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500 Most Repeated MCQs for General Knowledge

If you want to join Pakistan Army, Navy or PAF as a Commissioned officer, Sepahi, Sailor or Airman or even as a civilian then you must learn about MCQs for General Knowledge questions with answers. It helps to pass the initial tests as well as interview of all branches including ISSB interview questions. before appearing in the initial tests, you must prepare mcqs for general knowledge as given below.

  1. Carl and the Passions changed their band name to ______. (Beach Boys)
  2. There are ______ rings on the Olympic flag. (Five)
  3. Vermilion is a shade of ______. (Red)
  4. King Zog ruled ______. (Albania)
  5. Spock’s blood is ______. (Green)
  6. Your patella is in your ______. (Knee)
  7. London Bridge can be found today in ______. (USA, Arizona)
  8. The spirit mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule is ______. (Vodka)
  9. The first man in space was ______. (Yuri Gagarin)
  10. You would ______ a Yashmak. (Wear it)
  11. ______ betrayed Jesus to the Romans. (Judas Escariot)
  12. The ______ lays eggs. (Duck-billed platypus)
  13. On television, Flipper was a ______. (Dolphin)
  14. The Quarrymen was ______’s band. (John Lennon)
  15. The most successful Grand National horse was ______. (Red Rum)
  16. The Six Million Dollar Man was starred by ______. (Lee Majors)
  17. In the song Waltzing Matilda, a Jumbuck is a ______. (Sheep)
  18. Dan Dare’s greatest enemy in the Eagle was ______. (Mekon)
  19. Dick Grayson is better known as ______. (Robin)
  20. On the fourth day of Christmas, ______ were given. (Calling birds)
  21. On TV, Skippy was ______. (The bush kangaroo)
  22. A funambulist is a ______. (Tightrope walker)
  23. Dennis the Menace’s dog is named ______. (Gnasher)
  24. Bactrians and dromedaries are ______. (Camels)
  25. ______ played The Fugitive. (David Jason)
  26. The King of Swing was ______. (Benny Goodman)
  27. The first man to fly across the channel was ______. (Louis Bleriot)
  28. Rocky Balboa was starred by ______. (Sylvester Stallone)
  29. The charge of the Light Brigade was in the ______ war. (Crimean)
  30. The television was invented by ______. (John Logie Baird)
  31. A mashie niblick would be used by a ______. (Golfer)
  32. In the song, Cock Robin was killed by a ______. (Sparrow)
  33. Deciduous trees ______ in winter. (Lose their leaves)
  34. In golf, the No 3 wood is called a ______. (Spoon)
  35. If you have caries, you would consult a ______. (Dentist)
  36. Mellors is famously known as ______. (Lady Chatterley’s Lover)
  37. Jack Horner pulled a ______ from his pie. (Plum)
  38. There are ______ feet in a fathom. (Six)
  39. The film with the song “Springtime for Hitler” is ______. (The Producers)
  40. The legless fighter pilot of WWII was ______. (Douglas Bader)
  41. The name of the inn in Treasure Island is ______. (Admiral Benbow)
  42. Erich Weiss is better known as ______. (Harry Houdini)
  43. ______ sailed in the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. (Christopher Columbus)
  44. The leader who died in St. Helena was ______. (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  45. Gone with the Wind was written by ______. (Margaret Mitchell)
  46. Ring a Ring a Roses refers to ______. (The Black Death)
  47. ______’s nose grew when he told a lie. (Pinocchio)
  48. ______ has won the most Oscars. (Walt Disney)
  49. A Scotsman would ______ with a spurtle. (Eat porridge)
  50. The award with the words “For Valour” on it is the ______. (Victoria Cross)
  1. If you had pogonophobia, you would be afraid of ______. (Beards)
  2. As part of their job, a ______ would take silk. (Barrister)
  3. ______ won an Oscar for The African Queen. (Bogart)
  4. The theme song in 9 to 5 was sung by ______. (Dolly Parton)
  5. In business terms, the IMF stands for ______. (International Monetary Fund)
  6. Ringo Starr narrates the children’s TV series ______. (Thomas the Tank Engine)
  7. ______ grows the most fruit. (China)
  8. ______ is the company owned by Bill Gates. (Microsoft)
  9. You would ______ a Maris Piper. (Eat it)
  10. In Casablanca, the name of the nightclub is ______. (Rick’s)
  11. The first James Bond book was ______. (Casino Royale)
  12. A lurcher is a kind of ______. (Dog)
  13. The currency of Austria is the ______. (Schilling)
  14. The Islamic equivalent to the Red Cross is the ______. (Red Crescent)
  15. In fable, ______ sold a cow for five beans. (Jack)
  16. Alfred Nobel made his money by inventing ______. (Dynamite)
  17. The first man to run a sub-four-minute mile was ______. (Roger Bannister)
  18. Munroes are ______ in Scotland. (Mountains)
  19. The car company that makes the Celica is ______. (Toyota)
