Common Knowledge Trivia

General Knowledge Tests
Common Knowledge Trivia questions with answers. Trivia General knowledge
important common knowledge.

251. What is the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals to make lifelike models called?

252. What is the Beaufort scale used to measure?
Wind speed.

253. What is the technical name for abnormally high blood presure?

254. What part of eye is responsible for its color?
The iris.

256. The letter RF on a stamp would indicate it is from which country?

257. What is the meaning of the musical term cantabile?
In a singing style.

258. San Juan is the capital of which island in the West Indies?
Puerto Rico.

259. Which profession gets its name from the Latin word for lead?

260. On which part of the body do grasshoppers have their ears?
Hind legs. 261. Who wrote children’s stories about the land of Narnia?
C.S. Lewis.

262. What is the second planet from the sun?

263. What is the highest mountain in the Alps?
Mont Blanc.

264. Of which Caribbean country is Port-au-Prince the capital?

265. Which German city is asscociated with the legend of the Pied Piper?
Hameln, or Hamelin.

266. What name is given to the wind pattern that brings heavy rain to South Asia from April to September?

267. What is the first book of the New Testament?
The Gospel according to Saint Matthew.

268. What name is given to the time taken for half the atoms in a sample of a radioactive isotope to decay?

269. Who was president of Kenya from 1964 to 1978?
Jomo Kenyatta.

270. Which German author wrote the anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front?
Erich Maria Remarque.

271. Which country had a police force called the Tonton Macoutes?

272. What would you find in formicary?

273. Who was the first British sovereign to make regular use of Buckingham Palace when in residence in London?
Queen Victoria.

274. Of where is Sofia the capital?

275. What is meant by the musical term andante?
At a moderate tempo.

276. In a bullfight, what is the mounted man with a lance called?
A picador.

277. Which team has a soccer team called Ajax?

278. Which Dutch explorer discovered New Zealand?
Abel Tasman.

279. Who became first black world heavyweight boxing champion in 1918?
Jack Johnson.

280. The name of which city in South America means Vale of Paradise?
_____281. Which gas used in advertising signs has the symbol Ne?

282. Which branch of mathematics uses symbols to represent unknown quantities?

283. What does the abbreviation RAF stand for?
Royal Air Force.

284. What name is given to the use of live animals in the experiments?

285. Viti Levu is the largest island of which country?

286. The Golden Arrow was a famous train that ran from Paris to which destination?
Monte Carlo.

287. Which country fought on both sides during World War II?

288. What centigrade temperature is gas mark 6 equal to?
200 degrees C.

289. In the game of chess, which piece is called springer in Germany?

290. What is the meaning of the Russian word ‘mir’?

291. Who, in World War II, were Axis Power?
Germany, Italy. Japan.

292. Which scientist used kites to conduct electrical experiments?
Benjamin Frankline.

293. What is the longest river in France?

294. Which inventore had a research laboratory at Menlo Park?

295. Which birds fly in groups called skeins?

296. In medicine, which is the most widespread parasitic infection?

297. What nationality was the explorer Ferdinand Magellan?

298. Which Italian city is called Firenze in Italian?

299. What is Autralia’s largest city?

300. Which term meaning ‘lightning war’ was used to describe military tactics used by Germany in World War II?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *