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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 September 2015

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1

The name of a 19th century Warden of New College, Oxford, UK, is given to which play on words, deliberate or not, in which corresponding sounds are switched between words?

A
Malapropism
B
Spoonerism
C
Bowdlerising
D
Chiasmus
Select from the options above.
2

Which is a security agency administered by the Ministry of Justice in Japan ?

A
The Public Security Intelligence Agency
B
National Security Agency (NSA)
C
Security Intelligence Service (SIS)
D
The Mossad
Select from the options above.
3

Under what name did Mrs. Middleton Murray publish works such as "The Garden Party", "The Dove's Nest" and "Something Childish"?

A
George Eliot
B
Katherine Mansfield
C
Virginia Woolf
D
Stormy Tempest
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4

What was the purpose of the English "Navigation Act" of 1651?

A
To build a canal network throughout England and Wales
B
To effectively close the English Channel to all but British ships
C
To prevent import of goods except in British ships, or ships of the country of origin
D
To ensure that British Naval captains were properly qualified
Select from the options above.
5

The organising committee of the 1960 Winter Olympic games decided to exclude which sport due to the expense of building a track?

A
Ice Hockey
B
Skeleton
C
Speed Skating
D
Bobsleigh
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6

Symptoms of what disease include fever, shivering, joint pain, vomiting, anaemia, hemoglobinuria, retinal damage, and convulsions, with cyclical occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigour, fever and sweating?

A
Polio
B
Jaundice
C
Malaria
D
Measles
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7

Which of these plays by Shakespeare was set in England?

A
Hamlet
B
Julius Caesar
C
Romeo and Juliet
D
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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