Hard General Knowledge Quiz 13
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"Talent hits the target no-one else can hit, genius hits the target no-one else can see". Who said this marvellous truism (in Latin) 150 years before dot.com?
Stephen Dedalus is the pen-name and alter ego of which Irish writer?
Whose law of elasticity was published in 1660 as "ut tensio, sic vis"?
Which of these was the immediate predecessor of the KGB?
Why was Eamon de Valera not executed for his part in the Easter Uprising of 1916?
Not present at the Post Office on the day
He was a US citizen, so diplomatically sensitive
Lloyd George needed someone to negotiate
Escaped from jail
Who was the father of King Harold II, killed at the Battle of Hastings?
King Edward the Confessor
King Ethelred 'the Unready'
Godwin, Earl of Wessex
Headmaster Thomas Gradgrind, who is only concerned with facts, appears in which Dickens novel?
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Which of these thinkers is NOT included in the Monty Python Philosopher's Drinking Song?
Karl-Wilhelm von Schlegel
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