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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 November 2015

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1

An "americano" is a type of what?

A
Light switch
B
Rifle
C
Spanner
D
Coffee
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2

What organisation was initially behind the first Geneva Convention signed in 1864?

A
The Nightingale Institution
B
International Committee for Relief to the Wounded
C
The World Alliance of YMCAs
D
The Russian government
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3

Which of these is another name for passion fruit, which grows in India, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Peru, California, Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Australia, East Africa, Israel and South Africa?

A
Granadilla
B
Grenadine
C
Grenadier
D
Grenoble
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4

In which country is the town of Passchendaele?

A
Germany
B
France
C
Denmark
D
Belgium
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5

Which of these was the 19th century Czechoslovakian composer who wrote 8 operas, 6 symphonic poems (including "My Country") and a string quartet ("From My Life")?

A
Bedrich Smetana
B
Emil Hlobil
C
Krejcí
D
Frank Zappa
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6

What is the name of 100 novellas by Giovanni Boccaccio, a medieval allegorical work known for its bawdy tales of love from the erotic to the tragic, which were probably written in the 1350s?

A
The Milson Boon
B
The Centurion
C
The Arabian Nights
D
The Decameron
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7

In 1950 what was the stadium, rebuilt on the site of an earlier stadium from 1922 and eventually demolished in 2002, the home of the professional American Football teams the Baltimore Colts and the Baltimore Ravens?

A
Memorial Stadium (Babe Ruth Stadium)
B
Nickerson Field
C
Alumni Stadium
D
Fenway Park
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