Quiz: Can You Pass This Easy Knowledge Quiz?
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Can You Pass This Easy Knowledge Quiz?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Do you take pride in your overall general knowledge? Sadly, in these modern times, not many people do anymore. It's easier to Google something you don't know the answer to. And when you get that answer the easy way, it certainly does not stick in your memory.

But what is general knowledge exactly? Well, in a nutshell, the name gives it away. It's about having a broad understanding of a range of subjects. But there is slightly more than that. Why? Well, it's not just about subjects in your frame of reference. It includes topics that you might not deal with daily, things like history, science, geography. It's not just about knowing what the current number one the Billboard chart is because you heard it yesterday.

And it includes a range of time frames as well. General knowledge is not only in the present, but it's also about the past and even future. So if you love general knowledge, then this relatively easy little quiz will be right up your alley. What's more, a general knowledge fiend like you will probably complete the whole thing in a flash.

Before you are 35 questions about a range of subjects including wars, US presidents, singers, countries, cities, geographic features, states, and more.

Good luck!

1 of 35
Can you name the British monarch during the American War of Independence?
2 of 35
You've heard the expression "oy vey," but where does it come from?
3 of 35
Hard Rock Cafe is a franchise found all over the world. Where was the first one opened?
4 of 35
In the book "The Hobbit," Smaug is what kind of mythical creature?
5 of 35
Can you name this speedy flightless bird from Africa?
6 of 35
In Spanish, what type of natural phenomena is known as an "Arco iris"?
7 of 35
Can you name the English soccer team that plays home matches at Old Trafford?
8 of 35
Who did Prince Charles marry in 1981?
9 of 35
Do you know which European city is known as the "City of Light"?
10 of 35
Where was Che Guevara, the Marxist revolutionary, born?
11 of 35
What was the nickname of the American fighter jet that was the first to be able to escort bombers to Berlin in World War II?
12 of 35
What is the name of the picturesque mountain that overlooks the city of Cape Town in South Africa?
13 of 35
Which event did President Franklin Roosevelt call "a day that will live in infamy"?
14 of 35
Which is the only tennis major played on a clay surface?
15 of 35
Who won the Oscar for Best Director in 1999?
16 of 35
What is the currency used in India?
17 of 35
Where was Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as president after John F. Kennedy was assassinated?
18 of 35
Regarding the medical profession, what does GP stand for?
19 of 35
Name the rock band that featured John Bonham on drums and Jimmy Paige on guitar?
20 of 35
The closest planet to the sun is _______
21 of 35
Which country funded the explorations of Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus?
22 of 35
Can you name the U.S. state with the motto "Live Free or Die"?
23 of 35
Who was the American President during the first Gulf War?
24 of 35
Do you know how many signs of the Zodiac there are?
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25 of 35
What was the name of singing cowboy Roy Rogers' horse?
26 of 35
How many engines does a Boeing 747 have?
27 of 35
Who painted the Mona Lisa?
28 of 35
In what year did World War I start?
29 of 35
Can you name the lead singer for the rock band, Guns 'n Roses?
30 of 35
The Persian word "naan" means what in the West?
31 of 35
How many states in the United States?
32 of 35
What is the largest city in the United States of America?
33 of 35
Do you know which of these explorers discovered the South Pole?
34 of 35
Can you name the second largest desert in Africa after the Sahara?
35 of 35
Where does the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants work?
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