General Knowledge Quiz #58

Want to have some fun and test yourself? Start our interactive quiz


Questions: 41

Time Limit: 10:00

Your Best Score: Login or Sign Up to track your scores

Score:

0 / 41

Time left:

Want to test yourself?

Questions

  1. What famous London addresses have these postcodes: SW1A 1AA and SW1A 2AA?
  2. The words 'domo arigato' mean 'thank you' in what language?
  3. What alliterative two-word term describes a product or service sold at less than cost, typically to encourage customers to buy other more profitable products/services?
  4. What hit song by the Crash Test Dummies comprised four three-letter words all containing the same letter?
  5. What year is represented by the Roman numerals MCMXCIX?
  6. What stage character is based on a real life medieval merchant, politician and Mayor of London?
  7. What country was previously called Abyssinia?
  8. The Evzones (meaning 'well-girded', a word apparently first recorded by Homer are an elite ceremonial infantry unit in which European country?
  9. What ironic term describes the practice of business executives visiting the factory floor or other front-line work, abbreviated to MBWA?
  10. What two-colour scarf did David Beckham wear in support of the anti-Glazer campaign when leaving the Old Trafford pitch after playing for Milan in their European Championship defeat by Manchester United?
  11. What is the state capital of Western Australia?
  12. A copita is a glass traditionally used for drinking what?
  13. The British bingo call "Doctor's Orders" stands for what number?
  14. Mg is the symbol of which chemical element: Manganese, Magnesium, Mercury, or Molybdenum?
  15. Who was made Archbishop of Capetown in 1986?
  16. Put these American presidents in order, earliest first: Reagan, Eisenhower, Carter, Washington, Nixon, Lincoln?
  17. The 1797 Treaty of Campo Formio was signed by Napoleon Bonaparte of France and Count Ludwig von Cobenzl of which country?
  18. The Orinoco river meets the sea on which country's coast?
  19. A square hectare of land would have sides of how many metres each?
  20. In marketing and business, 'Me-too' products are what: copies of other suppliers' successful products; successful due to word-of-mouth referral; endorsed by the Queen; or for use by a whole family?
  21. Lazar Ludwick Zamenhof invented which language?
  22. What are flews: the hanging upper lips of dogs such as bloodhounds; routes taken by migrating birds; a respiratory disease; or secret compartments in a lady's handbag?
  23. What is the square root of 225?
  24. What is the full name of the leading scientific and technological research university referred to as MIT?
  25. Which two of his wives survived King Henry the Eighth?
  26. Which British politician's epitaph reads: "I may not have succeeded in halting the war but I did secure the right of Parliament to decide on war" ?
  27. On a chess board at the start of play what piece is between the queen and its closest knight?
  28. What term describes computer software or its code which is free to use and adapt, based on a philosophy of improvement through sharing and collaboration?
  29. The work of which artist inspired HR Geiger's design of the monster in the Alien film?
  30. A monorchid has one what?
  31. Winnipeg is the capital city of which Canadian province?
  32. What is the seven or nine branch candelabrum, of which the Jewish hanukiah (or chanukkiyah is a type?
  33. In golf what slang refers to a free extra stroke sometimes allowed informally after a poor shot, typically off the first tee?
  34. A logomachy is a dispute over what?
  35. Stonehenge is in which UK county?
  36. What is a fumarole: an opening in the earth's surface emitting steam and gases; an argument about a bar bill, a Swiss chocolate cake; or male theatrical part played by an actress?
  37. Blenny, damsel, hamlet, goby and grunt are varieties of what living things?
  38. What is the Hindi greeting and salutation also used by many Westerners engaging in Indian cultural activities and philosophies?
  39. Suggestions from the 'politically correct' community occasionally call for what creative group process to be renamed 'Thought Showers'?
  40. The Evzones (meaning 'well-girded', a word apparently first recorded by Homer) are an elite ceremonial infantry unit in which European country?
  41. What is the seven or nine branch candelabrum, of which the Jewish hanukiah (or chanukkiyah) is a type?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. What famous London addresses have these postcodes: SW1A 1AA and SW1A 2AA?
    Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street
  2. The words 'domo arigato' mean 'thank you' in what language?
    Japanese 
  3. What alliterative two-word term describes a product or service sold at less than cost, typically to encourage customers to buy other more profitable products/services?
