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General Knowledge Quiz for 31 August 2018

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1

Where is the world's lowest area of land, i.e. the land which lies at the deepest "elevation" below sea level?

A
Ethiopia
B
Egypt
C
Israel
D
Argentina
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2

What function do palps, or pedipalps, serve for spiders?

A
Jumping
B
Injecting poison into prey
C
Holding prey
D
Secondary sexual organs
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3

Which US president was known as "Tricky Dicky"?

A
Johnson
B
Cheney
C
Kennedy
D
Nixon
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4

The screenplay for which 2000 film, set against the UK miners' strike in County Durham in 1984 & 1985, was inspired in part by A. J. Cronin's novel "The Stars Look Down"?

A
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
B
Billy Elliot
C
Starlight Hotel
D
Jerry Maguire
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5

In the game of piquet what does the optional declaration of "carte blanche" mean?

A
The declarer has no court cards in their hand
B
The declarer withdraws from playing the round
C
The declarer wishes to discard their hand and draw a completely new hand from the pack
D
A card accidentally exposed during the deal will not be played
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6

In 1858 the Mughal Emperor in India was defeated in battle, and deposed by whom or what?

A
Persia
B
Great Britain
C
The British East India Company
D
Afghanistan
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7

What is a name for the written version of a glottal stop?

A
Glottal expletive
B
Dieresis
C
Umlaut
D
Okina
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