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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 October 2015

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1

Which of these countries had not, in 2012, yet permanently abolished the death penalty?

A
Canada
B
Gabon
C
Israel
D
Venezuela
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2

What was the nickname of the defending champion in the 2014 World Snooker Championship?

A
The Rocket
B
The Jester from Leicester
C
Interesting
D
On-Fire
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3

What are carpels?

A
Bones in the wrist
B
Leaf like, seed-bearing structures in the innermost part of a flower
C
Foot bones
D
Lobed flower petals
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4

What international humanitarian institution was founded in Switzerland in 1863?

A
White Feather
B
Blue Rose
C
Red Cross
D
Green Shamrock
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5

He is a playwright, screenwriter, film director and essayist with a Pulitzer Prize (1984) and Tony and Oscar award nominations; he is married to singer-songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon; what is his name?

A
Arthur Miller
B
David Mamet
C
Alan Ayckbourn
D
Alan Bennett
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6

A TV series first screened in 2014 deals with stunts which fall foul of physics, biology or engineering, and is called what?

A
The Science of Being
B
Mythbusters
C
Science of Stupid
D
Bang Goes the Theory
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7

The name of which capital city, previously known as Wirye-seong, Hanju, Namgyeong, Hanseong, Hanyang and Gyeongseong, originated from the local word meaning "capital city"?

A
Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City)
B
Pyongyang
C
Hanoi
D
Seoul
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