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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 November 2014

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1

The Kalahari Desert is on which continent?

A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Europe
D
Australia
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2

What was the name given to the irregular mounted troops raised for service in Cuba by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish American war?

A
Roughriders
B
Teddy's Cavalry
C
Chindits
D
Cossacks
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3

Which of these words refers to a name used to hide an individual's real identity?

A
Demonym
B
Acronym
C
Synonym
D
Pseudonym
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4

Who destroyed the Temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem?

A
Caesar
B
Nero
C
Herod
D
Nebuchadnezzar
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5

Which of these is not a type of oak tree?

A
Ring-cupped
B
English
C
Turkey
D
Austrian
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6

On 16 January 1991 all major TV networks in the USA were pre-empted directly after the evening news broadcast to allow for what?

A
To follow events as the volcano Hekla erupts on Iceland
B
Coverage of the first steps and shots in the Gulf War
C
Discussion of video of the beating of motorist Rodney King by police in Los Angeles, California
D
Coverage of the beginning of a 13 day visit to the USA by the monarch of the UK
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7

A famous round-robin chess tournament, one of the first super tournaments, was conducted in Hastings in England from August 5 to September 2 of what year?

A
1927
B
1841
C
1851
D
1895
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