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 #2314

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 May 2015

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

Where were the first modern Olympic Games held, from 6 to 15 April 1896?

A
London, England
B
Paris, France
C
St. Louis, Missouri, U S A
D
Athens, Greece
Select from the options above.
2

The Emperor Charlemagne famously clashed with the Basques in 778 AD in which of these?

A
The plains of Agincourt
B
The valley between the Fedyukhin Heights and the Causeway Heights, Crimea
C
Pass of Roncevaux, the Pyrenees
D
Waterloo
Select from the options above.
3

Where is Erta Ale, the longest continuously erupting volcano (since 1906) and one of only four volcanoes with a lava lake?

A
Ethiopia
B
The moon
C
Eritrea
D
Tanzania
Select from the options above.
4

When jasmonic acid is sprayed directly onto flowers what is the main effect on the plant?

A
It increases the scent component of the flowers' attractions for bees
B
Defence mechanisms against caterpillars and other herbivores are activated
C
It stimulates nectar development in the flowers
D
They curl up and shrivel
Select from the options above.
5

What does a painter use a palette for?

A
To hold a drink and food
B
To display a range of paints for a client
C
To lay out paints for use for a painting
D
To sleep on
Select from the options above.
6

What is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric, the name Indonesian in origin, that is made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn?

A
Gingham
B
Twill
C
Seersucker
D
Denim
Select from the options above.
7

King Richard III of England died in which battle?

A
Bosworth Field
B
Barnet
C
Stamford Bridge
D
Hastings
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.