160 General Knowledge Questions


These general knowledge quiz questions and answers contain 160 random questions. You can find the correct answers at the end of each round. Good luck!

General Knowledge Quiz Round 1 – Questions

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  1. What is the highest number used in a Sudoku puzzle?
  2. What is the term for a positive electrode?
  3. Which swimming stroke is named after an insect?
  4. Which English queen has the same name as a type of plum?
  5. How many dots are used in each letter in the Braille system?
  6. Which movie won the Oscar for best actor, director and cinematography in 2016?
  7. What is a female deer called?
  8. What unit is used to measure horses?
  9. Who is Reg Dwight better known as?
  10. Who provided Nick Wilde’s voice in the 2016 movie of “Zootopia”?
  11. How many tenpin bowling skittles need knocking down for a strike?
  12. How is 77 represented in Roman numerals?
  13. Who is the patron saint of music?
  14. What are birds of a feather said to do?
  15. “Kiss Me Kate” is a musical version of which play by Shakespeare?
  16. The single “Papa Don’t Preach” came from which Madonna album?
  17. Betz cells are found in which part of the body?
  18. What is the only bird that can hover in the air and also fly backwards?
  19. Who earned the nickname “Slowhand”?
  20. Which country does opera singer Pavarotti come from?
Round 1 – Answers
  1. Nine
  2. Anode
  3. Butterfly
  4. Victoria
  5. Six
  6. “The Revenant”
  7. Doe
  8. Hands
  9. Elton John
  10. Jason Bateman
  11. Ten
  12. LXXVII
  13. Cecilia
  14. Flock together
  15. The Taming of. the Shrew
  16. True Blue
  17. The brain
  18. Hummingbird
  19. Eric Clapton – contrary to popular belief, the name was not given to him due to playing the guitar slowly but rather due to the audience giving him a slow hand clap while changing the guitar strings on the stage.
  20. Italy
General Knowledge Quiz Questions Round 2 – Questions
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  1. Which is the third largest of the Channel Islands?
  2. Who was Liverpool’s skipper in the 2005 European Champions League triumph?
  3. In which Puccini opera does Mimi appear?
  4. How many sides has an octagon?
  5. Which type of calendar is used today in the western world?
  6. What instrument can be bass, electric or Spanish?
  7. Think about this — which club did Harry Redknapp manage first – Portsmouth or Southampton?
  8. Which female-named hurricane devastated New Orleans in September 2005?
  9. What do the numbers add up to on the opposite sides of a dice?
  10. Which city is said to have been founded by Romulus and Remus?
  11. In the zodiac, which animal is linked with Capricorn?
  12. How many years are involved in a silver anniversary?
  13. Which country originated the term “plonk” for Wine?
  14. What is the singer Adele’s surname?
  15. What was the final battle that Napoleon fought in?
  16. On which day are British elections held?
  17. What was the name of the land where Gulliver met the Little People?
  18. Which animal’s name comes first in the dictionary?
  19. How many sides has a 20-pence piece?
  20. Which children’s author wrote “Gangsta Granny”?
Round 2 – Answers
  1. Alderney – the first two major islands are Jersey and Guernsey. They make up 99% of the population and 92% of the area.
  2. Steven
  3. La Boheme
  4. Eight
  5. Gregorian
  6. Guitar
  7. Portsmouth
  8. Katrina
  9. Seven
  10. Rome
  11. Goat
  12. 25 years
  13. Australia
  14. Adkins
  15. Waterloo – which took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  16. Thursday
  17. Lilliput
  18. Aardvark
  19. Seven
  20.  David Williams
 Round 3 – Questions
  1. In Spain what is the word for an afternoon nap?
  2. Who wrote “The Pit and the Pendulum”?
  3. How long is there between rounds in boxing?
  4. Which public school did Sir Winston Churchill go to?
  5. What is the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet?
  6. Which is the largest land carnivore in Britain?
  7. Who made the album “Confessions on a Dance Floor”?
  8. Which UK driver won the F1 World Champion in 2008, 2014 and 2015?
  9. Which country does Bryan Adams come from?
  10. Who was known as the lady with the lamp?
  11. What is the plural of the word sheep?
  12. Where in a horse is the coffin joint?
  13. Which substance is most used for pencil lead?
  14. To ten years either way, in which year did Charles Dickens die?
  15. What name can be a lettuce or a mass of floating frozen water?
  16. Which vegetable did Sir Walter Raleigh bring to England?
  17. In the strip cartoon, what is the name of Snoopy’s brother?
  18. Soyuz was the name of a Russian spacecraft, but what does the name mean?
  19. Which lady became George W. Bush’s Secretary of State in his second term of office?
  20. In Shakespeare’s “Othello”, who is the female lead?
Round 3 – Answers
  1. Siesta
  2. Edgar Allan Poe
  3. One minute
  4. Harrow
  5. ”M”
  6. Badger
  7. Madonna
  8. Lewis Hamilton
  9. Canada
  10. Florence Nightingale – she began her foray into the world of medical treatment during the Crimean War when she organised a corps of nurses to care for injured soldiers.
  11. Sheep
  12. Hoof
  13. Graphite
  14. in 1870
  15. Iceberg
  16. Potato
  17. Spike
  18. Union
  19. Condoleezza Rice
  20. Desdemona
General Knowledge Questions – Round 4


