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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 May 2012

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Which of these is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the U.S. by Midway, first released in Japan in 1980?

A
Stockman
B
Batman
C
Hackman
D
Pac-Man
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2

London's Shaftesbury Avenue is known for what type of establishment?

A
Men's tailors
B
Museums
C
Dress shops
D
Theatres
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3

What are found, although in small amounts, in certain seeds and stones, such as those of apple, mango, peach, and bitter almonds?

A
Cyanides
B
Opiates
C
Glutamates
D
Ungulates
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4

Which 19th century British explorer wrote "Pilgrimage to Al-Medinah and Meccah" about his journeys in 1853, went to Somaliland in 1858 and discovered Lake Tanganyika and the Victoria Nyanza, and translated the tales of the Arabian Nights in 16 volumes?

A
Sir Richard Burton
B
Dr David Livingstone
C
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
D
Lawrence of Arabia
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5

When did the United Kingdom convert to decimal currency?

A
25 March 1949
B
29 December 1963
C
15 February 1971
D
1 January 1988
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6

Which of these words came into English from a play by a Czechoslovakian?

A
Sari
B
Verandah
C
Robot
D
Eclat
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7

Which TV series made in different countries typically includes characters such as Rebel, Hurricane, Laser, Phoenix, Destroyer, Rocket, Dynamite, Blaze, Nightshade, Olympia, Battleaxe, Predator, Glacier, Jet, Safiiri, Vulcan, Fox, Laser and Sheena?

A
Who Wants to be a Millionaire
B
Wife Swap
C
Big Brother
D
Gladiators
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