General Knowledge Trivia Questions #123Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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The United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on May 26, 1998 that "Ellis Island" is part of which US state?
c. New York
d. New Jersey
New Jersey - The entire island is owned by the U.S. federal government.
How many toes does a cat have on each of its hind paws?
Four - A cat has five toes on each front paw.
China and what other country border the landlocked sovereign state of Mongolia?
c. North Korea
Russia - Mongolia is the 18th largest country in the world.
What actor played the hobbit "Samwise Gamgee" in "Lord of the Rings", and was a child star in the film "The Goonies"?
a. Jeff Cohen
b. Josh Brolin
c. Sean Astin
d. Corey Feldman
Sean Astin - Astin played the role of Mikey Walsh in the Goonies.
What phobia is defined as the fear of darkness?
Achluophobia - The fear of the dark is also known as nyctophobia.
What two colors when mixed together form the color orange?
a. Yellow and green
b. Red and white
c. Blue and red
d. Red and yellow
Red and white - Red and white make pink.
Which of the following military units represents the largest amount of soldiers?
Battalion - A battalion consists of up to 800 soldiers.
One of Johnny Depp's earliest film roles was as Private Gator Lerner in what Academy Award winning war film?
a. Born on the Fourth of July
c. Full Metal Jacket
d. Apocalypse Now
Platoon - Written and directed by Oliver Stone, Platoon won the Best Picture Academy Award.
What winter sport combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting at targets?
c. Rifle Skeet
d. Alpine Skiing
Biathlon - The distance to the targets is 160 feet.
The 2004 covers album "Throwback Vol. 1" was released by which rhythm and blues band?
a. Four Tops
b. The Drifters
c. The Temptations
d. Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men - Boyz II Men formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1985.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the "Yankees", are located in what US city?
a. New York
b. Tama Bay
New York - The New York Yankees formed in 1901.
What Italian city shares its name with a variety of lemon?
Genoa - The Genoa Lemon is similar to the Eureka Lemon.
The daughter of Zeus, "Persephone" is the Greek Goddess of which season?
Spring - Persephone is also known as the queen of the underworld.
Which of the following four historic events happened first?
a. World War I
b. Treaty of Versailles
c. Mussolini seizes Power
d. USSR Formed
World War I - World War I took place from Jul 28, 1914 to Nov 11, 1918.
What was initially marketed as a tonic or medicine, contained extracts of cocaine and kola nut?
b. Coca Cola
c. Green Tea
Coca Cola - Coca Cola was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton.
"Bluff City" is the nickname of which US city?
c. Las Vegas
d. New York City
Memphis - Memphis is the second largest city in the state of Tennessee (Nashville is the largest).
What number-one song by Kay Starr shares its name with a TV game show?
a. Deal or No Deal
b. Wheel of Fortune
d. Price is Right
Wheel of Fortune - Wheel of Fortune made its debut on February 8, 1952.
Traditionally, the milk of which animal is used to make Feta cheese?
Sheep - Feta is sometimes made from a blend of sheep's and goat's milk.
The 1991 science-fiction action film "Judgement Day" is the sequel to which 1984 movie?
c. The Matrix
d. The Terminator
The Terminator - Terminator 2 - Judgement Day was co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron.
How many US pints are there in three US gallons?
24 - There are 8 pints in a gallon.
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