We’ve already tested you on every aspect of Galway and Ireland, from Geography and History to Music and Movies. But now we want to really grill you with The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz.
Not for the faint hearted, this quiz will challenge every area of your understanding. Do you have what it takes? Go on, give it a go. Don’t forget to test your friends and find out, once and for all, who wins the Trivia Title!
1. What is the most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere?
2. Which country’s name means “The Shallows”?
3. Name the English Premier League football club that carries the motto “Superbia in Proelio” or “Pride in Battle”?
4. What is the capital city of Peru?
5. Who was the first man to reach the South Pole?
Robert Falcon Scott
6. Which of the Canary Islands is the largest and most populous?
7. Name the English actor who won the 2014 Oscar for Best Actor, for his role in “The Theory of Everything”?
8. What type of rock is marble?
9. Which colour is the most common on the national flags of the world, featuring on 75% of national flags?
10. Name Hermoine’s cat in the “Harry Potter” series of books and movies?
11. Which actor was the first female to be paid $1million dollars for a role?
12. William Bailey is the real name of which famous rock star?
13. What colour is Lightning McQueen in “Cars”?
14. Although they have since been re-designed, the national flags of Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and East Timor once featured what item?
15. Who wrote the original “Rocky” film?
16. In which country would you find Mecca?
17. The word “ananas” means what, in almost every other major language apart from English?
18. What type of animal is Timon, in “The Lion King”?
19. Eric Clapton wrote the song “Layla” about his unrequited love for the wife of which Beatle?
20. Who ran against Bill Clinton in the 1996 US Presidential Election?
21. During WWII; Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword were nicknames for what?
22. Name the type of erosion which occurs when rocks grind along the bed and banks of a river to wear it down?
23. What was the surname of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, in “Titanic”?
24. Name the only nation to appear at every single FIFA World Cup?
25. “The Muppets” character, Animal, plays which instrument?
26. How much was Paul McCartney paid to play at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics?
27. Who was the first man to defeat Muhhamed Ali in professional boxing?
28. The 1915 “Birth of a Nation” was a controversial recruitment propaganda tool for which organisation?
Ku Klux Klan
29. What is the capital city of Canada?
30. In what type of role did Oprah Winfrey make her first TV appearance in the 1970s?
Talk Show Host
31. Who was the first cartoon character to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
32. In what year did the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occur?
33. Which of these companies was formed first?
34. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?
35. Which country produced the most F1 World Championship winning drivers?
36. Which company uses the advertising slogan “Good to the last drop”?
37. According to Ray Davies, who “walked like a woman and talked like a man”?
38. Ted Kaczynski was better known as what?
The Big Lebowski
Jack the Ripper
39. Who was the oldest woman to win a Wimbledon Championship?
40. Kabul is the capital city of which country?
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