General Knowledge Trivia Questions #96Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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In what year did British racing driver Damon Hill win his only Formula One World Championship?
1996 - Damon retired from racing after the 1999 season.
Published in 1814, Mansfield Park is a novel that was written by whom?
a. Thomas Hardy
b. Charles Dickens
c. George Eliot
d. Jane Austen
Jane Austen - Mansfield Park was the third published novel by Jane Austen.
Which of the four terrestrial planets has the fastest rotation?
Earth - Earth is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets.
Which of the following would be considered a Fauvist?
Matisse - Known primarily as a painter, Matisse was also a draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.
Which heavy metal English band released their debut album "Rocka Rolla" in 1973?
b. Judas Priest
c. Black Sabbath
Judas Priest - Judas Priest received a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2010.
Who is the Greek equivalent of the Roman God Jupiter?
Zeus - Zeus the ruler of the Olympians of Mount Olympus.
In what year did World War I end?
1918 - World War I began on July 28th, 1914.
Which of the following Ben Stiller movies was released first?
a. Happy Gilmore
b. Meet the Parents
c. There's Something About Mary
d. The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy - The Cable Guy was released in 1996.
Pyrus Cummunis is the Latin name for which fruit?
Pear - Some pears look like apples such as the nashi pear.
The Chicago Bears compete in which sport?
a. American Football
b. Ice Hockey
American Football - A member of the NFL, the Chicago Bears were established in 1919.
Fill in the blanks of this well-known quote from the film Dirty Dancing - "Nobody puts ___ in the corner"?
Baby - Released in 1987, Dirty Dancing stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
Which soap character was played by Steven Pinder in Brookside?
a. Ron Dixon
b. Jimmy Corkhill
c. Barry Grant
d. Max Farnham
Max Farnham - Brookside ran for 21 years from 1982 to 2003.
"Wannabe" was the debut single of which popular group?
b. Backstreet Boys
c. Spice Girls
Spice Girls - Wannabe was released in 1996.
What kind of creature is Rango in the Academy Award winning animated film of the same name?
Chameleon - Released in 2011, Rango won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
In Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," Leontes is the King of which location?
Sicily - The Winter's Tale is a comedy that was published in 1623.
Starring Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, the TV series "Bate's Motel" is a prequel to which horror film?
b. The Exorcist
c. The Birds
Psycho - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho was released in 1960.
Which of the following countries has a land mass of less than a square mile?
b. San Marino
Monaco - Monaco has a land area of 0.75 sq miles (1.95 sq km).
Male black widow spiders live for approximately one to two months. How long do female black widows live for?
a. Six Months
b. Up to Two Years
c. Up to Three Years
d. Up to One Year
Up to Three Years - Black widow spiders are also known as "tangle-web" spiders.
Released in 1977, the first American movies to appear on VHS were The Sound of Music, Patton and ...
a. Oh, God!
c. Star Wars
d. A Bridge Too Far
M*A*S*H - They cost between 50 to 70 dollars apiece.
Which Elvis Presley song was adapted from the sentimental Civil War ballad of "Aura Lee"?
a. Can't Help Falling in Love
b. Teddy Bear
c. Love Me Tender
d. Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender - Love Me Tender was released on October 6th, 1956.
Which of the following US presidents was assassinated in 1881?
a. James A. Garfield
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. William McKinley
d. John F. Kennedy
James A. Garfield - Garfield died on September 19, 1881, eleven weeks after being shot.
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