General Knowledge Trivia Questions #86Printable Trivia Questions And Answers
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What country had the largest number of World War II causalities at over 21 million?
Russia - Lasting from 1939 to 1945, the longest battle of World War II was the Battle of the Atlantic.
Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, which science fiction film is about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence?
b. The Fourth Kind
c. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
d. The Day the Earth Stood Still
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Close Encounters of the Third Kind was nominated for eight Oscars at the 50th Academy Awards.
Both Lesotho and Vatican City are countries that are entirely surrounded by another country. What is the only other country in the world that is totally engulfed by another country?
c. San Marino
San Marino - Vatican City and San Marino are both completely surrounded by Italy. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa.
According to a 2011 World Health Organization study, which country's people drink more hard spirits than anywhere else?
c. United States
d. South Korea
South Korea - South Korea is where Jinro Soju originates.
Which of the following children's books was not authored by Dr. Seuss?
a. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
b. Green Eggs and Ham
c. The Cat in the Hat
d. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was penned by Roald Dahl and published in 1964.
Who was the U.S. President when the Great Depression began in August of 1929?
a. William Howard Taft
b. Calvin Coolidge
c. Herbert Hoover
d. Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Hoover - Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States.
Posthumously released in 1989 and a worldwide hit, "Mystery Girl" was the last album recorded by which artist?
a. George Harrison
b. Johnny Cash
c. Carl Perkins
d. Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison - Roy died of a heart attack at the age of 52.
Which 1990s TV sitcom began with Cory in the sixth grade and followed him and his friends through to their college years?
a. Boy Meets World
b. Family Matters
c. Odd Man Out
d. Step by Step
Boy Meets World - Boy Meets World ran for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000.
Nicknamed "The Greatest", how many professional boxing fights did Muhammad Ali lose during his career?
Five - Ali's record is 56 wins (37 knockouts, 19 decisions), 5 losses (4 decisions, 1 TKO) and 0 draws.
Which of the following movies does not feature cultural icon Marlon Brando in a starring role?
a. The French Connection
b. A Streetcar Named Desire
c. The Godfather
d. On the Waterfront
The French Connection - Released in 1971, The French Connection stars Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey and Tony Lo Bianco.
In which country would you find the historic fortified complex, the Kremlin?
Russia - The Kremlin includes five palaces and four cathedrals.
Running for seven seasons from 2000 to 2007, which TV show stars Lauren Graham as a thirty something single mother and Alexis Bledel as her teen daughter?
b. One Tree Hill
c. 7th Heaven
d. Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls - Gilmore Girls won one Emmy Award.
Which of the following animals is not classified as a mammal?
Shark - Sharks are a group of fish.
Canadian former professional ice hockey player Bobby Orr played for the Boston Bruins for ten seasons. Which other NHL team did Bobby play for?
a. Toronto Maple Leafs
b. Chicago Black Hawks
c. Montreal Canadians
d. Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks - Orr left Boston as a free agent to join the Black Hawks where he played for them for two seasons before retiring at age 30.
Published in 1891, who authored the philosophical novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?
a. Oscar Wilde
b. Charles Dickens
c. Robert Louis Stevenson
d. George Bernard Shaw
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray was the only novel written by Wilde.
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