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GK Challenge

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According to legend, which of King Arthur's 'Knights of the Round Table' eventually found the 'Holy Grail'?

  • Gawain
  • Galahad
  • Bedevere
  • Lancelot

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Which is the only planet in our solar system to spin clockwise?

  • Mercury
  • Earth
  • Venus
  • Mars

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In the 'Harry Potter' books, what is the name of the wizarding pub in London?

  • 'The Leaky Cauldron'
  • 'The Wizard's Wand'
  • 'The Pickled Slug'
  • 'The Warlock's Rest'

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When was the postcode first introduced in Britain?

  • 1944
  • 1974
  • 1968
  • 1959

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Which disease was once known as the 'White Plague'?

  • Smallpox
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid
  • Measles

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In the film 'The Wild One' which make of British bike did Marlon Brando ride?

  • B.S.A.
  • Norton
  • Triumph
  • Vincent

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What are the basketball team from Dallas, Texas known as?

  • The Mavericks
  • The Cowboys
  • The Texans
  • The Oilmen

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What nationality was Robert Peary, who reached the North Pole in 1909?

  • Canadian
  • Scottish
  • English
  • American

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What type of garment is a 'fustanella'?

  • Hat
  • Kilt
  • Shirt
  • Waistcoat

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In the language of flowers, what does the herb Rosemary represent?

  • True love
  • Sincerity
  • Remembrance
  • Falsehood

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What island's motto is, "Whichever way you throw me I will stand."?

  • The Isle of Man
  • The Isle of Wight
  • The Scilly Isles
  • The Falkland Islands

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If someone is 'peregrinating' what are they doing?

  • Hunting
  • Flying
  • Complaining
  • Travelling

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How much silver must an item be made of to gain a British hallmark?

  • 85%
  • 92.5%
  • 97.5%
  • 100%

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What should you expect to find in a 'bandbox'?

  • Plasters
  • A musical instrument
  • Hat
  • Rubber bands

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Where are the Aran Islands?

  • Off the west coast of Ireland
  • Off the west coast of Scotland
  • Off the coast of Cornwall
  • Off the coast of Northumberland

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In North America, if someone was 'panhandling' what would they be doing?

  • Prospecting
  • Begging
  • Cooking
  • Snow-boarding

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What are 'Great Helm', 'Basinet' and 'Lobster Tail' all types of?

  • Fishing boats
  • Sailor's knots
  • Armoured helmets
  • Shields

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What would a New Zealander call a 'wild Irishman'?

  • A thorny native bush
  • A candidate for priesthood
  • A whiskey and stout cocktail
  • A southerly force 9 gale

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Sometimes called the 'Charities', the goddesses Aglaea, Euphrosyne and Thalia are known in Roman mythology by which collective name?

  • The Three Muses
  • The Three Stooges
  • The Three Degrees
  • The Three Graces

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Which Midland's football club had the first all-seater stadium in England?

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Coventry City
  • Aston Villa
  • Birmingham City

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Which of the following literary figures was also an Irish Senator?

  • Samuel Beckett
  • James Joyce
  • W.B. Yeats
  • Sean O'Casey

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In heraldry, if a beast on a coat of arms is described as 'trippant' what would it be doing?

  • Running
  • Falling over
  • Standing on hind legs
  • Sitting down

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If you suffered from 'tympany' what would be wrong with you?

  • You would have ringing in your ears
  • You would have a bloated stomach
  • You would lack self-esteem & self-confidence
  • You would have excessive pride or arrogance

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When was the last execution by guillotine in France?

  • 1960
  • 1977
  • 1946
  • 1921

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Santa Clara county in California is famous as what?

  • The home of Hollywood
  • A wine-producing region
  • The home of 'Silicon Valley'
  • The likely epicentre of the next big earthquake

 

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