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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 August 2016

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1

Victoria Falls is on the border between which two countries?

A
Zambia and Zimbabwe
B
Zambia and Namibia
C
Zimbabwe and Botswana
D
Zambia and Mozambique
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2

Which mosquito-borne virus, though known since 1947, caused concern during outbreaks in 2015 and 2016 particularly for its suspected effect on foetuses?

A
Zika
B
Dengue
C
Chikungunya
D
Ebola
Select from the options above.
3

At the Grand National 1967 a major upset halted one of the races causing some of the horses to turn and run the wrong way. What caused the upset?

A
A streaker ran onto the track waving a banner
B
A riderless horse cutting across the front row of the riders
C
Children let off a string of firecrackers on the track
D
An earthquake
Select from the options above.
4

Mansaf, the national dish of Jordan, is made of meat from what animal, cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice?

A
Dog
B
Goat
C
Lamb
D
Calf
Select from the options above.
5

What was the title of Quentin Crisp's autobiography published in 1968?

A
Time Waits For No-one
B
Meals on Wheels
C
Don't worry, Be Happy
D
The Naked Civil Servant
Select from the options above.
6

Who was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement who was assassinated on 4 April 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee?

A
Robert Kennedy
B
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C
James Brown
D
Rosa Parks
Select from the options above.
7

The phrase "beyond the pale" refers to the history of which country?

A
Ireland
B
India
C
Wales
D
South Africa
Select from the options above.
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