50 General Knowledge Questions With Answers For Pub Quiz

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We’ve put together 50 questions to test your knowledge on a range of topics, from the latest films to the most iconic actors of all time. With questions ranging from easy to difficult, you’re sure to find something to challenge your brain. So, get ready to flex those mental muscles and have some fun!

Let’s get started. Who was the lead actor in the 2018 film ‘A Star is Born’? Who directed the classic 1990 film ‘Home Alone’? What was the name of the first Harry Potter movie? If you know the answers to these questions, you’re already off to a great start. So, let’s see what else you know!

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    General Knowledge Questions: Round 1

  1. In what year was the Disney movie “Big Hero 6” released?
    • 2012
    • 2017
    • 2013
    • 2014
    The correct answer is 2014.
    Big Hero 6 was released in 2014 and was the 54th animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
  2. The actor Burt Reynolds took a lead role in which classic 1970’s movie?
    • The Man Who Would Be King
    • National Lampoon’s Animal House
    • Smokey and the Bandit
    • The Towering Inferno
    The correct answer is “Smokey and the Bandit”. Did you get it right?
    The correct answer is Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds starred as the lead character, “The Bandit”, in the classic 1970s movie which follows his character’s attempts to transport an illegal shipment of beer across state lines.
  3. What type of animal is a peacock?
    • Butterfly
    • Reptile
    • Fish
    • Bird
    The correct answer is a bird.
    A peacock is a type of bird known for its brightly colored feathers and long tail.
  4. The 1950’s classic movie “Rear Window” starred which leading actor?
    • Spencer Tracy
    • Richard Gere
    • James Stewart
    • Richard Widmark
    The correct answer is James Stewart.
    James Stewart was a renowned Hollywood actor who starred in the 1950’s classic movie Rear Window, playing the lead role of a photographer who suspects his neighbour of a crime.
  5. Can you unjumble “Mairn T-saureelmhll” to reveal a famous actor?
    • Laurence Fishburne
    • Kristin Scott Thomas
    • Christopher Walken
    • Armin Mueller-Stahl
    The correct answer is Armin Mueller-Stahl. Did you get it right?
    Armin Mueller-Stahl is a German actor and musician who has appeared in numerous films, television series, and theatre productions.
  6. A device used for controlling the flow of liquids, or to lightly touch something – what am I?
    • Beat
    • File
    • Tap
    • Pound
    The correct answer is “tap”.
    A tap is a device used to control the flow of liquids, typically by opening and closing a valve. It can also be used to lightly touch something, such as a button or switch, to activate a mechanism.
  7. The following is a line from which 1970’s film “you”re gonna need a bigger boat”?
    • Jaws
    • Halloween
    • The French Connection
    • Carry On Sailing
    The correct answer is “Jaws”.
    Jaws is a classic horror movie from 1975 about a great white shark terrorizing a small beach town.
  8. Arcturus is a named celestial object of what sort?
    • Constellation
    • A Star
    • Galaxy
    • Satellite
    The correct answer is A Star.
    Arcturus is a bright star located in the northern sky and is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes. It is the fourth brightest star in the night sky and is an orange giant star.
  9. Which of the following have NOT been the singer for Deep Purple?
    • Tommy Bolin
    • David Coverdale
    • Ian Gillan
    • Bruce Dickinson
    The correct answer is “Bruce Dickinson”.
    Bruce Dickinson is not a member of the English rock band Deep Purple; he is the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

  1. “F2” is the chemical formula for which gas?
    • Fluorine
    • Carbon dioxide
    • Hydrogen sulfide
    • Chlorine gas
    The correct answer is Fluorine.
    F2 is the chemical formula for Fluorine, a highly reactive, pale yellow gas that is the most electronegative and reactive of all the elements.
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    General Knowledge Questions: Round 2

