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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. What is the original meaning of al fresco?
2. Who was president of the Confederate States during the American Civil War but isn't considered an official president of the United States?
3. Who filled millions of dance floors worldwide with the unmistakable Macarena?
4. The great philosopher, René Descartes, is most famous for saying "cogito ergo sum". This means:
5. What did Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge cross in 1970?
6. What is the highest mountain in Europe?


7. Euro 1996 in England: The slogan was "Football's coming …"


8. Prince & The Revolution warbled which words in 1984?
9. Which club has won the most international trophies (end 2018/19 Season)?
10. What does Einstein's E = MC2 stand for?
11. What is the (closest) correct English pronunciation of Porsche?
12. Which of the following is a German skiing region?
13. Which of the following elements is liquid at room temperature?
14. In which year did the Beatles want to hold your hand?
15. Henry VIII had Anne Boleyn, his second wife, done away with in 1536. What was the method of her demise?
16. Giorgio Armani is famous for simple, minimalist elegance with rich fabrics. When was he born?
17. Who translated the New Testament from Latin in just 11 weeks in 1522?
18. Which Democrat president almost doubled the land size of the USA by purchasing Louisiana for $15 million?
19. Which of the following politicians converted to veganism in 2010?
20. George Lazenby played Bond only once. In which film?

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General Knowledge Starter Quiz Leaderboard

  1. John scored 75%
  2. quizspert scored 75%
  3. Lesley scored 65%
  4. Joe scored 60%
  5. tralfamadorian scored 55%
  6. scored 55%
  7. Mr Pickle scored 50%
  8. Trevor scored 20%

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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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