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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2019

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15 monarchs from the House of Plantagenet, including those belonging to cadet branches, ruled England from 1154 until 1485. Why were they called "Plantagenets"?

A
They were admirers of French writer Jean Genet
B
They all liked gardening
C
They were a family of schemers
D
The name is derived from the latin name of the common broom plant
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2

Which country would you go to in order to travel up the Amazon River?

A
Cuba
B
Brazil
C
Panama
D
Canada
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3

A standard archery target is marked with how many evenly spaced concentric rings?

A
15
B
20
C
10
D
5
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4

The Latin phrase "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" from Virgil's Aeneid is often translated into English as what?

A
Do not trust Greeks bearing gifts
B
Time waits for no-one
C
A pretty girl is like a melody
D
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
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5

Which of these wrote under the reign of Richard II, King of England?

A
Geoffrey Chaucer
B
Edmund Spenser
C
John Bunyan
D
Roger Bacon
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6

As at May 2019, what officially defines a kilogram?

A
The relationship between displacement of mass, over distance and time
B
A platinum iridium block held by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in France
C
The mass of a litre (cubic dcm) of water under atmospheric pressure and at the melting point of ice
D
Fixed numerical value of Planck's Constant defining a Joule second, together with a metre and second
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7

What are "Libiamo ne' lieti calici", "O soave fanciulla" and "Parle-moi de ma mère"?

A
Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
B
Operatic duets for tenor and soprano
C
Mottoes of Italian army regiments
D
The opening words of all papal speeches since 1275
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