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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 March 2017

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1

Maraj├│ is an island at the mouth of which river?

A
Amazon
B
Rio de la Plata
C
Sao Francisco
D
Paraguay
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2

What is the name for the fluid content of the blood?

A
Metabolism
B
Platelets
C
Plasma
D
Ectoplasm
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3

If somebody is going to "tread the boards" what are they likely to do?

A
Dance a disco
B
Build a deck
C
Act in a play
D
Walk overboard from a ship
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4

In which country, which was neutral in World War II, was there a revolution which deposed the monarchy in 1910, then a military coup d'├ętat in 1926, followed by a right-wing dictatorship?

A
Portugal
B
Spain
C
Great Britain
D
China
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5

What has parts to which the terms escapement and tourbillon can apply?

A
Microwave
B
Mill
C
Hot air balloon
D
Clock or watch
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6

Which English explorer and writer founded the first (unsuccessful) colony in Virginia in 1584?

A
Captain Fry Hudson
B
Sir Francis Drake
C
Captain James Cook
D
Sir Walter Raleigh
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7

The USA's National Basketball Association (NBA) banned then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life in 2014 in response to what?

A
He banned Muslim immigrants from his team
B
Chauvinism
C
Sexual assault on a player
D
Racist comments
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