80 of the best general knowledge quiz questions

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After the past 18 months we've all become pretty adept at quizzing. Name that chocolate by cross section? Easy. Name the Kardashian-Jenner kids in age order? Pfft simple. But just because we're already quiz masters doesn't mean we're stopping any time soon. If anything, we're just getting started.

Now that we can actually do game nights and pub quizzes IRL, it's pretty important we keep our general knowledge standards up to scratch in case someone whacks out the questions.

Whether you're planning to hold a boozy games night and want to switch it up with some 'most likely to' questions, or fancy a little throwback with a spicy game of truth or dare. Or maybe you just need a full on, quiz of random facts that has already been written for you, our round up of the best general knowledge quiz questions has got you covered.

This quiz takes every subject area into consideration and will basically make you feel like you're on (and winning) The Chase. Good luck!

The best general knowledge quiz questions

  1. What's the biggest animal in the world?

  2. For one point, put the following Kardashian-Jenners in order of age, oldest to youngest: Khloe, Kylie, Rob, Kourtney, Kendall, Kim, Kris

  3. How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon playing singles?

  4. Which country is brie cheese originally from?

  5. In what franchise would you find the character Katniss Everdeen?

  6. What year was Heinz established?

  7. At the time of writing (May 2020), who is fifth in line to the British throne?

  8. What is the capital of Iceland?

  9. Who came second in the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019?

  10. What year did Margaret Thatcher die?

  11. What does IPA stand for?

  12. Who painted the Mona Lisa?

  13. Which planet is closest to the sun?

  14. What is Queen Elizabeth II's surname?

  15. Who plays Delboy Trotter in Only Fools And Horses?

  16. What is the largest country in the world?

  17. Which fashion designer reportedly had a relationship with Winston Churchill?

  18. How many valves does the heart have?

  19. What is the name of the school in Sex Education?

  20. In Harry Potter, what is the name of The Weasley's house?

  21. Put these Tom Hanks films in chronological order: Catch Me If You Can, Forrest Gump, The Terminal, Bridge Of Spies

  22. Typically, what four ingredients go into a cosmopolitan cocktail? (For one point)

  23. Who has been the First Minister of Wales since December 2018?

  24. Which city had the first ever fashion week?

  25. What nut is in the middle of a Ferrero Rocher?

  26. What's a baby rabbit called?

  27. How many minutes in a game of rugby league?

  28. Typically, what's the strongest muscle in the human body?

  29. Name one landlocked country in Europe

  30. Who did Anne Hathaway play in Les Miserables?

  31. What fruit takes the scientific name Mangifera indica?

  32. What does He stand for on the periodic table?

  33. What does LGBTQ stand for?

  34. What did Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams collectively create?

  35. To a single decimal point, many kilometers in a mile?

  36. Where in England would you find the themepark Dreamland?

  37. What month was Prince George born?

  38. For two points, if all of the states of America were placed in alphabetical order, what would be first and last?

  39. Who is the highest spiritual leader of Tibet?

  40. What is the Papaver rhoeas flower better known as?

  41. Who plays Emily in the hit Netflix show, Emily In Paris?

  42. Which rapper's real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills?

  43. Who is manager of the England football team as of 2020?

  44. For one point, which of these actors is Scottish? Jamie Dornan, Michael Sheen, James McAvoy, Daniel Craig

  45. How many episodes of Scrubs were there? Closest wins the point.

  46. What year was Google images invented, and for a bonus point, what prompted its creation?

  47. What was the most streamed show on Netflix in 2020?

  48. How many Olympic gold medals does Sir Mo Farah have?

  49. How many elements are there in the periodic table?

  50. What relationship were Monica and Ross in Friends?

  51. Where was the mojito cocktail created?

  52. What are the three water signs in astrology?

  53. What is the name of the person who does the voiceovers on Love Island?

  54. What was the name of Britney Spears' first single?

  55. Which supermodel was born in Streatham, London?

  56. How many sides does a heptadecagon have?

