45 Random General Knowledge Questions And Answers

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The questions in this quiz are designed to test your knowledge on a range of topics. From the basics of Geography to the more obscure U.K. Counties, you’ll be sure to gain a few new facts and insights along the way. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers, as the difficulty of the quiz is mixed.

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  1. The 2000’s popular movie “Mission: Impossible 2” featured which Hollywood star?
    • Tom Cruise
    • George Clooney
    • Ben Stiller
    • Will Ferrell
    The correct answer is Tom Cruise.
    Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who is best known for his role in the Mission: Impossible franchise, including Mission: Impossible 2, released in 2000.
  2. Soteriophobia is the fear of what?
    • dependence on others
    • fog
    • kissing
    • fears
    The correct answer is dependence on others.
    Soteriophobia is the fear of dependence on others, characterized by an intense feeling of anxiety when relying on other people for help or support.
  3. What is the latin name for Jellyfish?
    • Tropaeolum Majus
    • Vulpes Vulpes
    • Lathyrus Odoratus
    • Aurelia Aurita
    The correct answer is Aurelia Aurita.
    Aurelia Aurita is a species of jellyfish commonly found in temperate and tropical waters. It is the most common jellyfish species in the world.
  4. The U.S. state of Louisiana is abbreviated to which two letters?
    • LA
    • ID
    • MS
    • WV
    The correct abbreviation is “LA”.
    Louisiana is the 18th state of the United States and is abbreviated to the two letters LA, which stand for the state’s full name, Louisiana.
  5. How many sides does a decagon have?
    • 0
    • 4
    • 3
    • 10
    The correct answer is 10 sides.
    A decagon is a polygon with 10 straight sides and 10 angles.
  6. In which year was the movie “World’s Greatest Dad” starring Robin Williams released?
    • 2003
    • 2000
    • 2005
    • 2009
    The correct answer is 2009.
    The movie World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams, was released in the year 2009.
  7. Which one of the following words is a noun?
    • inventory
    • cenotaph
    • toot
    • unfulfilled
    Unfulfilled is the noun.
    It is a state or condition of not having achieved a desired outcome or goal.
  8. The chemical symbol of the element Chromium is?
    • Cr
    • Os
    • Li
    • Ra
    The correct answer is “Cr”.
    Chromium is a transition metal located on the periodic table in group 6 and period 4, and its chemical symbol is Cr, which stands for the Latin word ‘Chromium’.
  9. A Seven of Hearts and Five of Spades and Eight of Diamonds hand is worth how many points in the card game Blackjack?
    • 19 points
    • 22 points
    • 20 points
    • 10 points
    The correct answer is 20 points.
    The total value of the hand is 20, as the Seven of Hearts and Eight of Diamonds both have a value of 10, and the Five of Spades has a value of 5.

  1. Hydrargyophobia is the fear of what?
    • darkness
    • politicians
    • thunder
    • mercurial medicines
    The correct answer is mercurial medicines.
    Hydrargyophobia is the fear of mercurial medicines, which are medications containing mercury, a toxic heavy metal.
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  1. Which region does peking duck originate from?
    • Vietnam
    • Djibouti
    • China
    • Peru
    The correct answer is China.
    Peking duck is a popular Chinese dish originating from the Beijing region of China, known for its crisp skin and flavorful meat.
  2. The release of the film “Chariots of Fire” directed by Hugh Hudson happened in which year?
    • 1987
    • 1903
    • 1981
    • 1979
    The correct answer is 1981.
    The British historical drama film “Chariots of Fire” was released in 1981, directed by Hugh Hudson.
  3. In which year was the movie “Fire Birds” starring Nicolas Cage released?
    • 1990
    • 2002
    • 1980
    • 2003
    The correct answer is 1990.
    Fire Birds, a film starring Nicolas Cage, was released in 1990 and was a box office hit.
  4. The chemical element Berkelium was first discovered when?
    • 1885
    • 1735
    • 1952
    • 1949
    The correct answer is 1949.
    Berkelium was first identified by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in 1949, through the use of a cyclotron particle accelerator.
  5. In what country is the city of Montevideo located?
    • Andorra
    • Cape Verde
    • Uruguay
    • Italy
    The correct answer is Uruguay.
    Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay, a small country located in South America between Argentina and Brazil.
  6. The population of Latvia is approximately?
    • 9.5 million
    • 47 million
    • 83 million
    • 1.9 million
    The correct answer is 1.9 million.
    Latvia is a small country located in Northern Europe with a population of 1.9 million people.
  7. Estimated Time Of Arrival is typically abbreviated to what?
    • VHS
    • ETA
    • UHF
    • HIV
    The correct answer is ETA.
    ETA stands for Estimated Time of Arrival and is used to indicate when a person or object is expected to arrive at a given location.
  8. The atomic weight of Helium is what?
    • 208.98
    • 30.974
    • 4.003
    • 251
    The correct answer is 4.003.
    Atomic weight is a measure of the total mass of an atom’s protons, neutrons, and electrons. Helium has two protons and two neutrons, which gives it an atomic weight of 4.003.
  9. Name the 2010 movie directed by Lee Unkrich and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen?
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    • Batman Begins
    • Toy Story 3
    • Prisoners
    The correct answer is Toy Story 3.
    Toy Story 3 is a computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Lee Unkrich and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. It is the third installment in the Toy Story series and the sequel to Toy Story 2 (1999).

