Saturday, 16 December 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 30

General Knowledge Quiz 30





1. The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme. Where is this river located?
France
United Kingdom
Germany
Italy

2. Forest Whitaker won Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his performance as a historical personality in the film "The Last King of Scotland". Which character was played by him in the movie?
Adolf Hitler
Idi Amin
Robert Mugabe
Saddam Hussein

3. Pol Pot was a politician and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997 and took part in orchestrating the purest genocide in the Cold War era. Can you name the county?
Uganda
Rwanda
Armenia
Cambodia

4. Which country gifted "the Statue of Liberty" to United States?
United Kingdom
Russia
France
Germany

5. La Giovane Italia (Young Italy) was a poltical movement for Italian youth founded in 1831. Who was the founder?
Giuseppe Mazzini
Benito Mussolini
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Lord Acton

6. Mustafa Kemal was the first President of which one of the following countries?
Iran
Egypt
Turkey
Indonesia

7. The Pulitzer Prize winning writer William Saroyan has written a short story entitled "The Lion of Judah" about the emperor Haile Selassie. Which country's emperor was Haile Selassie?
Tunisia
Ethiopia
Zambia
Liberia

8. The Triple Alliance was a secret agreement between three countries and was formed in 1882. Which one of the following countries was NOT part of the Triple Alliance?
Austria-Hungary
Italy
Russia
Germany

9. The Sistine Chapel, in Vatican City is famous for the paintings that decorate the interior , particularly the ceiling. Which famous artist painted the ceiling?
Pablo Picasso
Leonardo da Vinci
Vinent van Gogh
Michelangelo

10. "Rights of Man", a book which posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people, is written by
Edmund Burke
Thomas Muir
Thomas Paine
Bertrand Russel

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