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Just some varied General Knowledge

Ten varied general knowledge questions 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which sailor in 1967 became the first person to achieve a true solo circumnavigation of the world from West to East via the great capes?

  • Chay Blyth
  • Tracy Edwards
  • Francis Chichester

2

And where is Sir Francis Chichester's famous ketch 'Gipsy Moth IV' now sited?

  • Portsmouth
  • Greenwich
  • Cowes

3

Which British author wrote 'The Abbess of Crewe' in 1974

  • Martin Amis
  • Muriel Spark
  • Barbara Cartland

4

Which Danish nobleman was the founder & first ruler of the Viking principality that became known as Normandy?

  • Richard II (the Good)
  • William I (the Conqueror)
  • Rollo (Robert I)

5

Who in 1965 was the first presenter of Tomorrow's World?

  • Raymond Baxter
  • James Burke
  • Michael Rodd

6

And who composed the theme tune for the TV programme 'Tomorrow's World'?

  • Tony Hatch
  • Johnny Dankworth
  • John Barry

7

In which English County did the Battle of Flodden Field take place in 1513?

  • Northumberland
  • Cumbria
  • Durham

8

Which chemical element (with the symbol At) is the heaviest of the halogens?

  • Actinium
  • Antimony
  • Astatine

9

In the Bible the Book of 'Judges' contains stories of 12 leaders of Israel - Who was the only woman?

  • Ruth
  • Esther
  • Deborah

10

In Arthurian legend which of his knights threw Excalibur into the lake as King Arthur lay dying?

  • Sir Gawain
  • Sir Bedivere
  • Sir Perceval

 

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