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Sagacity Quiz 86

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

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'Tobacco seed', 'Large cabinet' and 'Tissue paper' are all species of which insect?

  • Moth
  • Beetle
  • Silverfish
  • Flea

Question 2 Photo

In the 2003 film "Daredevil", which is the 'real' name of 'The Kingpin' played by Michael Clarke Duncan?

  • Franklin Nelson
  • Matt Murdock
  • Wilson Fisk
  • Ben Urich

Question 3 Photo

Which dependent territory of New Zealand, was known as The Union Islands until 1946?

  • Tokelau
  • The Ross Dependency
  • Niue
  • The Cook Islands

Question 4 Photo

In which voice category are Alfred Deller, James Bowman and Greg Pritchard celebrated exponents?

  • Baritone
  • Tenor
  • Countertenor
  • Bass

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The preservation of the Yosemite Valley, and the Sequoia National Park were greatly assisted by the activism of which 18th/19th century American naturalist?

  • Edgar Denison
  • Charles Conrad Abbott
  • John Muir
  • Henry David Thoreau

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A chess competition where two players simultaneously play two games against each other, both playing White on one and Black on the other, is known by which term?

  • Bullet Chess
  • Blitz Chess
  • Bughouse Chess
  • Basque chess

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Which pioneer of British ballet began a fruitful partnership with Alicia Markova in 1935, forming several dance companies including the London Festival Ballet?

  • Sir Frederick Ashton
  • John Field
  • Sir Anton Dolin
  • Peter Darrell

Question 8 Photo

The QmP mark, denoting superior quality, was given to the best wines of which country until 2007?

  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Chile
  • South Africa

Question 9 Photo

Who was the primeval Egyptian god of the Heliopolitan system?

  • Baal
  • Heka
  • Atum
  • Monthu

Question 10 Photo

The "D'Nealian" system was first introduced in 1978 to ease the learning of what?

  • Languages
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Written music
  • Numeracy