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General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 15 December 2023

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1

Lieutenant Colonel George Malcolm was the first producer of what event inspired by a 1949 show in a park called "Something About a Soldier"?

A
The Basel Tattoo
B
Hamina Tattoo
C
The Royal Tournament
D
Edinburgh Tattoo (now the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo)
Select from the options above.
2

The International Game Fish Association rules specify that in freshwater fishing the double line and leader together may not exceed what combined length?

A
12.19 m (40 ft)
B
3.04 m (10 ft)
C
5 m (16.5 ft)
D
1.82 m (6 ft)
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3

What is the longest running live show of any type, still in its initial run?

A
"The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie
B
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe
C
"Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, T. S. Eliot & Trevor Nunn
D
"Les Misérables" by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
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4

The Great Famine in Europe, 1315-17 with effects lasting until at least 1322, was marked by what?

A
Mass suicides
B
Infertility in all farm animals
C
A plague of rats
D
Europe-wide crop failures, and extreme levels of crime, disease, and mass death
Select from the options above.
5

Where is a sea anemone's sphincter?

A
In its foot
B
Round the opening to its mouth
C
Round the ostium
D
At the base of the gastro-vascular cavity
Select from the options above.
6

Among the several meanings of the word "popinjay", which of these is one?

A
A type of popcorn
B
A parrot
C
A peacock
D
A nutcracker
Select from the options above.
7

The Zambezi River flows into the Indian Ocean from where?

A
Southern India
B
Mozambique
C
Sri Lanka
D
Oman
Select from the options above.
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