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We present you here with a really fun and simple general information quiz. The earth is made of different continents that have outstanding marvels, for example, Mt. Everest and the pyramids. How much information do you know about the out earth and the features that some of the countries boast of having? Do you think you'll be able to pass this general knowledge trivia quiz that is given below? Let's test your general knowledge today. Good luck, and have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The first Prime minister of Bangladesh was:

    • A.

      Mayhuw Kalum

    • B.

      Mahumar Baijan

    • C.

      Mujibur Rehman

    • D.

      Olan Mator

    • E.

      Exito Bangloth

    Correct Answer
    C. Mujibur Rehman
    Explanation
    Mujibur Rehman is the correct answer because he was indeed the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He served as the Prime Minister from 1972 until his assassination in 1975. Rehman played a crucial role in the independence movement of Bangladesh and was a prominent leader of the Awami League party. He is widely regarded as the founding father of Bangladesh and played a significant role in shaping the country's early years.

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  • 2. 

    The largest coffee growing country in the world is (as of 2019):

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Malaysia

    • D.

      Philippines

    • E.

      Indonesia

    Correct Answer
    B. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil is the correct answer because it is the largest coffee growing country in the world as of 2019. Brazil has a long history of coffee production and is renowned for its high-quality coffee beans. The country's favorable climate and vast agricultural land make it an ideal location for coffee cultivation. Brazil's coffee industry plays a crucial role in its economy, with coffee exports contributing significantly to its GDP. Therefore, Brazil's prominence in coffee production makes it the largest coffee growing country in the world.

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  • 3. 

    The world's oldest known city is:

    • A.

      Damascus

    • B.

      Dubai

    • C.

      Tokyo

    • D.

      Manila

    • E.

      Washington DC

    Correct Answer
    A. Damascus
    Explanation
    Damascus is considered the world's oldest known city because it has a rich history dating back to at least 11,000 years ago. It is mentioned in ancient texts such as the Bible and the Egyptian Execration texts. The city has witnessed the rise and fall of various civilizations, including the Arameans, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Muslims. Damascus is known for its well-preserved historical sites, such as the Umayyad Mosque, which dates back to the 8th century. Its continuous habitation and archaeological evidence make it the most plausible answer for the world's oldest known city.

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  • 4. 

    Mount Everest was named after:

    • A.

      Sir Kenny John Amar

    • B.

      Sir Carl Everest

    • C.

      Sir Mama Everest

    • D.

      Sir George Everest

    • E.

      Sir Harold Everest

    Correct Answer
    D. Sir George Everest
    Explanation
    Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest. Sir George Everest was a British surveyor and geographer who served as the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. During his tenure, he conducted extensive surveys and mapping of the Indian subcontinent, including the Himalayan region. As a tribute to his contributions, the highest peak in the world was named after him.

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  • 5. 

    The largest ocean in the world is:

    Correct Answer
    Pacific Ocean
    Explanation
    The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It covers an area of about 63 million square miles, which is more than twice the size of the next largest ocean, the Atlantic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean stretches from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, and it is bordered by the continents of Asia and Australia on the western side and the Americas on the eastern side. It is known for its vastness and depth, containing numerous islands and hosting a diverse range of marine life.

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  • 6. 

    The primary producer of newsprint in the world is:

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Colombia

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Cambodia

    • E.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. Canada
    Explanation
    Canada is the correct answer because it is the primary producer of newsprint in the world. Canada has a large forest industry and is known for its vast forest resources, which are used to produce newsprint. The country has numerous paper mills that specialize in producing newsprint, making it a major player in the global newsprint market.

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  • 7. 

    The founder of the Chinese Republic was:

    • A.

      Along Gutan

    • B.

      Tao Zi Dong

    • C.

      Muhammad Ali

    • D.

      Mao Zi Dong

    • E.

