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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 December 2014

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1

Who developed the most widely used system of shorthand, which he proposed in "Stenographic Soundhand" in 1837?

A
Isaac Pitman
B
Gene Kelly
C
Roy Rogers
D
Martin Luther
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2

What did Shakespeare compare "Katharina" to?

A
Horse
B
Pig
C
Shrew
D
Elephant
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3

What country lies to north of the Republic of Chad?

A
The Republic of Sudan
B
The State of Libya
C
The Central African Republic
D
The Republic of Niger
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4

What was the name given to Barbary pirates who raided ships in the Mediterranean and the south European coast from bases on the north coast of Africa?

A
Boarders
B
Corvettes
C
Privateers
D
Corsairs
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5

Which of these is a footballer who married a Spice Girl?

A
David Beckham
B
Enrico Caruso
C
Neville Chamberlain
D
Ringo Starr
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6

A magpie is a member of which of these bird families?

A
Lark
B
Crow
C
Woodpecker
D
Swallow
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7

Which of these is a type of rice?

A
Basmati
B
Lassi
C
Zapata
D
Isis
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