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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 February 2016

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1

The cocktail "Black Russian" is created by mixing what spirits?

A
Vodka and kahlua
B
Gin and kahlua
C
Vodka and gin
D
Vodka and rum
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2

A commentator in 1835 in England described two men at their first meeting as, variously, "full of trickery and treachery — he has no ethics" and "as deadly and as poisonous as a rattlesnake with about the same ethics"; what were they doing together?

A
Riding pennyfarthings
B
Debating in Parliament
C
Singing a duet
D
Fighting a bare knuckle boxing match
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3

Who was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952?

A
Albert Schweitzer
B
Albert Einstein
C
J Robert Oppenheimer
D
Woody Allen
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4

Bartholomew Gosnold sailed there from Britain in 1602, very shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, to found a colony, and in 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers on the "Mayflower" came ashore there. What place was it?

A
Plymouth Rock
B
Provincetown Harbour, Cape Cod
C
Jamestown, Virginia
D
Hingham
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5

What is likely to be found in the Pantanal?

A
The giant river otter
B
An international exhibition of ice sculpture
C
The motoring Rally of the 1000 Lakes
D
The ursine colobus
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6

Which of these is a sign of the zodiac?

A
Spider
B
Crab
C
Anaconda
D
Condor
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7

Which of these is a novel by John Wyndham?

A
The Night of the Iguana
B
The Trouble with Tribbles
C
The Day of the Triffids
D
Dog Day Afternoon
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