      Sun Yat-Sen

    Correct Answer
    E. Sun Yat-Sen
    Explanation
    Sun Yat-Sen is the correct answer as he is widely recognized as the founder of the Chinese Republic. He played a crucial role in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and establishing the Republic of China in 1912. Sun Yat-Sen's political ideology, Three Principles of the People, aimed to modernize China and create a democratic government. He is considered a significant figure in Chinese history and his efforts laid the foundation for the political developments that followed in the country.

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  • 8. 

    The highest mountain in the world is the

    Correct Answer
    Mount Everest
    Explanation
    Mount Everest is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the highest mountain in the world. Located in the Himalayas, it has an elevation of 8,848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet) above sea level. Mount Everest has been a popular destination for mountaineers and adventurers, attracting climbers from all over the world. Its towering height and challenging terrain make it a symbol of human endurance and the ultimate test of mountaineering skills.

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  • 9. 

    The national flower of Britain is:

    • A.

      Calla Lily

    • B.

      Rose

    • C.

      Santan

    • D.

      Tulip

    • E.

      Daisy

    Correct Answer
    B. Rose
    Explanation
    The national flower of Britain is the rose. The rose has been a symbol of England since the Wars of the Roses in the 15th century, where the red rose represented the House of Lancaster and the white rose represented the House of York. The rose is deeply rooted in British history and culture, and it is often associated with beauty, love, and passion. It is also commonly used in British gardens and is a popular choice for floral arrangements and decorations.

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  • 10. 

    The country famous for Samba dance is:

    • A.

      Poland

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Belgium

    • E.

      United Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    B. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil is the correct answer because Samba dance originated in Brazil and is considered one of the most famous and traditional dances in the country. It is closely associated with Brazilian culture and is often performed during festivals and celebrations. Samba is characterized by lively and energetic movements, rhythmic music, and vibrant costumes. Brazil's rich history and diverse cultural heritage have contributed to the popularity and recognition of Samba dance worldwide.

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  • 11. 

    World literacy day is celebrated on:

    • A.

      September 8

    • B.

      January 1

    • C.

      December 25

    • D.

      August 23

    • E.

      November 1

    Correct Answer
    A. September 8
    Explanation
    World Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8. This day is dedicated to promoting and raising awareness about the importance of literacy worldwide. It aims to highlight the significance of literacy as a basic human right and a fundamental tool for personal and societal development. The celebration of World Literacy Day on September 8 provides an opportunity to emphasize the need for quality education and literacy for all individuals, regardless of age or background.

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  • 12. 

    The largest library in the world is the:

    • A.

      University of the East Library of the Government, Philippines

    • B.

      Alabama University Library, USA

    • C.

      United States Library of Congress, Washington DC

    • D.

      Central Philippine University, Henry Luce III Library, Philippines

    • E.

      United Arab Emirates Library of Truth and Service

    Correct Answer
    C. United States Library of Congress, Washington DC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the United States Library of Congress, Washington DC. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world in terms of its collection size and number of items. It holds millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts in various languages and formats. It serves as the research arm of the U.S. Congress and is open to the public for research purposes. The library plays a vital role in preserving and providing access to a wide range of knowledge and cultural heritage.

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  • 13. 

    Ailurophobia is a fear of what?

    • A.

      Dogs

    • B.

      Cats

    • C.

      Meows

    • D.

      Kanggaroos

    • E.

      Elephants

    Correct Answer
    B. Cats
    Explanation
    Ailurophobia is a specific phobia characterized by an intense and irrational fear of cats. People with this phobia may experience anxiety, panic attacks, and avoidance behaviors when they come into contact with cats or even just think about them. The fear may be triggered by a traumatic event involving a cat or by negative beliefs and experiences associated with cats. Ailurophobia can significantly impact a person's daily life and may require treatment such as therapy or medication to manage the fear.

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  • 14. 

    What are the five events of the modern pentathlon?

