40 Mixed General Knowledge Quiz Questions And Answers

Are you a trivia buff? Do you love testing your knowledge? Then this is the quiz for you! With forty questions and answers, you’ll be put to the test with questions from a variety of topics. From Name The Year to Movies, this quiz will have you guessing and learning.

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  1. Pteridophobia is a fear of?
    • ferns
    • hair
    • the color purple
    • accidents
    The correct answer is “ferns”.
    Pteridophobia is a fear of plants in the fern family, which are characterized by their feathery-like leaves and reproductive spores.
  2. Who was the twenty-second president of the United States?
    • Richard Nixon
    • Ulysses S. Grant
    • Grover Cleveland
    • George Washington
    The correct answer is Grover Cleveland.
    Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, serving two non-consecutive terms from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897. He was the only President in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms.
  3. What unusual word means “The process of turning a human body into honey, as was believed to be possible in ancient times”?
    • Taciturn
    • Selenology
    • Mellification
    • Penumbra
    The correct answer is “Mellification”.
    Mellification is the process of preserving a human corpse by turning it into honey, which was believed to be possible in ancient times.
  4. In which year was the movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” starring Samuel L. Jackson released?
    • 2003
    • 1985
    • 1995
    • 1999
    The correct answer is 1999.
    The movie Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, starring Samuel L. Jackson, was released to theaters in 1999.

  1. “resell” is an anagram of which word?
    • feller
    • seller
    • weller
    • teller
    The correct answer is “seller”.
    Resell is an anagram of the word seller, which means to exchange goods or services for money.
  2. Name a 2009 movie starring Robert Downey Jr?
    • The Soloist
    • Looking Glass
    • Wild Wild West
    • Fun with Dick and Jane
    The correct answer is “The Soloist”.
    The Soloist is a 2009 drama film starring Robert Downey Jr. as Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, who discovers and tries to help a homeless musician, played by Jamie Foxx.
  3. The Gulf Fritillary is a type of which animal?
    • Beetle
    • Tropical Fish
    • Butterfly or Moth
    • Ant
    The correct answer is Butterfly or Moth.
    The Gulf Fritillary is a brightly colored, medium-sized butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidae.
  4. What is the capital city of Poland?
    • Budapest
    • Warsaw
    • Valletta
    • Vientiane
    The correct city is Warsaw.
    Warsaw is the largest city in Poland and the country’s administrative, cultural, and economic center.
  5. Acirfa is the reverse spelling of which word?
    • shouted
    • filled
    • africa
    • joined
    The correct answer is africa. Did you get it right?
    Yes, Acirfa is the reverse spelling of the continent africa, which is located in the northern hemisphere of the planet.
  6. The Namib Desert is located where in the world?
    • Eastern Africa
    • Bolivia
    • South Korea
    • Middle Africa
    The correct answer is Middle Africa.
    The Namib Desert is located in the southern part of the African continent, spanning across Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.
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  1. Wellington is the capital of?
    • Fiji
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Wales
    The correct answer is “New Zealand”.
    Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
  2. The Dynastes is a type of which animal?
    • Ant
    • Butterfly or Moth
    • Beetle
    • Tropical Fish
    The correct answer is Beetle.
    The Dynastes is a type of beetle, belonging to the family Scarabaeidae and found in tropical and subtropical regions.
  3. In what year was Tim Burton’s movie “Frankenweenie” released?
    • 2005
    • 2023
    • 2006
    • 2012
    The correct answer is 2012.
    Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated movie Frankenweenie was released in 2012, and was a remake of his 1984 live-action short film of the same name.
  4. What unusual word means “A danish word for a cozy, comfortable feeling of warmth and contentment”?
    • Solipsism
    • Lilt
    • Luminous
    • Hygge
    The correct answer is “Hygge”.
    Hygge is a Danish concept of creating a warm and content atmosphere through simple pleasures such as spending time with friends and family, enjoying good food, or relaxing with a book.

  1. In the sport of sailing a fin-like structure under the boat that provides stability is termed as what?
    • Stern
    • Gybe
    • Keel
    • Jib
    The correct answer is “Keel”.
    A keel is a long, fin-like structure that extends from the bottom of a sailing boat and provides stability and balance in rough waters.
  2. The Salvation Army was founded in what year?
    • 1849
    • 1861
    • 1865
    • 1848
    The correct year was 1865. Did you get this one right?
    The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William Booth, an English Methodist preacher, to provide spiritual and practical help to the poor and destitute.
  3. The Italian term “Presto” transaltes to what in English?
    • I like
    • Goodbye
    • Soon
    • To see
    The corrrect answer is “Soon”.
    The Italian term Presto translates to Soon in English, meaning that something should be done or happen quickly.
  4. In what year was the Disney movie “Robin Hood” released?
    • 1973
    • 1983
    • 1952
    • 1964
    The correct answer is 1973.
    The Disney animated movie Robin Hood was released in 1973, marking the first feature film from the studio since the death of Walt Disney in 1966.
  5. The patron saint of Nicaragua is?
    • Our Lady of Luján
    • St. Willibrord
    • Our Lady of the Rosary
    • St. Mark
    The correct answer is Our Lady of the Rosary.
    Our Lady of the Rosary is the patron saint of Nicaragua, representing the country’s faith and devotion to the Virgin Mary.
  1. How long is a day on Neptune?
    • 40 hours
    • 24 hours
    • 10 hours
    • 16 hours
    The correct answer is 16 hours.
    A day on Neptune is 16 hours long because it takes 16 hours for the planet to rotate once on its axis.
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  1. What is the surname of a mayor named Jimmy and an American football player named Herschel?
    • Lindsay
    • Simpson
    • Walker
    • Jones
    The correct answer is “Walker”.
    Jimmy and Herschel Walker both share the last name of Walker, indicating they are likely related in some way.
  2. How do you say 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words?
    • A tredecillion
    • Ten tredecillion
    • A septillion
    • A quintillion
    The correct answer is a quintillion.
    A quintillion is a number that is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 in the US numbering system. It is the largest number with a single-word name in the English language.
  3. What is the currency code of Kazakhstan?
    • KZT
    • EUR
    • RUE
    • NYB
    The correct currency code is “KZT”.
    KZT stands for the Kazakhstani Tenge, which is the official currency of Kazakhstan.
  4. The 2020’s movie “Jumanji: The Next Level” featured which Hollywood star in a leading role?
    • Margot Robbie
    • Jennifer Lawrence
    • Dwayne Johnson
    • Jeremy Renner
    The correct answer is Dwayne Johnson.
    Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock”, is a Hollywood actor who starred in the 2020 movie Jumanji: The Next Level as one of the main characters.

