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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 August 2015

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1

What was the name of the group formed in London in February 1944 to plan the invasion of Europe under General Dwight D Eisenhower?

A
SHAPE
B
SHAEF
C
SPECTRE
D
SMERSH
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2

Who wrote the children's books centred round Dr Doolittle?

A
Hugh Lofting
B
Hugh Grant
C
Hugh Walpole
D
Hugh Laurie
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3

Which one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus is the only one found in the New World (i.e. Mexico, across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina)?

A
Tiger
B
Jaguar
C
Lion
D
Leopard
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4

In "The Sound of Music", which of these items did not feature in Maria's list of "Favourite Things"?

A
Kitten whiskers
B
Lambswool
C
Kettles
D
Small horses
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5

Where is Petra, an archaeological site with rock-cut architecture and designated a World Heritage Site 1985, that was built by the Nabataeans as their capital city around 100 BC?

A
Iraq
B
Egypt
C
Jordan
D
Greece
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6

What is the name for the ceremonial meal which breaks the fast each evening in Ramadan?

A
Maghrib
B
Eid al-Fitr
C
Iftaar
D
Suhur
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7

What board game released in 1981 was created by Scott Abbott and Chris Haney, with the help of John Haney and Ed Werner?

A
Scrabble
B
Monopoly
C
Trivial Pursuit
D
Cluedo
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