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The Ultimate Hard General Knowledge Quiz

There will be questions from around the globe, on all manner of subjects, so you will have to put your brain into action if you want to ace this quiz. From history and Geography to celebrities and film. You’ll find 50 hard general knowledge questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some seriously tricky quizzing.

Round 1

1 – Kolymbia is a village located in which Greek city?

2 – What type of chilli is used in an authentic Jerk rub?

3 – Kevin “Al” Archer and Kevin Rowland co-founded which band?

4 – What animal has the shortest gestation period?

5 – Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams founded which social media platform?

6 – A Hydrophis Cyanocinctus is a type of what?

7 – Edwin Beard Budding invented the first mechanical what?

8 – Who was the original host of Family Feud?

9 – A traditional chef’s toque contains how many folds?

10 – What is Barbie (the dolls) full name?

Round 2

1 – A Dianthus Carthusianorum is a type of what?

2 – Which French physician invented the stethoscope?

3 – What are ‘Cutis Anserine’ more commonly known as?

4 – Robert Guerin founded what organisation?

5 – Which gland produces melatonin?

6 – What type of poison is found in puffer fish?

7 – In which country is the Zika forest located?

8 – What was the name of Jabba the Hutt’s wife?

9 – What was the first movie to show a toilet flushing?

10 – Frances Shand Kydd is the mother of who?

Round 3

1 – What was the name of the captain of the Titanic?

2 – Where was the 1998 FIFA world cup held?

3 – In what part of the human body is the mandible?

4 – What is the name for a baby Crocodile?

5 – Which letter of the alphabet does not appear in any US state name?

6 – Who created the cartoon character popeye?

7 – What word contains 9 letters but only 1 vowel?

8 – What is the name of a bag and also for a mash-up of two words?

9 – What is the author Dr. Seuss’ full name?

10 – Which actress married Prince Rainier III in April 1956?

Round 4

1 – Which body part can only be found in humans?

2 – Charles M. Schulz created which cartoon character?

3 – Who wrote the book ‘Of Mice and Men’?

4 – On which date did WW2 commence?

5 – What is the name for a baby Echidna?

6 – Artesonraju mountain is located in which country?

7 – What alcohol is used in a Moscow Mule?

8 – How many bathrooms are in Buckingham Palace?

9 – Carice van Houten players which character in ‘Game of Thrones’?

10 – How many times was Betty White married?

Round 5

1 – Which fictional family was created by American cartoonist Charles Addams?

2 – Volga River is located in which country?

3 – What is the world’s largest rainforest?

4 – How many times was Elizabeth Taylor married?

5 – Which herb is used to flavour bearnaise sauce?

6 – Who wrote the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’?

7 – What is the smallest and lightest bone in the human body?

8 – First Impressions was the original title of which novel?

9 – What is the name of the most active volcano in Hawaii?

10 – What is the name for a baby Cicada?

 

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The Ultimate Easy General Knowledge Quiz

There will be questions from around the globe, on all manner of subjects, so you will have to put your brain into action if you want to ace this quiz. From history and Geography to celebrities and film. You’ll find 50 easy general knowledge questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some quizzing.

Round 1 – Animals

1 – What type of animal is the cartoon character Garfield?

2 – Snails do not have shells – True or False?

3 – What type of fish is Nemo?

4 – What type of animal from China eats Bamboo?

5 – Who is Minnie mouse’s boyfriend?

6 – Octopus have how many legs – 2, 8 or 20?

7 – Which cartoon animal has the catchphrase “Eh…what’s up doc”?

8 – Tigers have stripes – True or False?

9 – Cartoon characters Pluto, Snoopy, and Scooby-Doo are what types of animal?

10 – Which is the tallest animal in the world?

Round 2 – TV Shows & Films

1 – Name the three Simpson children from the TV show ‘The Simpsons’?

2 – Jafar is the villain from which Disney movie?

3 – Name one of the leading boy characters from the TV show ‘Friends’?

