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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?
South Pacific
Carousel
Guys and Dolls
The Pajama Game

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?
Aileen Wournos
Valerie Solanas
Lizzie Borden
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme

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
Edvard Grieg
Magnus Lindberg

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
David Farragut
Stephen Decatur
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.
Robert Browning
William Wordsworth
John Donne
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?
Lungs
Pancreas
Brain
Kidneys

Question 8:


What famous Israeli liqueur comes in a genie shaped bottle and has a distinctive chocolate/orange flavor?
Triple Sec
Sabra
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.
Hinduism
Zoroastrianism
Rastafarianism
Taoism

Question 10:


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

 


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