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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 February 2022

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Which writer is said to have thought "The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it"?

A
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
B
Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
C
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
D
Thomas Wolfe (1900-38)
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2

The origin of the word "collywobbles", a very upset stomach (either physically or emotionally), is generally thought to have developed from which word?

A
Cholera morbus
B
Coal
C
Colic
D
Undecided, but any of these is possible and none can be excluded
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3

It has been ranked in the top 20 TV shows of all time in American pop culture, and ran in the US from 1987 to 1991, centring on a group of baby boomer yuppies. Which is it?

A
Thirtysomething
B
Two's Company
C
Family Ties
D
The Cosby Show
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4

What is the name for the style of furniture made in England between 1603 and 1688?

A
Jacobean
B
Victorian
C
Pre-Norman
D
Ikea
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5

What technique do some woodpeckers, who nest in tree cavities, use to protect the nestlings?

A
They close the entrance up except for a small gap for the mate to deliver food
B
They excavate and maintain resin wells immediately below and around the nest cavities
C
They peck and polish a long slippery slide below and around the nest
D
They station previous years' nestlings on permanent watch round the nest
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6

Which country held the most gold medals in the Men's European Volleyball Championship from 1948 to 1999?

A
USSR
B
Italy
C
Czechoslovakia
D
Romania
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7

Which country rules over the Caracas island archipelago?

A
Mexico
B
Cuba
C
Brazil
D
Venezuela
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