4 – Which DC character with a film of the same name is the king of Atlantis?

5 – Are the Avengers Marvel or DC?

6 – In which film would you find Captain Jack Sparrow?

7 – What type of animals feature in the film Jurassic Park?

8 – Name the little green Grand master of the Jedi from the Star Wars films?

9 – Complete the film title – Reya and the last….?

10 – Are the Suicide Squad Marvel or DC?

Round 3 – Food & Drink

1 – What is the main ingredient of an omelette?

2 – Nandos is famous for which type of meat?

3 – What colour is the outer skin of a watermelon?

4 – Korma is a type of which food?

5 – Pizza originated in which country?

6 – Suchi contains rice and which other raw ingredient?

7 – What type of food is Brie?

8 – What are sheets of pasta called?

9 – What country is jerk chicken from?

10 – Which celebrity chef is famous for his cooking as well as his swearing?

Round 4 – Around the World

1 – Paris is located in which country?

2 – What type of structure is Victoria Falls?

3 – Which country has a white and green flag with a red dragon on?

4 – What does abbreviation ‘UK’ stand for?

5 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in which country?

6 – What does the abbreviation ‘USA’ stand for?

7 – Which country has a white flag with a red spot on?

8 – What type of structure can be can be active, dormant or extinct?

9 – What type of body of water is The Nile?

10 – In which country is the Taj Mahal located?

Round 5 – Music

1 – Who sang the song ‘All About That Bass’ in 2014?

2 – Pinkfong released which catchy kids song in 2016?

3 – Who sang the song ‘Roar’ in 2013?

4 – ‘Beliebers’ are diehard fans of which musician?

5 – What is the real name of rapper ‘Eminem’?

6 – Beyoncé is married to which rapper?

7 – A duet consists of how many singers?

8 – Which rapper has kids names, north, Chicago, Saint & Psalm?

9 – DBE is an abbreviation for which British Hip Hop band?

10 – ‘Directioners’ are diehard fans of which band?

 

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The Ultimate Impossible Quiz

We have put together an impossible general knowledge quiz that only a true genius could even begin to have any hope of answering more than 10% of the questions. Think trick questions, random facts and unsolvable riddles for inspiration to ace our free Impossible questions quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather around for some insuperable quizzing.

Round 1

1 – What is the IUPAC name of CH3 CH2 CH2 CH2 Br?

2 – Who is known as the “Father of Gastric Physiology”?

3 – Where is Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein located?

4 – Who swam the entire length of the Amazon river in 2007?

5 – Who invented instant noodles?

6 – Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling between which years?

7 – What is the hexadecimal number 20 in binary?

8 – How many number 1 hits were in the 1960s

9 – Who was the last Duchess of Leeds?

10 – Which illegitimate son of King Louis XIV was born on March 31st 1670?

Round 2

1 – Where is Bullaunancheathrairaluinn located?

2 – Who invented the Gyrocompass?

3 – Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle on which date?

4 – What is the chemical formula of Formic acid?

5 – Who wrote the 1943 book ‘The Little Prince’?

6 – Ames Research Center (ARC) at Moffett Field was named after who?

7 – Who filed a patent for the telephone on the same day as Alexander Graham Bell?

8 – Which muscle raises the upper eyelid?

9 – What is the ASCII code for uppercase M?

10 – What is the full name for an AST blood test?

Round 3

1 – What are the main nerves of the parasympathetic nervous system?

2 – What is the scientific name for a ‘Pink Fairy Armadillo’?

3 – What are the two known sets of fusion reactions by which stars convert hydrogen to helium?

4 – What is the cube root of 125?

5 – What is the common name of ‘Achillea Millefolium’?

6 – Who wrote ‘The City and the Pillar’ in 1948?

7 – How much did Microsoft buy Activision for?

8 – Name Robert Williams Daniel’s champion French Bulldog who died on the Titanic?

9 – How many vertebrae make up the spine?

10 – Who invented the Xerographic copier?

Round 4

1 – What is the scientific name for a ‘Tasselled Wobbegong’?

