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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 July 2016

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Which of the discoveries made by the 17th and 18th century British navigator and explorer William Dampier was of particular help to Captain James Cook and Horatio Nelson?

A
Notes on the fauna and flora of north-western Australia
B
The first data on currents, winds and tides across all the world’s oceans
C
Observations and analysis of natural history
D
Observations on the east coast of New Holland
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2

Which of these is an evergreen shrub with leathery lance-shaped leaves?

A
Holly
B
Laurel
C
Aspidistra
D
Foxglove
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3

The works Gil Blas, Till Eulenspiegel, The Tin Drum, Lazarillo de Tormes, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn all share a similar characteristic, which is that they are ...?

A
Picaresque
B
Plot-driven
C
Youth literature
D
Religious
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4

Anousheh Ansari is the first Iranian, and the first Iranian woman, to do what?

A
Win a Nobel Peace Prize
B
Win a professional car race
C
Travel in space
D
Top US$10 b p.a. in philanthropic donations
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5

Which is the most densely populated region in the world?

A
Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
B
Monaco
C
Singapore
D
Macau, People's Republic of China
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6

What is the name in England for the mystery crime fiction board game devised by Anthony E. Pratt and originally published in 1949?

A
The Ngaio Marsh Game
B
La Rue Morgue
C
Cluedo
D
P D Games
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7

What could best describe misleading someone over a length of time?

A
Stringing someone along
B
Diddling the dupe
C
Playing the fool
D
Entrapping
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