General Knowledge Quiz
Another great brain tester. How is your general knowledge? Let’s find out with another 10 general knowledge quiz questions covering areas such as the iron curtain, the solar system and Greek mythology. Think you’re smart – well let’s find out!
1. In 1533 King Henry VIII of England divorced his first wife. What was her name?
Catherine of Aragon had a lucky escape given the fate of a couple of Henry's later wives!
2. Who was the first professional footballer to receive a knighthood?
Sir Stanley Matthews retired at the age of 50after a career which had spanned 34 years. He had played for England 56 times and made nearly 700 league appearances.
3. The official Twitter account of Sweden admitted that the iconic Swedish Meatball actually originated in which country?
Apparently King Charles XII came home from Turkey with the recipe in the early 18th century and they have been a favourite of the nation ever since.
4. Which famous movie star crash landed his aeroplane on a golf course in California on 5 March 2015?
Harrison Ford was forced to land on the golf course, clipping a tree in the process, due to an fault resulting in loss of power.
5. In 1946, which leader famously spoke of an Iron Curtain descending across Europe?
Winston Churchill's speech was not generally well received at first, but as Soviet domination and control of the peoples of central and eastern Europe grew, it finally gained in popularity.
6. Which of the following is one of the labours of Heracles (Hercules)?
Heracles eventually completes all his labours and then goes on further adventures with the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece. Even Heracles could not solve the Questions of Brexitus
7. Which group had a famous hit in 1967 with ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale'
8. What was Anna Jarvis, from Grafton, West Virginia, responsible for establishing in 1914?
In a strange twist of fate, Anna Jarvis was never a mother herself but is regarded as the Mother of Mother's Day!
9. Who famously stated that "Religion is the opium of the people"?
The original is much wordier than this more popular version of his statement.
10. Which planet do the moons Phobos and Deimos orbit?
The Martian moons are named after the twin sons of Ares, the god of war. Ares was called Mars by the Romans, hence the connection!
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