General knowledge quiz questions and answers

Prove your skills in this quiz, but be quick because you're up against the timer! You'll be at an advantage on this one if you know your history and geography...

1 - Who wrote the novel ‘Animal Farm’?

A - Ray Bradbury

B - John Grisham

C - George Orwell

D - Stephen King


2 - In which Italian city is the Trevi Fountain?

A - Naples

B - Florence

C - Rome

D - Venice


3 - What country has the longest coastline?

A - Australia

B - Indonesia

C - Canada

D - Russia


4 - What kind of competition is the ‘Giro d’Italia’?

A - Athletics

B - Cycling

C - Motorsport

D - Equestrian


5 - In what country is the ancient city of Petra located?

A - Jordan

B - Iraq

C - Syria

D - Lebanon


6 - What year did World War 2 begin?

A - 1937

B - 1939

C - 1940

D - 1942


7 - Which is the third planet in the solar system?

A - Mars

B - Venus

C - Earth

D - Saturn


8 - How long was the American Civil War?

A - 2 years

B - 3 years

C - 4 years

D - 5 years


9 - What is the chemical symbol for Iron?

A - Ir

B - F

C - Fe

D - Io


10 - Where was the famous physicist Issac Newton born?

A - Canada

B - United States

C - United Kingdom

D - Australia

Answers


1 (C) George Orwell

2 (C) Rome

3 (C) Canada

4 (B) Cycling

5 (A) Jordan

6 (B) 1939

7 (C) Earth

8 (C) 4 years

9 (C) Fe

10 (C) United Kingdom