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Obscure G.K. Quiz

Ten bits of trivia, obscure to some or maybe not to you. Have a go and find out. Good Luck. 10 Questions.

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From the choices listed below which pairing sang backing vocals on The Scaffolds 1968 hit "Lily the Pink"?

  • Paul McCartney and Cilla Black
  • P J Proby and Ringo Starr
  • Sir Tim Rice and Elton John
  • John Lennon and Dusty Springfield

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Which Blackburn Rovers player and ex manager of FC Bayern Munich was the first player to score a hat trick in the English F.A. Cup Final?

  • Stan Mortensen
  • William Townley
  • Archibald Fleming
  • Reg Battersby

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Which US cruiser which survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour(1941) was the first ship to be sunk by a nuclear-powered submarine?

  • Regia Marina Vittorio Veneto
  • USS Dakota
  • INS Bat Galim
  • The General Belgrano

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Volleyball is a game not unlike volleyball (wait a minute, it IS volleyball !) Given that nugget of information, which country's designated Official National sport is it?

  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar

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Which actor who played the part of James Bond was offered a contract to play for Manchester United but turned it down?

  • Timothy Dalton
  • Daniel Craig
  • Sean Connery
  • Pierce Brosnan

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On which day of the year does Groundhog Day fall in the United States?

  • February 2nd
  • March 16th
  • March 24th
  • February 19th

Question 7 Photo

The painting to your right is by American artist Edward Hopper (1882 to 1967), what is it called?

  • Ships in the Night
  • Nighthawks
  • Closing Time
  • One Last Cup

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As at Oct 2014, which team have scored the most own goals (39) in the English Premier League since it began?

  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Aston Villa
  • Manchester United
  • Everton

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As at October 2014 what is the longest-running television soap opera produced by the BBC for television?

  • Emmerdale Farm / Emmerdale
  • Eastenders
  • Pobol y Cwm
  • Coronation Street

Question 10 Photo

On 11th Nov. each year we wear a red poppy, what colour poppy do you wear to commemorate the animal victims of war throughout the history of human conflicts?

  • Green
  • Purple
  • White
  • Pink