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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 August 2014

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1

Why are Angel Falls, Venezuela, so called?

A
They are extremely high
B
They were discovered by James Angel
C
People have jumped to their death there
D
They are pretty, and suitable as a home for angels
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2

In 1508-9 the British-born Venetian explorer Sebastian Cabot led one of the first European expeditions to the north of North America to find what?

A
The Arctic Circle
B
Hudson Bay
C
Greenland
D
Northwest Passage
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3

Which of these is not an alternative name for a wolverine?

A
Skunk bear
B
Glutton
C
Capybara
D
Carcajou
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4

What striking and fielding team game, originating in England and known in Ireland as cluiche corr, is played between two teams alternating between batting and fielding and involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a round bat and then running around four bases in order to score?

A
Softball
B
Rounders
C
Cricket
D
Curling
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5

Which of these comes closest to the usually accepted meaning of a piece of theatre?

A
A football scissor kick
B
A musical play
C
An election speech
D
A proposal of marriage
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6

Sylvie Simmons, Jann Wenner, Lester Bangs and Jon Landau are all known as what?

A
Olympic gold medallists
B
Music journalists
C
Indy car racing drivers
D
Sculptors
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7

The miners affected by the 2012 strike and massacre in Marikana, South Africa, were workers from what type of mine?

A
Manganese
B
Diamond
C
Platinum
D
Iron ore
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