A lot of general trivia questions and answers can be foundĀ online, this particular list is not just recent, but has also been carefully selected for you to read, understand and have fun.

General Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Who invented the telephone? (Bell)

2. Which nail grows fastest? (middle)

3. What temperature does water boil at? (100C)

4. Who discovered penicillin? (Fleming)

5. What Spanish artist said he would eat his wife when she died? (Dali)

6. Who wrote Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Hamlet? (Shakespeare)

7. Who wrote Lazarillo de Tormes? (anonymous)

8. What did the crocodile swallow in Peter Pan? (alarm clock)

9. Where was Lope de Vega born? (Madrid)

10. Who did Lady Diana Spencer marry? (Prince Charles)

11. Where is Mulhacen? Granada Spain

12. How many states are there in the United States of America? (50)

13. Which river passes through Madrid? (Manzanares)

14. Which German city is famous for the perfume it produces? (Cologne)

15. Who did Prince Rainier of Monaco marry? (Grace Kelly)

16. What year did the Spanish Civil War end? (1939)

17. When did the First World War start? (1914)

18. What did Joseph Priesley discover in 1774? (Oxygen)

19. Where is the smallest bone in the body? (ear)

20. Which is the only mammal that can’t jump? (elephant)

21. What does the roman numeral C represent? (100)

22. What colour is a panda? (black and white)

23. What nationality was Chopin? (Polish)

24. What’s the best known artificial international language? (esperanto)

25. Who lived at 221B, Baker Street, London? (Sherlock Holmes)

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26. Who cut Van Gogh’s ear? (he did)

27. Where did Salvador Dali live? (Figueras)

28. Who painted the Mona Lisa? (Da Vinci)

29. How many dots are there on two dice? (42)

30. What horoscope sign has a crab? (cancer)

31. In which shop can you buy books in England? (bookshop)

32. Where does the British Prime Minister live? (10, Downing Street)

33. How long is the compulsory military service in England? (it doesn’t exist)

34. When did the Second World War end? (1945)

35. What are the first three words of the bible? (In the beginning)

36. How many children has Queen Elizabeth the Second got? (4)

37. What’s the real name of Siddartha Gautama? (Buddha)

38. What’s the name of the famous big clock in London? (Big Ben)

39. Where was Christopher Columbus born? (Genoa)

40. When did the American Civil War end? (1865)

41. What did the 7 dwarves do for a job? (miners)

42. Who painted the Sistine Chapel? (Michelangelo)

43. Who wrote La Colmena? (Cela)

44. Name a famous detective who smoked a pipe and played the violin. (S. Holmes)

45. Who said E=mc2 (Einstein)

46. Which planet is nearest the sun? (Mercury)

47. Where are the Dolomites? (Italy)

48. What’s the capital of Kenya? (Nairobi?

49. Which is the largest ocean? (Pacific)

50. What’s the capital of Honduras? (Tegucigarpa)

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51. What’s the capital of Ethiopia? (Addis Ababa)

52. How many squares are there on a chess board? (64)

53. How many prongs are there on a fork? (4)

54. Who starts first in chess? (white)

55. How many events are there in the decathlon? (10)

56. What do you use to take a cork out of a bottle? (a corkscrew)

57. What language has the most words? (English)

58. What’s the name of the main airport in Madrid? (Barajas)

59. What money do they use in Japan? (yen)

60. What year did Paquirri die? (1984 or 1985)

61. Who said, “I think, therefore I am”? (Descartes)

62. Who wrote the Ugly Duckling? (Hans Christian Andersen)

63. Where was El Greco born? (Greece)

64. What’s the Hungarian word for pepper? (paprika)

65. Which painter did the group Mecano write a song about? (Dali)

66. Who sang, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”? (Bing Crosby)

67. Name the two main actors in “The Sting”. (Paul Newman and Robert Redford)

68. What year did Elvis Presley die? (1977)

69. What film star who was in 9Ā« weeks is now a boxer? (Mickey Rourke)

70. Where was Marco Polo’s home town? (Venice)

71. Which Italian leader was terribly afraid of the evil eye? (Mussolini)

72. What country gave Florida to the USA in 1891? (Spain)

73. Who gave his name to the month of July? (Julius Caesar)

74. Who wrote the Satanic Verses? (Salman Rushdie)

75. What was the first theatre play in Spain? (La Celestina)

76. What’s the most important book in the Moslem religion? (Koran)

77. When was Elvis’ first ever concert? (1954)

78. Who sang “My Way”? (Frank Sinatra)

79. Who as the main actor in “Cocktail”? (Tom Cruise)

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80. Who was the main actor in Superman 2? (Christopher Reeve)

81. Who did Madonna marry? (Sean Penn)

82. What did the Montgolfier brothers invent? (the balloon)

83. Who is the president of Iraq? (Sadam Hussein)

84. What type of elephant has got the biggest ears? (African)

85.Who invented the electric light bulb? (Thomas Edison)

86. What’s the smallest type of tree in the world? (Bonsai)

87. Who invented television? (John Logie Baird)

88. What activity other than jumping are kangaroos good at? (boxing)

89. What’s the capital of Ecuador? (Quito)

90. What colours make purple? (red and blue)

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91. What’s the hardest rock? (diamond)

92. How much does a litre of water weigh? (1kg)

93. When was President Kennedy killed? (1963)

94. What stopped in London at 3.45 on August 5th, 1975? (Big Ben)

95. What nationality was Marco Polo? (Italian)

96. Who won a gold medal for Spain in cycling in the 1992 Olympics? (Jose Manuel Moreno)

97. Who is the tallest basketball player in the world? (Manute Boll – 2.31m)

98. Where does the American president live? (The White House)

99. What is the first letter on a typewriter? (Q)

100. Which river goes through London? (Thames)