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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 September 2015

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1

What is the variety of coffee bean grown almost exclusively world-wide?

A
Coffea liberica
B
Coffea robusta
C
Coffea arabica
D
Coffea brassii
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2

Cricketer W G Grace, a first-class cricketer from 1865 to 1908, was a member of what profession?

A
Accountant
B
Surveyor
C
Doctor
D
Architect
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3

"Saki" was the pen-name of which Scottish short story writer who was killed during World War I?

A
Edgar Allen Poe
B
Somerset Maugham
C
H. H. Munro
D
Guy de Maupassant
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4

In 1819 Venezuelan Simon Bolivar became the first President, and, except for a brief retirement, remained so until his death in 1830, of which republic?

A
Gran Colombia
B
Bolivia
C
Venezuela
D
Peru
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5

The character "Eliza Doolittle" in "My Fair Lady" was originally created by whom?

A
Oscar Wilde
B
Christopher Marlowe
C
James Joyce
D
George Bernard Shaw
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6

It is believed that which building stands on the site of temples built successively by Micah, Zerubbabel and Herod in Jerusalem?

A
The Good Shepherd Hotel
B
The Mosque of Omar
C
Basilica of the Knights Templar
D
Ibn Marwan Mosque
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7

Why was the bougainvillea plant given that name?

A
The flower was fashionable wear when dancing
B
The botanist who described it was on a ship commanded by Admiral de Bougainville
C
It was a favourite plant of pirates
D
It was unattractive
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