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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 January 2016

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1

Which classic poem contains the line "Far from the madding crowd"?

A
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam
B
Hiawatha
C
Elegy in a Country Churchyard
D
Sea Fever
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2

One of Hannibal's most famous achievements was at the outbreak of the Second Punic War, when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy with the intention of attacking Rome. What city was he from?

A
Moscow
B
Edinburgh
C
New York
D
Carthage
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3

The Himalayas are on which continent?

A
Australia
B
Africa
C
South America
D
Asia
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4

In Raymond Chandler's comment in the book Farewell My Lovely "I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was ..." what figure of speech was he using?

A
Anticlimax
B
Assonance
C
Alliteration
D
Anaphora
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5

How did Faisal Shahzad make the news in May 2010?

A
A Jamaican drug lord, the cause of riots in Kingston
B
Pilot of a plane that crashed near Mangalore, India
C
Became King of Saudi Arabia
D
As the "Times Square bomber"
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6

In the human body, the adrenal glands are directly above which organ?

A
Lungs
B
Spleen
C
Heart
D
Kidney
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7

Where were the World Cycling Championships held in 2009?

A
Czechoslovakia
B
Poland
C
England
D
Sweden
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