Quiz: How Far Can You Make It in This Difficult Knowledge Test?
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How Far Can You Make It in This Difficult Knowledge Test?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

General knowledge is difficult to pinpoint. For most people, it's not all that important for daily life, yet for others, having an expanded general knowledge is vital. Why? Well, if you know enough about a range of subjects, you can fit in just about anywhere.

And it's not that hard to pick up. General knowledge is about following what's going on in the world around you. Try to catch a news bulletin every day. Instead of spending hours on social media, open a news site and get up to date with the world around you. Read about things in history that interest you. We guarantee it will lead you to even more exciting finds.

The key is starting off with things you like to learn about, then moving on from there. But you knew that, didn't you? You are here to try your luck at our tough general knowledge quiz, where you can expect questions about just about anything!

A range of questions faces you, taking in many different general knowledge subjects. These questions span many ages, from ancient history to modern times, planes, trains and automobiles... OK, maybe not! How do you think you will fare? Will you pass with flying colors? Well, why not take the plunge and let's see what you can score. Good luck!

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If a female of a certain bird species is know to us as a duck, what is the term for the male of that species?
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On November 11th, 1954, what national United States holiday was first held under its current name?
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Which of these United States presidents served more than two terms in office?
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What does the snow consist of on the planet Venus?
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In which country would you find an animal known as a wombat?
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Which of these aircraft is deemed have helped save Great Britain by defending its skies from the German air force during the Battle of Britain?
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In what country is the city of Basel situated?
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Which of these men founded the General Motors motor company?
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Any idea as to the name of the primary gas found in the Earth's atmosphere?
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In the hit TV-series "Friends" what was the name of the coffee shop the group frequented?
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What is the capital of Turkey?
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In which U.S. state was Arnold Schwarzenegger elected governor?
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Can you name the inventor who averaged a patent every three weeks of his life was?
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What was the name of the first satellite in space?
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What is the world's largest airport, in terms of surface area?
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Which continent is cut almost in half along its latitude by the Tropic of Capricorn?
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What is the name of the American president inaugurated on January 20, 2009?
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The flag of the United States of America consists of how many colors?
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Who was christened "The King of Pop"?
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Can you name the commander of the Confederate forces during the Battle of Gettysburg?
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Measured by the shoreline, what is the largest bay found on Earth?
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From the list below, can you tell us the highest waterfall in the world?
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In which country was soccer player Lionel Messi born?
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Who voices "Shrek" in the Shrek movie franchise?
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True or false. A strawberry, is, in fact, not a berry but a banana?
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Insulin is produced by which part of the body?
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Golfer Ernie Els comes from which country?
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Do you know the name of the Pirate that hates Peter Pan?
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True or false? Wombat poop is cube-shaped.
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What was the name of the first scientist to measure the speed of light?
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What is soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo's nickname?
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If you studied Entomology what are you a specialist it?
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On the periodic table of elements, what is the designation for lead?
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What farm animal did Hernando de Soto introduce to America?
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True or false? You can actually see your nose at all times in your vision.
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