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General Knowledge Quiz for 14 September 2017

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Which Damon was an American newspaperman and writer, best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era?

A
Runyan
B
Onion
C
Dungeon
D
Bunion
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2

Which of these is a cape in Greece?

A
Crete
B
Marzipan
C
Matapan
D
Verdi
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3

What are shinai made of?

A
Bamboo
B
Kevlar
C
Wood
D
Polycarbonate
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4

Which of these sports is competed in the World Games?

A
Trampolining
B
Ski orienteering
C
Taekwondo
D
Triathlon
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5

At the beginning of the 7th century CE a member of the Banu Hashim clan of the Arabian Quraysh tribe took the first steps to create a world-changing movement. Who was he?

A
Siddhārtha Gautama who transformed himself into the Buddha
B
The Iranian prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra)
C
Lao-Tze, whose writings form a substantial part of the basis of Taoism
D
Muhammad, prophet and founder of Islam
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6

What is the term for light created by means of heat?

A
Fluorescence
B
Incandescence
C
Ambience
D
Deviance
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7

Which ex-husband and wife shared in long-running British TV series 1981-91 and 1997-2011?

A
John and Joyce Nettles
B
Timothy West and Prunella Scales
C
Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
D
John Cleese and Connie Booth
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