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Praggy’s Friday Challenge Quiz (4)

A few general knowledge questions to challenge the ‘Little Grey Cells’. 10 Questions.

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Which root vegetable is grown in Britain for the production of sugar?

  • Turnip
  • Beet
  • Swede
  • Celeriac

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Which electrical circuit, with two balancing “legs”, was invented in 1833 and is used to measure an unknown electrical resistance?

  • Cornstone Bridge
  • Barleystone Bridge
  • Ryestone Bridge
  • Wheatstone Bridge

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Which country is separated from South America by the Strait of Magellan?

  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Chile
  • Uraguay
  • Argentina

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Who provided the voice for “Mumble”, the central character of the animated 2006 film “Happy Feet”?

  • Robin Williams
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Elijah Wood
  • Jeffrey Garcia

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The lands of which Celtic tribe included the English county of Essex?

  • Brigantes
  • Dumnonii
  • Catuvellauni
  • Trinovantes

Question 6 Photo

Which actress played the mother, “Madhuri” in TV’s "The Kumars at No. 42"?

  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Indira Joshi
  • Shilpa Shetty
  • Meera Syal

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Who wrote the story about the squabbles and power struggles of the clergy in “The Barchester Chronicles”?

  • Charles Dickens
  • James Joyce
  • Anthony Trollope
  • William Blake

Question 8 Photo

Meadowlark Lemon played for which basketball team?

  • “The Harlem Globetrotters”
  • “Portland Trail Blazers”
  • “Minnesota Timberwolves”
  • “New Orleans Hornets”

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What is the title of this famous Renaissance painting, c.1485, by Sandro Botticelli?

  • “Primavera”
  • “The Birth of Venus”
  • “Madonna of the Sea”
  • “Venus and Mars”

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“Pork Adobo”, cooked for a long period of time in a mixture of vinegar, garlic, salt and laurel leaves, is a national dish of which country?

  • Korea
  • Poland
  • Greece
  • Philippines