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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 April 2010

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1

What spirit, in Ireland and Scotland, makes noises near a house when someone is about to die?

A
Troll
B
Banshee
C
Kelpie
D
Goblin
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2

Which English duo had hits between 1984 and 1987 that included “West End Girls", "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)", "Love Comes Quickly", "Suburbia", "It's a Sin", "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", "Rent" and "Always on My Mind"?

A
Cheap Trick
B
Eurythmics
C
Pet Shop Boys
D
Black 'n Blue
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3

What was the name given to Barbary pirates who raided ships in the Mediterranean and the south European coast from bases on the north coast of Africa?

A
Boarders
B
Corvettes
C
Privateers
D
Corsairs
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4

What is the name for the 225 million years that it takes the sun to go around the galaxy?

A
Cosmic year
B
Solar year
C
Leap year
D
Annual stipend
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5

Which game has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball?

A
Skittles
B
Rounders
C
Softball
D
Parcheesi
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6

Which of these disappeared from his job at the British Foreign Office in 1951, at the same time as Donald MacLean, so that both were suspected of spying for Russia?

A
Anthony Burgess
B
Burgess Meredith
C
Guy Fawkes
D
Guy Burgess
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7

Lake Winnipeg is in which Canadian province?

A
Quebec
B
Saskatchewan
C
Alberta
D
Manitoba
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