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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 May 2012

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1

The hymn "I vow to thee, my country" was set by Gustav Host to which of his "The Planets" suite?

A
Mars
B
Jupiter
C
Saturn
D
Mercury
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2

What word's original meaning was to do with the provison of granite chips onto the ground and then made into a hard and smooth surface using a roller?

A
Highway
B
Tarmac
C
Blacktop
D
Macadam
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3

The Muslim leader Saladin recaptured which city from the Crusaders in 1187?

A
Baghdad
B
Constantinople
C
Jerusalem
D
Troy
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4

Whose novels "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" were published posthumously in 1818, and who died before completing one that was eventually called "Sanditon"?

A
Jane Seymour
B
Jane Austen
C
Lady Jane Grey
D
Calamity Jane
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5

What orbits the Sun between Earth and Mercury?

A
Nothing
B
The asteroid belt
C
Venus
D
Halley's comet
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6

What was the former name of Iran?

A
Burma
B
Mesopotamia
C
Constantinople
D
Persia
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7

David Broome was a succcesful competitor in what sport in the 1960s and 1970s?

A
Tennis
B
Show jumping
C
Swimming
D
Gymnastics
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