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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 October 2018

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World War I was triggered as a full-blown war when the United Kingdom declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914, when Germany invaded which country?

A
Sweden
B
Belgium
C
Switzerland
D
Poland
Select from the options above.
2

Which British musical, based on a TV show and noted for its profanity, irreverent treatment of Judeo-Christian themes and surreal images such as tap-dancing Ku Klux Klan members, ran for 609 performances in London to February 2005 winning 4 Laurence Olivier Awards, and made its New York City debut in January 2008 at Carnegie Hall, starring Harvey Keitel?

A
Sing a long a Seinfeld
B
Jerry Springer: The Opera
C
The Oprah Opera
D
Life with Letterman
Select from the options above.
3

The spacecraft Cassini in the 20-year joint NASA/ESA/ASI mission was crash landed where in September 2017?

A
Mercury
B
Saturn
C
Mars
D
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
Select from the options above.
4

A spaceport known as CSG and used by the European Space Agency (ESA), the French space agency CNES (National Centre for Space Studies) and commercial companies, is built on an area previously famous as a harsh prison system, where?

A
Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
B
Patmos, Greece
C
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, USA
D
Kourou, French Guiana, France
Select from the options above.
5

What headwear is traditionally worn at Harrow, the English public school?

A
Cloth cap
B
Top hat
C
Beret
D
Straw boater
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6

What part does Scheherazade, the wife of the Sultan Shahrayar, play in "The Thousand Nights And One Night" (sometimes known as "The Arabian Nights")?

A
She protects Ali Baba from the forty thieves
B
She tells the stories
C
She provides ships for Sinbad the Sailor
D
She gives Aladdin's mother the magic lamp
Select from the options above.
7

Who was the first person to defeat Muhammad Ali during his professional career?

A
Sonny Liston
B
Joe Frazier
C
George Foreman
D
Mike Tyson
Select from the options above.
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