World Quiz Series: Quiz No. 3 – Test Your General Knowledge

Have a fun break! Test your general knowledge of the world (and a few other topics); with the third quiz in my World Quiz series, ‘What do you know about the World?’

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  • Question of

    Which European explorer first discovered the US River Mississippi?

    • Vasco da Gama
    • Hernando de Soto
    • John Cabot
  • Question of

    Which of the following SI units is used for measuring Frequency?

    • Newton
    • Hertz
    • Joule
  • Question of

    Which of the following zodiac signs is the opposite sign to the birth sign, Aries?

    • Scorpio
    • Libra
    • Virgo
  • Question of

    Who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1983?

    • Claude Simon
    • Wole Soyinka
    • William Golding
  • Question of

    What is the mass number of the element, Magnesium?

    • 36
    • 24
    • 12
  • Question of

    In the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, which of the following ranks is immediately above corporal?

    • Sergeant
    • Captain
    • Adjutant
  • Question of

    Which date of the year in Britain (and the Western World) is known as: St John’s Day?

    • 23rd May
    • 24th June
    • 25th July
  • Question of

    What device is used for making distant objects appear nearer and larger by means of compound lenses or concave mirrors?

    • Periscope
    • Microscope
    • Telescope
  • Question of

    Who first coined the term, ‘rock and roll’ to describe the new music of the 20th century?

    • Elvis Presley
    • Berry Gordy
    • Alan Freed
  • Question of

    Who was the monarch of United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936?

    • King Edward VII
    • King George V
    • King George VI
  • Question of

    In which year, did the United Kingdom join the European Community – now known as the European Union?

    • 1973
    • 1963
    • 1953
  • Question of

    Which of the following people led the famous Haitian Revolution?

    • Toussaint L’Ouverture
    • Paul Robeson
    • Alexandre Dumas
  • Question of

    Which novelist/author wrote the book; ‘Rabbit, Run’ published in 1960?

    • Scott Fitzgerald
    • David Storey
    • John Updike
  • Question of

    Who painted the artpiece painting, The Lion Hunt, in 1616?

    • Rembrandt van Rijn
    • Domenichino
    • Peter Paul Rubens


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Written by Daniel Obiago