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100 General Knowledge Questions of Varying Difficulty

Can you answer these 100 general knowledge questions - each one of which was guessed correctly a different percentage of the time?
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Last updated: January 31, 2020
First submittedOctober 23, 2019
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100
Who was the first U.S President?
George Washington
99
Better late than when?
Never
98
What does the H stand for in H2O?
Hydrogen
97
What type of factory do Oompa Loompas work in?
Chocolate
96
What, primarily, do giant pandas eat?
Bamboo
95
What is the capital of Ireland?
Dublin
94
What does James Bond have a license to do?
Kill
93
Who was almost totally deaf when he wrote his ninth and final symphony?
Ludwig Van Beethoven
92
What is the name of the colored part of the eye?
Iris
91
What disease killed approximately 40% of Europe's population in 1346-1353?
Black Death
90
What usually has three leaves, but in about 1/5000 cases has four or more?
Clover
89
Until 1903, what stimulant was added to Coca-Cola?
Cocaine
88
What is Mario and Luigi's occupation?
Plumber
87
According to Greek legend, who opened the box that contained
all the world's troubles?
Pandora
86
Who is the world record holder for the men's 100m and 200m sprints?
Usain Bolt
85
Who founded Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg
84
What city are you in if you land at LAX?
Los Angeles
83
What company makes fragrance No. 5?
Chanel
82
A spoonful of sugar helps the what go down?
Medicine
81
Who wrote "The Lord of the Rings"?
J.R.R.Tolkien
80
What is Superman's achilles heel?
Kryptonite
79
Although not current, what is the most well-known scale for measuring
earthquake intensity?
Richter
78
What is the biggest island in the United States?
Hawaii
77
What is the Soviet version of an astronaut?
Cosmonaut
76
What is the name of the fictional doctor who talks to animals?
Doctor Dolittle
75
What comes in French, Russian, and Thousand Island varieties?
Salad Dressing
74
What are members of the church of Latter-Day Saints commonly known as?
Mormons
73
What country lies on Egypt's southern border?
Sudan
72
What does the V stand for in ROYGBIV?
Violet
71
What is deer meat called?
Venison
70
What is the last name of musical brothers Nick, Joe, and Kevin?
Jonas
69
What is the Spanish word for bull?
Toro
68
What is 6 + 5 * 4 + 3 * 2 + 1?
33
67
Excluding external territories, what is the southernmost country on earth?
Chile
66
Which country's royal family included Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly?
Monaco
65
What Los Angeles street gang is rivals with the Crips?
Bloods
64
Who narrated the British version of "Planet Earth"?
David Attenborough
63
What layer of the earth comes between the core and the crust?
Mantle
62
What is the literal translation of the German word "Kindergarten"?
Children's Garden
61
What was the name of the rabbit in the movie "Bambi"?
Thumper
60
What river separates Texas and Mexico?
Rio Grande
59
What was founded in 1933 with the intention of lasting 1,000 years,
but in actuality only lasted 12?
Third Reich
58
What is the name for the crime of lying under oath?
Perjury
57
Who supposedly died at age 42 in 1977 - although some people aren't so sure?
Elvis Presley
56
What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo known as from 1971 to 1997?
Zaire
55
What was the deadliest battle in the American Civil War?
Battle of Gettysburg
54
Who was the demon barber of Fleet Street?
Sweeney Todd
53
What is the most common surname in Korea?
Kim
52
Who is (usually) pursued by Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde?
Pac-Man
51
Who was Jacob Marley's business partner?
Ebenezer Scrooge
50
What famous actor's last name means "baby goose"?
Ryan Gosling
49
What is either a type of bird or a chain of islands off the coast of Africa?
Canary
48
What are Assam and Ceylon?
Types of Tea
47
What body of water connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean?
Panama Canal
46
What is the plural of quantum?
Quanta
45
U2 is a band. What is a U-2?
Airplane
44
What mostly-dead language was used to write the Hindu Vedas?
Sanskrit
43
In Canada, what holiday happens on the second Monday of October?
Thanksgiving
42
What company is synonymous with ice resurfacing machines?
Zamboni
41
What term refers to the last runner in a relay race?
Anchor
40
What herb, common in Mexican food, tastes like soap to people
who have a certain gene?
Cilantro
39
What conquistador conquered the Aztecs?
Hernán Cortés
38
What island was the center of Minoan civilization?
Crete
37
What is the word for a pile of rocks that marks a hiking trail?
Cairn
36
What type of bird is featured on the Canadian $1 coin?
Common Loon
35
What disease is associated with hydrophobia?
Rabies
34
What metallic element, starting with C, is used to make blue pigments?
Cobalt
33
What candy was given to E.T.?
Reese's Pieces
32
What lip-syncing duo had the hit "Blame it on the Rain"?
Milli Vanilli
31
What is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner's stage name?
Sting
30
Who wrote "The Audacity of Hope"?
Barack Obama
29
What is Indiana Jones's real first name?
Henry
28
What country has a population of over 150 million but has never
won an Olympic medal?
Bangladesh
27
What company dominates the diamond industry?
De Beers
26
What unit is defined as exactly 149,597,870,700 meters - the approximate
distance between the Earth and the Sun?
Astronomical Unit
25
What does an oenophile love?
Wine
24
What type of camel has two humps?
Bactrian
23
Bituminous and anthracite are types of what?
Coal
22
What is the only 6 letter word that ends in mt?
Dreamt
21
Who did Ringo Starr replace as drummer for The Beatles?
Pete Best
20
What sport is sometimes called the "sweet science"?
Boxing
19
What zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only?
The White Zone
18
In what country would you find the world's largest stadium:
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium?
North Korea
17
What movie coined the phrase "there can be only one"?
