General Knowledge Trivia Questions #84Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Who was the president of Iraq when the Americans began their invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003?
a. Bashar al-Assad
b. Saddam Hussein
c. Osama bin Laden
d. Muammar Gaddafi
Saddam Hussein - Saddam was hanged on 30 December 2006.
Winner of the Song of the Year Grammy in 2001, which band recorded the hit, "Beautiful Day"?
a. Red Hot Chili Peppers
c. Bon Jovi
d. Depeche Mode
U2 - The song won three Grammys.
Which modern Japanese inventor surpassed Thomas Edison's total of 1,093 U.S. patents in 2003?
a. Hideo Ando
b. Jun Koyama
c. Tadahiro Ohmi
d. Shunpei Yamazaki
Shunpei Yamazaki - Australian inventor Kia Silverbrook currently holds the most US patents at 4, 679 (Oct 2014).
What are the five colors of the Olympic rings?
a. Red, yellow, green, blue, purple
b. Red, yellow, green, blue, black
c. Red, yellow, green, blue, pink
d. Red, yellow, green, blue, brown
Red, yellow, green, blue, black - The rings symbol was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1912.
Yuri Gagarin is immortalized for being the first man to journey into outer space. In what year did the expedition take place?
1961 - Gagarin died when a MiG-15 jet he was piloting crashed in 1968.
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, what TV show stars Lauren Graham as a single mother raising her daughter Rory in the fictional town of Stars Hollow?
a. Judging Amy
b. Gilmore Girls
c. One Tree Hill
Gilmore Girls - Ending in 2007, Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons.
Landlocked, on which continent would you find the country of Bolivia?
a. North America
b. South America
South America - At 418,683 square miles, Bolivia is equal in size to California and Texas combined.
A thief steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology in which 2010 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio?
c. Catch Me If You Can
Inception - Inception was a box office success grossing over $800 million worldwide.
What is the major artery that is located on either side of your neck?
Carotid - The carotid arteries supply the head and neck with oxygenated blood.
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer sometime near the end of the 14th century, which best-selling book is a collection of over 20 stories?
a. Great Expectations
b. One Thousand and One Nights
c. The Canterbury Tales
d. Gulliver's Travels
The Canterbury Tales - Most of the tales found in the book are written in verse.
Born as Erik Weisz in 1874, I achieved much fame for my sensational escape acts. What was my stage name?
b. David Copperfield
c. Buster Keaton
d. Val Valentino
Houdini - Houdini spent much of his life debunking psychics and mediums.
Which spider is considered the most venomous spider in North America?
a. Redback Spider
b. Black Widow
d. Yellow Sac Spider
Black Widow - The female black widow eats her male partner after mating.
Airing from 1991 to 2003, what TV tabloid talk show was hosted by a former rock band drummer?
a. The Ricki Lake Show
b. The Jerry Springer Show
c. The Tyra Banks Show
d. The Jenny Jones Show
The Jenny Jones Show - Jenny Jones was also a stand-up comedian.
The last remaining wonder of the original "Seven Wonders of the World" is located in which country?
Egypt - The last remaining wonder is the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Founding member of the two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, which guitarist was shot onstage while performing in 2004?
a. Diamond Darrell
b. Vinnie Paul
c. Randy Rhoads
d. Clifford Burton
Diamond Darrell - Diamond Darrell was pronounced dead at the scene.
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