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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 November 2014

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1

The children's book "Swallows and Amazons" by Arthur Ransome is set in what area of Great Britain?

A
Dartmoor
B
South Wales
C
Lake District
D
Hampstead Heath
Select from the options above.
2

Started as early as 1888, professional competitions offering trophies testing and displaying cowboy and vaquero skills are called what?

A
Rodeo
B
Bull Riding
C
Stampede
D
Charreada
Select from the options above.
3

Where is the area of 127,000 square kilometres (49,000 sq miles) in central South Australia, where public are not admitted under Australian Defence Force regulations?

A
Area 52
B
Woomera
C
Kakadu
D
Maralinga
Select from the options above.
4

Which son of a king of Kent, chosen king of the West Saxons, conquered Mercia and other parts of England and is generally accepted as the first King to be recognised by all England?

A
Canute
B
Egbert of the House of Cerdic
C
Arthur
D
Alfred
Select from the options above.
5

A medical practitioner might speak of fomes or fomites with concern or warning. Why?

A
They are a poisonous species of ant
B
They are an object or substance which can carry infectious organisms such as germs or parasites
C
They are a species of fungal plant pathogen
D
They are a symptom of pathological boredom
Select from the options above.
6

Palinka, made from various kinds of fruit, most commonly plums, pears, apricot, or peaches, is a traditional type of what?

A
Brandy
B
Borscht
C
Dessert
D
Cake
Select from the options above.
7

Who was the wife of Richard I of England (the Lionheart)?

A
Berengaria of Navarre
B
Anne of Cleves
C
Eleanor of Aquitaine
D
Joan of Arc
Select from the options above.
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