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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 August 2016

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1

What fate made Spencer Perceval unique among British Prime Ministers?

A
He was deported
B
The King removed him from office
C
He was assassinated
D
He was beheaded for treason
Select from the options above.
2

For administrative purposes, Turkey is divided into 81 provinces, formerly termed vilayet, which are now called … what?

A
Departments
B
States
C
Iller
D
Cantons
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3

When were fingerprints first accepted as evidence in an English court of law?

A
1860
B
1956
C
1818
D
1901
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4

Which actor, at the request of his son and wife, was buried when he died in 1956 wrapped in the costume of his famous film role, Dracula's cloak?

A
Richard Burton
B
Christopher Plummer
C
Bela Lugosi
D
David Bowie
Select from the options above.
5

In 2008, the game of Cluedo was updated as “Cluedo Reinvention" with some new weapons. Which one of these was in the original game?

A
Axe
B
Bat
C
Lead pipe
D
Trophy
Select from the options above.
6

According to legend, what did Alexander the Great cut with his sword after an oracle said that the person who released it would be master of Asia?

A
Gordian knot
B
The neck of the Minotaur, removing its head
C
The string around Pandora's box
D
The leash holding the Gorgon
Select from the options above.
7

For his contribution to the development of what area of transport is US inventor and engineer Robert Fulton known?

A
Control systems for aeroplanes
B
Navigation systems for cars
C
Gyroscopic compass for ships
D
Steam power for ships
Select from the options above.
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