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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 August 2015

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1

What office did James Schlessinger not hold in 1973 under US President Richard Ford?

A
Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission
B
Secretary of Defense
C
Director of Central Intelligence
D
Secretary of Energy
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2

What do sarcococca, hamamelis, and mahonia have in common?

A
They are types of coffee
B
They are malformations of the spine
C
They are winter-flowering sweet smelling plants
D
They are all animals native to Noumea
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3

In Greek legend, who was the son of Daedalus who fell to his death?

A
Jason
B
Hercules
C
Sisyphus
D
Icarus
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4

Which of these countries would you go to, to stand on a bank of the Danube River?

A
Georgia
B
Portugal
C
England
D
Hungary
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5

Which of these terms is used in a game of Go?

A
Gammon
B
Mate
C
Kings row
D
Eye
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6

What is meant by the term "Lèse Majesté"?

A
Lying about and relaxing like a King
B
Crime against the sovereign or state
C
Bowing to someone of higher status
D
The duties and obligations of a peer of a realm
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7

Paul Galdone illustrated a series of children's books written by Eve Titus about a mouse called what?

A
Ratatouille
B
Anatole
C
Fievel
D
Mrs Brisby
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