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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 March 2015

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1

Where and when was the 1st Summer Universiade held?

A
Turin, Italy, 1959
B
Paris, France, 1923
C
Warsaw, Poland 1924
D
Prague, Czecholslovakia, 1947
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2

A drink dating from the 15th century and particularly popular in the 18th, was regarded as a health-giving drink and good for hangovers. It contained milk, spices and ale or other alcohol; what was it called?

A
Posset
B
Syllabub
C
Dragée
D
Kumis
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3

On what does the cast of Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical "Starlight Express" perform?

A
Roller skates
B
Ice skates
C
Model railway engines
D
Chairs
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4

Historically, anthrax was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

A
Electrician
B
Miner
C
Wool sorter
D
Stone mason
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5

The shores of the African continent are variously on the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and which other body of water?

A
The Black Sea
B
The Red Sea
C
The Persian Gulf
D
The Adriatic Sea
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6

Who was appointed to the post of Poet Laureate of the UK in May 2009?

A
Pam Ayres
B
Andrew Motion
C
J K Rowling
D
Carol Ann Duffy
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7

Josephus who lived in the 1st century AD was a military commander and scholar but is now known more for his work as what?

A
Doctor
B
Historian
C
Politician
D
Orator
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