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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. As you know, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. But do you know in which countries it is located?


2. In which year was Surfin’ U.S.A. a hit for the Beach Boys?
3. The 5:2 diet is also known as the:
4. Which of these elements does not produce magnetic fields?
5. Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa Tenzing Norgay succeeded in climbing Mount Everest for the first time on 29 May 1953. What was Hillary's nationality?


6. Giorgio Armani is famous for simple, minimalist elegance with rich fabrics. When was he born?
7. Henry VIII had Anne Boleyn, his second wife, done away with in 1536. What was the method of her demise?
8. Who translated the New Testament from Latin in just 11 weeks in 1522?
9. Marc Bolan died in a car crash in 1977 in London. Of what band was he the frontman?
10. George Lazenby played Bond only once. In which film?
11. How did the Bolivia freedom fighter Ché  Guevara die in 1967?
12. Which of these diets really exists?
13. Which Democrat president almost doubled the land size of the USA by purchasing Louisiana for $15 million?
14. What is the literal meaning of tsunami?
15. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 in which city?
16. In what year did Eugene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon, leave it?


17. Edgar Degas, who painted The Woman Ironing in 1869 and Woman Drying Herself in 1890, is famous for what style of painting?
18. Who is the best known fruitarian in recent history?
19. Which country is named after silver?
20. What does Einstein's E = MC2 stand for?

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  1. John scored 75%
  2. quizspert scored 75%
  3. Lesley scored 65%
  4. Joe scored 60%
  5. Mr Pickle scored 50%
  6. Trevor scored 20%

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2 responses to “General Knowledge Starter Quiz”

  1. Avatar 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!

  2. Avatar Lesley says:

    Some hard ones there!

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