This General Knowledge Quiz Is Surprisingly Difficult, But You Should Try to Pass It Anyway



By: Heather Cahill

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You aced every class in school and you're always spewing out fun facts when you're with your friends. You're the go-to person when it comes to random questions that people may have. Does this sound like you? Then you might be a general knowledge expert! But there's only one way to find out...

Do you know what the capital of Romania is? Can you name the shortest war that was ever fought? Do you know which animal is incapable of jumping? If you could answer those questions, then do you know how you can stop a heart attack? Some general knowledge you may never need to know, but other times, it could really come in handy.

Can you name one of Jim Carrey's most famous roles? Can you name the playwright who wrote Hamlet? What do you know about the Vikings and their burial traditions? Can you name the country that uses the peso? If you find these questions to be easy to answer, you'll probably ace this quiz!

So, know-it-alls and trivia types, if you have a lot of knowledge on many subjects, then get ready to put it to good use. Take the quiz to see how much you really know about everything!

What is the actual color of the blood in our bodies?

Many people often believe that blood is blue when inside ​your body. The truth is that it is actually always red! This is because it always has oxygen in it.


Is it true or false that ponies are baby horses?

This is false. Ponies are not baby horses, but instead they're their own type of horse. Both of them come from the same tree, which is why they have many similarities.


Which of these countries uses the peso?

Mexico is the country that uses the peso. The first use of the peso happened in the 1500s and changed over time. A few other countries that use pesos are Chile and Uruguay.


If you add up all the numbers on a roulette wheel, what do you get?

All of the numbers on a roulette wheel when added together give the number 666. This is commonly thought to be because of a deal made with the devil by the creator of the wheel.


Is it true or false that baby carrots are mutations?

This is false. Baby carrots are not mutations, they are just carrots that aren't as appealing as others. They're cut down to size and made more appealing.


Which cartoon character was the first owner of G-Mail?

Garfield the cat had a great business on his hands before Google! The full name of the service was Garfield Mail, where you could get a free Garfield email address.


Which country's flag has a large red circle on it?

This flag is the flag of Japan. The red circle on the flag is representative of the sun and it is called the hinomaru.


Which of the following actresses was a star in "The Hunger Games" trilogy of movies?

Jennifer Lawrence was the star of the movies in the role of Katniss Everdeen. She had roles in a few movies before this trilogy, but this role thrust her into the spotlight at full speed.


In which video game is the character it is named for which it is played not a playable character?

"The Legend of Zelda" is named after Princess Zelda, but she is not actually playable in the games. Typically, you play as Link in the series instead, who works to fight Ganon.


Is it true or false that "American Gothic" was painted by Grant Wood?

This is true. Grant Wood painted it in 1930 which was inspired by a house that he saw. The painting has also been parodied many times.


Which king was forced to sign the Magna Carta?

King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta after his kingdom became fed up with his actions. If it was his choice, he may not have signed, but he knew there was no hope if he did not.


Which of the following people plays for the Anaheim Ducks?

Adam Henrique plays for the Anaheim Ducks. He had also played for the New Jersey Devils prior to Anaheim. Although he plays in the United States, he was actually born in Canada!


What is the softest substance in the world?

Talc is the softest substance in the world. This can be proven by using Mohs Scale which determines how hard a mineral is. Talc ranks very low on the scale, giving it the crown for the softest mineral.


What must a batter do in order to achieve a home run?

In order to achieve a home run after hitting the ball, the batter must run around to each of the bases. If they make it back home, they get a home run. You can also get a home by hitting it out of the park.


Is it true or false that Christianity is the largest practiced religion?

This is true. Christianity has more than two billion people who practice it, while Islam takes second place with just over one billion people who practice it. Can you guess who takes the third spot? It's atheists!


What is the capital city of Romania?

Bucharest is the capital city of Romania. This beautiful city is filled with palaces​ and incredible architecture. Don't get it confused with Budapest!


What is one of the least spoken languages in the world?

Njerep is an African language that only four people in the world can speak! The language is, unfortunately,​ almost extinct as the individuals who do know it are not fluent in it.


What does watts measure?

Watts is a unit of measurement that measures the amount of power something has. For example, when buying a lightbulb, you'll need to look at the watts to make sure that it is what you're looking for.


Which landmark is located in Romania?

You may know Bran Castle under another name – the Castle of Dracula! It's located in Romania, and you can visit it to experience the world of Dracula for yourself.


Is it true or false that to stop a heart attack you have to chew aspirin?

This is true. This tip can be a real lifesaver in emergencies. It is important to chew the aspirin tablet rather than swallow it if you suspect that you have a heart attack. Make sure to call 911 even if you've taken the aspirin.


What was the shortest war in history?

The shortest war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War which took place in the late 1800s. It was fought between the English and Zanzibar. It took less than an hour to finish the fight which ended in a victory for the English.


Where would you find the Parthenon?

The Parthenon is located in Athens. Athena was often celebrated here in Ancient Greece, but the Parthenon was also used as a treasury filled with gold.


What animals always land on their feet?

Cats are lucky enough to always land on their feet, no matter how they fall. This is a great attribute to have, but it doesn't mean that they're safe from getting hurt. It all depends on the height of their fall.


Which hero's real name is Bruce Wayne?

This is Batman's real name. Did you know that Bruce Wayne's name was heavily influenced by a few historical figures? One was a king and the other one was a skilled soldier.


Is it true or false that Facebook is older than MySpace?

This is false. MySpace was first released in 2003, but Facebook wasn't far behind. Facebook made its way onto the internet just a year later, in 2004.


Who was the author of "Hamlet"?

You probably studied this one in high school! Shakespeare was the author of the iconic play, along with many others. Did you know that in addition to the dramas, Shakespeare also wrote comedies?


Is it true or false that cows can sleep standing up?

This is true. Cows, just like their barnyard friend, the horse, can also sleep standing up. They can also sleep lying down, also like a horse.


Where were many viking warriors buried?

Many Viking warriors were buried along with the ships they commanded. A few of these ships have been found and excavated, allowing us to study them more.


Which of the following roles was played by Jim Carrey?

Jim Carrey played the role of Lloyd Christmas in the movie, "Dumb and Dumber." Remember when he tried to woo Mary Swanson after meeting her in his limousine​?


Is it true or false that chameleons can change color?

This is true. Chameleons do this for a number of reasons. One is to keep their temperature in check, another is for communication.


Which movie had a character named Rick Blaine?

The main character in "Casablanca" was Rick Blaine. He was played by Humphrey Bogart, who sat on cushions while in the frame with Ingrid Bergman to account for a height difference!


Which of the following animals can't jump?

Elephants can't jump. Their legs aren't strong enough to jump and they don't have much of a need to anyway. They don't have any problems staying on the ground!


As we evolve, what are we believed to be losing?

Many people are born without wisdom teeth, but some of us aren't so lucky. It's believed that eventually, no one will have wisdom teeth because they​ are not needed.


What is the name of the oldest star in the galaxy?

Methuselah is the oldest star in our galaxy that we're aware of. It's been around for 13 billion years. Talk about a long lifespan!


Which animal can't vomit?

Frogs can't vomit, which you might consider a lucky trait to have. Unfortunately, if they do, their entire stomach comes out, which is well ... not a good thing for them.


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