World Quiz 


World Quiz

World Quiz 

World Quiz 

World Quiz

(A book of General Knowledge for students )


Internet Edition 

Compiled & Edited by

Menonim Menonimus


Kamalpur, Barpeta (Assam)


World Quiz  (A book of General Knowledge for students ) compiled & Edited by Menonim Menonimus

Internet Edition

Kamalpur, Barpeta (Assam)





The quiz is an easier medium of acquiring knowledge through entertainment. Nowadays it seems that the demand and popularity of quiz books are on increase. In the market, some quiz books are also visible. But the quality and quantity of those are like a single chilly in a large pot of sauce. Realizing this scarcity of available quiz books in the market, we have undertaken this mission of bringing out a series of quiz books with the sole intention of helping the student community and readers in general. This present book entitled  World Quiz, after ‘Quiz Miscellany’ is an output of our adventurous mission. This present book is prepared neither subject-wise nor topic-wise but as a medley of varied topics. In preparing this book we have collected and compiled data from various sources as- books, the internet, official documents etc. We have spared no pains to afford the accurate available data on numerous subjects in this book in quiz form. In spite of our meticulous carefulness to make this book error-free, there is every possibility of spelling and grammatical mistakes, and desktop publishing mistakes due to oversight or lack of timely information.

We look forward to overcoming all the shortfalls of the book that might have crept into the book anyway. 

Therefore we expect all our readers to bring the mistakes and shortfalls to our notice so that we can make this book error-free in the next editions.

In fine, we acknowledge our debts for facts, data and all information used in this book to the Central Government of India, the Government of Assam, journals, Research reports undertaken by many national and international institutions and organizations, UNESCO, other government institutions, other quiz books, and internet sources.

This book of quiz (Quiz Miscellany) has been prepared with the purpose of helping the student community and reader in general in acquiring knowledge on the varied subject at a glance. 

We are not aware of copyright violations in any form which has been incurred while preparing this book. However, we will not only appreciate but also take immediate action to rectify and overcome any such thing which has occurred unintentionally or unknowingly in any form towards anyone, in case it is brought to our notice.

Rabbi Masrur

Kamalpur, Barpeta (Assam)




Q. What is a Dolly Varden?

Ans:   Large hat

Q. Whose last words were – That was the best soda I ever tasted?

Ans:   Lou Costello

Q. What is the common name for the Asteroidea?

Ans:  Starfish

Q. Jonquil is a shade of what colour?

Ans:   Yellow

Q. Vincent Furnier is better known as who?

Ans:   Alice Cooper. World Quiz

Q. If you were severed a dish belle h’elen what fruit would it be?

Ans:   Pears

Q. Terrance Nelham became better known as who?

Ans:   Adam Faith

Q. Dick Turpin the highwayman served an apprenticeship as what?

Ans:   Butcher

Q. In fable who pulled the thorn from the lion’s paw?

Ans:  Androcles

Q. Thomas Chippendale mostly worked in what wood?

Ans:   Mahogany

Q. The USA has the most rail track – what country second?

Ans:  Canada. World Quiz

Q. What device did Henry Doherty patent in 1972?

Ans:  Pooper Scooper

Q. What does soviet mean?

Ans: Workers’ Council

Q. What is a smew?

Ans:   A type of wild duck

Q. Aleksei Leanov was the first to do what?

Ans:  Spacewalk

Q. What is the name of Moses and Aaron’s sister?

Ans:  Mariam

Q. What dog in ancient China was restricted to the aristocracy?

Ans:  Pekinese

Q. Which actor wrote the book The Outlaw Trail?

Ans:  Robert Redford

Q. What was pirate Captain Flint’s ship called?

Ans: Walrus. World Quiz

Q. Bartommelo Christofori invented what?

Ans: Piano

Q. What is a ziggurat?

Ans:  Mesopotamian Temple tower

Q. Daisy Hawkins original name of which Beatles hit song?

Ans: Eleanor Rigby

Q. Rouget de Lisle did what to make him famous?

Ans:   Composed Marseillaise

Q. In the Caspian, Java and Bali what became extinct in the 19th Century?

Ans: Tigers

Q.What does a manometer measure?

