The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz (100k Thank You Special)

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What is the capital of Germany?
Berlin
Which word finishes the Lord's Prayer?
Amen
Who was the first president of the United States?
George Washington
What is the Spanish word for "friend"?
amigo/a
What is the biggest city that has the word "Town" in his name?
Cape Town
What's the airport code of Los Angeles?
LAX
Who said: "it is better to be feared than loved"?
Niccolò Machiavelli
Are you able to name the four Major North American leagues?
Major League Baseball
National Basketball Association
National Football League
National Hockey League
What's the predominant religion in India?
Hinduism
What number was worn by Wayne Gretzky?
the 99
Which nation hosted the first Olympic Games of modern history?
Greece
Which leaf can you find on Canada's flag?
a maple
Which Spanish region can be found in northeastern Spain?
Catalonia
What's its capital?
Barcelona
Chicago is situated on Lake ...
Michigan
What is the longest river in France?
Loire
Britons call it film, Americans call it?
movie
Which war was the "War to end all wars"?
World War I
What's the top football league in Germany?
Bundesliga
Which film's protagonists are Marty McFly and Doc Brown?
Back to the Future
Who was the founder of Islam?
Mohammed
What is the biggest Canadian city?
Toronto
The above is situated in which province?
Ontario
Which two nations can be found on New Guinea?
Indonesia
Papua New Guinea
What does "YOLO" mean?
You only live once
What is Korea's biggest company?
Samsung
What is the capitalist counterpart to the Warsaw Pact?
NATO
The U.S. Constitution starts with which three words?
We the People
How are the French high-speed trains called?
TGV
And how the Japanese ones?
Shinkansen
The bridge of this Bosnian city was bombed in 1993, now a tourist attraction
Mostar
Who was the first emperor of Rome?
Augustus (Octavian)
What is the national animal of Scotland?
Unicorn
Which two micronations are surrounded by Italy?
San Marino
Vatican City
What's the most popular soda in the U.S.?
Coca-Cola
How is the smallest finger on your hand called?
Pinky
How many bridges can you use to cross the mighty Amazon River?
0 (zero)
Who's missing? Lennon, McCartney, Starr
Harrison
Paris is to Seine as Warsaw is to ...
Vistula
Westernmost city in Russia
Kaliningrad
Shintoism is the predominant religion in ... ?
Japan
How was Zimbabwe called before its independence?
Rhodesia
In which year did WWII start?
1939
WWII Quote 1: " A date which will live in ______ "
Infamy
WWII Quote 2: " We shall fight on the _______ "
Beaches
What country is bordered by Norway, Sweden and Russia?
Finland
Who sang Billie Jean and Thriller?
Michael Jackson
Ali vs. Frazier, October 1975
Thrilla in Manila
If a French invites you to eat Escargots, what will you eat?
Snail
What is the plural form of "ox"?
Oxen
Which country has the largest stadium in the world?
North Korea
Who is the current Prime Minister of India?
Narendra Modi
And who led India to independence?
Mohandas Gandhi
Where is it illegal to mispronounce Arkansas?
in Arkansas itself
What's the Italian name for Mt. Blanc?
Monte Bianco
Who is also known as Bruce Wayne?
Batman
How many cervical vertebrae does a giraffe have?
7
Which "mania" led to the first economic bubble?
Tulipmania
Cancún is located on which peninsula?
Yucatán
Many students in the U.S. visit places like ^ during Easter vacation. How do they call it?
Spring Break
Norse seafarers
Vikings
Which Pacific island will have an independence referendum in 2018?
New Caledonia
What does BMW mean?
Bayerische Motorenwerke
How is the foremost part of a ship called?
the bow
And how the opposite?
the stern
What is the most-visited national park in the United States?
Great Smoky Mountains
Residence of Elvis Presley
Graceland
Name the three Simpsons children
Bart
Lisa
Maggie
Americans call it Native Americans, Canadians call it ...
First Nations
Intergovernmental organization of former members of the British Empire
Commonwealth of Nations
From which language comes the word "Renaissance"?
French
What does it mean? (literally)
Rebirth
Ace, Slice, Hawk-Eye, Flushing Meadows. What sport could it be?
Tennis
What's the meaning of POTUS?
President of the United States
Who is currently the richest person on this planet?
Jeff Bezos
Which company does he lead?
Amazon
Which element has the symbol Au?
Gold
Who is famous for E = mc2 ?
Albert Einstein
Name a U.S. state that starts with K
Kansas or Kentucky
Which nations have controlled Texas?
Confederate States of America
France
Mexico
Republic of Texas
Spain
United States
Intermediate state after physical death, decides about going to heaven or hell
Purgatory
Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
Michelangelo
Who plays Rachel Green in Friends?
Jennifer Aniston
How is the baby of a kangaroo called?
Joey
Which country is India's teardrop?
Sri Lanka
The abbreviation S.P.Q.R. stands for?
Senatus populusque romanus
Which national capital is closest to the South Pole?
Wellington
Biggest island of French Polynesia
Tahiti
Which French painter died in French Polynesia?
Paul Gauguin
Wrote the Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Who is called the father of New France? (there's a NY lake named for him)
Samuel Champlain
In which state would you find Mt. Rushmore?
South Dakota
What is the official language of the USA?
none
People to climb Mt. Everest for the first time
Edmund Hillary
Tenzing Norgay
How many syllables form a haiku?
17
Shakespeare play that plays in Denmark
Hamlet
Who was the FBI director 2013-2017?
James Comey
What did the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution repeal?
