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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 January 2016

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1

In music, what does the term "Allegro" mean?

A
Moderately slow
B
At a slow pace
C
At a quick pace
D
Moderately quickly
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2

A small sandbar island emerged in the Bay of Bengal in the aftermath of the Bhola cyclone in 1970, but in 2010 it was discovered it had been completely submerged by rising water levels. Which 2 countries had claimed sovereignty?

A
Myanmar & India
B
India & Sri Lanka
C
Thailand & Sri Lanka
D
India and Bangladesh
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3

What is the unofficial name for the 'crisis' that arose after the resignation of Lord Melbourne in 1838, when Robert Peel was offered the opportunity of forming a government but resigned as Prime Minister, resulting in the return of Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister until the 1841 General Election?

A
The Peel Depression
B
The Bobby Dazzler
C
The Melbourne Corn Exchange
D
The Bedchamber Crisis
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4

Why did Philae become especially well-known in December 2014?

A
It was the first probe landed by humans on a comet
B
It was the first comet which humans landed a probe on
C
It was a newly discovered moon orbiting the Earth
D
Underwater archaeological site on an Egyptian island reveals new temple
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5

Who is the lawyer in Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations"?

A
Woody
B
Richards
C
Jaggers
D
Watts
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6

What is the maximum number of individual players for Ludo?

A
6
B
4
C
10
D
2
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7

Two famous people with the homophone (same sound, different spelling) of boil and what as a name had a common interest in which area?

A
Scientific innovation
B
Cooking
C
Genealogy
D
Stamp collecting
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