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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 June 2012

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From which continent are native tribes and ethnic groups called the Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Amhara, Somali, Fula, Shona, Zulu, Hutu, Maasai, Tutsi and Nubians?

A
Asia
B
Australia
C
Europe
D
Africa
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2

Who directed the allied forces at the second Battle of El Alamein?

A
Eisenhower
B
Wingate
C
Rommel
D
Montgomery
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3

What astronomical instrument was used in Classical Antiquity and through the medieval Islamic world, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers to locate and predict the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars, determine local time or latitude, for surveying and to cast horoscopes?

A
Compass
B
Cenotaph
C
Astrolabe
D
Barometer
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4

An 1885 ceremony conducted by Sir Donald Smith in Craigellachie, British Columbia, Canada, marked what event?

A
Completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway
B
Canada became a Dominion
C
Canada won its first international ice hockey game, against the USA
D
Agreement was reached with the USA over borders
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5

What is a tabor?

A
A small drum with a long narrow body
B
An African reptile
C
A nomadic tribesman from Afghanistan
D
A blowpipe used in New Guinea
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6

What 1965 film was credited with saving 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy?

A
The Magnificent Seven
B
The Longest Day
C
Cleopatra
D
The Sound of Music
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7

What does the O J stand for in O J Simpson?

A
Olivier John
B
Orenthal James
C
Oedipus Jesus
D
Orpington Jenkins
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