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Praggy's Friday Challenge Quiz 98

A few general knowledge questions to challenge the 'Little Grey Cells'. 10 Questions.

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Native to the tropical rainforest region of North East Queensland, the Ivory Curl Tree derives its botanic name from which British nobility?

  • Duchess Of Kent
  • Duke Of Wellington
  • Earl Of Gloucester
  • Duke Of Buckingham

Question 2 Photo

What does this mathematical sign (shown in the picture), mean?

  • Less than
  • Approximately
  • Greater than or equal to
  • Indistinct

Question 3 Photo

What name is given to the natural grassland area of southern Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay?

  • The Pampas
  • The Steppes
  • The Llano
  • The Campo

Question 4 Photo

Which creature does film hero Indiana Jones hate?

  • Cockroaches
  • Snakes
  • Scorpions
  • Spiders

Question 5 Photo

Between the years 1992 and 2010, in which country were most journalists killed?

  • Iraq
  • Yugoslavia
  • Afghanistan
  • Kuwait

Question 6 Photo

The 'Millennium Star', the 'Centenary', the 'Red Cross' and the 'Incomparable' are all examples of what?

  • National flags
  • Railway engines
  • Diamonds
  • Runner beans

Question 7 Photo

Which American philosopher, and often-quoted advocate of individualism, published essays on self-reliance, love, heroism, character and manners in his collections of 1841 and 1844?

  • Ralph Tyler Flewelling
  • Marcus Berquist
  • Walter Kaufmann
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question 8 Photo

Which horse gave a 12 year-old Lester Piggott his first Royal Ascot winner?

  • Pandofell
  • Malka's Boy
  • Zarathustra
  • Fighting Charlie

Question 9 Photo

Which 19-20th century artist, son of a New York Jeweller, applied the Art Nouveau style to stained glass windows, lamps, and other decorations?

  • Louis Tiffany
  • Alfredo Barbini
  • Rene Lalique
  • William Morris

Question 10 Photo

What name was given to the highly diluted rum once given to British sailors?

  • Nip
  • Bilge
  • Slug
  • Grog