Highlander
16
What dwarf planet, named after the Greek goddess of discord, is heavier than Pluto?
Eris
15
Who sculpted "The Burghers of Calais"?
Auguste Rodin
14
In what game can you get 50 extra points for using all of your tiles?
Scrabble
13
What is pulchritude?
Beauty
12
Who originally recorded the song "Respect", famously covered by Aretha Franklin?
Otis Redding
11
What movie featured the quote "Once again things that could have been
brought to my attention yesterday"?
The Wedding Singer
10
New Providence is the largest island in which country?
Bahamas
9
What field of study is called "the dismal science"?
Economics
8
What is Zeno known for creating?
Paradoxes
7
What does the S stand for in "TTLS HIWWYA"?
Star
6
Who is the Greek goddess of agriculture?
Demeter
5
What is the term for a story or drawing made by several people, where each person
adds to it without seeing the work of the others?
Exquisite Corpse
4
What does "Nevada" mean in Spanish?
Snowy
3
Which town did the Pied Piper rid of rats?
Hamelin
2
What is the study of smells and olfactory processes?
Osmology
1
What name is given to the phobia of the dark?
Nyctophobia
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level 85
Jan 31, 2020
Fun, but could really use some help with the typeins--plane or spy plane for airplane, Big Island for Hawaii, just the barber's surname, and just white for the zone.
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level 67
Jan 31, 2020
and Hamlin for Hamelin
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level ∞
Jan 31, 2020
Thanks for the suggestions which have all been adopted.
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level 83
Feb 1, 2020
Also just Hameln (the German name) for Hamelin.
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level 76
Feb 3, 2020
100 answers equals at least 100 opportunities for people to voice complaints on this quiz....
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level 66
Jan 31, 2020
Average score is 71%. Shouldn't it be 50%?
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level ∞
Jan 31, 2020
The people who seek out new quizzes to get points are different than our average visitors.
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level 76
Jan 31, 2020
Great quiz!
Just one question: Shouldn't the Greek deity of agriculture be goddess?
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level ∞
Jan 31, 2020
Yes, fixed
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level 80
Jan 31, 2020
To which I might add, I believe that "white" should be enough of an answer for "the white zone" since "zone" is already in the question.
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level 75
Jan 31, 2020
This is also a US thing it seems. Drop-off/pick-up zone should be accepted, as well as kiss&ride/kiss&fly.
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level 73
Feb 1, 2020
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level 73
Jan 31, 2020
In the immortal words of Blanche Devereaux, "Better late than pregnant".
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level 60
Feb 1, 2020
I was quite pleased with my score of 61 until I saw that the average score is 70! What the Dickens?!
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2020
An average adult in the U.S. or Europe would probably get around 20. JetPunk users are far from average.
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level 70
Feb 1, 2020
I assume that the average score is calculated on the basis of all instances when a quiz is taken as opposed to only initial ones per user. If so, one would expect the average to be high because many (like me) find taking a quiz several times to be a great way of increasing one's knowledge.
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2020
No, averages are only calculated from a user's first attempt. But there is nothing that prevents people from cheating.
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level 60
Feb 1, 2020
Shouldn't it be 'Ebenezer' instead of Ebeneezer?
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2020
Yes, fixed
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level 60
Feb 1, 2020
Thanks
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level 71
Feb 1, 2020
The pied piper questions should also accept the original town name as a type-in: Hameln
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level 60
Feb 1, 2020
Yes - that's the town name in German.
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level 71
Feb 1, 2020
Yep, it's a real town. Have you clicked on the correction button?
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2020
Hameln will work now but please don't always expect non-English names to be accepted on English quizzes.
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level 71
Feb 1, 2020
I don't usually expect that but it makes sense to accept the original name, especially when it comes to place names.
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level 65
Feb 1, 2020
Perhaps consider Harrison for the Indiana Jones question.
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level 62
Feb 6, 2020
I didn't have that issue myself, but I definitely agree that Harrison should be allowed.
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level 72
Feb 13, 2020
Harrison is Mr. Ford’s last name. Henry is Dr. Jones’.
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level 77
Feb 1, 2020
And today I learned that cilantro is spelled with a C. Always fun to know the right answer and get it wrong.
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level 32
Feb 1, 2020
Can you please accept shamrock for clover?
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level 62
Feb 6, 2020
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level 77
Feb 1, 2020
I always wondered why cilantro tastes so terrible to me when all my friends seem to love it. I also have an issue with cumin, which smells like sweat to me. Is that a genetic thing, too, or does it smell that way to everyone?
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level 62
Feb 5, 2020
Sadly the soapy taste is very strong for me. Just takes a tiny bit of cilantro. I'm always wary of certain East Asian dishes like green curry or South American dishes with salsas or chutneys.
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level 73
Feb 2, 2020
Does phobia of the dark really really score only 1% on a quiz, somewhere on this website?
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level 73
Feb 6, 2020
has to do with spelling i suppose...had no idea how to spell it and every variant i tried was not accepted, therefore i got it wrong even though i knew what it was
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level 68
Feb 4, 2020
Apart from the answer given here, phobia of the dark can also be called Achluophobia, Lygophobia or Scotophobia.
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level 70
Feb 4, 2020
I answered "Stoicism" for "What is Zeno known for creating?". Turns out, the Zeno I was thinking of was a different Greek philosopher, so I think either Stoicism should be accepted, or his name should be changed to "Zeno of Elea".
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level ∞
Feb 5, 2020
Stoicism will work now. Good suggestion.
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level 66
Feb 6, 2020
I loved this quiz idea. Nice concept.
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level 79
Feb 12, 2020
How about a little leniency on Nevada--could also be translated as snowcapped, snowfall, snow covered, etc.
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