  1. The actor John Hurt took a lead role in which classic 1980’s movie?
    • Spies Like Us
    • The Elephant Man
    • Beetlejuice
    • Funny Farm
    The correct answer is “The Elephant Man”. Did you get it right?
    The correct answer is The Elephant Man. John Hurt starred as the title character in this classic 1980’s movie about a disfigured man’s struggle to find acceptance.
  2. The actor Walter Brennan won an Academy Award for Best Suporting Actor in which movie?
    • Stalag 17
    • Watch on the Rhine
    • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    • Kentucky
    The correct answer is Kentucky.
    Walter Brennan won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Judge Adam Belcher in the 1939 film “Kentucky”.
  3. In what year was the Pixar movie “Finding Dory” released?
    • 2018
    • 2014
    • 2017
    • 2016
    The correct answer is 2016.
    Finding Dory was the long-awaited sequel to the popular Pixar movie Finding Nemo, which was released in 2016 to critical and commercial success.
  4. In what year did Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam flee to Zimbabwe?
    • 1989
    • 1991
    • 1977
    • 1987
    The correct answer is 1991.
    Mengistu Haile Mariam, the Ethiopian dictator, fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 after his government was overthrown by rebel forces.
  5. To put on clothes, or to prepare food for cooking – what am I?
    • Dress
    • Master
    • Pound
    • Tank
    The correct answer is “dress”.
    Dressing is the act of putting on clothes, such as shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, and accessories. It is part of the daily routine of many people, and is necessary for covering the body and staying warm.
  6. Name the 2013 movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth?
    • Mary and Max
    • Scarface
    • Rush
    • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    The correct answer is Rush.
    Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film directed by Ron Howard and starring Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth. It tells the story of the 1976 Formula 1 season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
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  1. Temperature: -15° Celsius is what in Fahrenheit?
    • 45°
    • 10°
    • 46°
    The correct answer is 5°.
    Temperature -15° Celsius is equal to 5° Fahrenheit, which is a very cold temperature and is close to the freezing point of water.
  2. Beefsteak is a variety of which produce?
    • Berry
    • Tomato
    • Melon
    • Apple
    The correct answer is Tomato.
    Beefsteak is a variety of tomato, a type of fruit that is widely used in cooking and is a member of the nightshade family.
  3. The classic song “One” was by which artist?
    • Metallica
    • John Entwistle
    • The Eagles
    • Pink Floyd
    The answer is Metallica.
    Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. They are one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all time, and their song “One” is one of their most iconic and beloved songs.
  4. The legendary “Kind of Blue” is an album by which artist?
    • Miles Davis
    • Carlos Santana
    • Paul Simon
    • The Grateful Dead
    The answer is Miles Davis.
    Miles Davis was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer who is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. His 1959 album Kind of Blue is often cited as the greatest jazz album of all time.

  1. In which year was the movie “Clash of the Titans” starring Liam Neeson released?
    • 2023
    • 2001
    • 2007
    • 2010
    The correct answer is 2010.
    The movie Clash of the Titans, starring Liam Neeson, was released in the year 2010, marking the remake of the original 1981 movie.
  2. The day March 31 falls in which week of the year?
    • 28th
    • 13th
    • 16th
    • 33rd
    The asnwer is the 13th week of the year.
    March 31 is the end of the 13th week of the year, which is the final week of the first quarter of the year.
  3. Rebmemer is the reverse spelling of which word?
    • compare
    • planets
    • little
    • remember
    The correct answer is remember. Did you get it right?
    Remember is a word that is used to describe the act of being able to recall something from memory, either consciously or unconsciously.
  4. What unusual word means very quickly?
    • Twaddle
    • Kibitzer
    • Tizzy
    • Lickety-split
    The correct answer is “lickety-split”. Did you get it right?
    Lickety-split is an informal term used to describe something that is done very quickly. It implies that the action was done with haste, often in a hurry.
  5. Which of the following is a feeling of anxiety or unease?
    • Meet
    • Then
    • Exactly
    • Nervous
    The correct answer is “nervous”.
    Nervous is an emotional state characterized by feelings of tension, worry, and unease due to anticipation of an upcoming event or situation.
  1. In which year was the movie “North” starring Bruce Willis released?
    • 1994
    • 1998
    • 2004
    • 1996
    The correct answer is 1994.
    North was a comedy-drama released in 1994 starring Bruce Willis as the titular character’s father.
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