General Knowledge Trivia Questions XLIIIFree Trivia Questions -
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Which famous painter did the work entitled Eight Elvises?
b. Jasper Johns
c. Mark Rothko
d. Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol - The painting sold for $100 million in 2009. It was sold by broker and the buyer remains
Where was Yogi Berra on D-Day?
a. Yankee Stadium
b. Pearl Harbor
d. Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach - Berra is quoted as saying, 'I wasn't scared. Going into, it looked like Fourth of July'.
Who is quoted as saying "An equation is for eternity"?
a. Isaac Newton
b. Albert Einstein
c. Andrew Wiles
d. Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein - Einstein was born in Germany in 1879. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Who wrote the American opera Porgy and Bess?
a. Gilbert and Sullivan
b. Andrew Lloyd Webber
c. George Gershwin
d. Richard Rogers
George Gershwin - George called this work a folk-opera.
According to the Heathfield Nurseries, what famous person owned
Charlie the Curser?
a. Charlie Chaplin
b. Margret Thatcher
c. Winston Churchill
d. Queen Elizabeth
Winston Churchill - Charlie is a Blue and Yellow McCaw. According to the nursery, the bird was taught to
curse at Adolph Hitler.
What famous person does not have a passport?
a. The Dahlia lama
b. President Clinton
c. Queen Elizabeth
d. The Pope
Queen Elizabeth - As a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The
Queen to possess one.
What country banned the movie All Quiet on the Western Front in
a. Great Britain
Germany - When the film was released in 1930, it was greeted by jeers and boos by Germans. Hitler and
the Nazis later banned it.
Who wrote the modern classic Watership Down?
a. Jonathon Swift
b. Richard Adams
c. F. Scott Fitzgerald
d. George Orwell
Richard Adams - The novel has received numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal.
What sport would you be watching if you heard the terms clinch,
hook, mouse and palooka?
c. Bob sledding
Boxing - A mouse is a bump or swelling on the head or face.
What kind of dog was Rin Tin Tin?
c. German Shepherd
German Shepherd - Rin Tin Tin was rescued by an American soldier in WWI. Rin died at the age of fourteen
in Hollywood after making 27 movies.
What is the national animal of Russia?
a. The Pika
b. The Siberian Tiger
c. The Marmot
d. The Bear
The Bear - Misha the bear was used as a mascot at the 1980 Olympics.
Which of these would you put in salad?
Paracress - Paracress comes from Brazil. It can be tossed in a salad or cooked in a stew.
Who was the twentieth President of the United States?
a. Ulysses S. Grant
b. James A. Garfield
c. William McKinley
d. Grover Cleveland
James A. Garfield - James A Garfield became the President in 1881. He was a Republican.
In which river would you find Whitey the river monster?
a. The White River
b. The Congo
c. The St. Lawrence
d. The Nile
The White River - The river is located in Arkansas. Some people claim that this monster upset a boat
during the civil war.
Which country gave birth to the legend of William Tell?
Switzerland - According to the legend, William was forced to shoot an apple that was placed upon the
head of his son using an arrow.
What painting, as of 2011, became the most expensive ever sold?
a. The Card Players
b. The Scream
d. Eight Elvises
The Card Players - In 2011, the Card Players, a work done by Cezanne, sold for $250 million.
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