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Hard General Knowledge Quiz 1

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1

Which two countries ended a war a the Treaty of Ghent in 1814?

  • France / Britain
  • USA / Britain
  • France / Belgium
  • Germany / Britain

2

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day"? Which of Shakespeare's Sonnets opens with this line?

  • XIV
  • XVIII
  • XXI
  • L

3

Which is northernmost of the main Canary Islands?

  • El Hierro
  • La Palma
  • Lanzarote
  • Fuerteventura

4

What nickname is given to the currency pair British pound/US dollar (GBP/USD)?

  • Clegg
  • Cameron
  • Cable
  • Osborne

5

What was Michelangelo's surname?

  • Michelangelo
  • Buonarotti
  • Bellini
  • Van Rijn

6

Who became Fuehrer for a month after Hitler's death?

  • Hermann Goering
  • Karl Doentiz
  • Wilhelm Canaris
  • Heinrich Himmler

7

What did the Twenty-First Amendment to the US Constitution abolish?

  • Slavery
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Third-term Presidents
  • The 18th Amendment

8

What have screen idol Cary Grant and physicist Paul Dirac got in common?

  • Both married a woman called Anne Roberts
  • Both attended same elementary school
  • Both died on their birthday
  • Both had a pet elephant

 

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