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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 December 2014

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1

Who is referred to by the "Ig" in Ig Nobel prizes?

A
Ichabod Crane
B
Ignatius Loyola
C
No-one, it is a pun to parody the more famous Nobel prize
D
Iggy Pop
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2

Which city was founded in 1624 as a commercial trading post by the Dutch, who called it New Amsterdam, and was a nation's capital from 1785 until 1790?

A
New York
B
Boston
C
Philadelphia
D
Richmond
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3

What sport is played with mallets with handles 52 in long, on a field measuring 300 x 160 yards?

A
Quoits
B
Croquet
C
Softball
D
Polo
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4

What name is given to the death of tissue due to failure of the blood supply?

A
Necrosis
B
Necrophilia
C
Necromania
D
Necromancy
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5

In a coup in 2006, who seized power in Fiji?

A
Frank Bainimarama
B
Mahendra Chaudhry
C
Sitiveni Rabuka
D
George Speight
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6

Which film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger was about a young ballet dancer who defies the producer by being in love with a composer, and starred Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann and Marius Goring?

A
Tales Of Hoffman
B
Stairway To Heaven
C
The Red Shoes
D
Spectre Of The Rose
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7

What would you expect if you asked for Focaccia in an Italian restaurant?

A
Cheese
B
Bread
C
Pasta
D
Mushrooms
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