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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 September 2012

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1

What is commemorated in Great Britain by Trafalgar Day every 21 October, and by the name of Trafalgar Square in London?

A
The first colony in Africa
B
A 19th century sea battle
C
A 20th century land battle
D
Advances in medical science
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2

According to a report by the organisation called "Transparency International", what was the most corrupt country in the world in 2009?

A
Egypt
B
Somalia
C
Spain
D
Ecuador
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3

What are Italy's national colours?

A
Green, gold and yellow
B
Red, white and blue
C
Black, gold and red
D
Green, red and white
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4

What spoken word competition, which has been organised for many years by Gary Hallock, has been held every May since 1978 in Austin, Texas?

A
The Lear Limerick Contest
B
The O. Henry Pun-Off
C
Kippling for Gold
D
Talk Your Ears Off
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5

What is the generic title of a series of French comic strips that follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation by means of a magic potion brewed by their druid, which gives them superhuman strength?

A
The Adventures of Superman
B
The Adventures of Tintin
C
The Adventures of Spiderman
D
The Adventures of Asterix
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6

What name is given to the disease whereby parasites can change the behaviour of rats and mice, making them drawn to rather than fearful of the scent of cats?

A
Encephalitis
B
Catatonia
C
Tyrosine hydroxylase
D
Toxoplasmosis
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7

Clive Owen played "Dwight" in which 2005 film?

A
300
B
Timecop
C
Sin City
D
Virus
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