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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 November 2015

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1

On 1 May 1707, who became the first sovereign of the "Kingdom of Great Britain"?

A
King Henry VII
B
King Charles II
C
Queen Anne
D
George III
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2

What is an anodyne?

A
A medical condition affecting the heart
B
An event that occurs every 12 months
C
A drug used to relieve pain
D
Part of a battery
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3

What is the name for a small single-headed drum, in the rim of which are fitted pairs of small circular metal plates, called "jingles"?

A
Tuba
B
Maracas
C
Timpani
D
Tambourine
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4

The Hindu Kush separates Central Asia from where?

A
South Asia
B
Europe
C
The Arctic
D
The Pacific Ocean
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5

Torvill and Dean are famous in which winter activity?

A
Ski jump
B
Ice hockey
C
Curling
D
Figure skating
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6

Which Italian poet and librettist was known under the name of Metastasio?

A
Niccolò Porpora
B
Christoph Willibald Gluck
C
Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi
D
Matteo Capranica
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7

Which government banned the Ainu language in 1869?

A
Alexander II's government in Russia
B
The Fox government in New Zealand
C
The Folketing in Denmark
D
The Meiji government in Japan
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