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100+ Fun General Knowledge Quiz Questions 2022

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Emma Cullen2022-01-05
Whatever the occasion, hosting a quiz is a fun way to engage and energize your audience. However, sometimes it can be difficult to think of fun but challenging questions for your quiz. This post offers free quiz templates that you are free to use. They have also been created in Mentimeter which will let you quickly create the perfect quiz.

How to create a great quiz

  1. Decide on how many categories you want.
  2. Vary the categories.
  3. Don't make it too tough... or too long.
  4. Have someone count the results while you ask questions. 
  5. Get the prizes ready. 

Quiz Questions

  1. What country has the highest life expectancy? Hong Kong
  2. Where would you be if you were standing on the Spanish Steps? Rome
  3. Which language has the more native speakers: English or Spanish? Spanish
  4. What is the most common surname in the United States? Smith
  5. What disease commonly spread on pirate ships? Scurvy
  6. Who was the Ancient Greek God of the Sun? Apollo
  7. What was the name of the crime boss who was head of the feared Chicago Outfit? Al Capone
  8. What year was the United Nations established? 1945
  9. Who has won the most total Academy Awards? Walt Disney
  10. What artist has the most streams on Spotify? Drake
  11. How many minutes are in a full week? 10,080
  12. What car manufacturer had the highest revenue in 2020? Volkswagen
  13. How many elements are in the periodic table? 118
  14. What company was originally called "Cadabra"? Amazon
  15. How many faces does a Dodecahedron have? 12
  16. Queen guitarist Brian May is also an expert in what scientific field? Astrophysics
  17. Aureolin is a shade of what color? Yellow
  18. How many ghosts chase Pac-Man at the start of each game? 4
  19. What Renaissance artist is buried in Rome's Pantheon? Raphael
  20. What shoe brand makes the "Mexico 66"? Onitsuka Tiger
  21. What game studio makes the Red Dead Redemption series? Rockstar Games
  22. Who was the last Tsar of Russia? Nicholas II
  23. What character has both Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch played? Sherlock Holmes
  24. What country drinks the most coffee per capita? Finland
  25. Which planet in the Milky Way is the hottest? Venus
  26. What is the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet? Delta
  27. What sports car company manufactures the 911? Porsche
  28. What city is known as "The Eternal City"? Rome
  29. Roald Amundsen was the first man to reach the South Pole, but where was he from? Norway
  30. What is the highest-rated film on IMDb as of January 1st, 2022? The Shawshank Redemption
  31. Who discovered that the earth revolves around the sun? Nicolaus Copernicus
  32. What company was initially known as "Blue Ribbon Sports"? Nike
  33. What art form is described as "decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering"? Calligraphy
  34. Which planet has the most moons? Saturn
  35. What country has won the most World Cups? Brazil
  36. Complete the following lyrics - "I should have changed that stupid lock....." I should have made you leave your key
  37. Kratos is the main character of what video game series? God of War
  38. In what country would you find Mount Kilimanjaro? Tanzania
  39. What is a group of pandas known as? An embarrassment
  40. What European country experienced the highest rate of population decline from 2015 - 2020? Lithuania
  41. How many bones do we have in an ear? 3
  42. Who famously crossed the Alps with elephants on the way to war with the Romans? Hannibal
  43. True or False: Halloween originated as an ancient Irish festival. True
  44. What Netflix show had the most streaming views in 2021? Squid Game
  45. Which grammy-nominated New York rapper died in April of 2021? DMX
  46. What software company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington? Microsoft
  47. What is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world? Mexico City
  48. What is the world's fastest bird? The Peregrine Falcon
  49. In what country is the Chernobyl nuclear plant located? Ukraine
  50. The Parthenon Marbles are controversially located in what museum? The British Museum

Quiz Templates

To use these templates all you need to do is:

  1. Sign in to your Mentimeter account. If you don’t already have one, create your free account here.
  2. Once you’ve logged in, select the quiz template you want to use, and add it to your account. Pick any of those included here or browse our library of other templates!
  3. When your quiz is ready to go, press "Present", and your audience can use their smartphones to participate!

