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General Knowledge Quiz Questions

A random general knowlegde quiz- a bit of everything. 30 Questions.

 
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1

Which sports commentator said the words 'They think its all over...it is now' in the 1966 World Cup?

  • Alfie Wolstenholme
  • Brian Wolstenholme
  • Kenneth Wolstenholme

2

Between which years did the American War of Independence occur?

  • 1775-1783
  • 1783-1791
  • 1791-1799

3

Who sings the theme tune to 'Fraser'?

  • John Denver
  • Kelsey Grammar
  • Frank Sinatra

4

Who wrote the short story 'The Birds' which was later adapted into a film by Hitchcock?

  • Daphne du Maurier
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Gwendolyn Brooks

5

What is the capital of Canada?

  • Ontario
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto

6

In which state was George W. Bush born?

  • Connecticut
  • Arizona
  • Texas

7

William Shakespeare's exact date of birth is unknown. In which year was he baptised?

  • 1554
  • 1564
  • 1574

8

The cocktail Cosmopolitan is made with which three ingredients?

  • Vodka, cointreau and cranberry juice
  • Vodka, gin and cranberry juice
  • Vodka, martini and cranberry juice

9

How far away from Earth is its moon?

  • 38,440 km
  • 384,403 km
  • 3, 844, 032 km

10

A 'vulpes vulpes' is which sort of animal?

  • Red fox
  • Red panda
  • Red squirrel

11

What is Boy George's real name?

  • George Edward Farrah
  • George Alan O'Dowd
  • George Simon Connors

12

Biafra was a secessionist state of which country between 1967 and 1970?

  • Ethiopia
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya

13

Which philosopher said 'I think, therefore I am'?

  • Descartes
  • Hume
  • Spinoza

14

In which year did the UK decimalise the pound sterling?

  • 1971
  • 1975
  • 1979

15

Who provided the voice for Mikey in the 'Look Who's Talking' films?

  • Bruce Willis
  • Mel Gibson
  • John Travolta

16

What is the population of Greater London?

  • 7.5 million
  • 8.5 million
  • 9.5 million

17

What does 'fere' mean in Old English?

  • Father
  • Friend
  • Farmer

18

Who wrote the novel 'Engleby'?

  • Will Self
  • Lionel Shriver
  • Sebastian Faulks

19

In terms of land area, which is the largest county in the UK?

  • Yorkshire
  • Warwickshire
  • Devon

20

Who sang 'Welcome to my World'?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Jim Reeves
  • Neil Diamond

21

Who had the 1993 Christmas number one?

  • Mr. Blobby
  • East 17
  • Queen

22

How tall is the tower which houses Big Ben?

  • 316 feet
  • 416 feet
  • 516 feet

23

Why is Canary Wharf called Canary Wharf?

  • It was named after the Canary Island birthplace of the chief architect
  • It was named after a Canary Island fruit import company
  • The name was drawn from a hat

24

Where in the UK would one find Arthur's Seat?

  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh
  • Stonehenge

25

In which year was homosexuality made legal (within certain limits) in England?

  • 1967
  • 1977
  • 1987

26

Between which years was the Crimean War fought?

  • 1850-1853
  • 1853-1856
  • 1856-1859

27

What is the name of Becky Granger's ex-partner in 'Coronation Street'?

  • Snail
  • Slug
  • Slimer

28

Who was the Roman god of death?

  • Janus
  • Pluto
  • Bacchus

29

Who is the British secretary of state for Children, Schools and Families?

  • Ed Balls
  • Yvette Cooper
  • Alan Johnson

30

To which country is Lemongrass, commonly used in cooking and alternative medicine, native?

  • India
  • Australia
  • Japan

 

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