  20. Aer Lingus is the national airline of ______. (Republic of Ireland)
  21. ______ discovered radium. (The Curies)
  22. An alopecia sufferer lacks ______. (Hair)
  23. ______ painted The Haywain. (John Constable)
  24. Triskadeccaphobia is the fear of ______. (Number 13)
  25. A baby rabbit is called a ______. (Kit or Kitten)
  26. ______ had The Dauphin as a ruler. (France)
  27. Michael Caine played ______ in the Ipcress File. (Harry Palmer)
  28. ______ won the Eurovision Song Contest with Save All Your Kisses For Me. (Brotherhood of Man)
  29. The country that had the guns of Navarone installed was ______. (Turkey)
  30. Ichthyologists study ______. (Fish)
  31. A Winston Churchill is a type of ______. (Cigar)
  32. ______ live in a formicarium. (Ants)
  33. The type of acid used in car batteries is ______. (Sulphuric)
  34. A flock of sheep is called a flock, but a group of owls is called a ______. (Parliament)
  35. In a form, you would find a ______. (Hare)
  36. In books and films, the man of bronze is ______. (Doc Savage)
  37. Stan Laurel’s partner was ______. (Oliver Hardy)
  38. Cullen Skink is a type of ______. (Fish)
  39. ______ are classified by the A B O system. (Blood Groups)
  40. The Colorado beetle attacks the ______ plant. (Potato)
  41. The Pied Piper played in ______. (Hamlin)
  42. In France, the sick make pilgrimages to ______. (Lourdes)
  43. The famous Black Hole was in ______. (Calcutta)
  44. Christopher Cockerell invented the ______. (Hovercraft)
  45. Ray Bolger played the ______ in The Wizard of Oz. (Scarecrow)
  46. Sabotage is French; saboteurs used ______. (Shoes)
  47. The part of the human body that contains the most gold is the ______. (Toenails)
  48. If you had rubella, you would have caught ______. (German Measles)
  49. On Mohs scale, the hardest substance is diamond; the softest is ______. (Talc)
  50. La Giaconda is better known as the ______. (Mona Lisa)

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  1. The Opera Madam Butterfly was written by ______. (Puccini)
  2. Goa, Kerala, Assam, and Bihar are linked by ______. (India)
  3. Eric Arthur Blair was the real name of the author ______. (George Orwell)
  4. A Cordwainer made ______. (Shoes)
  5. Sinologists study ______. (China)
  6. Rudy Stevens became famous under the name ______. (Barbara Stanwyck)
  7. The non-alcoholic cordial made from pomegranates is ______. (Grenadine)
  8. Orchesis is the art of ______. (Dancing)
  9. In a Hippodrome, you should see ______. (Horses)
  10. The Man in the Iron Mask was written by ______. (Alexander Dumas)
  11. The 1993 Disney film that starred Bette Midler as a witch is ______. (Hocus Pocus)
  12. The first flight across the English Channel was piloted by ______. (Louis Bleriot)
  13. The first James Bond film was ______. (Dr. No)
  14. The 1991 film that won best film, actor, actress, and director Oscars is ______. (Silence of the Lambs)
  15. The capital of Ethiopia is ______. (Addis Ababa)
  16. Aesculapius’s emblem, a staff with a snake, represents the Greek and Roman god of ______. (Medicine)
  17. Giacomo Agostini, with 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 world titles, was in the sport of ______. (Motorcycle Racing)
  18. The largest state in the USA is ______. (Alaska)
  19. The Len Deighton trilogy “Game, Set, Match” involves the capitals ______. (Berlin, Mexico, London)
  20. Alan Stuart Konigsberg is famous as ______. (Woody Allen)
  21. The human rights organization founded in 1961 that got the Nobel in 1977 is ______. (Amnesty International)
  22. The autobiography “The Long Walk to Freedom” was written by ______. (Nelson Mandela)
  23. In 1922, Howard Carter discovered ______. (Tutankhamen’s tomb)
  24. Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet ______ in 1930. (Pluto)
  25. The women’s heptathlon at Seoul in 1988 was won by ______. (Jackie Joyner-Kersee)
  26. Northanger Abbey was written by ______. (Jane Austen)
  27. ______ ran through the streets naked crying “Eureka”. (Archimedes)
  28. The Brandenburg Concertos were composed by ______. (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  29. The World Series in 1987 was won by the ______. (Minnesota Twins)
  30. The correct term of address to the Pope is ______. (Your Holiness)
  31. Alexander Graham Bell was born in ______ in 1847. (Edinburgh)
  32. The ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker were composed by ______. (Tchaikovsky)
  33. A.G. Bell opened a school in Boston in 1872 for teachers of ______. (The Deaf)
  34. Benjamin Kubelsky, born in 1894, was famous as the comedian ______. (Jack Benny)
  35. In the Old Testament, the book that comes between Obadiah and Micah is ______. (Jonah)
  36. Robin Williams dressed in drag for the 1993 film ______. (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  37. In chess, the piece that could be a member of the church is the ______. (Bishop)
