Unique 100 General Knowledge Questions & Answers

Unique 100 General Knowledge Questions & Answers

1. Which British actor who starred as Jimmy in the film Quadrophenia later appeared in Blur’s video for the single Parklife? – Phil Daniels

2. Which Argentinian striker is Barcelona’s all-time leading goalscorer? – Lionel Messi

3. In the video game Dark Souls, one of the locations in the game, Anor Londo is heavily based on which Milan landmark? – Milan Cathedral

4. Planned and begun in 1850 by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, Maximilianstrasse is a major shopping district in which German city? – Munich

5. Wise, methodical detective Lester Freamon is a fictional character in which TV series? – The Wire

6. Which Europe’s most southerly capital city? – Nicosia, Cyprus

7. Clark Kent is the real name of which superhero? – Superman

8. The film Grease was mostly filmed in which US state? – California

9. Which Irish writer and clergyman wrote Gulliver’s Travels? – Jonathan Swift

10. The largest tower located OUTSIDE of London in the United Kingdom is found in which English city? – Portsmouth(Spinnaker Tower)

11. Which Hollywood, California born actor is known for starring in films including Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed, amongst others? – Leonardo DiCaprio

12. Who was the Greek god of the Sea? – Poseidon

13. Which soul singer enjoyed fleeting success in the UK as the first winner of the TV series X-Factor? – Steve Brookstein

14. Which is the only country to have taken part in every football World Cup finals? – Brazil

15. Charles Darwin features on which British bank note? – Ten pound note

16. How old was Frodo when he came of age in the book Fellowship of the Rings? – 33 years old

17. Which former American Footballer when on to play Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series? – Carl Weathers

18. What is the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Beatrice of York? – Grandmother-granddaughter

19. What is the name of the founder of the company Amazon who later went on to purchase The Washington Post newspaper? – Jeff Bezos

20. Which Spanish region is known for the Tempranillo black grape wine variety? – Rioja

21. Which actress won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Actress aged seventy-four for her role in the film On a Golden Pond? – Katharine Hepburn

22. Which is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac? – Libra

23. What was the name of The Jam’s debut album, released in 1977, that shared its name with a hit single on the album? – In The City

24. Since 1987, which Tennis Grand Slam tournament has been the fourth and final in the tennis calendar? – US Open

25. Nelson’s Column is a monument in which London square? – Trafalgar Square

26. Which Oasis song opens with the lyrics ‘Today is gonna be the day’? – Wonderwall

27. Where was playwright Oscar Wilde born in October 1854? – Dublin, Ireland

28. Which is the largest moon of the planet Saturn, by diameter? – Titan

29. Bella Swan (later Bella Cullan) is a character in which film series? – The Twilight Saga

30. At 119 miles long, what is the name of Scotland’s longest river? – River Tay

31. The Bolshoi Ballet is based in which city? – Moscow

32. Charleroi is a city in which northern European county? – Belgium

33. What colour is the distinctive King of the Mountains jersey in cycling’s Tour de France? –Red polka dots on white

34. Sharon Osbourne, wife of aging rocker Ozzy, was a judge on which TV music program? – X-Factor

35. In a game of cricket, how many runs are awarded for hitting the ball over the boundary rope without bouncing? – Six runs

36. What is the name of the branch of medicine that focuses on eyesight? – Optometry

37. Which silent film starring Jean Dujardin won the Best Film Oscar in 2011? – The Artist

38. William Shakespeare was born in which English market town? – Stratford-upon-Avon

39. The Baggies is the nickname of which English football club? – West Bromwich Albion

40. Prior to join the Euro and taking it’s name from the Greek verb ‘to grasp’, what was the former currency of Greece? – Drachma

