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Trivia Quiz

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1

In which city was the Reuters news agency founded in 1851?

  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • New York
  • London

2

Two men shaking hands, whilst the other is engulfed in flames. This is a description of the cover of which Pink Floyd album?

  • Atom Heart Mother
  • Wish You Were Here
  • The Final Cut
  • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

3

In former times, which of the following would have used a 'lapstone' in their profession?

  • Jeweller
  • Shoemaker
  • Farrier
  • Carpenter

4

What is an alternative name for the plant called 'Poinsettia'?

  • Lobster Flower
  • Shrimp Flower
  • Crab Flower
  • Barnacle Flower

5

In Greek mythology, who was turned to stone by Perseus?

  • Apollo
  • Andromeda
  • Atlas
  • Athena

6

Which of the following used musical terms to name their paintings?

  • JMW Turner
  • James McNeil Whistler
  • Winslow Homer
  • Edouard Manet

7

In which year was the first Fastnet Race held?

  • 1906
  • 1889
  • 1931
  • 1925

8

In 1932, James Chadwick discovered the 'neutron' following the bombardment of which chemical element with alpha particles?

  • Bismuth
  • Boron
  • Barium
  • Beryllium

9

Which country lost its Pacific coastline as a result of the 19th century conflict known as the War of the Pacific?

  • Bolivia
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Ecuador

10

What is the first name of the comic book character called 'Judge Dredd'?

  • James
  • Jonathan
  • Joseph
  • John

11

Who is the only person to have won the Pulitzer Prize both for fiction and poetry?

  • William Carlos Williams
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • John Gould Fletcher

12

Which chess piece has a name derived from the Persian for 'chariot'?

  • Knight
  • Rook
  • Bishop
  • King

13

The 'Nakfa' is the standard unit of currency in which African country?

  • Djibouti
  • Malawi
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon

14

What is the nickname of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 in D Minor?

  • Haydn Symphony
  • Beethoven Symphony
  • Mozart Symphony
  • Wagner Symphony

15

What is present in a 'Sea Breeze' cocktail, but is absent in a 'Cape Cod' cocktail?

  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice

 

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