Knowledge Rehab

Learn general trivia and become culturally literate with +2000 smart and efficient flashcards.

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The most powerful study tool for general trivia.

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Cultural literacy for the 21st century!

Think you know it all? Or do you admit there's a TON more you wish you'd actually learned in school and life? Ready to supercharge your bar quiz prowess? Time for Knowledge Rehab.

Through a multi-year project involving hundreds of students, teachers, professors, and experts (and even a few hipsters), Brainscape has compiled a critical base set of knowledge across a huge range of subjects. Whether you want to review the arts, sciences, social sciences, or even pop culture and entertainment, it's all here. And it's optimized for the world's best study platform: Brainscape.

Being culturally literate is increasingly important in today's competitive and diverse world. These 2,000+ flashcards (organized into 33 topical decks) will help you to impress and succeed in almost any walk of life, whether it’s impressing a potential employee or client at a cocktail party or kicking your partner’s butt at Trivial Pursuit. They’re also remarkably useful for passing the time on your daily commute!

From the world’s longest river to the band who wrote the song London Calling, and a seemingly infinite smorgasbord of morsels in between, master the general trivia that will make you sound smart and interesting!

How Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of general trivia content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s Knowledge Rehab course, you get:

  • +2,000 Cards across 33 decks that are stock full of essential facts about the world, art, history, science and more.
  • Easy access to study online or in Brainscape's mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • A spaced repetition learning system customized to your pace of learning.
  • Bookmark tools to make it easy to quiz yourself and your classmates.
  • Lots of scores, analytics, and progress metrics so you can easily track your studies and build good study habits.
  • Social features and leaderboards to see how your progress compares to other people around the world.

Dig in and start improving your general trivia, for free!

Decks in this class (33)

