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Gareth's General Knowledge Quiz 2

3.4
(62 votes)
10 questions
English
Hard
It's all general, and all knowledge...able
1

Where will the final of the Women's World Cup be held this year (2023)?

Hard  15% got this right

2
48 random squares

Which country was formerly known as "Ceylon"?

Hard  20% got this right

"Tamil" is a native language/culture in SriLanka
3
48 random squares

Who famously answered, when interrogated at customs "I have nothing to declare but my genius"?

Oscar Wilde

Albert Einstein

Charles Dickens

Mark Twain

Hard  20% got this right

Although known widely as a writer, in his lifetime, Irishman Oscar Wilde had only one novel published
4
Zoom reveal

Who was the youngest member of "The Beatles"?

George

John

Paul

Ringo

Hard  19% got this right

Due to his being the youngest, the others would sometimes confess to viewing George as a "younger brother"
5

In terms of population, order the top four UK cities, from most to least?

1.

London

2.

Birmingham

3.

Leeds

4.

Glasgow

Easy  83% got this right

Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England, but Glasgow takes fourth place in the UK overall
6
Blur reveal

The "Giant's Causeway" is a natural rock formation and International tourist attraction located where?

Hard  5% got this right

This geological anomaly reveals a lot about the ancient volcanic history of this part of Ireland & Western Scotland
7

What age was Vincent van Gogh when he died?

32
37
49

70% got this right

Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime ("Red Vineyard at Arles")
8
Random time-lapse

Which 2002 film featured the tagline "The true story of a real fake"?

Catch Me If You Can

Catch me if you can

36% got this right

The real Jordan Belfort still consults with the F.B.I. to this day
9
48 random squares

What does he like?

Turtles

Turtles

45% got this right

Apparently he is still fond of the shelled reptiles to this day
10
48 random squares

Which band had a hit with the 1999 single "The Great Beyond"?

R.E.M.

Backstreet Boys

Radiohead

Stereophonics

Hard  25% got this right

The song was featured in the soundtrack to the film "Man on the Moon"