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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 April 2009

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1

What play written in 1902 by J. M. Barrie reverses the rankings of the classes in British society when aristocrats and servants are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island?

A
What The Butler Saw
B
The Admirable Crichton
C
Northanger Abbey
D
Peter Pan
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2

In Greek mythology, who was the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, murdered by his wife Clytemnestra on his return home from the Trojan War?

A
Agamemnon
B
Menelaus
C
Orestes
D
Achilles
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3

What is a hereditary disease of the blood in males, characterised by excessive bleeding and lack of ability of the blood to clot?

A
Haemophilia
B
Haemoptysis
C
Haemorrhage
D
Haemorrhoids
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4

What is the second longest named river in the USA, which runs from Lake Hasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico?

A
Colorado
B
Missouri
C
Mississippi
D
Hudson
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5

What is the name of the English law that prevents anyone building so as to completely cut out light from a window that had provided light for at least 20 years?

A
Storey Law
B
Window Tax
C
Ancient Lights
D
Glass protection
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6

An aviary is a place to keep … what?

A
Bees
B
Birds
C
Bears
D
Beers
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7

What do the initials MCC, of a sports organisation founded in England in 1787, stand for?

A
Medical Council for Competition
B
Manchester City Cardinals
C
Marlborough Curling Club
D
Marylebone Cricket Club
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