#1. The TV show The X Factor originated in which country?
The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. It originated in the United Kingdom.
#2. Hamlet, a play written by William Shakespeare, is set in which country?
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Set in Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet.
#3. Australian Greg Norman was active in which sport?
Greg Norman is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur. He was ranked as the world’s Number 1 for several years in the 1980s and 1990s.
#4. Which chemical element has the symbol Au?
Gold has the symbol Au. Atomic number, name, and symbol all serve independently as unique identifiers for chemical elements.
#5. Which of the following events occurred first?
Britain granted independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The Proclamation of the People’s Republic of China happened in 1949. The republic of South Africa was declared in 1961. Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
#6. Complete the title of this 1987 hit for Madonna: Who's that _________?
Who’s That Girl is a song by Madonna from the soundtrack album to the 1987 film Who’s That Girl. It was released on June 30, 1987. It reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, on the British Singles charts and Canada Top Singles.
#7. Hugh Hefner started which famous magazine?
Hugh Hefner published the American adult magazine Playboy and founded Playboy Enterprises.
#8. Which country has a higher average life expectancy rate?
The average life expectancy rate in Japan is above 86. Afghanistan and Ethiopia have a rate close to 60, and Pakistan close to 67. The overall life expectancy in India is 66. (Life expectancy equals the average number of years a person born in a given country would live if mortality rates at each age were to remain constant in the future.)
#9. What actors play the main characters in the movie Sleepless in Seattle?
Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Supporting cast features Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rob Reiner, Rosie O’Donnell, Gaby Hoffmann, Victor Garber, and Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson. The film revolves around Sam Baldwin, a Chicago architect, who loses his wife Maggie to cancer. He and his eight-year-old son Jonah start anew in Seattle, Washington, but Sam continues to grieve.
#10. Which famous singer plays a leading role in Lars von Trier's movie Dancer in the Dark?
Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk.
This General Trivia Quiz
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