General Knowledge Quiz #456

General Knowledge Quiz #456 - Questions and Answers


The 456th 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 #455 here.


General Knowledge Quiz #456 - Questions


1. Which book and subsequent movie series is set in the fictional post-apocalyptic world of Panem?

2. The Jutland Peninsula makes up the majority of the land area of which European country?

3. Dying at the ripe old age of 969, who is the oldest recorded figure mentioned in the Bible?

4. Which Native Iroquois ball-sport derives its modern name from the French for "the stick"? 

5. Who is, as of 2019, the only person to win 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress?

6. Which Caribbean island, Commonwealth, and Unincorporated Terrority of the United States with a population of around 3.5 million people, is often referred to as the 51st state?

7. Which 16th-Century English sailor, explorer, and infamous privateer sailed the world on his ship The Golden Hind?

8. Which British singer, who had a 1987 hit with Never Gonna Give You Up is arguably more well-known to younger people as part of the viral "Rickrolling" meme?

9. Which large, flightless bird (up to 3.6m tall) is thought to have been hunted to extinction in the 14th or 15th centuries, shortly after the arrival of the Māori in New Zealand?

10. Which English actor, born in Sheffield, is famous for playing characters including Boromir, Alec Trevelyan (006) and Eddard Stark, who are violently killed in their respective films or tv series?

11. Which Italian astronomer was the first person in history to record seeing the moons of Jupiter?

12. Which South Asian country of over 170 million people - as of 2019 - is the most populous in the world to have never won an Olympic medal?

13. Which fictional character created by Miguel de Cervantes is also known as 'The Man of La Mancha'?

14. The Ponte Vecchio is a famous bridge spanning the River Arno in which Italian city?

15. Which city, on the boundaries of Europe and Asia, is divided by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn?

16. Which famous Catholic nun and missionary was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje, modern-day Macedonia (then the Ottoman Empire) in 1910?

17. Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, lies close to the remains of which ancient city, famed for its 'Hanging Gardens'?

18. Which Colombian dance-fitness regime is now regularly practiced by over 15 million people worldwide?

19. Which legendary association football player was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações, Brazil, in 1940?

20. Which dynasty of Welsh origin succeeded the Plantagenets and preceded the Stuarts as the ruling house of England?


General Knowledge Quiz #456 - Answers


1. Which book and subsequent movie series is set in the fictional post-apocalyptic world of Panem? The Hunger Games

2. The Jutland Peninsula makes up the majority of the land area of which European country? Denmark

3. Dying at the ripe old age of 969, who is the oldest recorded figure mentioned in the Bible? Methuselah

4. Which Native Iroquois ball-sport derives its modern name from the French for "the stick"? Lacrosse

5. Who is, as of 2019, the only person to win 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress? Katharine Hepburn

6. Which Caribbean island, Commonwealth, and Unincorporated Terrority of the United States with a population of around 3.5 million people, is often referred to as the 51st state? Puerto Rico

7. Which 16th-Century English sailor, explorer, and infamous privateer sailed the world on his ship The Golden Hind? Sir Francis Drake

8. Which British singer, who had a 1987 hit with Never Gonna Give You Up is arguably more well-known to younger people as part of the viral "Rickrolling" meme? Rick Astley

9. Which large, flightless bird (up to 3.6m tall) is thought to have been hunted to extinction in the 14th or 15th centuries, shortly after the arrival of the Māori in New Zealand? Moa

10. Which English actor, born in Sheffield, is famous for playing characters including Boromir, Alec Trevelyan (006) and Eddard Stark, who are violently killed in their respective films or tv series? Sean Bean

11. Which Italian astronomer was the first person in history to record seeing the moons of Jupiter? Galileo Galilei

12. Which South Asian country of over 170 million people - as of 2019 - is the most populous in the world to have never won an Olympic medal? Bangladesh

13. Which fictional character created by Miguel de Cervantes is also known as 'The Man of La Mancha'? Don Quixote

14. The Ponte Vecchio is a famous bridge spanning the River Arno in which Italian city? Florence

15. Which city, on the boundaries of Europe and Asia, is divided by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn? Istanbul

16. Which famous Catholic nun and missionary was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje, modern-day Macedonia (then the Ottoman Empire) in 1910? (Saint) Mother Teresa

17. Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, lies around 50 miles from the remains of which ancient city, famed for its 'Hanging Gardens'? Babylon

18. Which Colombian dance-fitness regime is now regularly practiced by over 15 million people worldwide? Zumba

19. Which legendary association football player was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações, Brazil, in 1940? Pele

20. Which dynasty of Welsh origin succeeded the Plantagenets and preceded the Stuarts as the ruling house of England? The Tudors





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