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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 March 2016

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What medium had its first test with a recording of Richard Strauss's "Eine Alpensinfonie" by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1981, and its first commercial pressing with "The Visitors" by ABBA a year later?

A
DVD
B
8 track
C
Cassette tape
D
Compact disc
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2

The name of the Doukhobor religious sect means what?

A
Universal brother
B
Christian
C
Spirit wrestler
D
Son of freedom
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3

The actor who plays police sergeant, then manager of the post office and eventually publican, Oscar Blaketon in the UK TV series "Heartbeat" was formerly well-known in which role?

A
Basil Sheppey in "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" (1984-88)
B
Detective Sergeant Albert Chisholm in "Minder" (1979-1994)
C
Den Watts, landlord of The Queen Victoria Public House in "Eastenders" (1985-present)
D
Mr Derek in the children's show, "The Basil Brush Show" (1969-73)
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4

Which castle, when used as a prison for prisoners of war in World War II, was known as Oflag VII C?

A
Colditz
B
Versailles
C
Cassino
D
St Anthony
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5

Which lies farthest west?

A
Madagascar
B
Nigeria
C
Somalia
D
Senegal
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6

The Borg-Warner Trophy is symbolic of victory for what sporting event?

A
The Indianapolis 500 automobile race
B
Wimbledon Men's Singles
C
PGA Golf Tournament, St Andrew's, Scotland
D
Rugby World Cup
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7

What was the surname of English 20th century siblings: Edith, a poetess who led a movement in contemporary poetry, Osbert, the author of poems, satires, novels and essays, and Sacheverell, an author of books on history and travel?

A
Sitwell
B
Sackville-West
C
Bronte
D
Redgrave
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