Gen­eral Knowl­edge Quiz

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1. Which in­sti­tu­tion’s motto is ‘Serve to Lead’?

A Sand­hurst Royal Mil­i­tary Academy

B Ox­ford Univer­sity

C John Lewis Part­ner­ship D Eton School

2. In which Asian coun­try were fire­works in­vented?

A Ja­pan

B Thai­land

C China

D In­dia

3. Which English meta­phys­i­cal poet wrote To His Coy Mis­tress and The Gar­den?

A An­drew Marvell

B John Donne

C Henry Vaughan

D Abra­ham Cow­ley

4. What in­stru­ment is as­so­ci­ated with Jack Tea­gar­den?

A Pi­ano

B Trom­bone

C Gui­tar

D Cello

5. Which Soviet pres­i­dent died in 1985?

A Boris Yeltsin

B Josef Stalin

C Kon­stantin Ch­er­nenko

D An­drei Gromyko

6. Hugh Jack­man plays US sen­a­tor and for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Gary Hart in which film?

A The High Hope

B The Back­stop

C The Front Run­ner

D The Lowdown

7. Ac­cord­ing to Greek leg­end who was Hero’s lover?

A Le­an­der

B An­dromeda

C He­len

D Cas­san­dra

8. Who wrote The Rain­bow and Women in Love?

A E.M. Forster

B D.H. Lawrence

C Thomas Hardy

D An­thony Trol­lope

9. What do the let­ters GNP stand for?

A Gross Na­tional Prod­uct

B Great Na­tional Pride

C Grain Nur­tur­ing Po­ten­tial D Grand Na­tional Pre­sen­ta­tion

10. Who be­came British Home Sec­re­tary in 1997?

A Jack Straw

B Ken­neth Clarke

C Frank Dob­son

D Mo Mowlam 11. Which char­ac­ter did Dawn French play in BBC One’s The Vicar of Di­b­ley?

A Josephine Grange B Geral­dine Granger C Made­laine Grainger

D Jack­lin Grange

12. Which 2004 com­edy fea­tur­ing pup­pets and writ­ten by the cre­ators of South Park had the bold tagline Putting the F back in Free­dom?

A Team Amer­ica: World Po­lice B Thun­der­birds

C The Mup­pets


13. What was the name of the ship in which the Pil­grim Fa­thers sailed from Eng­land to New Ply­mouth, Mas­sachusetts in 1620?

A The Marie Ce­leste

B The Mayflower

C The Voy­ager

D The Queen Royal

14. Which French drama­tist wrote The Bald Prima Donna and Man With Bags?

A Al­bert Ca­mus

B Vic­tor Hugo

C Yves Navarre

D Eu­gene Ionesco

15. Which up­com­ing BBC fan­tasy se­ries about two par­al­lel uni­verses is based on a Philip Pull­man novel se­ries of the same name?

A His Dark Ma­te­ri­als

B Mor­tal En­gines

C The Pen­dragon Cy­cle

D Sally Lock­hart

Au­thor Philip Pull­man See Ques­tion 15

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