So you fancy yourself as a bit of a general knowledge buff? You like to watch the evening news, read the daily newspaper, keep abreast of the goings on in the world and also read up on history whenever you can?
Well, then you have come to the right place, that's for sure. Because this general knowledge quiz is not easily tamed! In fact, you can be sure that it will push your brain to the limit. Your grey matter is going to get a full workout while taking this general knowledge quiz, that is for sure.
But there is a catch. We want to see if you can answer these questions in 10 seconds or less. That means you have around six minutes to nail this one! Think you can do it? Well, you're going to need some very broad general knowledge to ace it, that's for sure. We cover a range of topics from history, to science, geography, a little bit of sports and much more!
If you're stuck, make use of our hints, don't be afraid, they can set you on the right track. So are you ready? Let's begin then, shall we?
Light travels at 299,792,458 meters per second. That means that light from the sun gets to earth in just 8 minutes and 20 seconds, which is very impressive. It does however, show how far a light year (the distance light will travel in a year) really is.
Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun has many moons. In fact, astronomers have counted 67 separate celestial bodies near the planet.
A Greek philosopher, Pythagoras was born in 570 BC and lived till 495 BC. Other than his knowledge of math (he discovered the Pythagorean theorem) he also is associated with having discovered the five different climatic zones, proportions and the fact that the Earth is a sphere.
India is a land of many different languages, so much so that it has 22 that are regarded as official. Some of these include Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Urdu.
The central processing unit is the "brains" of every computer. Essentially, it sends signals to other parts of the computer. These take the form of instructions.
Brian May is the guitarist from the band Queen who were prominent during the 1970s and were lead by the talented Freddie Mercury. Interestingly, May built his own guitar (which he still uses today) and plays it without a pick. He uses a coin instead.
Rugby was invented in 1823. Legend has it that a boy named William Webb Ellis, disregarding the rules of football, picked up the ball and ran with it and that is how the sport was born. Today, it is played in many countries around the world, with New Zealand the current world champions.
Dogs regulate their heat by panting and sweating through the pads of their feet. Just think about it, if they were us and sweated through their skin, we would have very wet dogs that smelled horrible!
Although you might think a group of whales would be a school, like fish are, they are not. A group of whales are known as a pod, instead.
As many of the other planets are seen with the naked eye, it was Uranus that was the first to be discovered by a telescope. Sir William Herschel did so in 1781.
Antoni Gaudí's works are legendary and fall under the banner of Catalan Modernism. His church design in Barcelona, the La Sagrada Familia, was begun in 1882 but remains unfinished to this day.
The crust is the outer layer of the Earth. It sits atop the next layer, the mantle, which in turn protects the crust from the molten core of the the planet.
Mixed Martial Arts started in the early 1980s. It gained far more popularity, however, thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC which began in 1993. Why is it called Mixed Martial Arts? Well, because many fighting styles are allowed.
Dar es Salaam is the largest city in the African country of Tanzania and its former capital. The name of the city, when translated, roughly means "the house of peace."
The League of Nations was formed after the First World War. The exact date? Well, that was January 10, 1920. The purpose of the organization was to prevent another World War. America did not join, even though the League of Nations was President Woodrow Wilson’s idea.
Formed due to the growing threats of Communism, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed in 1949 and originally consisted of 29 members.
The Suez Canal is a vital body of water. It allows shipping to move from the Mediterranean through to the Red Sea and then the Indian Ocean without having to sail around Africa. It was opened in 1869.
A donor with O negative blood can give blood to any recipient. This is because they have no factors in their blood that can adversely react with the recipient. O negative blood is used often in emergencies.
The femur is the longest bone in the human body. Not only that, it is the strongest bone as well and is found in the thigh.
Gold holds the periodic table name of Au because of its Latin name, aurum. A precious metal, gold has an atomic number of 79. We all know how sought after this metal is.
Oasis, formed by the Gallagher brothers, were one of the biggest bands in Britain in 1995. Together with their rivals, Blur, they promote a form of music the tabloids christened "Brit Pop." Their album, "What's the Story, Morning Glory" was one of the biggest hits of that decade.
Not only did Louis Bleriot become the first person to fly across the English channel, but he had another claim to fame as well. Bleriot designed the first headlamp that was practical to fix to cars. Bleriot achieved his channel crossing on June 25, 1909.
Amphibians include animals such as frogs and toads, among others. They can live in both water and on land, and they can breathe through their skin!
Chile is the most southern country of those listed above. Its most southern point the Diego Ramírez islands which are located at 56°32'S. The most southern point on its mainland is Cape Froward at 53°53'S. Interestingly, the most southern point owned by any country is the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands which form part of Britain. These are located at 59°42'S.
Field hockey is the sport in which you could have a penalty or a short corner. The game as it is played today was recorded in the 19th Century in England. However, it has its origins in the middle ages. It has been an ever-present Olympic sport since 1928.
Diamonds are nothing but carbon, one of the most plentiful elements on the planet. It makes you wonder how they became so expensive! Diamonds were formed billions of years ago below the surface of the earth and actually originate from carbon dioxide atoms.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It covers an area of 233.67 square miles and is home to around 9 million people. The metropolitan area surrounding Seoul is home to 25 million people!
Motorola, through Martin Cooper, started working on cellular phone technology in the 1970s. In 1983, the first phones were brought to market. Cooper made the first call with a mobile phone and is considered the "father of the cell phone."
An online social media network in which users send messages known as tweets, Twitter was launched in July 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. By 2016, the service had over 300 million active users.
Route 66 was established in the 1920s as a way to connect Chicago and Los Angeles with just one main thoroughfare. It covered a total of 2,448 miles. Route 66 has many other names including the "Mother Road" and the "Main Street of America."
Asia certainly has the highest population density of all the continents. And it stands to reason thanks to the fact that it houses both India and China, the two most populous nations in the world.
The aardvark, which when translated to English means earth pig, roams central and southern Africa. A nocturnal burrower, they are noted for their long snouts and large ears.
The Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest were all aircraft built by the Hawker company during the course of World War II. Perhaps the most famous is the Hurricane which together with the Supermarine Spitfire, defended Great Britain during the Battle of Britain.
The Korean War started when forces from the Communist north crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea, a non-Communist country. Under General Douglas MacArthur, the United States and other Allied Forces held off the Koreans right at the tip of the country, eventually fighting back to recapture Seoul. Eventually, the countries were set back to how they were before the war started.
Brian Charles Lara is widely regarded as one of the best modern day batsman in the game of cricket. He played for the West Indies. He holds the record for the highest Test score, 400 not out and the highest First Class score, 501 not out.