300 World Trivia Questions and Answers

If someone randomly asks you to give them a visual description of your house from your living room, kitchen area, bedrooms, store, and even your backyard, we know you would describe it really well. You would actually be able to tell small details like the color of the sheers in your bedroom, the designer clothes in your closet, your kitchen general layout including the countertops, whether your screen is mounted on the wall or placed on top of a TV stand and so many other things.

Now, let’s get to the world in general. How much do you know about the world we live in? From geographic locations to beautiful sites and sceneries e.t.c. We bet you raised your eyebrows because you probably do not know so much about our beautiful world as you do about your house.

World Trivia Questions and Answers

What is the world’s population? When did World War I take place? Did you know that the war between the USA and the Soviet Union is known as Cold War. Do these questions ring a bell, or do you feel like you need to google them up real quick?

Worry not, we have prepared an array of various questions and world-historical facts to test your knowledge of the world, click on the “show answer” to see the correct answer. If you loved everything about geography and history, you’ll definitely ace this quiz.

Gather your friends and family and try them out. No cheating!

1. Who invaded South Korea in 1950 to begin the Korean War?


2. Which nation on average takes the most time to eat a meal?



3. Who was the grandson of Genghis Khan?

Kublai Khan


4. In which city is Buckingham Palace is located?



5. After Brazil, what is the second-largest country in South America?



6. Between which two countries is the Victoria Fall shared?

Zimbabwe and Zambia


7. Canada is an Indian word meaning what?

Big Village


8. Which river flows through Paris?

River Seine


9. Disneyland and the Hollywood film industry are associated with which state of U.S?



10. What was the name of the first atomic-powered submarine?



11. The Beatles recorded at which famous studio in London?

Abbey Road


12. Which tunnel links the countries England and France?

Channel Tunnel


13. A 1634 Spanish decree called what city “Key to the New World and Rampart of the West Indies”?



14. Denali is the highest mountain in which continent?

North America


15. South Wales is a province in which country?



16. When was the Battle of Hastings?



17. Alnwick Castle in England is used for the exterior shots in which film series?


18. The country Ivory Coast is now known as what?

Cote D’Ivoire


19. In which Asian nation did 1900’s Boxer Rebellion take place?



20. Sofia is the capital of which European country?



21. Kingstown is the capital of which country?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


22. What Egyptian Queen took power and named herself Pharaoh?



23. Which English city has more miles of canals than Venice?



24. What is the capital of Kyrgyzstan?



25. Which Aegean Island’s volcanic eruption may have possibly produced the Atlantis legend?



26. Mount Vesuvius overlooks which modern Italian city?



27. Galdhopiggen is the highest point of which country?



28. Which world capital city is situated on the Tiber River?



29. Seychelles is located in which ocean?



30. The islands Male, Alimathaa, and Thoddoo belong to which country?



31. What type of government ruled Italy during World War II?



32. The region of Siberia occupies approximately three-quarters of which country?



33. The Caroline Island belongs to which ocean?


34. Peru, the third-largest country in South America, harbors which capital city?



35. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?



