General Knowledge Trivia Questions #127Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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The films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Man on the Moon" and "Amadeus" where all directed by whom?
a. Milos Forman
b. James Cameron
c. Stanley Kubrick
d. Steven Spielberg
Milos Forman - Forman died in April of 2018 at the age of 86.
Which of the following numbers do Chinese people traditionally believe is an extremely lucky number?
8 - The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing began on 08/08/08 at precisely 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 PM, local Beijing time!
Approximately ninety percent of all volcanic activity on Earth occurs here.
a. Under the oceans
b. In the desert
c. Arctic Circle
d. Near the equator
Under the oceans - The study of volcanoes is called volcanology.
According to Greek mythology, who killed the vicious monster known as the "Nemean Lion"?
c. King Eurystheus
Heracles - Set by King Eurystheus, the first of Heracles' twelve labors was to slay the Nemean lion.
What title did Sarah Ferguson assume upon marrying Queen Elizabeth II's son, Prince Andrew?
a. Duchess of Devon
b. Duchess of Cheshire
c. Duchess of Edinburgh
d. Duchess of York
Duchess of York - Andrew and Sarah were married in Westminster Abbey on July 23rd, 1986.
A major figure in the Pop Art movement, artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol was born in what country?
c. United States
United States - Warhol was born and raised in Pittsburgh.
What phobia is the fear of animals?
Zoophobia - Pyrophobia is the irrational fear of fire.
Which of the following countries is NOT located in South America?
Panama - Panama is a country in Central America.
Who won the Oscar for Best Actress at the 31st Academy Awards in 1959?
a. Helen Hayes
b. Susan Hayward
c. Wendy Miller
d. Althea Gibson
Susan Hayward - Hayward won the award for her role as Barbara Graham in the film I Want to Live!
What is another name for the constellation "Ursa Major"?
a. The Great Boar
b. The Great Bear
c. The Great Tiger
d. The Great Lion
The Great Bear - Ursa Major is Latin for 'Great Bear'.
Featuring the songs "I'm Eighteen" and "Is It My Body", who released the studio album "Love It to Death" in 1971?
a. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
b. The Who
c. The Clash
d. Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper - Love It to Death reached number 35 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The word "cretin" is a pejorative term for what?
a. An idiot
b. A genius
c. A blind person
d. A deaf person
An idiot - The word 'idiot' is a derogatory term for a stupid or foolish person.
Wesley Snipes stars opposite this actor in the 1993 film "Rising Sun".
a. Sean Connery
b. Daniel Craig
c. Pierce Brosnan
d. Harrison Ford
Sean Connery - Rising Sun was written and directed by Philip Kaufman.
Winner of more than ten Grammy awards, what Colombian singer and songwriter was born on February 2nd, 1977?
b. Naty Botero
c. Karol G
Shakira - Shakira holds the Guinness World Record for being the first person in the world to get 100m likes on Facebook.
The 25th US President of the United States was in office during this period.
a. March 1897 to September 1901
b. September 1901 to March 1909
c. March 1909 – March 1913
d. March 1913 – March 1921
March 1897 to September 1901 - The 25th US President of the United States was William McKinley.
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