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General Knowledge Quiz for 5 July 2016

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1

Sir John Tenniel whose illustrations became synonomous with Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was also a graphic humourist and political cartoonist for 50 years for which publication?

A
Punch
B
Fun
C
Private Eye
D
Mad
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2

Who created the character of Allan Quatermain?

A
Edgar Rice Burroughs
B
H Rider Haggard
C
Robert Louis Stevenson
D
J M Barrie
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3

In Australia, what is used to stuff a "carpetbag steak"?

A
Oysters
B
Potatoes
C
Chillis
D
Mixed vegetables
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4

Which tree native to Mexico, South America and Central America, part of a family of flowering plants, produces a fruit (technically a large berry) that contains a pit which may be egg-shaped or spherical?

A
Avocado
B
Chinese Gooseberry (or Kiwi)
C
Pear
D
Banana
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5

What caused it to snow in New England at least once every month during 1816?

A
An asteroid breaking up over Canada
B
Global cooling
C
The opening of the first Westinghouse factory in North America
D
The eruption of Tambora
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6

In baseball, what is the name of the position where the pitcher stands to throw the ball to a batter of the opposing team?

A
Home base
B
Footplate
C
Mound
D
Jack
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7

With which country does Russia have its shortest international border?

A
North Korea
B
Ukraine
C
Estonia
D
Latvia
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