Ans:  Gas pressure. World Quiz

Q. Why did the USA govt. open Lincoln’s coffin in 1887 and 1901?

Ans:   Check body still there

Q. You’ll Never Walk Alone came from which 1945 musical show?

Ans:  Carousel

Q. Which Greek philosopher wrote The Republic and The Laws?

Ans:  Plato

Q. EAU international car registration plate of which country?

Ans:  Uganda

Q. What county has the largest army in the world?

Ans:   China

Q. In which city is the world’s oldest museum?

Ans:   Oxford

Q. Marilyn Monroe was the model for which Disney Character?

Ans:  Tinker Bell

Q. Which insect has the best eyesight?

Ans:   Dragonfly. World Quiz

Q. The Campbell-Stokes recorder measures what with a glass ball?

Ans:   Sunshine

Q. What did William Young invent in 1800?

Ans:   Different shoes (left, right)

Q. Who was La Purcelle of Voltaire’s poem?

Ans:  Joan of Arc

Q. What – advertised phrase “Even your best friends won’t tell you”?

Ans:  Listerine mouth wash

Q. Who wrote: Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched?

Ans:    Aesop 

Q. Whose last words were: I am dying with the help of too many Physicians?

Ans:    Alexander the Great

Q. RL is the international car registration plate of which country?

Ans:  Lebanon. World Quiz

Q. Which dinosaur’s name translates as double-beam?

Ans:   Diplodocus

Q. Which SF author wrote The Day it Rained Forever?

Ans:   Ray Bradbury

Q. Who said “The die is cast” (on crossing the Rubicon)?

Ans:   Julius Caesar

Q. Who composed Peter and the Wolf?

Ans:   Sergai Prokofiev

Q. Who painted the Water Lilly Pond in 1899?

Ans:   Claude Monet. World Quiz

Q. Which Magazine wrote: Fighting for peace is like fucking for chastity?

Ans:   Knave (March 1977)

Q. Which famous whore said – God is love but get it in writing?

Ans:    Gypsy Rose Lee

Q. Jenny Von Westphalen was married to whom?

Ans:   Karl Marx

Q. What city is closest to Copacabana beach?

Ans:  Rio de Janeiro

Q. In Greek legend what was Pygmalion’s kingdom?

Ans:   Cyprus

Q.What was the first penal colony in New South Wales?

Ans:   Botany Bay

Q. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet who is Ophelia’s father?

Ans:  Polonius

Q. Guru Nanak founded which religion?

Ans:   Sikhism. World Quiz

Q. What was unusual about the Gossamer Albatross Aeroplane?

Ans:   Man (pedal) powered

Q. What country is nearest to the North Pole?

Ans:   Greenland

Q. If you were in Lou Grant’s office what city are you in?

Ans:   Los Angeles

Q. Who wrote Private Lives in 1930 and Blyth Spirit in 1941?

Ans:   Noel Coward

Q. The original Peeping Tom had what job?

Ans:   Tailor. World Quiz

Q. What song is sung the most?

Ans:   Happy Birthday

Q. What city is known as The world’s chocolate capital?

Ans:   Hershey, Pennsylvania

Q. What is detective Hercules Poirot’s brother’s name?

Ans:   Achille

Q. To what family does the hippopotamus belong?

Ans:   Pig

Q. Smith most common USA name, what’s second?

Ans:  Johnson

Q. The Mbuti tribe in Africa are the world’s what?

Ans:  Shortest race. World Quiz

Q. Grace Metalious wrote which famous novel (and TV show)?

Ans:  Peyton Place

Q. Who said Old age isn’t so bad – considering the alternative?

Ans:   Maurice Chevalier

Q. Who composed the opera Billy Budd in 1951?

Ans:   Benjamin Britain

Q. What film was a California cinema showing when it went on fire?

Ans:   The Towering Inferno

Q.What phantom ship is said to haunt The Cape of Good Hope?

