Can You Ace This Knowledge Quiz?

By: Artimis Charvet
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Can You Ace This Knowledge Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Calling all trivia junkies! Let’s jump right in and see just how smart you are!

Being a trivia master is so much more than just memorizing facts and being smart. If you’re good at trivia, then you probably have at least a few of the following qualities. You have a love of knowledge and, if you don’t have an answer, you have a burning desire to find one. You’ve always got your eyes and ears peeled for new information, soaking it up like a sponge. 

Books are your best friend; you read voraciously. You’re not afraid to explore new topics — you might be an expert in ’80s movies and WWII planes, but you’re still willing to learn about world languages (by the way, do you know the most widely spoken language in the world? It’s Chinese). You stay on top of current events and have plenty of sources for your news.

So, do you still think you can ace this general knowledge quiz you’ll take today? Think you might know which creature can lift up to 50 times its body weight? Or, where the Serengeti is located? Or which vitamin is responsible for giving carrots their bright orange color? Or, which bug sometimes has six legs and sometimes eight? Or, what was the first music video played on MTV?

If any of those questions ring a bell, don’t wait — see if you’re smart enough to ace this quiz!



What plant is traditionally the primary ingredient in wine?
grape
peach
agave
plum

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What is the head of the Roman Catholic Church called?
Cardinal
Pope
Master
Preacher

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The poster for which film from the 1950s features three skipping characters, all dressed in bright yellow raincoats and swinging umbrellas?
"Singin' in the Rain"
"Sunset Boulevard"
"Vertigo"
"A Streetcar Named Desire"

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Which civil rights activist was famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus?
Dorothy Day
Emma Willard
Jane Fonda
Rosa Parks

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Newton is said to have been inspired by what to describe the theory of gravity?
ladder
hailstone
apple
rock

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Which American town was famous for its witch trials?
Portland, OR
Nashville, TN
Charleston, SC
Salem, MA

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Who was the original "King" of rock n' roll?
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
Steven Tyler
Mick Jagger

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What flightless bird went extinct in the 1660s and has a reputation for stupidity?
the laughing owl
the passenger pigeon
the dodo bird
the Labrador duck

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What chemical is added to U.S. water supplies in the hopes of improving dental health?
hydrogen
fluoride
bromine
chlorine

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Which of these letters is not a vowel?
w
i
o
a

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Which of these was not one of Snow White's seven dwarfs?
Grumpy
Happy
Sneezy
Sappy

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The human brain communicates with the rest of the body through networks of what?
nerves
tendons
muscles
lipids

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The famous "I want YOU for the U.S. Army" poster from WWI features an image of whom?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Uncle Sam
An unnamed soldier

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What famous comic strip, written by Bill Watterson, centered around a young boy and his stuffed tiger?
"Garfield"
"Get Fuzzy"
"Calvin and Hobbes"
"Lio"

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Yellowstone National Park is in which of the following states?
California
Ohio
Wyoming
Georgia

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Which U.S. president is thought to have taught himself how to read and write?
Abraham Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson
Theodore Roosevelt
John Adams

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Which of these foods was invented in Australia?
Vegemite
Pizza
Hot dogs
Croissant

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The cardinal is the official bird of which of the following states?
Illinois
North Carolina
Ohio
All of the above

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According to the Big Bang Theory, how did the universe begin?
a rainstorm
a meteor shower
a slow, calm expansion
an explosion

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Which star doesn't appear to move through the sky over the course of a year?
North Star (Polaris)
the sun
Proxima Centauri
Betelgeuse

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Who authored "The Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit," and the many other books which take place in Middle Earth?
George Lucas
C. S. Lewis
George Orwell
J. R. R. Tolkien

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Digestion typically releases what chemical that makes you happy?
Serotonin
Melatonin
Ghrelin
Aldosterone

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What animal feeds almost exclusively on bamboo?
pandas
orangutans
koalas
kangaroos

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In the "Iliad," Greek forces besiege the people of what kingdom?
Troy
Persia
Babylon
Paris

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Which English king was famous for beheading his wives?
King Henry VIII
King Edward I
King James III
King Alfred the Great

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Which of the following is not an island in Hawaii?
Mauna Loa
Maui
Oahu
Kauai

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Why was the Boston Tea Party so named?
The drawn-out battle was sparked over an argument during tea.
British colonials threw a massive tea party in Boston.
American revolutionaries threw tea off British ships.
All of the above.

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All known elements are organized in something called what?
Periodic Table
Index of Elements
Handbook of Chemistry
None of the above

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In the Harry Potter series, Harry must battle which evil wizard?
Dumbledore
Grindelwald
Voldemort
Sirius Black

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Agent 007, featured in many movies dating back to 1962, is known as _______ Bond?
James
John
Elizier
Benedict

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