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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 October 2015

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What is one of the terms for a type of mediaeval base coin made elsewhere but circulating in England, and made illegal there in 1299 CE?

A
Base Florin
B
Double Eagle Omega
C
Henning Nickel
D
Pollard
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2

Which club won the 1992-1993 UEFA Champions League, the first since being rebranded from the European Champion Clubs' Cup?

A
Olympique de Marseille
B
FC Barcelona
C
Real Madrid
D
A.C. Milan
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3

How is present "sea level", the base level for measuring elevation and depth, determined?

A
The lowest measured resting sea level in the area in the previous 20 years
B
The highest measured resting sea level in the area in the previous 10 years
C
The average of hourly measurements of sea level over a period of 19 years
D
The average of low and high tide levels
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4

Where did the space probe New Horizons launched by NASA in 2006 aim to investigate?

A
The black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy
B
Beyond the known galaxies
C
Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
D
Saturn's rings
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5

What did the Festival International du Film become in 2002?

A
Fribourg International Film Festival
B
Festival de Cannes
C
Raindance Film Festival
D
Film France
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6

Cyrus the Great of Persia, for his religious tolerance, power and skill the only non-Jew to be acclaimed as the Messiah, founded the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BCE which stretched how far?

A
Italy in the west to Afghanistan in the east
B
Iraq in the west to Afghanistan in the east
C
Mesopotamia and Egypt in the west to Kazakhstan in the east
D
Asia Minor in the west to the northwestern areas of India in the east
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7

Yukio Hatoyama, who became Prime Minister of Japan in September 2009, announced his resignation on 2 June 2010, citing what as the main reason?

A
The immoral activities of close family members
B
Lying to parliament about the sinking of the South Korean warship "Cheonan"
C
His claiming excessive expenses
D
Breaking his promise to remove a US base from Okinawa
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