General knowledge 105

From the quiz on 1/11/16.

  1. In 2007, which American actor founded the charity fundraising website SixDegrees.org? Kevin Bacon

  2. In the name of the card found e.g. in mobile phones, for what does the acronym SIM stand? Subscriber Identity Module

  3. What were the names of RMS Titanic‘s two sister ships? (RMS) Olympic and (HMHS) Britannic

  4. For which British king did Handel compose his famous Water Music? George I

  5. Caress of Steel, 2112 and A Farewell to Kings are studio albums by which Canadian rock band, who are perhaps best known in the UK for the songs Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio? Rush

  6. Which two Asian countries are connected by the Karakoram Highway, one of the world’s highest paved roads? China and Pakistan

  7. What is purportedly proven by the trademark argument, the teleological argument and the ontological argument? Existence of God

  8. Which wind instrument is known colloquially in North America as a sweet potato? Ocarina

  9. The valknut is a traditional Germanic symbol consisting of three interlocking instances of which geometric figure? Triangle

  10. The small town of Keswick in Cumbria is home to a museum dedicated to which item of stationery? Pencil

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