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General Knowledge Quiz for 16 September 2018

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1

What spirit is traditionally made from maize grain, flavoured with juniper berries?

A
Gin
B
Rum
C
Whisky
D
Vodka
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2

In the 19th century in Europe, cubebs, known as Piper cubeba, tailed pepper, or Java pepper, were thought to be possibly a useful medicine in the treatment of what?

A
Gonorrhoea
B
Smallpox
C
Influenza
D
Cholera
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3

Which city has "areas" called Burdiehouse, Clermiston, Corstorphine, Dumbiedykes, The Grange, Haymarket, Hermiston, Holyrood, Inverleith, Jock's Lodge, Leith, Meadowbank, Murrayfield, Oxgangs, Pilrig, Portobello, Riccarton, Shandon and Tynecastle?

A
Glasgow
B
London
C
Swansea
D
Edinburgh
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4

Which 1952 film, directed by Vittorio de Sica, was about a penniless old man (played by Carlo Battisti) and his dog, Flick?

A
Umberto D
B
The Bicycle Thief
C
Miracle In Milan
D
The Pensioner
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5

Who wrote "The Prince and the Pauper" and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"?

A
Mark Twain
B
Franz Kafka
C
Edgar Allen Poe
D
Robert Louis Stephenson
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6

When was the Heian period in Japan, named after the imperial city at the time (modern Kyoto)?

A
1192-1333 CE
B
270-530 CE
C
794-1185 CE
D
660–98 BCE
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7

Why did the International Olympics Committee ban Russian athletes from competing under the Russian flag at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil?

A
Previous long-term state-sponsored doping of Russian athletes
B
Russia had excluded Muslims from the team
C
The Russian Olympic Committee had not paid its subscription
D
None of the athletes qualified
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