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Sagacity Quiz 34

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

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Question 1 Photo

Which style of Japanese garden focuses the viewer's eye on objects, in the immediate area, by sprinkling water onto a path of stepping stones?

  • Roji
  • Karesansui
  • Saikei
  • Chaniwa

Question 2 Photo

The children's TV series "Fireman Sam" was narrated by which British actor?

  • Ian Holm
  • Jim Broadbent
  • Bernard Cribbins
  • John Alderton

Question 3 Photo

With tourists visiting to see the gathering of polar bears in Autumn, which Hudson Bay town calls itself the 'Polar Capital of the World'?

  • Port Nelson
  • Eastmain
  • Partridge Island
  • Churchill

Question 4 Photo

Based on work by Walt Whitman, which name is given to the fourth and final movement of Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Sea Symphony"?

  • "The Explorers"
  • "Leaves of Grass"
  • "Specimen Days"
  • "Temperence"

Question 5 Photo

Operations on joints are often carried out via which form of keyhole surgery?

  • Morphoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopy

Question 6 Photo

After the rules, published by the owner in 1865, became definitive, which Oxfordshire National Trust house is considered the birthplace of croquet as a competitive sport?

  • Chastleton House
  • Nuffield Place
  • Ashdown House
  • Greys Court

Question 7 Photo

Born near Bingley in 1915, which English astronomer wrote both "The Nature Of The Universe" and "The Frontiers Of Astronomy"?

  • Edward Robert Harrison
  • Geoffrey Burbidge
  • Fred Hoyle
  • Brian G. Marsden

Question 8 Photo

Which of the following freshwater fish is usually deboned, ground and poached as the main ingredient of 'Gefilte fish'?

  • Roach
  • Chubb
  • Trout
  • Carp

Question 9 Photo

Which name was given to the followers of Richard Brothers, who believed he was the rightful prince of the Hebrews?

  • The British Ebionites
  • The British Sethians
  • The British Israelites
  • The British Arabici

Question 10 Photo

What kind of item is a 'piggin'?

  • Ornate hardwood boxing to disguise a toilet and cistern
  • A small wooden pail with one stave extended to act as a handle
  • A large terra-cotta stewing pot
  • An upturned bristle brush for cleaning mud from footwear