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General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 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
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3

Where is the area of 127,000 square kilometres (49,000 sq miles) in central South Australia, where public entry is restricted under Defence laws and regulations?

Note: This question was updated in February 2024
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 Cornwall, Mercia and other parts of England and is generally accepted as the first King to be recognised by all England?

Note: This question was updated in November 2023
A
Canute
B
Egbert of the House of Cerdic
C
Arthur
D
Alfred
Select from the options above.
5

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

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
Borshch
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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