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How Good Is Your General Knowledge?

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  1. 1. On which continent would you find this geological feature?

    South America
    North America
  2. 2. What is the capital city of India?

    Mumbai
    New Delhi
  3. 3. In which country would you find the mouth of the Orinoco River?

    Venezuela
    Brazil
  4. 4. With how many countries does mainland France share a border?

    5
    8
  5. 5. Damascus is the capital of which country?

    Lebanon
    Syria
  6. 6. What is this baby pug?

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    miniscule
    minuscule
  7. 7. Complete the sentence: "Let's begin at the _____."

    beginning
    begining
  8. 8. What would you call someone who writes plays?

    A playwrite.
    A playwright.
  9. 9. What is the Sahara?

    A very big desert.
    A very big dessert.
  10. 10. What do you check to see if you're free?

    Your calendar.
    Your calandar.
  11. 11. Which solar system planets have rings?

    NASA
    Saturn and Jupiter.
    Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.
  12. 12. What are frogs?

    Amphibians
    Reptiles
  13. 13. What is Fe the chemical symbol for?

    Iron
    Fluorine
  14. 14. What do plants need light for?

    Respiration
    Photosynthesis
  15. 15. Complete Newton's third law: "Every action has an equal and _____ reaction."

    complementary
    opposite
  16. 16. "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" is the first line from which book?

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    "The Handmaid's Tale"
    "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
  17. 17. James Bond is a spy for which agency?

    MI5
    MI6
  18. 18. Under what pseudonym did Sylvia Plath first publish "The Bell Jar"?

    Victoria Lucas
    Elly Higginbottom
  19. 19. "We're all mad here" is a quote from which book?

    "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
  20. 20. Catherine Morland is the main character in which Jane Austen novel?

    "Sense and Sensibility"
    "Northanger Abbey"
  21. 21. Which word means "severe and intense"?

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    Acute
    Chronic
  22. 22. What's the correct word order? "_____ books are over _____."

    Their, there
    There, their
  23. 23. Which punctuation mark indicates a longer pause?

    Comma
    Semicolon
  24. 24. Artificially created sounds are "sound _____."

    effects
    affects
  25. 25. Which sentence is correct?

    "Who's cat is this?"
    "Whose cat is this?"
  26. 26. Identify this flag.

    Liberia
    Pakistan
  27. 27. Which of the following is the flag of Italy?

  28. 28. How many different colours appear on the South African flag?

    5
    6
  29. 29. Which flag contains more stars?

    Australia
    New Zealand
  30. 30. Which east African country's flag is this?

    Somalia
    Ethiopia
  31. 31. In what sport do they compete for this trophy?

    Golf
    Tennis
  32. 32. What is Usain Bolt's 100m world-record time?

    9.55s
    9.58s
  33. 33. In what city did the 1988 Olympics take place?

    Moscow
    Seoul
  34. 34. Which player has scored more World Cup goals than any other?

    Pelé
    Miroslav Klose
  35. 35. Which tennis star has won the most Grand Slam titles?

    Serena Williams
    Roger Federer
  36. 36. For which film did Robin Williams win his only Oscar?

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    "Aladdin"
    "Good Will Hunting"
  37. 37. In "Back to the Future", what is the name of Doc's dog in 1955?

    Einstein
    Copernicus
  38. 38. Name this film.

    "Garden State"
    "The Darjeeling Limited"
  39. 39. Which actress is older?

  40. 40. Which of these films was released first?

    "Schindler's List"
    "Jurassic Park"
  41. 41. Who was Henry VIII's second wife?

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    Anne Boleyn
    Anne of Cleves
  42. 42. Which of these happened first?

    The end of the Spanish Inquisition.
    The founding of Harvard University.
  43. 43. Who is the longest-reigning monarch in British history?

    Elizabeth II
    Victoria
  44. 44. Which modern city stands on the site of ancient Greek city Byzantium?

    Istanbul
    Athens
  45. 45. How many years did Prohibition last for in the United States?

    23
    13
  46. 46. How many No. 1 singles has Madonna had in the UK?

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    8
    13
  47. 47. How many members have The Fall had since they formed in 1976?

    More than 50.
    Fewer than 50.
  48. 48. Which American socialite had an unexpected hit with the song "Stars Are Blind" in 2006?

    Paris Hilton
    Nicole Richie
  49. 49. Which reality TV show did Girls Aloud come from?

    "Pop Idol"
    "Pop Stars: The Rivals"
  50. 50. What year was Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" released?

    1987
    1989

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