General Knowledge Questions

For people who want to brush up on their general knowledge, this article on general knowledge questions could prove extremely beneficial. Know which events are important enough to be always remembered.
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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
~ John Adams
Everyday something new happens, for some people it is important and for some it isn't. To determine whether the particular event was important or not is a personal choice. However, if you want to keep up with this fast paced world, it is essential to keep yourself updated with current events.

Knowing about current affairs not only benefits the reader personally but professionally as well. So for people who want to impress their colleagues and peers with intelligence, here are some general knowledge questions distributed in various categories with answers to view.

Do let us know how many you could answer easily.
History

Which city was called "The Forbidden City" in ancient times?

Which US state was once part of Russia?

Who was the popular legless fighter of World War 2?

What was illegal in England in 1439?

Who rode Bucephalus?

The 2nd Fourth Buddhist Council was held by?

Who was the leader of Russia during World War Two?

Who wrote the opera, "The Magic Flute" in (1791)?

Which Governor General formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan?

Which 5th century A.D conqueror was known as 'The Scourge of God'?

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Geography

Which island is the fifth-largest in the Mediterranean sea and the largest in Greece?

What is the length of the English channel?

The Vernal Equinox occurs on?

Which is the largest river in the European continent?

Which two countries are joined by the King Fahd Causeway?

Which is the highest mountain of the European continent?

Which of these continents has maximum per capita land?

Which country is known as the land of the midnight sun?

The river Jordan flows out in which sea?

What is a confluence?

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Art

La Gioconda is popularly known as?

Which artist cut off a part of his ear in an irrational moment?

Who created "Madonna of the Rocks"?

Who painted the 'Portinari Altarpiece' in 1476?

In which color is the Virgin Mary typically painted in early and mid-Renaissance works?

Which art movement claimed to be anti-art?

Who painted 'The Birth of Venus'?

Who sculpted the 'Gates of Hell'?

The Abbey of Lorsch was built during which era?

Who introduced the neoclassical style to France?

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Branches of Science

The fear of injections is known as?

What is the name of the largest moon of Jupiter?

Which animal can live the longest without water?

The metallurgical process in which a metal is obtained in a fused state is called?

How many cervical discs does the neck contain?

In what year was the radar invented?

Internet is the short form of which technical term?

What fossil fuel is currently the most abundant?

Who invented logarithms?

How many bones do sharks have in their bodies?

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Literature

Which First Lady authored "It Takes a Village"?

In which poem does the line "Hell is a city much like London" features?

The theme 'absurd' is found in which type of literature?

Who was the first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize?

Which of Dickens' novels gives a vivid picture of the Gordon Riots of 1780?

What is Stendhal's birth name?

Which was the first Stephen King novel to publish?

Who told the fable 'The Hare and the Tortoise'?

Who wrote 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'?

Who was Guy de Maupassant's mentor?

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Sports

The term 16 yards hit is associated with?

Which is not a playing surface in the game of Lawn Tennis?

Which countries will co-host the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

How many squares are there in a chessboard?

Which country hosted the 2008 Paralympic Games?

Who is the first woman to win all the four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year?

In which country was table tennis first played?

Which Australian swimmer has held every world freestyle record at the same time?

Who was awarded a perfect 10.00 score in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal?

In the sport of horse racing, what does GSB stand for?

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Entertainment

Whose Memphis mansion was opened to the public in 1982?

What is Elton John's real name?

Are Warren Beatty and Shirley Mac Laine related?

Who has won the most Oscars?

Who plays Will's mother in "Will and Grace"?

What is Bob Dylan's real name?

Who was the original choice for Die Hard?

Who are the three women that Ross from Friends marries?

Who played Viktor Navroski in the 'The Terminal'?

Which movie won the Oscar for every category it was nominated?

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Miscellaneous Questions

Which astronaut of the Indian-American origin overtook the command of International Space Station in September 2012?

What is a Yashmak?

Erich Weiss is also known as?

What is a Maris piper?

What is a squirrel's nest called?

What is a group of owls called?

Which monument is six inches bigger in summer?

In 1960s, which Italian tractor maker tried making cars?

What is Walt Disney's middle name?

What is the only bird that can smell?
The information mentioned in this article is just a small fragment from the infinite world of knowledge. In addition to this article, the best way of being updated with the current events of the world is by reading newspapers or listening to news regularly. Always remember that useful knowledge will always prove beneficial to an individual at some point in his/her life.