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General Knowledge Quiz for 23 September 2016

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1

"Bonanza" is the Spanish word for what?

A
Fine weather
B
Cattle ranch
C
Lottery
D
Chest of gold coins
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2

What device, with a scale of 60 degrees was used in marine navigation for measuring the altitude of a celestial object above the horizon?

A
Quadrant
B
Compass
C
Sextant
D
Theodolite
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3

While the Capital Punishment Amendment Act 1868 in the UK did not put an end to capital punishment it did do what?

A
Made capital punishment a penalty only for third strike offences
B
Ended the penalty of beheading and quartering those executed for treason
C
Established the right to a last cigarette before punishment
D
Ended executions in public
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4

Who is behind the title of R.E.M.’s 1993 hit song “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”

A
Dan Rather
B
Kenny Loggins
C
Tom Brokaw
D
Ken Starr
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5

In which of these places is tundra most likely to be found?

A
The Sahara
B
The Arctic
C
Australia
D
Panama Canal
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6

In the 2009 FA Cup Chelsea v Everton which player received a record 5th winner's medal?

A
Ronaldinho
B
Louis Saha
C
Bobby Charlton
D
Ashley Cole
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7

Which author won "The Best of the Booker", a special prize awarded in commemoration of the Booker Prize's 40th anniversary, for his novel "Midnight's Children"?

A
Margaret Atwood
B
A S Byatt
C
J M Coetzee
D
Salman Rushdie
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