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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?
Great Bear Lake
Lake Huron
Great Slave 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?
The Pajama Game
Guys and Dolls
South Pacific
Carousel

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
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Valerie Solanas
Aileen Wournos

Question 4:


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

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?
John Paul Jones
Oliver Hazard Perry
Stephen Decatur
David Farragut

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
John Donne
Robert Browning
Lord Byron

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?
Brain
Kidneys
Pancreas
Lungs

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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