Daily Quizzes Daily

Our daily general knowledge quiz

Quiz Archive Archive

A complete history of our quiz challenges

By Subject Subjects

Choose from seven quiz categories

Personalised Personalised

Build a quiz by subject and difficulty

Daily Quiz #219

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 August 2009

A new general knowledge quiz is available every day. Try today's quiz or work through our archive of daily and themed quizzes.

0 out of ?
1

The Rock of Gibraltar and Mt Abyla on the African coast were known as what?

A
Gemini
B
Castor and Pollux
C
The Gate of Hades
D
The Pillars of Hercules
Select from the options above.
2

What is the meaning of the word "micturition"?

A
Heating food
B
Passing University Entrance examinations
C
Manipulating cells under a microscope
D
Urinating
Select from the options above.
3

Which British music chart television programme was originally broadcast weekly from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006?

A
Six-Five Special
B
UK Top 40
C
Oh Boy!
D
Top of the Pops
Select from the options above.
4

Which two American track and field athletes, who finished first and third in the 200 metres, were sent home from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City after they performed the Black Power salute on the victory stand?

A
Tommie Smith and John Carlos
B
Peter Norman and John Carlos
C
Tommie Smith and Peter Norman
D
Tommie Norman and John Smith
Select from the options above.
5

Who first stated the three laws of planetary motion?

A
Johannes Kepler
B
Max Plank
C
Arthur C Clarke
D
Sir Fred Hoyle
Select from the options above.
6

What word is used in mathematics to mean "if and only if"?

A
Ifif
B
If*
C
*if*
D
Iff
Select from the options above.
7

Which military academy was established in 1802 on the Hudson River, USA?

A
Harvard
B
Sandhurst
C
West Point
D
Yale
Select from the options above.
0%
There are 0 questions in this quiz.
You've completed 0 questions.
You've answered 0 questions correctly.
You've answered 0 questions incorrectly.