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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 August 2015

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1

Which Italian island in the Mediterranean is to the south of Corsica?

A
Malta
B
Sardinia
C
Crete
D
Tasmania
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2

Who wrote under the pseudonym of "Elia" and, with his sister Mary, wrote "Tales From Shakespeare"?

A
Christopher Marlowe
B
Ben Jonson
C
Charles Lamb
D
James Boswell
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3

What is the name for the period of French history from 2 December 1852 (when Napoleon III became Emperor) to 4 September 1870 (when the Third Republic was set up after the Battle of Sedan)?

A
Brotherhood
B
The Third Republic
C
Liberation
D
Second Empire
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4

Wackford Squeers, headmaster of "Dotheboys Hall", appears in which book by Charles Dickens?

A
The Old Curiosity Shop
B
Nicholas Nickleby
C
Oliver Twist
D
The Pickwick Papers
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5

What word is applied to the cutting down of trees in, e.g., the Amazon basin?

A
Deforestation
B
Deforestkelley
C
Deflowering
D
Treefenestration
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6

In which of these would the Coriolis effect be most apparent?

A
Storm systems
B
Magnetism at the North or South Pole
C
In the Aurora Borealis
D
Water draining down a sink plug hole
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7

Kelly Slater and Layne Beachley are multi world champions in which sport?

A
Gymnastics
B
Canoeing
C
High Jump
D
Surfing
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