General knowledge quiz questions and answers

Show how good your general knowledge is with these 10 trivia questions!

1. What does the name of the South American archipelago Tierra del Fuego mean?

A - Land of Fog

B - Land of Fire

C - Land of Ferns

D - Land of Sun


2. Which of these actors starred in the film ‘American History X’?

A - Ethan Hawke

B - Heath Ledger

C - Edward Norton

D - Joaquin Phoenix


3. The smoked beef ‘Pastrami’ gets its name from a word in which language?

A - Russian

B - Italian

C - Yiddish

D - Spanish


4. A long and loud applause in a theatre is known as bringing what down?

A - The curtains

B - The house

C - The stage

D - The lights


5. What name of an Ancient Greek city is given to an amateur plays sport?

A - Spartan

B - Theban

C - Corinthian

D - Byzantium


6. Where were F1 World Champions Emerson Fittipaldi & Nelson Piquet from?

A - Argentina

B - Mexico

C - United States

D - Brazil


7 - What bird is known in America as the ‘snow chicken’?

A - Quail

B - Ptarmigan

C - Avocet

D - Toucan


8 - What’s another name for Zinc Oxide?

A - Zinc white

B - Zinc green

C - Zinc red

D - Zinc blue


9 - In the Mozart Opera ‘Die Zauberflote’, what does ‘Zauber’ mean?

A - Women

B - Magic

C - Marriage

D - Tiny


10 - Hypatia of Alexandria made a significant contribution in which field?

A - Biology

B - Chemisty

C - Mathematics

D - Linguistics

Answers


1 (B) Land of Fire

2 (C)  Edward Norton

3 (C) Yiddish

4 (B) The house

5 (C) Corinthian

6 (D) Brazil

7 (B) Ptarmigan

8 (A) Zinc white

9 (B) Magic

10 (C) Mathematics