My Big Fat General Knowledge Quiz

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What famous battle took place in modern-day Belgium in 1815?
Battle of Waterloo
Which of Michael Jackson's albums is the best selling of all time?
Thriller
Which British prime minister resigned in May 1940?
Neville Chamberlain
Des Moines is the capital of what US state?
Iowa
Sean Parker founded what file sharing website?
Napster
What is the capital city of Morocco?
Rabat
The bird in the Twitter logo is named after which NBA legend?
Larry Bird
JD and Turk were characters in which sitcom?
Scrubs
Evander Holyfield famously had a part of his ear bitten off by who?
Mike Tyson
What island used to be called "Formosa"?
Taiwan
Which actor played the Joker in the Dark Knight, one of his last roles before his death?
Heath Ledger
The Gateway is a massive arch located in what city?
St Louis
Which modern day Asian country was once known as Siam?
Thailand
John Wilkes Booth assassinated which President?
Abraham Lincoln
What is the world's largest lake?
Caspian Sea
Shelbyville and Ogdenville, were local rivals of which family's town?
The Simpsons
What nationality was Edmund Hilary, the first man to conquer Mount Everest?
New Zealander
A Hoosier is a person from what state?
Indiana
You'll Never Walk Alone is a song from what musical?
Carousel
Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for which disease?
Smallpox
Which basketball star appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, aged just 16?
LeBron James
Penicillin was discovered by which scientist?
Alexander Fleming
The FARC rebels are associated with which country?
Colombia
Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston both appeared in which sitcom?
Malcolm in the Middle
The Chernobyl power plant is located in which modern day country?
Ukraine
Which band had a hit with "Pumped Up Kicks"?
Foster The People
Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, ________, Beijing, London. What city is missing?
Athens
Who is the Roman god of war?
Mars
Kelly Clarkson gained fame after winning what show?
American Idol
Che Guevara was killed in which country while preparing for a coup there?
Bolivia
Smosh, nigahiga and RayWilliamJohnson are well known users of which website?
Youtube
Black Hawk Down is a film based on a conflict in the capital city of which country?
Somalia
Odin, Thor and Loki are names associated with what mythology?
Norse
The hammer and sickle is the symbol of which political ideology?
Communism
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What country gained independence from Indonesia in 2002?
East Timor
The Gulf War was a result of Iraq's invasion of what country?
Kuwait
What Austrian daredevil jumped from the edge of space in 2012?
Felix Baumgartner
Who replaced Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple?
Tim Cook
Matterhorn and Mont Blanc are peaks in what mountain range?
Alps
What is the longest river in Australia?
Murray
Shylock and Antonio are the main characters from which Skakespeare play?
The Merchant of Venice
Who was the only astronaut of the Apollo 11 crew to not step foot on the moon?
Michael Collins
Mahatma Gandhi worked in what country as a lawyer?
South Africa
Other than being a film, what art-form is "Invictus"?
Poem
Where did the Enola Gay drop a "Little Boy"?
Hiroshima
Edvard Munch's most famous painting is call "The _____?
Scream
What Rebecca Black song went viral in 2011?
Friday
Which Pope resigned in 2013?
Benedict XVI
The river Ganges is sacred to which religion?
Hinduism
Idi Amin was a dictator in which African country?
Uganda
Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse all died at what age?
27
The Wailing Wall is landmark in what city?
Jerusalem
Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia, among others, used to be part of which former country?
Yugoslavia
What Canadian province has the largest population?
Ontario
What is the tallest waterfall in the world?
Angel Falls
What is the SI unit for temperature?
Kelvin
What river runs through Florence?
Arno
The syndrome when hostages develop positive feelings for their captors is named after what city?
Stockholm
The Statue of Liberty was presented to the USA by what country?
France
Who plays the title role in the movie "The Hobbit"?
Martin Freeman
This controversial book by E.L. James was the biggest seller of 2012?
50 Shades of Grey
Where was the USSR's response pact to NATO, signed in 1955?
Warsaw
Which 1950's war is sometimes referred to as the "Forgotten War"?
Korean War
What martial art literally means "the gentle way"?
Judo
Recovery is a album from which rapper?
Eminem
Mount Kilamanjaro is located in what country?
Tanzania
Heinrich Himmler was leader of which branch of the German Army during WW2?
SS
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Sebastian Vettel is the current World Champion in which sport?
Formula 1
What nuclear process takes place in the Sun?
Nuclear Fusion
What is the name of our Galaxy?
Milky Way
In what city does the Muslim pilgrimage, Haj, take place?
Mecca
The period of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century is known as?
The Troubles
Who was the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean?
Charles Lindbergh
The winner of the Masters golf tournament is traditionally presented with a green ______
Jacket
Kenyan 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha is a member of what Kenyan tribe?
Maasai
Which rapper had a hit with "Thrift Shop"?
Macklemore
Patty Smith Hill wrote the tune to what popular song?
Happy Birthday
The film United 93 is based on the events of which day?
9/11
The question "Who shot JR?" is linked with which TV show?
Dallas
MM + VII + X - III, (Roman numerals) is what number?
2014
What rock and roll pioneer died in a plane crash in 1959?
Buddy Holly
The Cosa Nostra is associated with what island?
Sicily
What is the war dance of the New Zealand rugby team called?
Haka
What team has won the superbowl the most times?
Pittsburgh Steelers
The Mossad is a government security agency in what country?
Israel
On what table would you find groups and periods?
Periodic Table
What is the recently discovered fourth state of matter?
Plasma
Deoxyribonucleic Acid is also known as?
DNA
The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, is located in what city?
Dubai
Invisible Children launched a campaign to make who famous?
Joseph Kony
What city has a large statue called "Cristo Redentor"?
Rio de Janeiro
Whos adversaries include Cybermen and Daleks?
Dr Who
What is the name of Adam Sandler's production company?
Happy Madison
From the saying, to have crossed what river, is to have passed the point of no return?
Rubicon
Who succeeded Joseph Stalin as leader of the USSR?
Nikita Khrushchev
Trey Parker and Matt Stone created what TV show?
South Park
Which Hollywood actress is nicknamed LiLo?
Lindsay Lohan
Name for a group of dolphins? A ___ of dolphins.
Pod
Timbuktu is in what modern day country?
Mali
JetPunk: Over 110 million quizzes taken since ____.
2008
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Level 69
May 23, 2013
Sicily is spelled incorrectly. It should also allow "Fifty Shades..." written, not just numerals.
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Level 59
May 23, 2013
Ok, fixed. Sorry about that.
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Level 48
May 25, 2013
Kruschev is spelled wrong.
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Level 74
Oct 30, 2013
Good quiz billz, thanks for making it.
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Level 59
Nov 3, 2013
Glad you enjoyed it
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2014
Great quiz, thank you
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Level 59
Feb 24, 2014
Thanks
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Level 83
Apr 5, 2014
Scoring does not work; Big bopper and Richie valens also died with buddy holly.
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Level 59
Apr 9, 2014
How is it not working?
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Level 74
Mar 11, 2017
Time of Troubles for Troubles?