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General Knowledge Quiz for 29 August 2017

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1

What were the Commonwealth Games called from 1930, when the first Games were held, until 1950?

A
British Empire Games
B
Empire Games
C
The Games
D
British Commonwealth Games
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2

What disorder did the hero of the Bourne trilogy of films suffer from?

A
Alzheimer's
B
Parkinson's disease
C
Amnesia
D
Multiple sclerosis
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3

Originally, which was more likely to be called a "scallywag"?

A
A gibbet with woodrot
B
An ancient Egyptian tomb robber
C
A military deserter in England's War of the Roses
D
Undersized or sickly cattle
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4

Who was the Cornish inventor who is famous for building a high pressure non-condensing steam engine for general industrial use in 1797, and in 1801 for building a steam car that carried passengers?

A
George Churchward
B
George Stephenson
C
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
D
Richard Trevithick
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5

What shape are the 6 faces of a cube?

A
Squares
B
Triangles
C
Pentagons
D
Hexagons
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6

Who was the first European to sail a ship round Cape Horn?

A
Ferdinand Magellan
B
Bartholomew Diaz
C
Willem Schouten
D
Abel Tasman
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7

Where is the DariƩn Gap?

A
In Andorra in the Pyrenees
B
In the Andes, on the boundary between Chile and Bolivia
C
In Panama and north Colombia
D
Between the main islands of Tierra del Fuego
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