Bored on lockdown? 100 general knowledge quiz questions and answers (2022)

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100 general knowledge quiz questions

1. Which artist painted the Poppy Field in 1873?

2. Which country is the world’s largest producer of cheese?

3. What goes into a White Russian cocktail?

4. Which film featured ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ by Go West?

5. Who was Henry VIII’s 3rd wife?

6. Who has won the most Oscars for acting in the history of the Academy Awards?

7. Which southern Italian city is usually credited as the birthplace of the pizza?

8. Pret a Manger is a popular sandwich chain in the UK, but what does the French name mean in English?

9. Where is the US Masters golf tournament held?

10. Which Beatles film featured the songs ‘You’re Going to Lose that Girl’ and Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9 in D Minor?

11. What language is spoken in Brazil?

12. In what year did Coronation Street first air on ITV?

13. What herb is used to make pesto?

14. What is the currency of Vietnam?

15. What temperature centigrade does water boil at?

16. What does Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s initials stand for?

17. What does GIF stand for?

18. Which former Beatle had a number one hit with Stevie Wonder in 1982?

19. What is the first line of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody?

20. Chim Chim Cher-ee from the film ‘Mary Poppins’ won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in which year?

21. How many UK number ones did Elvis Presley have in the 60s?

22. What is the chemical symbol of Gold?

23. In which fictional town is Coronation Street set in?

24. Who scored the fastest goal in Premier League history after just 7.69 seconds?

25. What is the capital of Canada?

26. What is the ancestral home of the Lannister family in Game Of Thrones?

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27. Which song performed by Lady Gaga during the remake of A Star is Born won the Academy Award for Best Original Song 2019?

28. In 1952 Albert Einstein was offered the Presidency of which country?

29. Which Spice Girl has appeared as an extra in Emmerdale?

30. In which Spanish city was Paella invented?

31. Which city had the most visitors in the world in 2019?

32. Where is Strictly Come Dancing filmed?

33. What is the British name for a zucchini?

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34. Which country defeated Britain in the battle for Singapore?

35. Whitney Houston had a huge hit with the theme tune from ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘I Will Always Love you’. But which artist wrote and originally released the song in 1973?

36. Who is the only British Prime Minister to ever have been assassinated?

37. How many actors have played James Bond?

38. Which footballer holds the record for the most trophies in a career, totalling 43?

39. What does the "SD" in SD card stand for?

40. Which movie has the best-selling soundtrack of all time?

41. What is Prime Minister Boris Johnson's first name?

42. Which country has the most colours on its flag?

43. Which King was responsible for building Windsor Castle?

44. Which league club was managed by both Bobby Robson and Alf Ramsey?

45. Richard Bachman is the pseudonym of which famous author?

46. What is the most consumed manufactured drink in the world?

47. Where in the human body is the Philtrum?

48. What nation was lead to independence by Jomo Kenyatta in 1963?

49. Which constellation is named after the mother of Andromeda?

50. Which cult movie soundtrack featured ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’?

51. In the "Wizard of Oz", what was the lion searching for?

52. Which country has the most active volcanoes?

53. What type of flower does a vanilla pod come from?

54. Who wrote the novel "Catch 22"?

55. Who came first to the British throne, the Tudors or the Stuarts?

56. Which of the Ivy League Universities is located in Connecticut?

57. In a standard pack of playing cards, how many cards are there in each suit?

58. Who wrote the children's novel, The Borrowers?

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59. How many books make up the New Testament?

60. Which band recorded the 1977 album "Rumours"?

61. Aduki, borlotti and cannellini are types of what?

62. "'Tis better to have loved and lost,Than never to have loved at all" is a quote from which poet?

63. Courtney Love, the wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was a member of which alternative rock band?

64. Which was the first feature film made by The Beatles?

65. The song ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ featured in the 1952 musical film of the same name. But which cult film released in 1971 also used this song in the soundtrack?

