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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 November 2014

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1

A genus of colourful flowering plants, whose name means "daughter of the wind" is called what?

A
Anemochory
B
Anenome
C
Anemometer
D
Anemone
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2

Where in Europe was the Great February Flood of 1825, the worst natural disaster in its area in the 19th century?

A
The islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney
B
Brittany, France
C
North Sea coast of Germany, and The Netherlands
D
Norway
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3

In the 1960s Tom Elwes instituted which championship in Congham in Norfolk, England?

A
World Snail Racing Championship
B
World Conker Championship
C
World Series of Poker
D
International Frog Jumping Championship
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4

What is the technical term for measles?

A
Vanilli
B
Manzanilla
C
Tacacoma
D
Morbilli
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5

When in trouble, which of these characters might successfully make a hypnotic gesture?

A
Mandrake
B
Wonder woman
C
Batman
D
Homer Simpson
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6

What town 16 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, dominated by the Puritans in the 17th century, was famous for its witchcraft trials?

A
Philadelphia
B
Salem
C
Scranton
D
Providence
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7

Which American produces consumer guides that influence buyer patterns on wine world-wide?

A
Kenneth Starr
B
Bill Bryson
C
Tom Wolfe
D
Robert Parker
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