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100 Fun Free General Knowledge and Trivia and Quiz Questions with Answers

Adele Cosgrove-Bray is a writer, poet and artist who lives on the Wirral Peninsula in England.


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Are you looking for a fun, lively and diverse quiz? Look no further! Suitable for all age groups and social settings, this 100 question free quiz is just for you.

Each set of ten questions covers a broad range of topics. The answers to each question are printed in italics next to the question itself, so it's easy to follow if you print it out for use with a group.

Or test your own general knowledge, purely for fun!

This quiz is a good choice for pub quiz nights, college teams or social clubs. And with the wide range of topics included in the questions, there will be something for everyone.

Ten Free Fun Quiz Questions!

1) Which part of the human anatomy was Dr Christian Barnard asked to transplant for a fee of two-hundred and fifty thousand American Dollars, in 1979? A head.

2) In relation to dolls, what does BJD stand for? Ball-jointed doll.

3) Name HG Wells' first novel. The Time Machine.

4) By which name was Ethiopia previously called? Abyssinia.

5) What is a Dines Tilling Syphon used to measure? Rainfall.

6) Name the tennis player who became the first woman to earn winnings of $100,000 in one year? Bilie Jean King.

7) Who wrote America's "The Star Spangled Banner"? Francis Scott Key.

8) Name the English king who sired 18 legitimate children. Edward I.

9) How many drams are there in an ounce? Sixteen.

10) What item, sometimes found in wardrobes, smells of naphthalene? Moth balls.


Next Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) Which is the largest city found by Lake Michigan, in America? Chicago.

2) What are Armand Marseille, Norah Wellings and Pedigree famed for manufacturing? Dolls.

3) What was Capability Brown famous for? Gardening, or landscape architecture.

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4) Name the Neolithic flint mines located near Thetford, Norfolk, in England. Grimes' Graves.

5) Prior to the reign of James II, what did the Maundy Thursday ritual traditionally include? Washing pauper's feet.

6) Who was the first American-born poet to win the Nobel Prize for literature? TS Eliot.

7) Which writer created the character of Dr Fu Manchu? Sax Rohmer.

8) Which continent possesses the longest tract of unbroken coastline in the world? Africa.

9) Name the textile which made Mechelen, in Belgium, famous. Lace.

10) In Russia, what did the 5th January come to be known as, after the 1905 massacre? Bloody Sunday.


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To the public they are artists creating beauty in their shared Liverpool home. In private, they are members of an ancient occult order riddled with intrigue and power struggles. Can Morgan keep them safe in their turbulent world of dark magic?

More Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) What alcoholic drink is traditionally served on fire with a floating coffee bean? Sambuca.

2) The world famous gondolas of Venice are traditionally which colour? Black.

3) Who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, in England? St Augustine.

4) How many fingers are raised for a Boy Scout's salute? Three.

5) The sexagesimal system is based on which number? Sixty.

6) If you are watching a performance at The Globe Theatre in England, who is the playwright likely to have been? William Shakespeare.

7) Name the renowned Cornish novelist who penned "Jamaica Inn", "The Birds" and "Rebecca". Daphne du Mauier.

8) Other than vinegar, which condiment is sometimes served with chips? Mayonnaise.

9) Miss Marple was famous for solving what? Crimes.

10) Which kind of chopped meat is traditionally added to a quiche lorraine? Bacon.


Even More Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) By which vehicle did Mussolini travel to Rome in 1922? Train.

2) What is the subtitle of Rossini's opera, "The Barber of Seville"? The Useless Precaution.

3) Name the biggest Scandinavian country. Sweden.

4) Name the oldest existing university in America. San Marcos University, in Peru.

5) The Korean war, which started in 1950, ended when? 1953.

6) At which Welsh castle was Richard II murdered in 1400? Pontefract Castle.

7) How old was Princess Isabella of France when she was married to Richard II? Seven.

8) Lord Greystoke is more usually known by which name? Tarzan.

9) Which play by William Shakespeare was the inspiration for a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev? Romea and Juliet.

10) Which European country has vineyards on one fifth of its land? France.


Still More Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) Chinoiserie imitates which country's art? China.

2) What was the pen-name of the 18th century French writer, Francois-Marie Arouet? Voltaire.

3) Denby, Moorcroft, Tain and Minton are famous for manufacturing what? Pottery.

4) Can pigs swim? Yes.

