General knowledge trivia questions.
What is the surname of the Hungarian inventor whose multicolored,
rotatable cube became a world cult?
How long is the appointed term of office of the secretary general of
the United Nations?
A: Five years.
What is thrown backhand by the people who contest the championships
of the World Flying Disc Association held in the USA?
What is the term for a person with assets of over 1,000 million
Carlo Collodi wrote a story about a wooden puppet which became human.
What is its title?
A: The Adventures of Pinocchio.
What is the acronym for the agency set up in 1923 to provide
co-operation between police forces worldwide?
What was the surname of Charles, the dog expert, who organized his
first dog show in 1886?
What is the term used to denote the unauthorized and illegal
accessing of computer programs, often with criminal intent?
On which spring day is a hoax victim referred to as a 'gowk' in
Scotland and a poisson d'arvril in France?
A: April Fool's Day / 1 April.
What stands 320 meters tall in the Champ de Mars and was designed for
the 1889 Parts Exhibition?
A: Eiffel Tower.
Which Italian city was buried, along with Herculaneum, when Vesuvius
erupted in AD 79?
What is the official monetary unit of the European Community?
What are the Long Man of Wilmington and the Cerne Abbas Giant?
A: Hill figures.
Whose unsuccessful challenge for the Conservative Party leadership in
1990 brought down Margaret Thatcher?
A: Michael Heseltine.
What was Michelangelo's first name?
Which instrument does James Galway play?
The failure of which crop caused famine in Ireland in 1845?
Who lives at number 11 Downing Street?
A: the chancellor of the Exchequer.
Which International sport uses rings and parallel bars?
Which is the smallest breed of dog?
Which small shark is served in fish and chpo shops as 'rock-eel' or
In which war was the Battle of Naseby fought?
A: English Civil War.
What is the normal color of the gem sapphire?
Whose first holiday camp opened at Skegness in 1935?
A: Billy Butlin.
Which Australian outlaw wore home-made armor?
A: Ned Kelly.
What was the nickname of the World 'war I 'German aviator Manfred von
A: The Red Baron.
In which West Indian dance does the dancer pass under a low pole?
Who was Moby-Dick?
A: A whale.
How many milliliters are there in one cubic centimeter?
What unit of area was originally the
size that a yoke of oxen could plough in a day?
What sort of woolen headgear was
named after a battle of the Crimean War?
A: Balaclava helmet.
What is the name common in three
Scottish kings, eight popes, and three Tsars of Russia?
Whose tomb is situated in Arlington
Cemetery, Washington, at the Arc de Triumphe, Paris, and in Westminster
A: The Tomb of the Unknown.
Who said “That’s one small step for a
man, one giant leap for mankind" on 20th July 1969?
A: Neil Armstrong.
What is the Latin word for
‘elsewhere’ which we use to mean that the person under suspicion was
somewhere else when the crime was committed?