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Praggy’s Friday Challenge Quiz (8)

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

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Question 1 Photo

The art of sculpting plants into shapes is known by what term?

  • Familiary
  • Topiary
  • Beastiary
  • Apiary

Question 2 Photo

A ruby is a variety of which material coloured by the presence of chromium?

  • Quartz
  • Fossilized tree resin
  • Crystal
  • Aluminium Oxide

Question 3 Photo

Which county gives it’s name to a variety of green slate and borders the Northwest of Yorkshire?

  • Westmoreland
  • Durham
  • Lancashire
  • Derbyshire

Question 4 Photo

Which was the first feature length film originally presented as a talkie in October 1927?

  • “Lone Wolf's Daughter”
  • “The Crimson Circle”
  • “The Jazz Singer”
  • “Blackmail”

Question 5 Photo

In which century did the 'Black Death' arrive in Britain killing between 30% and 45% of the general population”

  • 8th
  • 10th
  • 12th
  • 14th

Question 6 Photo

Who was the ‘Controller’ of the BBC2 television channel during its transition to colour broadcasts?

  • Michael Peacock
  • Sir David Attenborough
  • Brian Wenham
  • Alan Yentob

Question 7 Photo

Mr.Bumble features as a ‘beadle’ in which novel by Charles Dickens?

  • David Copperfield
  • The Pickwick Papers
  • Oliver Twist
  • Dombey and Son

Question 8 Photo

Which early bare-knuckle champion drew up the first rules of boxing in 1743?

  • John “Jack” Broughton
  • Tom Spring
  • James Figg
  • Daniel Mendoza

Question 9 Photo

Which painter was appointed as official artist for the Coronation of Elizabeth II and, after 1956, became famous for sometimes including a mouse in his pictures?

  • John Constable
  • Terence Cuneo
  • Salvador Dali
  • Paul Gaugin

Question 10 Photo

Which Hungarian-born food critic wrote and published a famous series of guides to British and Irish restaurants and hotels in the 1950s and '60s?

  • François Simon
  • Michael Winner
  • Egon Ronay
  • Albert Roux