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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 February 2013

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1

In what country was the "Red Cross" founded?

A
England
B
Germany
C
France
D
Switzerland
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2

Which of these scientists has been quoted as saying "God does not play dice"?

A
Einstein
B
Newton
C
Archimedes
D
Galileo
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3

What does the name "backgammon" refer to?

A
The ham typically eaten during long games to sustain players
B
The type of loss in the game
C
The material of which the pieces were originally made
D
The technicalities of board production
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4

John Donne is famous for which of these quotations?

A
No man is an island
B
Don't mention the war
C
Breaking up is hard to do
D
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
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5

Which of these was a former name of Northern Rhodesia?

A
Zanzibar
B
Zimbabwe
C
Zaire
D
Zambia
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6

Why did the original Globe Theatre in London burn to the ground in 1613 during a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII when the theatre's roof ignited?

A
A cigarette was dropped in the gallery
B
A cannon, used for special effects, misfired
C
A candle used for stage lighting fell into straw
D
Gunpowder was ignited as a terrorist act
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7

Which of these is an organ that, in humans, are in pairs behind the abdominal cavity, in the retroperitoneum, on top of each of which is an adrenal gland (also called the suprarenal gland)?

A
Kidney
B
Lung
C
Liver
D
Spleen
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