41. Which country has the most football clubs? – South Africa

42. Where was the first nuclear reactor built? – The USA

43. Which brewery invented the widget for the beer can? – Guinness

44. Which is the only mammal that able to kneel on all fours? – Elephant

45. Who designed the Statue of Liberty? – Bartholdi

46. Which country is Santiago the capital of? – Chile

47. What is the name of the dog in the ‘Back to the Future’ films? – Einstein

48. Who was the first female governor of India? – Sarojini Naidu

49. Who wrote the music for West Side Story? – Bernstein

50. Which is the largest species of crocodile? – Saltwater

51. During which year did the Apple iPhone first go on sale? – 2007

52. What was the nationality of the famous 18th century poet Robert Burns? – Scottish

53. Where did King Arthur hold court? – Camelot

54. In which year was Michael Jackson’s song Thriller released? – 1982

55. Which sign of the zodiac is represented by the scales? – Libra

56. Which country was Arnold Schwarzenegger born in? – Austria

57. What is the name of Washington’s active stratovolcano? – Mount St. Helen

58. Which nuts are used to make marzipan? – Almonds

59. What is the name given to a skydiver’s canopy? – A parachute

60. What type of shark was Jaws? – A great white

61. How many consonants are there in the English Alphabet? – 21 consonants

62. In which country were ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies filmed? – New Zealand

63. What do the stripes of the US flag represent? – The 13 original colonies of the United States (sign of uniting as one)

64. True or false: the diameter is half of the radius? – False: the radius is half of the diameter

65. Which is the only English football team to play in the Scottish league? – Berwick Rangers

66. Which character did Clark Gable play in Gone With The Wind? – Rhett Butler

67. Which Roman numerals represent the number 40? – XL

68. Which word can come before: moon, house and time? – Full

69. What religion does a Rabi belong too? – Jewish

70. How many hours are there in one full week? – 168 hours

71. Which English actor starred in Gangs of New York and Lincoln? – Daniel Day Lewis

72. Who was the president of the United States in 2000? – Bill Clinton

73. What is the largest country in Great Britain? – England

74. What theory did the scientist Charles Darwin help to develop? – The theory of evolution

75. What ‘M’ is a popular egg white dessert? – Meringue

76. How many known planets are there in our solar system? – Eight

77. Canberra is the capital city of which country? – Australia

78. What is an obtuse angle? – An angle measuring between 90 and 180 degrees

79. What was the name of Moses’ brother? – Aaron

80. Who sang the 2015 hit song ‘All About That Bass’? – Meghan Trainor

81. Three countries of the world begin with the letter J, can you name them all? – Jamaica, Japan, Jordan

82. Which 2015 movie features a song called ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ by Sam Smith? – Spectre (James Bond)

83. Beginning with the fastest first, put the following body features in order of growth rate: finger nails, toe nails, hair? – Hair, finger nails, toe nails

84. In medieval legend, what name was given to the cup from which Jesus drank from at the Last Supper? – Grail (The Holy Grail)

85. Does the British noble title Viscount rank above or below a Baron? – Above

86. Which solar system planet experiences the hottest surface temperature? – Venus

87. Which George Michael song begins with the lyrics, ‘I feel so unsure, As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor’? – Careless Whisper

88. In 1912, which ocean did RMS Titanic sink in? – Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic)

89. What film series stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as leaders of a New York Mafia family? – The Godfather

90. What traditional Easter cake is toasted and decorated with 11 to 12 marzipan balls? – Simnel Cake

91. What type of animals make up the biggest group of amphibians? – Frogs

92. Which naturalist wrote ‘The Voyage of the Beagle’? – Charles Darwin

93. The inauguration of which American President took place on January 20, 2009? – Barack Obama

94. Can you unscramble the following word to reveal the name of a hormone produced by the pancreas: NNLUSII? – Insulin

95. What was the first fully animated feature film released by Walt Disney? – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

96. Which Asian country was formerly named Ceylon? – Sri Lanka

97. What type of gas primarily forms the Earth’s atmosphere? – Nitrogen

98. What is the opposite of nocturnal? – Diurnal

99. Which Winter Olympic event combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting? – The biathlon

100. Who plays Jack Bauer in the American television series 24? – Kiefer Sutherland