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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 July 2016

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What is the name given to the recurrent period of 28 years, whereby the days of the week recur on the same days of the month in any corresponding year?

A
Semi cycle
B
Cosmic year
C
Solar cycle
D
Gregorian cycle
Select from the options above.
2

Which of these is a 1949 "film noir" starring Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace & Marc Lawrence, with cameo appearances by Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, John Garfield, Burgess Meredith & Everett Sloane?

A
Patchwork
B
Electric drill
C
Jigsaw
D
Screwdriver
Select from the options above.
3

"The Rachel Papers" was the first novel by which author?

A
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
B
Martin Amis
C
Jennifer Aniston
D
Ernest Hemingway
Select from the options above.
4

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy lead the world rankings in early 2016 in what sport?

A
Tennis
B
Swimming
C
Single sculls
D
Golf
Select from the options above.
5

From 1922 to 1937, what name was given to the area of Ireland that was more independent than the rest of the island ?

A
The Irish republic
B
The Irish Free State
C
The Republic Of Ireland
D
Ireland
Select from the options above.
6

Where would tailings normally be found?

A
After lambs have been docked
B
In a tailor's cutting room
C
Associated with a mine
D
In a sculptor's studio
Select from the options above.
7

Where is Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, situated?

A
In the Planalto Central highlands, at 1,172 m (3,845 ft) height
B
At the mouth of the Tocantins River, on Brazil's northern coast
C
At the north-eastern edge of the Pantanal wetlands
D
On the Parana River delta
Select from the options above.
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