Prohibition on alcohol
Who was the Greek god of the Sea?
Poseidon
Who was the Roman god of the Sea?
Neptune
Which space probe is the farthest human-made object from Earth?
Voyager 1
What is the only non-earthly animal represented in the Chinese zodiac?
Dragon
Who has the most subscribers on YouTube?
PewDiePie
In English, the expression "exampli gratia" is often used. What does it mean?
For example (e.g.)
What is the national anthem of France?
La Marseillaise
Name the doubly landlocked countries
Liechtenstein
Uzbekistan
Which volcano can be seen from Mexico City (the higher one)?
Popocatépetl
What is the largest settlement on Tristan da Cunha?
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
Which pivotal event happened in England in 1066?
Battle of Hastings
In which country can you find the longest railway tunnel?
Switzerland
Vancouver is located in which province?
British Columbia
The short break in the Panamericana where you can't drive from North to South America
Darién Gap
Which singer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016?
Bob Dylan
How do Japanese call Japan?
Nihon / Nippon
Mark Zuckerberg co-founded ... ?
Facebook
On which extremely famous ship died John Jacob Astor and Jack Dawson?
RMS Titanic
Which animal is alphabetically the first?
Aardvark
Germans call it Dackel and they're sometimes nicknamed Wiener Dog. What animal is it?
Dachshund
How do Americans call crocodiles from Florida?
Alligator
Which sports drink was named for a Florida sports team?
Gatorade
How the universe started
Big Bang
Largest flightless bird
Ostrich
In Andean countries, Cuy is a popular food. What is Cuy ?
Guinea pig
How is the highway system in the U.S. called?
Interstate
And how in Germany?
Autobahn
Independent senator from Vermont, rival of Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Which French physician is known for his worrying prophecies?
Nostradamus
What's the largest island in the Caribbean?
Cuba
What does "Nevada" mean in Spanish?
snowy
In which 'sport' is Garry Kasparov a grandmaster?
Chess
Which country uses a non-quadrilateral flag?
Nepal
Are you able to name the four assassinated US presidents?
Abraham Lincoln
James A. Garfield
William McKinley
John F. Kennedy
What was Michael Jackson's famous dance move?
the moonwalk
Name for the indigenous people of New Zealand
Maori
Where does the Russian government meet?
Kremlin
What is Canada's oldest national park?
Banff
Golda Meir was Prime Minister of which country?
Israel
The untouchables in India's caste system
Dalits
Who was the leader of North Vietnam 1945-1969?
Ho Chi Minh
What are Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes and Prince of Wales?
Islands
Which Indian city was formerly known as Madras?
Chennai
Nelson Mandela was fighting against this segregation system
Apartheid
Colloquial expression for Australia because it's "below" many other countries
The Land Down Under
Who plays Forrest Gump?
Tom Hanks
And who directed the film?
Robert Zemeckis
When can you celebrate Australia Day?
26 January
The only country to be named after a woman
Saint Lucia
Which space shuttle exploded in 1986?
Challenger
And which nuclear accident happened in the same year?
Chernobyl
What is the capital of New South Wales?
Sydney
Almost every language uses the word "ananas", except for English. How do they call it?
Pineapple
What is the most watched video on YouTube?
Despacito
Which two bones form the forearm?
Radius
Ulna
What word can mean a bird or a lifting machine?
Crane
Which city hosted the 1984 Summer Olympics?
Los Angeles
Sparsely populated region shared by Argentina and Chile, contains deserts
Patagonia
Scottish lake that contains a monster
Loch Ness
Roman name for modern-day Scotland
Caledonia
Swedish botanist, "father of modern taxonomy"
Carl Linnaeus
What does Hershey and Lindt produce?
Chocolate
If you visit a Cubs homegame, which stadium are you visiting?
Wrigley Field
Which "guy" planned a Gunpowder Plot?
Guy Fawkes
Who wrote Frankenstein?
Mary Shelley
What type of household device is Dyson mainly producing?
Vacuum cleaner
In ice hockey, how do you call the situation if you have one man more on the ice?
Power Play
Rihanna is the most famous person from ... ?
Barbados
Who sang Highway to Hell?
AC/DC
The Congo was formerly a colony of ... ?
Belgium
What do Trappist monks famously make?
Beer
Which city did the Medici rule?
Florence
Which Copenhagen restaurant is the "Best Restaurant in the World"?
Noma
What's the top-level domain of Austria?
.at
Main artery in the human body
Aorta
Traditional New Zealand war dance, famous since the Rugby games of the All Blacks
Haka
The three main types of rock
Igneous
Sedimentary
Metamorphic
Smallest independent island nation
Nauru
Which animal represents freedom in the Christian belief?
Dove
Vast regions of Eastern Russia
Siberia
And finally, what's the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything?
42
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Level 61
Dec 6, 2017
Congrats and Good Quiz!
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2017
Thanks!
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2017
Awesome quiz! Got 150/200 before I ran out of time!
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Level 83
Dec 7, 2017
Fun quiz. Quibble with one question: there are both crocodiles and alligators in Florida. Here's a picture of both next to each other: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_crocodile#/media/File:Crocodile_and_Gator_at_Mrazek_Pond_(2),_EVER,_NPSPhoto,_SCotrell,_4-2011_(9255694189).jpg
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Level 63
Dec 7, 2017
Great quiz, maybe a bit more time needed
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Level 74
Dec 8, 2017
Great quiz. Always enjoy your quizzes. I think this one could use a bit more time though.
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Level 72
Dec 8, 2017
Thanks for your comments, updated to include more time and to accept crocodile