Now we consider ourselves masters of the fiendish quiz, with everything from obscure cricketing facts to oddball trivia about the human body in our extensive repertoire. But sometimes – just sometimes – you’re wanting to run an easy pub quiz night, delivering simple, straightforward questions perfect for friends, family or colleagues. With that in mind, we’ve racked our brains and put together 100 easy general knowledge questions and answers for you, all designed to run a cracking virtual quiz night on the platform of your choice.
This quick easy quiz is separated into ten rounds of ten questions, covering everything from weird and wonderful World Cup questions to some of the most straight-forward science questions that most contestants could answer.
So, ready to go? Get your Zoom, Skype, House Party or even Skype login ready, and brace your participants for 100 easy quiz questions!
Easy General Knowledge Questions and Answers
Kick off this easy quiz night with a round of common general knowledge questions and answers. These shouldn’t have your contestants scratching their heads, so here’s hoping they all deliver perfect scores to start the night!
1. Alongside former President Frederik Willem de Klerk, which then President of South Africa won a Nobel prize for their work to peacefully end apartheid in the country?
2. How many cards are there in a pack of cards (not incl. jokers)?
3. What does www stand for?
4. What Saints Day is celebrated (particularly in Ireland) on 17th March each year?
5. Where might you find Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, amongst many other landmarks?
6. What is the name of Mickey Mouse’s partner?
7. What country is famous for inventing the Taco, Burrito and Quesadilla?
8. Who is the South African born CEO of SpaceX and the brains behind Tesla?
9. What animal is Pumbaa in the Lion King?
10. What company is responsible for the iPhone, iPad and iWatch and many other products?
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Easy General Knowledge Answers
- Nelson Mandela
- World wide web
- St Patricks Day
- Minnie Mouse
- Elon Musk
- A warthog
Easy Geography General Knowledge Questions and Answers
How did they do? We hope that was a good opener, and primed for this next exciting round of easy pub quiz questions and answers. The topic? Geography! Let’s see if they know their capital cities from their captivating landmarks.
1. What is the largest country by area in the world?
2. In which country would you find Angel Falls, the highest waterfall on earth?
3. What city is the capital of France?
4. What is the largest island in the world, and is actually a dependency of Denmark?
5. How many states are there in America?
6. In what city would you find the Colosseum?
7. Name the capital of China.
8. Which is larger the Pacific or the Atlantic Ocean?
9. In which country would you find the natural landmark of the Grand Canyon?
10. What mountain range would you find in India, China and Nepal (amongst other countries)?
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Easy Geography General Knowledge Round Answers
Did you know? That the tallest mountain, Everest is actually still growing… with the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates still pushing against each other forcing the mountain ever higher. It grows about a quarter of an inch taller each year.
Easy History General Knowledge Questions and Answers
Cast their minds back in time with these ten full-on questions about history. Dating back as far as the birth of Christ and the Crusades to more recent history of a more royal kind, here’s your third round of the night:
1. Who was assassinated, leading to the start of the First World War?
2. Who conquered England in 1066?
3. In what year did the US sign the declaration of Independence, now celebrated on 4th July each year?
4. Where was the famous attack by Japan that led to America joining World War II?
5. Which British King famously had six wives?
6. In which city was Jesus said to have been born?
7. Conquering much of China and central Asia, uniting the wandering tribes and even responsible for creating one of the first international postal systems, who led the Mongols?
8. Lasting between 1095 and 1099, what name is given to the war that ended with creating the Kingdom of Jerusalem?
9. What is the better-known name of the plague that devastated Europe in the 1300s killing almost a third of Europeans?
10. Which civilisation was responsible for the pyramids?
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Easy History General Knowledge Answers
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand
- William (the Conqueror)
- Pearl Harbor
- Henry VIII
- Genghis Khan
- The First Crusade
- The Black Death
- Ancient Egyptians
Easy Sport General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers
Sport is one of those subjects that can really get quizzers scratching their heads. With so much sporting trivia out there, it can be difficult to just find a few easy questions. We’ve put together ten simple questions around sport:
1. What is the most played sport in India and has produced many greats of the game including Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar?