Feel free to get creative and make your own Menti quiz and add in any of the extra quiz questions we have included.

General Knowledge Quiz & Questions

Time to get general and see what you know about everything from space to US Presidents.

General Knowledge Quiz 1

General Knowledge Quiz 1

  1. What is a group of crows called? A murder
  2. Compared to their body weight, what animal is the strongest - Dung Beetle, Elephant, Ant, Cow? Dung Beetle
  3. How many dots appear on a pair of dice? 42
  4. Which is the only body part that is fully grown from birth? Eyes
  5. What is acrophobia a fear of? Flying
  6. In what country was Elon Musk born? South Africa
  7. Who performs the voice of Homer Simpson? Dan Castellaneta
  8. What country has the most islands? Sweden - 270,000
  9. In Australia what is commonly known as a Bottle-o? An off-license / Liquor Store
  10. How many hearts does an octopus have? 3
  11. December 26th is known by what names in Ireland? Saint Stephen's Day
  12. In what US state is the country's busiest airport located? Georgia - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  13. What planet is closest to the sun? Mercury
  14. Where is the strongest human muscle located? Jaw
  15. What phone company produced the 3310? Nokia

Geography Quiz & Questions

Now let's move on to the geographical. Rivers, lakes, countries, and states. Plenty of diverse questions to choose from.

 Geography Quiz

Geography Quiz

  1. What is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres? Africa
  2. Which river flows through the Grand Canyon? Colorado River
  3. Where is Angel Falls, the world’s largest waterfall, located? Venezuela
  4. What is the state capital of New York? Albany
  5. On what continent would you find the world’s largest desert? Antarctica
  6. What is the capital of Ireland? Dublin
  7. What is the smallest US state by area? Rhode Island
  8. What is the tallest type of tree? Redwoods
  9. True or False: Holland is a region in The Netherlands? True
  10. What are the 5 Great Lakes? Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario
  11. How many European capitals does the Danube flow through? 4
  12. Fill in the blanks: The capital of Bulgaria is _ofi_ - Sofia
  13. What is the capital of Canada? Ottawa
  14. In what capital would you find The Little Mermaid statue? Copenhagen
  15. On what continent would you find the city of Baku? Asia
  16. What is the only flag that does not have four sides? Nepal
  17. How many stars are on the Chinese flag? 5
  18. How many colors are used in the South African flag? 6
  19. What colors is the flag of the United Nations? Blue and White
  20. Which country features a shipwreck on its national flag? Bermuda

Food and Drink Quiz

Food & Drink Quiz

Food & Drink Quiz

Everyone's favorite pastime can provide us with a really entertaining series of questions, so let's dig in!

  1. How many measures of Gordon’s Gin are in a Vesper (James Bond) martini? 3
  2. Cacio & Pepe is a staple of what Italian city’s cuisine? Rome
  3. Where did sushi originate? China
  4. What is a Beaujolais? A type of red wine
  5. Which of the following sauces is NOT traditionally vegan - Hoisin, Worcestershire, Mustard, Wasabi? Worcestershire
  6. What is the world’s best-selling stout beer? Guinness
  7. What country drinks the most coffee? Finland
  8. What meat is used in a shepherd's pie? Lamb
  9. What is the difference between brandy and cognac? Cognac must come from the Cognac region of France
  10. Pink Ladies and Granny Smiths are types of what fruit? Apples

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz

It doesn't matter if you're a former soccer star or just a mad fan, sports is a lynchpin of all great quizzes.

  1. What does FIFA stand for in English? International Federation of Association Football
  2. Who is the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2021? Conor McGregor
  3. In what city is the NFL Hall of Fame located? Canton, Ohio
  4. Simone Biles is famous for her skill in what sport? Gymnastics
  5. Where does the Tour de France finish each year? Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris
  6. What is the difference between the skeleton and the luge? Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris
  7. What was the first name of Argentinian soccer star Maradona? Diego
  8. What height is a regulation NBA basket? 10 feet / 3.02 meters
  9. What is the national sport of Japan? Sumo Wrestling
  10. What sporting event has a strict dress code of all white? Wimbledon

So there you have it. Over 100 Quiz Questions!

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