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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 August 2015

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1

Historically, silicosis was recognised as a common industrial disease of which of these professions?

A
Painter
B
Miner
C
Electrician
D
Stone mason
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2

Violet Carson made her last appearance as Ena Sharples in 1980 in which British TV series?

A
Coronation Street
B
Big Brother
C
The Professionals
D
Z Cars
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3

Who played with the "Runaways" and the "Blackhearts"?

A
Joan Jett
B
Suzi Quatro
C
Cilla Black
D
Courtney Love
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4

In Greek mythology, Croesus was known for what?

A
Wisdom
B
Fables
C
Adventuring
D
Wealth
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5

Some parts of the Amazon rainforest are being devastated by activities, including deposits of mercury, as part of what?

A
Gold mining
B
Timber extraction
C
Marijuana cultivation
D
Farming
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6

What is the name of the international cricket ground in Brisbane, Australia?

A
The Gabba
B
Lords
C
Abbafield
D
The Oval
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7

What is a florin?

A
A mediaeval German musical instrument
B
A discrete part of a composite flower
C
A coin used in various countries in Europe and some of their colonies
D
A young citizen of Florence, Italy
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