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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 January 2015

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1

What is the surname of the father and son actors Kirk and Michael?

A
Franklin
B
Douglas
C
Dillard
D
Caine
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2

The Pan-American Highway, a network of roads nearly 48,000 km (29,800 miles) long links the mainland nations of the Americas in a connected highway system, except for an 87 km (54 mile) stretch called what?

A
Baja Trench
B
Patagonian Canal Region
C
DariƩn Gap
D
Brazilian Rain Forest
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3

A tropical plant that grows several feet high, with a large fleshy root that contains an acrid milk juice, poisonous in its natural form, produces from the juice, extracted under pressure and purified, a staple foodstuff called what?

A
Sago
B
Cornflour
C
Tapioca
D
Cassava
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4

What does the ancient name for Egypt mean in modern Greek?

A
Two straits
B
Chemistry
C
Below the Aegean
D
Coptic
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5

What was the cause of the sinking of the German battleship the "Admiral Graf Spee"?

A
A single shell from the British ship "Ajax"
B
Her captain sank her
C
An aerial torpedo attack launched from land
D
It ran aground on a submerged reef
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6

Which TV detective lived in a static caravan?

A
Poirot
B
Columbo
C
Rockford
D
Kojak
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7

Which team beat Australia 34 - 20 in the Rugby League World Cup final in 2008?

A
England
B
New Zealand
C
South Africa
D
France
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