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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 June 2013

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Set to poetry, owing much to fairytales of the same kind as those used by Hans Christian Andersen, and an enduring Czechoslovakian masterpiece this was was first performed in 1901. What is the piece?

A
Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák
B
The Bartered Bride by Bedrich Smetana
C
Alexandre Bis by Bohuslav Martinů
D
Svätopluk by Eugen Suchoň
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2

The national flag of which country consists of just a horizontal red stripe top and bottom, and a white stripe across the centre?

A
Albania
B
Argentina
C
Austria
D
Algeria
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3

Before becoming president of the USA, Theodore Roosevelt was vice president to whom?

A
William Howard Taft
B
William McKinley
C
Benjamin Harrison
D
Grover Cleveland
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4

What is the name of Tony and Cherie Blair's daughter?

A
Barbara
B
Kathryn
C
Lucy
D
Hermione
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5

How many nouns are in the following sentence: "Roger told his dog not to jump on the furniture with muddy feet"?

A
1
B
2
C
None
D
4
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6

Which of these plants is used both as a substitute for jute for making burlap as well as in folk medicine as a diuretic, mild laxative and treatment for cardiac and nerve diseases and cancer?

A
Sisal (Agave sisalana) of which Brazil is the major world producer
B
Roselle, a species of Hibiscus
C
Cannabis sativa sativa, produced mainly in Canada, France & China
D
Manila hemp, obtained from the leaves of the abacá, a relative of the banana
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7

In 1965, who became the first non-American golfer to win the Masters, the US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship?

A
Gene Sarazen
B
Gary Player
C
Jack Nicklaus
D
Ben Hogan
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