Not Everyone Can Ace This General Knowledge Quiz

How many things do you really know about everything that happens around you? Take this quiz to test your general knowledge!

Which is the longest river on Earth?

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nLena","correct":false},{"answer":"Nile","correct":true},{"answer":"Yellow River","correct":false},{"answer":"Amazon","correct":false}],"answerText":" The Nile is the longest river in the world, with a length of 4.130 miles. Meanwhile, the Amazon loses the number one spot by less than 50 miles! ","answerImage":""}

Who became the president of the United States in 2005?

{"answers":[{"answer":"George H.W. Bush","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nBill Clinton\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nBarack Obama\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nGeorge W. Bush\n\n","correct":true}],"answerText":" George W. Bush became the 43rd president of the United States in 2005, and he became the second president’s son to go to the White House, after John Quincy Adams. ","answerImage":""}

Which of these concepts encompasses "The Butterfly Effect"?

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nGame Theory\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nCopernican Theory\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nChaos Theory\n\n","correct":true},{"answer":"\n\nSet Theory\n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" The “butterfly effect” is associated with American mathematician and meteorologist Edward Norton Lorenz, who believed that small changes can have large consequences. The metaphor is that a powerful tornado could have been influenced by something so minor, such as the flaps of a butterfly’s wings. ","answerImage":""}

Biz Stone, Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey are the founders of what internet platform?

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nGoogle ","correct":false},{"answer":"Twitter","correct":true},{"answer":"Facebook ","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nYahoo! \n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" The microblogging and social networking service was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. Twitter is now considered “the SMS of the internet,” and as of 2018, there are over 321million monthly active users. ","answerImage":""}

Which of these animals is not indigenous to North America?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Horse","correct":true},{"answer":"Beaver","correct":false},{"answer":"Mountain Lion","correct":false},{"answer":"Bear","correct":false}],"answerText":" The wild horses in North America are not considered to be indigenous. Most federal or state agencies see the wild horses as non-native and exotic species. ","answerImage":""}

The original "King" of rock n' roll was…?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mick Jagger","correct":false},{"answer":"Elvis Presley","correct":true},{"answer":"Steven Tyler","correct":false},{"answer":"Michael Jackson","correct":false}],"answerText":" It was in 1956 when Elvis Presley was branded as “the fledgling king of rock ’n’ roll” by American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Robert Leroy Johnson. ","answerImage":""}

Which island nation has the highest population?

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nJapan\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nAustralia\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Indonesia","correct":true},{"answer":"England","correct":false}],"answerText":" Indonesia is the most populated island, with a total of 273,523,615 people living in the island country. If you thought Japan was the right answer, you learned something new today! Japan only has 126,476,461 people, with the Philippines ranking on third place. ","answerImage":""}

After the schism in Rome, the center of Eastern Christianity moved to which of these cities?

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nJerusalem\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nAthens\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Constantinople","correct":true},{"answer":"\n\nSt. Petersburg\n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" Also known as the East-West Schism or the Great Schism, the event that happened in 1054 marked the break of communion between the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Churches. After the split, the center of Eastern Christianity became Constantinople, also called the “New Rome.” ","answerImage":""}

This tasty fruit is known for being rich in Potassium.

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nOrange\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nStrawberry\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Banana","correct":true},{"answer":"\n\nApple\n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" Only 100 grams of a banana contains 358 mg of Potassium, which counts as 10% of the recommended Daily Value. Bananas also contain fiber, folate and vitamin C, supporting heart health and promoting digestive health. ","answerImage":""}

One of these dwarves was not part of the Snow White story.

