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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 March 2020

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1

What characterises the soil known as peat?

A
It is flammable
B
It is exceptionally dry
C
It is a rich source of ammonia
D
It is a stable foundation for roads or buildings
Select from the options above.
2

What is the formal scientific name for the perennial, found in meadows and wooded and lower mountain areas and known colloquially as columbine?

A
Aquilegia
B
Pelargonium
C
Hieracium
D
Ranunculus
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3

An informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford between the early 1930s and late 1949 was known as what?

A
The Inkpens
B
The Movement
C
Bobbing for Apples
D
The Inklings
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4

The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt is a statue of a reclining mythical creature with a lion's body and the head of a what?

A
Cat
B
Bird
C
Dog
D
Human
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5

Which English cricketer, a left-handed batsman who was named one of the Five Batsmen of the Year by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1893, captained Somerset in the late 19th century and appeared for Oxford University and the Marylebone Cricket Club?

A
Sebastian Coe
B
W G Grace
C
Shane Warne
D
Herbie Hewett
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6

Who left the satiric poem "Don Juan" unfinished after his death in 1824?

A
Betjeman SP
B
Wordsworth
C
Keats
D
Byron
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7

Which of these is meat that comes from a pig?

A
Coretta
B
Francetta
C
Vendetta
D
Pancetta
Select from the options above.
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