  38. The German word meaning lightning war used in WWII is ______. (Blitzkrieg)
  39. Broccoli belongs to the ______ family of plants. (Cabbage)
  40. The first iron ship, the Great Britain, was designed by ______ in 1845. (Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
  41. Donald Campbell’s boat ______ was recently raised from Coniston Water. (Bluebird)
  42. In 1951, the car companies ______ introduced power steering. (Buick and Chrysler)
  43. Catch-22 was written by ______. (Joseph Heller)
  44. The country that set up the world’s first chemistry lab in 1650 was the ______. (Netherlands)
  45. Botvinnik, Tal, Karpov, and Fischer are linked by being ______. (Chess World Champions)
  46. The national flower of Japan is the ______. (Chrysanthemum)
  47. Bombardier Billy Wells was seen hitting a gong in many ______ films. (Rank)
  48. Claret wines in France come from ______. (Bordeaux)
  49. Mathematician John Napier invented ______ in 1614. (Logarithms)
  50. The world’s first high-level programming language, introduced in 1957, was ______. (IBM FORTRAN)
  1. Consumption was the former name of ______. (Tuberculosis)
  2. The American state nicknamed The Diamond State is ______. (Delaware)
  3. The Sirocco, Mistral, and Chinook are types of ______. (Winds)
  4. ______ wrote about Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (Roald Dahl)
  5. At USA customs, ______ declared “nothing but my genius.” (Oscar Wilde)
  6. Issur Danielovitch became famous as ______. (Kirk Douglas)
  7. ______ sailed in the Golden Hind. (Sir Francis Drake)
  8. The name of the plantation in Gone with the Wind is ______. (Tara)
  9. The 1988 Superbowl was won by the ______. (Washington Redskins)
  10. The group that believes in The Great Architect of the Universe is the ______. (Freemasons)
  11. Robert Alan Zimmerman is the real name of ______. (Bob Dylan)
  12. Processed Galena produces the metal ______. (Lead)
  13. ______ wrote Gulliver’s Travels. (Jonathan Swift)
  14. A Ha Ha is a ______. (Sunken Fence)
  15. In Japan, Seppuku is ______. (Hari Kari – suicide)
  16. ______ discovered blood circulation. (William Harvey)
  17. The dunnock is another name for the ______. (Hedge Sparrow)
  18. If someone said they were from Hellas, they are from ______. (Greece)
  19. The son of Zeus and Maia, the Gods’ Messenger, is ______. (Hermes)
  20. Roy Scherer Jr. became famous as ______. (Rock Hudson)
  21. ______ wrote Brave New World. (Aldous Huxley)
  22. Calabria, Liguria, Puglia, and Veneto are ______. (Regions of Italy)
  23. The city in Rajasthan that has riding breeches named after it is ______. (Jodhpur)
  24. Portugal has had six kings with the first name ______. (John)
  25. The martial art name that means “gentle way” is ______. (Judo)
  26. Jean Claude Killy is famous in the sport of ______. (Skiing)
  27. Kimberlite contains ______. (Diamonds)
  28. ______ directed Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining. (Stanley Kubrick)
  29. Rene Lalique, an Art Nouveau designer, worked with ______. (Glass)
  30. ______ created the children’s land of Narnia and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. (Clive Staples Lewis)
  31. A ______ lives in a drey. (Squirrel)
  32. Louise Brown, born in 1978, is famous for being the ______. (First test-tube baby)
  33. The title of the book that translates as “My Struggle” is by ______. (Adolf Hitler)
  34. Anna Mary Robinson, a famous American painter, is better known as ______. (Grandma Moses)
  35. The Negev desert is found in ______. (Israel)
  36. The character that has been played by the most actors is ______. (Sherlock Holmes)
  37. In Greek mythology, a Hamadryad’s spirit guarded ______. (Trees)
  38. Jocasta was the wife of Laius and the mother of ______. (Oedipus)
  39. ______ wrote The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason. (Thomas Paine)
  40. The capital of Sicily is ______. (Palermo)
  41. ______ invented the Polaroid in 1947. (Dr. Edward Land)
  42. Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason were members of the group ______. (Pink Floyd)
  43. Carlo Collodi created the famous children’s character ______. (Pinocchio)
  44. ______ is mainly extracted from pitchblende. (Uranium)
  45. ______ connect Delft, Sevres, Wedgwood, and Chelsea. (Porcelain)
  46. The country that introduced the world’s first diesel locomotive in 1912 was ______. (Germany)
  47. In 1656, Christian Huygens invented the ______. (Pendulum clock)
  48. Duvali, Dushira, and Holi are religious days in ______. (Hinduism)
  49. John Davidson Rockefeller got rich in the ______ industry. (Oil)
  50. The Mau Mau were terrorists in ______ in the late 50s and early 60s. (Kenya)

