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General Knowledge Quiz for 19 August 2015

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1

Which of these North American deserts is the driest on average?

A
Mojave Desert
B
Yuma Desert
C
Great Basin Desert
D
Chihuahuan Desert
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2

What science does Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation, Sherlock Holmes, practise?

A
Necromancy
B
Building construction
C
Detection
D
Garden design
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3

Which of these is a name for a dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic?

A
Tiramisu
B
Lassi
C
Hummus
D
Vichyssoise
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4

Which animal has very low metabolic rates and a quarter of the muscle tissue of animals of similar size, and whose hair grows in a direction opposite to that of its extremities?

A
Alligator
B
Coatimundi
C
Sloth
D
Gorilla
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5

Where is it a traditional 'sport' to stand on a beach and throw a rope with a weight at the end to catch birds when they return from foraging at sea?

A
Bosnia
B
Nauru
C
Switzerland
D
Nyasaland
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6

What is the oldest surviving book printed using movable metal type?

A
The Auspicious Tantra of All-Reaching Union, China, sometime 1139-93 AD
B
Gutenberg's Bible, Germany, 1455 AD
C
Records of Jingde County, China, 1298 AD
D
The Jikji, Korea, 1377 AD
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7

What is the only sequel to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

A
The Godfather Part II
B
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
C
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
D
Oceans Twelve
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