Take Interesting General Knowldge Trivia Quiz!

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Aoosterwyk
A
Aoosterwyk
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 2,780
Questions: 27 | Attempts: 2,781

SettingsSettingsSettings
Take Interesting General Knowldge Trivia Quiz! - Quiz

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where do I look to find:Bare facts and statistics about a country?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    C. Almanac
    Explanation
    An almanac is a reference book that provides comprehensive and factual information about various subjects, including countries. It contains a wide range of data and statistics, such as population, geography, economy, and historical facts. Unlike an encyclopedia or dictionary, which may provide more detailed explanations and definitions, an almanac focuses on presenting concise and straightforward information. Therefore, if you are looking for bare facts and statistics about a country, an almanac would be the most suitable source to consult.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    A chart giving the birth and death date of John Lennon?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    C. Almanac
    Explanation
    An almanac is a reference book that provides a wide range of information, including historical events, dates, and important figures. In this case, a chart giving the birth and death date of John Lennon would be more likely to be found in an almanac rather than an encyclopedia, dictionary, or atlas. An encyclopedia provides more detailed information about a wide range of topics, while a dictionary focuses on word definitions. An atlas is a collection of maps, which would not typically include birth and death dates. Therefore, an almanac is the most appropriate choice for finding this specific information.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    If "shroud" is a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, etc?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    B. Dictionary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dictionary" because a dictionary is a reference book that provides definitions, pronunciations, and usage of words in a specific language. It is a comprehensive collection of words and their meanings, making it the most suitable option to determine the different parts of speech of a word like "shroud".

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    A long detailed description of a country?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    A. Encyclopedia
    Explanation
    An encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work that provides detailed information on various subjects, including countries. It contains in-depth articles, often written by experts, that cover a wide range of topics. Given that the question asks for a "long detailed description" of a country, an encyclopedia would be the most appropriate choice as it offers extensive information and covers various aspects of a country's history, culture, geography, economy, and more. A dictionary typically provides definitions and explanations of words, while an almanac focuses on statistical and factual information. An atlas primarily provides maps and geographical information.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Events and progress of the previous year?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    C. Almanac
    Explanation
    An almanac is a yearly publication that provides information on various events and progress from the previous year. It typically includes data on weather patterns, astronomical events, holidays, notable events, and other relevant information. This makes it the most suitable option among the given choices as it specifically focuses on the events and progress of the previous year. An encyclopedia provides general knowledge on various topics, a dictionary provides definitions of words, and an atlas provides maps and geographical information, none of which directly relate to the events and progress of the previous year.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    The locations of cities, states and rivers?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlas
    Explanation
    An atlas is a collection of maps that provides detailed information about the locations of cities, states, and rivers. It is specifically designed to provide geographical information and is commonly used as a reference tool for studying and understanding the world's geography. Unlike an encyclopedia, dictionary, or almanac, an atlas focuses solely on providing maps and geographical information. Therefore, an atlas is the correct answer for this question.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    The plural form of a word?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    B. Dictionary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dictionary" because the question is asking for the plural form of a word, and "dictionary" is the only option that can be pluralized by adding an "s" to become "dictionaries". The other options, "encyclopedia", "almanac", and "atlas", do not have a regular plural form.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Last year's winners of the Academy Awards?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    C. Almanac
    Explanation
    An almanac is a yearly publication that provides a wide range of information, including historical events, weather forecasts, astronomical data, and notable people's birthdays. Since the question is asking for the last year's winners of the Academy Awards, an almanac would be the most suitable source to find this information. An encyclopedia provides general knowledge about various topics, a dictionary defines words, and an atlas provides maps. None of these sources specifically focus on listing award winners.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The voting statistics for the previous year?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    C. Almanac
    Explanation
    An almanac is a reference book that provides various statistical information, including voting statistics. It typically contains data on a wide range of topics, such as weather, astronomy, sports, and politics. Therefore, an almanac would be the most appropriate choice for finding the voting statistics for the previous year. An encyclopedia provides general knowledge on various subjects, a dictionary provides definitions of words, and an atlas provides maps and geographical information. However, none of these options specifically focus on providing voting statistics.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    The longitude and latitude of Irwin, PA?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlas
    Explanation
    An atlas is a collection of maps that include the longitude and latitude coordinates of various locations. It provides detailed geographical information, including the specific coordinates of Irwin, PA. Therefore, an atlas would be the most appropriate source to find the longitude and latitude of Irwin, PA.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Information for a report on the Lewis & Clark Expedition?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    A. Encyclopedia
    Explanation
    An encyclopedia is the best source of information for a report on the Lewis & Clark Expedition because it provides comprehensive and detailed information about various subjects. It covers a wide range of topics, including historical events, biographies, and geographical information, which are all relevant to the expedition. An encyclopedia can provide in-depth analysis and multiple perspectives on the expedition, making it a reliable and valuable source for research.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    How to pronounce the word "cygnet"?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    B. Dictionary
    Explanation
    The word "cygnet" is a noun that refers to a young swan. To pronounce it correctly, one can refer to a dictionary, which provides the phonetic transcription and audio pronunciation of words. Therefore, the correct answer is "Dictionary."