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  1. The movie that included James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson, and Angus McPhee among many others is ______. (The Great Escape)
  2. If you suffer from epistaxis, you have a ______. (Nosebleed)
  3. In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout? ______. (Around the World in 80 Days)
  4. The animal whose name translates as water horse is the ______. (Hippopotamus)
  5. In Greek mythology, ______ killed the Gorgon. (Perseus)
  6. The two metals alloyed to make pewter are ______ and ______. (Tin and Lead)
  7. In 1899, the Eastman company in the USA produced the first ______. (Kodak handheld roll film camera)
  8. ______, ______, ______, and ______ are linked as philosophers. (Sartre, Nietzsche, Russell, and Descartes)
  9. In 1643, Evangelista Torricelli invented the first ______. (Barometer)
  10. The Spanish painter who had his first exhibition at 16 and also had a four-year blue period is ______. (Pablo Picasso)
  11. The mutineers of the Bounty settled on the ______. (Pitcairn Islands)
  12. The longest river in Italy is the ______. (Po)
  13. A polyandric woman has more than one ______. (Husband)
  14. ______, ______, ______, and ______ were colonies of Portugal. (Brazil, Uruguay, Mozambique, and Angola)
  15. The American equivalent of the Irish Poteen is ______. (Moonshine)
  16. The last king of Troy killed by Achilles’ son Pyrrhus was ______. (Priam)
  17. In 1911, the archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the lost city of ______. (Machu Picchu)
  18. The team that won the Superbowl in 1989 was the ______. (San Francisco 49ers)
  19. The book Billy Budd, as well as Moby Dick, was written by ______. (Herman Melville)
  20. The highwayman who rode the horse Black Bess was ______. (Dick Turpin)
  21. Barry Allen is the alter ego of the DC comic superhero ______. (The Flash)
  22. In 1901, the brand of car seen for the first time was ______. (Mercedes)
  23. Brisbane is the state capital of ______. (Queensland)
  24. In Norse mythology, the ultimate battle is called ______. (Ragnarok)
  25. In 1890, the first electric ______ opened in London. (Underground railway)
  26. The children’s novel Swallows and Amazons was written by ______. (Arthur Ransome)
  27. Oilseed rape belongs to the ______ plant family. (Mustard)
  28. The Norwegian politician whose name became a word for traitor is ______. (Vidkun Quisling)
  29. The capital of Morocco is ______. (Rabat)
  30. The shape of the sailors’ plates in Nelson’s navy was ______. (Square)
  31. The religion that links Weasak, Dhammacakkappavattana, and Bodhi Day is ______. (Buddhism)
  32. ______ invented and wrote Linux, a computer operating system. (Linus Torvalds)
  33. The bander macaque is commonly known as the ______. (Rhesus Monkey)
  34. Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be called ______. (Rhodesia)
  35. The staple food of one third of the world’s population is ______. (Rice)
  36. Paul Robeson, the singer of “Ol’ Man River,” had the profession of ______. (Lawyer)
  37. René Laennec invented the ______ for doctors in 1810. (Stethoscope)
  38. Jagger, Richards, Wyman, Jones, Watts, and Stewart were members of ______. (The Rolling Stones)
  39. The digit that does not exist in Roman numerals is ______. (Zero)
  40. The nickname of Erwin Rommel was ______. (The Desert Fox)
  41. The aid to archaeologists from 197 BC that was found in Egypt in 1799 is the ______. (Rosetta Stone)
  42. The annual sporting event between two teams that started in 1829 is the ______. (University Boat Race)
  43. The jeweller to the Russian Court famous for Easter eggs was ______. (Fabergé)
  44. Taramasalata is a type of ______. (Cured/smoked cod roe)
  45. ______, ______, and ______ are linked as science fiction writers. (Samuel Delany, Frederick Pohl, Harlan Ellison)
  46. Randolph Crane became famous as the cowboy actor ______. (Randolph Scott)
  47. Ageusia is the loss of the sense of ______. (Taste)
  48. The Irish political party whose name translates as “we ourselves” is ______. (Sinn Féin)
  49. Henry Ford used the assembly line in 1908, but ______ used it before him in 1901. (Ransom Olds)
  50. The person who performed the first heart transplant in South Africa was ______. (Christiaan Barnard)
mcqs for general knowledge
  1. The common name for the star Sirius is the ______. (Dog Star)
  2. The calculating aid invented by William Oughtred in 1662 is the ______. (Slide Rule)
  3. The Athenian philosopher who wrote nothing and was immortalized by Plato is ______. (Socrates)
  4. The person who designed the WW1 plane Camel and co-designed the Hurricane is ______. (Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith)
  5. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull were born in which US state? ______. (South Dakota)
