World Top 50 General Knowledge Questions Answers

Question (1)  Who does Jim Carrey play in the 1994 film The Mask?
Answer:- Stanley Ipkiss.
Question (2)  Which British Formula 1 racing driver survived a Learjet crash in May 2000?
Answer:- David Coulthard.
Question (3)  Which city hosted the 1980 Olympic Games?
Answer:- Moscow.
Question (4)  Which female singer had a hit single with the song What a Girl Wants?
Answer:- Christina.
Question (5)  Which continent has the larger land mass: Antarctica or South America?
Answer:- South America.
Question (6)  Of what is malocology the scientific study?
Answer:- Molluscs.
Question (7)  What is the more common name for the medical condition nyctalopia?
Answer:- Night blindness.
Question (8)  Which US Civil War general led his famous march to the sea?
Answer:- Sherman.
Question (9)  At which US nuclear plant did a nuclear accident occur in 1979?
Answer:- Three Mile Island.
Question (10)  How was the second emperor of Rome, Claudius Nero Caesar, better known?
Answer:- Tiberius.
Question (11)  The statue Christ of the Andes stands on the border between Argentina and which other country?
Answer:- Chile.
Question (12)  Of which country is Sofia the capital?
Answer:- Bulgaria.
Question (13)  What is meant by the musical term ‘andante’?
Answer:- At a moderate tempo.
Question (14)  Which saint’s day falls on 17 March?
Answer:- Patrick.
Question (15)  Which is the world’s largest dry desert?
Answer:- Sahara.
Question (16)  Which Christian festival is celebrated on 6 January?
Answer:- Epiphany.
Question (17)  To which king is the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament traditionally ascribed?
Answer:- Solomon.
Question (18)  Which sign of the zodiac governs the period from 23 July to 22 August?
Answer:- Leo.
Question (19)  A luge is a type of what?
Answer:- Racing toboggan.
Question (20)  Which four-times World Superbike Champion announced his retirement in 2000?
Answer:- Carl Fogarty.
Question (21)  What name is given to the dried excrement of fisheating birds, used as a fertilizer?
Answer:- Guano.
Question (22)  During which war was the 1970 film Darling Lili set?
Answer:- World War I
Question (23)  What is the colour of the ball worth one point in the game of snooker?
Answer:- Red.
Question (24)  What is the derived SI unit of electrical capacitance?
Answer:- Farad.
Question (25)  What does the legal term ‘caveat emptor’ mean?
Answer:- Let the buyer beware.
Question (26)  Who was the first actress to receive two Oscars before the age of 30?
Answer:- Jodie Foster.
Question (27)  Which large triangular muscle covering the shoulder serves to raise the arm laterally?
Answer:- Deltoid.
Question (28)  What was the pen-name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens?
Answer:- Mark Twain.
Question (29)  Who was the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England?
Answer:- Catherine.
Question (30)  Which actor’s childhood nickname was Tootsie?
Answer:- Dustin Hoffman.
Question (31)  What name is given to 15 July, which is supposed to set the weather for 40 days thereafter?
Answer:- St Swithin’s Day.
Question (32)  On which day of the week did New Year’s Day fall in 2007?
Answer:- Monday.
Question (33)  On which island is the poet Rupert Brooke buried?
Answer:- Skyros.
Question (34)  Which is the world’s second largest desert?
Answer:- Australian.
Question (35)  In which Middle Eastern country is the Roman city of Jerash?
Answer:- Jordan.
Question (36)  In which European country is the ski resort of Solden?
Answer:- Austria.
Question (37)  Naim Suleymanoglu from Turkey is a top name in which sport?
Answer:- Weightlifting.
Question (38)  Which number lies between seven and eight on a dartboard?
Answer:- 16
Question (39)  Which US director made the films Carrie, Scarface and The Untouchables?
Answer:- Brian De Palma.
Question (40)  In which athletics event did Bob Beamon hold the world record for 23 years?
Answer:- Long jump.
Question (41)  Which female French singer is best known for the song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien?
Answer:- Edith Piaf.
Question (42)  What would you find in a formicary?
Answer:- Ants.
Question (43)  Which Greek millionairess died in 1989 in Argentina?
Answer:- Christina Onassis.
Question (44)  What sort of creature is a flying fox?
Answer:- Fruit-bat.
Question (45)  Who composed the music for Hark the Herald Angels Sing?
Answer:- Mendelssohn.
Question (46)  Which composer wrote Orpheus in the Underworld and The Tales of Hoffmann?
Answer:- Offenbach.
Question (47)  What is the name of the brown pigment made from the ink of cuttlefish?
Answer:- Sepia.
Question (48)  Which constellation includes Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky?
Answer:- Canis Major.
Question (49)  What was the legendary capital of King Arthur’s kingdom?
Answer:- Camelot.
Question (50)  Which region of Canada comprises the districts of Mackenzie, Keewatin and Franklin?
Answer:- North West Territories.

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