There is no way you can score 20/20 on this common knowledge trivia quiz

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According to a recent survey, Americans were only able to respond correctly to 54% of basic questions about the world within and beyond their country’s borders. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of language, history, geography, and mainstream pop culture. Good luck!

Common knowledge quiz


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Common knowledge quiz

Question 1 of 20.

How old is planet earth?

1. 1 billion years old
2. 250,000 years old
3. 4.5 billion years old
4. 3 million years old


Question 2 of 20.

Which country's flag is this?

1. Eritrea
2. Ethiopia


Question 3 of 20.

What is the capital city of Somalia?

1. Mogadishu
2. Addis Ababa


Question 4 of 20.

Which continent was this picture taken in?

1. North America
2. Africa


Question 5 of 20.

How long can a person live without food?

1. 1 week
2. 3 days
3. 6 weeks
4. 1 month


Question 6 of 20.

Which country was Albert Einstein born in?

1. Austria
2. Germany
3. Britain
4. France


Question 7 of 20.

Which play didn't Shakespeare write?

1. Julius Caesar
2. Hamlet
3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead
4. Henry the 5th


Question 8 of 20.

Which team has won more FIFA world cups?

1. Brazil
2. Germany


Question 9 of 20.

Which city hosted the 1976 Olympics

1. Munich, Germany
2. Montreal, Canada


Question 10 of 20.

How many countries border Brazil?

1. 8
2. 5
3. 10
4. 7


Question 11 of 20.

"I took the road less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" is a line from which famous poet?

1. Walt Whitman
2. Robert Frost


Question 12 of 20.

A choclate chip cookie is a tasty...

1. desert
2. dessert


Question 13 of 20.

What's the correct word order? "_____ kid wants to go _____to study"

1. Their, there
2. there, their


Question 14 of 20.

Which hollywood movie won the award for Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars?

1. La La Land
2. Moonlight
3. Hidden Figures
4. Manchester by the Sea


Question 15 of 20.

What is the name of Margot Robbie's character in Wolf of Wall Street

1. Naomi
2. Madison
3. Emily


Question 16 of 20.

In what year did Eminem release his hit song "Lose Yourself?

1. 2001
2. 2002
3. 2000
4. 2005


Question 17 of 20.

Who wrote "To kill a Mockingbird"?

1. J.D Salinger
2. Harper Lee
3. Ernest Hemingway
4. John Steinbeck


Question 18 of 20.

Who killed Martin Luther King Jr.?

1. Lee Harvey Oswalt
2. James Earl Ray
3. Clay Shaw
4. David Duke


Question 19 of 20.

Which U.S. President was impeached?

1. Richard Nixon
2. Bill Clinton
3. Donald Trump


Question 20 of 20.

Which of the three is not an Abrahamic religion?

1. Christianity
2. Judaism
3. Islam
4. None of the above


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