  6. In 1666, Jesuit Bark was used as a prevention against ______. (Malaria)
  7. In 1971, the USA space probe first to orbit another planet was ______. (Mariner 9)
  8. Catalonia, Andalusia, Cantabria, and Galicia are regions of ______. (Spain)
  9. Ingemar Stenmark won a record 85 world cup races in the sport of ______. (Skiing)
  10. The person who wrote the music for the ballets Firebird and Rites of Spring is ______. (Igor Stravinsky)
  11. The common legal item that literally means “under penalty” is a ______. (Subpoena)
  12. The only person to win world titles on bikes and cars is ______. (John Surtees)
  13. The oldest swimming stroke is the ______. (Breaststroke)
  14. The European country divided into areas called Cantons is ______. (Switzerland)
  15. The medical tool developed by Sanctorius in 1612 is the ______. (Thermometer)
  16. The weapon invented by Ernest Swinton and used in 1916 is the ______. (Tank)
  17. The mythological king who chained grapes and from whom rose water fell is ______. (Tantalus)
  18. The creator of Tarzan in 1914 is ______. (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  19. Camellia Sinensis is better known as ______. (Tea)
  20. The person who first transmitted radio signals across the Atlantic in 1901 is ______. (Marconi)
  21. The person who won six consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980s is ______. (Martina Navratilova)
  22. The Italian building material that translates as “baked earth” is ______. (Terracotta)
  23. Buddy Holly, Lyndon Johnson, and Janis Joplin are linked to the state of ______. (Texas)
  24. The eponymous character who was Thane of Cawdor and Glamis is ______. (Macbeth)
  25. The author of “The 39 Steps” is ______. (John Buchan)
  26. The team that won the Superbowl in 1987 is the ______. (New York Giants)
  27. The food tofu is made from ______. (Soya Bean Curd)
  28. The son of Poseidon and Amphitrite is ______. (Triton)
  29. Annie Mae Bullock became famous under the name ______. (Tina Turner)
  30. Armenia, Georgia, Latvia, and Moldavia were linked by being part of the ______. (USSR)
  31. The state capital of New Jersey is ______. (Trenton)
  32. The actor who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Spartacus in 1960 is ______. (Peter Ustinov)
  33. The invention by James Dewar in 1872 is the ______. (Vacuum or thermos flask)
  34. The Roman goddess of the hearth is ______. (Vesta)
  35. Viticulture is the growing of ______. (Vines)
  36. In 1953, what was first successfully transmitted in the USA? ______. (Colour Television)
  37. The author of “The Thin Man” in 1934 is ______. (Dashiell Hammett)
  38. The second highest waterfall after Angel Falls in Venezuela is ______. (Yosemite Falls, USA)
  39. Whitcomb Judson in 1891 invented the ______ for fastening shoes. (Zip Fastener)
  40. The person who sold Louisiana to the USA in 1803 is ______. (Napoleon)
  41. Gregory Pincus, John Rock, and Gerhart Domagk developed the ______. (Oral Contraceptive)
  42. The Gloster E.28/39 first flew in 1941 and was unusual because it had a ______. (Whittle Jet Engine)
  43. Women compete between the USA and UK in the Wightman Cup in the sport of ______. (Tennis)
  44. Woolworth’s, the 5 and 10 cent store, started in which US state in 1879? ______. (Pennsylvania)
  45. The actress who starred in the original “King Kong” in 1933 is ______. (Fay Wray)
  46. Except for Australia and New Zealand, the USA has won every ______ since 1870. (America’s Cup)
  47. The ingredient missing from ale but included in beer is ______. (Hops)
  48. Until 1971, the name of Zaire was ______. (Congo)
  49. Karl Landsteiner discovered the ______ in 1901. (ABO Blood Groups)
  50. The only American president elected unopposed was ______. (George Washington in 1789 and 1792)

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MCQs for General Knowledge with Answers Free Preparation

  1. Which country’s men use the most deodorant? Japan
  2. Who played Billy the Kid in “The Left Handed Gun”? Paul Newman
  3. What was the first credit card? Diners Club
  4. What links Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, and Madam Curie? Poisoned by chemicals in their work
  5. Hippophagic society members support what? Eating horsemeat
  6. What did Britain swap Havana for with Spain in 1763? Florida
  7. What is the crime of embracery? Jury bribing
  8. Which country made the world’s first feature film in 1906? Australia (The Story of the Kelly Gang)
  9. Who wrote “Gentlemen Prefer Blonds”? Anita Loos
  10. What was Norman Bates’ hobby in “Psycho”? Stuffing birds
  11. What was Casanova’s day job? Librarian
  12. Where is the world’s largest gold depository? Federal Reserve Bank, Manhattan
