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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 January 2014

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1

Which of these, normally encountered as a gas with a characteristic pungent odour, contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of terrestrial organisms by serving as a precursor to foodstuffs and fertilisers?

A
Chlorine
B
Nitrous oxide
C
Sulphur
D
Ammonia
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2

What nationality is sailor Russell Coutts, MBE, winner of numerous international match races, World Championships victories and America's Cups?

A
Australian
B
New Zealander
C
American
D
British
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3

Which of these countries has a border with the Republic of Yemen?

A
Egypt
B
Ethiopia
C
Oman
D
Iran
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4

Which of these is a pioneer in photography?

A
Henry Kodak
B
George Eastman
C
Friedrich Bayer
D
Peter Revson
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5

What philosopher, sometimes known by the honorific of "K'ung Fu-tzu" and born in BCE 551, has recently had his name given to a Peace Prize ?

A
The 5th Dalai Lama
B
Ivan the Terrible
C
Confucius
D
Genghis Khan
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6

Between 1987 and 2006, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, Mahendra Chaudhry, Laisenia Qarase, Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka, George Speight and Ratu Josefa Iloilo were involved in the politics of which country?

A
The Republic of Kiribati
B
Burkina Faso
C
Fiji
D
The People's Republic of Benin
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7

Schooner, midi, or handle are terms applied to what?

A
Types of small size sailing vessel
B
A mug of beer
C
A hand tool
D
Equipment for digital music manipulation
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