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Hard General Knowledge Quiz 2

Another wide-ranging and very hard GK for you, 8 questions in 80 seconds 8 Questions.

 
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1

The mother of Elizabeth Woodville, consort of Edward IV was Jacquetta of where?

  • France
  • the Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg

2

Which of these is NOT an animal associated with the 12-year Chinese cycle?

  • Sheep
  • Monkey
  • Ox
  • Cat

3

Why is an aircraft black box so named, when it is painted bright orange?

  • Invented by Captain John Black
  • Were painted black until 1965
  • Term is a word for a closed system
  • Colour of doom and death

4

Who is the only male tennis player to have won the Grand Slam (all four titles in the same year) twice?

  • Bjorn Borg
  • Donald Budge
  • Rod Laver
  • Andre Agassi

5

What clothing firm/brand was owned by Abraham Zapruder, who recorded the only film record of the JFK assassination?

  • Pretty Petals
  • Jennifer Juniors
  • Zapruder of Dallas
  • Texas Dudes

6

Which of these composers was not one of 'the Five' or 'Mighty Handful' in 19th c. St Petersburg?

  • Cui
  • Borodin
  • Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Tschaikovsky

7

Which hadron comprises two up quarks and one down quark in the standard model?

  • Neutron
  • Proton
  • Electron
  • Photon

8

Which Dickens book does Holden Caulfield mention in the first line of 'Catcher in the Rye'?

  • Great Expectations
  • Hard Times
  • David Copperfield
  • Nicholas Nickleby

 

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