36. The Catalonia region is in which country?



37. Nassau is the capital city of which country?



38. Which European capital was built across 14 islands?



39. What is the highest mountain in Ecuador?



40. Which African capital city was known during colonial times as Leopoldville?



41. What does the ‘DC’ stand for in Washington DC?

District of Columbia


42. What is the capital of Uzbekistan?



43. What famous slogan first appeared on World War I recruiting posters?

I Want You


44. If I’m visiting the ancient city of Petra, which country am I in?



45. The war between the U.S. and Soviet Union is known as?

Cold War


46. Who did Mao Zedong lead in the “Long March” in 1934-35?

Chinese Red Army


47. By what name is the parallel of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator commonly known?

Tropic of Cancer


48. When did the cold war start and end?

It started in 1947 and lasted till 1991


49. What are the northern lights also known as?

Aurora Borealis

50. Who was the first and only U.S president to resign?

52. What country in Europe with Tirana as its capital uses lek as its currency?



53. Pho and banh mi are dishes from which country?



54. What was the reason behind Richard Nixon’s resignation?

The Watergate scandal


55. Which country controls Easter Island?



56. Alaska is the largest state in America, but what is the second largest?



57. From which party did the first female prime minister of Britain ‘Margaret Thatcher’ belong?

Conservative Party


58. Which capital city is situated on the River Liffey?



59. The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of which Australian state?



60. Which two cities of Japan were hit by the U.S in 1945?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki


61. What was British physicist Ernest Rutherford the first to uncover the structure of in the 1910s?



62. What is the world’s largest island?



63. The Cuban Revolution was against which Cuban president?

Fulgencio Batista


64. What is the flat land adjacent to a river called?



65. Which ocean is Bermuda in?


66. What was the period when machines took the place of hand tools called?

Industrial Revolution


67. Aloha is a friendly greeting used on which islands found in the Pacific Ocean?



68. Who was the 16th president of the U.S?

Abraham Lincoln


69. Where did the IRA declare a cease-fire in 1994?

Northern Ireland


70. After the Nile and Amazon, what is the third-longest river in the world?


71. Where and when was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

On 15 April 1865, at Peterson House, Washington D.C


72. What Indian Prime Minister guided India through its early years of independence after 1947?

Jawaharlal Nehru


73. The Grand Canyon is located in which US state?



74. When did Adolf Hitler become the chancellor of Germany?

In 1933


75. As which Russian leader was Vladimir Ulyanov better known?



76. Which two world powers were the major players in the First World War?

The U.S and the Great Britain


77. What Central American waterway was officially opened in 1914?

Panama Canal


78. What started World War I in 1914?

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie


79. What was Mahatma Gandhi’s actual first name?



80. What is the Code of Hammurabi?

It is one of the earliest and most complete written legal codes of ancient Mesopotamia


81. In which Australian state are Perth, Broome, and Albany?


82. Who enacted the code of Hammurabi?

The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi


83. What is the usual shape of a river delta?



84. What is the largest country in the sub-continent Africa?



85. Which leading Nazi was assassinated in 1942 by the Czech resistance?

Reinhard Heydrich


86. The boot is a nickname used for which country?



87. Which German city and capital of Bavaria was the home of the original Oktoberfest?



88. The New York City is on the bank of which river?



89. What is the only Portuguese-speaking country in South America?



90. Which countries have shores on Lake Turkana?

Ethiopia and Kenya


91. What physical feature was a trademark of Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union from 1985-91?

A Birthmark


92. The largest coastland of the world is in which country?



93. What was the name of Mussolini’s Yacht in World War II?



94. What is the capital of Oman?



95. Where is the northernmost point of land in the world?



96. The Netherland is situated in which sub-continent?



97. What broke up after President Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991?

Soviet Union


98. Where is the Hagia Sophia Museum is located?

Istanbul, Turkey


99. What physical feature divides Europe and Asia?


100. What is the official name of the Bosporus Bridge?

15 July Martyrs Bridge


101. On which continent is China located?



102. The island Tasmania is in which country?



103. What country was the scene of the Boxer Uprising of 1900?



104. The city Beirut is on which sea or ocean?

Mediterranean Sea


105. Which country’s subway system was paralyzed by a deadly nerve gas attack in 1995?



106. The Island Cyclades is a part of which country?



107.  Who won the Spanish-American War?

United States


108. Christiania was the former capital of which country during the period 1624 to 1924?



109. Which currency is used in Thailand?



110. Sumer is an old region found in which country nowadays?



111. What brought thousands of Irish immigrants to America?



112. What is the capital of Greenland?



113. Who was the Russian czar assassinated in 1881?

Alexander II


114. When were the first modern Olympics games held?

In 1896, in Greece


115. Roseau is the capital of which country?



116. Whose assassination is associated with the line ‘Beware the Ides of March’?


117. How did the town of Australind, West Australia, get its name?

Combination Of Australia And India


118. Who was the first lady of Argentina?

Maria Eva Duarte de Peron


119. Which Asian capital used to be called Peking?



120. After the French revolution, who became the emperor in 1804?

Napoleon Bonaparte


121. In which country is the Casa Rosada?



122. Where the Aztec Empire was located?

In Central Mexico


123. Britain annexed Hong Kong as a result of which war?

Opium War


124. What period in European history was known as Renaissance?

15th and 16th century


125. Which European city is known as Auld Reekie?



126. Who liberalized Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador from Spanish rule?

Simon Bolivar


127. Established in 1930, the Hays Code dealt with decency in what medium?



128. The first man to go to the moon ‘Neil Armstrong’ belonged to which country?

The United States


129. Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?

Robert Walpole


130. Who was responsible for building much of the Great Wall of China?


131. On which date was Richard III killed in battle?

August 22, 1485


132. Who were the allied powers during World War II?

The United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union


133. Who was the Roman guardian of entrances and exits?



134. Which Roman emperor was well known for his cruelty and depravity?



135. What was the family name of the dynasty that ruled Byzantium from 1081-1185 A.D.?



136. What does the velvet revolution refer to?

The peaceful transition of Czechoslovakia from communism


137. Who was the Russian czar assassinated in 1881?

Alexander II


138. The Incan Empire was situated in today’s which country?



139. What is the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Charlotte Amalie


140. What happened in the battle of Bulge during World War II?

It was a surprise counter attack by German against the Allies in Belgium


141. What year was the very first model of the iPhone released?



142. How many aircraft carriers did Japan lose in World War II?



143. Lithuania, which lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea, claims which capital city?



144. What part of the world did the Vikings come from?



145. In which nation was unemployment the highest in the 1920s?



146. In which city would you find the St. Lawrence River?



147. In the Philippines, what is “lumpia”?

Spring Rolls


148. Which explorer led the first expedition that sailed around the world?

Ferdinand Magellan


149. Twenty-two months of negotiation and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement ended violence in what nation?

