Judi Dench. Did you get it right?
    Judi Dench is an acclaimed British actress who has been widely recognized for her roles in both stage and film.
  4. Which country won the 1962 FIFA World Cup?
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Brazil
    • Spain
    The correct answer is Brazil.
    Brazil won the 1962 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first nation to win the tournament three times.
  5. Which U.S. President came after Richard M. Nixon?
    • Andrew Johnson
    • Gerald R. Ford
    • James Monroe
    • Richard M. Nixon
    The correct answer is Gerald R. Ford.
    Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States, coming into office after Richard M. Nixon resigned due to the Watergate scandal.
  1. A train travelled 115 km to the first station and 90 km to the last station. What is the total distance travelled?
    • 145 km
    • 85 km
    • 408 km
    • 205 km
    The correct answer is 205 km.
    The total distance travelled by the train was 205 km, as it travelled 115 km to the first station and an additional 90 km to the last station.
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  1. In which year was the movie “Hamlet” starring Mel Gibson released?
    • 1993
    • 1985
    • 1990
    • 1981
    The correct answer is 1990.
    The movie Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson, was released in 1990.
  2. In which year was the movie “Windtalkers” starring Nicolas Cage released?
    • 2004
    • 1990
    • 1996
    • 2002
    The correct answer is 2002.
    Windtalkers was a war drama released in 2002 starring Nicolas Cage, which told the story of two U.S. Marines assigned to protect Navajo code talkers during World War II.
  3. _____ Sanders – well known sports star?
    • Steve Nash
    • Emil Zatopek
    • Deion Sanders
    • Serena Williams
    This correct answer is Deion Sanders.
    He is an American former professional football and baseball player who is widely known for his impressive athletic abilities and successful career in both sports.
  4. What You See Is What You Get is typically abbreviated to what?
    • ICBM
    • NBC
    • IRA
    The correct answer is WYSIWYG.
    WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get,” and is used to describe a type of software that allows users to see their changes in real-time as they make them.

  1. The atomic weight of Niobium is what?
    • 92.906
    • 15.999
    • 180.948
    • 140.116
    The correct answer is 92.906.
    Niobium is an element with an atomic weight of 92.906, which is the average mass of one atom of the element compared to an atom of carbon-12.
  2. What is the capital city of Kazakhstan?
    • Kabul
    • Yerevan
    • Kigali
    • Alma-ata
    The correct city is Alma-ata.
    Alma-ata is the largest city in Kazakhstan and the country’s political and cultural center, making it the country’s capital.
  3. Which U.S. state is abbreviated to “NM”?
    • Tennessee
    • North Dakota
    • South Dakota
    • New Mexico
    The correct answer is New Mexico.
    New Mexico is a state in the southwestern region of the United States, bordered by Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. It is the fifth largest state in the US and is home to a wide range of cultures and landscapes.
  4. Who directed the 1997 movie “The Fifth Element?
    • Steven Spielberg
    • Oliver Stone
    • George Cukor
    • Luc Besson
    The correct answer is Luc Besson.
    Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer who is best known for directing the 1997 sci-fi action film The Fifth Element.
  5. Can you solve the word “_a__o_ie_” with missing letters?
    • palate
    • tension
    • nation
    • station
    The correct answer is nation.
    Answer: Nation is a group of people sharing a common language, culture, and history who live in a particular geographical area.
  6. The Marvel movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was released in which year?
    • 2012
    • 2013
    • 2014
    • 2022
    The correct answer is 2014.
    The Marvel movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was released in 2014, marking the sequel to the earlier “Captain America” movie from 2011.
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