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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 April 2013

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Which English MP, Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King Charles II and King James II, kept a detailed private diary during 1660–1669 which contained personal revelations and eyewitness accounts of great events and, after publication in the 19th century, became a primary source for study of the English Restoration period?

A
William Pitt the Elder
B
James Boswell
C
Oscar Wilde
D
Samuel Pepys
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2

What country has an official residence called Blair House, kept for guests of the leader of the country?

A
UK
B
USA
C
Australia
D
Canada
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3

Which of these lines in a limerick have to rhyme?

A
1st & 3rd
B
2nd & 3rd
C
3rd & 4th
D
3rd & 5th
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4

What does an icthyologist study?

A
Fish
B
Animal behaviour
C
Fossils
D
Elections and voting patterns
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5

What was the name of the US policy to transport suspect terrorists to other countries for interrogation?

A
Extraordinary rendition
B
International handcuffs
C
Unusual deportation
D
Foreign hospitality
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6

What sort of art work is the "Venus de Milo"?

A
Sculpture
B
Oil painting
C
Fresco
D
Collage
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7

If your team is playing for the Grey Cup, first offered in 1909, for a national championship, what sport are you playing?

A
Tiddliwinks
B
Badminton
C
Cricket
D
Canadian football
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