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  1.  Which is the largest country in the world which has no permanent river systems?
  2.  Which city was Odysseus trying to return home from in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey?
  3.  Who was British prime minister at the outbreak of the Second World War with Nazi Germany?
  4.  Which famous singer starred as Argentinian first lady Eva Peron in the 1996 film, Evita?
  5.  In which modern-day country is Mt. Ararat, the rumoured landing site of Noah's Ark?
  6.  Uther Pendragon was the father of which leader from British and Celtic legend?
  7.  Reloaded and Revolutions were the second and third movies in which series by the Wachowski siblings?
  8.  Which Germanic people from northern Europe sacked Rome in 455 CE, giving their name to a modern word for an individual who destroys or damages property?
  9.  Luzon and Mindanao are the two most populated islands in which South-East Asian nation?
  10.  Which Zach Snyder movie of 2006 is a fictional depiction of the Battle of Thermopylae between the Greeks and the Persians in 480 BCE?
  11.  Wilhelm Röntgen discovered which form of electromagnetic radiation in 1895, now regularly used to visualise hard structures within the human body?
  12.  Which German word is often used in English to mean pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune?
  13.  Tarsiers, Galagos and Guenons are animal groups within which wider Order of mammal?
  14.  Which major Russian city lies at the head of the River Neva on the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea?
  15.  Who was the pilot of the Apollo 11 command module, remaining in the craft whilst Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the moon in the Eagle lander?
  16.  Which British actor starred in the romantic comedies Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral?
  17.  Who wrote the novels that inspired the movies Misery, Carrie, The Shining and The Shawshank Redemption?
  18.  Apart from the USA and Canada, which is the only country in mainland North America to speak English as its primary language?
  19.  Which religion was founded by Siddhārtha Gautama, the son of a local chief in modern-day northern India or Nepal?
  20.  Ian Lazenby and Timothy Dalton were the 2nd and 4th men, respectively, to portray which international secret agent?
  21. General Knowledge Quiz #457 - Questions Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld?
  22.  Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld?
  23.  What geological feature has examples including Stromboli, Kīlauea, Popocatépetl and Eyjafjallajökull?
  24.  Which year of the 20th Century saw the 5th modern Olympic Games in Stockholm, the discovery of vitamins, the end of Chinese imperial rule, and the sinking of the RMS Titanic?
  25.  To what name did the British royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha change in 1917, due to the anti-German sentiment surrounding World War I?
  26.  What is the medical name for the bone commonly known as the shoulder blade?
  27.  Which animals were famously studied by conservationist Dian Fossey in the mountain rainforests of Rwanda?
  28.  What beverage is traditionally drunk by the winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race?
  29.  Which Austrian won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 and 2012 films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained?
  30.  Who was the uncle, and adoptive parent of Frodo, the main protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy?
  31.  Along with Denmark itself and Greenland, which is the third constituent nation that makes up the Kingdom of Denmark?
  32.  Which forest in Nottinghamshire, England, is referred to in legend as the home of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men?
  33.  Diamonds are made up entirely of atoms of which non-metallic chemical element?
  34.  In which European city would you find the tourist attractions of the Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the Doge's Palace?
  35.  In 1642, which Dutch explorer became the first European to sight New Zealand?
  36.  Which Indian city is predominantly located on Salsette, one of the most populated, and most densely populated, islands in the world?
  37.  Which sport's modern laws are based around the 1867 Marquess of Queensberry rules?
  38.  In a ceremony at the Notre Dame de Paris in December 1804, who crowned Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France?
  39.  In 1862, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia unified to form which modern nation in south-eastern Europe?
  40.  Who, in Catholic tradition, is typically considered to have been the first Bishop of Rome, and therefore the first Pope?
  41.  Which musical competition has been held every year since its first broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956?
  42.  Which book and subsequent movie series is set in the fictional post-apocalyptic world of Panem?
  43.  The Jutland Peninsula makes up the majority of the land area of which European country?
  44.  Dying at the ripe old age of 969, who is the oldest recorded figure mentioned in the Bible?
  45.  Which Native Iroquois ball-sport derives its modern name from the French for "the stick"?
  46.  Who is, as of 2019, the only person to win 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress?
  47.  Which Caribbean island, Commonwealth, and Unincorporated Terrority of the United States with a population of around 5 million people, is often referred to as the 51st state?
  48.  Which 16th-Century English sailor, explorer, and infamous privateer sailed the world on his ship The Golden Hind?
  49.  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?
  50.  Which large, flightless bird (up to 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?
  51.  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?
  52.  Which Italian astronomer was the first person in history to record seeing the moons of Jupiter?
  53.  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?
  54.  Which fictional character created by Miguel de Cervantes is also known as 'The Man of La Mancha'?
  55.  The Ponte Vecchio is a famous bridge spanning the River Arno in which Italian city?
  56.  Which city, on the boundaries of Europe and Asia, is divided by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn?
  57.  Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, lies around 50 miles from the remains of which ancient city, famed for its 'Hanging Gardens'?
