General Knowledge Quiz #440

General Knowledge Quiz #440 - Questions and Answers

The 440th free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at BusinessBalls.com. Try number 439 here.


General Knowledge Quiz #440 - Questions

1. Until May 2018, what was the official name of the southern-African nation of eSwatini?

2. Though killed by Filipino natives halfway through his voyage, which Portuguese sailor is generally credited as leading the first circumnavigation of the Earth?

3. There are three Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom: the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and which other self-governing island?

4. Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Award ceremony - however, which movie was initially falsely announced by Faye Dunaway to have won the accolade?

5. Zeus, measured in 2011 as the tallest dog ever recorded, is which breed?

6. Tabasco and Chihuahua are states in which Latin American nation?

7. The hit song American Pie by Don McLean is said to have been written about which other musician, who died in a plane crash in 1959?

8. Aside from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, which other two sitting presidents have been assassinated? 

9. Which major Asian city was known as Edo until the Emperor moved the capital to there in 1868?

10. In which modern-day Oceanic country was the infamous and bloody Battle of Guadalcanal fought during the Second World War?

11. "It's been seven hours and fifteen days..." is the opening line to which 1990 hit by Sinéad O'Connor?

12. On which ship did Charles Darwin make his famous travels the Galapagos Islands, during which he began formulating his theory of evolution by natural selection?

13. Which monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland was overthrown by Dutchman William of Orange (William III) and his wife Mary (Mary II) during the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688?

14. Which oil and gas-rich city, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the largest settlement on the Caspian Sea?

15. In which year did Pele achieve his first World Cup victory, at the age of only 17?

16. Bohemia and Moravia are historical regions of which Central European nation?

17. Which country's national rugby team is known as the Cherry Blossoms?

18. Atticus, Jean Louise (Scout) and Jeremy (Jem) are the main characters in which 1960 novel written by Harper Lee?

19. Which peoples - who founded the Duchy of Normandy, the Kievan Rus' and guarded the Byzantine Emperor - were known to those of East and Southern Europe as the Varangians?

20. António Guterres currently holds what position of power, previously occupied by people such as Kofi Annan and Dag Hammarskjöld?


General Knowledge Quiz #440 - Answers

1. Until May 2018, what was the official name of the southern-African nation of eSwatini? Swaziland

2. Though killed by Filipino natives halfway through his voyage, which Portuguese sailor is generally credited as leading the first circumnavigation of the Earth? Ferdinand Magellan

3. There are three Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom: the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and which other self-governing island? The Isle of Mann

4. Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Award ceremony - however, which movie was incorrectly announced by Faye Dunaway to have won the accolade? La La Land

5. Zeus, measured in 2011 as the tallest dog ever recorded, is which breed? Great Dane

6. Tabasco and Chihuahua are states in which Latin American nation? Mexico

7. The hit song American Pie by Don McLean is said to have been written about which other musician, who died in a plane crash in 1959? Buddy Holly

8. Aside from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, which other two sitting presidents have been assassinated? James Garfield and William McKinley

9. Which major Asian city was known as Edo until the Emperor moved the capital to there in 1868? Tokyo

10. In which modern-day Oceanic country was the infamous and bloody Battle of Guadalcanal fought during the Second World War? Solomon Islands

11. "It's been seven hours and fifteen days..." is the opening line to which 1990 hit by Sinéad O'Connor? Nothing Compares 2U

12. On which ship did Charles Darwin make his famous travels the Galapagos Islands, during which he began formulating his theory of evolution by natural selection? HMS Beagle

13. Which monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland was overthrown by Dutchman William of Orange (William III) and his wife Mary (Mary II) during the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688? King James II (VII of Scotland)

14. Which oil and gas-rich city, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the largest settlement on the Caspian Sea? Baku

15. In which year did Pele achieve his first World Cup victory, at the age of only 17? 1958

16. Bohemia and Moravia are historical regions of which Central European nation? Czechia

17. Which country's national rugby team is known as the Cherry Blossoms? Japan

18. Atticus, Jean Louise (Scout) and Jeremy (Jem) are the main characters in which 1960 novel written by Harper Lee? To Kill a Mockingbird

19. Which peoples - who founded the Duchy of Normandy, the Kievan Rus' and guarded the Byzantine Emperor - were known to those of East and Southern Europe as the Varangians? Vikings/Nords/Norsemen

20. António Guterres currently holds what position of power, previously occupied by people such as Kofi Annan and Dag Hammarskjöld? Secretary-General of the United Nations


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