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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 April 2015

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1

Who wrote "Lady Windermere's Fan", "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

A
William Shakespeare
B
Christopher Marlowe
C
Oscar Wilde
D
Tom Stoppard
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2

The winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 1987, Babette's Feast, was set in, and filmed by, what country?

A
Belgium
B
France
C
Denmark
D
Spain
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3

What is the name for two collections of lymphoid tissues, one on either side of the throat, level with the base of the tongue?

A
Nostrils
B
Tonsils
C
Tracheae
D
Thoraces
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4

How does a traditional military bugler change pitch?

A
Valves
B
Change in embouchure
C
Capo
D
Mute
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5

Immediately prior to the United States Congress activated in 1789, the governing body was called what?

A
Continental Congress of the United Colonies
B
United States Congress under the Articles of Confederation
C
Parliament of America
D
The Witenagemot of the United States
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6

This city was a frequent target of pirates in the early years of its European founding, for a time was keen to secede from the country of which it is currently the second largest city, and is still staunchly independent; which city is it?

A
Maracaibo, Venezuela
B
Montevideo, Argentina
C
Havana, Cuba
D
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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7

What was Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra quoted as saying after Manchester United beat Arsenal in the Champions League in May 2009?

A
It was 11 men against 11 babies?
B
We knocked the bastard off
C
It was a game of two halves
D
Never on a Sunday
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