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Sagacity Quiz 04

A serious General Knowledge quiz for serious quizzers, no sympathy given, no prisoners taken! 10 Questions.

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One of the largest bird reserves in England, Elmley Marshes RSPB reserve is located in which English county?

  • Kent
  • Norfolk
  • Devon
  • Cheshire

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Which movie "monster" received a star on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame' in 2004?

  • The Alien
  • Frankenstein
  • King Kong
  • Godzilla

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Which American poet, described the Italian city, Venice, as "A fit abode for a poet"?

  • Walt Whitman
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Langston Hughes
  • Ezra Pound

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Which German composer created "Kontakte", a piece for electronic sounds, piano and percussion?

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • Wolfgang Rihm
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
  • York Holler

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Dating from 299-251 million years ago, which was the last period of the Palaeozoic Era?

  • The Cambrian
  • The Permian
  • The Silurian
  • The Carboniferous

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By swimming the length of which river did Slovenian, Martin Strel, set a world record in 2007?

  • Amazon
  • Rhine
  • Nile
  • Ganges

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In which type of Japanese drama, are all parts played by men for the sake of propriety?

  • Sho-Gekijo
  • Bunraku
  • Yaro-Kabuki
  • Kyogen

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According to experts in 2008, which British foodstuff should be four inches high?

  • Custard tarts
  • Victoria sponges
  • Pork Pies
  • Yorkshire puddings

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Created by the Sumerian goddess Aruru, as related in the "Epic Of Gilgamesh", what is the name of the wild man, raised by animals to rid Gilgamesh of his arrogance?

  • Shamash
  • Urshanabi
  • Enkidu
  • Enlil

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If a ship flies the letter 'W' on single flag, which message is sent to other ships?

  • Leaving convoy
  • Medical assistance required
  • Increasing speed
  • Engine failure. Assistance Required