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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 July 2015

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A German naturalist and artist, working latterly in the Netherlands, creating seminal paintings of flora and fauna including the full cycle of an insect in its plant and other context, was who?

A
Pedanius Dioscorides (c. 40 – 90 AD)
B
Ephraim Chambers (c.1680 – 1740)
C
Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717)
D
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707 – 1788)
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2

Who wrote "The Sheep Pig", that was made into the film "Babe"?

A
Raymond Briggs
B
Dick King-Smith
C
Helen Cresswell
D
Roald Dahl
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3

What is the name of the front, slightly raised area, of a saddle?

A
Pomander
B
Pommes frites
C
Pompom
D
Pommel
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4

The first English prince to bear the title "Prince of Wales" eventually became which King?

A
Edward II
B
Henry III
C
Richard II
D
Edward I
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5

In 1962, retired American racing driver Carroll Shelby got a licence to import a British sports car made by AC Motors of England and installed an American Ford engine rather than its original Bristol engine. He introduced the car to the American public as what model of car?

A
Boa
B
Anaconda
C
Cobra
D
Asp
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6

The cities of Benghazi and Tripoli are in which country?

A
Egypt
B
Ethiopia
C
Morocco
D
Libya
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7

Spa-Francorchamps, Suzuka and Yas Marina share what in common?

A
They host major annual marine expos
B
They are popular works of sport-based fiction
C
They are circuits in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship
D
They are centres for cheese production
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