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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 June 2016

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What is the name of the simplified Roman alphabet-based phonetic system of Chinese script adopted in 1958 at the Fifth Session of the 1st National People's Congress in mainland China?

A
Bopomofo
B
Sin Wenz
C
Hanyu Pinyin
D
Kana
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2

Who became King of England after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field?

A
Richard IV
B
Henry V
C
Charles II
D
Henry VII
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3

What politician or world leader is co-author of the book ‘Judo:  History, Theory, Practice’ (2004)?

A
Golda Meir
B
David Cameron
C
Ban Ki-Moon
D
Vladimir Putin
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4

What effect does an analgaesic have?

A
Wart cure
B
High blood pressure
C
Lubrication
D
Relief from pain
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5

What Scottish patriotic song, used frequently at special occasions and sporting events, was written by a member of the folk group The Corries in 1967?

A
Scotland the Brave
B
Scots Wha Hae
C
A Man's a Man for A' That
D
Flower of Scotland
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6

What body of water is 86 feet (26 meters) below sea level?

A
Lake Huron
B
Mediterranean Sea
C
Lake Baikal
D
Caspian Sea
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7

In 2005 what did Dame Ellen MacArthur's name became known for internationally?

A
Fastest solo non-stop sailing circumnavigating the globe
B
First British woman to win the Transpacific Yacht Race
C
First woman to design the winning yacht in the America's Cup
D
She publicly announced her preventive mastectomy
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