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Exodus' Random Knowledge # 9

Knowledge is power!How much do you know? 30 Questions.

 
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Which direction does the biggest river in South America flow?

  • North east
  • South west
  • South east
  • North west

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What is the more common name for Chopin's "Waltz in D Flat Major"?

  • The Day Waltz
  • The Second Waltz
  • The Hour Waltz
  • The Minute Waltz

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Which of these was a horse that won the British Grand National three times, in 1973, 1974 and 1977?

  • Green Gin
  • Red Rum
  • Black Whisky
  • Yellow Bacardi

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What name is given to the "house" constructed by beavers?

  • Cottage
  • Mansion
  • Castle
  • Lodge

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The First Lady of which US president was known as "Lady Bird"?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Gerald Ford
  • George H. Bush
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

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What was the real name of "El Cid", a Spanish national hero?

  • Alonso Quijano
  • Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
  • Salvador Dali
  • Emiliano Zapata Salazar

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Which of these countries produces the greatest quantity of crude oil?

  • Iran
  • China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico

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In both world wars, what did the British call German submarines?

  • U Boats
  • V Boats
  • F Boats
  • B Boats

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Thomas Hughes wrote about the schooldays of which of the Browns?

  • Paddington
  • John
  • Sam
  • Tom

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In motor mechanics, what does the acronym "TDC" stand for?

  • Terminally Dead Car
  • Top Dead Centre
  • Tardy Dark Clamp
  • Train Down Clutch

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Which of these is a fashion designer?

  • Donna Reed
  • Donna Karan
  • Jo Karam
  • Sister Karamazov

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On a rifle shooting target, what is the name of the ring between the inner and the outer?

  • Eagle
  • Bull
  • Magpie
  • Birdie

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What does the "S" stand for in the letters "SWALK" written on an envelope?

  • Spent
  • Signed
  • Stolen
  • Sealed

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What is the ocean current that flows from Florida to Europe?

  • Direct Current
  • Trade Winds
  • Humboldt Current
  • Gulf Stream

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When was the Sami Parliament in Norway first elected?

  • 1989
  • 1996
  • 1993
  • 1160

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What field of work is Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) best known for?

  • Study of rivers
  • Electricity
  • Sports science
  • Theory of evolution

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In 1690 Jacob Bernoulli became the first European to do what?

  • Solve separable differential equations
  • Work in infinitesimal calculus
  • Observe Jupiter's moons in orbit
  • Work with logarithms

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What is the name of the killer rat that features in the 1973 film "Willard"?

  • Pip
  • Rod
  • Jim
  • Ben

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When was the first Great Reno Balloon Race held?

  • 2000
  • 1992
  • 1982
  • 1892

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What is the capital of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada?

  • Moose Jaw
  • Saskatoon
  • Regina
  • Prince Albert

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What name was given to Nepalese soldiers recruited into the Indian army?

  • Sherpas
  • Sepoys
  • Chindits
  • Gurkhas

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Who was Madonna's first husband?

  • Guy Ritchie
  • Harvey Keitel
  • Carlos Leon
  • Sean Penn

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In Israel in 2009, what did they call the world outbreak of swine flu?

  • Mexico flu
  • Cat scratch fever
  • SARS
  • The English Disease

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Which of these is the title of a well known book by H. E. Bates?

  • The Sweetheart Flowers of August
  • The Pretty Blooms of June
  • The Darling Buds of May
  • The Pretty Stems of March

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The Australian capital, Canberra, is in "ACT". What does "ACT"stand for?

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Awful Cynical Town
  • Antipodean Central Township
  • Agrarian County, Townsville

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The last time that anyone spoke to Adolf Hitler, he was in what city?

  • Rome
  • London
  • Washington
  • Berlin

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Who created the character of Tarzan?

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • H. Ryder Haggard
  • Robert Louis Stephenson
  • C. S. Forester

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Which of these is a type of seaweed?

  • Lanolin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Carageen

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The film "Jaws" was set in which town?

  • Amity, Long Island, USA
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • Miami, Florida
  • New York, New York

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The Scrabble game board is marked with what sized grid?

  • 16 by 16
  • 8 by 8
  • 15 by 15
  • 32 by 32

 

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