General Knowledge Trivia Questions #106Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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Which part of the human body is also called the "Trachea"?
b. Voice Box
c. Heart Valve
d. Ear Canal
Windpipe - The trachea is a tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs.
Known as Black Tuesday, in which year did the great "Wall Street Crash" occur?
1929 - Black Tuesday was the greatest stock market crash in the history of the United States.
Released in 1984, which Bruce Springsteen song was the first to win a Grammy?
a. Up All Night
b. Born to Run
c. Born in the USA
d. Dancing in the Dark
Dancing in the Dark - Dancing in the Dark was released on the album 'Born in the U.S.A.'
Richard Harris played the role of which character in the "Harry Potter" films?
a. Severus Snape
b. Peter Pettigrew
c. Albus Dumbledore
d. Rubeus Hagrid
Albus Dumbledore - Dumbledore is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts.
In which city is the medical drama TV series "Grey's Anatomy" set?
a. New York
Seattle - Grey's Anatomy made its debut on March 27, 2005.
How many countries in the world are smaller than Monaco?
1 - The world's smallest country is the Vatican.
Reigning from 1792 BC to 1750 BC, Hammurabi was the sixth king of what empire?
Babylon - Hammurabi had a reputation as a 'lawgiver'.
Graham Nash first saw fame as a member of which popular British band?
a. The Hollies
b. The Yardbirds
c. The Kinks
d. The Byrds
The Hollies - Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. With 'Crosby, Stills and Nash' and with 'The Hollies'.
Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press during what century?
15th - The press was in operation by the year 1450.
A double World Champion, "Fernando Alonso" is major figure in which sport?
c. Car Racing
Car Racing - Fernando is a Spanish Formula One racing driver.
What is the famous English author Eric Arthur Blair's pen name?
a. John Steinbeck
b. Thomas Hardy
c. Charles Dickens
d. George Orwell
George Orwell - Orwell's best-known works are Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm.
With a population of approximately 1.25 million, Belgrade is the capital city of which country?
Serbia - The name Belgrade translates to 'White city'.
Complete the title to this famous painting by Salvador Dali - "The Persistence of..."?
Memory - Completed in 1931, The Persistence of Memory is one of Dali's most recognizable works.
Ohms are a measure of what?
a. Speed of Light
d. Electrical Resistance
Electrical Resistance - Named after physicist Georg Simon Ohm.
Located by the Mediterranean Sea, which European country is closest to "Tunisia"?
Italy - Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa.
Which planet is the farthest from the sun?
Neptune - Neptune is seventeen times the mass of Earth.
Running from July 27th to August 12th, which city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games?
London - Over 10,750 athletes participated in the games.
Released in 1976, who hit number one with a cover of the song "No Charge"?
a. Paper Lace
b. Tina Charles
c. J.J. Barrie
d. Kiki Dee
J.J. Barrie - No Charge was initially released by Melba Montgomery in 1974.
Hugh Laurie is the star of which popular medical TV drama that aired for eight seasons from 2004 to 2012?
c. Grey's Anatomy
House - According to its writers, Sherlock Holmes served as an inspiration for the show.
Which American singer-songwriter is known as the "Queen of Soul"?
a. Aretha Franklin
b. Dionne Warwick
c. Etta James
d. Whitney Houston
Aretha Franklin - Aretha began her career singing gospel at her father's church.
The Treaty of Versailles ended the state of hostilities between Germany and the Allied Powers during which war?
a. Kosovo War
b. World War II
c. Bosnian War
d. World War I
World War I - The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th, 1919.
Which infamous American crime lord had the nickname "Scarface" due to a knife scar on the left side of his face?
a. Al Capone
b. Frank Lucas
c. Angelo Bruno
d. Frank Scalice
Al Capone - Capone was jailed for tax evasion in 1932 and was released after serving eight years.
Written by Charles Dickens, which classic novel tells the story of an orphan nicknamed Pip?
a. The Battle of Life
b. A Christmas Carol
c. Great Expectations
d. Barnaby Rudge
Great Expectations - Dicken's thirteenth novel, Great Expectations was published in 1861.
Playing from 1946 to 1980, which NHL superstar holds the record for most games played?
a. Mark Messier
b. Chris Chelios
c. Jean Beliveau
d. Gordie Howe
Gordie Howe - Gordie played 1,767 games during his career. Mark Messier comes in second at 1,756 games played.
Serving nearly 21 years from 1721 to 1742, who was Great Britain's first prime minister?
a. Robert Walpole
b. Spencer Compton
c. Henry Pelham
d. William Cavendish
Robert Walpole - Walpole is regarded by many as one of the greatest politicians in British history.
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