General Knowledge Trivia Questions #99Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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What do some historians claim Kirkpatrick Macmillan invented?
a. Garlic press
b. Combustion engine
Bicycle - Macmillan was a Scottish inventor.
Composed for his then 14-year-old daughter to sing, who recorded the song "Valley Girl" in 1982?
a. Neil Young
b. Gene Simmons
c. Steven Tyler
d. Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa - Found on Zappa's album, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch.
Who plays the role of President William Harrison Mitchell in the 1993 comedy film "Dave"?
a. Daniel Kash
b. Kevin Kline
c. Dominic Purcell
d. Robin Williams
Kevin Kline - Kline's performance as the President was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Russia and which other country produce the most potatoes per year?
China - America is the world's 5th largest producer of potatoes.
In which city do the (NHL) Devils play?
d. New Jersey
New Jersey - The Flames play in Calgary.
In what year did the first TV commercial air?
1941 - It advertised watches.
Which of these reference books was first published in 1771?
a. Encyclopedia Britannica
b. The Oxford Dictionary
c. The Guinness World Book of Records
d. The World Atlas
Encyclopedia Britannica - Encyclopedia Britannica was in continual publication until 2010. Now it's only available digitally.
Who can claim that they are the only running back to get 2000 rushing yards in a single season in the NFL and in college football?
a. Adrian Peterson
b. DeMarco Murray
c. Marshawn Lynch
d. Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders - Barry Sanders played for the Detroit Lions.
Diane Sawyer was the first female anchor on which of these TV shows?
b. 60 minutes
c. Face the Nation
d. The Today show
60 minutes - Sawyer joined the popular show in 1984.
Who was the secret informant named "Deep Throat" during the Watergate scandal?
a. Mark Felt
b. Bill Campbell
c. John Hubbard
d. Hank Givens
Mark Felt - Mark was feeding information to reporter Bob Woodward during the infamous Watergate Scandal.
Who painted "The Card Players" and "Mont Sainte-Victoire"?
Cezanne - Paul Cezanne was born in France in 1839.
What is the national language of Peru?
Spanish - Other official languages for Peru are Quechua and Aymara.
Which of the following comic book characters is a Spider-Man villain?
a. Doctor Octopus
c. Black Zero
Doctor Octopus - Doctor Octopus was first seen in The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (July 1963).
Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Joanna Kramer in 1979?
a. Ingrid Bergman
b. Meryl Streep
c. Susan Tyrrell
d. Barbara Streisand
Meryl Streep - Meryl won the award for her role as Joanna Kramer in the film Kramer vs. Kramer.
Which of the following Madonna hit songs didn't reach number one on the Billboard chart?
a. Material Girl
b. Like a Virgin
c. Crazy For You
d. Live to Tell
Material Girl - Material Girl reached number two spot in 1985.
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