Test your general knowledge with this fiendish quiz which is so hard only one in ten can get full marks

NOT trying to boast or anything – but we consider ourselves to be total pub quiz champions… whether our teammates would agree is another matter entirely.

Well if you've also kept up with quizzes in lockdown, then you might want to take on this fiendishly tricky challenge.

According to gaming site Quizly, a staggering 90 per cent of people fail to get full marks in this general knowledge test.

Covering everything from geography to chemistry, this 20-question quiz might sound easy enough – but trust us, there are certain aspects that left us stumped.

So how well will YOU perform?

What mythological creature is this?

  • Centaur
  • Gorgon
  • Chimera 
  • Sphinx
  • Griffin
  • Pegasus

What continent is Bulgaria located in?

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia

Which female animal is called an 'ewe'?

  • Elephant 
  • Sheep
  • Giraffe 
  • Goat

What is hair colour does the Mona Lisa have?

  • Brown
  • Black
  • Red 
  • Blonde

Which US city did jazz originate from?

  • Louisville 
  • New York City 
  • Sacramento
  • New Orleans

Which sport uses a metal bat?

  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Cricket

How many original colonies did the US originate from?

  • 15
  • 13
  • 19
  • 9
  • 17
  • 11 

Which of the following is NOT a work of Shakespeare?

  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
  • Hamlet
  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • The Taming of the Shrew

Which music group released the landmark 1966 album 'Pet Sounds'?

  • Led Zeppelin 
  • The Beach Boys 
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Beatles

Which element is represented by the letter 'K'?

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Silicon
  • Iron
  • Chlorine 
  • Germanium

Other than white, what colour features on the cat's hat in 'The Cat in the Hat'?

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Orange

In which country is the mouth of the River Nile located?

  • Argentina
  • Egypt 
  • Iran
  • Brazil

Which Disney film did the song 'A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes' originally feature in?

  • Tangled
  • Cinderella 
  • Sleeping Beauty 
  • Beauty and the Beast

What is the largest muscle in the human body?

  • Semimembranosus 
  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Intrinsic Back muscle
  • Triangular trapezius
  • Quadriceps femoris
  • Latissimus dorsi

Which city has an airport named after John Lennon?

  • Cork
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Edinburgh

What footwear does the Statue of Liberty have on?

  • Sandals
  • Flip Flops
  • Heels 
  • Nothing

What is the name of the process through which milk is made safe to drink?

  • Pasteurisation
  • Irradiation
  • Fermentation
  • Homogenisation
  • Emulsification
  • Preservation

On which continent is Swahili spoken?

  • Africa 
  • Asia
  • South America 
  • North America

What is Krakatoa?

  • A lake
  • An ocean
  • A mountain
  • A volcano 

Other than Canada, which country claims Hans Island?

  • United States
  • Iceland 
  • Greenland
  • Denmark


1. Sphinx

2. Europe

3. Sheep

4. Black

5. New Orleans 

6. Softball

7. 13

8. Caesar and Cleopatra

9. The Beach Boys

10. Potassium

 11. Red

12. Egypt

13. Cinderella 

14. Gluteus Maximus 

15. Liverpool 

16. Sandals 

17. Pasteurisation

18. Africa

19. A volcano 

20. Denmark

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