General Knowledge Quiz

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  1. Clip

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    Correct. This is how he referred to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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    Five days have now elapsed without a new conundrum being set.

    Can someone set a new one, to allow this quiz to continue.
     
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    Which French Departments have never hosted an official stage of Le Tour de France?
     
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    Would Martinique be one of them?
     
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    New Caledonia
    St Pierre and Miquelon
    French Guiana
     
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    French Guiana is another one. The others are not Departments.
     
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    Mayotte
    La Reunion
    Guadeloupe
    Haute-Corse
    Corse-du-Sud
     
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    The first three are right. Corse held a stage in this years Tour. Think thats the lot now! Open floor.
     
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    OK - try this:-

    Can you name 2 English ballads/folk-songs which are named after Fairs?
     
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    Scarborough for definite (or Scar-bore-row as Simon & Garfunkel will have it)
    Bellingham (Northumbria)?
     
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    Scarborough Fair is definitely one.

    ASAIK, Bellingham Fair in Northumberland is a Craft Fair, but does not lend its name to a piece of music.

    Can you think of another?
     
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    Scarborough F.
    Widdecombe F.
     
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    Yes - "Scarborough Fair" and "Widdecombe Fair" are both correct.

    There's also possibly "Brigg Fair" - a folk tune developed by Delius.

    Your turn.
     
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    Bob Dylan sang about the "North country fair" rather than Scarborough fair. It was essentially the same song, but not specific in its geography.


    Open floor
     
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    Who originally recorded the song 'The Tide Is High'?
     
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    Correct
     
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    Why did Don Whillans and Joe Brown name one of their classic 1950s rock climbs " Kipling Groove"?
     
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    Because they thought he made exceedingly fine cakes? (Sorry!:p)
     
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    like it!
     
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    So do I, but it's not correct.

    The climb was/is far from a piece of cake, if that's a clue...
     
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    Does it involve negotiating a large rock overhang ?
     
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    Probably was ovehanging, but not the answer I was after. . A clue is that Don and Joe were from Manchester, and the climb was certainly not a piece of cake! In fact it was, in their description - ! (Think lake).
     
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    Ruddy 'ard?
     
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    Yep! Your go...
     
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    I can't think of a decent question so, Open Floor.
     
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    OK - try this:-

    The feast of St Cecilia is also the anniversary of the birth of a British composer [this year, the 100th].

    What is the name of the composer?
    When is the Feast of St Cecilia, and what is her significance to the composer?
     
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    Benjamin Britten is the composer

    The anniversary of St Cecilia of Rome is November 22nd and she is the patron saint of composers.
     

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