General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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Four of a kind
What are the kina, the kuna, the kwacha and the kyat?
Three characters in search of a novel
Which classic adventure book includes among its characters Ben Gunn, Israel Hands and Dr. Livesey?
B) Prester John by John Buchan
C) She by H. Rider Haggard
D) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Which word is it?
Which of these words means “meekness” or “gentleness”?
A bridge too far
In the Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors, a sadistic dentist meets his doom when he is:
B) Drowned in a bathtub
C) Poisoned by “laughing gas”
D) Shot by a dissatisfied patient
What is it?
What is “Galvayne’s groove”?
B) A pattern of wear often seen in generator turbines
C) A groove in the teeth of horses
D) A shallow valley on the near side of the Moon
Ladders and adders
The familiar children’s board game of “Snakes and Ladders” (sometimes called “Chutes and Ladders” in the USA) was originally intended for what purpose?
B) To give practice in counting to 100
C) To illustrate “the perils of Protestantism”
D) To teach Hindu moral principles
The year 1929 saw the introduction of a new soft drink, impressively named “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda”. The beverage is widely available to this day, but is now sold under which of the following names?
What does exiguous mean?
Who wrote them?
Who was the author of the novels Pnin, Ada and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight?
Take two leaves and call me in the morning
Ancient Greeks physicians believed that lettuce could help their patients in which of the following ways?
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