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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 May 2015

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During World War II, most of the collection of the National Gallery of British Art was put into storage. How was protection given to a very large painting by Stanley Spencer?

A
An iron shed was built around it
B
A pit was dug and it was lowered into it
C
It was taken through a tunnel to the Victoria Underground station on the Victoria Line
D
A brick wall was built in front of it
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2

Where has the international competition The Golden Shears been held since 1961?

A
Karoonda, Australia
B
Aberystwyth, Wales
C
Finchley, England
D
Masterton, New Zealand
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3

When is the Rabbinical Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, observed?

A
On the 15th day of Elul
B
5 days before Yom Kippur
C
163 days after the first day of Passover
D
On the 1st day of Elul
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4

What, if decreased, will lower the boiling point of water?

A
Altitude
B
Pressure
C
Salt content
D
Temperature
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5

King Kamehameha V, Walter M. Gibson, Queen Liliʻuokalani, John L. Stevens, Sanford Dole and James Henderson Blount were figures in the history of which area in the late 19th century?

A
Tonga
B
Hawaii
C
Fiji
D
Guatemala
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6

What is Thailand's largest island?

A
Ko Kut
B
Phuket
C
Ko Lanta Yai
D
Ko Chang
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7

Which German composer wrote 16 operas including "Salome", "Electra" and "Der Rosenkavalier"?

A
Johannes Brahms
B
Carl Orff
C
Paul Hindemith
D
Richard Strauss
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