Northern Ireland

150. What is the most westerly country in Europe?



151. What country, slightly less than three times the size of Texas, uses the peso as its currency?



152. In which Asian nation did the 1900’s Boxer Rebellion take place?



153. What island off the coast of Africa is the 4th-largest island in the world?



154. What is the Mekong?

A Great River In Southeast Asia


155. Which European country was occupied by Britain from 1814 until 1964?



156. What is the biggest island in Canada?

Baffin Island


157. The University of Haiti is located in what capital city?



158. Which country does the chorizo sausage come from?



159. In WWII, what type of airplane did Marine ace Pappy Boyington fly?

F4U Corsair


160. Which revolutionary was expelled from Russia in 1929?

Leon Trotsky


161. The country Columbia was named for which famous explorer?


162. Slightly larger than Montana, Zimbabwe, on the African continent, harbors which capital city?



163. Which continent includes Cambodia?



164. What is the lowest point below sea level in the Western Hemisphere?


165. What are the Benelux countries?

Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands


166. What country is the IRA from?



167. On what date did the Australian colonies federate to form the Commonwealth of Australia?

1 January, 1901


168. Who was Odette Sansom in World War II?

Female British Spy


169. What sugar-regulating human hormone was first isolated in 1922?



170. Refugees on which ship were refused entry to both Cuba and the U.S. in 1939?

St. Louis


171. The northernmost point in Scandinavia is in which country?



172. What are the two main ingredients in the Scottish dish “stovies”?

Potatoes And Onions


173. Who was the most famous female pilot of the early 20th century?


174. What currency is used in Tonga?



175. In which country is the capital city of Managua located?



176. What is the name given to the ancient Sumerian form of writing?



177. Which continent was devastated by an enormous tsunami in December of 2004?



178. What did the “Line of Demarcation” divide?

South America


179. Ariel Sharon is from what country?



180. What is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world?



181. Francois Mitterrand was President of which country?



182. Whom did Britain’s Prince Charles marry on July 29, 1981?

Diana Spencer


183. In 1995 what happened to Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel?

He Was Assassinated


184. What Russian figure was assassinated by Ramon Mercader in 1940?

Leon Trotsky


185. On which date was William I crowned?


186. How many anchors did the Titanic have?



187. Which country was the first European nation to reach Japan?



188. Part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, Saint Kitts, and Nevis boasts what scenic capital city?



189. Who was the captain of the “Pinta” on Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492?

Martin Alonso Pinzon


190. Which Axis leader was overthrown and arrested in July 1943?

Benito Mussolini


191. What weapon dominated the Battle of Agincourt?



192. Al-Azhar, the oldest University in the Arab world, is located in which country?



193. Who voted for the first time in the elections for the National Assembly of Kuwait in 2006?



194. Which young girl helped drive the English from French soil in the 15th century?

Joan Of Arc


195. On which continent would you find the Rhine River?



196. What sea does the Jordan River empty into?


197. Colombo the capital of which country?


198. In which city is the Peace Tower part of the Canadian Parliament Buildings?

Ottawa, Ontario


199. During which war was the infamous “Bataan Death March”?

World War II

200. Queen Alexandra’s father and brother were kings of what country?



201. What Cape will you find at the tip of Africa?

Cape Of Good Hope


202. Which island country’s national language is Malagasy?



203. The famous commercial port of Sidon is located in which Arab country?



204. Who was Australia’s Prime Minister at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

John Curtin


205. Riyadh is the capital city of which Arab nation?

Saudi Arabia


206. In which European capital is the river Aare situated?



207. Who was first chosen to be Nasser’s Vice President and was once President?

Anwar Sadat


208. In which district of the United Kingdom is Scaffel Pike, England’s highest peak, found?

The Lake District


209. Who was the first European to sail into New York Harbor?

Henry Hudson


210. The four colored seas in the world are?

Red White Black Yellow


211. What was the name of the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

Enola Gay B-29


212. The study of the past is called?



213. Into which water body does the Yukon River discharge?

Bering Sea


214. Who was the captain of the “Pinta” on Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492?

Martin Alonso Pinzon


215. What is the most populous city in Canada?



216. How many people survived the sinking of the Titanic?



217. Chiang Kai-shek led which country?



218. What U.S city is nicknamed the “Cradle of Aviation”?

Dayton, Ohio


219. In which country in the United Kingdom is the town of Usk located?



220. In what years did the Mariposa War go on?



221. In which country were the Faberge Eggs made?



222. What was Mercator’s profession?



223. What is the second tallest mountain in the world?



224. Which country do the Shetland Islands belong to?

United Kingdom


225. Antananarivo is the capital of which large island?



