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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 January 2014

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What do Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O'Neill, Athol Fugard and Frances Boothby have in common?

A
They are playwrights
B
They especially enjoy pavlova for dessert
C
They stood for the European Parliament
D
They are Olympic champions
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2

Where is the Thorntonbank Wind Farm providing electricity to Belgium, where production started in 2009, with a capacity of 30 MW?

A
In the North Sea
B
Charleroi, 50 km (30 miles) from Brussels
C
The Sonian Forest in south-east Brussels
D
Northern Luxembourg
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3

In chess, what piece is allowed to jump over other pieces?

A
Burgomaster
B
Squire
C
Mayor
D
Knight
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4

The cruciate ligaments are in which part of the human body?

A
Back
B
Legs
C
Arms
D
Feet
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5

Which of these is a Thracian shepherd captured by Romans and trained as a gladiator, who escaped and became leader of an army of escaped slaves in the first century BC?

A
Julius Caesar
B
Barabbas
C
Spartacus
D
Attila the Hun
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6

Why are many of the river bridges in Milwaukee, USA, built at an angle?

A
It was a fashion at the time they were built
B
Liberal German refugees who peopled the early city wanted contrast with the grid street pattern
C
The confluence of so many rivers meant only variably stable banks for bridge foundations
D
Early rivalries made sure streets reaching either side of a river did not line up
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7

Which of these women is associated with Popeye?

A
Daisy Duck
B
Olive Oyl
C
Lois Lane
D
Minnie Mouse
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