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15 Fairly Tricky General Knowledge Questions

A General Knowledge Quiz For Trivia Enthusiasts 15 Questions.

 
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1

In Greek mythology who used a spell to close all 100 eyes of Argus & then slew the giant?

  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Hephaestus

2

(Nominally founded in AD 979) What is the oldest 'continuous' parliament in the world?

  • Westminster
  • Tynwald
  • Bundestag

3

Which English castle was the site of the demise of King Richard II of England?

  • Ludlow Castle
  • Windsor Castle
  • Pontefract Castle

4

Which lake is the source of the Blue Nile & is the largest lake in Ethiopia?

  • Lake Victoria
  • Lake Tana
  • Lake Tanganyika

5

At what age did Alexander the Great die in 323 BC?

  • 32
  • 23
  • 29

6

Which Shakespeare character was said to be 'too full of the milk of human kindness'?

  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo

7

Which team were the runners-up in the first football world cup final in 1930?

  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

8

'When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread almost all the way to his ears' is a line from which Thomas Hardy book?

  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Jude the Obscure
  • Far from the Madding Crowd

9

In 1120, the only legitimate son of King Henry I died at sea in the wreck of which ship?

  • The White Ship
  • The Mary Rose
  • The Ark Royal

10

The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of which large island?

  • Borneo
  • New Guinea
  • Greenland

11

In art, which French term is given to any painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality?

  • Avant-Garde
  • Repoussoir
  • Trompe l'oeil 

12

The word 'Thesaurus' comes from the Ancient Greek meaning what?

  • Treasure Trove
  • Without Measure
  • Speak Plainly

13

(On 2 June 1944) Which future U.S President signed Clark Gable's army discharge papers ?

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

14

Which type of Galaxy has the most star-formation of the three main types?

  • Elliptical
  • Spiral
  • Irregular

15

Which U.S actor played the part of Johnny Cash in the 2005 biopic movie 'Walk the Line'

  • Chris Noth
  • Jason Alexander
  • Joaquin Phoenix

 

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