General Knowledge Quiz #271

Want to have some fun and test yourself? Start our interactive quiz


Questions: 25

Time Limit: 10:00

Score:

0 / 25

Time left:

Want to test yourself?

Questions

  1. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is said to have died from the bite of a: Lion; Spider; Asp; or Horse?
  2. What is the fluid component of blood, the '4th state of matter', and ionized gas/electric lamps?
  3. What is distilled from molasses: Rum; Gin; Vodka; or Tequila?
  4. Name the famous winged horse from Greek mythology?
  5. Dendrochronology refers to which three of: Bell; Tree; Hair; Ring; Speed; Pull; Dating?
  6. Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, founder of the Catholic Franciscan Order, is in: Spain; Italy; France; or Mexico?
  7. The common word/suffix 'berg' in Swedish and German means: Lake; Mountain; Forest; or Ice?
  8. The epic 'Beowulf' (c1000AD), a vast language record, is the oldest surviving poem manuscript in Old: Dutch; English; French; or German?
  9. Binomial Nomenclature is a two-part Latin naming and hierarchy system for: Roman roads; Musical instruments; Plants and animals; or Space rockets and satellites?
  10. Which one of these is not among the four main gases of Earth's atmosphere: Nitrogen; Oxygen; Argon; Carbon dioxide; Hydrogen?
  11. Which element (Sr) named after a Scottish town was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808?
  12. Strabismus is an imbalance of the: Heart; Hearing; Eyes; or Beard?
  13. Roughly the volume in cubic metres of a squash court is: 30; 100; 352; or 12,000?
  14. Mechanical arm railway signals are termed (What?) communication system, also used by ships at sea?
  15. Introduced legally in 1876, what vehicular float marking originally included abbreviations for 'Lloyd's Register', 'Salt Water in Summer', and 'Fresh Water'?
  16. What precious stone is a corundum with chromium traces, historically called carbuncle?
  17. Colophony, rubbed on violin bows, is better known as a yellow turpentine resin called: Raisin; Rosin; Risin; or Rison?
  18. What compound (C7H5NO3S) is 500 times sweeter than sugar, for which it substitutes?
  19. Charon is the single main moon/satellite of: Pluto; Mars; Neptune; or The Sun?
  20. What delicacy comes from the creature Husso husso?
  21. The iconic 1968 Small Faces album Ogden's Nut Gone Flake was the first LP with an appropriately (What-shape?) cover, originally produced as a lidded tin container: Hexagonal; Triangular; Pentagonal; or Circular?
  22. Birkdale, Troon, Muirfield, and Sandwich are famous venues for what?
  23. Sir Ken Robinson (born 1950) and 'most-viewed TED talker' is a famous: Newsreader; Educationalist; Architect; or Footballer?
  24. Match these words and meanings: Pagoda, Palermo, Palmyra, Pangolin - Indian tree, Scaly ant-eater, Buddhist shrine, Capital of Sicily?
  25. Which surnamed eponymous supergroup abbreviated to CSNY drew members from The Byrds, Hollies and Buffalo Springfield?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra is said to have died from the bite of a: Lion; Spider; Asp; or Horse?
    Asp 
  2. What is the fluid component of blood, the '4th state of matter', and ionized gas/electric lamps?
    Plasma
  3. What is distilled from molasses: Rum; Gin; Vodka; or Tequila?
    Rum
  4. Name the famous winged horse from Greek mythology?
    Pegasus
  5. Dendrochronology refers to which three of: Bell; Tree; Hair; Ring; Speed; Pull; Dating?
    Tree Ring Dating 
  6. Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, founder of the Catholic Franciscan Order, is in: Spain; Italy; France; or Mexico?
    Italy
  7. The common word/suffix 'berg' in Swedish and German means: Lake; Mountain; Forest; or Ice?
    Mountain
  8. The epic 'Beowulf' (c1000AD), a vast language record, is the oldest surviving poem manuscript in Old: Dutch; English; French; or German?
    English
  9. Binomial Nomenclature is a two-part Latin naming and hierarchy system for: Roman roads; Musical instruments; Plants and animals; or Space rockets and satellites?
    Plants and animals
  10. Which one of these is not among the four main gases of Earth's atmosphere: Nitrogen; Oxygen; Argon; Carbon dioxide; Hydrogen?
    Hydrogen 
  11. Which element (Sr) named after a Scottish town was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808?
    Strontium
  12. Strabismus is an imbalance of the: Heart; Hearing; Eyes; or Beard?
    Eyes 
  13. Roughly the volume in cubic metres of a squash court is: 30; 100; 352; or 12,000?
    352
  14. Mechanical arm railway signals are termed (What?) communication system, also used by ships at sea?
    Semaphore
  15. Introduced legally in 1876, what vehicular float marking originally included abbreviations for 'Lloyd's Register', 'Salt Water in Summer', and 'Fresh Water'?
    Plimsoll Line 
  16. What precious stone is a corundum with chromium traces, historically called carbuncle?
    Ruby
  17. Colophony, rubbed on violin bows, is better known as a yellow turpentine resin called: Raisin; Rosin; Risin; or Rison?
    Rosin
  18. What compound (C7H5NO3S) is 500 times sweeter than sugar, for which it substitutes?
    Saccharin
  19. Charon is the single main moon/satellite of: Pluto; Mars; Neptune; or The Sun?
    Pluto
  20. What delicacy comes from the creature Husso husso?
    Caviar 
  21. The iconic 1968 Small Faces album Ogden's Nut Gone Flake was the first LP with an appropriately (What-shape?) cover, originally produced as a lidded tin container: Hexagonal; Triangular; Pentagonal; or Circular?
    Circular 
  22. Birkdale, Troon, Muirfield, and Sandwich are famous venues for what?
    British Open Golf Championship
  23. Sir Ken Robinson (born 1950) and 'most-viewed TED talker' is a famous: Newsreader; Educationalist; Architect; or Footballer?
    Educationalist
  24. Match these words and meanings: Pagoda, Palermo, Palmyra, Pangolin - Indian tree, Scaly ant-eater, Buddhist shrine, Capital of Sicily?
    Pagoda - Buddhist shrine; Palermo - Capital of Sicily; Palmyra - Indian tree; Pangolin - Scaly ant-eater
  25. Which surnamed eponymous supergroup abbreviated to CSNY drew members from The Byrds, Hollies and Buffalo Springfield?
    Crosby Stills, Nash and Young