Can You Pass This General Knowledge Quiz In 5 Minutes Without a Single Mistake?


By: Stella Alexander

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How smart are you? If you're a bit modest, you might say "decently," but for those who are proud of their intelligence, they might claim to be a genius! When one thinks of knowledge, they are immediately transported to their years of education. From elementary school to high school, you experienced math, science, social studies, language arts, and more! If you attended college, your education grew to highly specialized classes. While it's always great to be book smart, how much do you know about the world?

If you excelled in math, you might easily be able to calculate the cosine of a triangle or maybe differentiate a few functions in calculus. For those who are science buffs, you probably enjoyed learning about anatomy and performing dissections on animals. Although you might outperform on a specialized test, would your scores transfer to general knowledge? 

With an assortment of topics, could you cover material that you wouldn't find in a textbook? James Bond went by Agent 007. The Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Mercedes-Benz and BMW are two car brands that hail from Germany. While all this information wouldn't show up on a high school test, they're fair game here! When it comes to general knowledge, can you prove you're a genius without making a single mistake? Rather than watching a 30-minute episode of Jeopardy!, prove your knowledge in just five minutes!

What color is the 8 ball in pool?

Whether you call it pool or billiards, it might be hard to remember the colors for the other numbers, but the 8 ball is the only black one on the table.


Which of the following is a primary color?

When it comes to the color wheel, there are three primary and three secondary colors. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue while the secondary colors are orange, purple, and green.


What is the smallest country?

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. The living and governing place of the Pope, it has a population of just 500 people.


How many degrees are in a circle?

When it comes to shapes, it's important to remember some facts. While triangles have 180 degrees, circles have 360.


Which musician is known as the King of Pop?

Michael Jackson is known as the "King of Pop." His 1982 album, "Thriller," is the best-selling album of all time. It features hits like "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and "Human Nature."


In which direction does the sun rise?

The sun rises and sets in the same direction each day. It rises in the east and sets in the west.


Anne Boleyn was the wife of which famous English king?

Henry VIII is a famous English king who was known for having many wives. He had a total of six, two of which he had beheaded, two from which he had the marriage annulled, one who died, and the other who was widowed.


In what year did the first man walk on the moon?

In 1969, the United States sent three men into space. This would mark the first time people walked on the moon. While Neil Armstrong receives much of the glory, Buzz Aldrin also walked on the moon alongside him.


Which of these car brands is Japanese?

When it comes to cars, Germany, Japan, and the United States are often considered the three titans. Within this list, Nissan is the only Japanese car. The country is also responsible for brands such as Acura, Honda, Infinity, Lexus, Toyota, and more.


What is the most common eye color?

Brown eyes aren't that unique! More than half the world's population has brown eyes.


The painter of The Last Supper also painted which famous painting?

In order to get this answer, you'd first have to remember that Leonardo da Vinci painted The Last Supper. He is also well known for painting the Mona Lisa.


The TV show, "Everybody Loves Raymond," follows the Barone family. While the main character, Ray Barone, and comedian playing him share a first name, what is Raymond's real last name?

The TV show, "Everybody Loves Raymond," pulled themes from Ray Romano's comedy--focusing on the humor of everyday family situations. The show first aired in 1996 sand the last episode aired in 2005.


What is another term for the collarbone?

The clavicle is another term for the collarbone. Since the body's bones often mirror each other, each person has two clavicles.


Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister of which country?

Justin Trudeau is the Canadian Prime Minister. He began his term in 2015.


What is the tallest building in the United States?

The Willis Tower use to be the tallest building in the United States until 2014 when One World Trade Center was built. As a commemoration to 9/11 and the founding of the U.S., it stands at 1,776 feet tall.


In which country did the waltz originate?

The waltz originated in Austria, which is why you'll often hear it referred to as the "Viennese Waltz."


What is the most spoken language in the world?

The most spoken languages in the world are in the Chinese language family, which includes Mandarin. There are around 1.2 billion native speakers of Chinese languages.


Eric Marlon Bishop is the real name of which of the following celebrities?

Jamie Foxx is a singer and actor. He was born Eric Marlon Bishop in 1967.


Which of the following musical artists is NOT Canadian?

Selena Gomez is the only person listed here who is not Canadian. There are many popular singers who hail from Canada. A few of them, in addition to the ones listed above, are Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Joni Mitchell.


The Triple Crown of Acting is reserved for actors and actresses who have won three prestigious awards. Which is not one of them?

The Triple Crown of Acting is a group of actors and actresses who have won an Academy Award/Oscar (Movie), Emmy (TV), and Tony (Broadway).


What is the most spoken language in South America?

While many might believe it to be Spanish, they'd be wrong! Since Brazil has such as a large population compared to the rest of the continent, they are solely able to make South America's most spoken language Portuguese.


Which NFL team has won the most Super Bowl championships?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the most decorated franchise in the NFL. They have one a total 6 Super Bowl championships.


What is the largest U.S. state?

Alaska is the largest state. It has an area of more than 663,300 square miles.


What is the highest grossing film of all time, when adjusted for inflation?

"Gone With the Wind" was released in 1939 and starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. While all of the films listed are among the highest grossing films of all time, "Gone with the Wind" takes the cake. In 1939, movie tickets were around 23 cents, so if you adjust the prices to fit today's prices, the film would have made $3.3 billion.


A "pancake" is a move in which sport?

A "pancake" is a move in volleyball where the player dives and spreads their hand flat across the floor, allowing the volleyball to bounce off the back of their hand.


Who authored "Game of Thrones?"

George R. R. Martin is well-known for being the author of​ the popular TV series, "Game of Thrones." He released the first novel in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series in 1991. To date, there are five novels in the series and two in the works.


Which blood type is known as the universal donor?

Each person has a blood type. People with type O blood, can donate blood to anyone. This is what makes the O blood type the universal donor. AB is the universal receiver, meaning people with this blood type can receive blood for ANY blood type.


As a warning sign for a heart attack, it is said you'll feel pain in which body part?

Doctors have advised patients that pain in your left arm is a warning sign for a heart attack. However, everyone should be aware that heart attack symptoms for women often differ from those of men.


Gelato is a form of ice cream that hails from which country?

Gelato is a dessert that is often called Italian ice cream. While that might be the term used in United States, gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream.


What's the biggest country in the world?

Russia is the largest country in the world, so large that its land spans between Europe and Asia. It is more than 6.6 million square miles.


What is the capital of Brazil?

While Sao Paolo is Brazil's largest city and Rio de Janeiro is its most popular, Brasilia is its capital.


In what year did Delaware become the first state?

After the American Revolutionary War between 1776-1783, the important political and military leaders worked on the Constitution. Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, making it the "First State" of the United States.


How many branches are in the United States Armed Forces?

There are five branches of the United States Armed Forces. They are the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.


The Grand Bazaar, often considered the world's first shopping mall, can be found in which country?

The Grand Bazaar is an ancient street in Istanbul that is considered the oldest shopping mall in the world.


Who came up with: A^2 + B^2 = C^2?

One of the most important rules in math is the Pythagorean theorem that applies to triangles. It was named after its creator, Pythagoras of Samos.


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