  1. The Martin Scorsese movie “Cape Fear” was released in what year?
    • 2000
    • 1997
    • 1990
    • 1991
    The correct answer is 1991.
    Cape Fear, a psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in 1991 and was a remake of the 1962 film of the same name.
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  1. Can you unjumble “Ele Avn Lefce” to reveal a famous actor?
    • Susan Hayward
    • Lee Van Cleef
    • Russell Crowe
    • Vivien Leigh
    The correct answer is Lee Van Cleef. Did you get it right?
    Lee Van Cleef was an American actor known for his roles in westerns, particularly his villainous roles in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns.
  2. The city of Johannesburg is located in which continent?
    • Africa
    • North America
    • Europe
    • South America
    The correct answer is Africa. Did you get it right?
    Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and is located in the southern region of the continent of Africa.
  3. Which instrument was played by American Bandleader Glenn Miller?
    • Piano
    • Violin
    • Trombone
    • Guitar
    The correct answer is Trombone. How did you score?
    Glenn Miller was a renowned American Bandleader and composer, who was most famous for playing the trombone. He was a master of the instrument and is remembered for his unique and iconic sound.
  4. “girths” is an anagram of which word?
    • flights
    • blights
    • rights
    • fights
    The correct answer is “rights”.
    Girths is an anagram of the word rights, which is a legal term referring to a person’s entitlement to freedom or privileges.
  1. Which author wrote the classic children’s book “Oh! The Places You’ll Go”?
    • Dr. Seuss
    • Astrid Lindgren
    • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • R.L. Stine
    The correct author was Dr. Seuss.
    Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, is a beloved children’s author known for his imaginative stories, clever rhymes, and vibrant illustrations. He wrote the classic children’s book “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” in 1990.
  2. Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1986 for the movie “Platoon”?
    • John Avildsen
    • Billy Wilder
    • Oliver Stone
    • Woody Allen
    The correct answer is Oliver Stone.
    Oliver Stone won the Best Director Oscar in 1986 for his work on the movie Platoon.
  3. In what year was the Disney movie “Tangled” released?
    • 2013
    • 2010
    • 2023
    • 2005
    The correct answer is 2010.
    The Disney movie Tangled was released in 2010 and became an instant classic.
  4. The Snake-necked Turtle is a type of what animal?
    • Mollusc
    • Reptile
    • Mammal
    • Fish
    The correct answer is Reptile. Did you get it right?
    Yes, the Snake-necked Turtle is a type of Reptile, which is an animal group that includes lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles.
  5. The type of cheese called “Blue Cheese” comes from which country?
    • Various
    • Guinea
    • Georgia
    • United States
    The correct answer is Various.
    Blue cheese is a type of cheese with a distinctive blue-green veining that can be found in many countries around the world, including France, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

