General Knowledge Trivia Questions #109Printable General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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In what decade was the butterfly stroke first swam as a separate competition at the Olympic Games?
1950s - The 1956 Summer Olympics saw the butterfly swam as a separate competition for the first time.
Based upon an absolute scale, Kelvin is used to measure what?
Temperature - Kelvin is assigned the unit symbol K.
"Krung Thep" is the proper, local name, of which popular city?
a. Hong Kong
Bangkok - Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand.
Kylo Ren murders which character in the 2015 sci-fi film "Star Wars - The Force Awakens"?
b. Hans Solo
c. Princess Leia
d. Luke Skywalker
Hans Solo - Star Wars - The Force Awakens is the seventh installment in the Star Wars film series.
The Japanese poetry of "Haiku" consists of how many syllables?
17 - Haiku consists of three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables.
An essential part of the ancient Silk Road, the "Khyber Pass" connects Pakistan with which other country?
Afghanistan - Khyber Pass is one of the oldest known passes in the world.
The American professional baseball team the "Orioles" are based in which city?
Baltimore - The Baltimore Orioles were first established in 1901.
What can a tiger, a lion and a domestic cat do, that a cheetah cannot?
a. Replace lost teeth
b. Retract their claws
c. Run backwards
d. Shed tears
Retract their claws - Non-retractable claws is a characteristic feature of the cheetah.
Which 1966 British film took home six Academy Awards including best film, director and actor?
a. Mary Queen of Scots
b. The Madness of King George
c. The Commitments
d. A Man For All Seasons
A Man For All Seasons - About Sir Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons is based on a play of the same name by Robert Bolt.
Named Christ the Redeemer, this 38 meters tall statue of Jesus stands atop the Corcovado Mountain overlooking what city?
b. Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Complete the famous opening line from the classic novel Moby Dick - "Call me...".
Ishmael - Written by Herman Melville, Moby Dick was first published in 1851.
Emma Watson plays the role of which character in the Harry Potter films?
a. Nearly Headless Nick
b. Rolanda Hooch
c. Hermione Granger
d. Severus Snape
Hermione Granger - Emma Watson stated that Hermione Granger was the greatest role model a girl could have.
How are the elements with the atomic numbers 89 to 103 known?
a. Inert Gases
Actinides - All actinides are radioactive.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, who was the God of War?
Mars - Mars was second in importance only to Jupiter who was the king of the gods.
What animal can be identified as "Siberian" or "Caspian"?
Tiger - The Caspian tiger became extinct sometime during the early 1970s.
Released in January of 2008, what is the title of British singer Adele's debut album?
19 - Worldwide sales of 19 are at approximately 10 million copies.
The 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is a documentary featuring which sport?
Boxing - When We Were Kings won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1996.
Where on your body would you find your "Ulna"?
Arms - The ulna is one of the two long bones in your forearm.
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