General Knowledge Questions and Answers: How Many Can You Crack?

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General Knowledge Questions and Answers

The quest for knowledge is an endless one, but it always helps to know just how much we actually know. Here are some interesting general knowledge questions to test you, and to add to your database of facts and trivia.

Wiser of the Sexes?

Various studies have shown that males tend to have greater general knowledge than females. This, however, is not because of better memory ability but is attributed to men having diverse interests than women.

From school quiz competitions to the pub, to office league competitions, general knowledge quizzes have always been a popular means of entertainment plus information. So much so, that general knowledge quiz shows have been a staple of television since the days of Mastermind, Ask The Family, and University Challenge, to the prime time favorite, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. And the Internet is not lagging behind either, with innumerable websites dedicated to general knowledge tests on all manner of subjects, from science and geography to music and just trivia.

So, if you are one of those intellectual gladiators who love collecting general knowledge questions and answers to win in sparring contests to prove your mental supremacy, here are a few interesting ones:

1. What is the heaviest naturally occurring metal on Earth?

A. Plutonium
B. Uranium

2. How many legs do butterflies have?

A. 8
B. 6

3. What is the most populous country in the world?

A. Bangladesh
B. China

4. Which state is the biggest in the US?

A. Alaska
B. Florida

5. Which is the largest country (by area) in the world?

A. Afghanistan
B. Russia

6. What is the common name for Aurora Borealis?

A. Northern Lights
B. Southern Lights

7. What is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?

A. Cold
B. Tooth Decay

8. What was the last recorded album of Beatles?

A. Abbey Road
B. Let It Be

9. What instrument did Miles Davis, the jazz musician, play?

A. Trumpet
B. Clarinet

10. In which sport could you get into a headlock?

A. Kung Fu
B. Wrestling

11. In which country was golf first played?

A. Scotland
B. America

12. Which is the sport where you could be out ‘leg before wicket’, or ‘hit a six’?

A. Cricket
B. Polo

13. When was baseball first played in the US?

A. 1901
B. 1846

14. In which sport would you use a ‘sand iron’?

A. Golf
B. Pool

15. What is the largest mammal in the world?

A. African Elephant
B. Blue Whale

16. Where did reggae music originate?

A. America
B. Jamaica

17. Who was the creator of Jeeves and Wooster?

A. P.G. Wodehouse
B. Oscar Wilde

18. Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

A. Leonardo Da Vinci
B. Michelangelo

19. Who was the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

A. Rudyard Kipling
B. Lewis Carroll

20. After which famous person was the teddy bear named?

A. Theodore Roosevelt
B. Teddy Pendergrass

21. Which is the smallest ocean in the world?

A. Pacific Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean

22. What is the rhino’s horn made of?

A. Bone
B. Hair

23 Who created Snoopy?

A. Hergé
B. Charles M. Schulz

24 Who was the first non-royal to appear on a UK postage stamp?

A. William Shakespeare
B. Issac Newton

25 What is the capital city of Afghanistan?

A. Kandahar
B. Kabul

These were just some of the questions, which can be asked in the general knowledge round of a quiz. To be abreast with the latest knowledge about the happenings around the world, one will have to read the newspapers regularly and/or listen to news regularly. Reading newspapers and listening to news regularly will help in enhancing your general knowledge to a great extent.


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