Easy General Knowledge Quiz

Here are a few easy general knowledge quiz questions with multiple choice. These easy pub quiz questions are chosen at random and remember: a question is easy only if you know its answer. If you get stuck, you can find the correct answers at the end of this quiz.

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Easy General Knowledge Quiz and Answers

1.Proverbially, what is rubbed into the wound to make things worse?

  1. Salt
  2. Vinegar
  3. Chocolate
  4. Sugar

 

2. What name is given to a country’s song played on official occasions?

  1. National anthem
  2. National curriculum
  3. National debt
  4. National Gallery

 

3. The radio time signal is made up of a series of what?

  1. Pips
  2. Peels
  3. Piths
  4. Pulps

 

4. What name is given to the control column of an aircraft?

  1. Joystick
  2. Broomstick
  3. Slapstick
  4. Lipstick

 

5. What is the name of the tough Vietnam veteran played on film by Sylvester Stallone?

  1. Rambo
  2. Bubbles
  3. Twinky
  4. Jack

 

6. In fairy tales, which item is used to transport people through the air?

  1. Magic carpet
  2. Magic mattress
  3. Magic blanket
  4. Magic bed

 

7. Which of these is a popular type of biscuit?

  1. Digestive
  2. Ingestive
  3. Suggestive
  4. Festive

 

8. What is worn by a baby to keep its clothes clean while eating?

  1. Bib
  2. Dib
  3. Rib
  4. Fib

 

9. Which of these is a world famous natural wonder of Africa?

  1. Vanessa Stumbles
  2. Victoria Falls
  3. Virginia Drops
  4. Violet Dives

 

10. Which of these means an eccentric person?

  1. Crackpot
  2. Jackpot
  3. Chamberpot
  4. Flowerpot

 

11. A ‘goatee’ is a small type of what?

  1. Fork
  2. Goat
  3. Cucumber
  4. Beard

 

12. Which of these was a successful pop star of the 1980s?

  1. Adam Ant
  2. Billy Bug
  3. Chris Cricket
  4. Dave Dragonfly

 

13. Vinnie Jones is most commonly associated with which sport?

  1. Football
  2. Motor racing
  3. Polo
  4. Yachting

 

14. What was the nickname of William I of England?

  1. The Lionheart
  2. The Warrior
  3. The Sun King
  4. The Conqueror

 

15. ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ was a number one hit for which singer in the 1980s?

  1. Stevie Marvel
  2. Stevie Wonder
  3. Sam Johnes
  4. Bob Marley

 

16. The caterpillar is the larval stage of which animal?

  1. Butterfly
  2. Wasp
  3. Dragonfly
  4. Daddy-long-legs

 

17. Numbered balls and game cards are a feature of which popular game of chance?

  1. Roulette
  2. Backgammon
  3. Blackjack
  4. Bingo

 

18. Sandringham and Balmoral are residences of which public figure?

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Queen
  3. US President
  4. Bobby Davro

 

19. Stephenson’s Rocket was an early example of which means of transportation?

  1. Hovercraft
  2. Bicycle
  3. Train
  4. Hydrofoil

 

20. Which animals metaphorically constitute a heavy rainstorm?

  1. Frogs and toads
  2. Sheep and goats
  3. Cats and dogs
  4. Lions and tigers

 

21. What is put into a novel to indicate the place where you finished reading?

  1. Bookmatthew
  2. Bookmark
  3. Bookluke
  4. Bookjohn

 

22. Which type of carriageway takes traffic around, instead of through, UK towns and cities?

  1. Belt road
  2. Ring road
  3. Watchstrap road
  4. Lowstreet road

 

23. What is the reverse fold at the bottom of some trouser legs?

  1. Turn on
  2. Turn up
  3. Turn off
  4. Turnip

 

24. According to the saying, where does, charity begins?

  1. Over the wall
  2. At home
  3. On the farm
  4. In the bank

 

25. In the rhyme, Simple Simon met a pieman going where?

  1. To the market
  2. To the fair
  3. To the bank
  4. To the pub

 

26. Which of these is a punctuation mark?

  1. Semicircle
  2. Semiconductor
  3. Semicolon
  4. Semiconscious

 

27. What is the name of a person with whom you regularly correspond to exchange news?

  1. Pencilmate
  2. Biropal
  3.   Ballpointchum
  4.   Penpal

 

28. If the information is from a reliable source, it is said to come straight from where?

  1. Dog’s paw
  2. Horse’s mouth
  3. Rat’s tail
  4. Pig’s ear

 

29. What does a boxer use to protect his teeth during a match?

  1. Gumdrop
  2.   Gumshield
  3.   Gumsafe
  4.   Gumprot

 

30. Which of these words means ‘deceive’?

  1. Hoodwink
  2. Capblink
  3. Scarftic
  4. Hatsquint

 

31.  Which word means ‘to go to a party uninvited’?

  1. Windowlash
  2.   Gatecrash
  3. Doorbash
  4.   Hatchmash

 

32. Which of these might be used to make a path or patio?

  1. Crazy paving
  2. Mad concrete
  3. Dotty flagstone
  4. Potty asphalt

 

33. Which of these is the name of a type of trousers?

  1. Flares
  2.   Flickers
  3. Flames
  4.   Flashes

 

34. A person at his wit’s end is said to be losing what?

  1. His draughts
  2. His marbles
  3. His chessmen
  4. His tiddlywinks

 

35.  If someone gets out of a difficult situation, he is said to have saved his what?

  1. Ham
  2. Bacon
  3. Sausage
  4. Salami

 

36. Which of these symbolises the election of a new pope?

  1. White feathers
  2. White smoke
  3.   White doves
  4. White chocolate

 

37. Which ‘test’ was originally used to determine whether something was made of gold?

  1. Reflex test
  2.   Acid test
  3. Bite test
  4. Spelling test

 

38. What is someone said to run if he risks danger or ridicule?

  1. Gauntlet
  2. Apron
  3.   Shinpad
  4. Gumboot

 

39. Which word describes something humorous said with a straight face?

  1. Milkpan
  2. Fryingpan
  3. Deadpan
  4. Bedpan

 

40. Which of these is a nickname for a noisy upper-class young man?

  1. Cheerio Charle
  2.   Hooray Henry
  3. Jeepers Jeremy
  4. Spiffing Spencer

 

41. Which of these phrases describes someone who is extremely angry?

  1. Hopping mad
  2. Jumping crazy
  3. Skipping dippy
  4.   Leaping loopy

42. Which of these phrases refers to a snobbish person?

  1. Toffe-nosed
  2. Pie-eyed
  3.   Fudge-mouthed
  4. Chocolate-eared

 

Answers

  1. Salt
  2. National Anthem
  3. Pips
  4. Joystick
  5. Rambo
  6. Magic Carpet
  7. Digestive
  8. Bib
  9. Victoria Falls
  10. Crackpot
  11. Beard
  12. Adam Ant
  13. Football
  14. The Conqueror
  15. Stevie Wonder
  16. Butterfly
  17. Bingo
  18. Queen
  19. Train
  20. Cats and dogs
  21. Bookmark
  22. Ring Road
  23. Turn up
  24. At home
  25. To the fair
  26. Semicolon
  27. Penpal
  28. Horse’s mouth
  29. Gumshield
  30. Hoodwink
  31. Gatecrash
  32. Crazy paving
  33. Flares
  34. His marble
  35. Bacon
  36. White smoke
  37. Acid test
  38. Gauntlet
  39. Deadpan
  40. Hooray Henry
  41. Hooping mad
  42. Toffe-nosed

 

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