Gen­eral Knowl­edge Quiz

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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

C Up

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.

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