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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 January 2018

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1

Whose epitaph by Johnson in Westminster Abbey reads in part "Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit" ("He touched nothing without adding a lustre to it"?

A
George Eliot
B
Christopher Marlowe
C
William Shakespeare
D
Oliver Goldsmith
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2

Which of these is a type of bird?

A
Coddling
B
Kipling
C
Fiddling
D
Starling
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3

Which of these connects the cities of Accra, Bordeaux, Lleida, London and Valencia?

A
They were birthplaces of ground-breaking explorers of the 18th century
B
At various times they have been ruled by Muslim dynasties
C
They lie on or very near the prime meridian
D
English is one of their official languages
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4

How does Basque pelota differ from Valencian pilota?

A
The ball is played bare-handed
B
The ball is played against a wall
C
The game is played in the open
D
The ball is oval.
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5

To introduce a pear flavour into a dish or drink which is best to use?

A
Mead
B
Calvados
C
Scrumpy
D
Perry
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6

Who was the head of the Vichy Government at the end of World War II?

A
Michel Le Grand
B
Charles de Gaulle
C
Cyrano de Bergerac
D
Henri Philippe P├ętain
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7

Which 2008 three act musical comedy-drama miniseries, produced exclusively for internet distribution, won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form?

A
WALL-E
B
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
C
The Constant
D
The Graveyard Book
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