35 of the best general knowledge quiz questions

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From Cosmopolitan

Whoever does the PR for quizzes must be jumping for joy right now. While the coronavirus pandemic is the reason we're all staying indoors, virtual quizzes seem to be taking up most of our time, with our diary currently full of Zoom-based commitments.

If you, too, are quizzed up to your eyeballs, you might be running low on inspiration for your next online competition. Maybe you need some creative round ideas, or celeb-based questions. Or maybe you just need a full on, quiz of random facts that has already been written for you. Which is where our round up of the best general knowledge quiz questions come in, which will sort you out for your next video call. No cheating, yeah?

This quiz takes every subject area into consideration and will basically make you feel like you're on The Chase. Expect questions about celebrities, questions about animals, questions about cheese (yes really) and some sporting trivia thrown into the mix, too. 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?

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

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