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Praggy's Friday Challenge Quiz 399

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

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Which organic gardener, is famous for his books such as "Going Organic" and "The Gourmet Gardener" and his appearances on the BBC radio's "Gardener's Question Time"?

  • Bob Flowerdew
  • Alan Titchmarsh
  • John Jeavons
  • Monty Don

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After setting sail in 1845, which expedition leader died whilst searching for the Northwest Passage?

  • Sir Robert John Le Mesurier McClure
  • Captain James Cook
  • Sir William Edward Parry
  • Sir John Franklin

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Which fictional movie character links Charles Ogle, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and Robert De Niro?

  • "Dracula"
  • "The Mummy"
  • "Mr.Hyde"
  • "Frankenstein's Monster"

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The lyric "Hello darkness my old friend, I've come to talk with you again" is taken from which Simon & Garfunkel song?

  • "El Condor Pasa
  • "The Boxer
  • "Sound Of Silence
  • "Homeward Bound

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At 32 feet long and weighing around 12,000 pounds, a male Killer Whale can swim at which top speed?

  • 22.0 mph
  • 27.5 mph
  • 34.5 mph
  • 42.0 mph

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Which mathematician and scientist of the ancient classical world is credited with designing the first helicopter?

  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Archimedes
  • Pythagoras
  • Aristotle

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Lassithi, Heraklion and Rethymnon are three of the four prefectures of Crete, which is the fourth?

  • Plakias
  • Archanes
  • Chania
  • Anogia

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Saved by a panther from the clutches of a tiger, which of Rudyard Kipling's characters earned their name after jumping around like a little frog?

  • Colonel Hathi
  • Messua
  • Daniel Dravot
  • Mowgli

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The techniques of setting gems into stone, as on the marble walls of the Taj Mahal, is known by which term?

  • Pietra Dura
  • Commesso
  • Pleochroism
  • Composite

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Which is the key ingredient in the Andorran dish, Cargols?

  • Fish
  • Snails
  • Frogs legs
  • Goat