  13. Why did the state of Indiana ban “Robin Hood” in 1953? Communist content – robbing the rich
  14. Angelo Siciliano is better known as who? Charles Atlas
  15. How did George II die? Fell off the toilet
  16. What did Marlon Brando and George C. Scott refuse? Oscars
  17. Why was convict 2599 unusual in Pen State prison in 1924? Dog doing life for killing a cat
  18. What is 6 inches bigger in summer? Eiffel Tower
  19. What two ingredients make the dish “angels on horseback”? Oysters wrapped in bacon
  20. What was Charles Dickens’ last (unfinished) novel? The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  21. Which sea on Earth has no beaches? Sargasso Sea
  22. Reuben Tice died trying to invent a machine to do what? Dewrinkle prunes
  23. DeWitt Wallace founded what? Reader’s Digest
  24. Who is the patron saint of thieves? St. Nicholas
  25. According to his business card, what job did Al Capone do? Sold second-hand furniture
  26. Humans are 10,000 times more sexually active than what animal? Rabbits
  27. Shirley Schrift became famous as which actress? Shelley Winters
  28. In Kansas, what can a waiter not do in a teacup (legally)? Serve wine
  29. Which country has the smallest birth rate? Vatican City
  30. Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas? “Rock Around the Clock”
  31. Who did the USA buy the Virgin Islands from? Denmark
  32. Who played the Scarecrow in “The Wiz” (all-black “Wizard of Oz”)? Michael Jackson
  33. What was or is a “Waltzing Matilda”? Swagman’s knapsack
  34. Which country was the first to introduce old-age pensions? Germany
  35. Which hats became popular with children in 1956? Davy Crockett hats
  36. Malden Serkiovitch is famous as which actor? Karl Malden
  37. What is it illegal to pawn in New York? American flag
  38. What hospital did Dr. Kildare work at? Blair General
  39. Collective nouns – a smuck of what? Jellyfish
  40. Who was Cleopatra’s first husband? Ptolemy Dionysus (her brother)
  41. Who was John Dawkins better known as? Artful Dodger
  42. Which film star has his statue in Leicester Square? Charlie Chaplin
  43. Virginia McMath became famous as which actress? Ginger Rogers
  44. What is the name of Captain Ahab’s ship? Pequod
  45. Roosevelt won the 1932 election – who lost it? Herbert Hoover
  46. Who wrote “The History of Mr. Polly”? H.G. Wells
  47. What is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday
  48. Mr. Chips said goodbye from which fictional school? Brookfield
  49. Who buried the treasure on Treasure Island? Captain Flint
  50. Which TV series was narrated by Walter Winchell? The Untouchables
  1. In which country was Auschwitz? _________. (Poland)
  2. What was the first British instrumental to top the USA charts? _________ by The Tornados. (Telstar)
  3. On which national flag is there an eagle and a snake? __________. (Mexico)
  4. What group of animals would be in a clowder? ________. (Cats)
  5. What is a Sam Browne? _________. (Military belt)
  6. What is the chemical symbol for tungsten? _______. (W)
  7. Who are the two most translated English writers? _________ and __________. (Shakespeare, Agatha Christie)
  8. Citius Altius Fortius is the motto of what organization? ________. (Olympic)
  9. What is the main ingredient of sauce Lyonnaise? ________. (Onions)
  10. Who played Miss Marple in 6 films (both names)? ________. (Margaret Rutherford)
  11. From what language does the word alphabet come? _______ – _________. (Greek, alpha beta)
  12. In the nursery rhyme what is Friday’s child? ________ and ________. (Loving, Giving)
  13. What was the first film made in cinemascope? ________. (The robe)
  14. Where was the battle of Hastings fought? ________ hill. (Senlac)
  15. A pearmain is what type of fruit? ________. (Apple)
  16. What color is the bull on an archery target? ________. (Gold)
  17. What was the Rolling Stones’ first no. 1 hit? _________. (It’s all over now)
  18. Name both rival gangs in West Side Story. ________ and ________. (Sharks, Jets)
  19. In golf, what do the Americans call an albatross? ________ ________. (Double, Eagle)
  20. Which classical composer wrote the Hungarian Rhapsody? ________. (Franz Liszt)
  21. When is St. Swithin’s day? ________ ________. (15th, July)
  22. What are ceps, morels, and chantrelles? ________. (Mushrooms)
  23. Which part of his body did Charlie Chaplin insure? ________. (Feet)
  24. In golf, what would you put in your shag bag? ________ ________. (Practice, Balls)
  25. A bind is a group of what type of fish? ________. (Salmon)
  26. Which author created Fu Manchu? ________. (Sax Rohmer)
  27. Mrs. Darell Waters (translated 128 languages) pen name? ________. (Edith Blyton)
  28. Who played the pawnbroker in the film of that name? ________. (Rod Stiger)
