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Knowledge (In a General Sense)

4.1
(72 votes)
11 questions
English
Just your standard general knowledge quiz, with various question formats!
1

Yes, it's another general knowledge quiz. Enjoy! 😎

2

There is only one species of land reptile native to Ireland. Which is it?

Common lizard

Common newt

European Tortoise

Grass snake

Hard  31% got this right

Unlike Britain, the island of Ireland has no native snakes (politicians don't qualify apparently)
3

In this image, Where's Wally? (Or "Where's Waldo" if you're from North America) Pinpoint his location

Hard  23% got this right

The "Where's Wally" books were created by English illustrator Martin Handford. A TV series was later created
4

Kurt Russell first played "Snake Plissken" in this futuristic sci-fi film, where he tried to "Escape from" which city?

New York

54% got this right

The character of "Snake Plissken" was an obvious inspiration for a later video game character, which Hideo Kojima admits
5

The Dead Sea Scrolls - hugely significant historical documents that influenced biblical scholarship - were found where?

Hard  12% got this right

The ancient manuscripts were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves near Khirbet Qumran, near the Dead Sea
6

Complete this famous quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson: "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have . . . "?

Loved at all

Hard  35% got this right

The quote is from his poem "In Memoriam A.H.H."
7

Starting from the closest, put these locations in order of distance from London, UK.

1.

Stuttgart, Germany

2.

Marseille, France

3.

Reykjavik, Iceland

4.

Athens, Greece

Easy  92% got this right

Stuttgart: 452.64 miles. Marseille: 622.09 miles. Reykjavik: 1,173.08 miles. Athens: 1487 miles
8

Many actors from "Cheers" appeared in the hugely beloved follow-up sitcom, "Frasier". Which of the following did not?

Kirstie Alley

Rhea Perlman

Ted Danson

Woody Harrelson

Hard  12% got this right

9

In which year was this first, most famous - photographic "evidence" of the Loch Ness Monster taken?

1925
1933
1975

Hard  34% got this right

10

Muhammad Ali famously fought who in the 1974 fight referred to as "The Rumble in The Jungle"?

George Foreman

Joe Bugnor

Joe Frazier

Sonny Liston

37% got this right

11
Zoom reveal

What type of pasta (shape) is this?

Penne

70% got this right

Penne is the plural form of the Italian penna (meaning 'feather', and 'pen' as well), cognate with the English "pen"