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General Knowledge Quiz for 3 December 2016

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1

What is the name given to a distinguishing device stamped into the substance of a sheet of paper when it is wet?

A
Watermark
B
Embossing
C
Etching
D
Threading
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2

Which Roman emperor, having seen a vision, tolerated Christians, became attached to the faith, and began the union between the Church and the Empire?

A
Pontius Pilate
B
Nero
C
Constantine the Great
D
Julius Caesar
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3

How did the indebted East India Company gain the large amounts of money needed to buy tea from China, hugely popular in Britain in the 19th century?

A
Soliciting the protection of the Chinese Emperor
B
Trading in sugar
C
Imposing a monopoly on opium in Bengal and selling it to be smuggled into China where it was illegal
D
Getting into the arms trade
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4

In chess, how many spaces does the rook move when castling?

A
2
B
2 or 3
C
3
D
The rook is not involved
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5

Where the ancient route known as the Silk Road passed through modern day Uzbekistan which of these cities was in its path?

A
Karakorum
B
Constantinople
C
Samarkand
D
Damascus
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6

Benedict Cumberbatch appears as the eponymous hero, created by Steve Ditko, in what 2016 superhero film?

A
Dr Strange
B
Daredevil
C
Dr Octopus
D
Blade
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7

Which does Cavendish relate to?

A
A town on Prince Edward Island, home to Green Gables (as in L.M. Montgomery's famous book)
B
A type of flavoured tobacco
C
A banana cultivar
D
Any of these
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