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Mixed Bag 8

Some more general trivia to get those brain cells working. 16 Questions.

 
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1

In the Bible, which land is said to be east of Eden?

  • Mecca
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • The Land of Nod

2

Which anti-malarial drug is obtained from the yellow cinchona plant?

  • Quartan
  • Quercine
  • Quinine

3

The term 'ursine' infers a likeness to which kind of animal?

  • A bear
  • A horse
  • A wolf

4

The North West Passage lies to the north of the mainland of which country?

  • Canada
  • India
  • Nepal

5

In the USA, what national holiday falls on the fourth Thursday in November?

  • Columbus Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

6

Which animal was thought to be a hoax when the first specimen was received in Britain in 1799?

  • The bird of paradise
  • The duck-billed platypus
  • The sabre-toothed tiger

7

The term 'vulpine' infers a likeness to which kind of animal?

  • A bear
  • A fox
  • A wolf

8

In which county is the town of Great Yarmouth?

  • Norfolk
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland

9

In Germany, what is the 'Zugspitze'?

  • Its biggest art gallery
  • Its highest mountain
  • Its parliament building

10

Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' is thought to have been based on which 15th century prince, noted for his pointedly barbaric treatment of Turkish captives?

  • Ivan the Terrible
  • Rasputin
  • Vlad the Impaler

11

The 'broiling' of food in the US is more familiar as what in the UK?

  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Grilling

12

Who wrote 'The Shining'?

  • Clive Barker
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Stephen King

13

The Soviet Union signed a 30-year pact with which country in 1950?

  • China
  • Japan
  • North Korea

14

Whose most popular play is 'The Lady's Not for Burning'?

  • Christopher Fry
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Victor Hugo

15

Darius, Xerxes, Artaxerxes and Cyrus were all kings of which ancient empire?

  • The Incas
  • The Mayans
  • The Persians

16

Of which work, probably his best-known, did Tchaikovsky state "It has no artistic merit whatsoever"?

  • The Nutcracker
  • Swan Lake
  • The 1812 Overture

 

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