  1. In what year was Tony Scott’s movie “True Romance” released?
    • 2000
    • 1992
    • 1993
    • 1970
    The correct answer is 1993.
    True Romance, a romantic crime film directed by Tony Scott, was released in 1993.
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  1. In mythology what was Minerva the Goddess of?
    • War
    • Wisdom
    • Love
    • Faith
    The correct answer is “Wisdom”.
    Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, who was associated with knowledge, war, and the arts.
  2. Peter Lorre was born in what year?
    • 1904
    • 1923
    • 1902
    • 1930
    The correct answer is “1904”.
    Peter Lorre was born in the year 1904 in what is now modern-day Slovakia.
  3. Name a 2011 movie starring Matt Damon?
    • Soapdish
    • The Year of Living Dangerously
    • Peggy Sue Got Married
    • We Bought a Zoo
    The correct answer is “We Bought a Zoo”.
    We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 comedy-drama film starring Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee, a father who moves his family to a zoo to take care of the animals and restore the park to its former glory.
  4. How many hours are in 1 whole week?
    • 142
    • 148
    • 168
    • 120
    The correct answer is “168”.
    A full week is equal to 7 days and each day is 24 hours long, so the total amount of hours in a week is 168.
  5. The chemical element Bohrium was first discovered when?
    • 1774
    • 1974
    • 1937
    • 1981
    The correct answer is 1981.
    Bohrium was first identified in 1981 by a team of German scientists who were studying the nuclear reaction of accelerated nuclei with bismuth-209.
  6. Complete the name of the movie “Black ____ ____”?
    • Gump
    • Identity
    • Linings Playbook
    • Down
    The correct answer is “Down” making the movie “Black Hawk Down”.
    The movie “Black Hawk Down” is a war drama based on the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993.
  7. Zion National Park is located in which U.S. state?
    • Essex
    • Washington
    • Utah
    • Florida
    The correct is answer is Florida.
    Zion National Park is located in the southwestern region of the United States in the state of Utah.
  8. What is the first name of this former U.S. president _________ S. Grant?
    • James
    • Ulysses
    • Barack
    • Abraham
    The correct answer is Ulysses.
    Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and served from 1869 to 1877. He was a Union general during the American Civil War and is remembered for his leadership and success in that conflict.
  9. The atomic weight of Aluminum is what?
    • 26.982
    • 158.925
    • 174.967
    • 237
    The correct answer is 26.982.
    Atomic weight is the mass of an atom, and Aluminum’s atomic weight is 26.982 atomic mass units.

  1. Yltcaxe is the reverse spelling of which word?
    • alone
    • sharp
    • brought
    • exactly
    The correct answer is exactly. Did you get it right?
    Yltcaxe is the reverse spelling of the word exactly, which is used to emphasize the exactness of an answer or statement.
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  1. Flintshire is a county in which part of the U.K.?
    • England
    • Northern Ireland
    • Wales
    • Scotland
    The correct answer is Wales.
    Flintshire is a county in Wales, a country within the United Kingdom.
  2. Talented actor Sean Penn won a Best Actor Academy award in the 2008 movie “Milk” for playing which character?
    • Harvey Milk
    • Truman Capote
    • Anthony
    • Daniel Plainview
    The correct answer is Harvey Milk.
    Sean Penn won a Best Actor Academy Award in 2008 for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, a pioneering gay rights activist and politician in San Francisco.
  3. Can you solve the word “t_o___” with missing letters?
    • topology
    • trier
    • though
    • timorous
    The correct answer is though.
    Though is a conjunction used to introduce a contrasting idea or provide a transition between two ideas.
  4. Complete the name of the movie “Slumdog ___________”?
    • Age
    • Club
    • Millionaire
    • of the Lambs
    The correct answer is “Millionaire” making the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.
    Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film about a young man from the slums of Mumbai who wins the top prize on a popular game show.
  1. Buckinghamshire is a county in which part of the U.K.?
    • England
    • Northern Ireland
    • Wales
    • Scotland
    The correct answer is England.
    Buckinghamshire is a county in the U.K. located in the South East of England, bordering the counties of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Berkshire.
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