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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 October 2009

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1

What is the name of the Temple built to Pallas Athene around 480 BC, from which marble friezes and statues were removed by Lord Elgin in 1812?

A
Parthenon
B
Sphinx
C
Taj Mahal
D
Hippodrome
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2

What is the name for the point in the lunar orbit when the moon is nearest to the earth?

A
Golligee
B
Apogee
C
Negligee
D
Perigee
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3

Which 17th century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer has been called the "Father of Modern Philosophy," through his books "Passions of the Soul", "Principles of Philosophy", "Discourse on the Method", and "Meditations on First Philosophy"?

A
George Berkeley
B
Thomas Hobbes
C
John Locke
D
René Descartes
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4

What does the Gaelic phrase "Sinn Fein" mean?

A
Brits Out
B
Home rule
C
Ourselves alone
D
Kill foreigners
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5

In what is now Iran in 1951 to 1954, what led to the Shah fleeing the country, the Prime Minister trying to dissolve parliament, crude oil being imported from Kuwait, and a breakdown of diplomatic relations with Britain and the USA?

A
A world-wide rug glut
B
Invasion by Iraq
C
Death of the Shah's father
D
Persian Oil Dispute
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6

The song "Consider Yourself" is from what musical?

A
Oliver!
B
Oklahoma!
C
South Pacific
D
Annie
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7

Which of these is the surname of two sisters who are tennis champions?

A
Scissor
B
Woods
C
Williams
D
Bronté
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