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General Knowledge Quiz for 9 May 2016

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Who, in the 6th century BCE, was the last king of Lydia, Solon, who made war on Cyrus, King of Persia, and was defeated?

A
Ataturk
B
Pyrrhus
C
Croesus
D
Priam
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2

Which Nobel prize winner in literature died in August 2013?

A
Italian playwright, songwriter and political campaigner Dario Fo
B
UK writer Harold Pinter
C
Irish poet Seamus Heaney
D
South African writer Nadine Gordimer
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3

Where does the Orange River, one of the longest rivers in Africa, meet the sea?

A
Durban, South Africa
B
Mogadishu, Somalia
C
Alexander Bay on the west coast of South Africa
D
Casablanca, Morocco
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4

Which country held the Rugby League World Cup from 1975 to 2000 (for 6 contests)?

A
UK
B
New Zealand
C
Australia
D
France
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5

What computer that began operation in 1954 at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, UK, could make calculations in 20 seconds that, it was said, "would keep 100 girls using calculating machines occupied for 8 hours"?

A
ERNIE
B
TRIDAC
C
Big Blue
D
HAL
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6

Something which is specious can be what?

A
Beautiful
B
Any of these
C
Showy
D
Plausibly deceptive
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7

What kind of music does Simon Cowell's group Il Divo perform?

A
Skiffle
B
Gospel
C
Classical crossover
D
Country
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