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General Knowledge Quiz for 11 May 2016

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From the 10th to the 14th centuries Scandinavian and, later, Anglo Saxon warriors formed the guard for Byzantine emperors under what name?

A
The Immortals
B
The Imperial Guard
C
Varangian Guard
D
Janissaries
Select from the options above.
2

Following the 1948 Olympics FIFA imposed what ban relating to play in the World Cup?

A
Playing barefoot
B
Wearing of advertising slogans
C
Unsportsmanlike conduct
D
Contesting the referee's decision
Select from the options above.
3

What is one thing which the following cities have in common: New Delhi, Yangon, Caracas, Bengaluru, Darwin, Kolkata, and Tehran?

A
They are all in Asia
B
They are in time zones offset from Universal Time by half an hour
C
The populations of the cities are all over 5 million
D
They are all established in mountain areas
Select from the options above.
4

What is the main mountain range which runs down the east coast of southern Brazil?

A
Serra do Roncador
B
Serra de Escurial
C
Serra do Espinhaço
D
Serra Geral de Goias
Select from the options above.
5

What scale initially related wind conditions to their effects on the sails of a man of war, from "sufficient for steerage" to "which canvas sails couldn't withstand."

A
Carvill Index
B
Richter scale
C
Mercalli scale
D
Beaufort scale
Select from the options above.
6

Neo, Morpheus and the city of Zion feature in what 1999 film?

A
The Sixth Sense
B
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
C
Eyes Wide Shut
D
The Matrix
Select from the options above.
7

Throughout his early years in Indonesia, who was known to his playmates and at school as "Barry Soetoro"?

A
Barack Obama
B
Tony Blair
C
Brian Lara
D
Barry Humphries
Select from the options above.
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