5) When a painting is described as tondo, what shape is it? Round.

6) Which country once had thirteen different people, at the same time, claim their right to be its king? Scotland.

7) Which Olympic event is the longest? Cycle road race.

8) What name is given to a baby cod fish? Codling.

9) In which century did the English Civil War begin? 17th century.

10) Name the biggest real-life animal to feature in the Chinese zodiac. Horse.


Further Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) Who played the lead role in the film The Terminator? Arnold Schwarzenegger.

2) Where would you find the Kalahari desert? Africa.

3) Name the metal which is more resistant to corrosion than any other kind. Iridium.

4) How many years are in a lustrum? Five.

5) Which stretch of Norwegian waters shares its name with a word meaning great confusion? Maelstrom.

6) What did "Peter Pan" author JM Barrie's initials stand for? James Mathew.

7) Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was the author of which novel, first published in 1936, which later became a famous romantic film set against the backdrop of the American Civil War? Gone With the Wind.

8) Name the Irish playwright who had worked with the French Resistance, and who died in 1989? Samuel Beckett.

9) What is the main ingredient of tofu? Bean curd.

10) Which main ingredient differs between cheese-on-toast and Welsh rarebit? Leeks.


Another Ten Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) Who wrote the poem which begins, "Tiger, tiger, burning bright"? William Blake.

2) Which number is written with nine zeros when using "short scale", and twelve zeros when using "long scale"? One billion.

3) What name, using a character from mythology, is given to a sculpted male figure used as a supporting column? Atlas.

4) Name the former Prime Minister whose life is commemorated in Llanystumdwy's museum in Wales? Lloyd George.

5) Which London train station shares its name with a cartoon bear? Paddington.

6) In chess, how many squares is a knight able to access for its first move? Two.

7) Which chemical element has the shortest name? Tin.

8) Name the fictional TV detective who lives at 25b Foxbury Court, London. Rumpole, from Rumpole of the Bailey.

9) What was the first name shared by France's kings nicknamed the Bald, the Fat and the Simple? Charles

10) What is the name of the flat boats traditionally sailed in Oxford? Punts.


Ten Tantalising Free Quiz Questions!

1) Who wrote the book, "Jonathon Livingstone Seagull"? Richard Bach.

2) Which brightly-coloured objects were banned from the Chelsea Flower Show, in England, in 183? Garden gnomes.

3) Name the Spanish city built on the Manzanares River. Madrid.

4) In which American state would you find the EPCOT Centre? Florida.

5) Which controversial insulation material is also known as woolly rock? Asbestos.

6) How many people were killed in the gunfight at the OK Coral? Three.

7) Name the world's first National Park. Yellowstone National Park, America.

8) Name the first British woman to be in charge of a trade union. Brenda Dean.

9) What was Sterling Moss famous for? Racing cars.

10) Which artist designed the iconic lips-and-tongue logo employed by The Rolling Stones? Andy Warhol.


A Few Quiz Questions More...!

1) What did The Ancient Mariner shoot the albatross with? Crossbow.

2) Who was Fatty Arbuckle? Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle was an American silent film actor, comedian, director and screenwriter.

3) What did Howard Hughes do in four days, in 1938? Flew round the world.

4) Which two letters were displayed on the original Girl Guide hats? GG.

5) Where would you go to see the Ten Tors Walk? Dartmoor, England.

6) What is a Queen Alexandra Birdwing? A butterfly.

7) Name the British Prime Minister who was allegedly one-sixteenth Iroqois Indian. Winston Churchill.

8) Which fictional character travelled the world and met miniature people? Gulliver.

9) Which canal shares its name with a hat? Panama.

10) To make a Spritzer, which two drinks would you combine? White wine and soda water.


Last Set of Fun Free Quiz Questions!

1) The Puerto Rico Trench is found in which ocean? Atlantic.

2) If you were eating hotchiwitchi, what would that be? Roast hedgehog.

3) Which brand of car was named after the founder of Detroit, in America? Cadillac.

4) On which British river would you find Foulness Island? Thames.

5) What was Isadora Duncan famous for? Dancing.

6) Where was Napoleon exiled to, following defeat? St Helena.

7) Which Henry was the first Tudor king? Henry VII.

8) Bessie Smith was also known as the empress of what? The blues.

9) Name the Cornish seaside town famous for its artists? St Ives.

10) Of which group of islands is Jersey the largest of? Channel Islands.


Further Reading...

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