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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 September 2017

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Which province, state or borough in the Americas consists of a peninsula and close to 4,000 islands?

A
Prince Edward
B
Tierra del Fuego
C
Nova Scotia
D
Juneau
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2

What was the fate of "Blanche" in Poulenc's opera "Les Dialogues des Carmelites"?

A
She is strangled by her husband
B
She is stabbed to death by her lover
C
She goes mad and commits suicide
D
She decides to go the guillotine
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3

In a card game, what is "taking a trick"?

A
Sneaking a look at other players' cards
B
Deceiving a player into not playing their winning card
C
Playing the winning card in a round where all players have played their card
D
Doing cartwheels while waiting for a turn to play
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4

According to the Bible, which Moabitess married Boaz in Jerusalem and had two sons, Jesse and David?

A
Mary
B
Naomi
C
Jezebel
D
Ruth
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5

The sun is hot because of the nuclear transformation of hydrogen to which other gas?

A
Nitrogen
B
Oxygen
C
Helium
D
Xenon
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6

The revolver, with a single barrel and a number of chambers for cartridges fired by a one-lock mechanism, was patented in 1835 by whom?

A
Harvey Lee Enfield
B
James Smith
C
Harold Wesson
D
Samuel Colt
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7

When Lieutenant, later Captain, James Cook sailed for the Pacific Ocean in 1768 what had the voyage been commissioned to achieve?

A
Contact with Pacific native peoples
B
Observation of the transit of Venus
C
Finding the hypothetical Terra Australis
D
Bringing back a moai from Easter Island
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