General Knowledge Trivia Questions #97Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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Which of these Academy Award winning films won the Oscar for Best Picture BEFORE the others?
a. A Man For All Seasons
b. In the Heat of the Night
d. The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music - Released in 1965, the Sound of Music received five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Lasting for over six years and killing approximately one million people, in what century did Ireland suffer the "Potato Famine"?
19th - The famine lasted from 1845 to 1852.
Which of these well-known detectives was created by Raymond Chandler?
a. Father Brown
b. Peter Wimsey
c. Philip Marlowe
d. Sherlock Holmes
Philip Marlowe - Published in 1939, Marlowe first appeared in The Big Sleep.
Which European country is closest to Tunisia?
Italy - Italy is directly across the Mediterranean Sea from Tunisia.
Considered a pseudoscience by most scientists, Phrenology involves the study of what part of the human body?
Skull - Phrenology is mostly focused on measurements of the human skull.
The characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern appear in which Shakespeare play?
a. Romeo and Juliet
b. Two Gentlemen of Verona
Hamlet - Written sometime between 1599 and 1602, Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play.
Which of the following countries uses the Dinar as its currency?
b. South Africa
Algeria - The dinar became Algeria's currency on April 1st, 1964.
Found in most households, what is Acetic Acid better known as?
Vinegar - Household vinegar is mostly water with about 3-9 percent acetic acid by volume.
The most populous city in Australia, Sydney can be found in which Australian state?
a. Western Australia
c. New South Wales
New South Wales - Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales.
What relation is Jeb Bush to George W Bush?
Brother - Jeb served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.
Which of the following fruits has the highest percentage of Vitamin C content?
Orange - Other fruits that offer a high percentage of Vitamin C are Guavas, Kiwi, Strawberries and Papaya.
Which nation's forces tried twice to capture the Suez Canal in 1914 and 1915?
Turkey - British forces successfully repelled the attacks.
Which of these planets, found in the Solar System, is the closest to the sun?
Mars - The second smallest planet in the Solar System, Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun.
Which popstar had a hit with a cover of Don McLean's "American Pie" in 2000?
d. Tina Turner
Madonna - Her cover of the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Known as one of the greatest novels ever written, which author's first published works was "Madame Bovary"?
a. James Joyce
b. William Faulkner
c. Marcel Proust
d. Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary was first published in 1857.
Which of these conflicts involving America occurred BEFORE the others?
a. Mexican-American War
b. Apache Wars
c. Puget Sound War
d. Yakima War
Mexican-American War - The Mexican-American War took place between April 25, 1846 and February 2, 1848.
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