Our education consists of taking classes we have little interest in and we frequently wonder if we will ever use all those facts and general knowledge. Well, now you have your chance. Our General Knowledge Trivia article provides an opportunity to show your friends and family how much unusual and unappreciated information you have stored in that brain of yours.
Table of Contents
We begin with Trivia Questions for Adults, a section perfect for your next party or get-together with your adult friends. Next, we have Common Knowledge Questions, those tidbits of information we all have saved through the years. Our General Knowledge Questions covers facts we all have learned in school. Finally, we have General Trivia Questions and Answers, a section where you can test just how much you really know about the world around you.
Trivia Questions for Adults
For this section of our article, we have concentrated on facts and information most adults are familiar with. We have questions about drinks, food, and adult pursuits. Our Trivia Questions for adults work great for party games, to lighten the mood on a first date – anyplace adults gather to have fun.
- In Peru in South America and some other South American countries, you can order Cuy, which is what type of animal?
- What is Foie Gras made from?
- How many grapes are needed to make one bottle of wine?
- What album is the worldwide best-selling album of all time?
- What are the ingredients of a Bellini cocktail?
- What is the translation of the word “karaoke”?
- What singer best known for his hit “Ice Ice Baby” has the real name of Robert Matthew Van Winkle?
- What was President Ronald Reagan’s favorite candy and his favorite flavor of this candy?
- The leading source of salmonella poisoning is what?
- What was the name of MTV’s first game show in which contestants answered trivia questions?
- Who was the Benedictine monk who invented champagne?
- What would be Barbie’s measurements if she was alive and a life-sized woman?
- What country in the world produces the most coffee?
- What first lady was responsible for the 1980’s “Just Say No” campaign, designed to encourage young people to not use drugs?
- Which popular female singer’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
- What alcoholic drink, a type of distilled wine made from fruit, is in a traditional Christmas pudding?
- Which two letters in Scrabble are worth 10 points?
- Who sang the hit “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” featured in his album Blondes Have More Fun in 1978?
- What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump at the Plaza Hotel in New York?
- The only species that have sex for pleasure are humans and what other mammal?
- What does the Japanese word Sayonara mean?
- Who was given the title “King of Comedy”?
- What is the only food that has no expiration date?
- “Keep calm and carry on” is the slogan of which nation?
- Can most adults digest the lactose in milk?
- English is most closely related to what language?
- Is it more dangerous to fly or to drive?
- What country is sushi from?
- What is “Pulque”?
- What is the name of the spiritual practice in India that is largely used as exercise in the west?
- What is the official language of the United States of America?
Common Knowledge Questions
There are some tidbits of information we all glean throughout our lives. We predict you will know the answers to most of our Common Knowledge Questions. Some answers have two parts, the first relatively easy, and the second to see just how much you actually know. Boost your morale with an excellent score for this section before you move unto the next, more difficult, one.
- How many stars are there on the American flag and what do they stand for?
- What does the www In a website browser address bar stand for?
- What are male turkeys called what?
- What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?
- What is a baby kangaroo called?
- How many total gifts were given in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?
- What is a group of witches is called?
- What do the 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent?
- How many reindeer does Santa have pulling his sled and what are their names?
- In the Bible, what is the name of the first book of the Old Testament?
- What is the rarest type of blood?
- How many pieces of silver was Judas paid to betray Jesus?
- What is the rarest color of M&M candy and the most common?
- In the Disney movie Finding Nemo, what type of fish is Nemo?
- What was the first soft drink taken into space?
- What is the blood type is known as the universal donor?
- How many people did God have on Noah’s Ark and who were they?
- What European country consumes the most chocolate per capita?
- How many plagues did God smite the Egyptians with in Exodus?
- What insect did John the Baptist eat in the wilderness?
- What U.S. state is known as the Empire State?
- How many single rings make up the Olympic insignia and what color are they?
- What is the name the currency used in Japan?
- What allows bats to fly in the dark?
- How many bones are in an elephant’s trunk?
- How many total dots are on one six-sided die?
- What year marked the end of World War II?
- In what country will one find the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
- What is the name of the fictional city Batman calls home?
- A paleontologist studies what?
- Before 1939, what was the official name of Thailand?
- What is the name of the smallest country in the world?
