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General Knowledge Quiz # 194

From mountains to towers , medicine and flowers , better check what you know! 10 Questions.

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The expression “according to Hoyle” means “according to the official rules”. Who or what was Hoyle?

  • An 18th century writer on games
  • The Hoyle Sports Club in London in England
  • A renowned poker expert in the American wild West
  • A pseudonym used by Britain's King George IV when gambling

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Five of Charles Dickens' fifteen novels have for their title the full name of the main character, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Which of the following is one of the lesser known heroes here?

  • Quentin Aylward
  • Martin Chuzzelwit
  • Coxton Cranwise
  • Havison Standish

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A deipnosophist is an expert in which of the following areas?

  • Dinner table conversation
  • Disguising the voice
  • Ditch construction
  • Dividing assets following divorce

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What does exiguous mean?

  • Inconvinient
  • Cruel
  • Small
  • Unbelievable

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What is a sackbut?

  • A barrel of wine
  • A trombone
  • A medieval musical instrument
  • A sloth decision

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If you were trying to find the antechinus, the quoll, the devil and the dunnart, what and where would you be?

  • A medieval history scholar in the Vatican
  • An archeologist in Scotland
  • A naturalist in Tasmania
  • A systems analyst in the Internet

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The end of Napoleon Bonaparte's brilliant military career came at the battle of Waterloo, where he was defeated by Wellington and Blucher. In what country is Waterloo?

  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • France
  • Lithuania

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In the U.S.A. , what is celebrated on February 2nd and is also a film?

  • Groundhog Day
  • Planes
  • Green Lantern
  • Ice Cream

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How many people take part in the dance of a quadrille?

  • Eight
  • Eighteen
  • Four
  • Two

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Rather than a hatter, what is the proper name for a maker of hats?

  • Milliner
  • Hamper
  • Flander
  • Genberd