  29. What was the first manufactured item to be sold on Hire Purchase? ________ ________ ________ ________. (Singer, sewing, machine, 1850s)
  30. Which letters denote Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews? ________. (INRI)
  31. In France, if you were served le miel, what would you eat? ________. (Honey)
  32. The Greek for “circle of animals” gives its name to what? ________. (Zodiac)
  33. Who was the Roman god of agriculture? ________. (Saturn)
  34. What is ikebana? ________. (Flower arranging)
  35. What nationality was Morse, inventor of the famous code? ________. (American)
  36. Goa used to be a colony of which nation? ________. (Portugal)
  37. What does a galactophagist drink? ________. (Milk)
  38. What did God create on the fifth day (both)? ________ ________ and _________. (Sea creatures, birds)
  39. Where was Bob Dylan born? ________ ________. (Duluth, Minnesota)
  40. In the 18th century, what would a pencil be? ________. (Brush)
  41. Agrippa poisoned her husband/uncle, who was he? ________. (Claudius)
  42. Who was the mother of Castor and Pollux? ________. (Helen of Troy)
  43. What are the snaffle, Pelham, and Weymouth? ________ ________. (Horse bits)
  44. Walter Koenig played which part in the Star Trek series? ________. (Ensign Chekov)
  45. Who had a hit with “Devil Woman”? ________. (Cliff Richard)
  46. What were the first false teeth made from? ________. (Ivory)
  47. The jealous Athena turned who into a spider? ________. (Arachne)
  48. What was the first Carry On film? ________. (Carry on Sergeant)
  49. Who was the female lead in The Shootist? ________. (Lauren Bacall)
  50. What is a dzo? ________ ________. (Cow, Yak cross)
  1. Hypermetropic people are what? _________. (Long Sighted)
  2. Which leader lives in the Potola? _________. (Dalai Lama)
  3. What wood was the cross supposed to be made of? _________. (Mistletoe)
  4. Joseph Levitch became famous as who? _________. (Jerry Lewis)
  5. If you planted a bandarilla what are you doing? _________. (Bullfighting)
  6. What was the first Pink Floyd album? _________. (Piper at the gates of dawn)
  7. In which city was the first public opera house opened? _________. (Venice)
  8. In what Elvis film did he play a double role? _________. (Kissing Cousins)
  9. The Aphrodite of Melos has a more famous name – what? _________. (Venus de Milo)
  10. Which country invented the concentration camp? _________ – _________ (Britain, Boer war)
  11. John Huston scored a hit with his first film – what? _________. (Maltese falcon)
  12. Stan laurel, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner what in common? _________ marriages. (8)
  13. What real person has been played most often in films? _________. (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  14. Scotopic people can do what? _________. (See in the dark)
  15. What is the most critical thing keeping bananas fresh transport? _________ not below 13 C 55F. (Temperature)
  16. What is the name of the Paris stock exchange? _________. (Bourse)
  17. Whose music featured in The Clockwork Orange? _________. (Beethoven)
  18. What was the Troggs most famous hit? _________. (Wild Thing)
  19. In Japan what color car is reserved for the royal family only? _________. (Maroon)
  20. What city has Kogoshima as its airport? _________. (Tokyo)
  21. What was gangster George Nelson’s nickname? _________. (Baby Face)
  22. Whose first wife was actress Jayne Wyman? _________. (Ronald Reagan)
  23. In MASH what is Radar’s favorite drink? _________. (Grape Knee High)
  24. What do you give on the third wedding anniversary? _________. (Leather)
  25. What is a baby whale called? _________. (Calf)
  26. In which film did the Rolls Royce have the number plate AU1? _________. (Goldfinger)
  27. Vladamere Ashkenazy plays what musical instrument? _________. (Piano)
  28. With which organ does a snake hear? _________. (Tongue)
  29. On what is the Mona Lisa painted? _________. (Wood)
  30. What is the second most common international crime? _________. (Art theft)
  31. Count de Grisly was the first to perform what trick in 1799? _________. (Saw woman in half)
  32. Who wrote Les Miserable? _________. (Victor Hugo)
  33. Which bird turns its head upside down to eat? _________. (Flamingo)
  34. The colossus of Rhodes was a statue of who? _________. (Apollo)
  35. Who rode a horse called Bucephalus? _________. (Alexander the Great)
  36. To which London club did Mycroft Holmes belong? _________. (Diogenes)
  37. What did William Addis invent in prison? _________. (Toothbrush)
  38. What is the only duty of police Grachtenvissers in Amsterdam? _________. (Motorists in canals)
  39. Kleenex tissues were originally intended as what in 1915? _________. (WW1 Gas mask filters)
  40. Who invented popcorn? _________. (American Indians)
  41. What is the color of mourning in Turkey? _________. (Violet)