2 – Who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria?

3 – What is the common name of ‘Hypericum Perforatum’?

4 – Who is known as “The father of Thermosonic Bonding”?

5 – Which poet is called Romi of Kashmir?

6 – What type of poison did Claudius use on Hamlet’s father?

7 – How many times does Earth rotate in a year?

8 – Who was the first black millionaire?

9 – What did John Bennett Fenn invent?

10 – What length is the river Nile?

Round 5

1 – Who invented the chocolate chip cookie?

2 – Which cells build bone tissue?

3 – What is the common name of ‘Cichorium Intybus’?

4 – In which year was the Antikythera mechanism rediscovered?

5 – What is a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two that precede it?

6 – Who is considered the father of Western monasticism?

7 – What plane did amelia Earhart disappear in?

8 – The plutonium bomb dropped on Nagasaki was nicknamed what?

9 – What is the scientific name for a ‘Fried Egg Jellyfish’?

10 – Who directed the 1988 film ‘Mac and Me’?

 

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The Ultimate 2000s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 2000s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the noughties decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 2000s Trivia

1 – In Hong Kong in 2005 there was an acute outbreak of SARS, what does the acronym SARS stand for?

2 – In 2007, it was reported that one pound in every seven spent in the UK went to which grocery giant?

3 – In 2005, the first successful partial human face transplant was performed in which country?

4 – Which company released 9 out of the 10 top selling video games of the 2000s?

5 – Which US singer made chunky highlights fashionable in 2002?

6 – Which country was first to impose public smoking bans?

7 – The number of which medications, prescribed by the NHS in the UK almost doubled during the 00s?

8 – Which TV chef brought about a radical change to school dinners in the 00s?

9 – Re-opened in 2002, The Millennium Bridge crosses over which river?

10 – What nickname is given to the 00s decade?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – What was the highest grossing animated movie of the 00s?

2 – What was the highest grossing film of the 00s?

3 – Who played the lead role in the 2008 film ‘Taken’?

4 – Which 2008 British comedy series centred around four socially awkward friends?

5 – Which actors played Mr & Mrs Smith in the 2005 film of the same name?

6 – Katie Price and Peter Andre fell in love on which TV show?

7 – Gerard Butler starred in which 2006 Greek war film?

8 – Which 2004 TV series centred around the survivors of a plane crash, stranded on a mysterious island?

9 – Which 2000 film starred Christian Bale as a serial killer?

10 – Which TV series created by, and starring Simon Cowell premiered in 2004?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Which artist released the song ‘Crazy’ in 2006?

2 – Alex Turner is the lead singer for which band, founded in 2002?

3 – Who was the biggest selling artist of the 00s?

4  – Which artist released the song ‘American Boy’ in 2008?

5 – Who featured with Amy Winehouse on the 2007 hit ‘Valerie’?

6 – Name three of the four artists that contributed to the 2001 song ‘Lady Marmalade’?

7 – Which artist released the song ‘Rock DJ’ in 2000?

8 – Who had the most number 1 hits in the 00s?

9 – Which Scottish rock band was formed in Glasgow in 2002?

10 – Which artist released the song ‘Complicated’ in 2002?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – In which year did the 9/11 attacks take place?

2 – Who was sworn in as the 43rd President of the US in 2001?

3 – Who was elected as Prime Minister for the UK in 2007?

4 – In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated which US city?

5 – In 2004, the Spirit rover landed on which planet?

6 – Elected in 2009, who was the first African American president of the US?

7 – Which football stadium opened in England in 2007?

8 – In 2000, what became a legally recognised religion?

9 – In 2006 a vaccine was invented for which common cause of cervical cancer?

10 – Which country won the 2006 FIFA World Cup?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – The Netherlands was the first country to legalise same-sex marriage in the decade – True or False?

2 – The first social networking sites were founded in the 00s – True or False?

3 – Google was founded in the 00s – True or False?

4 – Bing was founded in the 00s – True or False?

