General Knowledge Trivia

Having a good general knowledge is an important part of life, so if you’ve tried our more specialized trivia quizzes such as our history trivia and our Disney trivia and you’re looking for some more general trivia questions and answers, then give these a try.

You’ll need to be a true all-rounder with a good knowledge across a broad range of subjects to do well here, so if that’s you then give them a go and see how well you do.

Test your all-round knowledge with these general trivia questions and answers

23 General Knowledge Trivia Questions

Question 1
By what name was William F. Cody better known?
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Buffalo Bill.
Question 2
What is the capital city of Peru?
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Lima.
Question 3
What is the third sign of the Zodiac?
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Gemini.
Question 4
Which author wrote “Our Man in Havana”?
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Graham Greene.
Question 5
Who was the first baseball player to have his number retired?
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Lou Gehrig.
Question 6
What is the largest bone in the human body?
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The femur.
Question 7
Who wrote the musical Oklahoma?
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Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Question 8
In which year did the Bay of Pigs invasion take place?
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1961.
Question 9
What is the largest two digit prime number?
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97.
Question 10
Who wrote “Das Kapital”?
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Karl Marx.
Question 11
How many track events are there in a decathlon?
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Four.
Question 12
What type of animal is a “sugar glider”?
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A possum belonging to the marsupial family.
Question 13
Who was the Greek god of dreams?
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Morpheus.
Question 14
What is the square root of 256?
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16.
Question 15
Entomology is the branch of science that studies what?
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Insects.
Question 16
Which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
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Sicily.
Question 17
Which U.S. president served the shortest time in office?
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William Henry Harrison – he served as president for just 32 days in 1841.
Question 18
Which pop album is the best selling of all time?
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Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Question 19
Which novel begins with the line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”?
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Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
Question 20
Who was the first man to reach the South Pole?
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Roald Amundsen.
Question 21
Which is the most populous U.S. state?
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California.
Question 22
Who was the first American to go into space?
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Alan Shephard.
Question 23
Which is the largest of the Canary Islands?
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Tenerife.

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