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Gareth's General Knowledge Quiz 1

3.3
(70 votes)
10 questions
English
Hard
Ten questions, various topics. Enjoy!
1
Iris reveal

Which of the following big cats hunts the most often in water compared to the others?

Jaguar

Cheetah

Leopard

Lion

Hard  34% got this right

The Jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas, & was held in high esteem by ancient civilisations like the Inca & Mayans
2
48 random squares

Who played the title role in the Mel Brooks comedy movie "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"?

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielson

42% got this right

"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" is the most recent film to this day that Mel Brooks directed
3

Which was the first ever US state, having being officially ratified into the union in 1787?

Hard  2% got this right

4

What is the average distance between the moon and planet earth?

190000
238855
288938
Miles

48% got this right

No man made features on earth are visible from the moon. In fact, even the continents are barely discernible.
5
Blur reveal

Which unlikely historical figure had a key role in designing this iconic car?

Adolf Hitler

Hitler

45% got this right

The car was primarily the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche & Hitler. (Volkswagen literally means "the people's car")
6
Blur reveal

Which classic film was filmed in & around the Dakota Building, NYC where John Lennon would later live & be assassinated?

Rosemary's Baby

Annie Hall

Midnight Cowboy

Rear Window

Hard  21% got this right

Although the film was set in the Dakota Building where the characters live, interior scenes were mainly shot in a studio
7

Which of the following is true of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar?

The first Roman emperor to visit Britain

The first person to have their face printed on a Roman coin

Has a salad named after him

The only Roman politician to feature in the title of a Shakespeare play

Hard  26% got this right

Although its name might remind us of the Roman Emperor, the salad was in fact named after Italian chef Caesar Cardini
8

Who was the final person Muhammad Ali defeated by knockout in a professional fight?

Richard Dunn

George Foreman

Joe Bugnor

Joe Frazier

Hard  19% got this right

Ali was 34 at the time, 1976. Many have criticised his decision to continue fighting after this, until the age of 39.
9

The location where legendary English explorer Captain James Cook met his demise at the hands of some angry natives?

Hard  6% got this right

Despite speculation that Cook's body was subject to cannibalism after his death, this is widely disputed by historians.
10

Place these U.S. presidents, all depicted on Mount Rushmore, in chronological order of when they served

1.

George Washington

2.

Thomas Jefferson

3.

Abraham Lincoln

4.

Theodore Roosevelt

Easy  93% got this right