226. Which is the only continent without snakes or reptiles?



227. Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

Edmund Barton


228. Phoenix Park and St. Stephen’s Green are located in what national capital?



229. Tripoli is the capital of which northern African country?



230. Who is Temujin better known as?


231. Which animal is pictured on the Canadian $2 coin?


232. What is the capital city of Antarctica?

There Is No Capital City


233. Which city in France has the second-highest population?



234. What did Louis Braille invent?

A Writing System For Blind People


235. What city is the capital of Papua New Guinea?

Port Moresby


236. The beautiful Nefertiti was the wife of what Pharaoh



237. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of which southeast Asian nation?



238. What was the first Christian country in Africa?



239. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea?



240. What natural disaster is believed to have caused the decline of the culture of Ancient Crete?

A Volcanic Eruption


241. Who was the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans during the Filipino-American war?

General Miguel Malvar


242. What is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo?



243. What was the code name for the invasion of Normandy by the Allies?

Operation Overlord


244. What prestigious award was established by a Swedish scientist and inventor of dynamite?

Nobel Prize


245. Which city was the first capital of Japan?



246. In 1906, a call for higher vitamin intake was made to decrease outbreaks of which ailments?

Scurvy And Rickets


247. What is the attempt to overthrow a government by force or at least interrupt its activities called?



248. What is the deepest spot in the world?


249. What title does the leader of Mexico hold?


250. What country humiliated Russia in a 1904-05 war?



251. What is the capital city of Nova Scotia?



252. Which was the last province to enter confederation in Canada?



253. During the Gallic Wars, who was the victor in the Battle of Alesia?

Julius Caesar


254. How many rounds does a pre-ban Glock 23 magazine hold?

13 Rounds


255. What was the Western front called in WWI?

The Sausage Machine


256. If you’d like to order eel at a Japanese restaurant you’d use what word?



257. What was Charles Lindbergh’s plane called?

Spirit Of St. Louis


258. By what name was the first Duke of Wellington previously known?

Sir Arthur Wellesley


259. In what Tahitian bay did Captain Cook first land?

Matavai Bay


260. Which country is known by its inhabitants as Suomi?



261. What city is the capital of Greenland?



262. Which two nations fought for control of North America in the French and Indian War?

England And France


263. Socotra is an island belonging to what country?



264. To what British politician was Princess Diana directly related?

Winston Churchill


265. What process did the ancient Egyptians use to preserve the human body?



266. In which country can you find the towns of Wee Waa, Walpeup, Natimuk, Grong Grong and Moe?



267. Mohandas Gandhi is known best as?

World Leader


268. In which desert was there no rain for 10 years?



269. Which African country’s highest elevation point is Mont Ngaoui at 1,420 meters?

Central African Republic


270. What nation has the lowest population density in the world?



271. What country is on the southern border of the USA?



272. What capital city is the only one located on the equator?

Quito, Ecuador


273. What is the practice of supplying land with water from another place using canals?



274. What nation does the island of Okinawa belong to?



275. What country was Mother Teresa born in?



276. Which Middle Eastern country’s highest elevation point is Haji Ibrahim at 3,600 meters?



277. What was the motto of the Hitler Youth in World War II?

Blood And Honor


278. What British luxury liner was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915?



279. In what sea would you find the Admiralty Islands?

Bismarck Sea


280. What is the capital of the Canadian territory Nunavut?



281. Who discovered the island of Tierra del Fuego?

Ferdinand Magellan


282. In what country are almost half of the world’s pigs kept?



283. What new weapon appeared on September 15, 1916?

The Tank


284. Fort-de-France is the capital of what country?



285. What did “Live Aid” raise money for?

Starving People In Africa


286. What is the largest city in the Netherlands?



287. What is the Welsh name for Wales?



288. What French heroine was burned at the stake in 1431?

Joan Of Arc


289. Which country did the U.S. agree to ease restrictions on in 1999?



290. Which is the complete name of famous military leader Schwarzkopf?

H. Norman Schwarzkopf


291. Which city is known as the Glass Capital of the World?



292. At 2,600 miles, what is the 9th longest river in the world?



293. In which country is Lake Como located?



294. What was Josef Stalin’s nationality?



295. Guam, an island south of Japan, is a territory of what country?



296. What was the motto of the Hitler Youth in World War II?

Blood And Honor


297. Which two nations signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987?

United States And Soviet Union


298. What country in Africa with Lilongwe as its capital uses kwacha as its currency?



299. Which sea lies at one end of the Great Wall of China?

The Yellow Sea


300. In 1949 what country did Mao Zedong have a Communist victory?















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