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Mini's GK Marathon Quiz

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In the British army, if you are promoted from the rank of Captain, what would your new rank be?

  • General
  • Colonel
  • Major
  • Brigadier

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'Diwali' the Hindu 'festival of lights' lasts for how many days?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 11

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Who once said, "Remember that you are an Englishman and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life"?

  • Winston Churchill
  • Benjamin Disraeli
  • Harold Macmillan
  • Cecil Rhodes

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Which once popular game involved snatching floating raisins from a jug of flaming brandy and eating them?

  • Snap shot
  • Snap dragon
  • Snap shut
  • Snap, crackle and pop

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In Scotland, who was once commonly known as a 'makar'?

  • Doctor
  • Poet
  • Undertaker
  • Banker

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Before becoming a musician, which subject did David Bowie teach at LAMDA?

  • Mime
  • Ballet
  • Puppetry
  • Pottery

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Although associated with Ireland, what actual nationality was St Patrick?

  • English
  • French
  • Welsh
  • Scottish

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If you suffered from 'genuphobia', what would you be petrified of?

  • Elbows
  • Ears
  • Genitals
  • Knees

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Eric Hosking was renowned for his specialism in what field of photography?

  • Landscape
  • Royalty
  • Wildlife
  • Portrait

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In which country did the chocolate bar 'Plopp' originate?

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Poland
  • Sweden

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A 'classic' man's suit is made up of how many different pattern pieces?

  • 98
  • 76
  • 54
  • 32

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Which British band called their greatest hits album 'End of Part One'?

  • Wet Wet Wet
  • Deacon Blue
  • Human League
  • Squeeze

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Where did author JK Rowling attend university?

  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Durham
  • Essex

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How many languages are believed to be spoken throughout the world?

  • Approx 10,000
  • Approx 7,000
  • Approx 4,000
  • Approx 1,000

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To which country can the earliest historical reference of playing cards be traced?

  • India
  • Iran
  • Russia
  • China

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Perlette, Cardinal and Chasselas are all varieties of which fruit?

  • Grapes
  • Melon
  • Gooseberry
  • Pear

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In which European country was the first nudist camp established?

  • France
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Holland

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What is the alternative name for the flower commonly called anemone?

  • Windflower
  • Snowflower
  • Sunflower
  • Rainflower

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How many decibels does the roar of a lion produce at 5m distance?

  • 30 decibels
  • 50 decibels
  • 70 decibels
  • 90 decibels

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By what name is a dying star in it's first stage of disintegration known?

  • Blue dwarf
  • White dwarf
  • Red giant
  • Green giant

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"Me and the second best footballer in the world" is the caption which accompanies a photo of Pele and which other footballer, in his autobiography?

  • Eric Cantona
  • George Best
  • David Beckham
  • Wayne Rooney

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Which American sitcom had a theme tune called 'Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs'?

  • Frasier
  • Cheers
  • Seinfeld
  • Friends

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The characters of Digory and Polly appear in which of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' stories?

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • The Magician's Nephew
  • Voyage of the Dawn Threader
  • Prince Caspian

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Approximately how often does the average adult consume their own weight in food?

  • Every 50 days
  • Every 100 days
  • Every 150 days
  • Every 200 days

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During World War 2, which country raised the largest voluntary army in history?

  • Russia
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • India

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Which Disney film celebrated it's 70th Anniversary in 2009?

  • Snow White
  • Fantasia
  • Cinderella
  • Pinocchio

 

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