General knowledge (14): 10 questions

  1. In terms of units sold, what 1980s video game is the best-selling video game of all time (excluding mobile phone games)?
  2. In which Spanish city would you find the Alhambra palace?
  3. What fruit or vegetable has the highest fat content, and is sometimes known as “butter of the forest”?
  4. Which company has had as its CEOs Thomas Watson, Sam Palmisano and Virginia Rometty?
  5. The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea train tunnel in the world, links which two islands?
  6. What is both the French word for “fish” and a kind of mathematical distribution?
  7. Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin are famous names in which branch of the arts?
  8. The “greenback” is a nickname for which currency?
  9. A4 paper is 210mm by 297mm, but what kind of paper is 420mm by 594mm?
  10. Which company controls approximately 35% of the world’s rough diamond production, making it the largest diamond company in the world?

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  1. In terms of units sold, what 1980s video game is the best-selling video game of all time (excluding mobile phone games)?
    A: Tetris
  2. In which Spanish city would you find the Alhambra palace?
    A: Granada
  3. What fruit or vegetable has the highest fat content, and is sometimes known as “butter of the forest”?
    A: Avocado
  4. Which company has had as its CEOs Thomas Watson, Sam Palmisano and Virginia Rometty?
    A: IBM
  5. The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea train tunnel in the world, links which two islands?
    A: Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan
  6. What is both the French word for “fish” and a kind of mathematical distribution?
    A: Poisson
  7. Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin are famous names in which branch of the arts?
    A: Sculpture
  8. The “greenback” is a nickname for which currency?
    A: The US dollar
  9. A4 paper is 210mm by 297mm, but what kind of paper is 420mm by 594mm?
    A: A2
  10. Which company controls approximately 35% of the world’s rough diamond production, making it the largest diamond company in the world?
    A: De Beers

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