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Praggy’s Friday Challenge Quiz (7)

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

 
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Before synthezisation, from what was aspirin extracted?

  • Cabbages
  • Willow bark
  • Foxgloves
  • Fuchsia root

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Which 19th century medical scientist became known as the "father of bacteriology"?

  • Alexander Fleming
  • Frederick Hopkins
  • Edward Jenner
  • Louis Pasteur

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Joining the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, how long, to the nearest mile, is the Suez Canal? (as at 2012, before and further enlargements!)

  • 120 miles
  • 100 miles
  • 80 miles
  • 60 miles

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In the film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” what was the surname of the children, Carrie, Paul and Charlie, who were sent to live with apprentice witch Miss Price?

  • Walton
  • Banks
  • Rawlins
  • Trapp

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Which notable event started on 16th August 1642?

  • Irish Rebellion
  • Great Plague of London
  • Great Fire of London
  • English Civil War

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Which country property set the scene for the TV series “Downton Abbey”?

  • Castle Howard
  • Highclere Castle
  • Chatsworth House
  • Belvoir Castle

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Who wrote the book “Moby Dick?

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Herman Melville
  • Alexandre Dumas

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Who captained her team to a curling gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 2002?

  • Rhona Martin
  • Deborah Knox
  • Fiona MacDonald
  • Margaret Morton

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From which classical Greek building were the Elgin Marbles removed?

  • The Temple of Poseidon
  • The Parthenon
  • The Philippeion
  • The Erechtheion

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Who included over 900 recipes in her “Book of Household Management”?

  • Andrea Stein
  • Delia Smith
  • Nigella lawson
  • Isabella Beeton

 

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