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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 August 2016

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1

What still-famous child character was first introduced by his author in his 1902 novel "The Little White Bird"?

A
Artful Dodger
B
Adrian Mole
C
Pippi Longstocking
D
Peter Pan
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2

Which Scottish writer wrote "Prester John", "The Thirty Nine Steps" and "Witchwood"?

A
Samuel Butler
B
John Buchan
C
John Dryden
D
Robert Burns
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3

What is one of the distinguishing features of a hoatzin?

A
An extra vertebra in its neck
B
A double taproot
C
An off-set beak
D
A digestive system that ferments vegetation
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4

In Alise-Sainte-Reine, Burgundy, France, the famous French battleground of Alesia is remembered. The battle was 52 BCE and was the last great battle between Julius Caesar of Rome and whom?

A
Vercingétorix
B
Cingétorix
C
Cassivellaunus
D
Cartimandua
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5

Which of these is a professional golfer?

A
Michael Caine
B
Michael Bloomberg
C
Michael Campbell
D
Michael Schumacher
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6

Where are hammers, dampers and keys most likely to be found together?

A
In a mediaeval torture chamber
B
In a piano
C
In a coal range
D
In a plumber's toolkit
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7

The Yakshas, Nagas and later Tamils are some of the early peoples of what modern country?

A
Pakistan
B
Singapore
C
Borneo
D
Sri Lanka
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