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Wildcard Quiz #597

Wildcard General Knowledge Quiz for 27 June 2020

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1

Who composed the music to which the poem by English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake "And did those feet in ancient time", or "Jerusalem", is usually set?

A
Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
B
John Ireland (1879-1962)
C
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
D
Sir Arnold Bax (1883 – 1953)
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2

Which of these is not one of the Seven Dwarfs?

A
Sleepy
B
Sneezy
C
Grumpy
D
Hippy
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3

What name is given to people who try to influence the media's political viewpoint of events?

A
Watchdogs
B
Ombudsmen
C
Spin doctors
D
Whistle blowers
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4

What do the Akan peoples in Ghana, various indigenous peoples in North America, people of a number of Greek islands (at least until the 19th century), and the Khasi peoples in India have in common?

A
Deeply incised tattooing is a rite of manhood
B
They have used vegetables as a currency
C
Their societies are matrilineal
D
They specifically forbid military aggression
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5

What is a link between tomatoes, potatoes, and aubergines or eggplants?

A
Their roots contain lycopene
B
Sanskrit
C
The Aztec language
D
Apple
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6

In the term "taxi-cab", the word cab" is an abbreviated form of what word?

A
Cabriolet
B
Cabin
C
Cabana
D
Cabinet
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7

What is semolina made from?

A
Sago
B
Rice
C
Wheat
D
Cassava
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