General Knowledge Trivia Questions #118Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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In a game of standard poker, which of the following is the winning hand?
a. Two Pair
b. Full House
c. Four of a Kind
d. Straight Flush
Straight Flush - A straight flush is five cards in numerical order, all of an identical suit.
What oversized, eccentric detective was created by mystery writer Rex Stout in 1934?
a. Philip Marlowe
b. Sam Spade
c. Hercule Poirot
d. Nero Wolfe
Nero Wolfe - Mostly set in New York City, Nero was featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas.
Tom Cruise starred in all of these films except one. Can you spot it?
a. Knight and Day
b. Vanilla Sky
c. A Few Good Men
d. The Peacemaker
The Peacemaker - Released in 1977, 'The Peacemaker' stars Nicole Kidman and George Clooney.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, who was the shortest man in recorded history?
a. Junrey Balawing
b. Chandra Bahadur Dangi
c. Gul Mohammed
d. Jyoti Amge
Chandra Bahadur Dangi - Standing at just 1 foot 10 inches, Chandra died in 2015 at the age of 75.
Introduced in 1950, what was the first universal credit card?
b. Diners Club
d. American Express
Diners Club - American Express made its debut in 1958.
What phobia is defined as the fear of thunder and lightning?
Ceraunophobia - The word Cerauno is Greek and means thunderbolt.
According to the geologic time scale, in which Phanerozoic era do we currently live?
a. Cambrian Era
b. Cenozoic Era
c. Mesozoic Era
d. Paleozoic Era
Cenozoic Era - The Cenozoic Era has seen the rise of mammals as the dominant class of animals.
Not only is Rhode Island the smallest state in the US, it also has the shortest state motto at one word. Can you identify it?
Hope - Rhode Island's official nickname is 'The Ocean State'.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1985, who did Oprah Winfrey play in the film "The Color Purple"?
a. Sofia Johnson
b. Miss Millie
c. Celie Harris
d. Nettie Harris
Sofia Johnson - The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker.
What physical property of a diamond do carats measure?
Mass - A carat is equal to 0.2 grams.
Which of the following Stephen King novels was never released as a movie (2017)?
b. The Mangler
c. Doctor Sleep
d. The Mist
Doctor Sleep - Released in 2013, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to King's 1977 novel The Shining.
Which baseball great holds the Major League Baseball record with a hitting streak of 56 consecutive games?
a. Willie Keeler
b. Joe DiMaggio
c. Pete Rose
d. Ty Cobb
Joe DiMaggio - DiMaggio's streak lasted from May 15, 1941 to July 17, 1941.
Discovered in 1930 and originally considered the ninth planet in the Solar System, in what year was Pluto reclassified to a dwarf planet?
2006 - Pluto is the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System.
Constructed in 1966, what is the largest opera house in the world with a seating capacity of approximately 3,800?
a. Peabody Opera House
b. Sydney Opera House
c. Royal Opera House
d. Metropolitan Opera House
Metropolitan Opera House - The Metropolitan Opera House is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.
Fought in June of 1815, who did the Duke of Wellington and the Prince of Wahlstatt defeat at the Battle of Waterloo?
a. Napoleon Bonaparte
b. Alexander the Great
c. Georgy Zhukov
d. Ulysses S. Grant
Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon abdicated four days after the battle.
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