- What is a lie detector called?
- What is the name of the tallest in the world?
- Which chess piece cannot move in a straight line?
- What colors are mixed together to make green?
General Knowledge Questions
Our education requires us to take what most schools call general education classes. As a result, we all have had math, English, history, and science classes, along with many electives in various fields. Our General Knowledge questions give you an opportunity to see how many of those basic facts you remember. You may surprise yourself at how many (or few) of the following questions you can answer.
- What do the 13 stripes on the American flag represent?
- A human’s body has how many bones?
- How many hearts does an octopus have?
- An adult’s mouth has how many teeth?
- How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated and who were they?
- In the United Kingdom, what is the day after Christmas known as?
- Which world continent is the largest?
- On how many hills was the ancient city of Rome was built?
- What sea creature is called “The Unicorn of the Sea”?
- What volcanic, igneous rock has a density less than water?
- What is the name of the Sumerian writing system considered to be the world’s oldest?
- What is the name of the first human civilization located in the middle eastern fertile crescent?
- What was the name of the first Egyptian pyramid built?
- Where on the human body would one find the zygomatic bone?
- Abyssinia was the former name of what African country?
- Paper was invented in what country?
- What was the name of the female pharaoh who had the longest reign?
- Which play of Shakespeare’s is the longest?
- By what name was China dictator Mao Zedong’s a book containing his Communist ideology called?
- About what percentage of the earth’s surface is water?
- How many gods does a polytheistic religion have?
- In mathematics, what does LCM in mathematics stand for?
- Most of the world’s earthquakes and volcanoes occur in what area?
- How many individual books does the Bible contain?
- The Koran is the holy book of what religion?
- What is the world’s oldest currency still in use?
- The Union Jack is the national flag of what country?
- On what continent is the country of Egypt?
- What is the name of the country shaped like a boot?
- What is the name of the world’s largest desert?
- What is the name of the world’s most populous country?
- What river is often cited as the longest river on earth?
General Trivia Questions and Answers
Now we have a section where you can test yourself and your family and friends. We have listed the questions and answers separately. Grab a pencil and paper and to jot down your answers. You might also wish to use these General Trivia Questions and Answers as a party game or a fun family trivia game night.
- What land animal has the largest eyes?
- What is a group of unicorns called?
- What percentage of a watermelon is water?
- What is the offspring of a male zebra and a female donkey called?
- What was the name of the mountain on which Moses received the Ten Commandments?
- What is a flock of ravens called?
- What Christmas decoration originated in Germany in 1610 and was made from strands of real silver?
- What is a group of flamingos known as?
- What chapter in the Bible is the longest?
- The unicorn is the national animal of what country?
- A falchion is what kind of weapon?
- What language is spoken the most worldwide?
- What is a group of frogs known name as?
- What toy was the first to be advertised on TV?
- What continent has hosted the Olympics the most times?
- Which gospel is written by a doctor who was one of the original 12 apostles of Christ?
- What mammal is known for having the longest tongue?
- Apple seeds contain what poison?
- What two U.S. states do not observe Daylight Saving Time?
- What was the title of the last Harry Potter book released in the 90’s?
- Who developed the cartoon series of Tom and Jerry, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones?
- In the New Testament of the Bible, who was known for wearing clothing made of camel hair?
- In the U.S., what is the most popular flavor of ice cream?
- From what Italian city does pizza originate?
- The name of what popular Mexican food translates as “little donkey”?
- From what country does Gouda cheese come?
- Where in the human body would one find the labyrinth?
- What country in the world has the most Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants?
- What U.S. state has the highest number of McDonald’s restaurants?
- What is the culinary name for snails?
We hope you enjoyed using all that information stored in your brain to answer our General Knowledge Trivia questions. Share our list with your family, friends, and co-workers. And enjoy!
Susan majored in English with a double minor in Humanities and Business at Arizona State University and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Liberty University. She taught grades four through twelve in both public and private schools. Subjects included English, U.S. and world history and geography, math, earth and physical science, Bible, information technologies, and creative writing.
Susan has been freelance writing for over ten years, during which time she has written and edited books, newspaper articles, biographies, book reviews, guidelines, neighborhood descriptions for realtors, Power Point presentations, resumes, and numerous other projects.