General Knowledge Quiz
1. Who wrote the series of novels known as The Alexandria Quartet? A Lawrence Durrell B James Durrell C Ralph Durrell D Henry Durrell 2. Who is the author of the Dune series? A Jules Verne B Terry Pratchett C Isaac Asimov D Frank Herbert 3. Which poet wrote The Revenge and Morte D’Arthur? A Shelley B Yeats C Byron D Tennyson 4. Who played Harold Bishop in Neighbours? A Ian Smith B Frank Pale C Norman Teal D Troy MacDonald 5. Who wrote the book Mein Kampf? A Joseph Stalin B Adolf Hitler C Heinrich Himmler D Joseph Goebbels 6. Kate Winslet and Zoe Saldana are among a cast currently filming the sequel to which 2009 Oscarwinning film? A Avatar
B Star Trek
D The Blind Side 7. Which Danish writer is best known for fairy tales such as The Ugly Duckling and The Snow Queen? A Roald Dahl
B Hans Christian Andersen C The Brothers Grimm D Andy Anderson 8. What was the stage name of the American operatic soprano Maria Kalageropoulos? A Maria Callas B Mary Costas C Mary Kalgopolo D Maria Poulos 9. Which American inventor patented the cotton gin, a device that separated cotton fibre from its seeds? A Joseph Whitney B Eli Whitney C Buster Whitney D Nixon Whitney 10. Under what name did singer Don Van Vliet find fame? A Captain Beefheart B Adam Ant
C Ziggy Stardust D Billy Idol 11. Who played Barbara ‘Baz’ Hayes in the TV series Casualty? A Julia Watson B Katherine Stewart C Rachel Phillips D Lucinda Green 12. Who voiced Sykes in the fishy feature Shark Tale? A Martin Scorsese B Robert De Niro C Will Smith
D Al Pacino 13. Who played Ben Cartwright in the cowboy series Bonanza? A Lorne Peters B Lorne Greene C Lorne Maxwell D Lorne Williams 14. What is the name of the French national theatre which was founded in 1680? A Comedie Francaise B Academie Francaise C Stadium Francaise D Le Quai d’Orsay 15. Who presented TV’s Heart of the Matter? A Robert Bakewell B Joan Bakewell C Thomas Bakewell D Rachel Bakewell
Kate Winslet See Question 6.