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Just a bit of General Knowledge

Quiz questions including the highest building, dickens & deserts. 10 Questions.

 
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1

(If she is still reigning) Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate which 'Jubilee' in 2012?

  • Pearl
  • Diamond
  • Platinum

2

What is the state flower of Texas?

  • Bluebonnet
  • Yellow Rose
  • Sego Lily

3

Who was the President of the U.S when British troops burned the White House on the night of August 24-25, 1814?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Monroe
  • James Madison

4

Which English chieftain of the Catuvellaunii tribe led the unsuccessful resistance against the Romans until his defeat in 50AD?

  • Prasutagus
  • Caractacus
  • Cogidubnus

5

Which English radio astronomer was the 'Astronomer Royal' from 1972 to 1982?

  • Arnold Wolfendale
  • Martin Rees
  • Martin Ryle

6

From which Charles Dickens novel does the following line come: 'It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done'?

  • Hard Times
  • Great Expectations
  • A Tale of Two Cities

7

In which desert might one find 'Khoisan' spoken?

  • Kalahari Desert
  • Thar Desert
  • Atacama Desert

8

(Lasting just 53 years) What was the shortest lived of the seven wonders of the ancient world?

  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Temple of Artemis

9

(Officially opened on 4 January 2010) Which skyscraper is the tallest man-made structure ever built at 2,717 ft?

  • Taipei 101
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Petronas Twin Towers

10

Which actor played the part of 'Archer Maggot' in the 1967 movie 'The Dirty Dozen'?

  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Telly Savalas
  • Donald Sutherland

 

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