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General Knowledge Quiz for 21 May 2017

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1

Which of these characters in a play does not appear on stage?

A
"Abigail" in "Abigail's Party" by Mike Leigh
B
"Othello" in "Othello" by William Shakespeare
C
"Mr Sloane" in "Entertaining Mr Sloane" by Joe Orton
D
"Foreskin" in "Foreskin's Lament" by Greg McGee
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2

What is the motto of the Invictus Games?

A
Down But Not Out
B
For Our Warriors
C
Mithras Forever
D
I AM
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3

Which of these is not a perfect number?

A
28
B
6
C
494
D
8,128
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4

Although now a term for an ordinary infantryman, in 1640 a "fusilier" was so called because his weapon was a fusil. What was a fusil?

A
A light flintlock musket
B
A crossbow
C
A halberd
D
A malteser
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5

Bokhara, one of the ancient cites on the Silk Road, is in what present-day country?

A
Turkmenistan
B
Uzbekistan
C
Mongolia
D
China
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6

In a famous speech by Winston Churchill on 4 June 1940 that began "We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans", he went on to say that "we shall fight" in the air, on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields, in the streets, and where else?

A
In our houses
B
In the pubs
C
In the hills
D
In Piccadilly Circus
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7

Which Irish art director and production designer, who worked in America for Edison and Goldwyn film studios, and then for MGM from 1924 to 1956, was one of the original 36 founding members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?

A
Gemma Jackson
B
John Barry
C
Wilfred Buckland
D
Cedric Gibbons
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