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Miscellaneous Miscellany Quiz

A mixed General Knowledge quiz 8 Questions.

 
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"The Life and Times of Tristram Shandy" is considered by many as the first English novel; who wrote it?

  • William Shakespeare
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Henry Fielding

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Hector Hugh Munro wrote a large number of short stories; what was his pen name?

  • Saki
  • Sarkey
  • Sharkey
  • Sake

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When was Bonny Prince Charlie defeated at the battle of Culloden?

  • 15 April 1746
  • 16 April 1746
  • 15 April 1745
  • 16 April 1745

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What is meant in Scotland by the word "Crowdie"?

  • A traditional wedding veil worn in the Highlands
  • A collective noun for Highland cows
  • A Scottish dessert of oatmeal and whisky
  • A soft White Cheese

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Part of the "Watch with Mother" programmes from the 50s and 60s what was the name of the programme shown in the picture?

  • "Mary, Mungo and Midge"
  • "Tales of the Riverbank"
  • "Rag, Tag and Bobtail"
  • "Aesop's Fables"

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Who wrote the poem "Not waving but drowning"?

  • Sylvia Plath
  • Stevie Smith
  • Liz Lochhead
  • Jeanette Winterson

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Which Jacobean playwright wrote "All for Love"?

  • William Wycherley
  • George Etherege
  • John Dryden
  • John Vanbrugh

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Who said "I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member"?

  • Winston Churchill
  • Quentin Crisp
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Groucho Marx

 

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