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Who was last year's winner of the Stanley Cup?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    C. Almanac
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Almanac" because an almanac typically contains a wide range of information about various topics, including sports. It is common for almanacs to include information about the winners of major sporting events, such as the Stanley Cup. Therefore, the last year's winner of the Stanley Cup can be found in an almanac.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    How and why the Library of Congress was started?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Dictionary

    • C.

      Almanac

    • D.

      Atlas

    Correct Answer
    A. Encyclopedia
    Explanation
    The Library of Congress was started to provide a comprehensive collection of knowledge and information. An encyclopedia is a perfect fit for this purpose as it contains a wide range of topics and detailed information on each. By having an encyclopedia, the Library of Congress can serve as a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and the general public, offering a wealth of knowledge on various subjects.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    What type of search would you use to look for:Creech, Sharon

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    A. Author
    Explanation
    To look for "Creech, Sharon" in a search, you would use the "Author" search type. This search type is specifically designed to find books or materials written by a particular author. By selecting the "Author" search, you can easily locate works by Sharon Creech and explore her contributions to literature.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Mystery

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    C. Subject/Keyword
  • 17. 

    Polar Express

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    B. Title
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Title" because the question is asking for a piece of information from the given options, and "Title" is the only option that is a valid answer. The other options (Author, Subject/Keyword, Call Number, Series Title) are not relevant to the question.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Series of Unfortunate Events, The

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    E. Series Title
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Series Title". This is because the given information is a list of categories or fields, and "Series Title" is the only option that fits within this context. The other options, such as "Author", "Title", "Subject/Keyword", and "Call Number" are not applicable in this scenario as they do not match the given information. Therefore, "Series Title" is the most suitable and logical answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    Artemis Fowl: the Eternity Code

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    B. Title
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Title." The question seems to be asking for the correct answer among the options provided, and "Title" is the only option that fits the given information. The other options, such as "Author," "Subject/Keyword," "Call Number," and "Series Title," do not match the given information provided. Therefore, "Title" is the correct answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    Colfer, Eoin

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    A. Author
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Author," is correct because the information provided in the question lists the different categories or fields such as "Author," "Title," "Subject/Keyword," "Call Number," and "Series Title." Among these options, "Author" is the most logical choice as it represents the category or field that would contain the name of the author.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    FIC COL

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    D. Call Number
    Explanation
    The given answer "Call Number" is the correct answer because it is the only relevant information provided in the question. The question is asking for an explanation of a term or concept, and the only term mentioned in the question is "Call Number." A call number is a unique combination of letters and numbers assigned to a specific item in a library, which helps in organizing and locating books or resources. Therefore, the answer "Call Number" is the most appropriate explanation based on the information given.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    Fantasy

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    C. Subject/Keyword
    Explanation
    The given answer "Subject/Keyword" is the most appropriate because it is the most general and inclusive option. In a library catalog or database, the subject or keyword field is used to describe the main topic or theme of a book. It allows users to search for materials based on specific subjects or keywords, making it easier to find relevant information. This field is commonly used to categorize books and organize them into different subject areas. Therefore, "Subject/Keyword" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the purpose and function of this particular field.

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    398.2 SAN

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Subject/Keyword

    • D.

      Call Number

    • E.

      Series Title

    Correct Answer
    D. Call Number
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Call Number". In library classification systems, call numbers are used to identify and locate specific items in the library's collection. The call number is a combination of numbers and letters assigned to each item based on its subject, author, or title. It helps to organize and arrange the items in a systematic manner so that users can easily find the materials they are looking for. Therefore, the call number plays a crucial role in the organization and retrieval of library resources.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    Can EBSCO databases be used to locate online magazine articles?

    Correct Answer
    yes
    Explanation
    EBSCO databases can be used to locate online magazine articles. EBSCO is a well-known provider of online research databases that cover various subjects, including magazines. These databases provide access to a wide range of online magazines, allowing users to search and retrieve articles on specific topics. Therefore, it is possible to use EBSCO databases to find online magazine articles.

    Rate this question:

  • 25. 

    Can EBSCO databases be used to find books in our library?

    Correct Answer
    no
    Explanation
    EBSCO databases are primarily used to search for and access academic journals, articles, and other scholarly resources. While some EBSCO databases may have limited access to e-books, they are not specifically designed for searching and locating physical books in a library. Therefore, EBSCO databases cannot be relied upon to find books in our library.

    Rate this question:

  • 26. 

    Can EBSCO databases be used to find online reference materials?

    Correct Answer
    yes
    Explanation
    EBSCO databases can be used to find online reference materials because EBSCO is a well-known provider of online databases that contain a wide range of scholarly and reference materials. These databases include academic journals, books, magazines, and newspapers, making them a valuable resource for researchers and students looking for reliable and authoritative information. Users can search for specific topics or keywords within these databases to access relevant reference materials that can support their research or provide background information on a particular subject.

    Rate this question:

  • 27. 

    Is EBSCO free for you to use here or at home?

    Correct Answer
    yes
    Explanation
    EBSCO is free for users to access both at the location mentioned in the question (here) and also from their homes.

    Rate this question:

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.