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Knowledge is the name, and quizzes are the game!
Hello my faithful followers, it's General Knowledge here with another set of brain teasing questions for you. I was going to let my sister, Carnal, set this quiz but your Webmaster disputed the answers to some of her questions. Webby and Carnal have been locked in his office researching the answers ever since. There's been some very odd sounds coming from in there. Perhaps the BIS Carnal Knowledge Quiz will be ready for next time, for now you'll have to try.....
The General Knowledge Quiz III

Good luck!



In a standard pack of playing cards what do the queens hold in their hands?
Playing cards
Flowers
Books
Sceptres


What is musophobia the fear of?
Music
Jokes
Mice
Museums


Fractals were discovered by?
Benoit Mandelbrot
Roger Penrose
C. F. Gauss
M. C. Escher


Intertwining branches to form a hedge is known as?
Espalier
Pruning
Topiary
Pleaching


The desert, Pavlova, is named after what?
A town
A flower
A ballerina
A pet


How many standard bottles of wine does a rehoboam bottle contain?
8
6
4
2


Cochineal is used to dye food red, what is it made from what?
A beetle
A mineral ore
A plant
A chemical


What is the longest river in the world?
The Amazon
The Nile
The Orinoco
The Yangzee


Mount Cook is the highest peak in which country?
Australia
Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
Tahiti


In which country is Damascus, the oldest continually inhabited city in the world?
Syria
Turkey
Greece
Afganistan


Which British city has an underground railway system which is nicknamed "The Clockwork Orange"?
Manchester
Glasgow
Liverpool
Newcastle


Lanzarote is part of which island group?
Philippines
Solomons
Azores
Canaries


Situated in Italy, what is Stromboli?
An active volcano
A tidal cave
A hot water spa
A fault line


In which British city is Lime Street railway station?
Manchester
Glasgow
Liverpool
Newcastle


Which American City is named after a British Prime Minister?
Rochester
Stafford
Delaware
Pittsburgh


How many countries border Germany?
7
9
11
14


In which country is the Angel Falls waterfall?
Brazil
Gambia
Columbia
Venezuela


Which continent receives the greatest average amount of rainfall per square mile?
South America
Africa
Asia
North America


What is the most widely eaten meat in the world?
Chicken
Beef
Pork
Lamb


In which country was ice cream invented?
Italy
England
France
China




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