General Knowledge Trivia Questions #125Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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Which of these Oscar winning movies was the first to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?
b. A Beautiful Mind
c. Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves - Dances with Wolves is based on the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake.
Who created Sam Spade, the detective in the 1930 novel "The Maltese Falcon"?
a. Agatha Christie
b. Dashiell Hammet
c. Raymond Chandler
d. Graham Greene
Dashiell Hammet - As of 2018, four films have been based on the novel.
Fought between the British Royal Navy and the Navy of the French Republic, the "Battle of The Nile" took place in what year?
1798 - The battle saw the English decisively defeat the French.
Making its debut in 1993, Mojo is a British magazine that focuses on what subject?
Music - The debut issue had Bob Dylan and John Lennon as its cover.
"Tampere" is the second largest city in which nation?
Finland - One of Tampere's main tourist attractions is the Sarkanniemi Amusement Park.
Published in 1993, "The Client" was a hit novel for what American author?
a. Robert Harris
b. Robert Galbraith
c. Stephen King
d. John Grisham
John Grisham - A film based on the book was released in 1994.
Sy Berger, who died in 2014, was associated with the creation of what collectable craze?
c. Sports Cards
Sports Cards - Seymour Perry Berger was part of the Topps Company for over 50 years.
How many stars are featured on the flag of Chile?
1 - The flag's colors are blue, red and white.
A version of Andrew Gold's 1978 song "Thank You for Being a Friend" became the theme song for what popular TV sitcom?
a. The Golden Girls
b. The Cosby Show
c. Who's the Boss
The Golden Girls - The Golden Girls aired from 1985 to 1992.
In which of these seas does Europe's longest river, the Volga, flow?
a. The Caspian Sea
b. The Black Sea
c. Aral Sea
d. The Baltic Sea
The Black Sea - The Volga is also Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed.
Making its debut in 1843, the opera "The Flying Dutchman" was composed by whom?
Wagner - The Flying Dutchman is a German-language opera.
Viking 1 became the first spacecraft to land successfully on what planet in 1976?
Mars - Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program.
What artist decided to remove her music from Spotify prior to her release of the 2014 album "1989"?
b. Britney Spears
d. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift - Swift re-added her entire catalog to Spotify in June of 2017.
Who was King of England directly before Henry VIII?
a. James II
b. Charles I
c. Edward V
d. Henry VII
Henry VII - Henry VII was King of England from August 1485 until his death in April of 1509.
The films "The Postman", "Waterworld" and "Revenge" all have what actor in common?
a. Kevin Costner
b. Robert De Niro
c. Bruce Willis
d. Nicolas Cage
Kevin Costner - Costner made his film debut in 'Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.'.
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