Can You Pass This General Knowledge Quiz While Being Distracted by Pictures of Hot Guys?



By: Jacqueline Samaroo

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Whether it's science and technology, sports and entertainment, business and social science or history and literature, all of these topics and more always fall under the umbrella of general knowledge (after all that's whats so "general" about it). While centuries ago the term "jack of all trades, master of none" was a derogatory way to describe someone who was knowledgeable about a wide array of topics, today the situation is the complete opposite. Nowadays, from the workplace to family game night, people who have a wide range of knowledge or learning (polymaths) are highly valued!

If you think that a straightforward general knowledge quiz would be too easy for your intelligent mind, then don't worry, we've added a twist! The additional challenge to this general knowledge quiz it that you need to not be distracted by the picture of a hot guy that comes with each question! Can you answer biology questions without being distracted by abs? Can you show how much you know about animals without being distracted by muscles? So, do you think that you're up to the challenge? Let's find out of you have what it takes to see past these hot distractions and answer all of these general knowledge questions correctly!

Arachnophobia is a fear of what animal?

Arachnophobia is the name that is given to an irrational fear of spiders and to a lesser extent other arachnids as well (like scorpions). It has been assumed that arachnophobia is simply an exaggerated form of early human survival instincts.


Which US state is the smallest?

Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east. It is not only the smallest US state but also the second most densely populated (after New Jersey).


How many sides does an octagon have?

An octagon is a shape (polygon) that has eight sides. The term “octagon” is derived from the Greek word which means “eight angles”.


Which movie features the song "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead?"

As the name of the song suggests, it is sung to celebrate the death of the Wicked Witch of the East as well as the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. The song has been covered and referenced numerous times over the years.


Great whites and hammerheads are what type of animals?

Sharks are primarily predatory fish that can actually be found in waters around the world. The great white shark and the hammerhead shark are apex predators of their food chains.


What is the largest bone in the human body?

The femur is not only the largest bone in the human body, but also many studies have determined that it is one of the strongest (if not the strongest) bones in the body as well. The femur is located in the upper leg.


According to the Dr. Seuss book, who stole Christmas?

The Grinch is the fictional main character of the children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" In American culture the character has become somewhat popular, with his name being used to describe people who have anti-holiday sentiments.


What is the name of the pirate in Peter Pan?

Captain Hook is the main antagonist in Peter Pan (the original play and the various adaptations). He is the pirate captain of the Jolly Roger and Blackbeard's former boatswain.


By what title were the leaders of ancient Egypt known?

Pharaoh was the common title of the rulers of ancient Egypt. The pharaoh served as an intermediary between the gods and the people and as such he filled the role of both a civil and a religious administrator.


What is a group of wolves called?

While the term “lone wolf” is often used to describe solitary people, real wolves are actually very social animals. Wolves primarily live in packs that can consist of anywhere between 5 and 12 members on average.


What color is a panda?

Also known as the panda bear, the giant panda is a bear that is native to China. Pandas are notable for consuming a diet of over 99% bamboo even though they technically belong to the order Carnivora.


What's the name of the town where The Flintstones live?

The city of Bedrock gets its name from a layer of undisturbed rock that is usually located beneath a surface layer of soil. Bedrock is generally described as being a prehistoric mid-sized American city.


Who lived at 221B, Baker Street, London?

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective who was created by the British author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is notable for his keen intellect, his affinity for forensic science, his profound logical reasoning and his remarkable observational skills.


How many holes are in a standard round of golf?

A standard round of golf consists of 18 holes and as a result, most golf courses contain 18 holes. However, some may have nine holes that are played twice and others may share fairways or greens.


The Taj Mahal is located in which country?

The Taj Mahal is one of India’s most iconic cultural sites, attracting over 7 million visitors each year. The Taj Mahal often appears on listings of seven wonders of the modern world.


Which fictional city is the home of Batman?

While Superman has the bright and hopeful city of Metropolis, Batman has the dark and gloomy city of Gotham. Gotham City is often depicted as a city that is trying to survive, despite the rampant corruption that makes its home there.


Babe Ruth is associated with which sport?

Babe Ruth is one of the most accomplished baseball players of all time. In fact, he was actually one of the first five inaugural members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


The beaver is the national animal of which country?