5 – In 2001 Mark Zuckerberg was sued by Bebo for copyright – True or False?

6 – George Michael married a woman in 2009 – True or False?

7 – The e-cigarette was invented in the 00s – True or False?

8 – The sport of fox hunting was banned in the UK during the 00s – True or False?

9 – The legal age to drive in the UK in 2001 was 14 – True or False?

10 – It was still illegal to show public displays of affection in France until 2009 – True of False?

 

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The Ultimate 1990s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 90s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the Nineties decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 90s Trivia

1 – In 1996 the world’s first sheep was cloned, what was its name?

2 – Bill Clinton was caught in a scandal involving inappropriate relations with which White House intern?

3 – In 1997 which fashion designer was shot dead on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion?

4 – There were five notable hurricanes around the world in the 90s, name one?

5 – In 1991, Mount Pinatubo erupted causing devastation in which country?

6 – The first Pentium microprocessor is introduced and developed by which company in 1993?

7 – In 1998, Apple introduced which all-in-one computer?

8 – Which year was dubbed “Year of the Woman”?

9 – Who was at the centre of the biggest double murder trial of the 90s?

10 – Which TV star had the most copied hairstyle of the 90s?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – What was highest-grossing film of the decade?

2 – Who played DR. Sloan in Diagnosis Murder?

3 – Which 1999 film starred Tom hanks and David Morse as Prison officers?

4 – Who wrote and starred in the 1996 film ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’?

5 – In which 1990 film featured an escort called Vivian Ward?

6 – Which 90s sitcom featured Hyacinth Bucket?

7 – Which 1993 film featured a Jamaican bobsled team?

8 – George Clooney starred in which 90s medical drama?

9 – Which British women’s prison drama featuring actress Claire King started in 1999?

10 – Name the two detectives from ‘The X-Files’?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Name the rap artist who was shot and killed in Vegas in 1996?

2 – Which girl group had the slogan “Girl Power!”?

3 – Who sang ‘Baby got Back’ in 1992?

4  – What was Ricky Martin’s biggest hit of the 90s?

5 – What nationality were 90s pop group ‘Aqua’?

6 – Who was Christopher George Latore Wallace better known as?

7 – Which group sang the 1994 hit ‘Waterfalls’?

8 – Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain married who in 1992?

9 – Which rapper did Madonna date for 8 months in 1992?

10 – Who sang the 1997 hit ‘Torn’?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – In which year did the world trade centre terrorist attack take place?

2 – Who was elected president of the US in 1992 and took office in 1993?

3 – Who was appointed Prime Minister for the UK in 1990?

4 – The 1998 ‘Belfast Agreement’ was also known as what?

5 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred in which year?

6 – Which railway tunnel that connects the UK to France opened in 1994?

7 – Who resigned as UK Prime Minister on 22 November 1990?

8 – Which telescope launched in 1990 revolutionized astronomy?

9 – Who was appointed Prime Minister for the UK in 1997?

10 – The Omagh bombing in 1998 happened in which Country?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – The first MP3 player was released in 1998 – True or False?

2 – NASA deployed a small roving vehicle on Saturn in 1999 – True or False?

3 – Homosexuality was listed as a disease by the ‘World Health Organization’ until 1990 – True or False?

4 – PlayStation’s ‘Crash Bandicoot’ was banned from sale in 1996 – True or False?

5 – Yahoo was founded in the 90s – True or False?

6 – Jeffrey Dahmer was caught in 1991 – True or False?

7 – Adam Sandler Married May White in 1999 – True or False?

8 – The camcorder was invented in the 90s – True or False?

9 – The walkman was invented in the 90s – True or False?

10 – Pablo Escobar was shot in 1993 – True or False?

 

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The Ultimate 1980s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 80s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music, video games and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 80s Trivia

1 – Name one of the two best selling video games of the 80s?

2 – Who was nicknamed ‘The Iron Lady’?

3 – The 80s was plagued by hurricanes, name one?

4 – Which comet appeared in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061?

