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Even More General Knowledge

4.0
(67 votes)
12 questions
English
Hard
That all round, good 'ole topic, General Knowledge. Enjoy!
1

It requires knowledge, in a very general sense. It's another General Knowledge quiz! Questions are in various formats

2

Which term refers to the ability of a liquid to resist flowing?

Viscosity

Capillary Action

Density

Surface Tension

41% got this right

Engine oil for motor vehicles is graded by its viscosity, with different flow rates needed for different engines
3

In what year was the iPhone announced, and also, launched?

1990
2007
2008

75% got this right

4

Name this film

The Rock

Con Air

Face/Off

Leaving Las Vegas

Hard  18% got this right

The premiere of the film was held in the Prison Recreation Yard in Alcatraz.
5

Within 4 years of each other, Tunisia & Niger both gained independence from which European country?

Hard  30% got this right

Tunisia: 1956, Niger, 1960
6

Brazil holds the record for winning the most FIFA World Cup titles. 2 countries are in joint 2nd: Italy and which other?

Germany

62% got this right

As of 2024, Brazil has won 5, Germany and Italy 4 each, and Argentina 3
7

In what year was The United Nations (U.N.) founded?

1940
1945
1974

46% got this right

8

Which planet in our solar system has the shortest day?

Jupiter

Mercury

Neptune

Venus

Hard  20% got this right

One full day on Jupiter takes about 10 hours
9

John Lithgow, Jane Curtin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in which US sitcom?

3rd Rock from the Sun

30 Rock

Two and a Half Men

Will & Grace

Hard  32% got this right

Most of the episode titles have the word "Dick" in them, a fairly obvious reference to Lithgow's character's name
10

Apart from Cillian Murphy, 2 Irish-born people have won an Oscar for their acting performance. Which one is named here?

Brenda Fricker

Colm Meaney

Pierce Brosnan

Richard Harris

Hard  11% got this right

Brenda won the Oscar for her iconic portrayal of Christy Brown's mother in "My Left Foot"
11

"Tristan da Cunha" holds the record of being the most remote inhabited island in the world. Where is it?

Hard  3% got this right

It's a sovereign state of the UK. English is the official language. Its only settlement is "Edinburgh of the Seven Seas"
12

Which of these are acronyms? (Select all that apply)

GIF

LASER

SCUBA

FAQ

Hard  21% got this right

Initialisms (like FAQ) are similar to acronyms except they are pronounced letter by letter and not as a single word.