    Correct Answer
    Fencing, Shooting, Swimming , Riding , Cross-Country Running
    Explanation
    The modern pentathlon consists of five events: fencing, shooting, swimming, riding, and cross-country running. In fencing, athletes compete in one-on-one matches using a sword. Shooting involves using a pistol to hit targets from different distances. Swimming is a race in a pool, while riding requires athletes to navigate a horse through a course of obstacles. Finally, cross-country running is a long-distance race that takes place on varied terrain. These five events test a wide range of skills, including physical fitness, agility, accuracy, and strategy.

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  • 15. 

    Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      Alaska

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Indiana

    • E.

      Iowa

    Correct Answer
    B. Alaska
    Explanation
    Alaska is the correct answer because it is the closest American state to the former Soviet Union. Located in the northwest corner of North America, Alaska is separated from Russia by the Bering Strait, which is only about 55 miles wide at its narrowest point. This proximity makes Alaska the state that is geographically closest to the former Soviet Union.

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  • 16. 

    What is converted into alcohol during brewing?

    • A.

      Coffee

    • B.

      Sugar

    • C.

      Salt

    • D.

      Vinegar

    • E.

      Acid

    Correct Answer
    B. Sugar
    Explanation
    During the brewing process, sugar is converted into alcohol. This is because yeast, which is used in brewing, consumes the sugar and converts it into alcohol through a process called fermentation.

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  • 17. 

    How many gallons of beer are in a furkin?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    • E.

      9

    Correct Answer
    E. 9
    Explanation
    A furkin is a unit of measurement used in the brewing industry. It is equivalent to a quarter of a barrel, which is 31.5 gallons. Therefore, there are 9 gallons of beer in a furkin.

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  • 18. 

    Who had a 1985 hit with Saving All My Love For You?

    Correct Answer
    Whitney Houston
    Explanation
    Whitney Houston had a hit in 1985 with the song "Saving All My Love For You." This song was released as the lead single from her self-titled debut album and became a huge success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song showcases Houston's powerful vocals and emotional delivery, making it one of her signature songs. Whitney Houston's talent and success as a singer made her one of the most iconic and influential artists of her time.

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  • 19. 

    The NASA spacecraft Messenger reached what planet destination in 2008?

    • A.

      Pluto

    • B.

      Mercury

    • C.

      Venus

    • D.

      Earth

    • E.

      Sun

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercury
    Explanation
    In 2008, the NASA spacecraft Messenger reached its destination, which was the planet Mercury. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and is known for its extreme temperatures, with scorching hot days and freezing cold nights. The Messenger spacecraft was launched in 2004 and its mission was to study Mercury's composition, atmosphere, and magnetic field. It orbited the planet for several years, providing valuable data and images of Mercury's surface and geological features.

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  • 20. 

    Who wrote the significant scientific book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687?

    Correct Answer
    Isaac Newton, Newton, Sir Isaac Newton
    Explanation
    Isaac Newton is the correct answer to the question. He is the author of the significant scientific book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which was published in 1687. Newton's book laid the foundation for classical mechanics and introduced the laws of motion and the universal law of gravitation. His work revolutionized the field of physics and had a profound impact on scientific understanding.

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  • 21. 

    What is the parrot's name in Enid Blyton's 'Adventure' series of books?

    • A.

      Ik-Ik

    • B.

      Kaka

    • C.

      Mama

    • D.

      Papa

    • E.

      Ap-Ap

    Correct Answer
    B. Kaka
    Explanation
    In Enid Blyton's 'Adventure' series of books, the parrot's name is Kaka.

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  • 22. 

    On Rudy Giuliani's withdrawal from the contest for the Republican 2008 US presidential election nomination who received Giuliani's endorsement?

    Correct Answer
    John McCain, McCain
    Explanation
    Rudy Giuliani endorsed John McCain for the Republican 2008 US presidential election nomination.

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  • 23. 

    Who won the UK 2008 X-Factor TV talent show?

    • A.

      Alexandra Bruke

    • B.

      Mary Alocolm

    • C.

      Fraice Thalm

    • D.

      Polly Munkee

    • E.

      Showne Befar

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexandra Bruke
    Explanation
    Alexandra Burke won the UK 2008 X-Factor TV talent show.

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