General Knowledge Trivia Questions #108Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" is a famous line by which author?
a. Charles Dickens
b. William Shakespeare
c. Charles Kingsley
d. George Orwell
George Orwell - From the 1945 novel Animal Farm.
Frodo's surname in J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" is...?
Baggins - Frodo is a hobbit of the Shire who inherits the One Ring from his uncle Bilbo Baggins.
From which country did the Aztecs hail from during the 14th to 16th centuries?
Mexico - The Aztec culture and history is chiefly known through archaeological excavations.
Graham Nash made his name in which popular British band?
a. The Kinks
b. The Jam
c. The Beatles
d. The Hollies
The Hollies - Graham has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once for Crosby, Stills and Nash and once for the Hollies.
Haile Selassie was deposed as Emperor of which country in 1974?
Ethiopia - Selassie was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
Hitler's "Mein Kampf" was first published in what year?
1925 - Mein Kampf translates to 'My Struggle'.
The "Curtis Cup" is awarded in which sport?
Golf - The Curtis Cup is a team trophy for women amateur golfers.
The "Hoover Dam" spans which river?
a. Potomac River
b. Yellow River
c. Colorado River
d. Mississippi River
Colorado River - The Hoover Dam was originally called the Boulder Dam.
The character Mr. Thomas Gradgrind appears in which Dicken's novel?
a. Nicholas Nickleby
b. Great Expectations
c. Hard Times
d. David Copperfield
Hard Times - Hard Times was first published as a serial in April of 1854.
What color is the art and literature category in "Trivial Pursuit"?
Brown - Trivial Pursuit was created in 1979 by Canadian Chris Haney.
What geographical feature is the study of "Limnology" concerned with?
d. Inland Waters
Inland Waters - The term limnology was first coined by Francois-Alphonse Forel.
What instrument was played by famous jazz musician "Louis Armstrong"?
Trumpet - Armstrong's career spanned five decades from the 1920s to the 1960s.
"Toothed" and "Baleen" are both examples of what?
Whales - There are approximately 65 different species of toothed whales.
"Toot Sweets" is a song from which British musical film?
a. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
b. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
c. Half a Sixpence
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Toot Sweets is sung by Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes.
With an area of almost 70,000 km squared, what is the largest lake in Africa?
d. Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria - Lake Victoria is the largest 'tropical' lake in the world.
Who played the starring role in the 1992 film "The Last of the Mohicans"?
a. Johnny Depp
b. Joe Pesci
c. Daniel Day-Lewis
d. Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Day-Lewis - The Last of the Mohicans is based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same name.
Which national Rugby Union team has a red rose for its emblem?
England - The England national rugby union team call Twickenham Stadium home.
Which plant is often referred to as "Belladonna"?
c. Deadly Nightshade
Deadly Nightshade - Belladonna is native to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.
What animal has the longest lifespan in captivity?
d. Giant Tortoise
Giant Tortoise - The giant tortoise has an average lifespan of 100 years or more.
With a career spanning 20 seasons, what sport is "Jerry Rice" famous for playing?
b. Ice Hockey
d. American Football
American Football - Jerry played the position of wide receiver.
Published in 1992, who wrote the novel "The Pelican Brief"?
a. Tom Clancy
b. Peter James
c. John Green
d. John Grisham
John Grisham - A film adaptation of the novel was released in 1993.
In the Disney film "Dumbo", what kind of animal is Dumbo's friend Timothy?
Mouse - Dumbo was released in 1941.
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