Quiz: Are You a Master of General Trivia?
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Are You a Master of General Trivia?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Many people pride themselves on their trivia and general knowledge skills.

And it's not only one of those things that come in handy down at your local trivia night. A good general knowledge and a strong trivia background show a deeper understanding of the world around us, of events past and present, of politics or even economics.

Having a good general knowledge isn't just about knowing about things that interest you but also have a good idea of what's going on in subjects outside your frame of reference. It's about hearing a fact that catches your attention and pulling it out of your brain some point further down the line when needed. In a nutshell, it's knowing lots of facts and being able to remember them.

In this quiz, we are going to test your general trivia knowledge to the limit. A wide range of questions about many different subjects will have you scratching your head for answers! We have U.S. presidents, authors, sport, geography, TV, music, and war. In fact, if you can think about it, there is probably a question relating to it in this quiz.

But you know you have them, so let's see if you can ace this.

Good luck!


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Of the coast of which continent would you find the Great Barrier Reef?
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In literature, which author created the character Pennywise the clown?
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Do you know which of these is the tallest building in the world?
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True or false? The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world.
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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Which book starts off with this line?
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In sport, where were the 1988 Olympics held?
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Rick Astley's massive hit, "Never Going to Give You Up" was released in what year?
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What is the fastest flying bird in the world?
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Which country offers the Rand as currency?
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True or false? The Blue Whale is the heavist creature on Earth.
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Do you know what baby goats are called?
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Of these cities, which is the capital of Germany?
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Can you name the 1980's sitcom that starred Tony Danza and Judith Light?
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In art, who painted the portrait of Mona Lisa?
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True or false? The original color of Coca-Cola was green.
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Mickey Mouse had another name when Walt Disney first drew him. What was it?
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"The Long Walk to Freedom" is based on which world leader's life?
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Butterflys use which part of their body to taste?
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The Yen is used by which country as a form of currency?
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The collective name for a group of crows is called what exactly?
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True or false? George H. Bush was a pilot during World War II
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In what city would you find St Paul's Cathedral?
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Do you know author Mark Twain's real name?
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Who wrote the Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers hit, "Islands in the Stream"?
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Which German ace shot down 80 aircraft during World War 1?
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Can you name the author who wrote the children's book, "The Cat in the Hat"?
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In soccer, who won the 2018 Word Cup?
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True or false? Tanks were used for the first time during World War I.
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Which of these is not a position in the sport of rugby?
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If you add the opposite sides of a dice, what number do you get?
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Who had a hit in 1999 with "...Baby One More Time"?
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Which book by author J.R.R. Tolkien introduced readers to the character Bilbo Baggins?
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On what continent would you find Timbuktu?
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True or false? A peacock cannot fly.
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