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Hard General Knowledge Quiz 3

A third difficult General Knowledge quiz. Hope you like it - you won't! 8 questions, two minutes 8 Questions.

 
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1

The sequence 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,34 is named after which mathematician?

  • Napier
  • Fibonacci
  • Mandelbrot
  • Taylor

2

In which city would you find the Spanish Steps?

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Amsterdam
  • Rome

3

In which country do all major airport IATA codes start with the letter Y?

  • India
  • Canada
  • Yemen
  • Yugoslavia

4

In which Shakespeare play do Leontes, Perdita and Florizel appear?

  • A Winter's Tale
  • Coriolanus
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Comedy of Errors

5

'Cogito, ergo sum' (I think therefore I am), is a famous statement by which philosopher?

  • Emmanuel Kant
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Rene Descartes
  • John Stuart Mill

6

What is the sum of the first three Mersenne primes?

  • 10
  • 34
  • 41
  • 651

7

Which American author named his three most famous books after lines from the "Book of Genesis", "Robert Burns", and "Battle Hymn of the Republic".

  • Henry James
  • John Steinbeck
  • Norman Mailer
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

8

Why does Beatrice take over from Virgil as Dante's guide in La Divina Commedia?

  • Dante prefers her
  • Pagans cannot enter Heaven
  • Virgil rejects Dante
  • Only Beatrice knows the way

 

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