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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 February 2010

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What is an Italianate resort village on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales, near Penrhyndeudraeth, two miles southeast of Porthmadog?

A
Glynllifon
B
Portofino
C
Portmeirion
D
Rhondda
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2

Why is there is a 4.9 m-radius semi-circular " circle" at each end of a netball court?

A
It is played on a basketball court, which is where those markings are relevant
B
There must be a maximum of 2 players in it
C
There must be a minimum of 1 players in it at all times
D
All scoring shots must be taken from it
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3

Which of these is a famous art gallery in New York City?

A
Guggenheim
B
Frankenstein
C
Googlesearch
D
Goggle-eyes
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4

What Irish dramatist, whose first produced play was "Widowers' Houses" in 1892, won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926?

A
Oscar Wilde
B
George Bernard Shaw
C
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan
D
Sean O'Casey
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5

What event applies to Charles II of England in 1660 and the Bourbons in 1814 and 1815?

A
Regency period
B
Execution
C
Abdication
D
Restoration
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6

What name is given to poetry written in lines of 12 syllables in 6 metrical feet?

A
Limerick
B
Pentameter
C
Sonnet
D
Alexandrine
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7

What type of creature is a taipan?

A
Bird
B
Frog
C
Snake
D
Monkey
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