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General Knowledge Starter Quiz

ADDucation’s multi-choice General Knowledge Starter Quiz features 20 random questions taken from each of our category based quizzes.

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1. In which year did the Beatles want to hold your hand?
2. George Lazenby played Bond only once. In which film?
3. Which club has won the most international trophies (end 2018/19 Season)?
4. Euro 1996 in England: The slogan was "Football's coming …"


5. What is the original meaning of al fresco?
6. Select the correct pronunciation of Nike below:
7. Who filled millions of dance floors worldwide with the unmistakable Macarena?
8. Horizontal rows of the periodic table are known as?
9. Caveat emptor comes from the Latin meaning:
10. What is the rarest naturally occurring element on earth (apart from transuranic elements)?
11. Which philosopher was tried for heresy believing “The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics”?
12. Henry VIII had Anne Boleyn, his second wife, done away with in 1536. What was the method of her demise?
13. How did the Bolivia freedom fighter Ché  Guevara die in 1967?
14. Prince & The Revolution warbled which words in 1984?
15. Who sang of "Another Brick in the Wall" in 1980?
16. What is the highest mountain in Europe?


17. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, died of cancer in 2011 in Palo Alto. Who were his co-founders?
18. Which Democrat president almost doubled the land size of the USA by purchasing Louisiana for $15 million?
19. Marc Bolan died in a car crash in 1977 in London. Of what band was he the frontman?
20. The 5:2 diet is also known as the:

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  8. Mr Pickle scored 50%
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2 responses to “General Knowledge Starter Quiz”

  1. Lesley says:

    Some hard ones there!

    • Joe Connor says:

      Over time the Leaderboard gives a good indication of how hard a quiz is. If nobody gets between 90-100% we’ll remove a few of the harder questions until they do 😉 Then make in intermediate quiz!

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