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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 October 2015

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British artist Sir James Thornhill (1675-1734), history painter and sergeant painter to George I and George II, was related by marriage to which other artist?

A
John Flamsteed
B
William Hogarth
C
Christopher Wren
D
Grinling Gibbons
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2

Which club drug, particularly popular, and fatal, in some areas, was originally developed as an anaesthetic and painkiller and used mainly by veterinary surgeons?

A
MDMA (ecstasy)
B
Rohypnol
C
Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
D
Ketamine
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3

Who, in 1977, was the last British woman to win the singles event at Wimbledon?

A
Virginia Wade
B
Helen Jacobs
C
Helen Moody
D
Billie Jean King
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4

Portuguese rule of which country ended in 1975, with the appointment of Samora Machel as its first president?

A
South Africa
B
Hong Kong
C
Singapore
D
Mozambique
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5

What is the capital of Peru?

A
Lima
B
Runner
C
Haricot
D
Baked
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6

In 2013 actress Angelina Jolie very publicly did what?

A
Refused an Academy award
B
Adopted a child, her first
C
Had a preventive double mastectomy
D
Attended an Academy Award ceremony in torn jeans
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7

In mediaeval years what would the regular occupants of a charterhouse be?

A
Lepers
B
Monks
C
Scribes
D
Men-at-arms
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