General knowledge trivia quiz questions.

 

Where does bossa nova dance music originate?
A: Brazil.

What is a hurdy-gurdy?
A: Musical Instrument.

What nationality was the composer Chopin?
A: Polish.

Who wrote 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', the first detective story?
A: Edgar Allan Poe.

Where would you find an avenue of sphinxes?
A: Luxor, Egypt.

Which diamond has a Persian name meaning 'mountain of light'?
A: Koh-i-noor.

Where would you find general knowledge trivia quiz questions?
A: Trivia Country!

Who was the last king of Lydia, famed for his wealth?
A: Croesus.

Where were the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games held?
A: Los Angeles.

Who was the model for Citizen Kane?
A: William Randolph Hearst.

In which country did the poets Keats and Shelley both die?
A: Italy.

Which is the largest city in Switzerland?
A: Zurich.

What is the general term for the use of computers, telecommunications and microelectronics in the processing and transmission of data?
A: IT -  Information Technology.

Followers of which religion are expected to undertake a pilgrimage known as hajj?
A: Islam.

What is the anatomical name for the large flat bone at the front of the chest?
A: Sternum.

What was the back-0kicking dance that originated in the 1920s in South Carolina?
A: Charleston.

What abrasive rock is produced by gases frothing in lava?
A: Pumice.

Who founded The Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London?
A: Charles II.

Which boy's name, signaled in Morse code, would be represented by six dashes?
A: Tom.

What is the art of clipping trees and shrubs into ornamental shapes?
A: Topiary.

Which Italian company founded by six brothers withdrew from motor racing in 1957?
A: Maserati.

What type of camera was invented by Edwin Land?
A: Polaroid.

How many tusks does a wart hog have?
A: Four.

What kind of creature is a gecko?
A: Lizard.

To which royal house does the royal family of Monaco belong?
A: Grimaldi.

For what is the Booker Prize awarded?
A: Fiction.

Who led an unsuccessful rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I in 1601?
A: Earl of Essex.

In which US city did house music originate?
A: Chicago.

What kind of stone is marble?
A: Limestone.

Of which country is Lima the capital?
A: Peru.

What is the study of the relationship between people and their working environment, with the aim of improving performance?
A: Ergonomics.

To which fish family do pilchards and sardines belong?
A: Herring.

To which bird family does the jay belong?
A: Crow.

Which scientist was the first to receive the Nobel prize twice?
A: Marie Curie - for discovering radioactivity and radium.

What popular drink was known in China as early as 2737 BC?
A: Tea.

What do the Sikhs propose to call their separate state, if it ever achieves independence form India?
A: Khalistan.

Against which disease did Edward Jenner develop a vaccine around 1800?
A: Smallpox.

What is the wind force of a hurricane?
A: Force 12 or more.

What was the nickname of General Norman Schwarzkopf?
A: Stormin Norman.

What is a mixture of 75% potassium nitrate, 15% charcoal and 10% sulfur?
A: Gunpowder.

What is the name of the high protein food derived from soya milk?
A: Tofu.

Who is excluded from succession to the throne in Salic law?
A: Women.


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