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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 September 2014

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In what present day countries did the federation of Hausa kingdoms flourish in the 14th to 19th centuries?

A
Mongolia and China
B
Turkey and Iraq
C
India and Bangladesh
D
Niger and Chad
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2

Who or what was the plant, the dahlia, named after?

A
Anders Dahl, student of botanist Carl Linnaeus
B
Roald Dahl, writer
C
An Indian food, the staple food of the botanist at the time he discovered the plant
D
A Luxembourg village where the plant was cultivated after being introduced to Europe
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3

In 2005, which championship had rounds in England, USA, France, Belgium, Turkey, Monaco, Germany, Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia, Italy, Spain, Canada, Hungary, Brazil, Japan and China?

A
Squash
B
Formula 1
C
Baseball
D
Polo
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4

Fossilised remains of a member of which extinct paleolithic race with heavy brow ridges and receding forehead were discovered in 1856?

A
Cro-Magnon
B
Neanderthal
C
Heidelberg Man
D
Rhodesian Man
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5

What word would you use to describe someone who sees sound?

A
Syncretist
B
Synchronous
C
Synaesthesia
D
Synthesiser
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6

In which century was the Suez Canal opened?

A
17th
B
12th
C
21st
D
19th
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7

Which figure from Scottish history was played by Mel Gibson in a 1995 film?

A
William Wallace
B
Robbie Burns
C
Bonny Prince Charlie
D
Alexander Fleming
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