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Think you’re smart?

Test yourself with these simple but intelligent quizzes, packed with fun facts and trivia. Each general knowledge quiz is arranged as a ‘click-through’ trivia quiz, with a question on one page and the answer on the following page, perfect for testing your general knowledge. The same quizzes are then given again, this time laid out in the traditional way, with all the questions for each quiz test followed by all the answers, ideal for a pub quiz or quiz night.

However you like your brain-teasers, test yourself against the THINK YOU’RE SMART? general knowledge quizzes and see how you do... Good luck!

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Copyright

THINK YOU’RE SMART #1 is published by Clic-book Digital Media.

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Copyright © Clic-book Digital Media.

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Cover: © Steve Warren.

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All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced by any means, or transmitted or translated into a machine language, without the written permission of the authors.

Introduction

There are forty general knowledge quizzes in this book.

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In PART ONE, the questions are given individually, one on each page, with the answer on the following page. This is so you can ‘click’ your way through the quizzes, one question at a time, and immediately see the answers.

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PART TWO presents the same forty quizzes in a more traditional way, with the questions of each quiz listed together, followed by a list of the answers. Use these if you are organising a quiz with friends or holding a pub quiz.

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Either way, we hope you enjoy testing you knowledge. And remember, nobody knows ’em all!

PART ONE

QUIZ 1

1 ROCK & POP

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The soundtrack to the movie Saturday Night Fever was written by which group?

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The Bee Gees, who also performed it. In the US the album sold over 15 million copies and was the No. 1 selling album for 24 straight weeks. In the UK, the album was No. 1 for 18 consecutive weeks.

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2 BOOKS & WRITERS

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Which literary character was orphaned when Lord Voldemort killed his parents?

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Harry Potter. Most characters in the novels fear saying his name aloud, and use expressions such as ‘You-Know-Who’ or ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’.

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3 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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How many sides does a dodecagon have?

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Twelve, and twelve angles. It is a two-dimensional geometric shape and should not be confused with a dodecahedron, which is three-dimensional and has twelve faces.

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4 MISCELLANEOUS

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Which internationally recognised company is named after the Greek winged goddess of victory?

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Nike. With headquarters in Oregon, Nike began life in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports, changing its name in 1971. It currently has revenues of more than $24 billion and employs over 44,000 people worldwide.

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5 THE ANCIENT WORLD

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In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that the dead had to travel to the next world. What were the mummies of the Pharaohs often buried in, as a means of making this journey easier?

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A boat.

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6 FILM & TV

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Who mixed the drinks in the movie Cocktail (1988)?

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Tom Cruise. Although financially a success, the movie won two Golden Raspberry Awards for the worst movie of the year (Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay), and Cruise himself was nominated as Worst Actor. In The Official Razzie Movie Guide it is listed as one of the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.

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7 ASTRONOMY

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What is the name of the only star in our Solar System?

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The Sun.

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8 THE MODERN WORLD

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How many men in total have walked on the Moon?

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Twelve. Note: when you say ‘men’ in some contexts you might in fact mean ‘men and women’ (i.e. humans). However, in the case of the Moon all of them were men!

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9 NATURE

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What are cirrus and cumulonimbus?

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Types of clouds. Cirrus are normally thin and wispy, whereas cumulonimbus form a thick towering cloud which often brings thunderstorms with it.

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10 SPORTS, GAMES & HOBBIES

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Which particular kind of skiing involves both cross-country skiing and ski jumping?

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Nordic skiing. Note: skiing is the only word in English with a double ‘i’; Wii doesn’t count!

QUIZ 2

1 RELIGIONS & CULTURE

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Where can you find the largest church in the world?

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St. Peter’s Bascilica, Vatican City, Rome. It covers an area of 20,139 square metres.

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2 THE ANCIENT WORLD

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In Roman numerals how many is CV?

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105. There is no symbol for zero in the Roman system.

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3 ART & MUSIC

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The visit to China by which US President was used as the basis for an opera by composer John Adams?

