General Knowledge Quiz (10 trivia questions and answers)

Ten questions to answer before the timer runs out! Trivia questions on general knowledge with multiple choice answers.

1. Which detective appears in the novel ‘Death on the Nile’?

A - Hercule Poirot

B - Sherlock Holmes

C - Jessica Fletcher

D - Inspector Morse


2. What sort of creature is a Swordtail?

A - Bird 

B - Crocodile

C - Fish

D - Lizard


3. Who was the only boxer to defeat George Foreman by knockout?

A - Joe Frazier

B - Evander Holyfield

C - Shannon Briggs

D - Muhammed Ali


4. On a boat, what is a ‘jib’?

A - Anchor

B - Sail

C - Wheel

D - Deck


5. Which author created the fictional land of Westeros?

A - George R. R. Martin

B - J. R. R. Tolkien

C - J. K. Rowling

D - Terry Pratchett


6. What is the chemical symbol for gold?

A - Au

B - Gd

C - Gl

D - Ag


7. Which sign of the Zodiac is represented by a ram?

A - Taurus

B - Gemini

C - Aries

D - Libra


8. Where did the Mojito cocktail originate?

A - Mexico

B - Cuba

C - United States

D - Jamaica


9. What is the study of hereditary and genes called?

A - Genealogy

B - Entomology

C - Paleontology

D - Genetics


10. What is the state capital of Texas?

A - El Paso

B - Dallas

C - Houston

D - Austin

Answers

1 (A) Hercule Poirot

2 (C) Fish

3 (D) Muhammed Ali

4 (B) Sail

5 (A) George R. R. Martin

6 (A) Au

7 (C) Aries

8 (B) Cuba

9 (D) Genetics

10 (D) Austin