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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 April 2013

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1

Who was the literary character behind the play Man of La Mancha?

A
Escamillo
B
Sancho Panza
C
Don Quixote
D
Don Camillo
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2

Where is the Sultanate of Brunei, a country which regained its independence from the UK on 1 January 1984?

A
On the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, bordered by Saudi Arabia to the North
B
On the Persian Gulf, bordered by Saudi Arabia and Iraq
C
On the north coast of Borneo, in Southeast Asia
D
In the Horn of Africa, bordered by Djibouti, Kenya, the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and Ethiopia
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3

South African-born English cricketer Kevin Pietersen was dropped from the England team in August 2012. What was the reported reason?

A
For texting while waiting at the crease
B
For using his official bat as a prop for runner beans
C
For sending controversial messages about his team mates to an opposing team
D
For not moderating his South African accent
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4

Which of these is a concrete noun?

A
Reversion
B
Fraternity
C
Stew
D
Freedom
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5

Ulysses is the Roman name for which Greek king?

A
Achilles
B
Odysseus
C
Agamemnon
D
Diomedes
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6

What does the chemical symbol Au stand for?

A
Gold
B
Silver
C
Iron
D
Cheese
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7

What character did Sharon Stone play in the 1992 film "Basic Instinct"?

A
Rosemary
B
Margaret
C
Catherine
D
Elizabeth
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