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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 December 2017

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Which of these is essential to the production of glass, rayon and cellophane, soaps, detergents, dyeing textiles, water softeners, most photographic film developing agents, and in toothpaste?

A
Calcium fluoride
B
Soda ash
C
Caustic soda
D
Ferrous carbonate
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2

The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought by the British imperial Indian military in Afghanistan over three or four years ending in 1842. What happened there in January 1842?

A
The Treaty of Gandamak was signed
B
Massacre of c.4,500 British troops and 12,000 British, Afghan and Indian camp followers
C
The Durand Line was drawn, marking a boundary between India (later Pakistan) and Afghanistan
D
The Battle of San Cala
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3

Where is the Walled City of Shibam, one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of high rise construction?

A
India
B
Egypt
C
Saudi Arabia
D
Yemen
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4

Which city will hold the Summer Olympics 2024?

A
Budapest
B
Los Angeles
C
Tokyo
D
Paris
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5

Who plays Mrs. Smith opposite Brad Pitt in the movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"?

A
Uma Thurman
B
Jennifer Aniston
C
Halle Berry
D
Angelina Jolie
Select from the options above.
6

A fuss about nothing is called "a storm in a ..." what?

A
Sugar bowl
B
Teapot
C
Teacup
D
Milk jug
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7

Which drummer for the 1960s rock band “Holy Modal Rounders” (featured in the movie "Easy Rider") received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play, “Buried Child”?

A
David Mamet
B
Sam Shepard
C
Tom Stoppard
D
Tony Kushner
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