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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 April 2016

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In 1187 AD Jerusalem was captured, for the last time for over 40 years, by which forces?

A
Saladin and the Ayyubid army
B
Atsız and the Seljukid forces
C
The European First Crusade
D
The Fatimid army
Select from the options above.
2

WWE, which is controlled by Vince McMahon, is a publicly-traded, privately-controlled integrated media and sports entertainment company. What does "WWE" stand for?

A
World Wildlife Exercises
B
World Wide Enterprises
C
World Wrestling Entertainment
D
Wrestling World Entrepreneurs
Select from the options above.
3

A philosophy which explores whether everything you can touch/smell/taste/see/hear, i.e. perceive it, really exists except to the extent you perceive it, is one advanced by whom?

A
Dr John Locke FRS (1632 – 1704)
B
René Descartes (1596-1650)
C
Aristotle (384-322 BCE)
D
Bishop of Cloyne (1685 – 1753)
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these is a common saying of Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercules Poirot?

A
"Do you feel lucky, punk?"
B
"Sit. Beg. Walk. Stop."
C
"What a dame"
D
"The little grey cells"
Select from the options above.
5

What is the national park in Wyoming covering 3350 square miles that was opened in 1872?

A
Yosemite National Park
B
Yellowstone National Park
C
Joshua Tree National Park
D
Sequoia National Park
Select from the options above.
6

What is the name for a musical work written for nine instruments?

A
Nonet
B
Nonny nonny
C
Octet
D
Ninuette
Select from the options above.
7

What is the name for the centre of an atom?

A
Solar plexus
B
Nucleus
C
Orbit
D
Transport
Select from the options above.
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