  58.  Which Colombian dance-fitness regime is now regularly practiced by over 15 million people worldwide?
  59.  Which legendary association football player was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações, Brazil, in 1940?
  60.  Which dynasty of Welsh origin succeeded the Plantagenets and preceded the Stuarts as the ruling house of England?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1.  Which is the largest country in the world which has no permanent river systems?
    Saudi Arabia
  2.  Which city was Odysseus trying to return home from in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey?
    Troy
  3.  Who was British prime minister at the outbreak of the Second World War with Nazi Germany?
    Neville Chamberlain
  4.  Which famous singer starred as Argentinian first lady Eva Peron in the 1996 film, Evita?
    Madonna
  5.  In which modern-day country is Mt. Ararat, the rumoured landing site of Noah's Ark?
    Turkey
  6.  Uther Pendragon was the father of which leader from British and Celtic legend?
    King Arthur
  7.  Reloaded and Revolutions were the second and third movies in which series by the Wachowski siblings?
    The Matrix
  8.  Which Germanic people from northern Europe sacked Rome in 455 CE, giving their name to a modern word for an individual who destroys or damages property?
    The Vandals
  9.  Luzon and Mindanao are the two most populated islands in which South-East Asian nation?
    The Philippines
  10.  Which Zach Snyder movie of 2006 is a fictional depiction of the Battle of Thermopylae between the Greeks and the Persians in 480 BCE?
    300
  11.  Wilhelm Röntgen discovered which form of electromagnetic radiation in 1895, now regularly used to visualise hard structures within the human body?
    X-Rays
  12.  Which German word is often used in English to mean pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune?
    Schadenfreude
  13.  Tarsiers, Galagos and Guenons are animal groups within which wider Order of mammal?
    Primates
  14.  Which major Russian city lies at the head of the River Neva on the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea?
    St. Petersburg
  15.  Who was the pilot of the Apollo 11 command module, remaining in the craft whilst Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the moon in the Eagle lander?
    Michael Collins
  16.  Which British actor starred in the romantic comedies Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral?
    Hugh Grant
  17.  Who wrote the novels that inspired the movies Misery, Carrie, The Shining and The Shawshank Redemption?
    Stephen King
  18.  Apart from the USA and Canada, which is the only country in mainland North America to speak English as its primary language?
    Belize
  19.  Which religion was founded by Siddhārtha Gautama, the son of a local chief in modern-day northern India or Nepal?
    Buddha
  20.  Ian Lazenby and Timothy Dalton were the 2nd and 4th men, respectively, to portray which international secret agent?
    James Bond
  21. General Knowledge Quiz #457 - Questions Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld?
    2. What geological feature has examples including Stromboli, Kīlauea, Popocatépetl and Eyjafjallajökull?3. Which year of the 20th Century saw the 5th modern Olympic Games in Stockholm, the discovery of vitamins, the end of Chinese imperial rule, and the sinking of the RMS Titanic?4. To what name did the British royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha change in 1917, due to the anti-German sentiment surrounding World War I? 5. What is the medical name for the bone commonly known as the shoulder blade?6. Which animals were famously studied by conservationist Dian Fossey in the mountain rainforests of Rwanda?7. What beverage is traditionally drunk by the winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race?8. Which Austrian won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 and 2012 films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained?9. Who was the uncle, and adoptive parent of Frodo, the main protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy?10. Along with Denmark itself and Greenland, which is the third constituent nation that makes up the Kingdom of Denmark?11. Which forest in Nottinghamshire, England, is referred to in legend as the home of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men?12. Diamonds are made up entirely of atoms of which non-metallic chemical element?13. In which European city would you find the tourist attractions of the Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the Doge's Palace?14. In 1642, which Dutch explorer became the first European to sight New Zealand?15. Which Indian city is predominantly located on Salsette, one of the most populated, and most densely populated, islands in the world?16. Which sport's modern laws are based around the 1867 Marquess of Queensberry rules?17. In a ceremony at the Notre Dame de Paris in December 1804, who crowned Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France?18. In 1862, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia unified to form which modern nation in south-eastern Europe?19. Who, in Catholic tradition, is typically considered to have been the first Bishop of Rome, and therefore the first Pope?20. Which musical competition has been held every year since its first broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956?General Knowledge Quiz #457 - Answers1. Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld? Heracles2. What geological feature has examples including Stromboli, Kīlauea, Popocatépetl and Eyjafjallajökull? Volcanoes3. Which year of the 20th Century saw the 5th modern Olympic Games in Stockholm, the discovery of vitamins, the end of Chinese imperial rule, and the sinking of the RMS Titanic? 19124. To what name did the British royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha change in 1917, due to the anti-German sentiment surrounding World War I? House of Windsor5. What is the medical name for the bone commonly known as the shoulder blade? Scapula6. Which animals were famously studied by conservationist Dian Fossey in the mountain rainforests of Rwanda? Mountain Gorillas7. What beverage is traditionally drunk by the winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race? Milk8. Which Austrian won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 and 2012 films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained? Christoph Waltz9. Who was the uncle, and adoptive parent of Frodo, the main protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy? Bilbo Baggins10. Along with Denmark itself and Greenland, which is the third constituent nation that makes up the Kingdom of Denmark? The Faroe Islands11. Which forest in Nottinghamshire, England, is referred to in legend as the home of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men? Sherwood Forest12. Diamonds are made up entirely of atoms of which non-metallic chemical element? Carbon13. In which European city would you find the tourist attractions of the Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the Doge's Palace? Venice14. In 1642, which Dutch explorer became the first European to sight New Zealand? Abel Tasman15. Which Indian city is predominantly located on Salsette, one of the most populated, and most densely populated, islands in the world? Mumbai16. Which sport's modern laws are based around the 1867 Marquess of Queensberry rules? Boxing17. In a ceremony at the Notre Dame de Paris in December 1804, who crowned Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France? Napoleon himself18. In 1862, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia unified to form which modern nation in south-eastern Europe? Romania19. Who, in Catholic tradition, is typically considered to have been the first Bishop of Rome, and therefore the first Pope? St. Peter20. Which musical competition has been held every year since its first broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956? The Eurovision Song Contest
  22.  Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld?
