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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 October 2015

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1

What is a point of significance about the summit of Mount Chimborazo in the Ecuadorean Andes?

A
High deposits of sea shells
B
It is the lowest summit in the Andes mountains
C
It is the site of an important Aztec fortress
D
It is the point on the Earth's surface most distant from its centre
Select from the options above.
2

In the mid 1990s what major fossil discovery was made in Liaoning, China?

A
The first mushroom genus described from the fossil record
B
Well-preserved fossils of feathered dinosaurs
C
The first evidence of pre-Cambrian animal life, fossils with delicate tissue
D
The earliest known vertebrate
Select from the options above.
3

The 2014 Man Booker Prize, the first to be open to any full length novel written in the English language and not just to those from the UK Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe, was awarded in October to which writer?

A
Richard Flanagan, Tasmania, Australia
B
Karen Joy Fowler, USA
C
Howard Jacobson, UK
D
Neel Mukherjee, UK
Select from the options above.
4

When Michael Clarke resigned his captaincy of the Australian team in the course of a 2015 competition between Australia and the UK, to take effect when the series was finished, what sport were the teams competing in?

A
Rowing
B
Rugby
C
Cricket
D
Spelling
Select from the options above.
5

Which British organisation, started in 1939 under Basil Dean and disbanded in 1946, represented the mobilisation of the entertainment industry?

A
ENSA
B
Old Vic
C
Maori Concert Party
D
The Troupers
Select from the options above.
6

What is a doppelgänger?

A
A lookalike
B
A noisy party
C
A German railway worker
D
A group of motorcyclists
Select from the options above.
7

Which of these is not a type of broomstick mentioned in the Harry Potter books?

A
Twigger
B
Oakshaft
C
Sunstriker
D
Moontrimmer
Select from the options above.
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