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nGrumpy\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Happy","correct":false},{"answer":"Sappy","correct":true},{"answer":"Sneezy","correct":false}],"answerText":" Snow White had seven dwarves: Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy and Sleepy. Fun fact: Dopey wasn’t meant to be mute! When no actor was found to be his voice, the character had to be rewritten as mute. ","answerImage":""}

During digestion, the body releases a chemical that makes us happy.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Melatonin","correct":false},{"answer":"Serotonin","correct":true},{"answer":"Ghrelin","correct":false},{"answer":"Aldosterone","correct":false}],"answerText":" The human gut contains dopamine and serotonin. Serotonin helps stimulate your gut to contract and move the food through the intestines. ","answerImage":""}

One of these islands is not in Hawaii.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mauna Loa","correct":true},{"answer":"Maui","correct":false},{"answer":"Oahu","correct":false},{"answer":"Kauai","correct":false}],"answerText":" Mauna Loa is the second largest volcano on Earth, after Tamu Massif. It is also one of the five volcanoes that form the Island of Hawaii. ","answerImage":""}

What plant is used as the primary ingredient in wine?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Peach","correct":false},{"answer":"Agave","correct":false},{"answer":"Grape","correct":true},{"answer":"\n\nPlum\n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" Wine is known as an alcoholic drink that has been made from fermented grape juice. There are various types of wine depending on the grape variety, such as red, white, rosé, orange or sparkling wine. ","answerImage":""}

Where did Taylor Swift grow up during her early childhood?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Wyomissing","correct":false},{"answer":"New York","correct":false},{"answer":"On a Christmas Tree Farm","correct":true},{"answer":"Nashville","correct":false}],"answerText":" The popular singer has enjoyed her early years on her family's Christmas tree farm. Her grandmother was a professional opera singer, and by the age of 10, Swift was already singing at local events, contests, and fairs. ","answerImage":""}

This animal only eats bamboo. Can you guess which one is it?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Panda","correct":true},{"answer":"Kangaroo","correct":false},{"answer":"Orangutan","correct":false},{"answer":"Koala","correct":false}],"answerText":" Every day, no matter what, pandas eat only bamboo. Even though their digestive system can process meat, they choose bamboo for each of their meal! ","answerImage":""}

What are entomologists studying?

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nTrees\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Words","correct":false},{"answer":"Kidneys","correct":false},{"answer":"Insects","correct":true}],"answerText":" An entomologist is a person that studies or is an expert in the branch of zoology which is concerned with insects. The word comes from the Greek “entomon,” which means “insect” and “logia,” which means “study of.” ","answerImage":""}

This famous scientist reached a breakthrough on gravity after he was hit in the head with an apple. His name is…?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Pythagoras","correct":false},{"answer":"Issac Newton","correct":true},{"answer":"William Tell","correct":false},{"answer":"Johnny Appleseed","correct":false}],"answerText":" Issac Newton’s “aha” moment happened in an orchard, where he noticed the apples falling from the tree. That’s when he pondered about things always falling straight to the ground and not sideways. There’s no evidence that an apple actually hit him in the head, though! ","answerImage":""}

Which German city is famous for the original perfume it has produced for more than 200 years?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cologne","correct":true},{"answer":"Stuttgart","correct":false},{"answer":"Bremen","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nBerlin\n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" The city of Cologne, or as the Germans call it, “Köln,” became famous for their alcohol based perfume in 1810. The original Eau de Cologne was first considered medicine but then marketed as perfume! It was based on 86 percent alcohol and the rest of it was herbal fragrances. ","answerImage":""}

One of the following units of measurement does not belong in the Metric System.

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nMeters\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"\n\nGrams\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Ounces","correct":true},{"answer":"\n\nLiter\n\n","correct":false}],"answerText":" The metric system uses meters, liters and grams as base units for distance, volume, and mass respectively. Meanwhile, ounces are part of the imperial system, used to measure volume. ","answerImage":""}

The books "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," were written by this famous writer.

