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General Knowledge Quiz 5

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What rank in the modern British Army is above Captain but below Lieutenant-Colonel?

  • Field Marshal
  • Second Lieutenant
  • Brigadier
  • Major

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Originally, what fruit was used to make the drink Grenadine?

  • Orange
  • Pomegranate
  • Apple
  • Pear

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In Geography, Cape Finisterre lies in which European country?

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Rep. of Ireland

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In law, what are well-established, technical legal rules that are no longer subject to reasonable debate called?

  • White-letter laws
  • Red-letter laws
  • Black-letter laws
  • Blue-letter laws

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Whose 2009 autobiography was entitled "At My Mother's Knee And Other Low Joints"?

  • Paul O'Grady
  • Peter Kay
  • Dawn French
  • Gordon Ramsay

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Which castle is said to be the most haunted in Britain?

  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Berkeley Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • Stirling Castle

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Cinema, and released by Disney in 2016, which is this year's highest-grossing film (up to Aug. 2016)?

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Zootopia
  • The Jungle Book
  • Finding Dory

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In punctuation, also known as an umlaut, what English word describes the mark of two dots placed over a letter?

  • Macron
  • Accent grave
  • Tilde
  • Diaeresis

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What is the name given to a system of weights used mainly for gems and precious stones called?

  • Avoirdupois
  • Troy
  • Metric
  • Aegean

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What breed of (working class) dog is pictured?

  • Pointer
  • American Foxhound
  • Old English Bulldog
  • Boxer

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What tree is depicted on the flag of Lebanon?

  • Olive
  • Cedar
  • Juniper
  • Pine

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What is a "Spontoon"?

  • A short pike used by infantry officers in the 18th century
  • A small dish for collecting saliva samples
  • A 19th century mariner's navigation tool
  • A trick of five cards in Rummy

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Which fashion designer launched a lower-priced 'Diffusion' label in 2011?

  • Allegra Versace
  • Pierre Cardin
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Ralph Lauren

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Which 2 sports were introduced for the first time at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio?

  • Golf & Chess
  • Rugby Union & Roller-skating
  • Squash & Karate
  • Golf & Rugby Sevens

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In which English public school would you find a "Wykehamist"?

  • Stowe School
  • Eton College
  • Harrow School
  • Winchester College

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Where in the UK is the "Battle Of Flowers" annual carnival held?

  • Jersey
  • Nottingham
  • Isle of Man
  • Bodmin

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In Biology, Myopia is connected with which of the following?

  • Ears
  • Eyes
  • Lungs
  • Teeth

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In Shakespeare's "King Lear", what is the name of Lear's eldest daughter?

  • Goneril
  • Cordelia
  • Regan
  • Isobel

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Which African race form the principal inhabitants of Rwanda and Burundi?

  • Hutu
  • Tutsi
  • Twa
  • Kwazulu

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And finally, which (western) musical era spans the years 1600-1750?

  • New Wave
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Romantic

 

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