General Knowledge Trivia Questions #92Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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Pug, Alaskan Malamute, Akita, Griffon Bruxellois and Shiba Inu are all examples of what?
Dogs - The Shiba Inu is a small dog breed from Japan.
Which airline claims to have served the first hot in-flight meal?
a. Pan America
b. Air Japan
c. West Jet
d. British Airways
Pan America - The meal was served in 1935.
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Scott Glenn all play a role in this movie that is based on a novel by Thomas Harris.
a. Red Dragon
c. The Silence of the Lambs
d. Hannibal Rising
The Silence of the Lambs - In the film, Jodie Foster plays the role of Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee.
Involving a 400-meter-long orange-coloured cloth, which artist created the "Valley Curtain" in 1970?
Christo - This curtain was hung in the Rocky Mountains near Rifle, Colorado.
What television broadcast made history when it aired on the 20th of July 1969?
a. The moon landing
b. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth
c. The opening of the Suez Canal
d. The first FIFA World Cup
The moon landing - This event was listed as the top of TV Guide's most memorable moments in 1997.
The following extraterrestrial lyric is from which 1969 hit song - "Am I sitting in a tin can far above the world. Planet Earth is blue..."?
a. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
b. Rocket Man
c. Mr. Spaceman
d. Space Oddity
Space Oddity - David Bowie claimed that he wrote 'Space Oddity' after watching the film '2001 - A Space Odyssey'.
Which of these Broadway hits was based on Puccini's "La Boheme"?
a. Guys and Dolls
c. A Chorus Line
Rent - La Boheme was first staged in 1896. Rent is a rock musical.
According to a poll (by the British Film Institute) in 2000, what was the most popular British television show?
a. Doctor Who
b. 100 Huntley Street
c. Doctor on the Go
d. Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers - Starring John Cleese and Connie Booth, Fawlty Towers first aired in 1975.
Originally, believed to be a "common criminal" and "not a reluctant participant," who did Jimmy Carter release from prison on March 20th, 1977?
a. Charles Manson
b. Patty Hearst
c. Ja Rule
d. Phil Spector
Patty Hearst - Bill Clinton gave her a full pardon on January 20th, 2001.
Which star accidently started the tradition of having footprints placed in cement?
a. Charlie Chaplin
b. Buster Keaton
c. Gene Rodenberry
d. Norma Talmadge
Norma Talmadge - According to the story, she 'accidently' stepped in cement leaving her footprints. Other stars were then asked to leave their prints.
Who is quoted as saying to his wife, "Honey, I forgot to duck"?
a. Mohammad Ali
b. Ronald Reagan
c. Mike Tyson
d. John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan - Said after being shot by Hinckley on March 30, 1981.
Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, in what year was the Berlin Wall erected?
1961 - The Wall divided the city of Berlin and was taken down in 1989.
Which nation is associated with the mariachi dance?
Mexico - This dance was originally called Son Jaliscience.
When is Groundhog Day celebrated?
a. January 28th
b. February 16th
c. February 2nd
d. March 4th
February 2nd - It is said that the groundhog can predict if spring will come early.
Which US state was the first to abolish capital punishment?
a. South Dakota
d. New York
Michigan - Michigan got rid of capital punishment in 1847.
What is the name of the 1949 agreement, which provides wartime protection to wartime prisoners, civilians and the sick?
a. The Suez Agreement
b. The Magna Carta
c. United Nations Treaty
d. The Geneva Conventions
The Geneva Conventions - The Geneva Conventions are made up of four treaties and three additional protocols.
Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Rick Dempsey and Jim Palmer where all members of which MLB team that won the World Series in 1983?
a. Chicago White Sox
b. Boston Red Sox
c. Baltimore Orioles
d. Philadelphia Phillies
Baltimore Orioles - The 1983 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one.
What was the name of the first fraternity founded in the United States?
a. Chi Phi
b. Phi Beta Kappa
c. Beta Theta Pi
d. Delta Kappa Epsilon
Phi Beta Kappa - Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776.
Lois Lane was Superman's girlfriend and Elektra Natchios was Daredevil's. Whose girlfriend was Mary Jane Watson?
b. Captain America
Spider-Man - Gwen Stacy was Spider-Man's original girlfriend.
Founded in San Francisco in 1967, who was the first person to appear on the cover of the Rolling Stone?
a. John Lennon
b. Jimi Hendrix
c. Eric Clapton
d. Mick Jagger
John Lennon - Published every two-weeks in the United States, the Rolling Stone is a magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture.
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