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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 May 2010

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What is dichlor-diphenyl-trichlorethane used for?

A
Headaches
B
Party pills
C
Insecticide
D
Preventing nappy rash
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2

Who led the first expedition to successfully circumnavigate the earth between 1519 and 1522, and was killed during the voyage?

A
Cook
B
Cortez
C
Raleigh
D
Magellan
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3

What is the Olympic motto?

A
Cave canem
B
Semper fidelis
C
Caveat emptor
D
Citius, Altius, Fortius
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4

Which ship transported the English Separatists, better known as the Pilgrims, from Southampton, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620?

A
Bluebell
B
Sunflower
C
Mayflower
D
Daisy
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5

Which country, the capital of which is Asmara, had the King of Ethiopia as its king from 1952?

A
Switzerland
B
Eritrea
C
Uganda
D
Kenya
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6

Singer Katie Melua is a naturalised British subject. Where was she born?

A
Republic of Georgia
B
Vietnam
C
Hong Kong
D
India
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7

What Gaelic word is used to refer to an impromptu party at the home of a mutual friend, at which stories are told and songs sung?

A
Corroboreigh
B
Hoolly
C
Ceilidh
D
Hough doughn
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