  1. Venetian blinds originated in which country?
  2. A poult is the young of which creature?
  3. Which group recorded the original of “Light My Fire”?
  4. In an English trial, how many people sit on the jury?
  5. Marcel Desailly was a World Cup winner playing for which country?
  6. Which great soprano earned the name of “La Divina”?
  7. What measure of paper is 8 by 10 inches?
  8. On a standard European roulette wheel which number appears on the green?
  9. What number is,,dos” in Spanish?
  10. In.which game do you draw part of a gallows for every wrong answer?
  11. Brights’ disease affects which organs of the body?
  12. What name is given to a garden with geometrically arranged beds and small hedges?
  13. Who sang with the Dakotas?
  14. In Which century was 1658?
  15. Which Actress said, ”I want to be alone”?
  16. How many kings of England have been called Philip?
  17. How many stomachs does a cow have?
  18. With which swimming stroke do races begin in the water?
  19. How is the Roman city of Verulamium known today?
  20. Which city in the world has the largest population?
Round 4 – Answers
  1. Persia
  2. Turkey
  3. The Doors
  4.  12
  5. France
  6. Maria Callas
  7. Quarto
  8. Zero
  9. Two
  10. Hangman
  11. Kidneys
  12. Knot garden
  13. Billy J. Kramer
  14. 17th
  15. Greta Garbo
  16. None
  17. Four
  18. Backstroke
  19. St. Albans
  20. Shanghai
Round 5 – Questions

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  1. Whose ship was the first to sail around the world?
  2. In music hall, who was the “Prime Minister of Mirth”?
  3. “Freedom” was the first UK top ten hit for which Robbie?
  4. What is the full name of BBC Radio 5?
  5. What was invented by Lewis Waterman in the 1880’s?
  6. Which illustrator was famous for detailed drawings of weird and wonderful mechanical inventions?
  7. Which US President was nicknamed “The Comeback Kid”?
  8. Following the 1963 Peerage Act, who was the first peer to disclaim his title?
  9. Who is the lead female actress in “Orange is the New Black”?
  10. Which instrument usually has 47 strings?
  11. What is the name of Dennis the Menace’s dog?
  12. For over 30 years, which tobacco company gave its name to a football yearbook?
  13. Who wrote, “Help Me Make It Through the Night”?
  14. Moving anti-clockwise on a dartboard what is the number next to 4?
  15. Who created the detective, Paul Temple?
  16. Who pricked her finger on a spinning wheel and slept for 100 years?
  17. Who became Earl of Stockton on his 90th birthday?
  18. Which traffic light follows green?
  19. What year did Mark Zuckerberg invent Facebook?
  20. Which is the first month of the year to have exactly 30 days?
Round 5 – Answers
  1. Ferdinand Magellan
  2. George Robey
  3. Robbie Williams
  4. Radio Five Live
  5. Fountain Pen
  6. Heath Robinson
  7. Bill Clinton
  8. Tony Benn
  9. Taylor  Schilling
  10. Harp
  11. Gnasher
  12. Rothmans
  13. Kris Kristofferson
  14.  18
  15. Francis Durbridge
  16. Sleeping Beauty
  17. Harold Macmillan
  18. Amber
  19.  In 2004
  20. April
 Round 6 – Questions

