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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 August 2010

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1

Which of these is the fear of fire?

A
Xenophobia
B
Claustrophobia
C
Agoraphobia
D
Pyrophobia
Select from the options above.
2

What is the oldest city of European origin, established in 1565 by Pedro Menedesto, that still exists in what is now the USA?

A
St Augustine, Florida
B
Bangor, Maine
C
Las Vegas, Nevada
D
Tombstone, Arizona
Select from the options above.
3

"84 Charing Cross Road" is a book based on 20 years of correspondence between which New York writer and Frank Doel, an antiquarian bookseller in London?

A
F Scott Fitzgerald
B
Helene Hanff
C
Ernest Hemingway
D
Joan Collins
Select from the options above.
4

A peace camp was established at which RAF base in Berkshire, England from 1981 to 2000 to protest at nuclear weapons being sited there?

A
Greenham Common
B
Marston Moor
C
Hampstead Heath
D
Yorkshire moors
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5

What is used to find the pitch of a note?

A
Doh-ray ladle
B
Note spoon
C
Pitch knife
D
Tuning fork
Select from the options above.
6

What was the fate of Lucia di Lammermoor in Donizetti's opera?

A
She was stabbed to death by her lover
B
She went mad and committed suicide
C
She jumped to her death
D
She died of consumption
Select from the options above.
7

What is the relationship between Ukrainians Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko, who have dominated the IBF, WBO, WBC and IBO world heavyweight championships since 1999?

A
Uncle and nephew
B
Father and son
C
Cousins
D
Brothers
Select from the options above.
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