Ans: The Flying Dutchman

Q. In which city is the world’s oldest tennis court from 1496?

Ans:  Paris. World Quiz

Q. What word appears over 46000 times in the Bible?

Ans:   And

Q. In what magazine does Alfred E Newman appear?

Ans:  MAD

Q. Who said Politics is the art of the possible?

Ans:  Otto Von Bismarck

Q. What dinosaur’s name translates as a roof lizard?

Ans:   Stegosaurus

Q. In which country did Turkeys originate?

Ans:   USA

Q. In Macbeth, what witch speaks first?

Ans:   The first witch

Q. What fabled monster has a lion’s head and a serpent’s tail?

Ans:   Chimera

Q. CH car international registration plate which country?

Ans:   Switzerland. World Quiz

Q. Who said: Give us the tools and we will finish the job?

Ans:  Winston Churchill

Q. In The Marriage of Figaro – who did Figaro marry?

Ans:   Sussanah

Q. What state was founded by Mohammed Ali Jinnah?

Ans:   Pakistan

Q. What nationality are the most immigrants to the USA?

Ans:   Mexican

Q. Who steals the Pink Panther in the original film?

Ans:   The Phantom

Q. What is the oldest known alcoholic beverage?

Ans:   Mead

Q. Who said – The bigger they come the harder they fall?

Ans:   Bob Fitzsimmons

Q. What is Lolita’s surname in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel?

Ans:   Haze

Q. From what country does the Elkhound originate?

Ans:   Norway

Q. Hibernia was the Roman name for which country?

Ans:   Ireland

Q. Mincing Lane in London is traditionally home of what trade?

Ans:  Tea. World Quiz

Q. In Paris there are two islands – Ile de la Cite and what?

Ans:   Ile St-Louise

Q. Mapother IV is the real surname of what film star?

Ans:   Tom Cruise

Q. Jean-Christopher Denner invented what musical instrument?

Ans:   Clarinet

Q. The Titanic has a sister ship – name it?

Ans:   The Olympic

Q. What was sharkskin once used as?

Ans:   Sand paper

Q. What does an otologist study?

Ans:   The ear and its diseases

Q. What is the essential ingredient in a Mornay sauce?

Ans:   Cheese

Q. Sardines are the young of which fish?

Ans:  Pilchard

Q. Who wrote Oedipus Rex?

Ans:   Sophocles

Q. The Camorra was the forerunner of what organisation in the USA?

Ans:   The Mafia

Q. What is a Havana Brown?

Ans:   A Small Rabbit

Q. What did Simon of Cyrene do in The Bible?

Ans:  Carry Christ’s cross

Q. What country’s flag has a red circle on a green background?

Ans:  Singapore. World Quiz

Q. Capers are pickled flower seeds of what plant?

Ans:  Nasturtium

Q. In 1925 at Windsor Bookies went on strike – against what?

Ans:   Betting Tax

Q. What is the world’s largest sand island northeast of Brisbane?

Ans:  Fraser Island

Q. Who was the leader of the wolf pack in The Jungle Book?

Ans:   Akala

Q. Halcyon is the poetic name for which bird?

Ans:   Kingfisher

Q. Who had a hit with Sylvia’s Mother?

Ans:   Dr. Hook. World Quiz

Q. In the Bible from whom did David steal his wife Bathsheba?

Ans:   The Hittite warrior Uriah

Q. Shakespeare’s – Antony, Romeo, Othello – what in common?

Ans:  Suicide

Q. What instrument is sometimes called the clown of the orchestra?

Ans:  Bassoon. World Quiz

Q. What world capital city is heated by volcanic springs?

Ans:  Reykjavik (Iceland)

Q. What is the main ingredient of a Maron glace?

Ans:   Chestnuts

Q. Only one woman’s lifespan is given in the Bible – Who?

Ans:  Sarah (Wife of Abraham)

Q. Who said, “If a lie is told in the Whitehouse Nixon gets a royalty”?

Ans:   Richard Nixon

Q. Amuhea Princess of Medes was the wife of whom?

Ans:   Nebuchadnezzars

Q. What Roman Emperor was killed by an overdose of laxative?

Ans:  Nero (by an aunt)

