General Knowledge Quiz #446 - Questions and Answers

The 446th 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 #445 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #446 - Questions

1. Which large, semi-aquatic rodent has been the national animal of Canada since 1975?

2. During the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Alan Shephard smuggled two of which sporting item onboard, which he subsequently hit after landing on the moon?

3. During the late 2000s, shipping vessels off the coast of which African nation were repeatedly robbed and hijacked by "pirates"?

4. In 1999, Manchester United sealed an historic treble through a last minute winner against which German side in the final of the UEFA Champions League?

5. Which Latin phrase is often used to mean "something-for-something" or "tit-for-tat?

6. Which king died in Babylon in 323BCE, at the age of only 32, after conquering the vast majority of the known world?

7. Which large country has the largest area of forest in the world, with over 8 million square kilometres?

8. Which network of German highways famously have no speed limits for most classes of vehicle?

9. Which male artist narrowly defeated Gareth Gates to win the first series of Pop Idol UK?

10. Which double Oscar-winning actor voices the cowboy Woody in the animated Toy Story series?

11. Which pop-band helped Sweden to its first-ever victory at the Eurovision song contest in 1974?

12. In October 1813, which leader was decisively defeated for the first time at the Battle of Leipzig, in modern-day Germany?

13. Who was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, and to date is the only to receive a Nobel Prize in 2 different sciences?

14. Romansch is the fourth national language of which small European nation in the Alps?

15. Which mountain - which also gives its name to a country - is the second largest in Africa, after Mt. Kilimanjaro?

16. Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador associated with the Spanish conquest of which South American empire?

17. Which famous basketball player temporarily retired in 1993 to pursue a career in baseball, before returning to his team, the Chicago Bulls, in March 1995?

18. For her role in 2004's The Aviator, Cate Blanchett became the first person to win an Academy Award for portraying another Academy Award winner - which 4 times Best Actress Oscar winner did she play?

19. The 2002 FIFA World Cup was hosted by Japan and which other country, who reached the semi-final?

20. Which year of the 20th century saw both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution against the USSR?

General Knowledge Quiz #446 - Answers

1. Which large, semi-aquatic rodent has been the national animal of Canada since 1975? Beaver

2. During the Apollo 14 mission, astronaut Alan Shephard smuggled two of which sporting item onboard, which he subsequently hit after landing on the moon? Golf Balls

3. During the late 2000s, shipping vessels off the east coast of Africa were repeatedly robbed and hijacked by "pirates" from which nation? Somalia

4. In 1999, Manchester United sealed an historic treble through a last minute winner against which German side in the final of the UEFA Champions League? Bayern Munich (FC Bayern München)

5. Which Latin phrase is used to mean "something-for-something" or "tit-for-tat? Quid Pro Quo

6. Which king died in Babylon in 323BCE, at the age of only 32, after conquering the vast majority of the known world? Alexander The Great (Alexander III of Macedon)

7. Which large country also has the largest area of forest in the world, with over 8 million square kilometres? The Russian Federation

8. Which network of German highways famously have no speed limits for most classes of vehicle? Autobahns (Autobahnen)

9. Which male artist narrowly defeated Gareth Gates to win the first series of Pop Idol UK? Will Young

10. Which double Oscar-winning actor voices the cowboy Woody in the animated Toy Story series? Tom Hanks

11. Which pop-band helped Sweden to its first-ever victory at the Eurovision song contest in 1974? ABBA

12. In October 1813, which leader was decisively defeated for the first time at the Battle of Leipzig, in modern-day Germany? Napoleon Bonaparte

13. Who was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, and to date is the only to receive a Nobel Prize in 2 different sciences? Marie Curie

14. Romansch is the fourth national language of which small European nation in the Alps? Switzerland

15. Which mountain - which also gives its name to a country - is the second largest in Africa, after Mt. Kilimanjaro? Mt. Kenya

16. Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador associated with the Spanish conquest of which South American empire? Incan Empire

17. Which famous basketball player temporarily retired in 1993 to pursue a career in baseball, before returning to his team, the Chicago Bulls, in March 1995? Michael Jordan

18. For her role in 2004's The Aviator, Cate Blanchett became the first person to win an Academy Award for portraying another Academy Award winner - which 4 times Best Actress Oscar winner did she play? Katharine Hepburn

19. The 2002 FIFA World Cup was hosted by Japan and which other country, who reached the semi-final? South Korea

20. Which year of the 20th century saw both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution against the USSR? 1956


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