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Things we all think we know - but do we? 20 Questions.

 
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1

Traditionally, what must a village have that a hamlet does not?

  • Idiot
  • Green
  • Church

2

Traditionally, what must a town have that a village does not?

  • Market
  • Mayor
  • Factory

3

Traditionally, what must a city have that a town does not?

  • More than 10,000 inhabitants
  • A charter from a monarch
  • An abbey or cathedral

4

Do historians consider Robin Hood a real person, or just a fictitious character?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Divided

5

How about King Arthur – what do the experts say?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Divided

6

When did Cardiff become capital of Wales?

  • 1955
  • 1355
  • 854

7

When did London become capital of England?

  • 5th century
  • 8th century
  • 11th century

8

What is the definition of a salad?

  • A varied mixture
  • Cold vegetables
  • Anything with lettuce

9

What did Saint Patrick supposedly banish from Ireland?

  • Witches
  • Snakes
  • Goblins

10

Why were Christopher Columbus crew reluctant to sail west to India?

  • They thought they would fall off the edge of the earth
  • They wanted more money
  • They thought Columbus had underestimated the distance to India

11

Who first realised that the Earth is spherical?

  • The Ancient Greeks
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Marco Polo

12

According to the bible, did three wise men visit the infant Jesus in a stable?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Uncertain

13

How was Guy Fawkes executed?

  • Beheaded
  • Hung, drawn and quartered
  • Burnt at the stake

14

How many gospels tell the story of Jesus' birth?

  • One
  • Two
  • Four

15

Which man-made object did the Apollo astronauts report as visible from the moon?

  • None
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Suez canal

16

Who patented the first light bulb?

  • Frederick de Moleyns
  • Thomas Edison
  • Joseph Swan

17

Amazingly, flush toilets were first used in the Indus Valley Civilization circa 26th century BC. But who first described the forerunner to the modern flush toilet?

  • Thomas Crapper
  • Thomas Twyford
  • Sir John Harrington

18

"Get off your horse and drink your milk" is a quotation from which John Wayne film?

  • He never said it
  • El Dorado
  • True Grit

19

Who first achieved a reasonably accurate estimate for the size of the Earth?

  • Galileo
  • Eratosthenes
  • Isaac Newton

20

Mount Everest has the highest peak above sea level, but which is the world's tallest mountain from base to apex?

  • K2
  • The Matterhorn
  • Mauna Kea

 

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