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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 April 2013

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Which Biblical temptress has inspired plays by Oscar Wilde and Nick Cave, operas by Richard Strauss and Antoine Mariotte, a ballet by Florent Schmitt, films, a sculpture by Tilman Riemenschneider and numerous paintings, including those by Sandro Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio, Caracciolo, Gustave Doré, James Tissot, Aubrey Beardsley and Robert Henri?

A
Mary of Teck
B
Jael
C
Salome
D
Delilah
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2

What was the title of a 1996 American disaster film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as "storm chasers"?

A
Typhoon
B
Twister
C
Tempest
D
Tornado
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3

In snooker, what is the name of the shot where a ball goes into a pocket after hitting the opposite cushion?

A
Jump shot
B
Plant
C
Cannon
D
Double
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4

Of the 5 Presidents of Egypt since it was declared a republic in 1953 who has served the longest?

A
Gamal Abdel Nasser
B
Hosni Mubarak
C
Anwar Sadat
D
Muhammad Naguib
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5

The volcano Vesuvius looks down on what?

A
Bay of Naples
B
Kalahari Desert
C
Pacific Ocean
D
Tokyo
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6

What number, on the Ph scale, represents "neutral"?

A
0
B
7
C
10
D
5
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7

Olefin, Vinyon, Saran, Vinalon, Aramids, Lyocell, Orlon, Zylon, Vectran & Derclon are types of what?

A
Man made fibre
B
Petrochemical cleaner
C
Snake
D
Plastic
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