66. In which sport does Love mean nothing?

67. The 2010 musical "Love Never Dies" was a sequel to which long running West End production?

68. Grenadine is obtained from which fruit?

69. Who played rock and roll legend Billy Mack in the 2003 movie "Love Actually"?

70. In the novel by D H Lawrence what was the name of Lady Chatterley's Lover?

71. In which area of London did the "Jack the Ripper" murders take place in 1888?

72. In which African country would you find the Skeleton Coast?

73. In which conflict did Florence Nightingale develop her nursing techniques?

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74. Which company makes the sweets known as "Love Hearts"?

75. What is the capital city of Australia?

76. Who won the 2019 US Golf Open?

77. In which Ocean are the Maldives to be found?

78. In which year did the first McDonalds restaurant open?

79. In the human body what connects the bladder to the kidneys?

80. Who did Margaret Thatcher replace as leader of the UK Conservative party?

81. At which battle in 1805 was Nelson mortally wounded?

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82. What does an ichthyologist study?

83. What is the best-selling type of soup in the UK?

84. How many bottles of champagne in a magnum?

85. What is the second highest mountain in Africa?

86. In which country would you find the wine growing regions of Colchagua valley, Maipo Valley and Aconcagua Valley?

87. Which famous ship was found deserted in 1872?

88. Which island group that Britain fought a war over 149 years later was first annexed in 1833?

89. At what age did rock stars Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones and Jim Morrison all die?

90. Which rank in the Royal Air Force is immediately above a Wing Commander?

91. What does the acronym HTTP stand for?

92. Which British monarch was known as Brandy Nan?

93. Which artist performed ‘Hungry Eyes’ from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack?

94. From which country did the USA purchase the American Virgin Islands in 1916?

95. From which country does Blue Mountain Coffee originate?

96. Helena is the capital of which US State?

97. In which year was the Grand National declared void after two false starts?

98. Who succeeded Michael Foot as leader of the Labour Party?

99. Which two animals feature on the coat of arms of Australia?

100. When did ITV first come on the air?1955

100 general knowledge quiz questions answers

1. Claude Monet

2. USA

3. Vodka, coffee liqueur, cream/milk

4. Pretty Woman

5. Jane Seymour

6. Katherine Hepburn

7. Naples

8. Ready to Eat

9. Augusta National Golf Club

10. Help!

11. Portugese

12. 1960

13. Basil

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14. Vietnamese Dong

15. 100 degrees centigrade

16. John Ronald Reuel

17. Graphic Interchange Format

18. Paul McCartney

19. Is this real life? Is this just a fantasy?

20. 1964

21. 11

22. AU

23. Weatherfield

24. Shane Long

25. Ottawa

26. Casterly Rock

27. Shallow

28. Israel

29. Mel B

30. Valencia

31. Bangkok

32. Elstree Studios

33. Courgette

34. Japan

35. Dolly Parton

36. Spencer Perceval

37. Nine

38. Dani Alves

39. Secure Digital

40. The Bodyguard (1992)

41. Alexander

42. Belize

43. William I

44. Ipswich Town

45. Stephen King

46. Tea

47. Between the nose and lip

48. Kenya

49. Casseopia

50. Reservoir Dogs

51. Courage

52. Indonesia

53. Orchid

54. Joseph Heller

55. Tudors

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56. Yale

57. 13

58. Mary Norton

59. 27

60. Fleetwood Mac

61. Beans

62. Alfred Lord Tennyson

63. Hole

64. A Hard Day's Night

65. A Clockwork Orange

66. Tennis

67. The Phantom of the Opera

68. Pomegranate

69. Bill Nighy

70. Oliver Mellors

71. Whitechapel

72. Namibia

73. Crimean War

74. Swizzels

75. Canberra

76. Gary Woodland

77. Indian

78. 1940

79. Ureters

80. Edward Heath

81. Trafalgar

82. Fish

83. Tomato

84. Two

85. Mount Kenya

86. Chile

87. Marie Celeste

88. The Falkland Islands

89. 27

90. Group Captain

91. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

92. Queen Anne

93. Eric Carmen

94. Denmark

95. Jamaica

96. Montana

97. 1993

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98. Neil Kinnock

99. A Kangaroo and an Emu

100. 1955

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