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# 1: Who wrote science fiction novel The War of the Worlds?

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The War of the Worlds is written by English author H. G. Wells. It first appeared in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The book was published a year later, 1898. Among the most well-known adaptations is the 1938 radio broadcast that was narrated and directed by Orson Welles.

# 2: Which country’s flag is this?

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The national flag of Saudi Arabia is green featuring an Arabic inscription and a sword in white. The inscription is the Islamic creed, or shahada.

# 3: In which children’s tale, credited Brothers Grimm, do two children find a cottage made of gingerbread?

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In the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, the two children follow a beautiful white bird to a clearing in the woods, where they discover a large cottage built of gingerbread.

# 4: Spanish athlete Seve Ballesteros was active in which sport?

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Seve Ballesteros was a Spanish professional golfer. He was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. He won more than 90 international tournaments, including the Masters Tournament twice.

# 5: In which city is the novel and musical Phantom of the Opera set?

Phantom of the Opera is set in which city?
The Phantom of the Opera is originally a novel by Gaston Leroux. It is set in Paris and partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century. It has been adapted for film and stage several times, the most notable is perhaps Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical.

# 6: KLM is an airline company registered in which country?

KLM Airline is from which country?
KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.) is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands.

# 7: Krombacher pils is a beer brand originating from which country?

Krombacher Pils is the most consumed Pilsner in Germany. It is brewed by Krombacher Brauerei, one of the largest privately owned breweries in Germany.

# 8: The following are names of pedestrian crossings in United Kingdom, except:

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Pelican crossings are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red light. A zebra crossing typically gives extra rights of way to pedestrians. A toucan crossing also allows bicycles to be ridden across.

# 9: All of these artists have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, except:

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The Rolling Stones performed at the Super Bowl XL in 2006. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed in 2008. The Black Eyed Peas performed in 2011.

# 10: U Thant, Kofi Annan, and Kurt Waldheim have all been:

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The have all been Secretaries-General of the United Nations. U Thant was in office between 1961 and 1971, Kurt Waldheim between 1972 and 1981, and Kofi Annan between 1997 and 2006. Although, Kofi Annan and U.N. was awarded the Peace Price in 2001, the others have not.

# 11: The singer Rihanna is born in which country?

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. She is born in Saint Michael, Barbados.

# 12: The Australian 5 dollar note features which famous person?

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The $5 note features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Parliament House, Canberra. A special centenary issue of the $5 note featured Sir Henry Parkes and Catherine Helen Spence in 2001.

# 13: The Fame, released in 2008, is the debut album of which artist?

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The Fame is the debut studio album by Lady Gaga. It was released on August 19, 2008. The album reached no 1 on the album charts in U.K., Canada, Germany, Ireland, and some other countries.

# 14: What actors play the main characters in the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”?

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Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Supporting cast features Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rob Reiner, Rosie O'Donnell, Gaby Hoffmann, Victor Garber, and Hanks' wife Rita Wilson. The film revolves around Sam Baldwin, a Chicago architect, who loses his wife Maggie to cancer. He and his eight-year-old son Jonah start anew in Seattle, Washington, but Sam continues to grieve.

# 15: The Canadian band Barenaked Ladies wrote and recorded this show’s theme song:

Barenaked Ladies wrote the theme song to which TV show?
The Canadian alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies wrote and recorded the theme song of the Big Bang Theory. The song describes the history and formation of the universe and the Earth.

# 16: Which of the following is a woodwind instrument?

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The saxophone is a woodwind instrument. It is usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.

# 17: Who made his screen debut in City Slickers (1991)?

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Jack Gyllenhaal began acting as a child with a screen debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998).

# 18: The first version of Napster was released in 1999. What was it?

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Napster was originally released as a peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service. After legal difficulties, Napster became an online music store. It was later acquired by Rhapsody, an online music store subscription service.

# 19: What is a ducat?

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The ducat was a gold or silver coin used as a trade coin in Europe from the later medieval centuries until as late as the 20th century.

# 20: Who plays Edward Lewis, a ruthless businessman, in Pretty Woman (1990)?

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Pretty Woman is a 1990 American film set in Los Angeles. It is written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall. Richard Gere plays Edward Lewis, a businessman from New York alone for a week in Los Angeles. Julia Roberts plays Vivian Ward, a prostitute on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Yes, you might ask yourself what trivia knowledge is 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, it 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 have mostly trivia questions.

1 Comment on A Random General Trivia Quiz

  1. Munawer chaudhry // November 26, 2018 at 2:38 pm // Reply

    Excellent

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