General Knowledge Quiz #458

General Knowledge Quiz #458 - Questions and Answers


The 458th 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 #457 here.


General Knowledge Quiz #458 - Questions


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?


General Knowledge Quiz #458 - Questions


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 HillLove Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral? Hugh Grant

17. Who wrote the novels that inspired the movies MiseryCarrieThe 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



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