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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 January 2017

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1

Which province of Ireland comprises the counties of Clare, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford?

A
Ulster
B
Addams
C
Munster
D
Craighy
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2

Who was born in Cowley, Oxfordshire, and in Oxford built and sold bicycles, motorcycles and, in 1912, his first car, the Morris Oxford?

A
Sir Herbert Austin
B
Johnny Morris
C
Lord Nuffield
D
Cardinal Wolsely
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3

Which art form did all of Léo Delibes, Aaron Copland, Ottorino Respighi, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky compose for?

A
Ballet
B
Soul
C
Folk song
D
Funeral marches
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4

On 4 October in 1883 while the Boys' Brigade was having its inaugural meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, what else was also happening?

A
William Gladstone became prime minister in the UK for the second time
B
The Orient Express made its inaugural run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
C
James Garfield was elected President of the USA
D
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly was hanged
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5

Tchoukball, created in Switzerland in the 1970s, combines elements of handball, volleyball and what other sport?

A
Gumboot throwing
B
Water polo
C
Squash
D
Bobsleigh
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6

The publication of which book by Salman Rushdie led to threats on his life by Ayatollah Khomeini?

A
Midnight's Children
B
The Satanic Verses
C
Shame
D
The Jaguar Smile
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7

How many signs of the Zodiac are neither inanimate nor human?

A
11
B
5
C
9
D
7
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