A Tricky General Knowledge Quiz

A Tricky General Knowledge Quiz

Feb 21, 2023

CLASSIC QUIZ QUESTIONS
These are questions which sometimes trip up quiz teams across the country and are just that little bit harder. They sort out the serious quizzers from the ‘turn up and have a go’ quiz players. The answers are those which once heard should have most people thinking they knew it.

QUESTIONS

1. What was the penname of Charles Dickens?

2. The Colorado River runs through seven US states and carved out the Grand Canyon. In which of those states is the Grand Canyon National Park located?

3. ‘Operation Dynamo’ was the codename for which major action of WWII?

4. What name is given to a naturally formed raised bank of earth and sediment which is found alongside rivers to keep the water at bay?

5. Which US president ordered the first use of an atomic bomb during wartime on a civilian population?

6. Using dots and dashes, what is morse code for the letter A?

7. What was the name of the captain in charge of the rebel blockade runner on which Princess Leia was captured in the opening scenes of Star Wars: A New Hope?

8. The Lesser Antilles are a group of islands in which sea?

9. Where specifically would you find a troglodyte living?

10. In which country of the United Kingdom is the River Tamar?

 

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ANSWERS

1. What was the penname of Charles Dickens?
BOZ

2. The Colorado River runs through seven US states and carved out the Grand Canyon. In which of those states is the Grand Canyon National Park located?
ARIZONA

3. ‘Operation Dynamo’ was the codename for which major action of WWII?
EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK (in 1940)

4. What name is given to a naturally formed raised bank of earth and sediment which is found alongside rivers to keep the water at bay?
LEVEE

5. Which US president ordered the first use of an atomic bomb during wartime on a civilian population?
HARRY S. TRUMAN

6. Using dots and dashes, what is morse code for the letter A?
.- (Dot Dash)

7. What was the name of the captain in charge of the rebel blockade runner on which Princess Leia was captured in the opening scenes of Star Wars: A New Hope?
CAPTAIN ANTILLES

8. The Lesser Antilles are a group of islands in which sea?
CARIBBEAN SEA (If you said the Atlantic it is wrong as while the Caribbean Sea is part of the Atlantic, the question asked for sea, not ocean)

9. Where specifically would you find a troglodyte living?
IN A CAVE (It derives from the Greek for ‘hole’ and ‘enter’)

10. In which country of the United Kingdom is the River Tamar?
ENGLAND (It forms the boundary of Devon and Cornwall)

 

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