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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 February 2016

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1

Why is the city of Williamsburg, the capital of Virginia, so named?

A
After King William III of England
B
After William the Conqueror
C
After William Pitt, Prime Minister of England
D
After a character created by Richmal Crompton
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2

What is one of the things which differentiate Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador from Chile?

A
Their territories straddle the Andes
B
The Atacama Desert plateau lies along their shores
C
They lie north of the equator
D
Their flags incorporate a gold stripe
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3

Which card game involves 2 teams of 2 players aiming to reach 7 points, with each trick taken above 6 counting as 1 point, using 52 cards, all dealt except the last, which is turned up as trumps?

A
Poker
B
Five Hundred
C
Whist
D
Blackjack
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4

Ananas is the French word for which of these?

A
Pineapple
B
Banana
C
Anarchy
D
Anatomy
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5

What is a common feature of komodo dragons, aphids, and whiptail lizards?

A
They are indigenous to Indonesia
B
Live birth
C
They can survive for several months without water
D
The ability to reproduce asexually
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6

Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss's publisher, wagered $50 that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty different words. Seuss won by writing which book?

A
Green Eggs and Ham
B
The Cat in the Hat
C
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
D
Happy Birthday to You!
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7

The Roman Coliseum was built under the direction of which Emperor?

A
Nero
B
Vespasian
C
Julius Caesar
D
Trajan
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