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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 August 2016

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1

What is a device that allows electric current to pass through it in one direction only, used for converting AC to DC?

A
Voltmeter
B
Rectifier
C
Rheostat
D
Accumulator
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2

Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto featured in which 1945 film directed by David Lean?

A
Casablanca
B
Vertigo
C
Tom Brown's Schooldays
D
Brief Encounter
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3

Which of these African cities is the most northerly?

A
Addis Abbaba
B
Alexandria
C
Nairobi
D
Khartoum
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4

How did Boudica (also spelled Boudicca or Boadicea), Queen of the Iceni, die in 63 AD?

A
She poisoned herself
B
An arrow through her right eye
C
Pushed off the Cliffs of Dover
D
Dragged behind a horse
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5

Alice B. Toklas, who wrote a cook book which has not been out of print since it was first published in 1954 (the most famous recipe in it is "Hashish Fudge") was the life-partner of what American author?

A
Edgar Allan Poe
B
Ernest Hemingway
C
Gertrude Stein
D
Alan Ginsberg
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6

In what board game do players compete to acquire wealth through buying, renting, and trading properties, with the object of bankrupting the other players?

A
Trivial Pursuit
B
Monopoly
C
Scrabble
D
Cluedo
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7

The French word for "melted" gives the name to what dish?

A
Crepes
B
Fondue
C
Escargots
D
Quiche
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