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General Knowledge Quiz for 18 July 2018

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Who was the star of "High Noon", the American 1952 western film directed by Fred Zinnemann that tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself?

A
Jilly Cooper
B
Henry Cooper
C
Alice Cooper
D
Gary Cooper
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2

In medicine, which suffix denotes the surgical removal of something, usually from inside the body?

A
-ectomy
B
-itis
C
-ology
D
-opsy
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3

What right of a defendant was last used in "Ashford v Thornton", an 1818 English legal case that was a private appeal from an acquittal for murder?

A
Trial by combat
B
To remain silent
C
A woman can refuse to testify against her husband
D
To challenge potential jurors
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4

Where is the term "gongoozler" most often used?

A
Roadworks
B
Canals or other narrow waterways
C
Factories
D
Agriculture
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5

In which of these games can the term Grand Slam apply?

A
Hearts
B
Pinochle
C
Chess
D
Contract bridge
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6

The word "Newspeak" was coined in which novel?

A
Nineteen Eighty-Four
B
A Clockwork Orange
C
Brave New World
D
The Time Machine
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7

The islands of Tristan da Cunha are 2,816 kilometres (1,750 miles) from the nearest land. What country is closest to them?

A
Australia
B
Chile
C
Argentina
D
South Africa
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