General knowledge: 10 questions

  1. What nationality were the author Stefan Zweig, the composer Anton Bruckner and the artist Egon Schiele?
  2. In which Olympic event is David Rudisha the world record holder?
  3. Cinnabar is the primary ore of which element?
  4. How many pints are there in a gallon?
  5. Which conquistador famously burned the ships in which his expedition travelled to central America, in order to prevent mutiny among his men?
  6. How many colours of Smarties are there?
  7. In years, how old is a person on reaching their 10,000th day?
  8. What 1975 film features the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?
  9. Which country did Russia invade in 2008, annexing the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia?
  10. Whose 1966 doctoral thesis was entitled “Properties of Expanding Universes”?

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  1. What nationality were the author Stefan Zweig, the composer Anton Bruckner and the artist Egon Schiele?
    A: Austrian
  2. In which Olympic event is David Rudisha the world record holder?
    A: 800m
  3. Cinnabar is the primary ore of which element?
    A: Mercury
  4. How many pints are there in a gallon?
    A: 8
  5. Which conquistador famously burned the ships in which his expedition travelled to central America, in order to prevent mutiny among his men?
    A: Hernan Cortes
  6. How many colours of Smarties are there?
    A: 8
  7. In years, how old is a person on reaching their 10,000th day?
    A: 27
  8. What 1975 film features the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?
    A: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  9. Which country did Russia invade in 2008, annexing the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia?
    A: Georgia
  10. Whose 1966 doctoral thesis was entitled “Properties of Expanding Universes”?
    A: Stephen Hawking

 

 

 

 

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