Can You Get 100% on Today's General Trivia Quiz?



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Are you a Jeopardy junkie? A pub trivia pro? Everybody likes to think they know a little bit about everything, and some people really act like know-it-alls. But few out there in the world are general knowledge geniuses. And the world is definitely something you should be familiar with if you want to claim you have a good grasp of general knowledge. Since it’s the thing every single human being lives in, you know—or do you? For instance, what are those three oceans that border North America, again?

That’s not all there is to it. A real braniac knows biology—like, say, the organs in the human body which are part of the digestive system. There’s some food for thought to chew on, and swallow . . . and all the rest. You get the idea. But can you do the math? That’s a major part of the equation for general knowledge supremacy. Make sure you’re 100% up to the task when it comes to percentages and more.

How do you feel about history, by the way? There sure is a lot of it. The World Wars alone are enough to make a person hot under the collar. Just don’t let the stress get your tongue all tied up, because you’re going to want to be able to speak about the ways people waggle theirs in different countries. In fact, the more you love languages, the better.

If that all sounds like fun, this is the quiz to take to quickly test your general knowledge greatness. So, are you a jack of all trades, or a master of none? Trick question! But let’s find out.

The famous "I want YOU for the U.S. Army" poster from WWI features what image?

Uncle Sam is a popular personification of the USA. The poster was designed and drawn by James Montgomery Flagg, a famous American artist who lived from 1877 to 1960.


North America is bordered by three oceans; the Pacific, the Atlantic and what?

The third ocean is the Arctic


How many bones make up the human skeletal system?

The skeletal system is primarily made up of the bones that help support and protect the organs. The 206 bones in the average human body make up most of this system.


Newton is said to have been inspired by what to describe the theory of gravity?

While it's popular to say the apple fell on Isaac Newton's head, there's no real evidence to suggest this is so. He did, however, have the idea in an apple orchard while wondering why apples always fell straight down.


Which of the following is not an island in Hawaii?

Hawaii (the "Big Island"), Maui, Oahu, and Kauai are some of Hawaii's most famous islands. Mauna Loa is a volcano on the big island that is active.


What percentage of people are left-handed?

About ten percent of humans are left-handed. Is it a myth that left-handed people are smarter? Don't ask a left-handed person.


What's the meaning of the word "falter?"

To falter is to hesitate in the moment, stopping an action or speech. So someone who continues to falter, means they lack confidence.


What is 20% of 200?

When figuring out percentages, it is easy if the number is a factor of 10. First start off with finding 10%. In order to find 10% of 200, move the invisible decimal point after the second zero one place to the left. This leaves you with 20 being 10% of 200. Following this, just multiply the number by 2 to get how much 20% would be, which would leave you with 40.


Can you solve this riddle: A truck driver is going down a one-way street the wrong way and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not stopped?

While you might be tempted to choose that he was a passenger, he would still be "stopped," because the car would get stopped. If he's walking down a one-way street, the cops would have no reason to stop him!


What is the official title of Prince Phillip, with regards to his relationship to Queen Elizabeth II?

Prince Phillip is "Royal Consort," meaning he is the husband of the Queen, but that does not make him a king.


How many states touch the Pacific Ocean?

The five states are: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii


Which of these organs is not part of the digestive system?

The kidneys are not part of the digestive system. The digestive system takes the nutrients from the food we consume and absorbs them into the body. The kidneys are part of the urinary/excretory system.


What is the world's largest living structure?

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure. It is located off the coast of Australia and it is well known for its beauty and coral.


One minute and 16 seconds is equivalent to how many seconds?

In order to convert this to purely seconds, you must first know that one minute is equivalent to 60 seconds. Now you have 60 seconds and 16 seconds which would give you a total of 76 seconds.


"Amor" is the Spanish word for which emotion?

This is another term that people drop casually into conversations in English. It helps that it's virtually the same in French: "amour."


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