General Knowledge Quiz #454

General Knowledge Quiz #454


The 454th 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 #453 here.

General Knowledge Quiz #454


1. In 1967, which team beat Internazionale 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British club to win the European Cup?

2. Which country is home to Lake Vänern, which at around 5650km2 is the largest lake in the European Union?

3. Which city, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, finally fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, gaining its modern name in the process? 

4. Canadian James Naismith designed the first ever rule book for which sport whilst working as a teacher in Massachusetts?

5. There is only one letter worth 5 points in the game of Scrabble - to which chemical element's symbol does this letter correspond?

6. Which book was first published by L. Frank Baum in 1900, before being turned into a popular 1939 film starring Judy Garland?

7. Which 1968 Jimi Hendrix hit originally appeared a year earlier on the album John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan?

8. The sinking of which ocean liner by a German U-Boat in 1915 was a major factor in changing US attitudes towards intervention in WWI?

9. The city of Jerez in Andalusia, Spain, is closely associated with the production of which type of fortified wine?

10. Quentin Blake is well-known as an illustrator for which famous children's author?

11. The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1919, banned the production and sale of which substance?

12. Which sitcom, a spin-off of Cheers, focussed on the life of psychiatrist Dr. Crane as he returns to his hometown of Seattle?

13. Which "luxury" French pate, produced by force-feeding of ducks or geese, literally translates into English as "fat liver"?

14. 1927's The Jazz Singer changed Hollywood forever as the first of which type of movie?

15. The Mesozoic Era, from 252-66 million years ago, is often known as the Age of ________? 

16. Which Spanish artist had phases referred to as his Blue Period, Rose Period and African-influenced Period?

17. Batavia was the former, colonial name of which major city on the island of Java?

18. Who is the only man - to date - to become Vice President, and subsequently President, without winning an election to either?

19. Which "wise" animals are groups of referred to as "parliaments"?

20. Which north-African country was historically divided into Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan?


General Knowledge Quiz #454


1. In 1967, which team beat Internazionale 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British club to win the European Cup? Celtic FC

2. Which country is home to Lake Vänern, which at around 5650km2 is the largest lake in the European Union? Sweden

3. Which city, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, finally fell to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, gaining its modern name in the process? Constantinople - it became Istanbul

4. Canadian James Naismith designed the first ever rule book for which sport whilst working as a teacher in Massachusetts? Basketball

5. There is only one letter worth 5 points in the game of Scrabble - to which chemical element's symbol does this letter correspond? K - Potassium

6. Which book was first published by L. Frank Baum in 1900, before being turned into a popular 1939 film starring Judy Garland? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

7. Which 1968 Jimi Hendrix hit originally appeared a year earlier on the album John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan? All Along the Watchtower

8. The sinking of which ocean liner by a German U-Boat in 1915 was a major factor in changing US attitudes towards intervention in WWI? RMS Lusitania

9. The city of Jerez in Andalusia, Spain, is closely associated with the production of which type of fortified wine? Sherry

10. Quentin Blake is well-known as an illustrator for which famous children's author? Roald Dahl

11. The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1919, banned the production and sale of which substance? Alcohol

12. Which sitcom, a spin-off of Cheers, focussed on the life of psychiatrist Dr. Crane as he returns to his hometown of Seattle? Frasier

13. Which "luxury" French pate, produced by force-feeding of ducks or geese, literally translates into English as "fat liver"? Foie gras

14. 1927's The Jazz Singer changed Hollywood forever as the first of which type of movie? A "Talkie" (synced dialogue)

15. The Mesozoic Era, from 252-66 million years ago, is often known as the Age of ________? Reptiles 

16. Which Spanish artist had phases referred to as his Blue PeriodRose Period and African-influenced Period? Pablo Picasso

17. Batavia was the former, colonial name of which major city on the island of Java? Jakarta

18. Who is the only man - to date - to become Vice President, and subsequently President, without winning an election to either? Gerald Ford 

19. Which "wise" animals are groups of referred to as "parliaments"? Owls

20. Which north-African country was historically divided into Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan? Libya


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