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100 General Knowledge Questions

How many of these 100 general knowledge questions can you answer correctly in 20 minutes?
Questions are of varying difficulty - don't worry if you don't get them all!
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Sarajevo is the capital city of what country?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
What is the most common eye colour in the world?
Brown
What year was the Great Fire of London?
1666
Who is the author of "The Handmaid's Tale"?
Margaret Atwood
Viridian, Chartreuse and Xanadu are all shades of which colour?
Green
What is the strongest type of intermolecular force?
Hydrogen Bond
What country won the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
France
Who is Kate Middleton married to?
Prince William
What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
Belfast
What sport is Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy associated with?
Golf
Where are the 2024 Summer Olympics set to take place?
Paris
Who was the first victim of Jack the Ripper?
Mary Ann Nichols
In what TV show would you find corrupt police officers such as Lindsay Denton, Tony Gates and Roz Huntley?
Line of Duty
What gift did ancient persians exchange at New Year?
Eggs
What year was Rembrandt born?
1606
What is the largest of the Canary Islands?
Tenerife
Who won Eurovision in 2003?
Sertab Erener
What is the name of the pigment that makes leaves appear green?
Chlorophyll
What is often referred to as the 'Backbone of England'?
Pennines
In what organ would you find the fovea, sclera and vitreous humor?
The Eye
Where would you find the Serengeti National Park?
Tanzania
Who is considered the founding father of economics?
Adam Smith
Donna Murphy voiced which disney villain?
Mother Gothel
What year was marmite invented?
1902
Cheyenne is the capital of which US state?
Wyoming
Alyx Weiss is a well known youtuber. What is her youtube channel called?
Ayydubs
What does the A in CIA stand for?
Agency
What is Madonna's surname?
Ciccone
In which online game would you find items such as World Locks, Diamond Locks and Da Vinci Wings?
Growtopia
Which singer allegedly choked to death on a ham sandwich in 1974?
Cass Elliot
The ancient empire of Mesopotamia roughly corresponds to what modern day country?
Iraq
Who was Plato's teacher?
Socrates
Where is Usain Bolt from?
Jamaica
In 'Doctor Sleep', who is the leader of The True Knot?
Rose the Hat
Miranda, Puck and Ariel are all moons of which planet?
Uranus
Who carried out the second circumnavigation of the world?
Francis Drake
Winnipeg is the capital of which canadian province?
Manitoba
How many cubic centimetres are in 1 cubic decimetre?
1000
Who invented the character Peter Rabbit?
Beatrix Potter
In DNA, what base does Thymine pair with?
Adenine
Which country flag has a picture of an AK-47 on it?
Mozambique
Who was the fifth wife of Henry VIII?
Katherine Howard
In what musical would you find the characters Connie Wong and Paul San Marco?
A Chorus Line
In what book did Hannibal Lecter make his first appearance?
Red Dragon
What was the name of the swiss physicist who accidentally invented the smoke detector?
Walter Jaeger
A Puggle is a cross between a pug and what other breed of dog?
Beagle
What actress was married to both Mel Ferrer and Andrea Dotti?
Audrey Hepburn
What is a Gherkin?
A Pickle
What singer is best known for his song Grace Kelly?
Mika
What do you call the brighest star in Orion?
Rigel
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What is sound intensity measured in?
Decibels
Who is the primary villain of the 1990 film 'Misery'?
Annie Wilkes
What is the traditional name of Bhutan?
Druk Yul
Who played Rose in the 1997 film 'Titanic'?
Kate Winslet
What does là-bas translate as? (French -> English)
Over there
What is the largest city in Morocco?
Kenitra
In what sport would you hear the words 'Scrum' and 'Try'?
Rugby
'Mute', 'Trumpeter' and 'Whooper' are all types of what bird?
Swan
Who was the founder of the Mongol Empire?
Genghis Khan
Which spice is obtained from the stigmas of the crocus?
Saffron
What do you call a baby partridge?
A Cheeper
Which driver has been Formula 1 World champion a record 7 times?
Michael Schumacher
In Peter Pan, what is Captain Hook's first name?
James
Who created the detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple?
Agatha Christie
Dionaea muscipula is the scientific name for what plant?
Venus Flytrap
What does the C stand for in GCSE?
Certificate
What is 321 in roman numerals?
CCCXXI
In what english county would you find the town of Yeovil?
Somerset
Who directed the horror films 'Us' and 'Get Out'?
Jordan Peele
Babe Ruth is known for playing which sport?
Baseball
In which sea is the Gulf of Venice?
Adriatic Sea
What is the world's largest species of monkey?
Mandrill
What is "natation"?
Swimming
What do you call the metabolic process that converts sugar to alcohol?
Fermentation
DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil Khan are the main characters of what TV show?
Unforgotten
Who was the second female prime minister of the United Kingdom?
Theresa May
In ancient Egypt, who was pharaoh during the Armana period?
Akhenaten
Who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980?
Mark Chapman
What is the second largest city in Norway?
Bergen
What island was discovered on the 5th April 1722?
Easter Island
What is Bono's real name?
Paul Hewson
In which country was the Rubik's cube invented?
Hungary
Who hosted 'The Weakest Link' from 2000 to 2012?
Anne Robinson
What is the art of stuffing animals for preservation?
Taxidermy
What does a Geiger Counter measure?
Radiation
What city did Storm Katrina devastate in 2005?
New Orleans
What is the name of Barbie's sister who was introduced in 1964?
Skipper
What country is Baffin Island part of?
Canada
Which city stands on the River Isar?
Munich
Who was on the cover of the first ever issue of playboy?
Marilyn Monroe
Who wrote 'Fawlty Towers' alongside John Cleese?
Connie Booth
In the Harry Potter Franchise, what did Madame Sprout teach?
Herbology
In what song would you hear the words "Pop, Six, Squish, Uh-Uh, Cicero, Lipschitz"?
Cell Block Tango
What is the world's smallest flightless bird?
Kiwi
What country is known as the Heart of South America?
Paraguay
What element has the chemical symbol Sb?
Antimony
Sheldon Cooper is the main character of what american sitcom?
The Big Bang Theory
Who led the Israelites out of Egypt?
Moses
In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, who killed Macbeth?
Macduff
In what year did the Eritrean-Ethiopian War end?
2000
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