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A Quiz to Put Your General Knowledge to the Test

How good is your general knowledge? This comprehensive quiz will undoubtedly put it to the test - there are no less than 30 general knowledge questions to answer. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Jump right in now - good luck!
 
 
The outer layer of skin is called:
Epidermis
Dermis
Hypodermis
Larynx
 
 
In what city was Jesus born?
Bethlehem
Hebron
Jerusalem
Nazareth
 
 
George Orwell wrote:
1984
The Grapes of Wrath
Moby-Dick
The Great Gatsby
 
 
What is the capital city of Afghanistan?
Kabul
Rabat
Beirut
Riyadh
 
 
Ian Fleming famously created:
James Bond
The X-Men
Indiana Jones
Rocky Balboa
 
 
Who developed the first successful printing press?
Johannes Gutenberg
Galileo Galilei
Louis Pasteur
Nikola Tesla
 
 
Which river did the Egyptian civilization spring from?
The Nile River
The Yellow River
The Thames
The Ganges River
 
 
What is the name of the biggest part of the human brain?
Cerebrum
Brain stem
Bronchiole
Limbic System
 
 
Jakarta is the capital of:
Indonesia
Pakistan
Malaysia
Singapore
 
 
What does your heart pump?
Blood
Water
Acids
Glycogen
 
 
What is the first of the Ten Commandments?
Thou shalt have no other gods before me
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not steal
Honor thy father and that mother
 
 
This South American country rests between Chile to the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Argentina
Peru
Brazil
Bolivia
 
 
What is another name for your voice box?
Larynx
Thorax
Pollex
Hallux
 
 
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in:
1963
1983
1993
1943
 
 
Which of the following is not a capital city:
Sydney
Moscow
Warsaw
Manila
 
 
When did World War I begin?
1914
1918
1939
1901
 
 
The human body has ______ lungs.
Two
Three
Four
One
 
 
The national anthem of the USA is:
The Star-spangled Banner
America the Beautiful
Amazing Grace
Let Freedom Ring
 
 
What gives skin and hair its pigment?
Melanin
Betanin
Anthoxanthin
Bilirubin
 
 
What controls how much light passes through the pupil?
Iris
Retina
Cornea
Lens
 
 
Eva Peron was the First Lady of:
Argentina
Brazil
Mexico
Cuba
 
 
Which famous physicist wrote the book “A Brief History of Time”?
Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein
Marie Curie
Charles Darwin
 
 
Name the pipe that shifts food from your throat down to your stomach.
Esophagus
Lymph
Trachea
Placenta
 
 
The bones that make up your spine are called:
Vertebrae
Pubis
Fibula
Ribs
 
 
What are nails made of?
Keratin
Hormones
Iron
Glucose
 
 
Which river runs through London?
Thames
Danube
Volga
Zambezi
 
 
Who discovered gravity when he saw a falling apple?
Isaac Newton
Marie Curie
Albert Einstein
Thomas Edison
 
 
The capital of Canada is:
Ottawa
Toronto
Vancouver
Montreal
 
 
Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?
Piano
Violin
Harp
Bass
 
 
What is the anatomical name for windpipe?
Trachea
Alveoli
Fibula
Labrimal
D
 
You're not very good at this sort of stuff, are you? Why don't you take another shot at it?
C
 
Just an average score. Not too bad, but not brilliant either. Perhaps you need to brush up a little on your general knowledge?
B
 
Not bad at all, but there's still a little room for improvement! Do you think you can get an A if you have another try?
A
 
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