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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 December 2011

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In cricket, what term is used to describe the situation when a batsman is "out" from the first ball they face?

A
Bronze duck
B
Royal duck
C
Diamond duck
D
Golden duck
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2

Hawaii is in which ocean?

A
Atlantic
B
Pacific
C
Arctic
D
Indian
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3

Which of these is a common compression method for computer files?

A
Button
B
Zip
C
Belt
D
Elastic
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4

Which Irish playwright was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Médaille de la Résistance by the French government for his efforts in fighting the German occupation as part of the French resistance in World War II?

A
George Bernard Shaw
B
James Joyce
C
Samuel Beckett
D
Oscar Wilde
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5

An original copy of which book was sold at auction at Sotheby’s auction room in London in December 2010 for £7.3 million, a record price for the sale of a book?

A
"Birds of America" by John James Audubon
B
"Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
C
"Goldfinger" by Ian Fleming
D
The King James Bible
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6

Which of these is one of Barry Humphries' "other identities"?

A
Miss Marple
B
Dame Edna
C
Lady Penelope
D
Mrs Beeton
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7

According to Greek mythology, "Hope" was the only thing left in what container after it had been opened?

A
Jason's cabinet
B
Hera's chest
C
Hero's trunk
D
Pandora's box
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