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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 September 2016

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Which of these was a Finnish composer, whose best-known compositions include seven symphonies, "Finlandia", "Valse Triste" and the "Karelia Suite", whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity?

A
Henrik Ibsen
B
Gabriel Fauré
C
Georges Bizet
D
Jean Sibelius
Select from the options above.
2

An ancient city in the Colombia's Sierra Nevada, thought to have been founded about 800 CE, is known as what?

A
Machu Picchu
B
La Ciudad Perdida (alternatively Teyuna or Buritaca)
C
Serra da Capivara
D
TĂșcume Pyramids
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3

The 2013 UK television series "Ambassadors" follows the lives of the British embassy employees in which fictional nation?

A
Tazbekistan
B
Lichtenbourg
C
Zimbanyika
D
Pataguela
Select from the options above.
4

Where are the epithelial cells in the body?

A
Lining the cavities and surfaces of blood vessels and organs
B
Supporting, connecting, or separating different types of tissues and organs
C
In nervous tissue
D
In muscle tissue
Select from the options above.
5

What gave rise initially to the introduction of Standard Time?

A
Invention of the telephone
B
Transoceanic exploration
C
Establishment of Greenwich Mean Time
D
Rail travel
Select from the options above.
6

What did the London Agreement 1949 concern?

A
Hong Kong's relationship to the new People's Republic of China
B
A partition plan for Palestine
C
Effects of Burma's independence
D
Newly republican India's continued membership in the Commonwealth of Nations
Select from the options above.
7

The FA cup is contested in Britain for what sport?

A
Soccer
B
Cricket
C
Swimming
D
Tennis
Select from the options above.
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