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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 February 2015

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1

What is another name for shingles?

A
Hermes zoroastra
B
Herpes zoster
C
Sprach zarathustra
D
Mild catoniasta
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2

What satirical musical by Kyle Jarrow about L. Ron Hubbard that pokes fun at his science fiction writing and personal beliefs, was originally presented in 2003 in New York City by Les Freres Corbusier (winning an Obie Award) and received a Garland Award for the director for the 2004 Los Angeles production?

A
Battlefield Earth
B
Dianetics, the E-meter, Thetans, and the story of Xenu
C
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant
D
Ole Doc Methuselah
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3

At the awards for "The Best of the Booker", a special prize awarded in commemoration of the Booker Prize's 40th anniversary, it was noted that two authors had won the Booker twice, J.M. Coetzee and who else?

A
A S Byatt
B
Salman Rushdie
C
Peter Carey
D
Margaret Atwood
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4

The coldest temperature recorded in Canada was -63 °C (-81.4 F) on 3 February 1947; where was it?

A
Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia
B
Eureka, Nunavut
C
Snag, Yukon
D
Vancouver, British Columbia
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5

What government system is in place in Lesotho, an enclave in the Republic of South Africa?

A
Parliamentary or constitutional monarchy
B
Republic
C
Plutocracy
D
Dictatorship
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6

At which racecourse would you find Beecher's Brook and Canal Turn?

A
Brand's Hatch
B
Aintree
C
Silverstone
D
Epsom
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7

"Silverside" is a cut of what?

A
Beef
B
Wood
C
Crystal
D
Hair
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