Quiz: Are You a General Knowledge Genius?
Are You a General Knowledge Genius?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Hey, we know you! You're the person in your family or circle of friends whom everyone comes to when they can't remember an obscure fact, or the name for something, or who won Best Actress at the Oscars in 1979. You're probably glued to the TV every weeknight for "Jeopardy" -- unless you're down at the pub for trivia night. 

If your area of strength is "everything," then we've created a quiz to play to your strength! This quiz will test you on a variety of subjects. In geography, you'll have to know about an African microstate and the great nation that surrounds it. In history, you'll have to know about the tragic Jonestown massacre of the 1970s. And if you're great in the kitchen, we've even got a question on cuisine! 

Maybe you've taken the "Jeopardy!" online test several times already. Maybe you've waited by the phone (or email inbox), but the producers have just never called. You're losing faith that you'll ever get your chance to tell Alex Trebek a charming personal anecdote right after the first commercial break. However, you don't have to wait to challenge your wits against our all-around knowledge quiz. Just pull up your favorite armchair, settle in and wow us! Good luck!

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