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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 September 2011

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1

What was the real name of El Cid, a Spanish national hero?

A
Alonso Quijano
B
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
C
Salvador Dali
D
Emiliano Zapata Salazar
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2

What is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies that consists mainly of psalms and is said at noon?

A
Sext
B
Int
C
Thet
D
Ctit
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3

What is the disease that Stephen Hawking has?

A
Fibrositis
B
Anaemia
C
Arthritis
D
Motor neuron disease
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4

Which country left the British Commonwealth in 1949?

A
Rhodesia
B
Pakistan
C
Australia
D
Ireland
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5

In September 2003, who was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open wicker basket beneath a hot air balloon?

A
Steve Fossey
B
David Hempleman-Adams
C
Richard Branson
D
Ralph Fiennes
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6

Which of these is a member of the European Union?

A
Croatia
B
Switzerland
C
Greenland
D
Bulgaria
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7

What was the first book to be printed in England, in 1477?

A
"Morte d'Arthur"
B
"The Canterbury Tales"
C
"The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres"
D
"The Game and Plays of the Chesse"
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