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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 February 2014

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1

Whose remains, after he died in 1506 at Valladolid, Mexico, were taken to San Domingo then Havana, and then, in 1898, to Seville?

A
Ferdinand Magellan
B
Hernán Cortés
C
Christopher Columbus
D
Camille Pissarro
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2

Conventionally, Lent, the period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter is how long?

A
1 week
B
1 month
C
40 days
D
15 days
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3

What is the city where the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria meets the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia?

A
Addis Ababa
B
Khartoum
C
Cairo
D
Riyadh
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4

What is the last Grand Slam tennis tournament played in a calendar year?

A
Wimbledon
B
The French Open
C
The Australian Open
D
The US Open
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5

What relation was Marlin to Nemo in the film "Finding Nemo"?

A
Father
B
Uncle
C
Son
D
Brother
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6

Platelets fulfil what function in human blood?

A
Carrying oxygen
B
Circulating
C
Clotting
D
Carrying carbon dioxide
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7

Deliberate use of concentration camps and starvation for civilians as a military policy marked which of these?

A
The War of the Worlds
B
The French Revolution
C
The War of the Gargantuas
D
The second Boer War
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