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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 July 2016

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1

Vercingétorix is celebrated as having united which peoples to oppose the conquests by Roman forces led by Julius Caesar?

A
Lusitanians
B
Teutons
C
Carthaginians
D
Gauls
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2

Who created the sculptures “Single Form”, in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, at the United Nations building in New York City, and "Construction (Crucifixion): Homage to Mondrian" in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral?

A
Sir Jacob Epstein
B
Henry Moore
C
Dame Barbara Hepworth
D
David Smith
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3

What purpose does the inguinal canal serve in the human body?

A
Conveys the spermatic cord in men, and in women the round ligament of uterus
B
Carries the cilia which enable balance
C
Links the small and large intestines
D
Carries the root of a tooth
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4

Which two land masses does Palk Strait separate?

A
India and Sri Lanka
B
The North and South Islands of New Zealand
C
Mainland South America and Tierra del Fuego
D
The Isle of Wight and mainland UK
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5

What phrase refers to a person who is revealed to be different from what they had previously appeared?

A
Silver lining
B
Dark horse
C
Red herring
D
Shadowfax
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6

Who among these was not nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2015 in either the British BAFTAs and American Oscars?

A
Bradley Cooper – "American Sniper"
B
Jake Gyllenhaal – "Nightcrawler "
C
Timothy Spall - "Mr Turner"
D
Steve Carrell – "Foxcatcher"
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7

Why was Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian disqualified by the IOC from his medal for the men's 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2008 Olympics?

A
He had kicked a referee in the face
B
He was found to have used the banned substance propranolol
C
He threw his medal on the floor at the medal ceremony
D
He was found to be overweight
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