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General Knowledge Part 1

4.2
(388 votes)
15 questions
English
A quiz to test your general knowledge on various topics.
1
48 random squares

What is Ursa major?

A constellation

A galaxy

A meteor

A shooting star

59% got this right

Ursa Major is a constellation in the northern sky, whose associated mythology likely dates back into prehistory.
2

Arrange these programming languages in order of their first release date, from earliest to latest:

1.

C

2.

Java

3.

Python

4.

Swift

77% got this right

3

What type of animal is a penguin?

Bird

Insect

Mammal

Reptile

59% got this right

A group of penguins in the water is called a raft but on land they're called a waddle!
4
Iris reveal

What is the hottest planet in the solar system?

Venus

77% got this right

Venus is the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon.
5
48 random squares

What is the national animal of Scotland?

Unicorn

Jellyfish

Peacock

Platypus

63% got this right

The unicorn symbolises purity, innocence, masculinity, and power.
6

How many oceans are there on Earth?

2
5
8

Hard  15% got this right

The five oceans are the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Antarctic Ocean.
7

In what decade was the Internet created?

1960s

1950s

1970s

1980s

Hard  25% got this right

The Internet started in the 1960s as a way for government researchers to share information.
8

How many bones are there in the adult human body?

100
206
400

50% got this right

9

How many bones do sharks have?

0

1

10

101

Hard  32% got this right

Shark skin feels exactly like sandpaper because it is made up of tiny teeth-like structures called placoid scales.
10

What year did the Titanic sink?

1912

1911

1913

1914

49% got this right

The Titanic was a luxury British steamship that sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg.
11

What is the order of the planets in our solar system, from largest to smallest?

1.

Jupiter

2.

Saturn

3.

Uranus

4.

Neptune

Easy  81% got this right

The Moon is shaped like a lemon, with flattened poles and bulges on both the near and far side around its equator.
12

What ocean does Ecuador touch?

Hard  27% got this right

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's five oceanic divisions.
13
Zoom reveal

Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo

Pablo Picasso

Vincent van Gogh

79% got this right

His full name was 'Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci' meaning 'son of Piero from Vinci'.
14
48 random squares

In which season is daytime the longest?

Summer

Easy  94% got this right

Watermelon is a vegetable and not a fruit and, in fact, it is summer's most popular vegetable.
15

Arrange these social media platforms in order of their user base, from largest to smallest:

1.

Facebook

2.

Instagram

3.

Twitter

4.

Snapchat

Easy  91% got this right