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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 November 2016

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1

In speleology, what does phreatic action achieve?

A
Erodes a trench in a cave floor
B
Forms cave passages by dissolving the limestone in all directions
C
Forms stalactites
D
Erodes a well funnel
Select from the options above.
2

"The Four Seasons" was composed for which solo instrument, with orchestra?

A
Clarinet
B
Piano
C
Violin
D
French Horn
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3

Which political organisation was founded by José Antonio Primo de Rivera in 1933, during the Second Spanish Republic?

A
Riviera
B
Nazism
C
Fascism
D
Falange
Select from the options above.
4

In 1782 a Scotsman, David Tyrie, who had been smuggling contraband from France into Great Britain, made a mark on British history, for what?

A
He became the first importer of fine cognac for the King
B
He founded Tyrie’s international design and factory for teak, woven, and metal outdoor furniture
C
He was the last person in Britain to suffer the full penalty for treason, of drawing and quartering
D
He initiated negotiation for the Act of Union to create the United Kingdom, finalised in 1801
Select from the options above.
5

The Californian fly Helaeomyia petrolei is most likely to develop its larvae in which of these habitats?

A
Pohutukawa trees, New Zealand
B
Gobi Desert, China
C
La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles
D
The Dead Sea, Palestine
Select from the options above.
6

The six annual races which make up the World Marathon Majors, first run in 2006, are in the cities of Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago, New York City and which other?

A
Ontario
B
Berlin
C
Johannesburg
D
Sydney
Select from the options above.
7

What are the two forms of parsley that are used as herbs?

A
Long stem & short stem
B
Green leaf & gold leaf
C
Acapulco Gold & Purple Haze
D
Curly leaf & flat leaf
Select from the options above.
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