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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 September 2012

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1

What game is played on ice with large stones fitted with handles with the aim to place them as close as possible to a fixed mark called a tee?

A
Curling
B
Skittles
C
Slippery Sam
D
Korfball
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2

What was the fate of 57 Africans (53 adults and 4 children who, in July 1839, as captives being transported aboard the ship "La Amistad", revolted and gained control of the ship near Cuba, and were discovered by the US Navy?

A
They were taken to Connecticut and sold as slaves
B
They were sent to Spain as requested by Queen Isabella II
C
They were freed and returned to Africa
D
They were treated as "salvage" and thus the property of Naval officers who had found the ship
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3

A candela is a measure of what?

A
Wind pressure
B
Electric current
C
Temperature
D
Luminous intensity
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4

In the British version of "The Apprentice", which first went to air in February 2005, who do the contestants try to get a job with?

A
Alan Sugar (Lord Sugar)
B
Richard Branson
C
Nick Hewer
D
Karren Brady
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5

Who was the legless World War II fighter pilot who was detained in German prisoner of war camps for 4 years?

A
Douglas MacArthur
B
Douglas Meinhof
C
Douglas Bader
D
Douglas Adams
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6

On which island is Marsamxett Harbour?

A
Cyprus
B
Crete
C
Malta
D
Sicily
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7

What does the French word "croissant" mean?

A
Crescent
B
Bread
C
Sickle
D
Sheep
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