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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 November 2011

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Cricketer W G Grace, who played first-class cricket from 1865 to 1908, also captained England from 1903 to 1908 in what other sport?

A
Soccer
B
Rugby Union
C
Lawn bowls
D
Steeplechase
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2

What was the Watergate building that was the subject of a US political scandal that began in 1972?

A
Hospital
B
Bank
C
Office building
D
Hotel
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3

According to the Islamic calendar, during which month were the first verses of the Qur'an revealed to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad?

A
Ramadan
B
Ewerdan
C
Lambadan
D
Muttondan
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4

What is the official language of New Caledonia

A
English
B
French
C
German
D
Spanish
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5

These are the last lines of which play: "A girl has just died - on her way to the infirmary - after swallowing some disinfectant. And a Police Inspector is on his way here - to ask some - questions."

A
"An Inspector Calls" by J B Priestley
B
"Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose
C
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" by Edward Albee
D
"Look Back In Anger" by John Osborne
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6

Who was king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899, notable for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, and for improving his kingdom's legal system and military structure?

A
Alfred
B
Arthur
C
Algernon
D
Albert
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7

What is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel whereby tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size using water pressures some 75 to 500 times normal blood pressure (6 to 20 atmospheres)?

A
Pneumonectomy
B
Rhinoplasty
C
Tracheotomy
D
Angioplasty
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