  1. What unusual word means “The halo-like effect produced by light in photographs”?
    • Soliloquy
    • Penchant
    • Halation
    • Nihilarian
    The correct answer is “Halation”.
    Halation is an optical phenomenon that occurs when light reflects off a surface and creates a halo-like effect in photographs.
  2. What unusual word means “A spark or tiny amount of something, often used to describe a small flash of inspiration”?
    • Scintilla
    • Somnambulist
    • Ostensible
    • Sonder
    The correct answer is “Scintilla”.
    Scintilla is a Latin word meaning “a spark” or “a tiny amount” of something, often used to describe a small flash of inspiration.
  3. Which author wrote the classic children’s book “The Wind in the Willows”?
    • Chris Van Allsburg
    • Kenneth Grahame
    • Eric Carle
    • Anna Sewell
    The correct author was Kenneth Grahame.
    Kenneth Grahame wrote the classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows, a beloved tale of the adventures of four anthropomorphic woodland creatures.
  4. The 1990’s hit movie “The Fifth Element” starred which Hollywood A-lister?
    • Christian Slater
    • Bruce Willis
    • Martin Short
    • Dan Aykroyd
    The correct answer is Bruce Willis.
    Bruce Willis is an iconic American actor, famous for his roles in films such as Die Hard, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. He starred as the lead in The Fifth Element, a sci-fi action movie released in 1997.
  5. Mungo Scott travelled the River Niger in what year?
    • 1792
    • 1781
    • 1795
    • 1790
    The correct answer is 1795.
    Mungo Scott, a Scottish explorer, was the first European to travel the River Niger in 1795.
  6. In which year weas The Beatles’ album “The White Album” released?
    • 1989
    • 1973
    • 1976
    • 1968
    The correct answer is 1968.
    The Beatles’ album The White Album was released in 1968 and is considered one of the band’s most iconic albums.
  7. The Woody Allen movie “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” was released in what year?
    • 1973
    • 1977
    • 1992
    • 1982
    The correct answer is 1982.
    The movie, directed by Woody Allen, was released in 1982 and is a romantic comedy set in the early 20th century.
  8. Which one of the following words is the odd man out?
    • preemptive
    • enigma
    • straw
    • ridge
    Preemptive – all the rest are nouns.
    Preemptive is an adjective, describing something done in advance to prevent something else from happening.
  9. Madonna released her album entitled “Like a Prayer” in what year?
    • 2006
    • 1995
    • 1989
    • 1990
    The correct answer is 1989.
    Madonna released her album entitled “Like a Prayer” in 1989, making it her fourth studio album.

  1. The actor Dwayne Johnson took a lead role in which blockbuster 2020’s movie?
    • Transformers
    • Inception
    • Jumanji: The Next Level
    • Ford v Ferrari
    The correct answer is “Jumanji: The Next Level”. Did you get it right?
    The correct answer is Jumanji: The Next Level, which is a sequel to the 2017 movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Dwayne Johnson reprised his role as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the movie.
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    General Knowledge Questions: Round 3

  1. In which year was the movie “Blind Date” starring Bruce Willis released?
    • 2001
    • 1988
    • 1984
    • 1987
    The correct answer is 1987.
    The movie Blind Date, starring Bruce Willis, was released in 1987.
  2. Who directed the 1994 movie “Natural Born Killers?
    • Rouben Mamoulian
    • Francis Ford Coppola
    • Oliver Stone
    • John Hughes
    The correct answer is Oliver Stone.
    Oliver Stone is an American filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1994 movie, “Natural Born Killers.”
  3. Which of the following countries is landlocked?
    • Brazil
    • Bolivia
    • Colombia
    • Cuba
    The correct answer is “Bolivia”.
    Bolivia is a South American country that does not have a coastline, making it a landlocked nation.
  4. Name the 1993 movie directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell?
    • Avengers: Infinity War
    • JFK
    • Groundhog Day
    • Léon
    The correct answer is Groundhog Day.
    Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, in which Murray’s character is forced to relive the same day over and over.
  1. In which year was the movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” starring Seth Rogan released?
    • 2015
    • 2004
    • 2005
    • 2007
    The correct answer is 2005.
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin starring Seth Rogan was released in 2005 and was a critical and commercial success.
  2. What unusual word means a person who explores caves?
    • Flapdoodle
    • Schmooze
    • Spelunker
    • Abecedarian
    The correct answer is “spelunker”. Did you get it right?
    A spelunker is a person who explores caves, usually for recreational purposes or scientific research.
  3. Nino Farina is known for their abilities in primarily which sport?
    • Basketball
    • Formula One Racing
    • Baseball
    • Athletics
    The correct answer is Formula One Racing.
    Nino Farina was an Italian racing driver who was renowned for his success in Formula One Racing, the highest class of single-seater auto racing.
  4. The chemical symbol for water is?
    • H2O
    • H2CO3
    • NaHCO3
    • Ca(OH)2
    The correct answer is H2O. Did you solve it?
    The chemical symbol for water is H2O, which stands for two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen, the two elements that make up water molecules.
  5. In what year did the US and USSR agree to reduce nuclear arms in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty?
    • 1991
    • 1995
    • 1987
    • 1986
    The correct answer is 1987.
    In 1987, the US and USSR signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement to reduce their nuclear arsenals and limit the deployment of intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

  1. The chemical element Niobium was first discovered when?
    • 1861
    • 1801
    • 1925
    • 1944
    The correct answer is 1801.
    Niobium was discovered in 1801 by Charles Hatchett, who named it after the Greek goddess Niobe due to its similar properties to tantalum.
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    General Knowledge Questions: Round 4

