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I Saw it in a Dream

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I Saw it in a Dream game quiz
"A dream isn't just something that disturbs a good night's sleep. It can be a predictor, or even the cause, of momentous events - whether for good or for bad."

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1. Which well-known entrepreneurial icon said: 'All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them'?
    Sir Richard Branson
    Sir James Dyson
    Bill Gates
    Walt Disney

2. 'I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.'
- Which of Shakespeare's tragic figures says this?
    King Lear

3. In August 1963 the Black civil rights leader Martin Luther King gave his landmark 'I Have a Dream' speech. Where did this memorable event occur?
    Riverside Church, New York
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

4. Which leading chemist told delegates to an 1890 convention that the structure of the chemical benzene had been revealed to him in a dream?
    Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac
    Justus von Liebig
    Friedrich August Kekule
    Jons Jakob Bezelius

5. In which of Charles Dickens' novels does Affery Flintwinch, after going to bed, imagine she's dreaming when she sees her husband Jeremiah speaking to a double of himself in a cold and candle-lit room downstairs?
    Little Dorrit
    Bleak House
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Our Mutual Friend

6. Which President of the United States had a premonition of his own assassination in a dream shortly before he was shot?
    William McKinley
    James Garfield
    Abraham Lincoln
    John F. Kennedy

7. Kevin Costner starred in the 1989 film "Field of Dreams", but who was the legendary baseball player who provided the title for W.P. Kinsella's novel on which the film is based?
    Babe Ruth
    Willie Mays
    Joe DiMaggio
    Joe Jackson

8. Which Romantic poet claimed to have composed one of his most famous poems, "Kubla Khan", while in an opium-induced dream?
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Lord George Byron
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    William Blake

9. He was a soldier in the First World War. Asleep in a trench, he dreamed he was buried under a pile of earth and red-hot iron. He woke and immediately left the trench, which soon afterwards was hit by an enemy shell killing his fellow soldiers. Whose dream changed history?
    Adolf Hitler
    Joseph Stalin
    Winston Churchill
    John Pershing

10. The 'Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) is a dream allegory that tells of the journey of its hero 'Christian' from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. It was partly written while its author was in prison, but who was this English 'jailbird'?
    George Herbert
    John Clare
    John Bunyan
    Henry Vaughan

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