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Current News Awareness Quiz: 21 General Knowledge Questions, No time limit. A fun fact follows each entry. How many can you answer? Re-Take the quiz for Different Topics!

 

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1. Where was The Doors singer Jim Morrison buried?

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2. The capital of Kazakhstan is currently known as what?

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3. Who voiced the charismatic demigod Maui in the animated hit “Moana”?

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4. What unusual link connects Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, and Michael Jackson?

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5. Where did Napoleon Bonaparte meet his end?

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6. Which movie features the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”?

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7. Which US president was the first to be arrested and face criminal charges?

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8. Who painted the famous Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas?

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9. Which London monument has been officially known as the Elizabeth Tower since 2012?

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10. When was Joe Biden born?

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11. What’s another name for Wasabi?

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12. When did Google launch its revolutionary email service, Gmail?

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13. Piers Morgan was the editor of which famous British newspaper?

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14. Which artist is immortalized on this Royal Mint collectible coin?

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15. What is a kibbutz?

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16. What’s a Wok?

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17. How are Mark Ronson and Meryl Streep connected?

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18. Which Van Gogh painting inspired this Lego set?

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19. Can you name the iconic sitcom that featured two single women and a man pretending to be gay?

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20. Where did Russian novelist Mikhail Bulgakov and his family spend their summers?

Photo: Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Moscow.

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21. Who originally authored The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

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150 General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers

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Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz: Here is the ultimate list of general knowledge quiz questions and answers.

What’s the approximate speed of sound?

About 767 mph, or 1,234 km/h.

How high is Mount Everest?

8,848.86 meters (29,032 feet)

Where was environmental activist Greta Thunberg born?

Stockholm, Sweden

When was Wikipedia launched?

2001

Which character appeared first on the big screen: Godzilla or King Kong?

Godzilla.

How many moons does Mars have?

2

How old was Princess Diana when she died?

36

Dr. Seuss was a doctor (Ph.D.) of what?

He wasn’t a real doctor.

What’s the capital of Myanmar?

Naypyidaw

What’s NFT art?

A digital art piece with a unique sellable identity.

What happened in Fukushima?

A radioactive leak during a safety drill.

Who painted the famous Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas?

Claude Monet

Who committed the Armenian genocide during World War I?

The Ottoman Empire.

Who wrote the famous “A Brief History of Time”?

Stephen Hawking.

Who is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner?

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.

Where was The Doors singer Jim Morrison buried?

Paris, France.

Who or what is the Iron Lady (La Dame de Fer) of Paris?

The Eiffel Tower.

Where is the world’s largest coral reef system?

Australia.

Which soul queen is responsible for the classic hit “Respect”?

Aretha Franklin.

What type of disease is multiple sclerosis?

An autoimmune disease.

Kabul is the capital of which country?

Afghanistan.

What is the world’s largest music company?

Universal Music Group.

What was the United State’s longest war?

The Afghanistan war.

Which country does Viktor Orban lead?

Hungary.

The Koalas belong to the same animal kingdom as which animal?

Kangaroos.

What’s the meaning of the word Metaverse?

Virtual meeting spaces.

What’s Kanye West’s full official name?

Ye.

Who was Andrei Sakharov?

A Soviet nuclear physicist.

La Paz is the capital of which country?

Bolivia.

What’s the title of The Beatles’ final studio album?

Let It Be.

Which rodent is a national symbol of Canada?

Beaver.

Where did Catherine the Great rule?

Russia.

What was Lucy’s last name in the classic American sitcom “I Love Lucy”?

Ricardo.

She’s the novelist who wrote Interview With the Vampire.

Anne Rice.

What was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu most famous for in the Eighties?

Campaigning to end South African apartheid.

What’s NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope?

The largest and most powerful space telescope ever made.

Which British monarch reigned the longest?

Queen Elizabeth II.

Where is Gruyere cheese traditionally made?

Switzerland.

What’s a solar flare?

A powerful burst of energy from the Sun.

Complete the 1993 song title: “I’d Do Anything for Love….”

“…(But I Won’t Do That.)”

Which movie features the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”?

Encanto.

What’s Wordle?

A viral online wordplay game.

Where is the Houthi movement based?

Yemen.

When were 3G networks first introduced in the US?

2002.

What’s Cryolipolysis?

Fat removal by freezing.

What’s the longest-running children’s animated series on American television?

Arthur.

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

Black female justice in the US Supreme Court.

What’s Florida’s Don’t Say Gay bill?

A bill that limits discussion of homosexuality and gender identity in schools.

What does the R stand for in Elizabeth R?

Regina.

How high is the Eiffel Tower?

330 meters.

Who painted Shot Sage Blue Marilyn?

Andy Warhol.

Who was the first woman to serve as the US Secretary of State?

Madeleine Albright.

What’s alopecia?

Hair loss.

Where did Russian novelist Mikhail Bulgakov and his family spend their summers?

Bucha, Ukraine.

What was the Russian cruiser Moskva?

A guided-missile cruiser.

What’s a Wok?

