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The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz

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1

On the 8th of December, 1980 former Beatle John Lennon, was assassinated in front of which hotel?

  • The Empire Hotel
  • Excelsior Hotel
  • The Lowell
  • The Dakota

2

The famous painting the ‘Mona Lisa’ was officially the property of the French after it was bought by which French king?

  • Francis I
  • Henry II
  • Louis XII
  • Charles VIII

3

The Curse of Tippecanoe is used to describe the death in office of Presidents of the United States elected or re-elected in years divisible by what number?

  • 7
  • 13
  • 20
  • 66

4

'Heaven's Gate' was a UFO religion that believed in order to reach an alien space craft, they had to commit suicide following which comet at its brightest?

  • Halley's
  • Hale-Bopp
  • Kohoutek
  • Hyakutake

5

In the 1939 movie the "Wizard of Oz", Ray Bolger was originally cast as the Tin Man, however he turned down the role after he suffered from an allergic reaction to which chemical in his make-up?

  • Tin
  • Nickel
  • Lead
  • Aluminium

6

Which Judio-Claudian Roman emperor famously uttered the line: 'What an artist dies in me!' before dying?

  • Claudius
  • Caligula
  • Nero
  • Tiberius

7

Which Shakespearian character killed his wife 'Desdemona'?

  • Othello
  • Duncan
  • Falstaff
  • Yorick

8

Which of the following landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country?

  • Mongolia
  • Lesotho
  • Burkina Faso
  • Luxembourg

9

When Sherlock Holmes retired from detective work, what profession did he take up?

  • Taxidermy
  • Numismatics
  • Philatelics
  • Beekeeping

10

Necrophobia is the fear of what?

  • Clowns
  • Death
  • Ghosts
  • Injections

 

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