#1. Which of the following events occurred first?
Britain granted independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The Proclamation of the People’s Republic of China happened in 1949. The republic of South Africa was declared in 1961. Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
#2. 40 Trips Around the Sun is 2018 album by:
40 Trips Around the Sun is a greatest hits album by American rock band Toto, released on February 9, 2018.
#3. Which is the largest planet in our solar system?
The largest planet in our solar system by far is Jupiter, which is larger than all the other planets in both mass and volume.
#4. Which English football club is nicknamed the Red Devils?
Nicknamed the Red Devils, Manchester United was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.
#5. Elisabeth Moss plays Peggy Olson in which TV series?
Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television. The series ran on the cable network AMC from 2007 to 2015, lasting for seven seasons and 92 episodes. The series’ main characters are the womanizing advertising executive Don Draper and his secretary Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss.
#6. Helsinki is the capital of which country?
Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. It is also Finland’s major cultural, educational, financial, and political center as well as one of northern Europe’s major cities. Finland is a Nordic country bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south over the Gulf of Finland.
#7. The human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island are known as:
Moai are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500 CE.
#8. In 2013, Microsoft replaced Hotmail with:
Hotmail was acquired by Microsoft in 1997 and launched as MSN Hotmail, later rebranded to Windows Live Hotmail. In 2013, Hotmail was replaced with Outlook.com.
#9. George Smiley is a fictional character created by:
George Smiley is a fictional character created by John le Carré.
#10. Who directed the films Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles?
Young Frankenstein is a 1974 film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder. Spaceballs was released in 1987. It is co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks.
This General Trivia Quiz
Random Trivia Questions
This quiz with 20 random general trivia questions picks questions from a larger question bank.
You will get a slightly different set of questions each time you start over. You can take this quiz several times.
What are General Trivia Questions Good For?
Yes, you might ask yourself what general trivia knowledge is actually good for? Isn’t it just details, considerations, or pieces of information of very little importance or value?
We may not always understand it, but our general knowledge makes up a big part of who we are. It defines our interests, our choices in life, and who we want to socialize with. It can be said that the more we know, the happier we are and the more success we have in life. If you have a lot of knowledge, trivial or not, of the world around you, you also engage in what is going on around you. And other people engage in you.
Knowledge is not only cumulative, but it also grows exponentially. If you have a sound base of general insight, you will also find it easier to learn more. The more facts you accumulate, the smarter you become. As you get older, it also keeps your brain active.
Daily Dose of General Trivia
General trivia quizzes are one of the best ways to challenge yourself and keep the interest of the world around you alive. Even if you don’t find any immediate use of simple trivia, every piece of information helps you become smarter. That is why we recommend a daily dose of general knowledge trivia.
And in case you haven’t already noticed; most pub quizzes consist mostly trivia questions.
Keeping Your Brain Healthy
Experts don’t really know if doing mental exercises can prevent Alzheimer’s or dementia, but it may help build your brainpower to fight off memory loss when you get older. Learning new things and work out with your brain everyday can achieve just that.
An additional way of protecting your brain health is physical exercise and a rich social life. Pub quiz, anyone?