    Heracles
  23.  What geological feature has examples including Stromboli, Kīlauea, Popocatépetl and Eyjafjallajökull?
    Volcanoes
  24.  Which year of the 20th Century saw the 5th modern Olympic Games in Stockholm, the discovery of vitamins, the end of Chinese imperial rule, and the sinking of the RMS Titanic?
    1912
  25.  To what name did the British royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha change in 1917, due to the anti-German sentiment surrounding World War I?
    House of Windsor
  26.  What is the medical name for the bone commonly known as the shoulder blade?
    Scapula
  27.  Which animals were famously studied by conservationist Dian Fossey in the mountain rainforests of Rwanda?
    Mountain Gorillas
  28.  What beverage is traditionally drunk by the winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race?
    Milk
  29.  Which Austrian won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 and 2012 films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained?
    Christoph Waltz
  30.  Who was the uncle, and adoptive parent of Frodo, the main protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy?
    Bilbo Baggins
  31.  Along with Denmark itself and Greenland, which is the third constituent nation that makes up the Kingdom of Denmark?
    The Faroe Islands
  32.  Which forest in Nottinghamshire, England, is referred to in legend as the home of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men?
    Sherwood Forest
  33.  Diamonds are made up entirely of atoms of which non-metallic chemical element?
    Carbon
  34.  In which European city would you find the tourist attractions of the Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the Doge's Palace?
    Venice
  35.  In 1642, which Dutch explorer became the first European to sight New Zealand?
    Abel Tasman
  36.  Which Indian city is predominantly located on Salsette, one of the most populated, and most densely populated, islands in the world?
    Mumbai
  37.  Which sport's modern laws are based around the 1867 Marquess of Queensberry rules?
    Boxing
  38.  In a ceremony at the Notre Dame de Paris in December 1804, who crowned Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France?
    Napoleon himself
  39.  In 1862, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia unified to form which modern nation in south-eastern Europe?
    Romania
  40.  Who, in Catholic tradition, is typically considered to have been the first Bishop of Rome, and therefore the first Pope?
    St. Peter
  41.  Which musical competition has been held every year since its first broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956?
    The Eurovision Song Contest
  42.  Which book and subsequent movie series is set in the fictional post-apocalyptic world of Panem?
    The Hunger Games
  43.  The Jutland Peninsula makes up the majority of the land area of which European country?
    Denmark
  44.  Dying at the ripe old age of 969, who is the oldest recorded figure mentioned in the Bible?
    Methuselah
  45.  Which Native Iroquois ball-sport derives its modern name from the French for "the stick"?
    Lacrosse
  46.  Who is, as of 2019, the only person to win 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress?
    Katharine Hepburn
  47.  Which Caribbean island, Commonwealth, and Unincorporated Terrority of the United States with a population of around 5 million people, is often referred to as the 51st state?
    Puerto Rico
  48.  Which 16th-Century English sailor, explorer, and infamous privateer sailed the world on his ship The Golden Hind?
    Sir Francis Drake
  49.  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
  50.  Which large, flightless bird (up to 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
  51.  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
  52.  Which Italian astronomer was the first person in history to record seeing the moons of Jupiter?
    Galileo Galilei
  53.  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
  54.  Which fictional character created by Miguel de Cervantes is also known as 'The Man of La Mancha'?
    Don Quixote
  55.  The Ponte Vecchio is a famous bridge spanning the River Arno in which Italian city?
    Florence
  56.  Which city, on the boundaries of Europe and Asia, is divided by the waters of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn?
    Istanbul
  57.  Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, lies around 50 miles from the remains of which ancient city, famed for its 'Hanging Gardens'?
    Babylon
  58.  Which Colombian dance-fitness regime is now regularly practiced by over 15 million people worldwide?
    Zumba
  59.  Which legendary association football player was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações, Brazil, in 1940?
    Pele
  60.  Which dynasty of Welsh origin succeeded the Plantagenets and preceded the Stuarts as the ruling house of England?
    The Tudors