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General Knowledge Quiz for 10 August 2018

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1

What are the Waldere fragments which are held in the Danish Royal Library at Copenhagen?

A
Pieces of a sword believed to be used by the legendary Walter of Aquitaine
B
Surviving parts of an early Anglo-Saxon epic poem (possibly 8th century )
C
Fragments of the armour of a 7th century king of Aquitaine
D
A missal created for the first Christian ruler of Sweden
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2

The Arapawa Island, Berkshire, British Saddleback, Essex, Hampshire, Jersey Red, Leicoma, Minzhu, Oxford Sandy and Black, Spots and Windsnyer are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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3

The use of "expired" in the sentence "John and his driving licence expired last week" is an example of which figure of speech?

A
Homonymy
B
Elision
C
Zeugma
D
Litotes
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4

The Cultural Revolution was a period of widespread social and political upheaval between 1966 and 1976, resulting in nation-wide chaos and economic disarray in which country?

A
Vietnam
B
Burma
C
Indonesia
D
The People’s Republic of China
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5

Which is one matter for which Anne, Duchess of Brittany, (1477-1514), is remembered?

A
She was twice Queen Consort of France
B
She gave shelter to Mary, Queen of Scots
C
She led armies to defeat Spanish and then Venetian invading forces
D
She ratified the Treaty of Brétigny, to end the first phase of the Hundred Years' War
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6

Sherlock Holmes was proficient in which fictional martial art invented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

A
Baritsu
B
Judate
C
Taekwondo
D
Fujisita
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7

What ocean does the Limpopo River discharge into?

A
Pacific
B
Indian
C
Atlantic
D
Southern
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