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Sagacity Quiz 05

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

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Question 1 Photo

Of which tree type are 'Scots' and 'Slippery' two varieties?

  • Pine
  • Elm
  • Hazel
  • Elder

Question 2 Photo

Which was the first news programme to be broadcast in colour on UK television in 1968?

  • BBC2's "Newsroom"
  • ITV's "News at Ten"
  • BBC's "News at Six"
  • BBC's "News at Ten"

Question 3 Photo

The medieval ruined Peveril Castle overlooks the village of Castleton in which English county?

  • Herefordshire
  • Sussex
  • Derbyshire
  • Norfolk

Question 4 Photo

On which type of tree does the singer say he'll hang his harp in the traditional English folk song "There is A Tavern In The Town"?

  • Silver Maple
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Weeping Willow

Question 5 Photo

What is the word for a compound, which has large molecules made up of many, relatively simple, repeated units?

  • Alkane
  • Anionic
  • Thiol
  • Polymer

Question 6 Photo

Which medieval event is the official sport of the US state of Maryland?

  • Quarter-staff
  • Jousting
  • Archery
  • Wrestling

Question 7 Photo

What is the title of Albert Camus's novel, published 34 years after his death in 1995, the manuscript of which was found in the wreck of the car crash that killed him?

  • "The First Man"
  • "The Plague"
  • "The Adulterous Woman"
  • "A Happy Death"

Question 8 Photo

Which type of food is a Japanese 'okonomiyaki'?

  • Crispy noodles
  • Fried seaweed
  • Hashed beef
  • Savoury pancake

Question 9 Photo

Which of St Paul's epistles was written to a man who was traditionally held to be the first Bishop of Crete?

  • Timothy
  • Philemon
  • Titus
  • Thessalonians

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Instituted by the United Nations in 2016, on the first day of which month is 'International Day of Older Persons' recognised?

  • August
  • June
  • October
  • February