  57. Which London Underground line has the most stations?

  58. How many bones does a shark have?

  59. What star sign would someone born on August 24th be?

  60. What does the AC button on a calculator stand for?

  61. Which book begins with the line, "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…"

  62. In cockney rhyming slang, what is a ‘dog and bone’?

  63. Who is older Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May?

  64. What did Snickers bars used to be called before the name was changed in 1990?

  65. Including the recruiter round how many games were there in Squid Game?

  66. How old was Emma Raducanu when she won the US Open in 2021?

  67. What grain is the Japanese spirit Sake made from?

  68. What was the most popular girls name in the UK in 2020?

  69. What is Scooby Doo's full name?

  70. What is the name for a donkey crossed with a zebra?

  71. Who is Taylor Swift's "We are never ever getting back together" rumoured to be about?

  72. Which is the highest grossing Harry Potter film?

  73. How many time zones are there in Russia?

  74. Which novel begins, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

  75. Which UK city is Banksy from?

  76. Who invented the World Wide Web in 1990?

  77. Which country's rugby team is known as The Springboks?

  78. What does a Geiger Counter measure?

  79. What is the smallest country in the world?

  80. Aside from the six main characters, which character appears the most on Friends?

The best general knowledge quiz answers

  1. The blue whale

  2. Oldest to youngest: Kris, 64, Kourtney, 41, Kim, 39, Khloe, 35, Rob, 33, Kendall, 24, Kylie, 22

  3. Twice - in 2013 against Novak Djokovic and in 2016 against Milos Raonic

  4. France

  5. The Hunger Games

  6. 1869

  7. Prince Louis Of Cambridge

  8. Reykjavík

  9. Netherlands

  10. 2013, on the 8th April

  11. Indian Pale Ale

  12. Leonardo da Vinci

  13. Mercury

  14. Windor. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor

  15. David Jason

  16. Russia

  17. Coco Chanel

  18. Four - the mitral, tricuspid, aortic and pulmonic valves

  19. Moordale High

  20. The Burrow

  21. Forrest Gump (1994), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge Of Spies (2015)

  22. Fresh lime juice, vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec/cointreau/orange liqueur

  23. Mark Drakeford

  24. New York, in 1943

  25. Hazelnut

  26. A kit

  27. 80 minutes

  28. The masseter - the main jaw muscle

  29. Any of the following 14 countries: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vatican City.

  30. Fantine

  31. Mango

  32. Helium

  33. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (or queer)

  34. Twitter

  35. 1.6km

  36. Margate

  37. July

  38. First: Alabama. Last: Wyoming

  39. The Dalai Lama

  40. A poppy!

  41. Lily Collins

  42. Dizzee Rascal

  43. Gareth Southgate

  44. James McAvoy is Scottish. Jamie Dornan is Irish, Michael Sheen is Welsh and Christian Bale is English.

  45. 181 episodes.

  46. July 2001, as a result of mass Google searches in February 2000 when Jennifer Lopez wore a jungle print dress, designed by Donatella Versace, to the Grammy Awards.

  47. The Umbrella Academy season 2, with 43million streams.

  48. Four Olympic gold medals. He first was at the London 2012 Olympic games when he finished the 10,000m in a time of 27:30.42. He won gold the same year for the Men's 5,000m, which he completed in 13:41:66. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, he won another gold medal for the 10,000m, and a fourth gold medal for the 5,000m.

  49. 118 elements

  50. Brother and sister

  51. Cuba

  52. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

  53. Iain Sterling

  54. Baby One More Time

  55. Naomi Campbell

  56. Seventeen

  57. District Line (60 stations)

  58. None (a shark’s skeleton is made entirely of cartilage)

  59. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

  60. All clear

  61. Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier

  62. A phone

  63. Jeremy Corbyn (born 1949, Theresa May was born 1956)

  64. Marathon bars

  65. Seven - recruiter round, red light - green light, honeycomb, tug of war, marbles, glass stepping stones, squid game.

  66. Eighteen

  67. Rice

  68. Olivia

  69. Scoobert Doo

  70. A zeedonk

  71. Jake Gyllenhaal

  72. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

  73. Eleven

  74. 1984

  75. Bristol

  76. Tim Berners-Lee

  77. South Africa

  78. Radiation

  79. Vatican City

  80. Gunther

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