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?
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?
7. Canada is an Indian word meaning what?
8. Which river flows through Paris?
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?
12. Which tunnel links the countries England and France?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
42. What is the capital of Uzbekistan?
43. What famous slogan first appeared on World War I recruiting posters?
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?
46. Who did Mao Zedong lead in the “Long March” in 1934-35?
47. By what name is the parallel of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator commonly known?
48. When did the cold war start and end?
49. What are the northern lights also known as?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
69. Where did the IRA declare a cease-fire in 1994?
70. After the Nile and Amazon, what is the third-longest river in the world?
71. Where and when was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
72. What Indian Prime Minister guided India through its early years of independence after 1947?
73. The Grand Canyon is located in which US state?
74. When did Adolf Hitler become the chancellor of Germany?
75. As which Russian leader was Vladimir Ulyanov better known?
76. Which two world powers were the major players in the First World War?
77. What Central American waterway was officially opened in 1914?
78. What started World War I in 1914?
79. What was Mahatma Gandhi’s actual first name?
80. What is the Code of Hammurabi?
81. In which Australian state are Perth, Broome, and Albany?
82. Who enacted the code of 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?
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?
91. What physical feature was a trademark of Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union from 1985-91?
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?
98. Where is the Hagia Sophia Museum is located?
99. What physical feature divides Europe and Asia?
100. What is the official name of the Bosporus 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?
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?
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?
114. When were the first modern Olympics games held?
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?
118. Who was the first lady of Argentina?
119. Which Asian capital used to be called Peking?
120. After the French revolution, who became the emperor in 1804?
121. In which country is the Casa Rosada?
122. Where the Aztec Empire was located?
123. Britain annexed Hong Kong as a result of which war?
124. What period in European history was known as Renaissance?
125. Which European city is known as Auld Reekie?
126. Who liberalized Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador from Spanish rule?
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?
129. Who was the first Prime Minister of Great Britain?
130. Who was responsible for building much of the Great Wall of China?
131. On which date was Richard III killed in battle?
132. Who were the allied powers during World War II?
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?
137. Who was the Russian czar assassinated in 1881?
138. The Incan Empire was situated in today’s which country?
139. What is the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands?
140. What happened in the battle of Bulge during World War II?
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”?
148. Which explorer led the first expedition that sailed around the world?
149. Twenty-two months of negotiation and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement ended violence in what nation?
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?
155. Which European country was occupied by Britain from 1814 until 1964?
156. What is the biggest island in Canada?
158. Which country does the chorizo sausage come from?
159. In WWII, what type of airplane did Marine ace Pappy Boyington fly?
160. Which revolutionary was expelled from Russia in 1929?
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?
166. What country is the IRA from?
167. On what date did the Australian colonies federate to form the Commonwealth of Australia?
168. Who was Odette Sansom in World War II?
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?
171. The northernmost point in Scandinavia is in which country?
172. What are the two main ingredients in the Scottish dish “stovies”?
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?
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?
183. In 1995 what happened to Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel?
184. What Russian figure was assassinated by Ramon Mercader in 1940?
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?
190. Which Axis leader was overthrown and arrested in July 1943?
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?
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?
199. During which war was the infamous “Bataan Death March”?
200. Queen Alexandra’s father and brother were kings of what country?
201. What Cape will you find at the tip of Africa?
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?
205. Riyadh is the capital city of which Arab nation?
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?
208. In which district of the United Kingdom is Scaffel Pike, England’s highest peak, found?
209. Who was the first European to sail into New York Harbor?
210. The four colored seas in the world are?
211. What was the name of the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
212. The study of the past is called?
213. Into which water body does the Yukon River discharge?
214. Who was the captain of the “Pinta” on Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492?
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”?
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?
226. Which is the only continent without snakes or reptiles?
227. Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
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?
233. Which city in France has the second-highest population?
234. What did Louis Braille invent?
235. What city is the capital of Papua New Guinea?
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?
241. Who was the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans during the Filipino-American war?
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?
244. What prestigious award was established by a Swedish scientist and inventor of dynamite?
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?
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?
254. How many rounds does a pre-ban Glock 23 magazine hold?
255. What was the Western front called in WWI?
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?
258. By what name was the first Duke of Wellington previously known?
259. In what Tahitian bay did Captain Cook first land?
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?
263. Socotra is an island belonging to what country?
264. To what British politician was Princess Diana directly related?
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?
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?
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?
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?
278. What British luxury liner was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915?
279. In what sea would you find the Admiralty Islands?
280. What is the capital of the Canadian territory Nunavut?
281. Who discovered the island of Tierra del Fuego?
282. In what country are almost half of the world’s pigs kept?
283. What new weapon appeared on September 15, 1916?
284. Fort-de-France is the capital of what country?
285. What did “Live Aid” raise money for?
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?
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?
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?
297. Which two nations signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987?
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?
300. In 1949 what country did Mao Zedong have a Communist victory?