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General Knowledge Quiz for 8 February 2016

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1

The Society for the Prevention of an Unwholesome Diet was a 19th century activist group dedicated to keeping what out of Britain?

A
Cauliflowers
B
Turnips
C
Potatoes
D
Brussels sprouts
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2

A campanile is built to contain what?

A
Budgerigars
B
Bats
C
Treasure
D
Bells
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3

Who made the longest Oscar acceptance speech, at five minutes and 30 seconds, when collecting her Oscar for Best Actress in 1942 for her role as Mrs. Miniver?

A
Greer Garson
B
Jessica Tandy
C
Vivien Leigh
D
Elizabeth Taylor
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4

What device did French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville patent in 1857?

A
Graphophone
B
Biophongraph
C
Phonautograph
D
Phonograph
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5

What is most likely to be seen at the World Freestyle Championships, held in white water venues?

A
Swimmers
B
Kayakers
C
Water polo competitors
D
Rowers
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6

Where are the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg?

A
Austria
B
Lichtenstein
C
Southern Africa
D
Switzerland
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7

Which of these is a novel by Oliver Goldsmith?

A
The Curate from the Baskervilles
B
The Padre from Pittsburgh
C
The Vicar of Wakefield
D
The Priest of the D'Urbervilles
Select from the options above.
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