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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 October 2016

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1

Which of these was a famous Hollywood gossip columnist?

A
Olivia de Havilland
B
Hedda Hopper
C
Marjorie Proops
D
Germaine Greer
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2

The biography by Sir Ranulph Fiennes published in 2003 was about which Captain?

A
Blood
B
Cook
C
Scott
D
Bligh
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3

Who commissioned film-maker Leni Riefenstahl to make “Olympia”, the first documentary film on the Olympic Games at the 1936 Berlin Games?

A
The British Equestrian Team
B
The Nazi Party
C
Jesse Owens
D
International Olympic Committee
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4

Which of these countries was officially neutral during both World War I and World War II?

A
Turkey
B
Italy
C
Sweden
D
Australia
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5

What is gossypiboma?

A
The cotton genus
B
Stray forceps after an operation
C
Matter grown round a mass of cotton or sponge left behind in a body cavity after an operation
D
A type of natural or organic yoga clothing
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6

Persia is the former name of which country?

A
Iran
B
Burkina Faso
C
Palestine
D
Myanmar
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7

Where are grackles, or grakles, most usually found?

A
Touring in large groups in the British Isles
B
Flying in the Americas
C
On a horse's nose
D
All of these
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