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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 August 2018

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1

In Scots, to flyte (or flite) is to what?

A
Clip the wings of domestic fowls
B
Be pompous
C
Practise archery
D
Scold or brawl
Select from the options above.
2

The Brouwer Route for trade, established after explorations in 1610, called for travel by what means?

A
Train
B
Narrowboat
C
Balloon
D
Sailing ship
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3

Who wrote the tale "The Princess and the Pea"?

A
The Brothers Grimm
B
Hans Christian Andersen
C
Enid Blyton
D
Ian Fleming
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4

Which poisonous compound can be a gas, solid or liquid, the most infamous application of which was use by the Nazi regime in Germany for mass murder in some gas chambers during the Holocaust?

A
Cyanide
B
Strychnine
C
Carbon monoxide
D
Arsenic
Select from the options above.
5

Romansch is an official language of which country?

A
Sweden
B
France
C
Luxemburg
D
Switzerland
Select from the options above.
6

First held in 1603, a contest takes place annually in Musselburgh, Scotland, in what sport?

A
Caber tossing
B
Archery
C
Bowls
D
Shove ha'penny
Select from the options above.
7

Which opera shocked audiences at its première due to a combination of a biblical theme, the erotic and the murderous, especially "The Dance of the Seven Veils" and the heroine making necrophiliac love?

A
"Salome" by Richard Strauss
B
"Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck
C
"La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi
D
"Les Dialogues des Carmelites" by Poulenc
Select from the options above.
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