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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 December 2015

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1

Which of these was the companion of Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days"?

A
Sancho Panza
B
Passepartout
C
Conseil
D
Axel
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2

Which of these birds is known for making a laughing sound?

A
Nightingale
B
Dove
C
Lark
D
Kookaburra
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3

On 29 May 1954, who sent a message to the aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance, saying "Thank you for the original forgery"?

A
Cliff Richard
B
Queen Elizabeth II
C
John Constable
D
John Hancock
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4

In what country is the white wine grape Pinot grigio, a clone of Pinot gris, traditionally grown?

A
Spain
B
France
C
Italy
D
Portugal
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5

The worst three natural disasters in recorded history (excluding disease and famine) in terms of the number of people killed, have occurred in which country?

A
Guatemala
B
China
C
Nicaragua
D
India
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6

What was the name of eleven rulers of the 19th and 20th Egyptian dynasties?

A
Pharos
B
Osiris
C
Tutankhamen
D
Ramesses
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7

On 24 October 1971, with a distance of 2,028 yards (1,854 m), Harry Drake broke the world record for the longest what?

A
Shot put
B
Javelin throw
C
Shot with a longbow
D
Throw of a gumboot
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