5 – In 1986, who became the youngest boxing Heavyweight Champion in history aged 20?

6 – In the 80s, leg warmers were popularised by which film?

7 – Which suspense/horror film director died in 1980?

8 – Which country won the 1982 FIFA World Cup?

9 – Which vaccine was approved by the FDA in the United States in 1981?

10 – Which brand of sunglasses were popular in the 80s due to the film ‘Top Gun’?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – What make of car was used in the films ‘Back to the future’?

2 – Actress Jodie Foster was stalked by a man who tried to assassinate which US president?

3 – Which actor played Beetlejuice in the 1988 film of the same name?

4 – Which 1986 Jim Henson classic starred David Bowie as the Goblin King?

5 – Which classic 1985 film featured a group of young misfits on an adventure to find a pirate’s long-lost treasure?

6 – Name the 1982 British sitcom featuring Rick, Vyvyan, Neil and Mike?

7 – Who was the main antagonist of the 1980s TV series Terrahawks?

8 – In which 1980s TV series would you find Blake Carrington?

9 – Rita Wilson married which film star in 1988?

10 – Which actor played Willow in the 1988 film of the same name?

Round 3 – Music

1 – In 1986 Cliff Burton died in a bus crash while on tour with which band?

2 – Who was the best-selling musical artist of the 80s?

3 – The 1985 famine relief concert was organised by which British musician?

4 – Which member of the Beatles did Barbara Bach marry in 1981?

5 – Which singer wanted to dance with somebody in 1987?

6 – Which artist released ‘Eye of the Tiger’ in 1982?

7 – In which year was John Lennon was assassinated in New York City?

8 – In which year was the first VMAs?

9 – Who were Cheryl James and Sandra Denton better known as?

10 – Which artist released ‘When Doves Cry’ in 1984?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over which village in Scotland in 1988?

2 – In 1982, which country gained independence from the United Kingdom?

3 – Who was elected U.S. president in 1980?

4 – Who became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985?

5 – Which political structure in Germany fell in 1989?

6 – What nuclear disaster happened on April 26, 1986?

7 – On April 15, 1989, The Hillsborough disaster occurs during a FA Cup Semi-Final in which city?

8 – The “Black Monday” stock market crash happened in which year?

9 – Which huge event took place on July 29, 1981, in London?

10 – In 1986 which Space Shuttle exploded after liftoff at Cape Canaveral?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – Elton John married a female in 1984 – True or False?

2 – In 1981 the first woman travelled into space – True or False?

3 – Deborah Harrison was the lead singer of Blondie – True or False?

4 – The Nintendo 64 was released in 1989 – True or False?

5 – In 1983, Thriller became the best-selling album of all time – True or False?

6 – DNA fingerprinting was created in 1984 – True or False?

7 – There were no volcanic eruptions during the 80s – True or False?

8 – Madonna and Tom Cruise dated for 3 months in 1989 – True or False?

9 – The Disposable camera came out in 1987 – True or False?

10 – DVDs were developed & released in 1985 – True or False?

 

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The Ultimate 1970s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 70s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 70s Trivia

1 – In 1970 Mick Jagger was fined £200 for possession of what?

2 – WHO certified the eradication of which disease in December 1979?

3 – What was the name of the first supersonic passenger airliner?

4 – In 1974, Which country had the first female non-monarch head of state in the Western hemisphere?

5 – Which annual environmental event held on April 22nd, began in 1970?

6 – In 1971, the world’s first domestic violence shelter was established in which UK city?

7 – Which 1978 shoot ’em up arcade game was developed by Tomohiro Nishikado?

8 – In which year was the first world cup televised in color?

9 – In which country were the 1976 Summer Olympics held?

10 – Which genderbent and outlandish fashion style was popular in the 70s?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – Who was wrestler André René Roussimoff better known as?

2 – In which year was the first Star Wars film released?

3 – What did M*A*S*H stand for in the 1972 sitcom of the same name?

4 – Who directed the 1976 film ‘Taxi Driver’?

