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The Hardest General Knowledge Quiz You'll Take In 2016

How much do you actually know?

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  1. 1. Which book is this the opening line of?

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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
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    1984, by George Orwell
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    Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
  2. 2. Which fast food chain has the most restaurants in America?

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    Subway
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    KFC
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    McDonald's
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    Subway!

    It overtook McDonald's in 2013.

  3. 3. When was the film Love Actually released?

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    2001
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    2003
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    2005
  4. 4. What does a herpetologist study?

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    Facial expressions
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    Via jigzone.com
    Amphibians and reptiles
  5. 5. Which country is this the flag of?

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    Japan
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    Bangladesh
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    Nepal
  6. 6. What is the chemical symbol for silver?

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  7. 7. Who has the most Olympic medals of all colours in history?

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    Michael Phelps (USA)
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    Jenny Thompson (USA)
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    Via Keystone / Getty
    Larisa Latynina (USSR)
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    Michael Phelps!

    The swimming legend has 22, while gymnast Latynina finished with 18, and Jenny Thompson has 12.

  8. 8. True caviar is the roe of which type of fish?

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    Sturgeon
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    Salmon
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    Steelhead trout
  9. 9. Which of these cities is farthest north?

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    Dublin, Ireland
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    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Vancouver, Canada
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    Via commons.wikimedia.org
    Bucharest, Romania
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    Dublin!

    Dublin has a latitude of 53° north, while for Vancouver it is 49°, and 44° for Bucharest.

  10. 10. What is the fear of clowns called?

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    Coulrophobia
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    Acrophobia
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    Coulrophobia!

    Acrophobia is the fear of heights.

  11. 11. On this simple diagram of a plant cell, what is labelled "A"?

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    Nucleus
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    Mitochondria
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    Vacuole
  12. 12. Which of these TV shows would take longest to watch in its entirety?

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    Via 91x.com
    Lost
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    Via oc.wikia.com
    The O.C.
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    The Wire
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    Lost!

    It would take three days and 18 hours. The Wire would take two days and 12 hours, and The O.C. would take one hour longer.

  13. 13. Who is the founder of Snapchat?

    Snapchat
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    Dong Nguyen
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    Kevin Systrom
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    Evan Spiegel
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    Evan Spiegel!

    Dong Nguyen created addictive game Flappy Bird while Kevin Systrom founded Instagram.

  14. 14. Which is the correct Pepsi logo?

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  15. 15. Who wrote Middlemarch?

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    Charlotte Brontë
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    George Eliot
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    Mary Shelley
  16. 16. Which album has sold more copies worldwide?

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    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Nevermind – Nirvana
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    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees and various artists
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    Via idolator.com
    21 – Adele
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    Saturday Night Fever!

    It's estimated to have sold 40 million copies worldwide, compared with 30 million for 21 and Nevermind.

  17. 17. If you are a somnambulist, what do you do?

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    Hear sounds outside the range of the normal human limits
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    Walk in your sleep
  18. 18. Which northern English city are the Arctic Monkeys from?

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    Preston
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    Leeds
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    Sheffield
  19. 19. What was the name of the astronaut who joined Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the mission for the first-ever moon landing?

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    Alan Shepard
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    Michael Collins
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    John Glenn
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    Michael Collins!

    Though he went on the mission, he didn't actually set foot on the moon himself.

  20. 20. Which is the richest football club in Europe?

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    Manchester United
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    Barcelona
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    Real Madrid
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    Real Madrid!

    The Spanish giants have a value of around £2.07 billion.

  21. 21. What's the answer to this maths problem?

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    95
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    99
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    103
  22. 22. Which of these actors is Michael B. Jordan?

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    Via Neilson Barnard / Getty
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    Via Mike Coppola / Getty
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    The guy on the right!

    The other two are Blair Underwood and Donald Glover.

  23. 23. Which city has the highest murder rate in the world?

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    Acapulco, Mexico
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    Kingston, Jamaica
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    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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    Wrong!

    San Pedro Sula!

    There are 171.2 murders per 100,000 people each year. It Acapulco it's just over 104, and in Kingston just over 40.

  24. 24. Which TV sitcom is this character from?

    Deedle-Dee Productions
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    Parks and Recreation
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    The Office (U.S.)
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    Seinfeld
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    It's Ron Swanson!

  25. 25. Which planet is farther from the sun?

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    Neptune
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    Via the8planets.com
    Uranus
  26. 26. The average clitoris is the size of a...

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    Pea
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    Lime
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    Zucchini / courgette
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    Zucchini!

    The external part may be small, but it extends around 5 inches into the body and has nerve endings similar to a penis.

  27. 27. Can you name this YouTube star?

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    HolaSoyGerman
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    PewDiePie
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    KSI
  28. 28. What is the longest-running play in London's West End?

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    Les Misérables
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    The Lion King
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    The Mousetrap
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    Wrong!

    The Mousetrap!

    The Agatha Christie play has been running since 1952. The Lion King has been going since 1999, while Les Mis has been running since ’85.

  29. 29. What is the state capital of Pennsylvania?

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    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Philadelphia
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    Via commons.wikimedia.org
    Harrisburg
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    Via en.wikipedia.org
    Pittsburgh
  30. 30. What breed of dog is this?

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    English Springer Spaniel
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    Cockapoo
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    Cocker Spaniel
 
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