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General Knowledge Quiz 4

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Mary, Queen of Scots, was a keen player of which outdoor sport?

  • Croquet
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Bowls

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In English law, what term runs from June to July?

  • Easter
  • Michaelmas
  • Hilary
  • Trinity

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Traditionally, what would a 'cooper' make?

  • Barrels
  • Arrows
  • Wheels
  • Horseshoes

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Which canal runs from Reading to Bristol and was the subject of a 2 hour 'Slow TV' BBC programme?

  • Bridgwater & Taunton Canal
  • Kennet & Avon Canal
  • Thames & Severn Canal
  • Grand Western Canal

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The word 'vespertine' relates to which part of the day?

  • Early morning
  • Night
  • Evening
  • Afternoon

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What is the correct spelling of a word meaning to show respect for esp. with a ceremony or memorial?

  • Comemmorate
  • Commemorate
  • Comemorate
  • Commemmorate

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Which London theatre was the venue for the "We Will Rock You" musical from 2002-2014?

  • Dominion Theatre
  • Apollo Theatre
  • Criterion Theatre
  • Her Majesty's Theatre

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Which Formula 1 racing circuit is depicted?

  • Hungaroring (Hungary)
  • Interlagos (Brazil)
  • Bahrain International Circuit
  • Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore)

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Who said "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"?

  • Erwin Rommel
  • Gary Kasparov
  • Josef Stalin
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

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Favoured by the early 1960's surfing culture, what was the nickname given to this type of Pontiac?

  • Hi-Roller
  • Woody
  • Big Breaker
  • Surfmobile

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Released in Dec. 2015, what is the title of the latest "Star Wars" film?

  • "Revenge Of The Sith"
  • "Attack Of The Clones"
  • "The Force Awakens"
  • "The Phantom Menace"

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Which English singer/songwriter's debut single "Please Don't Let Me Go" went to No.1 in the UK charts in 2010?

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Chris Martin
  • Olly Murs
  • Ed Drewett

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The sports car manufacturer Lamborghini are based in which Italian city?

  • Turin
  • Bologna
  • Genoa
  • Milan

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Which wine region of France produces the white 'Sauternes'?

  • Bordeaux
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Cotes du Rhone

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Which composer wrote 'The Hebrides' (overture) after a visit to Fingal's Cave on the isle of Staffa in Scotland?

  • George Frideric Handel
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Sergei Prokofiev

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Which U.S. author wrote the "Dune" series of sci-fi novels?

  • Ray Bradbury
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Frank Herbert
  • Robert A. Heinlein

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What freshwater fish (pictured) may be seen in the UK's rivers and lakes but was artificially introduced into N. America?

  • Dace
  • Shad
  • Rudd
  • Tench

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Banned in 1985 because they would often shatter into a million pieces, what was the name of this 1970's toy?

  • Conkas
  • Clackers
  • Shrappers
  • Crackers

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Which ship was found adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean on the 5th Dec. 1872?

  • The Mary Celeste
  • The Flying Dutchman
  • The Carroll A. Deering
  • The Octavius

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What is the flag-carrying airline of the Netherlands called?

  • K.L.M.
  • N.L.M.
  • SABENA
  • S.A.S.

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German drugstore owner Hans Schwarzkopf invented which product in 1927?

  • Mascara
  • Fluoride Toothpaste
  • Liquid shampoo
  • Personal Deodorant

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Which American youth movement from the 1940's & 50's could be seen wearing poodle skirts, ankle socks and saddle shoes?

  • Mods
  • Bobby-soxers
  • Beatniks
  • Teds

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What is a decorative work in which enamel, glass or gemstones are separated by flattened strips of wire placed edge-ways on a metal backing called?

  • Cloisonne
  • Belleek
  • Marquetry
  • Faience

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On the 1st of July 2016, what did Royal Troon Golf Club elect to do for the first time in 137 years?

  • Close the bar at lunchtime
  • Allow free parking in its car parks
  • Admit women as members
  • Issue score cards in Gaelic

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In Geometry, what name is given to a triangle with 3 unequal sides?

  • Equilateral
  • Scalene
  • Isosceles
  • Obtuse

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"Bernie - the bolt" was the catchphrase of which ITV game show that ran from 1967-1975?

  • "Double your money"
  • "Sale of the Century"
  • "The Generation Game"
  • "The Golden Shot"

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One of the best selling art prints of the 20th century was the "Chinese Girl", by which commercial artist?

  • Norman Rockwell
  • Vladimir Tretchikoff
  • Yves Tanguy
  • Barnett Newman

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In Snooker, how many points is the blue ball worth when potted?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

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What does this UK road sign mean?

  • Roundabout ahead
  • National speed limit resumes
  • No vehicles
  • Stop

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And finally, which BBC Radio 4 show began life on 31st Jan. 1949 and is broadcast every night between 22:45 & 23:00 hrs.?

  • "The Archers"
  • "A Book At Bedtime"
  • "Desert Island Discs"
  • "I'm sorry I Haven't A Clue"

 

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