2. The All Blacks are the rugby team of which country?
3. Patrick Mahomes became the first half a billion-dollar player when he signed a 10-year deal for the Kansas City Chiefs, but what sport was that in?
4. Which English footballer retired in 2006with a record 260 Premiership goals?
5. Which basketball team became the first to reach the milestone of 3,000 wins in 2010?
6. The Eagles, Magpies and Canaries are nicknames of famous what?
7. What are the colours of the Olympic Rings?
8. Which motorsport travels the world and has held races at Monza, Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring?
9. Babe Ruth is synonymous with which sport?
10. Which golfer was world number 1 for a record 683 weeks (cumulatively)?
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Easy Sport General Knowledge Quiz Answers
- New Zealand
- American Football (NFL)
- Alan Shearer
- LA Lakers
- Professional Football Teams in England
- Red, Green, Black, Blue and Yellow
- Formula 1
- Tiger Woods
Unbelievable. Tiger was cumulatively world number 1 for over 13 years… such dominance may never be seen again, and the closest to this record is Greg Norman who cumulatively spent 331 weeks.
Easy Music General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers
From the sports field to the pop charts, this is a great point in your pub quiz to get your contestants belting out the tunes. Want to give them some extra hints? Queue up your Spotify and play a few bars of some of these famous songs and artists:
1. Ringo, John, Paul and George are better known as which famous band?
2. Gangsters Paradise was a hit for which US rapper?
3. Dubbed the ‘King of Pop’, which artist released the album Thriller, which went on to be the bestselling album of all time?
4. Kurt Cobain was the frontman for which Grunge band?
5. Which famous US singer was born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935 and died aged in 1977 in Graceland, Tennessee?
6. Which German classical composer and pianist, was the film Immortal Beloved about?
7. What is the name of the royal singer who turned the rain purple?
8. Famously part of the Brat Pack, which singer was responsible for Come Fly with Me?
9. Who shave their head in 2007, after checking out of a drug rehab centre in LA only to check herself back in shortly thereafter?
10. Which Queen of Pop was married to Guy Ritchie and Sean Penn?
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Easy Music General Knowledge Quiz Answers
- The Beatles
- Michael Jackson
- Frank Sinatra
- Britney Spears
Fun Easy Entertainment General Knowledge Questions and Answers
Do your contestants binge-watch James Bond and Star Wars movies? Maybe they are avid tabloid readers. Regardless of their hobbies, let’s see how they do with these ten cracking easy questions related to entertainment.
1. Courteney, Jennifer, David, Lisa, Matthew and Matt make up what?
2. El or Eleven is the central character of which scary Netflix series?
3. La Louvre and Musee D’Orsay are famous museums in which city?
4. Neighbours, the Australian TV soap is set on which street?
5. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by which composer?
6. Frasier, the multi-award-winning TV show was set in which US city?
7. With Woody the main character, what was the first film created by Pixar?
8. The Rijksmuseum can be found in which European city?
9. Acquired by Disney from this famous George for $4 billion in 2012, was which film production house?
10. Running in the West End since 1952, what is the name of the longest running theatre production?
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Fun Easy Entertainment General Knowledge Answers
- The cast of Friends
- Stranger Things
- Ramsey Street
- Andrew Lloyd-Webber
- Toy Story
- The Mouse Trap
Did you know? That the Mouse Trap was written by Agatha Christie, who also created Miss Marple and Inspector Hercule Poirot and she is the bestselling fiction author of all time!
