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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 September 2014

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1

The "Libro de los Juegos", completed in Castilian in 1278 AD, contained texts, illustrations and miniatures describing and discussing the games of chess, dice and which other game?

A
Go
B
Whist
C
Backgammon
D
Draughts
Select from the options above.
2

What city was not known to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt and described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a sonnet by John William Burgon?

A
Petra
B
Cheops
C
Babylon
D
Atlantis
Select from the options above.
3

During performances of which musical were the audience encouraged to join in with the performance by bringing with them (and throwing them onto the stage at the appropriate times) Bounty Bars, Kit Kats, rice, party poppers, water pistols, torches, toilet paper and confetti?

A
Rocky Horror Show
B
Little Shop of Horrors
C
Billy Elliot the Musical
D
The Secret Garden
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these was not a member of the Care Bears line of toys that was popular in the 1980s?

A
Friendly
B
Bedtime
C
Funshine
D
Love-a-Lot
Select from the options above.
5

Who wrote: "So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite 'em; And so proceed ad infinitum."?

A
Charles Darwin
B
Alexander Pope
C
John Gay
D
Jonathan Swift
Select from the options above.
6

From 1801 to 1812 Lord Elgin, under a controversial permit from the Ottoman Empire, removed many marble sculptures from a famous building in which country, and brought them to the UK?

A
France
B
China
C
Greece
D
Russia
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7

Which are the only strictly marine herbivorous mammals?

A
Amazonian manatees
B
West Indian manatees
C
Steller's sea cows
D
Dugongs
Select from the options above.
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