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General Knowledge Quiz for 12 June 2018

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1

In musical notation, what word means "higher in pitch by a semitone"?

A
Sharp
B
Acute
C
Cutting
D
Off
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2

The early works of which American playwright (best known for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") reflect an "Americanisation" of the Theatre of the Absurd, a movement that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco?

A
Neil Simon
B
Sam Shepard
C
Tony Kushner
D
Edward Albee
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3

Which were the countries which were co-equal in number of gold medals won at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea?

A
Norway, Germany and Canada
B
Norway and Germany
C
Canada and the USA
D
Norway, the USA and Canada
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4

Where does Harry Potter have a scar in the shape of a bolt of lightning?

A
On the sole of his left foot
B
On the palm of his right hand
C
On his forehead
D
On his back
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5

Which port city was the capital of the British Mosquito (or Miskito) Coast protectorate, now part of Nicaragua?

A
Somoto
B
Managua
C
Esteli
D
Bluefields
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6

Which of these are single-celled organisms of microscopic dimensions?

A
Diphtheria
B
Bacteria
C
Sumeria
D
Cineraria
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7

Where was the race horse Phar Lap, who was bred in New Zealand and trained in Australia and whose string of successes made him an icon in Depression-laden Australia during his short career, when he died suddenly at the age of 5 and a half in 1932?

A
Cambridge, New Zealand
B
Melbourne, Australia
C
California, USA
D
Newmarket, UK
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