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Trivia Quiz

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1

In Greek mythology, who was the father of Ajax?

  • Peleus
  • Medus
  • Telamon
  • Acastus

2

In which country did the Nazarene art movement flourish?

  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Austria
  • France

3

"A Grotesque Romance" is the subtitle of which H.G.Wells novel?

  • Ann Veronica
  • The Island of Dr Moreau
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Time Machine

4

185 degrees on the Celsius scale is equivalent to how many degrees on the Fahrenheit scale?

  • 345
  • 355
  • 365
  • 375

5

The infamous murderer John Christie was arrested on the embankment near which bridge in London?

  • Waterloo
  • Westminster
  • Blackfriars
  • Putney

6

What type of dance is a 'farruca'?

  • Fandango
  • Fox trot
  • Farandole
  • Flamenco

7

Which place name literally means "eight standing together"?

  • Tuvalu
  • Phnom Penh
  • Machu Picchu
  • Dahomey

8

The tune known as "Hail To The Chief",was first played at the inauguration of which U.S. President?

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Woodrow Wilson

9

Which of the following would use a 'latterkin' in their occupation?

  • Horologist
  • Farmer
  • Scaffolder
  • Glazier

10

Which British actor shares his name with a politician who was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1989-90?

  • Michael Sheen
  • Brian Blessed
  • Jeremy Northam
  • Geoffrey Palmer

11

Which chocolate was launched first?

  • Kit Kat
  • Crunchie
  • Maltesers
  • Twix

12

In the Chinese calendar, what follows 'Rabbit'?

  • Snake
  • Ox
  • Dragon
  • Horse

13

In which Italian city would you see Bernini's sculpture "Elephant and Obelisk"?

  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Naples
  • Rome

14

The now retired Canadian athlete Perdita Felicien, was the 2003 World Champion in which athletics event?

  • 100 metres hurdles
  • 200 metres
  • 400 metres
  • 800 metres

15

In 1901, who became the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry?

  • William Ramsay
  • Emil Fischer
  • Jacobus van't Hoff
  • Henri Moissan

 

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