5 – Which 1972 TV series was based on the book ‘Spencer’s Mountain’ by Earl Hamner Jr?

6 – Which mouse-like creatures lived on the Hoot planet?

7 – Which female superhero had her own TV series in 1975?

8 – Which 1978 TV series portrayed life in a typical UK comprehensive school?

9 – Who played Eglantine Price in the 1971 film ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’?

10 – Which 1975 film starred Jack Nicholson as a patient at a mental institution?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Which member of ‘The Supremes’ did Jean Terrell replace in 1970?

2 – Which band released an album in 1970, regarded as the first true heavy metal album?

3 – In which year was Elvis Prestley found dead?

4 – ‘Maggie May’ was released by which artist in 1971?

5 – Who was known as the king of glam rock during the 70s?

6 – ‘Chicago’ released which hit in 1976?

7 – Which singer did Bianca Perez-Mora Macias marry in 1971?

8 – During the 1970s, which Debby Boone song spent 10 weeks at number 1?

9 – Which artist released ‘Your Song’ in 1970?

10 – In 1970 what was the Jackson 5’s first Billboard No. 1 Hot 100 single?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – The Vietnam War came to a close in which year?

2 – At which event did the 1972 Munich massacre take place?

3 – Who became prime minister for the UK in 1979?

4 – Who became president of Iraq in 1979?

5 – The 1970 Ancash earthquake caused a landslide that killed 47,000 people in which country?

6 – In 1977, two Boeing 747s collided on the runway, killing 585 people at which airport?

7 – Which US President was nearly assassinated twice in September 1975?

8 – What event took place in Fifth Avenue, New York City on August 26th 1970?

9 – In 1974, Cyclone Tracy devastated which Australian city?

10 – Which Resort opened on October 1, 1971 in Florida?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – Pope John Paul II was Italian – True or False?

2 – The European Space Agency was founded in the 1970s – True or False?

3 – The first MRI image was published in 1973 – True or False?

4 – MTV debuted on August 1st, 1971 – True or False?

5 – The first child to be born via IVF was in 1978 – True or False?

6 – Chicken McNuggets first became available in the 70s – True or False?

7 – DVDs were available to purchase in 1979 – True or False?

8 – Microsoft was Founded in 1975 – True or False?

9 – The World Trade Center was completed in the 70s – True or False?

10 – Apple Computer launched in 1976 – True or False?

 

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The Ultimate 1960s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the swinging 60s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 60s Trivia

1 – Who was president of France throughout the 60s?

2 – What was Czech republic and Slovakia better known as in the 60s?

3 – Which vaccine was released after being approved by the FDA in 1963?

4 – In 1965, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to do what?

5 – In 1969, who was the first man to walk on the moon?

6 – In 1967, the first ever transplant of which human organ took place?

7 – The world’s first high-speed rail service began in 1964, in which country?

8 – In 1967, the first ATM was opened in which UK city?

9 – Which British fashion designer popularised the miniskirt in the late 60s?

10 – Which Country hosted and won the 1966 FIFA World Cup?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – Which hugely popular American sci-fi series debuted in 1966?

2 – Which iconic cartoonist died on 15 December 1966?

3 – Who was the very first Doctor Who in 1963?

4 – In which year did ‘Top of the Pops’ make its TV debut?

5 – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton first met on the set of which film in 1962?

6 – Who played James Bond in ‘You Only Live Twice’?

7 – Which 1964 Disney film starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke?

8 – Steve McQueen played Vin in which 1960 film?

9 – Which 1838 Charles Dickens’s novel was adapted into a film starring Oliver Reed in 1968?

10 – Which actress played Samantha in the TV series ‘Bewitched’?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Who were Cherilyn Sarkisian and Salvatore Bono better known as?

2 – Which couple married in May 1967 in an eight-minute ceremony in Las Vegas?

3 – Which group sang the 1965 hit ‘My Girl’?

4 – How were The Righteous Brothers related?

