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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 August 2015

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Which Spanish author served as a soldier at Lepanto (where he lost the use of his left hand), was captured by pirates in 1575 and imprisoned in Algiers until 1580, and was then employed in government work in Madrid?

A
San Juan de la Cruz
B
Miguel Cervantes
C
El Cid
D
Francisco Franco
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2

The city previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople is in what modern day country?

A
Laos
B
Canada
C
Bermuda
D
Turkey
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3

Normally, a string quintet contains how many violins?

A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4
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4

Which one of these fungi might be safe to eat without ill effect?

A
Little White Mushroom
B
Death Cap
C
Destroying Angel
D
Trumpet of Death
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5

Which of these horse races does not form part of The Triple Crown in the USA?

A
Kentucky Derby
B
Alabama Stakes
C
Preakness Stakes
D
Belmont Stakes
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6

The Beatles spell what letters in semaphore on the cover of their "Help!" album?

A
H E L P
B
N U J V
C
S O S !
D
E A T H
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7

What phrase used by the US during the Cold War to justify American intervention around the world, suggested that if any country came under the influence of communism, the surrounding countries would follow?

A
Cold War
B
Good Neighbours
C
Domino Theory
D
The Grand Design
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