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A General Quiz with questions as varied as Playwrights, Astronomy and Social Networking 10 Questions.

 
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1

What was the forename of the English playwright, novelist & short story writer Somerset Maugham?

  • Richard
  • William
  • Edward

2

What is the largest library in the world?

  • The British Library (London)
  • Bodleian Library (University of Oxford)
  • The U.S Library of Congress (Washington)

3

Which free social networking & micro-blogging service was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Bebo

4

In 1986 Australian citizens Kevin Barlow & Brian Chambers were executed for drug offences in which Southeast Asian country?

  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia

5

'The Imaginary Invalid' is a three-act comedy written by which French playwright?

  • Emile Zola
  • Moliere
  • Edmond Rostand

6

(On Aug 5, 1864) Which astronomer was the first to observe the spectrum of a comet ?

  • Edmond Halley
  • John Flamsteed
  • Giovanni Donati

7

Which 'passage tomb' in Ireland is more than 500 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt & predates Stonehenge by about 1,000 years?

  • Newgrange
  • Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn
  • Hill of Tara

8

What is considered to be the most senior royal palace in the UK?

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • St. James' Palace
  • Buckingham Palace

9

Who was the mother of the Roman dictator 'Julius Caesar'?

  • Aurelia Cotta
  • Livia Drusilla
  • Agrippina the Younger

10

If a person was 'Misocapnic' what would they hate or dislike?

  • Mobs or crowds
  • Knowledge or wisdom
  • Tobacco or its smoke

 

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