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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 February 2009

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1

What wine originated in the Spanish town of Jerez de la Fontera?

A
Pinot Noir
B
Chardonnay
C
Sherry
D
Sauvignon Blanc
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2

Which of these structures is the most recent?

A
Salisbury Cathedral, England
B
Chartres Cathedral, France
C
Taj Mahal, India
D
Westminster Abbey, England
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3

Which city was the site of the dervish rebellion and the death of the British General Gordon in 1885?

A
Khartoum
B
Wadi Halfa
C
Cairo
D
Sedan
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4

In Billy Wilder's film "Sunset Boulevard", in which Gloria Swanson often said the line, "All right, Mr DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up", who played Cecil B DeMille?

A
Gary Cooper
B
Victor Mature
C
Cecil B DeMille
D
Charlton Heston
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5

Which of these requires the least area for competition?

A
Polo ground
B
Hockey (field hockey) field
C
Ice hockey field
D
Olympic-sized swimming pool
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6

What theory, developed by Franz Joseph Gall, in which personality traits were determined by "reading" bumps and fissures in the skull, was once considered a science?

A
Single skulls
B
Craniology
C
Necromancy
D
Phrenology
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7

The singer and English TV personality Priscilla White is better known by what name?

A
Lulu
B
Cilla Black
C
Joanna Lumley
D
Dawn French
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