  1. In which year was “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan published?
    • 1988
    • 1993
    • 1989
    • 1981
    The correct answer is 1989.
    The Joy Luck Club, a novel by Amy Tan, was first published in 1989.
  2. In which year was the movie “St. Elmo’s Fire” starring Demi Moore released?
    • 1995
    • 1992
    • 1983
    • 1985
    The correct answer is 1985.
    The movie St. Elmo’s Fire, starring Demi Moore, was released in 1985, becoming an iconic film of the 1980s.
  3. The 1980’s classic movie “Innerspace” starred which Hollywood A-lister?
    • Clint Eastwood
    • Sidney Poitier
    • Paul Newman
    • Dennis Quaid
    The correct answer is Dennis Quaid.
    Dennis Quaid is an American actor known for his roles in a variety of films, including the 1980s classic movie Innerspace.
  4. A solid piece of material or an obstruction that prevents movement – what am I?
    • Sound
    • Table
    • Block
    • Date
    The correct answer is “block”.
    A block is a physical object that is solid and immovable, used to obstruct movement or the flow of a substance.
  5. Rehtona is the reverse spelling of which word?
    • success
    • numeral
    • suppose
    • another
    The correct answer is another. Did you get it right?
    Rehtona is a reverse spelling of the word “another,” which is an adjective used to indicate an additional or different item, person, or action.
  6. ____ Aaron – well known sports star?
    • Donald Bradman
    • Hank Aaron
    • Diego Maradona
    • Lebron James
    This correct answer is Hank Aaron.
    He is a legendary baseball player who set many records during his career, including the all-time home run record. He is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and is an iconic figure in the sport.
  7. The U.S. state of New Jersey is abbreviated to which two letters?
    • FL
    • NJ
    • IN
    • PA
    The correct abbreviation is “NJ”.
    The abbreviation NJ stands for the U.S. state of New Jersey, which is the third smallest state in the country.
  8. The chemical symbol of the element Seaborgium is?
    • S
    • Sg
    • Ac
    • Ir
    The correct answer is “Sg”.
    Seaborgium is a synthetic element with atomic number 106, and its chemical symbol is Sg, derived from the last name of the Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg.
  9. The 1970’s classic movie “Smokey and the Bandit” starred which Hollywood A-list star?
    • Shirley MacLaine
    • Tom Cruise
    • Burt Reynolds
    • Sylvester Stallone
    The correct answer is Burt Reynolds.
    Burt Reynolds was an A-list Hollywood star in the 1970s, best known for his role in the classic movie Smokey and the Bandit.

  1. Which one of the following words is a noun?
    • maybe
    • cemetery
    • ceiling
    • cropped
    Cropped is the noun.
    Cropped is a word that refers to something that has been cut off or trimmed.
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    General Knowledge Questions: Round 5

  1. How many digits are on a Visa card number?
    • 12
    • 18
    • 16
    • 14
    The correct answer is “16”.
    A Visa card number consists of 16 digits, which are used to identify the cardholder and verify the card’s authenticity.
  2. Name a 2003 movie starring Julia Roberts?
    • Ocean’s Thirteen
    • Black Mass
    • Mona Lisa Smile
    • The Silence of the Lambs
    The correct answer is “Mona Lisa Smile”.
    Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 movie starring Julia Roberts as a free-thinking art professor at a conservative 1950s college.
  3. What is the name of the largest species of mammal that ever lived?
    • Hippopotamus
    • African Elephant
    • Giraffe
    • Blue Whale
    The correct answer is Blue Whale.
    The Blue Whale is the largest species of mammal to have ever existed, reaching lengths of up to 33 meters and weighing up to 200 tonnes.
  4. “ether” is an anagram of which word?
    • tree
    • spree
    • three
    • free
    The correct answer is “three”.
    Ether is an anagram of the word “three”, which is a number that is one greater than two and one less than four.
  1. In what year did King James I ascend to the throne?
    • 1969
    • 1603
    • 1612
    • 1600
    The correct answer is 1603.
    King James I ascended to the throne of England in 1603, following the death of Elizabeth I, who had no living heirs.
  2. What unusual word means “Nostalgia for a time you’ve never known”?
    • Anemoia
    • Pulchritude
    • Apotheosis
    • Hypnagogic
    The correct answer is “Anemoia”.
    Anemoia is a feeling of longing for a time or place that one has never experienced, often associated with a sense of nostalgia.
  3. Name a 1984 movie starring Eddie Murphy?
    • Shrek the Third
    • A Room with a View
    • Beverly Hills Cop
    • Orange County
    The correct answer is “Beverly Hills Cop”.
    Eddie Murphy starred in the 1984 action-comedy “Beverly Hills Cop” as Axel Foley, a Detroit police officer who travels to Beverly Hills to investigate a murder.
  4. The rare Okapi is found in which locations?
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Mongolia and China
    • Central Asia
    • United States
    The correct answer is Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    The Okapi is native to the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, making it one of the few species endemic to the region.
  5. Can you unjumble “Ueijl Hieritsc” to reveal a famous actor?
    • Julie Christie
    • Audrey Hepburn
    • Marlene Dietrich
    • Joaquin Phoenix
    The correct answer is Julie Christie. Did you get it right?
    Julie Christie is an English actress who is known for her roles in films such as “Dr. Zhivago” and “Darling”. She is widely regarded as one of the most influential actors of the 20th century.

  1. The 1970’s classic movie “Blazing Saddles” starred which Hollywood A-list star?
    • Gene Wilder
    • Liam Neeson
    • Steve McQueen
    • Chevy Chase
    The correct answer is Gene Wilder.
    Gene Wilder was a beloved Hollywood A-list star in the 70s, known for his comedic roles in films such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
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