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General Knowledge Quiz for 24 July 2015

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What was the alliance of Eastern European nations, the counterpart of NATO, during the Cold War?

A
Arab League
B
Nordic Council
C
European Economic Community
D
Warsaw Pact
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2

Copacabana Beach is close to which city?

A
Rio de Janeiro
B
Athens
C
Nassau
D
Nice
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3

In Euclidean geometry what is the definition of a triangle?

A
Quarter of a square
B
A polygon
C
A two-dimensional plane determined by any three points
D
A shape containing at least three angles
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4

What is the generic name for all of the greater festivals of the Christian Church?

A
Sacraments
B
Red letter days
C
Stations of the Cross
D
Annunciation days
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5

The following is an extract from what work? "Lo! where the Giant on the mountain stands, His blood-red tresses deep'ning in the sun, With death-shot glowing in his fiery hands, And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon".

A
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron
B
"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare
C
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
D
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"by J. K. Rowling.
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6

What NZ thoroughbred racehorse, foaled in 1925 by the brood mare Marsa and the sire of Phar Lap, was the first horse to win both the Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate in the same year?

A
Phar Lap
B
Night Raid
C
Nightmarch
D
White Nose
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7

Which 19th century American author went to sea aged 17 in a whaler, deserted twice, was captured by cannibals and joined a man of war before writing novels such as "White Jacket" and "Billy Budd"?

A
Tom Wolfe
B
Jack London
C
Ernest Hemingway
D
Herman Melville
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