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General Knowledge (Tricky in parts) 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which band had albums called 'Emergency on Planet Earth' & 'Synkronized'?

  • Radiohead
  • Jamiroquai
  • The Klaxons

2

Which poet wrote the words of what became the popular Christmas carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter'?

  • Rupert Brooke
  • William Blake
  • Christina Rossetti

3

Which golfer won the U.S. Open at the Oak Hill Country Club, in Rochester, New York in 1971?

  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Lee Trevino
  • Tony Jacklin

4

Which Biblical prophet had the vision of 'The valley of the dry bones' which reassembled themselves?

  • Ezekiel
  • Elijah
  • Enoch

5

Which composer wrote 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring'?

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Camille Saint-Saens
  • Gabriel Urbain Faure

6

Which beetle was originally named 'Staphylinus olens' in 1764?

  • Minotaur Beetle
  • Devil's coach horse beetle
  • Musk Beetle

7

Which Shakespeare play includes the characters 'Hippolyta' & 'Egeus'?

  • The Comedy of Errors
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing

8

Which 19th-century philosopher is generally recognized as the first existentialist philosopher?

  • Soren Kierkegaard
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Albert Camus

9

In Greek mythology which of the 9 muses was initially the Muse of Singing but then became the Muse of Tragedy?

  • Melpomene
  • Calliope
  • Erato

10

The USS Phoenix survived Pearl Harbor but what was its name when it was eventually sunk in battle?

  • USS Hornet
  • HMS Coventry
  • ARA General Belgrano

 

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