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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 April 2016

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Why was the colour pink, instead of the traditional red, officially adopted for the cricket balls used for the inaugural day-night test in Australia in 2015?

A
The pink balls were designed to keep their colour longer and to show up better under lights
B
They had a better swing
C
The manufacturers of the pink ball gave large sponsorship to the ICC
D
The traditional red dye was unavailable
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2

March Bread is made or flavoured primarily by what?

A
Chocolate
B
Curd cheese
C
Allspice and wheat flour
D
Almonds
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3

Which 17th century composer wrote the opera "L'Orfeo"?

A
Hugo Montenegro
B
Claudio Monteverdi
C
Christian Montecassino
D
Christopher Montague
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4

Which is the closest to an alternative name for a cyclone?

A
Hurricane
B
Cyclamen
C
Spinning Jenny
D
Lightning
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5

Which of these is NOT a virus or disease carried by mosquitoes?

A
Malaria
B
Dengue fever
C
Sleeping sickness
D
Zika
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6

Who ordered the execution of Catherine Howard in 1542?

A
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
B
Elizabeth I
C
Sir Robert Walpole
D
Henry VIII
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7

The film "Revenant" (2015) was inspired by the experiences of what frontiersman?

A
John C. "Grizzly" Adams
B
Daniel Boone
C
Hugh Glass
D
Meriwether Lewis
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