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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 November 2014

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The National Gallery of British Art, built on the site of Millbank Prison and opened in 1897, became commonly known as the Tate Gallery. What was it officially renamed in 2000, and now displays only historical and contemporary British art?

A
Tate Britain
B
Guildhall Art Gallery
C
National Portrait Gallery
D
Barbican Art Gallery
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2

What is the city, founded in the 8th century AD and for more than 400 years a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual centre for the Islamic world until it was destroyed by the Mongols in 1258?

A
Isfahan, Iran
B
Mosul, Iraq
C
Baghdad, Iraq
D
Aleppo, Syria
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3

What leaves relieve pain caused by stinging nettle?

A
Oak
B
Bay
C
Laurel
D
Dock
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4

Which of these are worn on the shoulders?

A
Braces
B
Cuff links
C
Gaiters
D
Epaulettes
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5

Which of these did not characterise the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the first post World War II games?

A
The Olympic flame failed to light until the third try
B
Two different hockey teams claimed to represent the USA
C
The Olympic flag presented at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp was stolen, as was its replacement
D
Athletes from Germany and Japan were not invited
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6

Which country in Southeast Asia, and bordering Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei, consists of 13 states and 3 Federal Territories which are separated by the South China Sea into two regions?

A
Philippines
B
Cambodia
C
Malaysia
D
Laos
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7

The title of what song is on Dean Martin's gravestone?

A
I Ain't Drunk (I'm Just Drinkin')
B
(I Did It) My Way
C
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
D
I'm Dreamin' of a White Christmas
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