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  1. What does an arctophile collect?
  2. Which of Verdi’s operas is set in Ancient Egypt?
  3. What gives red blood cells their colour?
  4. What augmented reality app caused a stir of global excitement in the summer of 2016?
  5. On TV, what kind of creature was Flipper?
  6. Which animals took Hannibal over the Alps?
  7. How is the Araucaria tree more commonly known?
  8. In which team game do you try to move backwards all the time?
  9. Which country won the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
  10. Who was the first British monarch to visit New Zealand?
  11. Who recorded the albums “John Wesley Harding” and “Nashville Skyline”?
  12. Who does the Beast fall in love with?
  13. What is the main ingredient in a brick?
  14. What hangs down from the roof of the cave?
  15. What is the body of a penguin covered with?
  16. How does Saturday’s child work for a living?
  17. Who presented the 2015 series of “Big Brother” in the UK?
  18. Which musical direction means at ease, at a slow comfortable pace?
  19. Which king is said to have burnt the cakes?
  20. What currency is used in China?
Round 6 – Answers


  1. Teddy bears
  2. Aida
  3. Haemoglobin
  4. Pokemon Go
  5. Dolphin
  6. Elephants
  7. Monkey Puzzle
  8. Tug of War
  9. New Zealand
  10. Elizabeth II
  11. Bob Dylan
  12. Beauty
  13. Clay
  14. Stalactite
  15. Feathers
  16. Hard
  17. Emma Willis
  18. Adagio
  19. Alfred
  20. Renminbi
 Round 7 – Questions
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  1. In which town do the Flintstones live?
  2. Which animal s regarded as the one with the longest lifespan?
  3. What is the outer layer of the skin called?
  4. Who rejoined Take That in 2013?
  5. What does an invertebrate not have?
  6. Who was the tallest of Robin Hood’s Men?
  7.  In “Countdown” how many letters are selected for the letters game?
  8. Which nation suffered a 9.0 earthquake in March 2011?
  9. What did Constantinople become known as in March 1930?
  10. In which English town did Charles and Camilla marry?
  11. In a tennis tie-break, what is the largest winning margin?
  12. What do philatelists collect?
  13. Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which jail?
  14. How many edges in a cube?
  15.  At what age does a filly become classified as a mare?
  16. What type of creature is a Pacific sea wasp?
  17. Which star sign has the bull as its symbol?
  18. How many are there in a baker’s dozen?
  19. Where is the South Pole located?
  20.  Which girl shares her name with a Christmas song?
Round 7 – Answers
  1. Bedrock
  2. The giant tortoise
  3. Epidermis
  4. Robbie
  5. A backbone
  6. Little John
  7. Nine
  8. Japan
  9. Istanbul
  10. Windsor
  11.  7-o
  12. Stamps
  13. Spandau
  14.  12 edges
  15.  Five years old
  16. Jellyfish
  17.  Taurus
  18.  13
  19. Antarctica
  20. Carol
Round 8 – Questions

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  1. Which member of the Allen family stars in “Game of Thrones”?
  2. How many minutes in five hours?
  3.  A car with the international registration letter E comes from where?
  4. Who came first, King Edward VIII or George VI?
  5. Who recorded the million-selling album “Life for Rent”?
  6. Where were Norse gods said to live?
  7. Fe is the symbol of which chemical element?
  8. Which army commander was known as “The Desert Fox”?
  9. In which early radio soap was Mary worried about Jim?
  10. What is the first month of the year to have exactly 31 days?
  11. Under the floor of which building did, Chrissie bury Dirty Den’s body?
  12. Which musical instrument has dampers, hammers and strings?
  13. Who won the Olympic Gold for the Men’s 5000m at the 2012 London Olympics?
  14. Which fish is smoked and cured and called “finnan”?
  15. The Spanish Riding School is in which country?
  16. What was the original name of the line on a ship showing the level to which it could be loaded?
  17. Bouillabaisse is what kind of fish dish?
  18. In which city in 1916 was the Easter Rising?
  19. Who had a horse called Bucephalus?
  20. What name is given to the Japanese skill of growing miniature trees?
Round 8 – Answers
  1. Alfie Allen
  2. 300
  3. Spain
  4. Edward VIII
  5. Dido
  6. Asgard
  7. Iron
  8. Rommel
  9. Mrs Dale’s diary
  10. January
  11. Queen Victoria
  12. Piano
  13. Mo Farah
  14. Haddock
  15. Austria
  16. Plimsoll line
  17. Soup
  18. Dublin
  19. Alexander the Great
  20. Bonsai