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Random Knowledge #2

Another 30 random knowledge questions for the attention of trivia buffs. Have fun and good luck. 30 Questions.

 
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The city of Durham stands on which river?

  • Tweed
  • Tyne
  • Wear
  • Tees

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Which English king was nicknamed "Rufus"?

  • Edward II
  • George II
  • Henry II
  • William II

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Which North African country lies between Tunisia and Egypt?

  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Sudan

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Which famous Wild West character was killed by Jack McCall in 1876?

  • Billy the Kid
  • Jesse James
  • Wild Bill Hickok
  • Wyatt Earp

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In the children's TV series "Ivor the Engine", what was the name of Ivor's driver?

  • Jones the Driver
  • Jones the Engine
  • Jones the Steam
  • Jones the Train

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What nationality was the painter Paul Klee, who died in 1940?

  • Belgian
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Swiss

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Who wrote the song "White Christmas"?

  • Irving Berlin
  • Sammy Cahn
  • Ivor Novello
  • Cole Porter

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Where did George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappear in 1924?

  • Antarctica
  • The Atlantic Ocean
  • Mount Everest
  • The Sahara

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The word "impi" means a body of warriors in which African language?

  • Afrikaans
  • Bantu
  • Swahili
  • Zulu

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What is the Japanese word for "goodbye"?

  • Origami
  • Sayonara
  • Sukiyaki
  • Sushi

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Tennis player Rafael Nadal was born on which Meditteranean island?

  • Cyprus
  • Ibitha
  • Majorca
  • Minorca

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Which UK retail chain shares its name with a Greek city?

  • Argos
  • Asda
  • Netto
  • Tesco

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What type of sports equipment is a Louisville Slugger?

  • A baseball bat
  • A boxing glove
  • A football helmet
  • A gumshield

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What does a tegestologist collect?

  • Beermats
  • Cheese labels
  • Medals
  • Postcards

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In the 1974 film "Carry On Dick", who played the part of the Bow Street Runner, Jock Strapp?

  • Peter Butterworth
  • Jack Douglas
  • Charles Hawtrey
  • Kenneth Williams

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Marylebone station was once the London headquarters of which railway company?

  • Great Central
  • Great Eastern
  • Great Northern
  • Midland

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In which European country is Lake Balaton?

  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Romania

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Which comedian started his own folk club,"The Boggery", aged 16?

  • Max Boyce
  • Jasper Carrott
  • Billy Connolly
  • Mike Harding

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Which bank robber was killed by FBI agents outside the Biograph Theatre in Chicago in 1934?

  • Al Capone
  • John Dillinger
  • Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Baby Face Nelson

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In the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, what is the first name of Little Lord Fauntleroy?

  • Cecil
  • Cedric
  • Cornelius
  • Cuthbert

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Which cricketing county plays home matches at Edgbaston?

  • Gloucestershire
  • Leicestershire
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire

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In which British city is the succession of streets known as the Royal Mile?

  • Bath
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter

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In what year did the Mallard achieve the world speed record for steam locomotives?

  • 1928
  • 1938
  • 1948
  • 1958

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In which US state is Palomar Observatory?

  • California
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Utah

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How many "Pillars Of Islam" are Muslims asked to practice?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

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Approximately how many men did the British lose at the Battle of Jutland in 1916?

  • 3300
  • 4300
  • 5300
  • 6300

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How high is Botrange, the highest point in Belgium?

  • 394 metres
  • 694 metres
  • 994 metres
  • 1994 metres

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The death of which philosopher in 1804 marked the end of "The Enlightenment"?

  • Christian Wolff
  • David Hume
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Rene Descartes

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In 1977 the actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. sold his collection of over 3000 what?

  • Toy cars
  • Toy ships
  • Toy soldiers
  • Toy trains

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Which agency of the United Nations runs the World Heritage Programme?

  • UNEP
  • UNESCO
  • UNFIP
  • UNICEF

 

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