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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 June 2016

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1

Which of these is a portmanteau word?

A
Motel
B
Verandah
C
Window
D
Psychology
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2

Which 19th century French novelist wrote books about "The Three Musketeers"?

A
Marquis de Sade
B
Alexandre Dumas
C
René Goscinny
D
Albert Camus
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3

What was the name of an iron case containing gunpowder that was used to destroy a gate or palisade?

A
Petard
B
Iron Maiden
C
Catapult
D
Bazooka
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4

Which country ended the USA's 132 year hold on the America's Cup?

A
Switzerland
B
New Zealand
C
Australia
D
Spain
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5

During his visit in May 2009, the Pope was urged to complain about the state of what landmark between Israel and Jordan?

A
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
B
The Wailing Wall
C
Temple Mount
D
River Jordan
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6

The song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" was famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in which 1953 film?

A
The Carpetbaggers
B
Stagecoach
C
Viva Las Vegas
D
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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7

The virus myxomatosis has been deliberately introduced into agricultural areas to achieve what?

A
Elimination of didymo in waterways
B
Control of the fungus ergot in rye
C
Slaughter of the local rabbit population
D
Control of earthworm-eating rodents
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