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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 April 2021

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Taste buds detect five known elements of taste perception, two of which are "sweet" and "savoury" (or "umami"). Which of these is not one of the others?

A
Sour
B
Bitter
C
Tangy
D
Salty
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2

Which of these is the name given to a northern to north-eastern wind in the Adriatic, and in Croatia, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, and Turkey?

A
Mistral
B
Bora
C
Sirocco
D
Simoom
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3

On 10 May 1775, during the American Revolutionary War, a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame and looted Fort Ticonderoga, a small British garrison, and took away cannons and other armaments to fortify which city that was under siege?

A
Boston
B
Philadelphia
C
Peoria
D
Gettysburg
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4

Which car maker has a trident as its symbol?

A
Maserati
B
Ferrari
C
Lamborghini
D
Fiat
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5

An introduction which an author writes to his or her book or other piece of writing is technically known as a what?

A
Preface
B
Preamble
C
Prelude
D
Precedent
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6

What was the surname of the family who looked after Paddington Bear?

A
Brown
B
Green
C
Grey
D
Black
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7

What is an old European lawn game, still played in parts of England and Wales, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, from which ten-pin bowling, duckpin bowling, and candlepin bowling in the USA, and five-pin bowling in Canada are descended?

A
Skittles
B
Quoits
C
Curling
D
Petanque
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