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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 September 2015

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This was used first as a spice by the Chinese, throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe, and was still popular in the 18th century as an ingredient in hot chocolate; what was it?

A
Nard
B
Bell pepper
C
Asafoetida
D
Ambergris
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2

How was Marie Antoinette killed?

A
Eaten by ants
B
Shot
C
Guillotined
D
Drowned
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3

In what country was Johnny Depp, at least until May 2015, filming the 5th chapter in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series?

A
Australia
B
New Zealand
C
Barbados
D
The Canary Islands
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4

What is Britain's richest horse race in 2015?

A
Epsom Derby
B
Cheltenham Gold Cup
C
Grand National
D
1,000 Guineas
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5

Despite being no longer generally considered a true planet Pluto has its own moons; which of these is not one of them?

A
Triton
B
Charon
C
Nix
D
Styx
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6

What Is the title of Somerset Maugham's book that is based on the life of Paul Gauguin?

A
The Quiet American
B
The Old Man and the Sea
C
The Moon and Sixpence
D
The Ipcress File
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7

The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, established 1995, contains a major untouched coral reef system and has seen major reestablishment of marine stocks and variety: where is it ?

A
East coast of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico
B
Off the cast of Vigo, Spain
C
Gulf of Paria, Venezuela
D
Moro Gulf, Philippines
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