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?

French

 

3. Who was the grandson of Genghis Khan?

Kublai Khan

 

4. In which city is Buckingham Palace is located?

London

 

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

Argentina

 

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?

California

 

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

Nautilus

 

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”?

Havana

 

14. Denali is the highest mountain in which continent?

North America

 

15. South Wales is a province in which country?

Australia

 

16. When was the Battle of Hastings?

1066

 

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?

China

 

20. Sofia is the capital of which European country?

Bulgaria

 

21. Kingstown is the capital of which country?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

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

Hatshepsut

 

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

Birmingham

 

24. What is the capital of Kyrgyzstan?

Bishkek

 

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

Thera

 

26. Mount Vesuvius overlooks which modern Italian city?

Naples

 

27. Galdhopiggen is the highest point of which country?

Norway

 

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

Rome

 

29. Seychelles is located in which ocean?

Indian

 

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

Maldives

 

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

Fascist

 

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

Russia

 

33. The Caroline Island belongs to which ocean?

 

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

Lima

 

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

Canada

 

36. The Catalonia region is in which country?

Spain

 

37. Nassau is the capital city of which country?

Bahamas

 

38. Which European capital was built across 14 islands?

Stockholm

 

39. What is the highest mountain in Ecuador?

Chimborazo

 

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

Kinshasa

 

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

District of Columbia

 

42. What is the capital of Uzbekistan?

Tashkent

 

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?

Jordan

 

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?

Albania

 

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

Vietnam

 

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

The Watergate scandal

 

55. Which country controls Easter Island?

Chile

 

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

Texas

 

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?

Dublin

 

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

Queensland

 

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?

Atom

 

62. What is the world’s largest island?

Greenland

 

63. The Cuban Revolution was against which Cuban president?

Fulgencio Batista

 

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

Floodplains

 

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?

Hawaii

 

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?

Arizona

 

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

In 1933

 

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

Lenin

 

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?

Mohandas

 

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?

Triangular

 

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

Algeria

 

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

Reinhard Heydrich

 

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

Italy

 

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

Munich

 

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

Hudson

 

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

Brazil

 

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?

Canada

 

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

Aurora

 

94. What is the capital of Oman?

Muscat

 

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

Greenland

 

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

Europe

 

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?

Urals

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

15 July Martyrs Bridge

 

101. On which continent is China located?

Asia

 

102. The island Tasmania is in which country?

Australia

 

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

China

 

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?

Japan

 

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

Greece

 

107.  Who won the Spanish-American War?

United States

 

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

Norway

 

109. Which currency is used in Thailand?

Baht

 

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

Iraq

 

111. What brought thousands of Irish immigrants to America?

Famine

 

112. What is the capital of Greenland?

Nuuk

 

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?

Dominica

 

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?

Beijing

 

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

121. In which country is the Casa Rosada?

Argentina

 

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?

Edinburgh

 

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?

Film

 

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?

Janus

 

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

Nero

 

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

Komnenos

 

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?

Peru

 

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?

2007

 

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

26

 

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

Vilnius

 

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

Scandinavia

 

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

Germany

 

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

Montreal

 

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?

Iceland

 

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

Mexico

 

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

China

 

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

Madagascar

 

154. What is the Mekong?

A Great River In Southeast Asia

 

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

Malta

 

156. What is the biggest island in Canada?

Baffin Island

 

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

Port-Au-Prince

 

158. Which country does the chorizo sausage come from?

Spain

 

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?

Harare

 

163. Which continent includes Cambodia?

Asia

 

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?

Ireland

 

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?

Insulin

 

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?

Norway

 

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?

Pa’anga

 

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

Nicaragua

 

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

Cuneiform

 

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

Asia

 

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

South America

 

179. Ariel Sharon is from what country?

Israel

 

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

Montreal

 

181. Francois Mitterrand was President of which country?

France

 

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?

Three

 

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

Portugal

 

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

Basseterre

 

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?

Longbow

 

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

Egypt

 

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

Women

 

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?

Europe

 

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?

Denmark

 

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

Cape Of Good Hope

 

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

Madagascar

 

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

Lebanon

 

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?

Bern

 

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?

History

 

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?

Toronto

 

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

706

 

217. Chiang Kai-shek led which country?

China

 

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?

Wales

 

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

1850-1851

 

221. In which country were the Faberge Eggs made?

Russia

 

222. What was Mercator’s profession?

Cartographer

 

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

K-2

 

224. Which country do the Shetland Islands belong to?

United Kingdom

 

225. Antananarivo is the capital of which large island?

Madagascar

 

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

Antarctica

 

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?

Dublin

 

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

Libya

 

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?

Marseille

 

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

Akhenaten

 

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

Malaysia

 

238. What was the first Christian country in Africa?

Ethiopia

 

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

Sicily

 

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?

Kinshasa

 

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?

Nara

 

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?

Sedition

 

248. What is the deepest spot in the world?

 

249. What title does the leader of Mexico hold?

President

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

Japan

 

251. What is the capital city of Nova Scotia?

Halifax

 

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

Newfoundland

 

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?

Unagi

 

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?

Finland

 

261. What city is the capital of Greenland?

Nuuk

 

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?

Yemen

 

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?

Mummification

 

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

Australia

 

267. Mohandas Gandhi is known best as?

World Leader

 

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

Sahara

 

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?

Mongolia

 

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

Mexico

 

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?

Irrigation

 

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

Japan

 

275. What country was Mother Teresa born in?

Albania

 

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

Iraq

 

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?

Lusitania

 

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

Bismarck Sea

 

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

Iqaluit

 

281. Who discovered the island of Tierra del Fuego?

Ferdinand Magellan

 

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

China

 

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

The Tank

 

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

Martinique

 

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

Starving People In Africa

 

286. What is the largest city in the Netherlands?

Amsterdam

 

287. What is the Welsh name for Wales?

Cymru

 

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?

Cuba

 

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?

Toledo

 

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

Mekong

 

293. In which country is Lake Como located?

Italy

 

294. What was Josef Stalin’s nationality?

Georgian

 

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

U.S.

 

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?

Malawi

 

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?

China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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