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The A to Z Of General Knowledge Quiz

A quiz to test the "old, grey matter" 20 Questions.

 
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To "imprecate" someone means to what?

  • Put a curse on them
  • Flatter them outrageously
  • Involve them in something underhand
  • Bestow them with gifts

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Which of the following was not a Prime Minister under George IV?

  • George Canning
  • Arthur Wellesley
  • John Robinson
  • William Lamb

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Can you match the authors to their respective book?

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Left

  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Stephen King
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Agatha Christie

Right

  • "A Descent into the Maelstrom"
  • "The Secret Adversary"
  • "A Study in Scarlet"
  • "Black House"

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Palaeontologists now say which species of horned dinosaur never actually existed?

  • Eoraptor
  • Triceratops
  • Megalosaurus
  • Spinosaurus

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Charlie Drake was an English actor, comedian and singer. His nationally-known catchphrase was "Hello my ......" what? (one word)

Type in the correct answer

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From the earliest to the latest, can you place these inventions in their correct order?

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  • Anemometer
  • Astroturf
  • Adhesive tape
  • Sliding automatic door

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The Uber Cup is awarded in which sport?

  • Air Races
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf
  • Badminton (women)

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If a creature is termed as being "riparian", where would you expect to find its habitat?

  • On the side of a mountain
  • On the bank of a natural watercourse
  • Beneath the desert sands
  • Close to the sea floor

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Current estimations as to the number of stars inhabiting the Milky Way galaxy amounts to how many?

  • 50 billion
  • 1 trillion
  • 250 billion
  • 400 billion

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An Icosahedron ( solid ) has how may sides?

  • 20
  • 36
  • 18
  • 40

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What was the character's name who piloted "Supercar" in the 1960s childrens TV show of the same name?

  • Max Lindstrom
  • Steve Zodiac
  • Mike Mercury
  • Jake Jetson

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In which part of the human body would you find the "isles of Langerhans"

  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Heart
  • Kidneys

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The Vinson Massif is the highest point of which continent?

  • South America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Antarctica

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Can you name the man on the right who is said to have discovered the wreckage of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947?

  • Mac Brazel
  • Dan Wilmot
  • Jesse Marcel
  • William L. Moore

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Can you match the release dates with the Nickelback albums?

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Left

  • "The Long Road"
  • "Silver Side Up"
  • "Dark Horse"
  • "All the Right Reasons"

Right

  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 2005

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Who did Tottenham Hotspur beat in the FA Cup Final(1961-62 season)?

  • Leicester City
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Chelsea
  • Burnley

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"The Moabite Stone" contains an inscription by which king of Moab?

  • Mutzuri
  • Mesha
  • Omri Salmanu
  • Eglon

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Which of the following is not a principal layer of Earth's atmoshphere?

  • Stratosphere
  • Exosphere
  • Magnetosphere
  • Mesosphere

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Can you supply the last word to the 2001 phantasy film title, "Spirited ......"?

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What was the real name of the 17th century "Witchfinder General"?

  • Matthew Hopkins
  • Robert Hopkins
  • Samuel Hopkins
  • Percival Hopkins

 

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