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Praggy's Friday Challenge Quiz 210

A few general knowledge questions to challenge the 'Little Grey Cells'. 10 Questions.

 
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Which term describes the ancient art of clipping hedges into various ornamental shapes?

  • Toxiphily
  • Topiary
  • Trepanary
  • Tracery

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Of what do the 'emergent', 'canopy' and 'understory' layers all form a part?

  • Human skin
  • Earth's mantle
  • Rainforest
  • Tree trunk

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In which city is the 20th century monument 'The Gateway To India' located?

  • Mumbai
  • Chandigarh
  • Jaipur
  • Lucknow

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A 2012 study of wild sloth sleeping patterns showed that, in general, they snooze for how many hours a day?

  • 12
  • 10
  • 8
  • 6

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How was the European Recovery Program in the 1940's more commonly known?

  • Captain Plan
  • Admiral Plan
  • Marshall Plan
  • Brigadier Plan

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In the UK's "Prime Suspect", which detective did Helen Mirren portray?

  • DCI Jane Marple
  • DCI Jane Timoney
  • DCI Jane Rivera
  • DCI Jane Tennyson

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The term 'Lakes Poets' refers to three writers, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and which other?

  • Robert Southey
  • Ernest Thayer
  • Waldo Williams
  • Charles Wolfe

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Which sportscaster posted a US National Football League coaching record (1969 - 1978), of 103 wins, 32 losses and 7 ties?

  • Matt Millen
  • Dick Stockton
  • Pat Summerall
  • John Madden

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French impressionist Edgar Degas is renowned for his paintings of ballet dancers, but what was his preferred subject at the beginning of his career?

  • Flight of birds
  • History
  • Waterfalls
  • Architecture

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Which country produces the 'Claret' wine?

  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France

 

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