General Knowledge Trivia Questions #85Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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An actor who was among the top box office draws for three decades, which of the following western films did not star John Wayne?
a. The Searchers
c. True Grit
d. The Shootist
Unforgiven - Wayne's birth name was Marion Mitchell Morrison. Unforgiven starred Clint Eastwood.
The bestselling book of all-time is "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens at 200 million copies sold. What is the second bestselling book?
a. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
b. The Da Vinci Code
c. And Then There Were None
d. The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings - Written by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings has sold approximately 150 million copies.
Known as lava after it comes out of a volcano, what is it called before it leaves the surface of the Earth?
Magma - Magma is molten or partially molten rock located beneath the Earth's surface.
Which fantasy drama TV show is an adaptation of a novel series by American author George R.R. Martin?
c. Legend of the Seeker
d. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones - Game of Thrones, more or less, follows the three storylines of the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series.
Which Japanese mountain-climber became the first woman to reach the top of Everest in 1975?
a. Yasuko Namba
b. Tamae Watanabe
c. Junko Tabei
d. Bachendri Pal
Junko Tabei - Junko and her party used the same route Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay took in 1953.
Which rainforest produces more than twenty percent of the world's oxygen supply?
a. Daintree Rainforest
b. Congo Rainforest
c. Amazon Rainforest
d. Tama Kinabalu Rainforest
Amazon Rainforest - The Amazon is the largest jungle in the world.
A Billboard number one song in 2014, which American singer-songwriter released the song "Shake It Off" on their fifth studio album "1989"?
a. Miley Cyrus
b. Katy Perry
d. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift - According to Swift, the album's title 1989 was inspired by the pop music scene of her birth year.
Running for four seasons from 2006 to 2010, in which TV series did Hayden Panettiere play the role of Claire Bennet, a high-school cheerleader who could spontaneously regenerate?
a. The 4400
Heroes - A 13-episode miniseries entitled Heroes - Reborn is scheduled for release in 2015.
In which sport do we see horses racing around a track that contains water jumps, ditches, fences, and hurdles?
a. Harness Racing
b. Flat Racing
c. Endurance Racing
d. Steeplechase Racing
Steeplechase Racing - Horseracing has been practised in civilisations across the world since ancient times.
The biggest single-day loss ever in the history of the Dow occurred in what year (2014)?
2008 - The Dow dropped 777.68 points, or approximately $1.2 trillion in market value, on September 29, 2008.
Jupiter is home to how many of the 166 "known" moons found in our solar system?
67 - Jupiter is chiefly composed of hydrogen.
A volleyball named Wilson serves as Chuck Noland's friend and only companion in which film released in 2000?
a. Cast Away
b. Survival Island
c. The Beach
d. Robinson Crusoe
Cast Away - Nominated for an Academy Award, Tom Hanks played the role of FedEx employee Chuck Noland.
One of the most popular goddesses of ancient Egypt, which Egyptian goddess had a woman's body and a cat's head?
Bast - Bast was the goddess of warfare.
Which baseball great holds the record for the most major league baseball career innings at 7,356?
a. Cy Young
b. Babe Ruth
c. Lefty Grove
d. Walter Johnson
Cy Young - A pitcher, Cy played for five different baseball teams for a total of 21 years.
As of 2014, which of the following Foreigner songs holds the Billboard record for "Most Weeks at Number Two (Without Hitting Number One)"?
a. Waiting for a Girl Like You
b. Juke Box Hero
d. Feels Like the First Time
Waiting for a Girl Like You - Waiting For a Girl Like You was released in September of 1981.
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