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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 October 2016

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1

Which 19th century German composer, who wrote piano music, songs, a piano quintet, a piano concerto and 4 symphonies, attempted suicide in 1854 by throwing himself into the Rhine?

A
Burt Bacharach
B
William Schuman
C
Marvin Hamlisch
D
Robert Schumann
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2

Which of these is the highest poker hand?

A
Two pair
B
Three of a kind
C
Pair
D
Full house
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3

The Bougainville Conflict, a ceasefire to which was negotiated by New Zealand in 1997, was a conflict between Bougainville's indigenous people and which other forces?

A
New Zealand Army
B
Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and Constabulary
C
Australian Army
D
Malaysian Army
Select from the options above.
4

What was Gregorian chant or plainchant developed for?

A
12th century love songs
B
The music of Arvo Pärt
C
Use in the mediaeval Christian Latin liturgy
D
Communication in the Italian alps
Select from the options above.
5

The shape of which island nation could be described as a spear point, or a teardrop?

A
Borneo
B
Madagascar
C
Corsica
D
Sri Lanka
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6

Martin Scorsese's 2016 film "Silence" is based on a true story and a novel written by what 1966 prize-winning author?

A
Trivium
B
Shūsaku Endō
C
Bridget Stutchbury
D
Thomas Harris
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7

Dreams are most likely to happen during which stage of sleep?

A
Deep sleep
B
Rapid eye movement (REM)
C
Delta wave
D
Theta wave
Select from the options above.
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