5 – ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ was a 1969 hit by which singer?

6 – In 1963 an aeroplane crash claimed the lives of country music performers Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and who?

7 – Which prolific US Music Festival & Arts Fair was first held on August 15th 1969?

8 – ‘Then He Kissed Me’ was a 1963 hit for which group?

9 – Who was the lead singer of The Zombies?

10 – What was the biggest selling single of the 1960s?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – Which US president was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963?

2 – The Algerian War came to a close in which year?

3 – Which UK Prime minister delivered his ‘Wind of change’ speech in 1960?

4 – Construction of the Berlin Wall started in which year?

5 – Who shot JFK?

6 – Which human rights activist was shot and killed on February 21, 1965?

7 – The Vajont dam flood in 1963 happened in which country?

8 – In 1966, Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister of which country?

9 – The US was rocked by two huge hurricanes in the 60s, name one?

10 – James Earl Ray killed which American Baptist minister and activist in 1968?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – John F. Kennedy was assassinated in a 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible – True or False?

2 – The 60s was nicknamed the ‘Swinging Sixties’ due to swing music – True or False?

3 – A civil war broke out in Nigeria in 1967 – True or False?

4 – Nigeria gained its independence from Great Britain in 1960 – True or False?

5 – The Good Friday earthquake of 1964 happened in Peru – True or False?

6 – In 1961, Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space – True or False?

7 – The Mobile phone was invented in the 60s – True or False?

8 – The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1961 – True or False?

9 – Silicone Breast Implants were invented in 1962 – True or False?

10 – There were six Olympic Games held during the 60s – True or False?

 

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The Ultimate 1950s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 50s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 50s Trivia

1 – Who was president of the US for the majority of the 1950s?

2 – Which vaccine was developed in the early 1950s by American physician Jonas Salk?

3 – Which fashion designer created the famous 50s collection named ‘The New Look’?

4 – Which country won the 1950 FIFA world cup?

5 – Which Soviet Union leader nicknamed ‘mass murderer of the century’ died in 1953?

6 – Which human organ was the first ever to be transplanted in 1954?

7 – Alaska became a part of the U.S.A in which year?

8 – Name one of the two countries that hosted the Summer Olympics in the 1950s?

9 – Name one of the two countries that hosted the Winter Olympics in the 1950s?

10 – Which continent became a protected, scientific preserve in 1959?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – Which 1951 TV show starred Lucille Ball as the lead character?

2 – Which American Western television series starred Duncan Renaldo?

3 – Which 50s TV cowboy has a horse named Trigger?

4 – Which actress played Annie Oakley in the TV series of the same name?

5 – Which 1954 TV series follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog?

6 – Which Disney princess film was released in 1950?

7 – In 1957 Anna Kashfi married which ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ actor?

8 – In which film did Marilyn Monroe play the character ‘Sugar Kane’?

9 – Who is Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone better known as?

10 – Which 1957 TV show starred Guy Williams as masked avenger?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Teddy Boys listened to which genre of music?

2 – Which group released ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’ in 1959?

3 – Which artist had the most success in the 50s?

4 – What was the biggest selling song of the 1950s?

5 – What was Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. better known as?

6 – Which brothers released ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ in 1958?

7 – Who released the song ‘Tutti Frutti’ in 1957?

8 – A 1959 plane crash claimed the life of Ritchie Valens and which other Rock & Roll icon?

9 – ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’ was a 1959 hit by which singer?

10 – Which artist has a 1958 hit with ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – The North Sea flood of which year killed 307 people in the UK?

2 – Name one of the three hurricanes that hit the US & Haiti in the 1950s?

3 – In 1959, which Dam in Fréjus, southern France collapsed killing 412 people?

4 – Which UK prime minister succeeded Winston Churchill in 1955?

5 – In 1957, the Soviet Union launches to space the first artificial satellite, what was it called?

6 – The 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II took place in which church?

7 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by the US government in 1953 for what crime?

8 – Which war started on June 25th 1950?

