General Knowledge Quiz #444

General Knowledge Quiz #444 - Questions and Answers

The 444th free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at BusinessBalls.com. Suitable for team building, pub quizzes or just general entertainment. Try General Knowledge Quiz #443 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #444 - Questions

1. What practice was officially abolished across the British Empire in 1834, and the United States in 1865?

2. On which date over the festive period in 2004 did a magnitude 9.1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami strike countries surrounding the Indian Ocean rim?

3. Which London football ground shares its name with a battle in modern-day Yorkshire between the English and Vikings in 1066?

4. Fältskog, Ulvaeus, Andersson and Lyngstad were the surnames of the singers in which popular pop group of the 1970s and 80s?

5. Which American has received a record 17 Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, winning twice for The Iron Lady and Sophie's Choice?

6. Which nation was banned from sending a team to the 2018 Winter Olympics, following systematic doping violations at the Olympics they hosted 4 years earlier?

7. The Jeddah Tower (in construction) in which Middle Eastern nation is predicted to be the first building to pass 1000m in height upon completion in the early 2020s?

8. Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer were the main architects of which South American capital city, completed in the 1960s, and now the third most-populous settlement in the country?

9. Which man banned Christmas during his time as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1653-1658?

10. Which island, shared by two independent nations, is the second largest in the world, after Greenland?

11. Mt. Etna is a major volcano on which European island, the largest in the Mediterranean Sea?

12. Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chrétein and Stephen Harper are former leaders of which G20 nation?

13. As of December 2018, which man holds the record for most tennis Grand Slam singles victories, with 20 titles to their name?

14. Which wealthy city-state has been ruled by Princes of the Grimaldi family since the 13th century?

15. Apart from a brief period with the Washington Wizards, with which team did Michael Jordan remain for the majority of his NBA career?

16. Which iconic volcano in Japan is also the country's tallest peak, at 3776m high?

17. Which sailor and explorer was killed by Hawaiian natives in 1779 after attempting to kidnap a tribal chief?

18. Which European capital city is home to the Schönbrunn and Belvedere imperial palaces?

19. How many serving American presidents have been assassinated whilst in office?

20. At which Olympic Games did the Jamaican bobsled team, depicted in the film Cool Runnings famously compete?

General Knowledge Quiz #444 - Answers

1. What practice was officially abolished across the British Empire in 1834, and the United States in 1865? Slavery

2. On which date over the festive period in 2004 did a magnitude 9.1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami strike countries surrounding the Indian Ocean rim? 26th December (Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day)

3. Which London football ground shares its name with a battle in modern-day Yorkshire between the English and Vikings in 1066? Stamford Bridge

4. Fältskog, Ulvaeus, Andersson and Lyngstad were the surnames of the singers in which popular pop group of the 1970s and 80s? ABBA

5. Which American has received a record 17 Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, winning twice for The Iron Lady and Sophie's Choice? Meryl Streep

6. Which nation was banned from sending a team to the 2018 Winter Olympics, following systematic doping violations at the Olympics they hosted 4 years earlier? Russia

7. The Jeddah Tower (in construction) in which Middle Eastern nation is predicted to be the first building to pass 1000m in height upon completion in the early 2020s? Saudi Arabia

8. Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer were the main architects of which South American capital city, completed in the 1960s, and now the third most-populous settlement in the country? Brasília

9. Which man banned Christmas during his time as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1653-1658? Oliver Cromwell

10. Which island, shared by two independent nations, is the second largest in the world, after Greenland? New Guinea

11. Mt. Etna is a major volcano on which European island, the largest in the Mediterranean Sea? Sicily

12. Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chrétein and Stephen Harper are former leaders of which G20 nation? Canada

13. As of December 2018, which man holds the record for most tennis Grand Slam singles victories, with 20 titles to their name? Roger Federer

14. Which wealthy city-state has been ruled by Princes of the Grimaldi family since the 13th century? Monaco

15. Apart from a brief period with the Washington Wizards, with which team did Michael Jordan remain for the majority of his NBA career? Chicago Bulls

16. Which iconic volcano in Japan is also the country's tallest peak, at 3776m high? Mt. Fuji

17. Which sailor and explorer was killed by Hawaiian natives in 1779 after attempting to kidnap a tribal chief? James Cook

18. Which European capital city is home to the Schönbrunn and Belvedere imperial palaces? Vienna

19. How many serving American presidents have been assassinated whilst in office? Four

20. At which Olympic Games did the Jamaican bobsled team, depicted in the film Cool Runnings famously compete? Calgary, 1988


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