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Book #3 in the THINK YOU'RE SMART? quiz book series.

Do YOU 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...

The following categories for quiz questions are used:

THE MODERN WORLD
ENTERTAINMENT
THE HUMAN BODY
COUNTRIES & CULTURES
SPORTS, GAMES & HOBBIES
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
FAMOUS PEOPLE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
ROCK & POP
U.S.A. FACTS
AMERICAN HISTORY
WORLD HISTORY
FILM & TV
MYTHS AND FOLKLORE
QUOTATIONS
NATURE
BRITISH HISTORY
FOOD & DRINK
ART & MUSIC
RELIGIONS & CULTURES
MISCELLANEOUS
ASTRONOMY
GEOGRAPHY
LANGUAGE
CULTURE
GEOGRAPHY
BOOKS & WRITERS

Good luck!

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Copyright

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THINK YOU’RE SMART #3 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 FOOD & DRINK

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Idiazábal and Manchego are cheeses from which country?

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Spain.

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2 ENTERTAINMENT

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Rihanna sang about which accessory in 2007?

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An Umbrella. The song Umbrella is on her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), and includes a rap by Jay-Z.

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3 WORLD HISTORY

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In what year did the Tiananmen Square protests in China take place, with the death of an estimated 3,000 pro-democracy students?

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1989.

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4 GEOGRAPHY

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The city of Byblos, Lebanon, is often credited with which world record, which is unlikely ever to be beaten?

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It is said to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city, dating from 5,000 BC or even earlier.

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5 QUOTATIONS

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Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1. Which American investor said this?

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Warren Buffett.

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6 GEOGRAPHY

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The metropolitan area of which city includes the towns Alcorcón and Getafe?

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Madrid. Alcorcón and Getafe are also football clubs in the Spanish League.

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7 ROCK & POP

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In the USA, how many records do you have to sell to have a ‘gold’ record?

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100,000. A ‘platinum’ record has to sell 500,000 and a ‘diamond’ 1 million. The same system is used for singles and albums.

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8 THE HUMAN BODY

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Which organs filter the body’s blood?

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The kidneys. They are also responsible for the re-absorption of water, amino acids and glucose.

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9 QUOTATIONS

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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Taken from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 28th of August, 1963, by what name is the speech usually known?

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I Have a Dream.

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10 ROCK & POP

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The American blues musician McKinley Morganfield (1913-1983) is often considered to be the father of modern Chicago blues (Rolling Stone magazine), and won a total of six Grammy awards. By what name was he better known?

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Muddy Waters.

QUIZ 2

1 U.S.A. FACTS

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A 1962 movie starring Burt Lancaster narrates the real-life story of Robert Stroud, who served a life sentence and kept birds in his prison cell. Which prison is mentioned in the film’s title?

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Alcatraz (Birdman of Alcatraz), although in fact Stroud spent much of his time in Leavenworth prison, and when he was finally transferred to Alcatraz he was not allowed to keep his birds.

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2 THE ANCIENT WORLD

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In the ancient world what was a ‘talent’?

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A talent was a measure of weight, especially of precious metal. In the Bible (New Testament) Jesus’ parable of the talents is about how well three brothers use their money, hence how well they employ their ‘talents’. The word ‘talent’ derives from this biblical story.

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3 GEOGRAPHY

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Adelaide is the capital of which Australian state?

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South Australia.

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4 NATURE

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Where does a lobster have its teeth?

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In its stomach, which is situated very close to the mouth. The lobster actually grinds its food in its stomach.

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5 GEOGRAPHY

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Which river flows though Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade?

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The Danube.

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6 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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What is the only even prime number?

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2.

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7 QUOTATIONS

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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. Which nineteenth century philosopher wrote these wide words?

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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), a lifelong bachelor.

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8 THE MODERN WORLD

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Which is generally said to be the busiest shopping street in London?

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Oxford Street.

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9 BOOKS & WRITERS

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Which Argentine author, who produced essays, short stories, poetry and translations, is best known for his short, interconnected works of fiction which incorporate such diverse themes as labyrinths and libraries, dreams, animals, and fictional writers?

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Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). His best known work in English is the story collection Ficciones (1944), published in translation as Fictions in 1962 by Grove Press.

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10 MISCELLANEOUS

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The linotype machine was invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-1899) in 1884. What did it revolutionise?

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The newspaper industry. Before Linotype, newspapers were ‘set’ manually, the printing plates constructed using individual letter blocks. The Linotype was like a typewriter and allowed text to be ‘set’ far more quickly. Mergenthaler has been called the ‘second Gutenberg’ for his invention.

QUIZ 3

1 SPORTS, GAMES & HOBBIES

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The board game checkers is known as what in British English?

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Draughts.

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2 FILM & TV

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Which actor, born in 1974, began his career with parts in the sit-com Growing Pains and the soap opera Santa Barbara, and gained widespread attention for his part in the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)?

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio.

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3 BRITISH HISTORY

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Which British overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean was the cause of an armed conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982?

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The Falkland Islands.

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4 THE HUMAN BODY

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Human blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets (small, clear cell fragments) and which other thing?

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Plasma. Plasma acts to hold the blood cells in suspension, and accounts for around 55% of total blood volume.

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5 ROCK & POP

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The album My World 2.0, released in March 2010, went straight to No. 1 in the US and sold 283,000 copies in the first week. Whose debut album was it?

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Justin Bieber’s. He was the youngest solo male artist to top the US album chart since Stevie Wonder in 1963.

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6 WORLD HISTORY

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The city state of Singapore was founded by one man. Who?

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Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.

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7 ENTERTAINMENT

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What do these musical artists have in common: Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow and Adele?

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They have all performed the theme song to a James Bond 007 film: Paul McCartney & Wings (Live and Let Die, 1973), Carly Simon (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977), Gladys Knight (Licence to Kill, 1989), Tina Turner (GoldenEye, 1995), Sheryl Crow (Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997), Adele (Skyfall, 2012).

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8 GEOGRAPHY

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Where is the Sargasso Sea?

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In the Atlantic Ocean, between the north and south American land asses. Its water is known for its deep blue colour and unusual clarity.

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9 Which British girl band of the 1980s sang about Robert de Niro?

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Bananarama, with the song Robert De Niro’s Waiting... (1984). For many years Bananarama held the world record for the most successful all-female band. They are currently fourth on the list, after the Spice Girls, TLC and Destiny’s Child.

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10 BOOKS & WRITERS

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In the novel Moby Dick (1951) by American author Herman Melville, what or who is Moby Dick?

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A white sperm whale. The novel narrates a voyage on a ship by commanded by Captain Ahab, who is obsessed by the whale.

QUIZ 4

1 POP & ROCK

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We’ve Only Just Begun was a hit for which American duo in 1970?

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The Carpenters. The song, a love ballad, was written by Roger Nichols (music) and Paul Williams (lyrics), and is at position #405 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It has been covered many time, notably by Dionne Warwick (1970), Johnny Mathis (1971), Barbra Streisand (1971), Bradley Joseph (2005), Agot Isidro (2009) and New Cool Collective (2013).

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2 FOOD & DRINK

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Pumpernickel, soda and roti are all types of what?

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Bread.

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3 SPORTS, GAMES & HOBBIES

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Which computer game, first released in 1996, is notable for its main character, a female archaeologist?

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Tomb Raider. The archaeologist is called Lara Croft, and was played by Angelina Jolie in the movies that followed.

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