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Mixed Bag 5

More mixed trivia. 16 Questions.

 
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1

What is another name for hemicrania?

  • Earache
  • Migraine
  • Tonsillitis

2

What does a pogonophobe fear?

  • Alcohol
  • Beards
  • Punishment

3

In which English county is Aylesbury?

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire

4

What kind of creature is a sidewinder?

  • A crab
  • A snake
  • A spider

5

Which British shipping forecast sea area is the most northerly?

  • Cromarty
  • North Utsire
  • South-east Iceland

6

Where are the Monte Bello islands, site of the first UK atomic bomb test in 1952?

  • Off the coast of Eastern Australia
  • Off the coast of Southern Australia
  • Off the coast of Western Australia

7

From which other name do the names Jennifer and Gaynor come?

  • Gabrielle
  • Genevieve
  • Guinevere

8

How many violin concertos were composed by Beethoven?

  • none
  • one
  • two

9

A hippophobe fears what kind of animal?

  • Hamsters
  • Hippopotamuses
  • Horses

10

Yuan Shikai was the last emperor of which country?

  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea

11

Which radio programme was presented by Roy Plomley between 1942 and 1985?

  • Desert Island Discs
  • The Archers
  • The Shipping Forecast

12

Which video cassette format was dropped in favour of VHS?

  • Betamax
  • Eight Track
  • MII

13

What was the name of the Indian ritual where widows threw themselves onto their husbands funeral pyres?

  • Datar
  • Sagri
  • Suttee

14

What is a berceuse?

  • A cooking pot
  • A cradle song
  • A long robe

15

With which composition by Sir Edward Elgar is Jacqueline du Pre especially associated?

  • The Cello Concerto
  • The Piano Concerto
  • The Violin Concerto

16

In which sport did Hungarian-born Aladar Gerevich excel, winning ten Olympic medals over a 28-year period?

  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Weightlifting

 

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