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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 December 2013

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1

In Greek mythology, what was left in Pandora's box after the evils, ills, diseases, and burdensome labour had escaped?

A
Charity
B
Faith
C
Hope
D
Tolerance
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2

A film released in 2000 starring Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Robert Knott, Bud Cort, Molly Regan, Marcia Gay Harden and Sada Thompson tells the life story of which painter?

A
Andy Warhol
B
Jackson Pollock
C
James McNeill Whistler
D
Grant Wood
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3

What name is given to a railway in which a cable attached to a pair of vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other?

A
Funicular
B
Venicular
C
Tramway
D
Crepuscular
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4

Which of these people was, according to several early sources, the second Pope?

A
Charlie
B
Pigpen
C
Schroder
D
Linus
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5

Ronnie Scott's club in London is the venue for what kind of music?

A
Early music
B
Punk
C
Jazz
D
Opera
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6

What is the name for the largest of the living primates, that are ground-dwelling and predominantly herbivorous, inhabiting the forests of central Africa?

A
Mercenary
B
Chimpanzee
C
Gorilla
D
Rhesus monkey
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7

Shove ha'penny has been a game popular in pubs and with kings. What is a ha'penny?

A
A UK penny cut in half
B
What a dime used to be called
C
A UK coin no longer in circulation
D
A lucky coin
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