9 – In which year did Harold Macmillan become prime minister for the UK?

10 – In 1952, ‘The Great Smog’ affected which City in the UK?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – The double-helix structure of DNA was discovered in the 1950s – True or False?

2 – Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the US – True or False?

3 – The 50s was known as the Fat Fifties – True or False?

4 – The first hydrogen bomb was made in Russia – True or False?

5 – Lava lamps were invented in 1951 – True or False?

6 – Colour TV broadcasting began in 1953 – True or False?

7 – King George VI died in 1952 – True or False?

8 – Birth Control Pills were made illegal in the UK in 1954 – True or False?

9 – The Vietnam War ends in 1955 – True or False?

10 – The Hula Hoop was invented in 1953 – True or False?

 

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The Ultimate 1940s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 40s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 40s Trivia

1 – Which Jewish victim of the Holocaust, famous for keeping a diary was captured in 1944?

2 – Which brand of military car was invented on May 26, 1941?

3 – Which electrical kitchen item was invented in 1945?

4 – What swimwear item was invented by French engineer Louis Réard in 1946?

5 – Which dictator committed suicide in 1945?

6 – What did the Polaroid Corporation invent in 1947?

7 – What type of pens went on sale on April 25, 1944?

8 – Which national memorial in the Black Hills region of South Dakota was completed in 1941?

9 – What is June 6th 1944 also known as?

10 – Which scientific theory was introduced to the world in 1948?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – In which 1940s children’s TV show would you hear “Kowabunga, Buffalo Bob.”?

2 – Which film musical featured Judy Garland in 1944?

3 – Which classic 1942 film featured Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman?

4 – What were Hal Fryar, Curley Myers and Larry Vincent better known as?

5 – Which now iconic Christmas film featuring James Stewart was released in 1946?

6 – Laurence Olivier married which British actress in 1940?

7 – Which American Western drama television series aired in 1949?

8 – What was Orson Welles first cinematic feature?

9 – Name Charlie Chaplin’s first film that he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in as both lead roles?

10 – Which ‘Magic Moments’ singer has his own TV show in 1948?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Who was the best selling music artist of the 1940s?

2 – What was the most popular style of music in the early 40s?

3 – Which sisters sang the 1943 hit ‘Shoo Shoo Baby’?

4  – Which singers version of ‘You Are My Sunshine’ was Winston Churchill’s favourite?

5 – During World War 2 which singer was known as ‘The iconic singing cowboy’?

6 – Which Beatle was born October 9th 1940?

7 – Champion Jack Dupree played which instrument?

8 – Just a-Sittin’ and a-Rockin’ was a 1946 hit by which group?

9 – Which Welsh icon, born ‘Thomas Woodward’ was born in 1940?

10 – Who sang the 1941 chart hit ‘God Bless the Child’?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – World War II officially ended on September 2nd of which year?

2 – NATO was formed in which year?

3 – In 1944, Iceland declared independence from which country?

4 – In which year did the British rule in Burma end?

5 – On January 30th 1948, which Indian activist and leader of the Indian independence movement was killed?

6 – Who was the British prime minister from 1940 – 1945?

7 – Who got married at Westminster Abbey on the 20, November 1947?

8 – On August 6, 1945, the US dropped a five-ton bomb over which Japanese city?

9 – In which year did Japan attack Pearl Harbour?

10 – Which US president died in office in 1945?

Round 5 – True or False?

1 – World War II started in 1940 – True or False?

2 – North and South Korea divided in 1948 – True or False?

3 – Slinky toys hit shelves in the 40s – True or False?

4 – The first non-stop flight around the world happened in 1949 – True or False?

5 – Chocolate bars were invented in 1947 – True or False?

6 – Queen Elizabeth was coronated in 1948 – True or False?

7 – Football icon Pelé was born in 1940 – True or False?

8 – The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against the UK – True or False?

9 – Trampolines were invented in 1940 – True or False?

10 – A female cleaner cracked the Germans ‘Enigma code’ in 1941 – True or False?

 

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