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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 March 2014

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1

Which of these countries reaches furthest north?

A
Colombia
B
Suriname
C
Venezuela
D
Ecuador
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2

Which of these is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0.5 g (0.02 oz.), a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain that rests in a small, bony cavity (sella turcica)?

A
Adrenal gland
B
Thyroid gland
C
Pituitary gland
D
Pancreas
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3

What type of instrument is a sitar?

A
Blown reed instrument
B
Percussion
C
Bowed strings
D
Plucked strings
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4

What was the name of the security organisation that operated in East Germany during the Cold War?

A
SMERSH
B
Garda
C
STASI
D
SPECTRE
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5

Which of these are books by Sebastian Faulks?

A
"Great Expectations", "The Pickwick Papers" & "Bleak House"
B
"Goldfinger", "Octopussy" & "From Russia With Love"
C
"Birdsong", "Charlotte Gray" & "On Green Dolphin Street"
D
"The IPCRESS File", "Horse Under Water" & "Funeral in Berlin"
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6

Which of these is a book by John Steinbeck?

A
Of Dogs and More Dogs
B
Of Rats and Girls
C
Of Mice and Men
D
Of Rabbits and Women
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7

Which trophy, damaged by Benjamin Peri Nathan with a sledgehammer in March 1997, was restored to its original condition, free of charge, by London silversmiths Garrard & Co., who had made it in 1848?

A
The Borg-Warner Trophy
B
The America’s Cup
C
The William Webb Ellis Trophy
D
The Ranfurly Shield
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