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These general knowledge quiz questions are fun and free for everyone to try. You can test your general knowledge now by trying to answer them and then clicking on Check the Answer after each question. The quiz questions are in four levels of difficulty: Lower Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced (click, or scroll down, to find the different levels).

If you'd like to use them in a pub quiz or in a classroom quiz, we've made printer-friendly versions for you. You can print them out by clicking on the links just under each set of questions. There are two versions for printing; 'with answers' and 'without answers'. The questions were written for ESL students, but because they are general knowledge questions they can be used by everyone.

Each set has 24 quiz questions in 4 categories: Science, Geography, Sports and Music.



  1. What does your heart pump?

  2. Which is the nearest star?

  3. Which is heavier, gold or silver?

  4. How many sides does a triangle have?

  5. What is H2O?

  6. How many legs does a butterfly have?

  1. Which is bigger, a lake or an ocean?

  2. Which country has the most people?

  3. What is the capital city of Norway?

  4. What is the biggest state in the U.S.A.?

  5. Which country has the biggest land area?

  6. In which ocean is Hawaii?

  1. What sport is played at Wimbledon?

  2. In which country were the 2008 Olympic Games held?

  3. What country does the football player Romario come from?

  4. What is the most popular indoor sport in the U.S.A.?

  5. In which sport was Muhammad Ali the world champion?

  6. Which famous golf player's mother comes from Thailand?

  1. How many strings does a violin have?

  2. Where was Ricky Martin born?

  3. What pop group was Howie D. in?

  4. Which singer usually sings rap music, Mariah Carey or Eminem?

  5. Which instrument is often used in jazz music, a saxophone or a tuba?

  6. What nationality is Robbie Williams?

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  1. Blood is filtered by which pair of organs?

  2. Which planet is the fifth from the sun?

  3. Who developed the theory of relativity?

  4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol N?

  5. In which organelle of a living cell is DNA found?

  6. Which travel faster, light or sound waves?

  1. In which country is Mount Everest?

  2. Which continent has the biggest population?

  3. What is the capital city of New Zealand?

  4. On which continent is the Sahara desert?

  5. Name the two longest rivers in the world.

  6. Which ocean is to the east of Africa?

  1. What is longest running race in the Olympic Games called?

  2. Who won the 2003 British Open golf tournament?

  3. In snooker, what is the colour of the last ball potted?

  4. What nationality is the tennis player Lleyton Hewitt?

  5. In which sport can you throw a 'curve ball'?

  6. Which team won the 2003 Formula One car racing championship?

  1. Which pop singer married British movie director Guy Ritchie?

  2. Which rock group did George Harrison belong to?

  3. Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life?

  4. How many strings does a bass guitar usually have?

  5. In what country did reggae music originate?

  6. How many instruments are there in a string quintet?

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  1. Which vitamin is abundant in citrus fruits?

  2. What instrument is used for measuring temperature?

  3. Who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection?

  4. What gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere?

  5. What do we call a shape with eight sides?

  6. What is the study of plants called?

  1. Which South American country has the greatest land area?

  2. What is the capital city of Sri Lanka?

  3. Which climate is generally hotter and more humid, tropical or temperate?

  4. What do we call a mountain which could erupt?

  5. Antarctica covers which of the earth's poles?

  6. On which continent is Sierra Leone?

  1. In which sport would you use a 'sand iron'?

  2. In boxing, what do the letters K.O. stand for?

  3. Baseball originated in the U.S.A. in which century?

  4. How many rings are there in the Olympic Games symbol?

  5. Which country won the 1998 FIFA World Cup football tournament?

  6. Who won the 2003 Wimbledon women's tennis championship?

  1. Which female pop singer had a big hit called 'Baby, One More Time'?

  2. What pop group was Michael Jackson a member of when he was young?

  3. What type of music did Louis Armstrong play?

  4. What does an orchestra's conductor wave to keep time?

  5. What nationality was Mozart?

  6. Which rock group is Michael Stipe the lead singer of?

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  1. Triton is a moon of which planet?

  2. For what process do plants need sunlight, CO2 and water?

  3. Which physicist wrote a book called 'A Brief History of Time'?

  4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Zn?

  5. In which organ of the body is the cerebrum found?

  6. What do we call the study of birds?

  1. In which country is the world's highest waterfall?

  2. What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'?

  3. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link?

  4. What is South America's highest mountain range?

  5. What is the capital city of Kenya?

  6. What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called?

  1. In which athletic event is a heavy metal ball thrown?

  2. In what sport could you 'hit a six' or 'bowl a leg spinner'?

  3. Golf was first played in which country?

  4. In which sport could you find yourself in a headlock?

  5. In which sport are a bow and arrow used?

  6. What does a third-place getter at the Olympic Games win?

  1. What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play?

  2. Which British rock group do Liam and Noel Gallagher belong to?

  3. Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?

  4. In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found?

  5. Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'?

  6. Which is the largest stringed instrument in a classical orchestra?

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