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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 September 2017

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1

The "pre-Raphaelite movement" was about what?

A
Painting
B
Separation of church and state
C
Freedom of worship
D
The right to full representation in parliament
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2

Who was exiled to Siberia three times, was active in the plot that overthrew Kerensky in 1917, and became Secretary of the Russian Communist Party?

A
Marx
B
Trotsky
C
Stalin
D
Lenin
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3

Which of these is a type of melon?

A
Piccolo
B
Canterbury
C
Cantaloupe
D
Francois
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4

What does the "V" in "V8 Supercars" refer to?

A
The configuration of the cylinders in the engine
B
Valve
C
Vavasseur
D
Fifth
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5

Maputo is the capital of which country?

A
Swaziland
B
Lesotho
C
Mozambique
D
Namibia
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6

The Messel Pit was bought by the state of Hesse, Germany, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 as being the single best site for plant and animal fossils from which period?

A
Cyclic glaciations including the most recent glacial period
B
Immediately before the dinosaur extinction
C
When early amniotes diversified into groups of mammals, turtles, lepidosaurs, and archosaurs
D
When the first modern mammals emerged
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7

To foil something, in the sense of stopping or frustrating it, comes from an old French word and in turn from a Latin word denoting what activity?

A
Fencing with weapons
B
Fulling, i.e. tramping to scour and thicken woollen cloth
C
Hunting
D
Gilding
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