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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 October 2018

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What are Taklimakan, Badain Jaran, Gurbantunggut, Shapotou (or Shatuotou) and Tengger?

A
Deserts in China
B
Nomadic tribes in the Sahel
C
Lakes in northern Russia
D
Official languages in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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2

In cricket, what term is used to describe the situation when a batsman is "out" from the first ball they face?

A
Bronze duck
B
Royal duck
C
Diamond duck
D
Golden duck
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3

Which of these is another word for the thumb?

A
Thorax
B
Caster
C
Pollex
D
Hallux
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4

When was the first public passenger train run in India?

A
1949
B
1928
C
1853
D
1832
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5

According to the tagline for a film musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, what "is the word"?

A
Disco
B
Hair
C
Grease
D
Cheerleading
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6

He brought back plants from Europe, the Arctic, the Levant, sailed to fight pirates, and amassed trophies of natural history, art and ethnography in "the Ark" in London which then opened as Great Britain’s first public museum. Who was he?

A
Capability Brown
B
John Tradescant, the Elder
C
John Evelyn
D
Thomas Fairchild
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7

Which military bugle call is traditionally played to get soldiers out of bed?

A
First Call
B
Reveille
C
Attention
D
The Rouse
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