General Knowledge

101 General Knowledge Trivia Questions To Test Your Stockpile of Fascinating But Useless Information

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October 13, 2022

What were George Washington’s teeth made of? What is the full name of the piano and what does it mean? How can you trace Lewis and Clark’s expedition across the US? Which is smarter, a cat or a dog? How long ago did Tyrannosaurus Rex walk the earth?

If these interest you, and better yet, if you already know the answers, you may be a general knowledge trivia questions wizard.

Do you provide oddly specific answers to questions no one expects you to be able to answer? How about when your friend asks you about history, philosophy, science, politics, or any other category on the off chance you may know what they’re talking about? Do people suggest that you should try out for Jeopardy!?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then our list of 101 general knowledge trivia questions and answers may be no match for the wealth of information stored in your head. Are you ready to test yourself?

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1. "Land of the Rising Sun" is the nickname for which country?

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2. "Thriller" was a worldwide hit in 1984 for which artist?

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3. A bosun would work on which method of transport?

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4. A crocodile is often confused with which other animal?

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5. A homburg is which item of clothing?

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6. A V8 engine has 8 what?

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1. According to Marilyn Monroe, which stone is a girl's best friend?

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2. Acorns come from which tree?

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3. Annie Mae Bullock is the birth name of which singer?

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4. Avalon is the resting place of which mythical figure?

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5. Bavaria is a region in the south of which country?

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6. Board game "Trivial Pursuit" was invented in which country?

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1. Car exhaust fumes contain mainly what poisonous gas?

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2. Cleopatra supposedly took a bath in which liquid?

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3. Dolly, the first cloned mammal, was which animal?

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4. Echolocation is a navigation system used by which animals?

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5. Extortion is another name for which crime?

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6. Falafel is a popular food from which part of the world?

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1. Favela is the term used for a shanty town in which part of the world?

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2. Folk hero Ned Kelly was associated with which country in the late 19th century?

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3. France had 18 kings with which name?

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4. HazMat is an abbreviation of which two words?

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5. If the next word starts with a vowel, you don't write "a", but which two letter word instead?

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6. If you follow instructions saying purl two, cast off, what are you doing?

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1. In "Friends", what was Rachel's surname?

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2. In the Catholic church, which color is worn by the Pope?

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3. In which month is Halloween?

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4. Jiminy Cricket was the conscience of which character?

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5. KatyCats are fans of which singer?

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6. Loudly discussing your problems is known as washing your dirty what in public?

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1. Narendra Modi was re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country in 2019?

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2. Oxford and Cambridge are famous universities in which country?

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3. Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Shiraz are varieties of which fruit?

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4. Singapore is connected by a bridge to which other country?

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5. Stavanger is a coastal city in which European country?

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6. The movie "Walk the Line" is about which singer?

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1. The word "prom" for a school dance is short for which word?

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2. Venetian gondolas are always which color?

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3. What bird wouldn’t you say boo to if you're scared of everything?

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4. What did Al Capone have on his face which gave him his nickname?

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5. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is an iconic novel by which writer?

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6. "En croute" means wrapped in what?

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1. A baobab is which species of living creature?

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2. A gambling token shares its name with which food?

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3. A hippophobic is afraid of which animals?

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4. A monk called Dom Pérignon reputedly invented which drink?

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5. A Singapore Sling cocktail is made using which alcohol?

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6. A truncheon might be carried by someone doing which job?

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1. According to the Bible, who killed Abel?

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2. Accra is the capital of which African country?

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3. An adult beluga whale is which color?

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4. Annie Liebovitz is famous in which field of the Arts?

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5. Babaganoush dip is made using which vegetable?

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6. Bones from which creature were previously used to stiffen corsets?

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1. Children's books about Pippi Longstocking are set in which country?

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2. Cookiecutter, Bonnethead, and Basking are species of what type of sea creature?

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3. Entertainer Bob Hope was born in which European city?

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4. From the French, what is an artist's atelier?

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5. Gammon comes from which animal?

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6. Google's headquarters are in which US state?

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1. Hagrid has which first name in the "Harry Potter" novels?

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2. If someone is inexperienced or new, they are said to be which color?

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3. In anatomy plantar relates to which part of the human body?

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4. In grammar, what is the name for a verb indicating time?

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5. Japanese cartoons, usually with a fantasy theme, have which 5 letter name?

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6. Komodo dragons are found in the wild in which country?

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1. Kylie Minogue is a singer from which country?

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2. La Befana delivers Christmas presents to well-behaved kids in which country?

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3. Mickey Mouse had which original first name?

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4. Someone described as a "wrangler" has which job?

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5. Tagalog is a language spoken in which country?

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6. The famous opera Madame Butterfly is set in which country?

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1. The three "Chipmunks" were Alvin, Theodore, and who else?

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2. What do Catholics call the string of beads they use when praying?

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3. What is Al Pacino's full first name?

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4. What is the first name of Nat King Cole's singing daughter?

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5. Which Bronte sister wrote "Jane Eyre"?

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6. Which is Shakespeare's longest play?

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1. A polyandric woman has more than one what?

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2. Africa's highest ski resort is in which country?

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3. At what time of day would you eat a traditional Ulster Fry?

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4. Choo-Choo, Brains, and Officer Charlie Dibble appear in which classic animated series?

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5. In Greek mythology, what was the Sword of Damocles suspended by?

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6. In Scotland, what are Eigg, Muck and Rhum?

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1. In which traditional building would you find a portcullis?

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2. Novel "Little Women" is set in which US state?

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3. Something described as coriaceous has the texture of which material?

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4. The artistic period up to the end of the 1740s is known as what?

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5. The French champagne industry is centred on which town?

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6. The NASA spacecraft Messenger arrived at which planet in 2008?

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1. What does a lexicologist study?

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2. What is a baby oyster called?

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3. What sort of food is Bel Paese?

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4. What would you find in a binnacle?

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5. Which Asian country's flag is in the shape of two triangles?

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6. Which Daniel Defoe novel featured a desert island?

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1. Which Italian island gives its name to a type of short trousers?

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2. Which pigment comes from the cuttlefish?

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3. Which singer played Foxxy Cleopatra in the 2002 film "Goldmember"?

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4. Which US President appears on a $1 bill?

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5. Who slayed the gorgon Medusa in mythology?

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