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General Knowledge 15 Questions.

 
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Only 2 kinds of nut are mentioned in The Bible; one is almond, what is the other?

  • Macadamia
  • Cashew
  • Pecan
  • Pistachio

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Who is the only British Prime Minister to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?

  • Gladstone
  • Churchill
  • Thatcher
  • Callaghan

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What were the first names of Gilbert & Sullivan?

  • William & Arthur
  • Tobias & Matthew
  • Scott & Gilbert
  • George & Thomas

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The World War I fighter pilot known as The Red Baron was what nationality?

  • American
  • British
  • German
  • Belgian

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The title of Aldous Huxley's classic novel 'Brave New World' comes from which Shakespeare play?

  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • Loves Labour Lost
  • The Tempest

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In which country is the battlefield of Waterloo?

  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • France
  • England

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Which alcoholic drink is traditionally flavoured with wormwood?

  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Vodka
  • Gin

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What was the speed limit of the M1 motorway when it was first opened in 1959?

  • 40 mph
  • 50mph
  • 60 mph
  • There was no speed limit

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In the TV series 'Starsky & Hutch' which character was played by Antonio Fargas?

  • Starsky
  • Hutch
  • Huggy Bear
  • Captain Dobey

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Do stalagmites grow upwards or downwards?

  • Upwards
  • Downwards
  • ------
  • ------

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Who offered a million dollars to spend one night with Demi Moore in the film 'Indecent Proposal'?

  • Robert Redford
  • Bruce Willis
  • Richard Gere
  • Ryan O'Neal

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What grows in a 'paddy field'?

  • Tea
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar Cane
  • Rice

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Which English king ordered the murder of Thomas-a-Beckett?

  • Richard I
  • Henry II
  • Edward III
  • George IV

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What is the name of the channel that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland Britain?

  • Menai Strait
  • Firth of Forth
  • The Solent
  • The English Channel

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Which writer created Tarzan, Lord of the Apes?

  • William Dafoe
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • William Thackeray
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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