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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 August 2015

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1

What are pinking shears usually used for?

A
To clip wool round a sheep's head
B
To cut material, so as to minimize fraying
C
To make Christmas decorations
D
To cut pink flowers
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2

Apart from a board marked in squares what do the players of the strategy game, Go, need to play a game?

A
Black and white stones
B
Thirty-two black and white counters
C
Two numbered dice and 16 pegs
D
A pack of 53 cards and 20 counters
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3

What is the next number in the series 1, 16, 81, 256, 625?

A
4096
B
2401
C
1296
D
1269
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4

The US satirical TV series is what Park?

A
South
B
North
C
East
D
West
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5

English is a subsidiary official language of India: what is the main official language?

A
Tamil
B
Urdu
C
Hindi
D
Hindustani
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6

The version of Magna Carta signed by King John of England at Runnymede was annulled shortly afterwards by Pope Innocent III; who issued the version which then survived to become the basis of much of modern Western law?

A
William III
B
Henry II
C
Edward I
D
Henry III
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7

Which Russian composer wrote the ballets "The Firebird", "Petrouchka" and "the Rite of Spring"?

A
Igor Stravinsky
B
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
C
Modest Mussorgsky
D
Sergei Rachmaninoff
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