The importance of the beaver in Canada has been recognized to some extent for centuries. However, it wasn’t until 1975 when the beaver was officially adopted as the national animal.


Which is the most populous U.S. state?

California is not only the most populous US state but it is also home to the most populous county as well (Los Angeles County). If California were a country, it would actually have the 5th largest economy in the world.


How many grams are there in a kilogram?

The kilogram is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units. One kilogram is equal to approximately 2.2 pounds.


What color is the circle on the Japanese national flag?

The Japanese flag is one of the simplest in the world. The Japanese national flag consists only of a rectangular white banner that has a crimson red circle situated in its center.


What is the most recent state to have joined the US?

Hawaii is notable for not only being the most recent US state but also for being the only one that is made up solely of islands. The state is made up of hundreds of islands that are spread over 1,500 miles.


What is the largest island in the world?

Since Australia and Antarctica are officially categorized as continents, the title of largest island in the world is held by Greenland. However, as a contrast to this classification, Greenland is also the least densely populated territory in the world.


In which city were the 2016 Summer Olympics held?

The 2016 Summer Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These Olympic Games were notable for being the first ever to be held in South America.


Which music album is the best-selling worldwide of all time?

"Thriller" is notable for breaking the record for most Grammy Awards (eight) and it currently shares the title with Supernatural by Santana. "Thriller" has estimated worldwide sales of at least 66 million copies. The Eagles' first greatest hits album recently passed it in the U.S., but not the world.


What is the largest two-digit prime number?

A prime number is any number (greater than 1) that cannot be formed by multiplying two smaller natural numbers. 97 is the twenty-fifth prime number and the largest two-digit prime number as well.


What is the highest mountain in Greece?

Mount Olympus is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia. The mountain is notable for being revered in Greek mythology as being the home of the Greek gods.


What does the roman numeral C represent?

While they were called “numerals”, Roman numerals were actually represented by combinations of letters. Even after the decline of the Roman Empire, this numerical system was still widely used until the Hindu–Arabic numerals numerals we use today became commonplace.


The “Bombay duck” is what type of animal?

Despite its confusing and silly name, the Bombay duck is actually a fish! Found primarily in and around India, the Bombay duck is a type of lizardfish.


When did the First World War start?

World War I was a global war that lasted from 1914 to 1918. World War I is one of the largest and deadliest wars in history, with over nine million combatants and seven million civilians dead as a direct result.


Montego Bay is on which Caribbean island?

Montego Bay is one of the most popular tropical tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. After Kingston, the city of Montego Bay is the second largest English speaking city in the Caribbean.


The Pyrenees mountain range separates which two European countries?

The Pyrenees mountain range forms a natural border between the European countries of France and Spain. The mountain range is home to Andorra, a microstate that is also situated between France and Spain.


Which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?

The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most important bodies of water in the world. This is because this sea is bordered by Europe, Africa and Asia.


Which sign of the zodiac is represented by the ram?

Aries is the first astrological sign and it covers the duration from approximately March 20 to April 21 each year. Aries is the first fire sign in the zodiac, the other fire signs being Leo and Sagittarius.


What color are aircraft black boxes?

While their name may lead you to think otherwise, aircraft black boxes are actually bright orange! These devices are used to aid in the investigation of aviation accidents and incidents.


How many track events are there in a decathlon?

The decathlon is a combined event in athletics that is made up of 10 track and field events. The four track events included in the decathlon are: 100 meters, 400 meters, 110 meters hurdles and 1500 meters.


Which is the highest waterfall in the world?

Angel Falls is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. This waterfall reaches a maximum height of 3,211 feet (979 meters) and is located at the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain.


Which country became the first in the world to have a female head of government?

Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the world’s first female head of government. She became Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in 1960 and served three terms: 1960 to 1965, 1970 to 1977 and 1994 to 2000.


How many legs does a lobster have?

Lobsters are notable for being highly prized as seafood in several cultures around the world. As a result of this, the fishing of lobsters makes up a large part of the economy of many coastal regions.


From which country do french fries originate?

While the name is mistakenly thought to refer to France, this food item actually comes from Belgium. French fries (also known as chips or finger chips) are simply fried elongated pieces of potatoes. The "french" actually refers to how the potatoes are cut.


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