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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 May 2012

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The RMS "Lancastria" was the subject of the worst single loss of life in British maritime history and the bloodiest single engagement for UK forces in World War II; she was sunk by German bombers on 17 June 1940 when taking part in an operation to evacuate 150,000 troops from where?

A
Crete
B
Dunkirk
C
St Nazaire
D
Anzio
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2

In the nursery rhyme "sing a song of sixpence", what kind of bird plucked off a nose?

A
Blackbird
B
Bald eagle
C
Humming bird
D
Turkey
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3

Which mountain range stretches from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west?

A
Alps
B
Urals
C
Andes
D
Caucasus
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4

As of April 2010, who was the wealthiest person in the world?

A
Warren Buffett, American investor & industrialist
B
Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft
C
Carlos Slim HelĂș, Mexican business magnate
D
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
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5

The computer game "Star Wars: Rogue Squadron", released in December 1998, in which the player controls Luke Skywalker as commander of an elite group of X-wing pilots, is set mainly between which two "Star Wars" films?

A
"Episode IV: A New Hope" & "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"
B
"Episode II: Attack of the Clones" & "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
C
"Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" & "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi"
D
"Episode I: The Phantom Menace" & "Episode II: Attack of the Clones"
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6

Churning cream turns it into what?

A
Tomato sauce
B
Beer
C
Vinegar
D
Butter
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7

Which rock band's first drummer, Stumpy Pepys, was killed in an obscure gardening accident, their second, Eric Stumpy Joe Childs, died by choking on vomit, and their third died from spontaneous combustion during a concert?

A
The Folksmen
B
The Who
C
The Rutles
D
Spinal Tap
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