Quizopedia

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Byline: Mike Harris

Quizopedia is influenced by two quotations. "All knowledge is of itself of some value" (Dr Johnson) and, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." (Anon.) Compiled by Mike Harris 1 Which of the following is a well-known wine brand? i) Cambridge Harvest, ii) Harvard Station, iii) Oxford Landing, iv) Sorbonne Valley or v) Yale Cays? 2 What have these figures in common? 12, 36, 39.4, 39,400. and 63,360.

3 Complete these song titles with the individual seasons of the year: i) --- in New York, ii) --- Is Here, iii) ---time, and, iv) --- Wonderland.

4 If the vowel "u" is added to a word signifying 220 yards why might you be transformed into a US soldier on leave? 5 Complete this quote of Jimmy Hill's (1928), ex-footballer, ex-football manager and ex-football commentator.

"If God had intended a round of golf to last more than three hours he would not have invented ------ -----." 6 What is virtual reality? 7 List in a N-S order, the African nations which make up the east coast of the continent between Egypt and South Africa itself.

8 What is that period in English history between the execution of Charles I (1649) and the restoration of the monarchy in the person of Charles II (1660) called? 9 Name the eponymous fictional character who married both Dora Spenlow and Agnes Wickfield, and who did he marry first? 10 What have David Lloyd George (1863-1945), Merlin (cC6th), a 1940s comic, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Sir Stanley Matthews (1915-2000), L Frank Baum (1856-1919) Lord Voldermort and, probably, Shane Williams (1977- ) in common? 1 Oxford Landing is a well-known Australian vinery situated near the Murray River in South Australia. It was established in 1958 and now produces the following wines - Cabernet Sauvignon, CS/Shiraz, Chardonnay, Grenache-Shiraz-Mourverdre, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Rose of Cabernet, Viognier & Sauvignon Blanc.

2 The figures refer to the number of inches in a foot, yard, metre, kilometre and mile. …