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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 February 2016

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In 2014 at the age of 93 Phyllis Latour Doyle, "Pippa", received the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, (the Legion of Honour, knight class) for activities in occupied France in World War II; where was she born, and where did she grow up?

A
South Africa
B
Kenya
C
England
D
New Zealand
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2

Which of these is not an animal native to Australia?

A
Platypus
B
Koala
C
Capybara
D
Kangaroo
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3

Who commanded No. 11 Group RAF, responsible for the fighter defence of London and southeast England, which took the brunt of the German air attacks in the Battle of Britain?

A
Trafford Leigh-Mallory
B
Keith Park
C
Hugh Dowding
D
Arthur Harris
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4

Which book about a castaway was written by Daniel Defoe?

A
Man of La Mancha
B
Man Friday
C
Robinson Crusoe
D
Mutiny on the Bounty
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5

What does "parsimonious" mean?

A
Loyal to a particular cause
B
Carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother's belly
C
Careful in the use of money or other resources
D
Scrupulously exact
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6

How many players from each team usually make up a rugby union scrum?

A
7
B
6
C
5
D
8
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7

Which of the following South African cities is a port?

A
Bloemfontein
B
Pretoria
C
Durban
D
Johannesburg
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