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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 January 2015

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1

What kind of film is director/writer Jacques Tati known for?

A
Comedy
B
Film noir
C
Westerns
D
Musicals
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2

Which of these is an instrument with a glass tube which is incompletely filled with a liquid designed to indicate whether a surface is level or plumb?

A
Spirit level
B
Ghost flat
C
Medium high
D
Unfilled phantom
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3

Approximately how many years ago is it thought that humans (of the species homo sapiens) arrived on the Australian continent?

A
12,000
B
6,000
C
At least 50,000
D
240,000
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4

Which British playwright won the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature?

A
Alan Ayckbourn
B
Tom Stoppard
C
Michael Frayn
D
Harold Pinter
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5

In 2015 the Dakar Rally includes classes for cars, motorbikes, and which other?

A
Motor sleighs
B
Runners
C
Trucks and quadbikes
D
Go-karts
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6

Which of these is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format?

A
Four Ray
B
Sting Ray
C
Blu Ray
D
X Ray
Select from the options above.
7

What is the greatest distance between the capitals of two sovereign countries that share a border?

A
Beijing, People's Republic of China and Hanoi, Vietnam
B
Paris, France, and Madrid, Spain
C
Pyongyang, North Korea and Moscow, Russia
D
Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brasília, Brazil
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