General knowledge quiz questions and answers

Test your quiz knowledge with 10 multiple choice questions. You're up against the timer, so you had better be quick!

1- How much was the gift bag given to all acting nominees at the 2016 Oscars worth?

A - $25,000

B - $50,000

C - $100,000

D - $200,000


2 - Which microphone type converts underwater sound waves in to electrical signals?

A - Telephone

B - Polyphone

C - Hydrophone

D- Geophone


3 - Which world leader sang ‘Blueberry Hill’ at a charity fundraiser in 2010?

A - Angela Merkel

B - Nicolas Sarkosy

C - Barak Obama

D - Vladimir Putin


4 - In Boxing, what name is given to a straight punch thrown with the lead hand?

A - Jab

B - Uppercut

C - Cross

D - Hook


5 - NASA’s 1960s Ranger program obtained close-up images of what heavenly body?

A - Mars

B - Moon

C - Mercury

D - Venus


6 - Celluloid was used to make balls in which sport?

A - Cricket

B - Hockey

C - Table Tennis

D - Bowling


7 - Which Tennis player co-wrote the 1996 mystery novel ‘Breaking Point’?

A - Martina Navratilova

B - Stefi Graf

C - Martina Hingis

D - Monica Seles


8 - Nicole Kidman’s husband Keith Urban is a famous name in which music genre?

A - Country & Western

B - Rap

C - Soul

D - Jazz


9 - The name of what hotel chain originates from the Spanish word for ‘branch’?

A - Ramada

B - Hilton

C - Ibis

D - Marriott


10 - A chromatic scale might be used in what field?

A - Meteorology

B - Music

C - Architecture

D - Cookery

Answers

1 (D) $200,000

2 (C) Hydrophone

3 (D) Vladimir Putin

4 (A) Jab

5 (B) Moon

6 (C) Table Tennis

7 (A) Martina Navratilova

8 (A) Country & Western

9 (A) Ramada

10 (B) Music