Quiz: Can You Conquer This Difficult General Knowledge Quiz?
Can You Conquer This Difficult General Knowledge Quiz?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

If you're like us, you can only yell at the TV screen during "Jeopardy" for so long before you need a new challenge -- and they're not easy to find on TV. The 2000s were great times for quiz show lovers, with the megahit, "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire," as well as "The Weakest Link" and "1 vs. 100." But in the 2010s, studio executives have turned their attention to more "relatable" game shows -- bake-offs, for example, or competitions between "makers." What's an ultra-competitive brainiac to do?

We're here to help. We've crafted a general knowledge quiz that'll cover a little bit of everything -- science and geography, arts and entertainment, history and sports. (Maybe we'll throw in a question about the "history of sports," just to keep things fresh). The questions will start off moderately easy, but don't worry, they'll get more difficult. Do you know which Central American country's capital is Belmopan? Or which Hollywood actress was the first to be paid $1 million for a role? Admittedly, these factoids aren't terribly necessary in everyday life ... but you're probably dying to show off that you know them. 

So turn off that "Great" baking show, flex your keyboard fingers, and get to work. The bragging rights are yours for the taking!

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Which river does the Brooklyn Bridge span?
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Which of these regions most influenced bluegrass music?
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How many stocks comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
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Which planet has moons named Phobos and Deimos?
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Which of these is NOT a commonwealth?
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"Atomic number" is the number of what in an atom?
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The "New Deal" was a program of which U.S. president?
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A gemstone of pink to dark-red corundum is called ____.
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Which actress was the first to command $1 million for a film role?
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The approach of 2012 prompted a minor end-of-the-world craze based on what ancient calendar?
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Alfred Nobel, who established the Nobel Prizes, is otherwise best known for inventing what?
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From which poem do we get the expression, "miles to go before I sleep"?
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Where would you find the city of Heidelberg?
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Which of these was the former name of the African nation of Zimbabwe?
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The stretch of the United States prone to tornadoes is known as what?
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Which of these metals is the most conductive?
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What was the name of Walt Disney's brother, who co-founded the studio?
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Which of these musicians did not die at age 27?
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Which city's NFL team has a name inspired by Edgar Allen Poe?
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Which of these is NOT a day in Holy Week, just before Easter?
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Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are major languages in which nation?
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What distinguishes the current Ms. Marvel from other Marvel Comics characters?
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Which river does the U.S. Military Academy at West Point overlook?
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A life-threatening allergic response that swells tissues and prevents breathing is called ...
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The Chevrolet Corvette takes its name from which of these?
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True or false? Earth's moon revolves around the Earth, but does not rotate on its own axis.
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From which northeastern state does Cape Cod extend out?
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Which of these is NOT a borough of New York City?
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In the 20th century, Lee Kuan Yew made which developing nation into an economic power?
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Which of these U.S. presidents was raised Quaker?
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Actor Bill Mumy, famous as a child actor for "Lost in Space," was part of the cast of which 1990s sci-fi show?
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Before becoming a PBS star, "Joy of Painting" host Bob Ross did what for about 20 years?
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Belmopan, the capital of Belize, has a population of less than what figure?
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Where would you find Mt. Etna?
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