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written by: Jeopardybound
 
This quiz does not discriminate against any subject and will cover everything from Geography to Literature. Let's find out just how much you know about the world around you my fellow avid learner!

Question 1:


Located in the Northwest Territories, what lake empties into the Mackenzie River and is considered the largest lake that is entirely within Canada?
Lake Huron
Great Slave Lake
Great Bear Lake
Lake Superior

Question 2:


Which 1951 Tony winner for Best Musical had its music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser and included such characters as Nathan Detroit, Miss Adelaide, and Sky Masterson?
Carousel
The Pajama Game
Guys and Dolls
South Pacific

Question 3:


After gaining 30 pounds and donning a set of prosthetic teeth, Charlize Theron teamed up with Christina Ricci and won a 2003 Academy Award for Best Actress in the biographical, crime, thriller movie titled 'Monster'. What real life serial killer and prostitute did Charlize portray in this film?
Lizzie Borden
Valerie Solanas
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Aileen Wournos

Question 4:


Also the name of a famous vodka, 'Finlandia' was a symphonic poem first written in 1899 by what Finnish composer?
Frederic Chopin
Jean Sibelius
Magnus Lindberg
Edvard Grieg

Question 5:


What first full admiral of the Navy, uttered the famous phrase, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!", during the American Civil War at the Battle of Mobile Bay?
Oliver Hazard Perry
Stephen Decatur
David Farragut
John Paul Jones

Question 6:


Name the creator of 'The Prelude', who was the Poet Laureate in England from 1843 to 1850 and comprised a group known as the 'Lake Poets' with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.
William Wordsworth
Lord Byron
John Donne
Robert Browning

Question 7:


Named after a 19th century British surgeon and anatomist, the Bowman's capsule is located in which organ/s of the human body?
Pancreas
Kidneys
Brain
Lungs

Question 8:


What famous Israeli liqueur comes in a genie shaped bottle and has a distinctive chocolate/orange flavor?
Sabra
Triple Sec
Grand Marnier
Cointreau

Question 9:


Although almost non-existent today, what ancient religion, stemming predominantly from Persia, worshipped Ahura Mazda as an uncreated Creator and God.
Rastafarianism
Hinduism
Taoism
Zoroastrianism

Question 10:


What name was given to the monster created in Mary Shelley's classic novel subtitled 'The Modern Prometheus'?
Victor
Dr. Jekyll
The monster didn't have a name.
Frankenstein

 


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