A deep round-bottomed cooking pot originated in China.

What was Jennifer Grey’s character name in 1987’s Dirty Dancing?

Baby.

Who is currently third in line to the British throne?

Princess Charlotte.

In the US, what is the landmark Roe v. Wade decision?

A Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.

When was the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC built?

1922.

What is the world’s largest penguin?

The emperor penguin.

Which bloc was Sweden a part of during the Cold War?

They kept neutral.

What was the first American fast-food restaurant to open in the Soviet Union?

McDonald’s.

Who authored The Handmaid’s Tale?

Margaret Atwood.

What’s “status quo ante”?

The previous state of affairs.

Which 80s singing sensation originally performed “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”?

Kate Bush.

Where do most of the world’s Muslims live?

The Asia-Pacific region (East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania).

What’s Halloumi?

A semi-hard, unripened cheese from Cyprus.

Who initially used to live in Venice’s ghetto?

Jews.

What’s the common name for a completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart?

Captcha.

Which company is the world’s biggest plastic polluter?

Coca-Cola.

Which London monument has been officially known as the Elizabeth Tower since 2012?

Big Ben.

What does CERN stand for?

European Center for Nuclear Research.

What’s another name for Wasabi?

Japanese horseradish.

Who originally authored The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

Victor Hugo.

What’s the world’s largest toymaker?

Lego.

What’s Europe’s largest land animal?

European bison.

Where is the Hoover Dam?

The Colorado River.

Boris Johnson quoted which famous ’90s movie series at the end of his final “Prime Minister’s Questions” in the British parliament?

Terminator.

Which movie starred Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, and Tony Sirico?

Goodfellas.

Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Star Trek.

Where was Ivana Trump buried?

The Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.

How many US states share the Colorado River water?

7.

Where was Salman Rushdie born?

India.

What’s Europe’s largest street party?

London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

Which world leader was known for glasnost and perestroika?

Mikhail Gorbachev.

Who was Cincinnatus?

A Roman leader who resigned to his farm to live in peace.

When did Brazil declare its independence from Portugal?

1822.

Which leader had the shortest tenure of any British prime minister?

Liz Truss.

The capital of Kazakhstan is currently known as what?

Astana.

What does the R represent in the King Charles III monogram?

Rex.

What is the ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter named?

Europa.

Who was Mahsa Amini?

The 22-year-old killed by Iran’s morality police.

She’s the actress who starred in TV’s “Murder, She Wrote” between 1984 and 1996.

Angela Lansbury,

Rishi Sunak is the UK’s first prime minister to be what?

Rishi Sunak is the UK’s first prime minister to be Hindu, the first of Asian heritage.

He’s the singer that made “Great Balls of Fire” famous.

Jerry Lee Lewis.

Which country elected Lula as its leader in 2022?

Brazil.

Where’s Europe’s largest nuclear power plant?

Ukraine.

Who wrote the classic “A Christmas Carol” ghost story?

Charles Dickens.

Singer Gal Costa was of which nationality?

Brazilian.

What’s ALS?

A neurodegenerative disease.

In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis is what?

The goddess of hunting, nature, and child care.

What is a leap second?

It’s a one-second adjustment occasionally applied to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

What’s Gaslighting?

Grossly misleading someone for one’s advantage.

What was Kirstie Alley’s character in Cheers?

Businesswoman Rebecca Howe.

What is ChatGPT?

A chatbot that uses the GPT-4o (and other) language model to generate responses.

Zoe Saldana stars in which movie franchises?

Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Trek.

What is nuclear fusion?

A nuclear reaction that releases energy.

In soccer, what’s a hat trick?

It’s when a player scores three goals in a single game.

Who was known in Brazil as “O Rei” or “The King”?

Pelé.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was the first pope in 600 years to do what?

To resign.

What was one of the most famous questions that Barbara Walters asked President Jimmy Carter during her interview?

“Do you and your wife sleep separately?”

What’s the title of Prince Harry’s 2023 memoir?

Spare.

What is the title of the most recent “Avatar” movie?

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

Who wrote the famous quote: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past”?

William Faulkner.

Which tech giant owns part of OpenAI?

Microsoft.

Which historical world record did Elon Musk break in 2022?

The largest loss of personal fortune in one year.

What is the UK’s fastest-selling nonfiction book ever?

“Spare” by Prince Harry.

Who are the founders of Google?

Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

What was the Boeing 747 known as?

The queen of the skies.

What kind of device was shot down over the Atlantic by the US in Feb. 2023?

A Chinese balloon.

What is “Catch-and-Kill” in the world of journalism?

Buying the rights to embarrassing stories and never publishing them.

Who broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record?

LeBron James.

What is NORAD?

The North American Aerospace Defense Command.

In which book is Augustus Gloop, the gluttonous antagonist, described as “enormously fat”?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

What TV show originated Detective John Munch’s character?

Homicide: Life on the Street.

What is the New START Treaty?

A treaty that limits the number of nuclear warheads that the US and Russia can deploy.

What is the caste system?

A system of social hierarchy based on one’s occupation and birth.


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