The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz

Test your General Knowledge to the limits with this taxing Quiz. Consider yourself smart if you can do well on this!

Question 1:   What nursery rhyme character was warned that the cow was in the corn?
Little Boy Blue
Little Jack Horner
Jack Sprat
Little Miss Muffet
Old King Cole

Question 2:   What was a bo-peep to a 19th century cockney street vendor?
Sheep
Chicken
Fox
Cow
Dog

Question 3:   What Robert Louis Stevenson novel follows the adventures of cabin boy Jim Hawkins?
Kidnapped
The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses
Underwoods
Treasure Island
Prince Otto

Question 4:   Who was Australia's most infamous bush ranger?
Frank Gardiner
Ned Kelly
Ben Hall
Fred Ward
Dan Morgan

Question 5:   What is the shortest and bloodiest of Shakespeare's plays?
Othello
Macbeth
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
The Tempest

Question 6:   What sport features snatches and clean jerks?
Javelin
Hammer
Gymnastics
High Jump
Weightlifting

Question 7:   How many times can a horse win the Derby?
2
3
1
4
5

Question 8:   What continent is considered easiest to defend in the game of Risk?
South America
Africa
Europe
North America
Australia

Question 9:   Which piece in Chess takes a different way to it moves?
Queen
Rook
Knight
Pawn
Bishop

Question 10:   What is the back boundary line called in tennis?
Service line
Backline
Baseline
T-line
Net line

Question 11:   What acid is the cause of a nettle sting?
Hydrochloric
Formic
Carbonic
Acetic
Sulphuric

Question 12:   The word 'bungalow' comes from which language?
Hebrew
Hindi
Arabic
Swahili
Gujarati

Question 13:   How many chambers are there in a human heart?
2
1
3
4
5

Question 14:   What is a hackney?
Cat
Dog
Insect
Bird
Horse

Question 15:   Which part of the eye gives it colour?
Iris
Lens
Retina
Pupil
None of these

Question 16:   What country calls itself Suomi?
Samoa
Japan
China
Greece
Finland

Question 17:   Which of the Seven Wonders of the World was at Ephesus?
The Statue of Zeus
The Temple of Artemis
The Colossus
The Hanging Gardens
The Great Pyramid

Question 18:   In which African country is Timbuktu?
Algeria
Egypt
Libya
Niger
Mali

Question 19:   Which country uses the ringgit as its currency?
Peru
South Africa
India
Malaysia
Uzbekistan

Question 20:   In which American state are the sources of the Red River, the St Lawrence River and the Mississippi?
Mississippi
Missouri
Minnesota
Michigan
Maine

Question 21:   What is the symbol of the element that is known as quicksilver?
Au
Ag
Kr
Hg
K

Question 22:   Which of these is an alkali metal?
Osmium
Iridium
Lanthanum
Beryllium
Francium

Question 23:   What type of electromagnetic radiation causes sunburn?
Ultraviolet
Infrared
Gamma rays
Microwaves
X-rays

Question 24:   What is studied in cyrogenics?
Very high temperatures
Genetics
Resistance
Very low temperatures
Very small matter

Question 25:   What is alloyed with lead to make pewter?
Copper
Silver
Sodium
Magnesium
Tin

Question 26:   Which of these is not one of the Seven Deadly Sins?
Greed
Gluttony
Envy
Jealousy
Revenge

Question 27:   On how many tablets of stone were the Ten Commandments engraved?
10
2
5
1
3

Question 28:   A pilgrimage to which Middle Eastern city is stipulated in the five Pillars of Islam?
Jeddah
Mecca
Riyadh
Yanbu
Dubai

Question 29:   Who was the Roman Goddess of hunting?
Diana
Vesta
Pomona
Victoria

Question 30:   What is the title of Beethoven's only opera?
Turandot
Salome
Aida
Fidelio

This Quiz has been designed by James.