Q. What was Louis 14th born with two of – that amazed everyone?

Ans:   Teeth. World Quiz

Q. The Associated Powers – the original proposed name of what?

Ans:  The United Nations

Q. Which author published 59 new books in 1955?

Ans:   Enid Blyton

Q. If you had distrix what condition would you have?

Ans:  Hair – split ends

Q. What did the ancient Greeks use instead of soap?

Ans:   Olive Oil

Q. What country do Brazil nuts come from?

Ans:   Bolivia

Q. Why would women dislike using a West Indian Dildo?

Ans: It’s a cactus. World Quiz

Q. Which country invented French fried potatoes?

Ans:  Belgium

Q. Marion Barry – Mayor of Washington arrested for what?

Ans:  Possession of Crack

Q. 34% of Californian Male students, 10% of Female lied to get what?

Ans:   Sexual Partner

Q. What was the name of the ship that brought Dracula to England?

Ans:   Demeter

Q. Samuel de Champlain founded which city?

Ans:   Quebec

Q. What country had an airline called Rottnest?

Ans:   Australia

Q. Fuggles and Goldings are varieties of what?

Ans:   Hops. World Quiz

Q. Britains call it sellotape – What’s the brand name in Australia?

Ans:   Durex

Q. John Dunlop developed pneumatic tyres – what profession?

Ans:   Vet

Q. Zoisite is a semi-precious stone – National stone which country?

Ans:   Norway

Q. The Thunderbirds boys were named after what theme?

Ans:   Apollo Astronauts

Q. Britain’s most dangerous job used to kill one person every 3 days?

Ans:   Trawlerman

Q. In the Bible whom did God appear to on Mount Horeb?

Ans:   Moses. World Quiz

Q. St. John the Divine wrote which book of the Bible?

Ans:   Revelations

Q. Distaff is the female family side – what is the male?

Ans:   Spear

Q. Who is the patron saint of Gypsies?

Ans:  St. Sarah

Q. In Ireland what is a Gombeen Man?

Ans:   Moneylender

Q. In Australian slang what is a dishlicker?

Ans:   Dog

Q.International dialling codes of what county is 20?

Ans:  Egypt

Q. What US state’s name means long river?

Ans:   Connecticut

Q. What country has the most elephants?

Ans:   Tanzania

Q. Collective nouns – A Float of what?

Ans:   Crocodiles. World Quiz

Q. In Romeo and Juliet, what day is Juliet’s Birthday?

Ans:   31st June

Q. In Italy a man can be arrested if found wearing what?

Ans:  A skirt

Q. In what European country have most land battles been fought?

Ans:   Belgium

Q. Gwizador in Poland is who in English?

Ans:   Santa Claus

Q. OD international aircraft registration letters of what country?

Ans:  Lebanon

Q. Bragi was the Norse God of what?

Ans:   Poetry. World Quiz

Q.What’s the other name for the statue of Egyptian god Harmachis?

Ans:   The Sphinx

Q. Name Helen of Troy’s husband?

Ans:   Menelaus

Q. Name Stephen King’s first published novel?

Ans:  Carrie

Q. At you would find information about what?

Ans:  Food or Restaurants

Q. What is Greece’s second city after Athens?

Ans:   Salonika

Q. What was Paul the Apostles real name?

Ans:  Saul. World Quiz

Q. If you suffer from diplopia what have you got?

Ans:  Double vision

Q. Who said: Course of true love never did run smooth?

Ans:  William Shakespeare (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Q. All my Yesterdays is which actor’s autobiography?

Ans:  Edward G Robinson

Q. Queen Mary II died at age 32 what killed her?

Ans:   Smallpox

Q. What metal is used in galvanizing?

Ans:   Zinc

Q. The British army used to wear puttees – what’s it literally mean?

Ans:   Bandages from Hindu

Q. In what does a steganographer write messages?

Ans:   Invisible ink

Q. A philomath has a love of what?

Ans:   Learning

Q. Who dictated the Koran to Mohamed?

Ans:   The Angel Gabriel

Q. Who was the only Apostle to die a natural death?

Ans:   Saint John

Q. Capital city’s name translates as the City of Islam?

Ans:   Islamabad. World Quiz

Q. What organisation recently banned in Russia as paramilitary?

Ans:  Salvation Army

Q. Picardy is in the northeast of which country?

Ans:   France

Q. Which is Shakespeare’s shortest play?

Ans:   The Comedy of Errors

Q. The Bank of Italy changed its name to what?

Ans:   The Bank of America

Q. What is the characteristic of an aphyllus plant?

Ans:   No leaves

Q.I n Australia what is the second Sunday in May?

Ans:   Mothers day

Q. Connecticut has a museum dedicated to what?

Ans:   Nuts. World Quiz

Q. What were the first tennis balls stuffed with?

Ans:   Human Hair

Q. Which company’s name translates as abundant fields?

Ans:   Toyota

Q. Chrometrophobia is the fear of what?

Ans:   Money. 0 0 0

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