Quiz: Can You Pass This Hard General Knowledge Quiz If We Give You Hints?
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Can You Pass This Hard General Knowledge Quiz If We Give You Hints?
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Did you ace the SATs without even studying? Have you given up watching "Jeopardy!" because the questions are too easy? Do your friends fight over who gets you on your team at trivia night? If so, you might have the knowledge and recall necessary to score high on this super tough trivia quiz.

In every group of friends, there's a fact collector ... someone who has a thirst for information and the astounding ability to store these facts until they're needed -- recalling them instantly when the occasion calls for it. 

Sure, anyone can be an expert on a single subject. You likely know someone who knows everything about sports and can spout of stats about any player in any major league. Others may excel at something like math or science, multiplying three-digit numbers in their head, or reading scientific journals for fun.

But if you want to ace this quiz, you need more than expertise in a single subject; it takes a broad knowledge of things like history, science, geography, pop culture and some of the most famous and iconic figures of the past and present.

Are you confident you've got what it takes? Put on your thinking cap and take our quiz to find out!

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You know George Washington was the first U.S. president, but can you name his VP?
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Which invention is Philo Farnsworth associated with?
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"Who shot JR?" was a question everyone was asking in the '80s about this classic television series?
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The Pythagorean Theorem is used with this shape.
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What is the first name of the mysterious title character in "The Great Gatsby?"
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First lady Melania Trump hails from this European nation.
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Everyone loves Lucy, but do you remember the name of her neighbor and BFF on the classic '50s show?
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What is the symbol for silver on the periodic table?
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You know about Neil and Buzz, but who was the third man on the Apollo 11 mission?
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Which of these planets is furthest from the sun?
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How many ounces are in a pound?
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Which of these men is not a Beatle?
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What should you do if you run into any dihydrogen monoxide?
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Which war ended with the Treaty of Versailles?
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What is the longest river in the world?
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Which novel allowed readers to follow along on the epic relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine?
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What is the Enola Gay?
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Which of these countries is NOT a part of Great Britain?
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Where is Graceland located?
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What year was the Great Pyramid of Giza completed?
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The biggest known animal on Earth is...
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What is Alexander Fleming's claim to fame?
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Which state's official nickname is "The Last Frontier?"
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Which of these elements is most common in the Earth's crust?
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Which team won the very first Super Bowl?
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What percentage of the body's bones are in the hands and feet?
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Which of these clouds is most likely to produce heavy storms?
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Which war ended with the Treaty of Paris?
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If you define Australia as a continent, this becomes the largest island on Earth.
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Which of these was never a Rolling Stone?
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Which of these men served as president first?
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Which of these shows premiered first?
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Which city is capital of the Bahamas?
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What are those figures on Easter Island called?
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Which element is most common in the Earth's atmosphere?
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Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House in this state.
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Which island nation is singer Rihanna from?
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Which of these states is NOT part of the Four Corners Monument?
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Which river carved out the Grand Canyon?
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