Useless knowledge test

What do you know? What don't you know? Take this trivia test and find out how much you know about literature, history, science, philosophy and culture. Each section has 4 questions. Good luck.

Question 1:Who wrote -The Sun Also Rises- ?
George Orwell
J. D. Salinger
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Henry James
Ernest Hemingway
Question 2:-Then it is very much lamented. . .that you have no mirrors that will turn your hidden worthiness into your own eye- comes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Who said it, and whom did he say it to?
Antony to Caesar
Decius to Caesar
Antony to Brutus
Cassius to Brutus
Brutus to Caesar
Question 3:Of the following, which was not a dystopic-fiction novel?
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Question 4:The play 'Antigone' was written by:
Sophocles
Aristotle
Shakespeare
Edmund Spencer
Pericles
Question 5:In his early career, Napoleon was known for his effective use of. . .
Calvary
Infantry
Naval forces
Artillery
Firearms
Question 6:When did the Germanic tribes (Franks, Ostrogoths, Visigoths) begin to invade the Roman Empire?
200 BC
100 BC
300 AD
100 AD
200 AD
Question 7:When did the Peloponnesian War begin?
431 BC
321 BC
531 BC
224 BC
641 BC
Question 8:The Mongols sacked the capital of the Abassid Empire, Baghdad, in 1258 under the leadership of:
Ghengis Khan
Kublai Kahn
Ogadai Kahn
General Helegu
Batau Kahn
Question 9:Mathematics: who discovered the Quadratic formula?
Leonhard Euler
al-Khowarismi
Euclid
Karl Fredrich Gauss
Pythagoras
Question 10:Biology: Gel electrophoresis is a method of....
preserving specimens
purifying enzymes
determining DNA sequences
analyzing biological catalysts
preparing specimens for dissection
Question 11:Chemistry: What element is not in the p-block?
Aluminum
Zinc
Tin
Lead
Krypton
Question 12:Linguistics: Which is not an Indo-European subgroup?
Dravidian
Slavic
Italic
Nordic
Germanic
Question 13:(This is the philosophy section. You're almost done...This is not pure text-book philosophy, and may include some political philosophy questions.) The aim of most religion is to...
fortify points of contact with deities
better one's metaphysical condition through self discipline.
realize man's insignificance and bondage to fate
A and B
B and C
Question 14:According to the book, -The Theory and Practice of Oligarcal Collectivism-, written in the early 1900's by Eduardo Alzarez, to blackwhite means...
To be unable to tell the difference of black and white
To see in shades of gray
A and B
A and C
To an object as black and white at the same time
Question 15:Complete the phrase: In life, there is learning, then understanding, then knowing, and finally __________
re-learning
accepting
applying
seeing
thinking
Question 16:When was the Tao Te Ching translated into Latin
1699
1756
1556
1869
1931
Question 17:(Now on to the culture section...) What is a broth made from dried shavings of the bonito fish that is commonly used in Japanese cuisine called?
shoyu
Dashi
wasabi
shio
su
Question 18:Which line opens the anthem of the former Soviet Union?
Arise, countrymen for your homeland...
O, Mother Russia, our native land...
Great union of unbreakable republics...
From your slumbers, awaken, my brothers...
Land where my fathers lived, endure forever!
Question 19:Gazpacho is a dish native to what province of Spain?
Aragon
Cataluna
Galicia
Andalucia
Austuris
Question 20:One sign that you've been in Finland too long is..
You drink 6 Liters of coffee a day.
You think that it being 10 degrees C as pretty hot
You begin to count reindeer when you go to sleep
You can fix herring 130 different ways
You stop asking intelligent questions

This Quiz has been designed by David Lin.