{"answers":[{"answer":"George Orwell","correct":false},{"answer":"George Lucas","correct":false},{"answer":"J. R. R. Tolkien","correct":true},{"answer":"C. S. Lewis","correct":false}],"answerText":" Also known as the \"father\" of modern fantasy literature, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote the books that take place in Middle Earth. At one time, he was a close friend to C. S. Lewis. ","answerImage":""}

The man portrayed in the famous "I want YOU for the U.S. Army" poster from WWI was…

{"answers":[{"answer":"    An unnamed soldier","correct":false},{"answer":"Uncle Sam","correct":true},{"answer":"George Washington","correct":false},{"answer":"Abraham Lincoln","correct":false}],"answerText":" Known as Uncle Sam, the face on this poster was of a meatpacker with this nickname, who used to sell barrels of meat to the Army in the War of 1812. He stamped the barrels with the initials “U.S.,” later becoming the face that calls for action. ","answerImage":""}

This American town is known in history for the famous witch trials.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Nashville, TN","correct":false},{"answer":"Portland, OR","correct":false},{"answer":"Charleston, SC","correct":false},{"answer":"Salem, MA ","correct":true}],"answerText":" The famous witch trials took place in Salem in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Over 200 people were accused and thirty were found guilty. ","answerImage":""}

The violin belongs to a certain type of musical instruments, known as…

{"answers":[{"answer":"\n\nString\n\n","correct":true},{"answer":"\n\nWoodwind\n\n","correct":false},{"answer":"Percussion","correct":false},{"answer":"Brass","correct":false}],"answerText":" String instruments are called chordophones, and they all produce sounds through vibrating strings. The violin, viola, cello and double bass are bowed instruments with strings that are part of the Classical music orchestra. ","answerImage":""}

This U.S. president has learned to read and write on his own.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Woodrow Wilson","correct":false},{"answer":"Abraham Lincoln ","correct":true},{"answer":"Theodore Roosevelt","correct":false},{"answer":"    John Adams","correct":false}],"answerText":" Abraham Lincoln may have lived working on farms or in stores, but he took the time to learn how to read and write. Interested by Law and Politics, he passed his bar examinations in 1836 and became a lawyer in New Salem, before moving to the state capital, Springfield. ","answerImage":""}

In which of the following states is Yellowstone National Park?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Ohio","correct":false},{"answer":"California","correct":false},{"answer":"Wyoming ","correct":true},{"answer":"Georgia","correct":false}],"answerText":" The National Park that is spreading mainly in Wyoming is nearly 3,500-sq. miles and it features an incredible flora and fauna. There are also geysers and dramatic canyons, offering unique sights. ","answerImage":""}

Greek forces attack what kingdom in the “Iliad”?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Troy","correct":true},{"answer":"Babylon","correct":false},{"answer":"Persia","correct":false},{"answer":"Paris","correct":false}],"answerText":" The Greek mythology says that Greeks attacked Troy in order to rescue Helen and bring her back to Greece. Helen was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. ","answerImage":""}

The human brain communicates with the rest of the body through networks of what?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Tendons","correct":false},{"answer":"Muscles","correct":false},{"answer":"Lipids","correct":false},{"answer":"Nerves ","correct":true}],"answerText":" The nerves receive signal from the spinal cord, which in its turn, receives information from the brain. ","answerImage":""}

All the elements known have been organized in what is called by everyone as…

{"answers":[{"answer":"Handbook of Chemistry","correct":false},{"answer":"Periodic Table ","correct":true},{"answer":"Index of Elements","correct":false},{"answer":"None of the above","correct":false}],"answerText":" The Periodic Table is also known as the periodic table of elements, which displays all the chemical elements, and they are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration and their recurring chemical properties. ","answerImage":""}

You’re trying to paint a green leaf. What colors do you mix to get green?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Blue and Yellow ","correct":true},{"answer":"Red and Yellow","correct":false},{"answer":"Orange and Blue","correct":false},{"answer":"Blue and Red","correct":false}],"answerText":" The basic formula to create the green color is by mixing the yellow color with blue. Because it is mixed with two primary colors, green is known as secondary color, and so is orange and purple. ","answerImage":""}

Which country is closer to the North Pole?

{"answers":[{"answer":"China","correct":true},{"answer":"Finland","correct":false},{"answer":"North Korea","correct":false},{"answer":"Russia","correct":false}],"answerText":" Finland is 1,796.99 miles south of the North Pole, while Russia is a bit further south (2,073.45). ","answerImage":""}