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GK Challenge 2

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Where would you be most likely to find a 'Brannock' device?

  • Chemist
  • Shoe shop
  • Post office
  • Railway station

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How many Earth years does it take for Uranus to orbit the sun?

  • 84
  • 52
  • 37
  • 69

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In 1998, who married millionaire hairdresser Stephen Way?

  • Carol Vorderman
  • Davina McCall
  • Ann Robinson
  • Gloria Hunniford

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By which name is the 'Locomotive Act' of 1865 better known?

  • Blue Flag Act
  • White Flag Act
  • Green Flag Act
  • Red Flag Act

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In which Italian town did the violin makers Stradivarius, Amati and Guarnerius all live?

  • Civitanova
  • Cosenza
  • Cremona
  • Civitavecchia

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In David Hockney's painting 'Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy', who or what was 'Percy'?

  • Their cat
  • Their dog
  • Their son
  • Their canary

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Which country was mostly responsible for the establishment of O.P.E.C.?

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Venezuela
  • Iraq
  • USA

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How many times does the 'Lord's Prayer' appear in the Bible?

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0

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Apples, strawberries and apricots are all in the same family as what flower?

  • Rose
  • Lily
  • Orchid
  • Magnolia

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In which industry was Thomas Newcomen's 'engine' of 1712 a major breakthrough?

  • Tanning
  • Printing
  • Mining
  • Weaving

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Which monkey was traditionally used by organ grinders?

  • Capuchin monkey
  • Squirrel monkey
  • Emperor tamarin monkey
  • Spider monkey

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Who wrote the popular jazz compositions 'Sophisticated Lady', 'Mood Indigo' and 'Solitude'?

  • Duke Ellington
  • Count Basie
  • Charlie Parker
  • Dizzy Gillespie

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Which American president said, "I am convinced that U.F.O's exist because I have seen one."?

  • Jimmy Carter
  • George W. Bush
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Richard Nixon

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In what year did the 'Luge' become an Olympic event?

  • 1988
  • 1980
  • 1964
  • 1972

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Where does the Alan Paton novel "Cry the Beloved Country" take place?

  • India
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Wales

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For what did Britain exchange Cuba, with Spain, in 1763?

  • The Bahamas
  • Costa Rica
  • Florida
  • St. Lucia

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The giant Goliath is described in the Bible as 'six cubits and a span' in height.. how tall is this?

  • 7ft & 7 inches
  • 8ft & 8 inches
  • 9ft & 9 inches
  • 10ft & 10 inches

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What scent does cyanide poison leave?

  • Aniseed
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Almond

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What do 'spurge nettle' and 'wild parsnip' cause in humans?

  • Skin irritation
  • Hallucinations
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

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From what Inn did the Pilgrims in Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' begin and end their journey?

  • The Court Jester
  • The Tabard Inn
  • The Red Lion
  • The White Hart

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What is the fruit of the Baobab called?

  • Monkey bread
  • Monkey nuts
  • Breadfruit
  • Ugli fruit

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The oldest monument of Roman engineering is the 'Cloaca Maxima'.. what is it?

  • A giant sewer
  • A large ampitheatre
  • A long road
  • A massive mansion

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What country is sometimes referred to as the 'Land of the White Eagle'?

  • Poland
  • Croatia
  • Tibet
  • Nepal

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Which post-war USA president was born Leslie Lynch King Jnr?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Gerald Ford
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Ronald Reagan

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What colour dye is produced from the bark of apple trees?

  • Brown
  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow

 

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