Easy Food and Drink General Knowledge Questions and Answers
From fast food to fabulous cocktails, we’ve focussed this round on one of our favourite topics: delicious, decadent food and drinks! Here are ten of the best easy general knowledge questions and answers about food and drink:
1. What brand is also known as the Golden Arches?
2. In beer, what does IPA stand for?
3. What is the main non-alcoholic ingredient of a White Russian cocktail?
4. The Chinese Gooseberry is also known as a what?
5. Vindaloo, Madras and Korma are all famous dishes of which type of cuisine?
6. Vanilla is native to which country?
7. What coloured vegetable is now mainly orange but can also be purple and yellow?
8. What brand has the slogan ‘Have a break, have a ‘what’’?
9. The Whopper is made by which fast food company?
10. What is the main ingredient of bread?
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Easy Food and Drink General Knowledge Round Answers
- Indian Pale Ale
- Kiwi Fruit
- Curry (Indian Curry)
- Kit Kat
- Burger King
Easy Nature General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers
When you’re scouring the internet for good easy quiz questions, you’ve probably run into a lot (a LOT!) of nature-related general knowledge facts. But, in case you just want them delivered here for you to copy and paste, here are ten great nature questions to add to your quiz:
1. In general, roughly how many months does a human pregnancy last?
2. What is the largest mammal currently inhabiting the earth?
3. Often described as the longest river on earth, on which continent would you find the Nile?
4. Deciduous trees lose their leaves at certain times of the year. What is the name of trees that don’t?
5. The lemur is native to which country in the Indian Ocean?
6. What is the largest land animal to roam the planet?
7. What is the name of the rainforest that is synonymous with Brazil?
8. In which circle are you most likely to find Polar bears?
9. According to the famous saying, how many lives does a cat have?
10. What bird is famous for being pink?
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Easy Nature General Knowledge Quiz Answers
- 9 months
- Blue Whale
- Coniferous or Evergreen
- The African Elephant
- Arctic Circle
Fun Fact: Flamingos only get the pink colour from the algae and invertebrates that they eat. Flamingos are in fact born grey or off-white… You can actually see the same pigmentation effect when you cook a shrimp and they change colour from grey to pink!
Easy Science General Knowledge Questions and Answers
From simple questions about the solar system to relatively easy physics and chemistry quiz conundrums, here are ten great trivia questions in a dedicated science quiz round:
1. Famous for the words, ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’, who was the first man on the moon?
2. What elements make up water?
3. What double b is a common school equipment used for heating science experiments?
4. True or False: Venus is the closest planet to Earth?
5. The gaseous elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon are better known as what?
6. What is the simple name for molten rock that erupts from a volcano?
7. Appropriately, what is the name of Saturn’s largest moon?
8. Which scientist came up with the theory of E=MC2?
9. What was Pangaea?
10. What oath is taken by doctors and named after an Ancient Greek physician?
Easy Science General Knowledge Round Answers
- Neil Armstrong
- Oxygen and Hydrogen
- Bunsen Burner
- The Noble Gases
- Albert Einstein
- The former landmass of all the continents before they split
- Hippocratic Oath
Easy Politics General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers
We’ve come to the end of our quiz, so here is our ultimate and final round: all about politics! It might seem like more difficult subject matter but – never fear – we’ve found some of the easiest questions out there:
1. Who was prime minister of Great Britain at the end of World War II?
2. Who was the first black president of the United States of America?
3. The budget is determined by which minister of the UK government?
4. What country tried to put missiles onto Cuba, creating the Cuban Missile Crisis?
5. What is the first name of John F Kennedy’s wife?
6. Which president resigned over the Watergate scandal?
7. What does the second amendment of the US Constitution state?
8. Who had an affair in the White House with Monica Lewinski?
9. Who tried to assassinate King James I by blowing up the Houses of Parliament?
10. Which Indian hero was a lawyer in South Africa and employed nonviolent tactics to end the British rule in India?
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Easy Politics General Knowledge Quiz Answers
- Winston Churchill
- Barak Obama
- Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Russia (USSR)
- Richard Nixon
- You have the right to bear arms
- Bill Clinton
- Guy Fawkes
- Mahatma Gandhi
Interesting Fact: Gandhi went to South Africa in 1893 as a 23-year-old lawyer to defend an Indian merchant. He then spent another 21 years in the country before returning to India!
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