A review of prominent artists and their works, this deck covers everything from the classics to comic books to modern art. This deck is sure to make you feel much more knowledgeable on your next museum visit! Special thanks to the International Business Times, Wikipedia, and The Guardian for sharing your cultural knowledge with us!
82  cards
U.S. History
Can't remember what manifest destiny is? Forget who won the War of 1812? No worries -- this deck has you covered! Rehabilitate your knowledge of U.S. history from before the Revolutionary War to the present. Special thanks to The History Channel, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies for helping us research, prioritize, and finalize the information you see in this deck!
155  cards
Earth Science
As an inhabitant of Earth, you should probably know a thing or two about it! Maybe you forgot what Pangaea is, or what causes the tides. This deck should refresh your memory on the need-to-know Earth science topics. Special thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, World Wildlife Federation, NASA, and National Geographic for helping us to select and comment on environmental facts and issues!
41  cards
Countries on a Map
Become a more global citizen and see if you can recognize these countries by their location on a map!
29  cards
Learn about the world's most famous musical artists. Special thanks to YouTube and SoundCloud.
150  cards
Vocab Workout
Use this deck to learn common yet powerful English words that are frequently misused.
60  cards
Modern World History
Chances are, you don't remember who fought or won the Peloponnesian War. And you probably forgot (or never learned!) about the groundbreaking inventions of China's Tang dynasty. But you should know this stuff -- it's the foundation our world is built on! Study this deck and become a knowledgeable citizen of the world.
135  cards
Foreign Language Greetings
Learn how to say hello, thank you, and goodbye in some of the world's most popular languages! Special thanks to Google Translate for making this deck possible!
49  cards
Geography & Landmarks
This deck covers continents, countries, landforms, and other key items you should have learned in Geography class! Special thanks to World Atlas and National Geographic for helping Brainscape compile this information!
55  cards
Great Authors
You probably know Shakespeare and J.K. Rowling, but what about Chaucer? Do you remember who wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? This deck will refresh your memory on famous authors and works of literature. Special thanks to Goodreads, Biography, and Wikipedia for providing us with the information to compile this deck!
100  cards
Food & Drink
Must-know ingredients, cooking techniques, and drink mixes for everyone from the novice chef to the more experienced home cook. Brainscape would like to thank Food Network and Chef John Stevenson for helping us to compile and present all things food and drink!
111  cards
Health & Nutrition
If you need a refresher on vitamins, nutrients, and food groups, or if you're looking for some basic workout information, this is the deck for you. Become a healthier you and check out this deck! Special thanks to the Mayo Clinic, Web MD, and Harvard Medical School for helping us to compile this information!
27  cards
U.S. Law & Government
You're a law abiding citizen... but do you know the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution? What about the major government agencies? Or even some types of governments around the world? No need to dust off those boring law books, just use this deck to brush up on all things "need-to-know" about law and government. Special thanks to PBS, Wikipedia, and for helping us to select and comment on such an important body of knowledge!
51  cards
Philosophy, Mythology & Religion
Maybe you've seen the movie Hercules, but do you know the major Greek and Roman gods and goddesses? How about the major holidays of world religions? If you need a refresher on all things religion, philosophy, and mythology, you've come to the right place!
100  cards
Business & Finance
Get to know the world's most prominent entrepreneurs and basic business and finance knowledge. Special thanks to Biography, Business Insider, and Forbes for helping Brainscape to compile this deck!
40  cards
For sports-enthusiasts and novices alike, this deck reviews influential athletes of the past and present. Special thanks to Biography and ESPN for helping Brainscape to compile and author this deck!
58  cards
English Language Errors
The deck for your inner grammar-lover. Brush up on parts of speech, correct those common misspellings, and learn some common word roots. Special thanks to, Wikipedia, and The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University for imparting this linguistic knowledge!
72  cards
Music Theory and History
Review the most popular classical composers and listen to famous works. And study a little music theory while you're at it! Special thanks to Classic FM, Wikipedia, MusOpen, YouTube, Ultimate Music Theory, and SoundCloud for helping us listen to and comment on these important musical works!
83  cards
Psychology & the Brain
If you don't know these basic facts about psychology and the brain, you might have retrograde amnesia. (Kidding!) But seriously, you should probably know how your own brain works. Check out this deck to brush up on everything from parts of the brain to world-famous psychologists. Special thanks to Wei Ji Ma, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology, New York University, for his advice and wisdom!
71  cards
Social Media Shorthand
Use this deck to learn some of the most common social media, internet, and text acronyms. Even if you do not plan to get into too many texting battles with 14 year olds, your social media literacy will be greatly enhanced by studying this deck!
48  cards
National Capitals
You probably learned these in middle school - but do you remember them now? Rehabilitate your knowledge with this deck!
29  cards
Biological Science
Everything from microbiology to the body systems to the largest living structure. Rehabilitate your bio knowledge with this deck. Special thanks to the Mayo Clinic, National Wildlife Federation, National Institute of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Encyclopedia Britannica for helping us to collect and condense all of this important biological science content!
56  cards
Mathematics & Measurements
This deck is a comprehensive review of math vocabulary, concepts, and conversions. Special thanks to Khan Academy and Wolfram Alpha for helping us learn some of the concepts in this deck!
35  cards
Learn about celebrities of the past and present. Special thanks to IMDB, Biography, and Wikipedia for helping Brainscape compile and author this deck!
130  cards
Famous Quotations
Here's a healthy dose of both famous and important quotations. We obviously left out many more that could be added in the future -- as well as some that are just too overused and trite! Special thanks to, Wikipedia, and for helping us select, prioritize, and comment on all these important words!
31  cards
Physical Science
You don't have to be Einstein to know all about science! Review this deck and brush up on topics such as astronomy, chemistry, and motion. Special thanks to, Wikipedia,, and for helping us research and present this information to you!
52  cards
Ancient History
Brush up on your knowledge on the ancient world. Special thanks to The History Channel, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies for helping us research, prioritize, and finalize the information you see in this deck!
101  cards
Computers & Internet
Learn about everything from common keyboard shortcuts to parts of a computer. Special thanks to CNET and CISCO for providing Brainscape with technical expertise while constructing this deck!
20  cards
U.S. State Capitals
You probably learned these in middle school - but do you remember them now? Rehabilitate your knowledge with this deck!
50  cards
U.S. Presidents
Can you identify the 43 Presidents of the United States of America? Brainscape would like to thank The History Channel and Biography for helping us to author this deck!
45  cards
Flags of the World
Become a more global citizen and see if you can recognize these flags of countries around the world! Special thanks to the CIA's World Factbook for helping Brainscape to compile this information!
32  cards
How To Suggest Additions!
We're hopeful that you have some excellent feedback and ideas for how Knowledge Rehab can grow and improve. Please study this one card to access the link to our Knowledge Rehab discussion board!
1  cards
How to Suggest Changes!
Sorry if we have made an error or omitted something of great importance! We have always intended that Knowledge Rehab would be a living, growing subject in Brainscape, so please study the one card in this deck to access the link to our Knowledge Rehab discussion board!
1  cards

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