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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 March 2015

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1

What was reported as being from ancient Greece by authors Lynn and Gray Poole in their "History of the Ancient Games", after they saw it carved on a stone when visiting Delphi In the 1950s?

A
The Olympic rings
B
The Coca Cola trademark
C
The Nike "swoosh"
D
The motto "Ars Gratia Artis"
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2

Who was twice the prime minister of Jamaica between 1972 and 1992?

A
Gough Whitlam
B
Chris Patten
C
Michael Manley
D
Ian Smith
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3

According to the Bible, which one of Eve's sons killed his brother?

A
Seth
B
Abel
C
Adam
D
Cain
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4

According to a short story by Washington Irving (1819), who escaped his nagging wife by wandering into New York's Catskill Mountains, fell asleep, and returned to his village, where he found that 20 years had passed?

A
Johnny Appleseed
B
Rumpelstiltskin
C
John Brown
D
Rip Van Winkle
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5

What is a specialised stem, leaf or petiole with a threadlike shape that is used by climbing plants for support and attachment, usually by twining around whatever it touches?

A
Pantogram
B
Klingon
C
Tentacle
D
Tendril
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6

In what situation would an aubade be played?

A
Outside somebody's window or door at dawn as a courtly love song to wake them up
B
By a shepherd in hills of the Auvergne
C
By a rooster first thing in the morning
D
In the brass section of an orchestra
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7

The two main islands of which country are known as "the North Island" and "the South Island"?

A
New Zealand
B
United Kingdom
C
Singapore
D
South Korea
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