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Richard Nixon. The visit, in 1972, would normalise relations between the USA and China and was seen as extremely significant in terms of international diplomacy. The opera was called Nixon in China (1987).

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4 ROCK & POP

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She’s gotta love nobody is a line from which Lady Gaga song?

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Poker Face.

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5 MISCELLANEOUS

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COBOL and Fortran are early examples of what?

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Computer programming languages. COBOL stands for COmmon Business-Oriented Language, and was created in 1959 for general commercial uses. Fortran (previously known as FORTRAN), which stands for IBM Mathematical FORmula TRANslating System, was developed by IBM in the 1950s for scientific and engineering applications, and continues to be used to this day.

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6 NATURE

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Herbivores do not eat what?

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Meat. Herbivores are animals that only eat plants.

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7 FILM & TV

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Which recent series of animated films, produced by Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox, features a group of mammals and their struggles to survive in the Paleolithic era?

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Ice Age.

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8 ROCK & POP

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When you believe in things that you don't understand then you suffer is a line from which Stevie Wonder song?

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Superstition, on the Talking Book album (1972).

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9 THE HUMAN BODY

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How many bones are there in a fully-formed adult human skull?

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22, not including the teeth (which, although calcified, are not classed as bones).

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10 BOOKS & WRITERS

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Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black are characters in which series of books?

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The Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer. The series includes the novels Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. In the film series, actress Kristen Stewart portrays the role of Bella.

QUIZ 3

1 FILM & TV

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In which film did Whoopi Goldberg appear as a nun?

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Sister Act (1992). It was amongst the most financially successful comedies of the 1990s, and is at position #83 on Bravo’s The 100 Funniest Movies list.

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2 MISCELLANEOUS

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Where is the world’s largest centre for trading in diamonds?

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Antwerp. The Diamond Quarter (Diamantkwartier) covers several blocks of the city. Each year about 84% of the world’s rough diamonds pass through the Diamond Quarter, plus polished diamonds with a value of around $16 billion.

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3 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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Acid rain is produced by gases in the air. Which gases?

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Nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide. These react with water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids, which can harm or even destroy plants and aquatic animals. Acid rain can also cause the corrosion of stone statues and steel structures such as bridges.

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4 ROCK & POP

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The musical movement known as ‘grunge’ that arose in the late 80s and the 90s is said to have originated in which US city?

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Seattle. The term ‘grunge’ was originally negative, referring to a raw, distorted and often dissonant style of music, typically with hopeless, negative lyrics. The adjective ‘grungy’ can be used to describe people who embrace this attitude and style.

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5 QUOTATIONS

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Who wrote, Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste of death but once?

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Shakespeare, in the history play Julius Caesar.

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6 POP & ROCK

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What style of music is associated with Johnny Rotten?

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Punk Rock. Born John Lydon (1956), Johnny Rotten was the lead singer of the influential punk band the Sex Pistols, and has also sung in the band Public Image Ltd (PiL).

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7 U.S.A. FACTS

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How many points does the star of a sheriff’s badge usually have?

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Seven, although in the US five or six points are also known.

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8 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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The first nuclear powered submarine in the world was launched in 1954. What was it called?

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Nautilus. The use of the name was significant: apart from being a sea creature, Nautilus was also the name of Captain Nemo’s submarine in two novels by the French author Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874).

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9 THE MODERN WORLD

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Lufthansa is the national airline of which country?

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Germany. It is the largest airline in Europe, with a fleet in excess of 625 passenger aircraft.

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10 CULTURE

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The Scottish song Auld Lang Syne is often sung on New Year’s Eve to welcome in the New Year. But who wrote it, and what does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ mean?

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The poet Robert Burns wrote it in 1788. The title means ‘old long since’ or ‘long long ago’. The first lines are: Should auld acquaintance be forgot,/ and never brought to mind?

QUIZ 4

1 AMERICAN HISTORY

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The lightning rod (also known as the lightning conductor in the UK) is a metal line that runs from the top of a building all the way down, directing lightning down it and thus protecting the building. Its inventor was also a Founding Father of the United States. Who?

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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).

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