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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 September 2015

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1

Which one of these flightless birds would be most likely to be tall enough to be able to walk over the others?

A
Takahe
B
Kiwi
C
Cassowary
D
Ostrich
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2

A popular understanding is that The White House in Washington DC was painted white to cover what damage?

A
Earthquake of 1805
B
Burning by the British in 1812
C
Paint-throwing during the Slave-owners' Uprising of 1860
D
Confederate Army attack during the American Civil War, 1862
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3

What is a monsoon?

A
Hurricane winds
B
Torrential rain
C
A major wind system that reverses its direction seasonally, often accompanied by rain
D
Rain to break a drought
Select from the options above.
4

Papagena is a character in which opera?

A
Die Fledermaus
B
Don Giovanni
C
Cosi Fan Tutte
D
The Magic Flute
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5

What links American Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) and James Wyld (1812-1887) MP for Bodmin, UK?

A
They claimed their spirits mutually manifested during spiritualist séances
B
Papers discussing the acceptability of Darwin's theories of evolution in religious movements
C
An exchange of letters concerning experiments in homeopathy
D
Giant scale models of the Earth
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6

What is a pinetum?

A
A garden dedicated to pines
B
Someone who is very hungry
C
A bonsai pine tree
D
An asteroid in the main belt
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7

Which tennis tournament runs for 14 days from late June to early July, ending with the men's singles final on a Sunday?

A
Australian Open
B
French Open
C
U.S. Open
D
Wimbledon
Select from the options above.
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