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Hard General Knowledge Quiz 8

My eighth difficult quiz. 15 seconds average per question. 8 Questions.

 
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1

Which of these English monarchs went through a Coronation ceremony?

  • Edward VIII
  • Edward V
  • Edward VI
  • Lady Jane Grey

2

Who had the original 'nineteenth nervous breakdown'?

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • Erich Ludendorff
  • Paul von Hindenburg

3

In the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-1870), which country did the alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay defeat?

  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia
  • Portugal
  • Spain

4

"Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant" was traditionally said to the emperor by which group of people?

  • Senators
  • Slaves
  • Gladiators
  • Christians

5

Which of the four Gospels of the New Testament is said to be "non-synoptic"?

  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John

6

Which pope commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of La Cappella Sistina?

  • Sixtus IV
  • Julius II
  • Leo X
  • Paul III

7

Which novel was described by Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as 'the greatest novel in the English language'?

  • Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

8

Which author called for a world encyclopedia accessible to all, 65 years before Wikipedia was launched?

  • Isaac Asimov
  • Herbert George Wells
  • Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
  • Clive Staples Lewis

 

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