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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 September 2017

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1

What powered the first known automobile on British roads?

A
Petrol
B
Steam
C
Diesel
D
Electricity
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2

What term is used to describe Western European architectural style for the period from the late 10th to the 12th century which was identifiably Medieval and prefigured the Gothic, yet maintained the rounded Roman arch?

A
Pre-roman
B
Romanesque
C
Rococo
D
Doric
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3

Which of these people had victories in battle at Marston Moor, Naseby, Preston, Dunbar and Worcester?

A
Winston Churchill
B
Oliver Cromwell
C
Joan of Arc
D
King Arthur
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4

What happened on 9 October 1870 in Italy following a plebiscite?

A
Rome and Latium were annexed, the final step in establishing a unified Kingdom of Italy
B
The first coin was thrown into the Trevi fountain
C
The mainland of Italy was formally nick-named "the Boot"
D
Celebration of Christmas was established at 12 days long
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5

Where is the Walvis Ridge?

A
The Apennine Mountains
B
The southern Atlantic Ocean floor
C
Off the west coast of Ireland
D
Under the jawbone
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6

What is a pismire, or pishmire?

A
An ant
B
The base of a long-drop latrine
C
A spurt of methane gas given off by boggy ground
D
A colloquial name for a durian fruit
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7

Which logic puzzle, described by the Crossword Editor of The New York Times as being the creation of Canadian Jacob E. Funk first published in 1950 , was later revised and rebranded by Nikoli of Japan?

A
Slitherlink
B
Kenken
C
Sudoku
D
Kakuro
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