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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 June 2015

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1

What is the name Atahualpa associated with?

A
A species of avocado
B
A volcano which erupted in 1560 CE
C
Aztec emperor
D
Emperor of the Incas when the Spanish conquerors arrived in South America
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2

Who had a number 1 hit in 1990 with "Opposites Attract"?

A
Whitney Houston
B
Madonna
C
Alannah Myles
D
Paula Abdul
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3

Which of these words best describes Cornwall, England?

A
Duchy
B
Principality
C
Republic
D
Dictatorship
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4

Who was president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), when, on 28 May 1928, the FIFA Congress in Amsterdam decided to stage a world championship?

A
Juan Antonio Samaranch
B
Jules Rimet
C
Pierre de Coubertin
D
Lord Kinnaird
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5

Which of the following is an alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes containing lead, tin or iron?

A
Brass
B
Bronze
C
Aluminium
D
Tungsten
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6

The next in the sequence - Michael Ramsey, Donald Coggan, Robert Runcie - is...?

A
Rowan Williams
B
George Carey
C
Justin Welby
D
Frederick Temple
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7

From 1985 onwards, Mikhail Gorbachev introduced the policies of "glasnost" and "perestroika" in an attempt to modernise the country. What do these two words mean?

A
Fat and Happy
B
Peace and Love
C
Openness and Restructuring
D
Death and Glory
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