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Assorted General Knowledge Questions

With subjects including: Dogs, The Moon, Egypt & Sherlock Holmes 10 Questions.

 
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1

(Along with Howard Greenfield) Which famous singer/songwiter wrote 'Is This the Way to Amarillo'?

  • Neil Sedaka
  • Tony Christie
  • Neil Diamond

2

In which museum/art gallery would you find 'The Descent from the Cross' by artist Rogier van der Weyden?

  • The Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
  • The Museo del Prado (Madrid)

3

The Troodos is the biggest mountain range of which country?

  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Turkey

4

Which word often used by magicians is derived from the Hebrew phrase meaning 'Hurl your thunderbolt unto death'?

  • Hocus Pocus
  • Abracadabra
  • Alakazam

5

What was the first American novel to sell one million copies?

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Red Badge of Courage

6

What formal office is applied for by members of Parliament when they wish to resign from the British House of Commons?

  • Malvern Hundreds
  • Chiltern Hundreds
  • Cotswolds Hundreds

7

What was the name of the group of street urchins who helped Sherlock Holmes out from time to time?

  • Baker Street Unusuals
  • Baker Street Boys
  • Baker Street Irregulars

8

(Over time & because of librations) How much of the moon can we actually see from earth?

  • 59%
  • 50%
  • 45%

9

Which city was Egypt's capital for nearly a thousand years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641?

  • Memphis
  • Alexandria
  • Luxor

10

Which Dog is also known as the 'Dutch Barge Dog'?

  • Dutch Smoushond
  • Appenzeller Sennenhund
  • Keeshond

 

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