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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 July 2014

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Traditionally, what was the name of the sword with which St. George slew the dragon, and the name given by Winston Churchill to his personal aircraft during World War II?

A
Thunderbolt
B
Excalibur
C
Durendal
D
Ascalon
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2

Electric, fuel cell, gravity, Wankel are all types of what?

A
Batteries legal for Motocross
B
Formula Three power tweaks
C
Go-kart engines
D
Radiator cooling systems
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3

What word is used to describe an illegal hunt of game or fish?

A
Scramble
B
Poach
C
Boil
D
Benedict
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4

Which play, based on a story of apparent patricide, caused riots when first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on 26 January 1907, where it was described as "a vile and inhuman story told in the foulest language we have ever listened to from a public platform"?

A
"The Playboy of the Western World" by John Millington Synge
B
"Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett
C
"Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey
D
"Long Day's Journey Into Night" by Eugene O'Neill
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5

In the far past it has been a very large lake but is currently a brackish lagoon, the neck leading to the sea being bridged by the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge and carrying the second-largest city in its country. What is it called?

A
Blue Lagoon, Turkey
B
Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil
C
Glenrock Lagoon, Australia
D
Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
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6

What is taphophobia the fear of?

A
Grass
B
Graves
C
Garages
D
Goblins
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7

Who was the leader of the Peasant's Revolt in England in 1381?

A
Wat Tyler
B
Jethro Tull
C
Perkin Warbeck
D
Henry Tolpuddle
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