Can You Crush This General Knowledge Quiz in 6 Minutes?


By: Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Think you have the general knowledge savvy to crush this quiz in a snap? There are a lot of things that they say everyone knows, but is that really true? Certain bits of wisdom are taken for granted, some have gotten lost in the shuffle, and others have gotten misinterpreted over time. There are even bits of general knowledge that are totally incorrect. Just because everyone knows something doesn't mean it always holds up. Can you tell fact from fiction?   

Whether its math, geography, literature, music, or even pop culture, it is easy for incorrect information to stick. Some old wives tales that have even been debunked still stick with us, whether we like it or not. Taking facts at face value can lead to a lot of confusion, especially if people have been saying the same incorrect things for generations. Do you know the things that they say everyone supposedly knows? 

If you are a champion of general knowledge who knows what's right, what's wrong, what's real and what's fake, put your brain to the ultimate test with this brain-teasing general knowledge quiz! And see if you can do it with champion level speed! Can you beat the clock? 

Who was the first president of America?

George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was the first and last president to not belong to a political party and was against them forming.


What is the first letter of the Greek alphabet?

Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. The last letter is Omega.


The word Renaissance literally means:

The era following the Middle Ages is known as the Renaissance. It means "rebirth" in French.


Where does the reigning monarch of England live?

The Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace in London. This is where all reigning monarchs live.


What is ROYGBIV related to?

ROYGBIV are the visible colors in rainbows. It stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.


The branch of mathematics directly involving shapes is:

Geometry is branch of math concerned with shapes and the properties of space. Many people are introduced to it in high school.


Who killed Julius Caesar?

The famous like "E tu, Brute?" is what Julius Caesar says in William Shakespeare's famous play. They are his last words as Brutus stabs him.


Other than English, what is an official language of Canada?

French and English are both widely recognized throughout Canada. The majority of francophone Canadians live in the province of Quebec.


Who was the leader of Germany during World War II?

Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party during World War II. He is widely considered to be one of the most evil men who has ever lived.


In which country is military service compulsory for both men and women?

Israel is a unique country for many reasons. All Israeli citizens must serve in the Israeli army.


Where does the Mona Lisa hang?

This famous painting is by Leonardo Da Vinci. It hangs in the Louvre in Paris, France.


Is Disneyland in Florida or California?

Disney World is in Florida. Disneyland is located in California.


On which continent is Egypt?

Egypt is located in northern Africa. The Nile runs through it.


The countries of the Dominican Republic and ________ sit on the Island of Hispaniola.

The Dominican Republic and Haiti sit on the island of Hispaniola. It is between Cuba and Puerto Rico.


What was the first full-length animated movie?

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the world's first full-length animated film. It was produced by Disney and released in 1937.


Where is the world's oldest underground railway?

The London underground, or the tube, is the oldest underground public transportation network in the world. It began operating in 1863.


What part of the US do Yankees come from?

Yankee is an old term for Northerner. This is why the New York baseball team the Yankees has the name that it does.


How many keys are on a regular piano?

There are 88 keys on a regular piano. Of course, smaller keyboards have less, while other specialty pianos may have more.


Which if these states does not touch Colorado?

All of these states are located west of Kentucky and share a border with Colorado except for Pennsylvania. This state is located in the east.


Which state shares a border with Mexico?

Four US states share a border with Mexico. These are Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.


How many oceans are there on earth?

Most experts recognize 5 major world oceans. These are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern.


Which country has the world's largest population?

China has the largest population of any country on earth. It has more than 1.4 billion citizens.


Where does the tango come from?

The tango is a partner dance that originated in the late 1800s on the border between Argentina and Paraguay. It has since become popular around the world.


Where is Chernobyl?

Chernobyl is a power plant in Ukraine. It is closed permanently after a meltdown which caused massive damage.


What is the capital of Canada?

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It is located in the province of Ontario.


What is the highest award an American civilian can get?

The Presidential Medal of Freedom with disctinction is an award given to exceptional people by the president. Less than 30 people have received it in US History.


Which country has the world's largest oil reserves?

Venezuela has nearly 300 billion barrels in proven oil reserves. This is more than any other country on earth.


People from New Zealand are called:

People from New Zealand are often called Kiwis. This is after the kiwi bird, which is a national emblem of the country.


HIV is the first stage of which disease?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Over time it becomes AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.


John Lennon was a member of which band?

John Lennon was one of the members of the Beatles. The others were George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.


Is Africa a continent or a country?

Africa is a large continent. It contains more than 50 countries.


What are the colors of the American flag?

The American flag is famously red, white and blue. The colors are always listed in this order.


Which of these instruments have strings?

Violins have strings. Standard violins have four, while others have up to seven.


Where does Yoga come from?

Yoga is a group of physical, spiritual and mental practices. They come from India and are associated with several of the religions practiced there: Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.


Which of these foods is high in vitamin C?

Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. These include oranges, limes, lemons and more.


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