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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 November 2016

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The Pax Mongolica which influenced Mongolia, China and a large swathe of Eurasia as far westward as Hungary in the 13th and 14th centuries CE owed its force to what?

A
Treaties by Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky and his dynasty
B
Conquests by Emperor Zhu and the Ming dynasty
C
Trading through the Silk Road
D
Conquests by Genghis Khan and his successors
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2

Where in the eye do cataracts occur?

A
Iris
B
Cornea
C
Retina
D
Lens
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3

The satirical 2014 UK TV series "W1A" is a follow-up to which other series?

A
Twenty Twelve
B
Last Tango in Halifax
C
Downton Abbey
D
Luther
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4

Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654), English botanist, physician and astrologer, is particularly well-known for which publication which was strongly resisted by the relevant authorities at the time but has been in print ever since?

A
Elements
B
Beowulf
C
Jane's Naval Weapon Systems
D
Complete Herbal
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5

Which manufacturer of pens had a large production plant in Birmingham, UK, during the first half of the 20th century?

A
Pelikan
B
Parker
C
Waterman
D
Osmiroid
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6

The building of historical significance known as the Bastille is in which city?

A
London
B
Paris
C
Madrid
D
Rome
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7

What is the name of the water sports that originated in Australia in the early 20th century, that has become popular in New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, and the USA?

A
Underwater hockey
B
Surf lifesaving
C
Diving
D
Swimming relay races
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