General Awareness Exam Quiz

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A non-complicated quiz based on General Awareness


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many laws did Thomas Jefferson veto in his 8 years as President of the United States?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      24

  • 2. 
    How many red balls are used in a game of snooker?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 3. 
    How many characters appear in Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time"?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      Over 200

    • C. 

      Over 2000

    • D. 

      27

  • 4. 
    What animal was the only casualty of an 1859 altercation between the United States and England?
    • A. 

      Pig

    • B. 

      Goat

    • C. 

      Dog

    • D. 

      Cow

  • 5. 
    In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, Sherlock Holmes never partakes of which drug?
    • A. 

      Peyote

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Morphine

    • D. 

      Cocaine

  • 6. 
    What does the "A" in the acronym LASER stand for?
    • A. 

      Aural

    • B. 

      Assigned

    • C. 

      Automatic

    • D. 

      Amplification

  • 7. 
    The two peninsulas of Michigan are connected by which body of water?
    • A. 

      Straits of Huron

    • B. 

      Straits of Mackinac

    • C. 

      Straits of Arbor

    • D. 

      Straits of Detroit

  • 8. 
    What is the primary ingredient in McDonald's "special sauce", famously found on the Big Mac?
    • A. 

      Soybean Oil

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Vinegar

    • D. 

      Pickle Relish

  • 9. 
    How many beats per measure are in Dave Brubeck's "Unsquare Dance"?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      4

  • 10. 
    What Soviet space dog was the first animal to orbit the Earth?
    • A. 

      Veterok

    • B. 

      Laika

    • C. 

      Tsygan

    • D. 

      Ryzhik

  • 11. 
    What extremely tall actor portrayed Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy?
    • A. 

      Richard Keil

    • B. 

      David Prowse

    • C. 

      Peter Mayhew

    • D. 

      Jack Earle

  • 12. 
    The term "mad as a hatter" stems from the use of what poisonous substance in felt manufacture?
    • A. 

      Lead

    • B. 

      Cyanide

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Arsenic

  • 13. 
    Which Hall of Famer ended the 1926 World Series when he was thrown out trying to steal?
    • A. 

      Babe Ruth

    • B. 

      Pepper Martin

    • C. 

      Rogers Hornsby

    • D. 

      Tony Lazzeri

  • 14. 
    What writer was born and died with Halley's comet visible from Earth?
    • A. 

      Mark Twain

    • B. 

      Walt Whitman

    • C. 

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • D. 

      Ernest Hemingway

  • 15. 
    As of January, 2012, how many eponymous albums has Weezer released?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

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