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General Knowledge Quiz


1. Which ceremony takes place during the third week of July on the Thames?

A Duck Downing

B Heron Lefting

C Puffin Righting

D Swan Upping

2. Who is seen as the traitor to the Labour Party despite being their first true prime minister?

A Arthur Henderson

B Stanley Baldwin

C Ramsay MacDonald

D Clement Attlee

3. Of which fruit are the honeydew and cantaloupe varieties?

A Grapefruit

B Melon

C Strawberry

D Apple

4. What distinguis­hes a Manx cat from other cats?

A Its ears are more pointed

B It does not have retractabl­e claws C It has no tail

D It is vegetarian

5. Which author and poet wrote the novel Diana of the Crossways?

A Thomas Hardy B George Meredith C Henry James D Arnold Bennett

6. English singer-songwriter Tom Grennan found fame as the guest vocalist on All Goes Wrong by which electronic music duo?

A Chase & Status

B The Chemical Brothers

C Shanks & Bigfoot

D Everything but the Girl 7. Which German engineer is credited with manufactur­ing the

first car powered by an internalco­mbustion engine?

A Karl Benz

B Claude Benz

C Mercado Benz

D Richard Benz

8. Which British decathlete won

gold medals at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics?

A Roger Black

B Dean Macey

C Daley Thompson

D Bruce Jenner

9. In Shakespear­e’s play who killed Macbeth?

A Duncan

B Lady Macbeth C Macduff D Malcolm 10. In which musical is the song Seventy-Six Trombones featured? A Calamity Jane

B Seven Brides for Seven Brothers C The Sound of Music

D The Music Man

11. What sort of creature is a weever?

A A rodent

B A fish

C A bird

D An insect

12. Pyrexia is a technical term for which medical symptom?

A Fever

B Chickenpox

C Flu

D Cold

13. Which British novelist wrote The Power and the Glory and The Third Man?

A John Grisham

B Bruce Chatwin

C Graham Greene

D Laurie Lee

14. In which year did the Peasants’ Revolt take place, led by Wat Tyler and John Ball?

A 1288

B 1423

C 1381

D 1501

15. Which Nobel Peace Prizewinni­ng Norwegian explorer pioneered an identifica­tion card for displaced persons?

A Fridtjof Nansen

B Roald Amundsen

C Christian Johannson

D Jork Rikverg

 ?? ?? Tom Grennan See Question 6.
Tom Grennan See Question 6.

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