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Praggy's Friday Challenge Quiz 146

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

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Which film character has been played by Alec Guinness, Ben Kingsley and Ron Moody?

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Fagin
  • Ghandi
  • Othello

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In 2010, who was the captain of the triumphant England cricket team in their World Twenty/20 campaign?

  • Stuart Broad
  • Andrew Strauss
  • Paul Collingwood
  • Alastair Cook

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Which type of orbit is most commonly used for artificial communications satellites?

  • Geosynchronous
  • Aphrodiocentric
  • Geostationary
  • Heliocentric

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The title of which 2012 Plan B album is also that of a film?

  • "Who Needs Actions When You Got Words"
  • "Ill Manors"
  • "The Defamation of Strickland Banks"
  • "It's Time 4 Plan B"

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Which point on Earth is the furthest from its center? (Note: the Earth is not a perfect sphere!)

  • The summit of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • The summit of Everest, Nepal
  • The summit of Chimborazo, Ecuador
  • The summit of Toubkal, Morocco

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In which TV soap would you find the characters Brad Willis, Sheila Canning and Toadfish Rebecchi?

  • "Emmerdale"
  • "Neighbours"
  • "Hollyoaks"
  • "Eastenders"

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During the 2008 financial crisis, which became the first bank to be taken under the control of the British Government?

  • Northern Rock
  • Bradford & Bingley
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

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After 30 years, which literary immigrant from darkest Peru made a comeback to London in 2008?

  • Noggin the Nog
  • Mr Benn
  • Topo Gigio
  • Paddington Bear

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Now housed in the Spanish national art museum, "The Worship Of Venus" is one of a series of paintings by which artist commissioned in 1516 by the Duke of Ferrara?

  • Hans Holbein the Younger
  • Titian
  • Luis de Vargas
  • Giovanni Bellini

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A pizza's tomato based sauce is normally flavoured with which herb?

  • Cardamom
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Oregano