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General Knowledge Part I

A quick test of your general knowledge. 20 Questions.

 
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1

Which Shakespearean character proclaimed, "All the world's a stage" in his monologue in Act II of "As You Like It"?

  • Duke Frederick
  • Jaques
  • Rosalind

2

What nationality was Christopher Columbus?

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

3

"Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." is the famous ending to which 1942 movie classic?

  • Now, Voyager
  • Casablanca
  • Gone With The Wind

4

Who wrote the "Lays of Ancient Rome"?

  • Thomas Babbington Macauley
  • Dylan Marlais Thomas
  • Geoffrey Chaucer

5

What is the capital city of Uruguay?

  • Caracas
  • Santiago
  • Montevideo

6

Which famous composer's "Dance of the Knights" from his ballet of "Romeo and Juliet" is also the opening music to BBC1's "The Apprentice"?

  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

7

How many keys make up a full-size piano?

  • 78
  • 84
  • 88

8

Who was the 3rd president of the United States, serving from 1801 to 1809?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • James Madison

9

The Duke of Wellington a.k.a 'The Iron Duke' was one of the 19th century's leading political and military figureheads. But what was his actual name?

  • Charles Westford
  • Arthur Wellesley
  • Thomas Rutland

10

Who played the original Doctor in BBC1's long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who"?

  • Tom Baker
  • Peter Davison
  • William Hartnell

11

Who finally proved Fermat's last theorem, 358 years after Fermat first posed the problem?

  • Simon Singh
  • Ernst Kummer
  • Andrew Wiles

12

Which of the following was not one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world?

  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • The Sphinx of Giza

13

On which date was Nelson Mandela released after 27 years of imprisonment?

  • 11th February 1990
  • 9th November 1989
  • 12th April 1991

14

Which famous novel begins with the line, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,"?

  • Great Expectations
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Nicholas Nickleby

15

At what age was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart buried in a common grave in Vienna?

  • 35
  • 45
  • 55

16

What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet

  • Epsilon
  • Chi
  • Lambda

17

What was the name of the first Emperor of China who also built the first version of the Great Wall of China?

  • Kublai Khan
  • Chongzhen Ming
  • Qin Shi Huang

18

The British explorer Captain James Cook was the first European to discover Australia and made the first circumnavigation of New Zealand. But where did he die?

  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • Indonesia

19

In what year did the Battle of Trafalgar take place?

  • 1830
  • 1788
  • 1805

20

Which artist has had the most number 1 singles in the UK since the beginning of the UK Singles Chart in 1952?

  • The Beatles
  • Elvis Presley
  • Westlife

 

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