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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 March 2015

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1

What is a "cowslip"?

A
A flowering plant of the genus Primula
B
Clothing for cattle
C
Soup made from cows' heads
D
A type of milking shed
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2

Which river runs through the town where Shakespeare was born?

A
Avon
B
Po
C
Seine
D
Tiber
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3

The 2013-4 MacRobertson Shield international competition, hosted in New Zealand, was in what sport?

A
Cricket
B
Croquet
C
Bowls
D
Boules
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4

Which of these novelists was born in South Africa?

A
Keri Hulme
B
Michael Ondaatje
C
J. M. Coetzee
D
Ngaio Marsh
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5

What is a quid pro quo?

A
A chunk of tobacco
B
Something in return
C
Demonstration of proof in an argument
D
Sponsorship
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6

Prolonged deep-sea diving was first made possible in Europe by the invention of a diving bell in what century?

A
18th
B
17th
C
19th
D
16th
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7

Which painter was particularly known for depicting the fête galantes of 17th and 18th century France?

A
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806)
B
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
C
Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)
D
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805)
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