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General Knowledge Quiz for 26 October 2015

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In 1497 one of the world's best known explorers rounded Cape Agulhas. Who was he, and what was he looking for?

A
Christopher Columbus from Genoa, a sea route to south and east Asia
B
Marco Polo from Venice, a sea route to China
C
Ferdinand Magellan from Portugal, route for the first circumnavigation of the Earth
D
Vasco da Gama from Portugal, sea route from Europe to India
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2

In the history of thought concerning natural rights, who said "we are born for Justice, and that right is based, not upon opinions, but upon Nature"?

A
Cicero (106-43 BCE)
B
Homer (9th century BCE)
C
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
D
John Locke (1632-1704)
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3

What animals travel in groups led by the "Old Man" or "Boomer"?

A
Kangaroos
B
Gnus
C
Lemmings
D
Frogs
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4

In the English version of the "Astérix" books, the character of Fulliautomatix has what occupation?

A
Wizard
B
Blacksmith
C
Ironmonger
D
Minstrel
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5

Frederick III of Swabia, then elected king of Germany in 1152 CE and subsequently establishing a widespread empire over much of Europe, was popularly known as what?

A
Barbarossa
B
Justinian
C
Charlemagne
D
Lionheart
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6

Which of these is an ingredient of marzipan?

A
Peanuts
B
Lime juice
C
Almonds
D
Carrots
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7

What is Bundesliga?

A
An Austrian sweet pumpkin pie
B
A professional association football league in Germany
C
Germany's shores on the North Sea
D
The main cathedral in Köln (Cologne)
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