  42. For what is spirits of salt another name? _________. (Hydrochloric acid)
  43. Which game is played on an oval with 18 players per team? _________. (Australian football)
  44. In the Winnie the Pooh stories what is Kanga’s baby called? _________. (Roo)
  45. Which actor is common to Magnificent 7 and Dirty Dozen? _________. (Charles Bronson)
  46. Who saved Andromeda from the sea monster? _________. (Perseus)
  47. What flower is the symbol of secrecy? _________. (Rose)
  48. What item were originally called Hanways? _________. (Umbrellas)
  49. What is Brussels’ best-known statue? _________. (The Mannequin Pis)
  50. In which language does “God Jul” mean happy Xmas? _________. (Swedish)
  1. Which flying pioneer was nicknamed the lone eagle? _________. (Charles Lindbergh)
  2. Horse statue – mounted man – on two legs – how man die? _________. (Killed in Battle)
  3. Which American state produces the most potatoes? _________. (Idaho)
  4. Who wrote Dr. Zhivago? _________. (Boris Pasternak)
  5. Who is Charlie Brown’s favorite baseball player (fictional)? _________. (Joe Shlabotnik)
  6. Emerald is the birthstone for which month? _________. (May)
  7. Whose yacht was called Honey Fitz? _________. (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)
  8. What is the white trail behind a jet plane made from? _________. (Ice Crystals)
  9. What Italian habit did Thomas Coyrat introduce to England in 1608? _________. (Eating with forks)
  10. Purl, Plain, Fisherman’s, and Cable are types of what? _________. (Knitting stitches)
  11. Why was Mary Mallen locked up from 1915 to 1938? _________. (Typhoid Mary)
  12. If you were doing vaccimulgence, what are you doing? _________. (Milking a cow)
  13. For what purpose was the chow chow dog originally bred? _________. (As food or Chow)
  14. What kind of fruit is a kumquat? _________. (Small Orange)
  15. Who was the Greek goddess of love? _________. (Aphrodite)
  16. What first appeared in New York World on 21st December 1913? _________. (Crossword)
  17. Which group of animals are called a cete? _________. (Badgers)
  18. Which herb did the Romans eat to prevent drunkenness? _________. (Parsley)
  19. What is the original literal meaning of the word bride? _________ (To cook, ancient Teutonic)
  20. Who ran the first marathon? _________. (Phidipedes)
  21. What is the only creature that can turn its stomach inside out? _________. (Starfish)
  22. What is Milan’s opera house called? _________. (La Scala)
  23. What is the oldest most widely used drug on earth? _________. (Alcohol)
  24. What type of animal is a Samoyed? _________. (Dog)
  25. In which country did draughts (checkers) originate? _________. (Egypt)
  26. Shane Fenton became famous as who? _________. (Alvin Stardust)
  27. What is the world’s most popular green vegetable? _________. (Lettuce)
  28. What does a raccoon do before eating its food? _________. (Washes it in water)
  29. What other name is used for the snow leopard? _________. (Ounce)
  30. Which drink did Bach enjoy so much he wrote a cantata for it? _________. (Coffee)
  31. Who invented the first safety razor in 1895? _________. (King Camp Gillette)
  32. What nationality is Thor Heyerdahl? _________. (Norwegian)
  33. What three ingredients make a sidecar cocktail? _________, _________, _________ (Brandy, Cointreau, Lemon juice)
  34. A spunder or drift is the name for a group of what animals? _________. (Swine)
  35. What is Erse? _________. (Irish Gaelic language)
  36. An oometer measures what? _________. (Birds’ Eggs)
  37. What did table tennis balls used to be made from? _________. (Cork)
  38. If you had variola, what disease have you got? _________. (Smallpox)
  39. Which playing card is called the Curse of Scotland? _________. (Nine of Diamonds)
  40. Which painter did Hans van Meegeren most fake? _________. (Vermeer)
  41. Which country had the first women MPs (19) in 1907? _________. (Finland)
  42. In 1969, what category was added to the Nobel prizes? _________. (Economics)
  43. In which city was Bob Hope born? _________. (London, Eltham)
  44. In the human body, where is your occiput? _________. (Back of head)
  45. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? _________. (Francis Scott Key)
  46. Which food did Victorians deride as “little bags of mystery”? _________. (Sausages)
  47. Which actor was dubbed “the muscles from Brussels”? _________. (Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  48. Which film star was the first to appear on a postage stamp? _________. (Grace Kelly)
  49. What would you expect to find in a binnacle? _________. (Ships compass)
  50. Which Hollywood star has made the cover of Life most times? _________. (Elizabeth Taylor)

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