    Loss leader 
  4. What hit song by the Crash Test Dummies comprised four three-letter words all containing the same letter?
    Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
  5. What year is represented by the Roman numerals MCMXCIX?
    1999
  6. What stage character is based on a real life medieval merchant, politician and Mayor of London?
    Dick Whittington 
  7. What country was previously called Abyssinia?
    Ethiopia 
  8. The Evzones (meaning 'well-girded', a word apparently first recorded by Homer are an elite ceremonial infantry unit in which European country?
    Greece
  9. What ironic term describes the practice of business executives visiting the factory floor or other front-line work, abbreviated to MBWA?
    Management By Walking Around 
  10. What two-colour scarf did David Beckham wear in support of the anti-Glazer campaign when leaving the Old Trafford pitch after playing for Milan in their European Championship defeat by Manchester United?
    Green and yellow 
  11. What is the state capital of Western Australia?
    Perth
  12. A copita is a glass traditionally used for drinking what?
    Sherry
  13. The British bingo call "Doctor's Orders" stands for what number?
    Nine 
  14. Mg is the symbol of which chemical element: Manganese, Magnesium, Mercury, or Molybdenum?
    Magnesium 
  15. Who was made Archbishop of Capetown in 1986?
    Desmond Tutu
  16. Put these American presidents in order, earliest first: Reagan, Eisenhower, Carter, Washington, Nixon, Lincoln?
    Washington, Lincoln, Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter, Reagan
  17. The 1797 Treaty of Campo Formio was signed by Napoleon Bonaparte of France and Count Ludwig von Cobenzl of which country?
    Austria
  18. The Orinoco river meets the sea on which country's coast?
    Venezuela
  19. A square hectare of land would have sides of how many metres each?
    One hundred 
  20. In marketing and business, 'Me-too' products are what: copies of other suppliers' successful products; successful due to word-of-mouth referral; endorsed by the Queen; or for use by a whole family?
    Copies of successful products 
  21. Lazar Ludwick Zamenhof invented which language?
    Esperanto
  22. What are flews: the hanging upper lips of dogs such as bloodhounds; routes taken by migrating birds; a respiratory disease; or secret compartments in a lady's handbag?
    Hanging upper lips of dogs
  23. What is the square root of 225?
    15
  24. What is the full name of the leading scientific and technological research university referred to as MIT?
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  25. Which two of his wives survived King Henry the Eighth?
    Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr
  26. Which British politician's epitaph reads: "I may not have succeeded in halting the war but I did secure the right of Parliament to decide on war" ?
    Robin Cook
  27. On a chess board at the start of play what piece is between the queen and its closest knight?
    Bishop
  28. What term describes computer software or its code which is free to use and adapt, based on a philosophy of improvement through sharing and collaboration?
    Open Source
  29. The work of which artist inspired HR Geiger's design of the monster in the Alien film?
    Francis Bacon
  30. A monorchid has one what?
    Testicle
  31. Winnipeg is the capital city of which Canadian province?
    Manitoba
  32. What is the seven or nine branch candelabrum, of which the Jewish hanukiah (or chanukkiyah is a type?
    Menorah
  33. In golf what slang refers to a free extra stroke sometimes allowed informally after a poor shot, typically off the first tee?
    Mulligan
  34. A logomachy is a dispute over what?
    Words 
  35. Stonehenge is in which UK county?
    Wiltshire
  36. What is a fumarole: an opening in the earth's surface emitting steam and gases; an argument about a bar bill, a Swiss chocolate cake; or male theatrical part played by an actress?
    An opening in the earth's surface emitting steam and gases
  37. Blenny, damsel, hamlet, goby and grunt are varieties of what living things?
    Fish 
  38. What is the Hindi greeting and salutation also used by many Westerners engaging in Indian cultural activities and philosophies?
    Namaste 
  39. Suggestions from the 'politically correct' community occasionally call for what creative group process to be renamed 'Thought Showers'?
    Brainstorming 
  40. The Evzones (meaning 'well-girded', a word apparently first recorded by Homer) are an elite ceremonial infantry unit in which European country?
    Greece
  41. What is the seven or nine branch candelabrum, of which the Jewish hanukiah (or chanukkiyah) is a type?
    Menorah